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2012-02-20 10:00:00

In an exclusive interview with Inside Health Insurance Exchanges, the former director of HHS's office of Health Insurance Exchanges offers his perspective on the hurdles and opportunities exchanges will create for health plans and states, as well as his thoughts on how state-based exchanges will alter the health insurance landscape. (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 The February issue of Inside Health Insurance Exchanges, a new newsletter from AIS, includes the first in-depth interview with Joel...

2011-08-02 14:10:00

Prior Approval of Rates Before They Take Effect Is Key to Holding Down Health Care Costs Under Health Reform, Says Consumer Watchdog WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a U.S. Senate Health committee hearing today examining the rapid pace of health insurance premium increases, a federal regulator told senators that the rate review provisions of the federal health care law are a powerful consumer protection tool, but that the authority to reject unjustified rates provides...

2010-11-10 08:50:00

Insurance Industry's Lobbying Shift to HHS Threatens Consumer Protections, Says Group in Letter to Sebelius WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today warned the White House that the insurance industry is still intent on demolishing modest consumer protections in the health reform law, and outlined the most damaging industry demands in a letter to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The letter, noting that the chief industry lobbying group is hiring...

2010-09-13 05:00:00

Letter to Civil Rights Office recommends patient, HIM industry benefit missing from rules CHICAGO, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Rita K. Bowen, President, AHIMA Board of Directors: "While AHIMA continues to applaud federal government support for the ideal of protecting patients' health information rights, the proposed rule-making for HIPAA privacy, security and enforcement by HHS has a number of requirements that we do not believe...

2010-08-06 13:37:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Text4baby, a program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), has been honored with a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HHSinnovates award, presented by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a ceremony in Washington, DC. This week, Representatives from HMHB, Voxiva, Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the HHS Office on Women's Health accepted the award...

2010-05-27 16:15:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Kevin J. Gross has been named president of the Oklahoma Division for Ardent Health Services and chief executive officer (CEO) of Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS), beginning June 28. Gross previously served in this position from August 2004 to February 2006. Gross has more than 30 years of experience, working with all sectors of the hospital industry. He most recently served as senior vice president for Hospital Operations for RehabCare Group,...

2010-03-24 18:08:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sterling Heights, Mich., resident Solomon Nathaniel was sentenced today to 62 months in prison for his role in a wide-ranging conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer of the Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara L. McQuade; Special Agent in Charge Andrew G. Arena of the FBI's Detroit Field Office; and Special Agent in Charge Lamont Pugh III of the U.S....


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