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2014-09-17 12:27:12

$5.38 MILLION WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO APOLLOMED ACO, WHICH WAS ONE OF ONLY 4 MSSP ACOs IN CALIFORNIA OUT OF 15 THAT ACHIEVED SHARED SAVINGS AND HAD THE 2nd HIGHEST MSSP ACO DISTRIBUTION IN THE STATE GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that ApolloMed ACO generated $10.98 million in savings of which $5.38 million will be distributed to...

2014-09-17 08:30:06

IRVING, Texas, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbeam Health Solutions announced today an agreement with Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization (Physician Direct ACO) to deploy the Lightbeam population health platform to help their physicians in providing better care while reducing costs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140916/146569 Physician Direct Accountable Care Organization is the ACO operating entity of Oakland Physician Network Services (OPNS). The OPNS mission...

2014-09-17 04:21:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs is pleased that the hard work of the nation's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has improved quality for Medicare patients and produced significant savings for the Medicare trust fund as announced yesterday by CMS. NAACOS is especially pleased the data show Medicare beneficiaries are almost uniformly receiving higher quality care as a result of the ACOs' work. We are also pleased the taxpayer has saved...

2014-09-17 00:21:02

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs and Pioneer ACO Model show continued quality of care improvements and additional Medicare savings GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that ApolloMed ACO generated $10.98 million in savings of which $5.38 million in cash will be distributed to ApolloMed ACO. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

2014-09-11 23:07:21

Packed with the latest available data, Atlantic Information Services’s newly published report Medicaid Expansion: Mid-Year 2014 Results provides a thorough picture of how the Medicaid market is shaping up right now. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 After several years in development, the expansion of the Medicaid program is now showing real results. Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) — the industry-leading publisher of Medicare Advantage News, AIS's Medicare and Medicaid Market...

2014-09-09 08:33:30

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alignment Healthcare, an emerging health care services company based in Orange County, California, has purchased Citizens Choice Health Plan, a California Medicare Advantage plan which has been in business since 2006. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The purchase has been approved by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC). Citizens Choice currently provides benefits to thousands of Medicare beneficiaries in...

2014-09-03 23:07:23

Business Process Outsourcing Company Partnering with Sellers Dorsey to Offer Free Webinar (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 TMG Health, the leading national provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Managed Medicaid markets, announced today that it will host a live, complimentary webinar entitled, “Medicaid Managed Care: Trends & Opportunities” on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The webinar will...

2014-09-03 16:29:10

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, CMS detailed substantial changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program quality measures and performance benchmarks. Yesterday, NAACOS submitted its comments in response to the proposed rule. (Our comments can be found at: www.NAACOS.com.) CMS proposed to add 12 new measures and delete eight, increasing the measure set from 33 to 37. CMS also proposed changes in the diabetes and...

2014-09-03 12:28:27

Facing Higher Costs, MCOs Will Push for Lower-Cost Treatments, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that surveyed managed care organizations (MCOs), psychiatrists and primary care physicians (PCPs) anticipate a significant increase in demand for drugs treating major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, owing to the expansion of Medicaid (in 24 states) and the availability of affordable...

2014-09-02 23:10:08

New research from HRA shows that accountable care organizations (ACOs) are looking for their relationship with manufacturers to evolve from just selling products to sharing risk for positive patient outcomes. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies should prepare themselves to meet the risk sharing demands from the increasing number of ACOs in the coming years, according to new research from HRA – Healthcare Research & Analytics. In the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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