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Medicare beneficiaries residing in areas with higher levels of primary care physicians per population have modestly lower death rates and fewer preventable hospitalizations.
WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New legislation introduced today by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), the Medicare Patient Empowerment Act (S.
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.
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.
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.
Medicare and Social Security will run dry sooner than previously predicted as a slow-growing economy saps revenues.
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.
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.
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 care,...
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 Nursing...
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