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2011-08-18 08:34:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.61% over the 12-months ending June 2011. Since posting its lowest annual growth rate in its more than six-year history - +5.37% in April 2011 - the rate for this index accelerated in both May and June. Over the year ending June...

2011-08-15 13:12:00

Despite BiPartisan Congressional Support Urging More Cautious Approach to Inadvertent Provider Overpayment, CMS "Regulatory Over Reach" Squeezes Seniors' Care, Hinders U.S. Economic Recovery WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new analysis by Avalere Health finds that a regulation recently issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will reduce Medicare payment to the U.S. Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) sector by $79 Billion over 10 years, reduce...

2011-08-15 06:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The combination of multiple factors--Affordable Care Act (ACA)-mandated reductions, likely cuts to Medicare as a result of the recent debt ceiling legislation, the rise of risk-based reimbursement, and pressure from commercial payers--all portend a formidable, decade-long "perfect storm" for hospital finances, according to a comprehensive analysis released today by MedeAnalytics, a leading provider of healthcare performance management...

2011-08-12 14:22:00

Properly Prescribed, Power Wheelchairs Prevent Falls and Keep Thousands of Seniors and People with Disabilities Safe and Independent at Home, Lowering Healthcare Costs for Taxpayers WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A July 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) about power wheelchair usage in Medicare back in 2007 has resulted in misleading articles published in several media outlets, including USA Today....

2011-08-10 12:30:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RLTV, the only cable network dedicated to serving the needs of Generation 50+, will air a special episode of Making Medicare Work for You: Your Questions, Your Choices on August 15 at 9 p.m. EDT. The 10,000 boomers who will turn 65 and become eligible for Medicare every day for the next decade shouldn't feel bad if they're a bit confused. Signing up for Medicare means making choices, and for many, the process is complicated. RLTV, always on the...

2011-08-05 04:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A USA TODAY analysis of more than 4,600 U.S. hospitals has found that 120 of those most highly rated by patients have higher than average death rates for heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia. More than a dozen of these hospitals have high death rates for at least two of those conditions. The analysis highlights the risks of making health care choices on subjective recommendations rather than accurate measures of a hospital's quality and...

2011-08-03 06:30:00

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE: GTS), one of the leading managed care companies in Puerto Rico, today announced consolidated revenues of $536.8 million and operating income of $15.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011. Net income of $17.1 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, includes an after tax net gain of $5.7 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, related to net realized and unrealized gains and losses on...

2011-08-01 17:57:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost Family, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFAM), a leading regional provider of home health nursing services, announced today that it will report financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2011 on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, before the market opens. A conference call to review the results will begin at 11:00 a.m. ET on August 3, 2011, and will be hosted by William Yarmuth, Chief Executive Officer, and Steve Guenthner, Chief Financial Officer....

2011-08-01 13:27:00

Community events, public service information campaign and a national survey to help baby boomers, older adults learn more about their health-care options MINNETONKA, Minn., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During this first year of historic growth in the Medicare population as baby boomers begin turning 65, UnitedHealthcare and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) are partnering to help Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and baby boomers learn more about their health-care...

2011-07-29 15:55:00

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law. Today marks the 46th anniversary of that signing. In recognition of that anniversary, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100929/DNCLOGO) "Since Medicare was signed into law in 1965, generations of American seniors have enjoyed the iron-clad guarantee of quality health care. As a result,...


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