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2014-07-25 12:25:30

SAVE Medicare Home Health Act provides critical relief to America's home health patients by achieving savings through reduced hospital readmissions instead of across-the-board cuts MARIETTA, Ga., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia Association for Home Health Agencies, Inc. (GAHHA) today thanked Congressman Tom Price (R-Roswell) for introducing new Medicare legislation that would replace across-the-board Medicare cuts with targeted reform that will improve the quality of...

Medicare
2014-04-10 05:08:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In an historic move, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released new, privacy-protected data on Medicare payments to physicians and other health care professionals for services rendered to beneficiaries. The treasure trove of data includes bills for services and procedures by providers. It also reveals that many doctors around the country have been paid $1 million or more from the social insurance program for older...

2014-02-17 12:24:09

LINTHICUM, Md., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following an Association-wide survey of its members, the AUA today announced its legislative priorities for 2014. The Association's Board of Directors approved the priorities during its annual winter meeting earlier this month. "The AUA invested in engaging its members in the development of this list through a series of focus groups and in-depth online surveys to ensure that its priorities reflected urologists' needs and concerns,"...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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