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2014-04-01 20:21:46

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Concord Coalition today welcomed the budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan but expressed concern that it does not represent a realistic blueprint for making progress on a fiscal sustainability plan. "It is the statutory duty of the House and Senate Budget Committees to produce a budget," said Robert L. Bixby, Concord's executive director. "Chairman Ryan thus deserves credit for following 'regular...

2014-04-01 08:30:28

NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearHealth Strategies (ClearHealth), a leading provider of cost containment solutions to the health insurance, workers compensation, and other related industries, with an emerging focus on Medicare-based pricing initiatives, announced today that Brian Wroblewski has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Wroblewski comes to ClearHealth with nearly two decades of health insurance, network management, and...

2014-04-01 08:29:22

195% Growth in Healthcare Services Quarterly Revenue and Enrollment Year over Year LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Catasys, Inc. (OTCBB: CATS), provider of proprietary health management services to health insurers and employers, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013. Highlights: -- CEO Terren Peizer's total investment in Catasys now exceeds $10 million -- 195% increase in fourth quarter enrollment (based on same number of...

2014-03-31 23:38:47

A new white paper from national healthcare consulting firm PYA details the opportunities presented by and requirements for Medicare reimbursement for chronic care management beginning in 2015. In just 10 months, Medicare will begin paying a monthly fee to physicians who provide non-face-to-face care management services for beneficiaries with chronic conditions. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 PYA released a white paper on the opportunities presented by and requirements for Medicare...

2014-03-31 23:28:21

The health insurance exchange IT market shows a double-digit growth rate due to the PPACA reforms, federal funding, trend toward defined contribution model, and drive to reduce healthcare costs and make healthcare affordable; http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/health-insurance-exchange-it-market-218455940.html. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 This report studies the "Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) IT Market by Type (Public, & Private Exchanges), Phase (Implementation, QA,...

2014-03-31 23:22:53

Southampton A.C.O. recently announced the beginning of the selection process for an electronic medical records company. Ideally, the electronic medical records company will be able to synthesize different types of software now used by independent physicians to make the A.C.O. communication seamless. Southampton, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 The Affordable Care Act allows the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services to form partnerships with doctors in order to change unsustainable medical...

2014-03-31 23:22:51

Southampton A.C.O is now in the process of selecting key individuals to be the Director of Data/IT for the organization. The director will oversee the handling of electronic medical records as well as data collection and reporting. Southampton, N.Y. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Southampton A.C.O. recently announced the opening for the organization’s Director of Data Analysis/IT. The position is responsible for the handling of electronic medical records as well as data collection and...

2014-03-31 20:22:44

Ophthalmologists warn that Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 threatens permanent repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ophthalmologists are voicing their anger with Congress' recent passage of H.R. 4302, the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, legislation that only temporarily halts the impending 24 percent cut to Medicare physician pay until April 1, 2015. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world's...

2014-03-31 20:22:41

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) - a not-for-profit association representing the nation's leading national and regional clinical laboratories on key federal and state government reimbursement and regulatory policies - voiced support for provisions in the SGR extension legislation passed by the U.S. Senate today that reform the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) by providing a more rational process for...

2014-03-31 16:24:34

Kaiser Permanente physicians consistently rank among the region's elite physicians ROCKVILLE, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With affordability and quality top of mind when it comes to making healthcare decisions, consumers should also consider health plans with physicians that consistently rank among the area's elite doctors. In its March 2014 issue, The Washingtonian Magazine recognized fifty-nine Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians as "Top Doctors."...