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2012-05-18 10:27:20

CHICAGO, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alluding to events that faced the Titanic, Ken Perez, MedeAnalytics' senior vice president of marketing and director of healthcare policy, today told an audience of healthcare executives that hospital finances are facing a multi-year "perfect storm" in a sea of uncharted icebergs, and that the key to survival will be vigilance, scenario planning, and a continued focus on improvement of care delivery. He delivered his remarks at the 2012 Becker's Hospital...

2012-05-17 06:22:35

NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicates that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.68% over the 12-months ending March 2012. This is a modest deceleration from the +5.72% rate posted for February 2012. As measured by the S&P Healthcare Economic Commercial Index, healthcare costs covered by commercial insurance plans increased by 7.84% over the year...

2012-05-09 21:08:44

Proposal creates pathway to better payment models The American College of Physicians (ACP) today applauded Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pa.) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.) for their bipartisan introduction of the Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act of 2012 this morning. The bill is designed to eliminate the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and the turmoil brought by its resulting scheduled cuts. The SGR cuts threaten to drive physicians out of the Medicare and TriCare...

2012-05-09 06:26:14

Seniors' Nursing Home Care in CA, FL, TX, NY, IL, NJ, OH, PA, MI, MA Face Biggest Threats - WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the debate on replacing the sequester taking center stage on Capitol Hill this week, the first independent analysis of how much U.S. seniors' Medicare-funded skilled nursing facility (SNF) care would be cut by mandated reductions under the Budget Control Act estimates SNF care (more commonly known as nursing home care) in California, Florida,...

2012-05-03 02:27:59

HARRISBURG, Pa. and DENVER, Colo., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthAmerica and CafeWell(TM) today announced that participants in the Race to the Moon wellness challenge, sponsored by HealthAmerica, recently passed their target of walking the distance to the moon. At April 30, participants had walked more than 685 million steps, which equates to 302,000 miles. Based on the program's success,a new challenge program was announced today, Return to Earth*, which features new fitness challenges...

2012-05-01 10:25:29

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TMG Health, the leading national provider of expert solutions for government sponsored health plans, recently announced the promotion of Tami Geroski to Vice President of Compliance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110830/PH59742LOGO ) Geroski, who joined the Company in September 2005 as Manager of Compliance and was promoted to Director in 2007, is responsible for overseeing CMS and regulatory requirements related to...

2012-04-26 10:25:05

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TMG Health, the leading national provider of expert solutions for government sponsored health plans, recently announced the appointment of Patricia Savitsky as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Based in the Company's National Operations Center, Dunmore, Pa., Savitsky is responsible for developing and implementing the Company's Corporate Compliance Plan in conjunction with the CEO, Board of Directors and the Corporate...

2012-04-26 10:25:03

NCOA Issues Statement on the 2012 Medicare Trustees Report WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The April 23 release of the Medicare Trustees Report provides an important opportunity to better understand the challenges the nation faces in strengthening and improving Medicare for the future. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100615/NCOALOGO) To inform the debate, the National Council on Aging (NCOA) has issued an analysis of five key facts that it believes...

2012-04-26 06:22:18

ARLINGTON, Va., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA today announces the publication of the 2012 Edition of the Social Security and Medicare Fact Sheet, the ideal way to inform employees of changes to their Social Security and Medicare benefits. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/DC33627LOGO ) For the first time in two years, Social Security benefits have been adjusted in order to keep up with living costs. The Social Security and Medicare...

2012-04-25 06:24:24

Congressional and Administration leaders discuss solutions consistent with program integrity and payment reforms proposed by home healthcare community WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a national coalition representing more than 1,500 community- and hospital-based home health agencies nationwide - today commended Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for calling attention to the need for Medicare program...