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2011-05-19 15:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement released by Brandon Todd, CEO of Medigap360.com. There's a battle brewing in Washington over Medicare and no matter which side of the aisle wins the current debate, long term changes are all but inevitable. Unfortunately, this uncertainty is causing confusion and even fear in America's senior citizens. Over the past 27 years, my company has assisted hundreds of thousands of seniors through the Medicare maze and, in...

2011-05-19 08:52:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 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 5.77% over the 12-months ending March 2011. After a temporary increase reported with January's data, healthcare costs have resumed their deceleration in annual growth rates - in the 12-months ending January and February 2011, this...

2011-05-18 16:28:00

Patients and Businesses Report Hundreds of Problems with the Competitive Bidding Program MISSOULA, Mont., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montana home medical equipment and services (HME) providers are calling for the repeal of Medicare's "competitive" bidding program for home medical equipment and services. Montana homecare providers have banded together to support H.R. 1041, a bi-partisan bill in the House that would repeal competitive bidding, and they are meeting with Montana...

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2011-05-15 07:20:00

The US governments two biggest elderly programs -- Medicare and Social Security -- will run dry sooner than previously predicted as a slow-growing economy saps revenues, according to a report released on Friday.The Medicare trust fund is projected to run out of money sometime in 2024, five years earlier than last year's estimate of 2029. Trustees also projected that Social Security will exhaust its funds in 2036, rather than 2037.The new projections come amid intense debate between...

2011-05-13 15:57:00

WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Concord Coalition said that today's release of the annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report is a timely reminder of how important cost-saving reform of these two vital programs is to the nation's fiscal outlook. Concord urged lawmakers now deliberating long-term budget plans to focus the programs' growing costs, and the extent to which they will tap into general revenues, rather than rely on trust fund balances, which are...

2011-05-10 11:04:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Burgess, a leading health care reimbursement software provider, announced today the hiring of Stephen D. Peck as Chief Financial Officer and Roger N. Pricer as Chief Business Development Officer. Both are newly created positions within the company. Recent expansion of Burgess' product offerings and partnerships has fueled significant growth in the last year. "Stephen and Roger are valuable additions who bring new energy to the team," said...

2011-05-05 10:34:00

New physician payment model must protect physician-patient relationship, encourage high-quality care and protect patient access to care WASHINGTON, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) today called on members of Congress to eliminate the current sustainable growth rate (SGR) Medicare physician payment formula, and transition over the next five years to a new physician payment system that fairly reflects the costs of providing high-quality health...

2011-04-29 11:14:00

But Key SNF Provider Group Acknowledges "Absolute Need to Get it Right" in Fine Tuning Medicare Payment System to Protect Seniors' Care, Preserve Workers' Jobs, Ensure Accountability to Taxpayers WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Expressing alarm about a proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that could result in funding reductions as high as $4 billion to seniors' Medicare-funded skilled nursing care, the Alliance for Quality...

2011-04-29 08:34:00

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --The CtW Investment Group urges Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH) shareholders to Vote "Against" the Re-election of James Ely III, John A. Fry, and W. Larry Cash given their seeming failure to timely and decisively respond to the expanding scandal concerning investigations into CHS' Medicare billing practices, which has precipitated a 25% decline in Community's market value. Community filed with the SEC this morning a 109 page presentation in...

2011-04-27 10:00:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Market Sales, Inc. today announced the launch of its new patent-pending Social Security Timing(TM) software, which helps married retirees uncover tens of thousands in additional Social Security benefits they may have otherwise left on the table. "Whether to elect Social Security early or late is a decision virtually every retiree is faced with," said Joe Elsasser CFP, Director of Advisory Services for Senior Market Sales and the...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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