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2014-08-05 11:57:59

Physicians for a National Health Program Nationwide study finds for-profit agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, yet their quality of care is worse For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today [Monday, Aug. 4] in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Overall cost per patient was $1,215 higher at for-profits, with operating costs accounting for $752 of the...

2014-08-05 08:36:12

By establishing a Master Patient Index (MPI) and longitudinal patient record for over 750,000 Medicaid/CHIP beneficiaries, Mississippi improves patient safety and care EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics today announced that the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (Mississippi DOM) launched a clinical data repository, provider portal and Medicaid Master Patient Index (MPI). Leveraging MedeAnalytics' robust analytics platform and Medicaid Management solution,...

2014-08-05 08:32:26

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS), the leading managed care company in Puerto Rico, today announced consolidated revenues of $590.7 million and consolidated operating income of $34.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Net income was $27.4 million, or $1.01 per diluted share. Quarterly Consolidated Highlights -- Total consolidated operating revenues were $586.2 million; -- Consolidated operating income was...

2014-08-01 12:26:44

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost Family, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFAM), a leading regional provider of home health nursing and personal care services, announced today that it will report financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, publishing an earnings release before the market opens. About Almost Family, Inc. Almost Family, Inc., founded in 1976, is a leading regional provider of home health nursing services, with branch...

2014-07-31 23:17:14

A key driver of variation in payments for heart attack care is the transfer from one acute care hospital to another for angioplasty, according to a new study published by DataGen, a national healthcare data and analytics company. Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The study, The Truth Behind Variation in Episode Payments, explores variation in Medicare episode of care payments for four clinical areas—congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), pneumonia, and major joint...

2014-07-31 20:23:09

2015 Part D Premiums Show Competition, Home Delivery, Choice Deliver Satisfaction and Savings WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to data released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the 2015 average monthly Medicare Part D premium is expected to remain stable at $32, a figure far lower than was originally projected, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said. "The popular Part D program continues to be a bright spot...

2014-07-31 16:27:41

Strong Enrollment for 2014 Prompts Balanced Risk Pool and Competition Between Health Plans; Average Statewide Rate Increase Kept to 4.2 Percent SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The vast majority of Covered California consumers will see low increases in their health insurance premiums for 2015, and many consumers will see no increase or even a decrease. The statewide weighted average* came in at 4.2 percent, with some plans offering weighted average rates that are 8.5 percent...

2014-07-31 12:29:28

Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare supports targeted program integrity reforms in place of across-the-board Medicare cuts or increased patient costs WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare -- a coalition of home health providers dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors -- today commended the Centers for Medicare &...

2014-07-30 12:30:38

Keeping IDentities Safe comments on GAO investigation WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Undercover testing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) enrollment by an independent government agency exposed serious vulnerabilities to identity fraud. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified on Capitol Hill that its investigation revealed virtually no obstacles to the use of counterfeit identification documents for application enrollment....

2014-07-30 00:21:01

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MEDICARE ANNIVERSARY Profile America -- Wednesday, July 30th. The national government's broad involvement in individual health insurance goes back to this date in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid. The legislation was...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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