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2013-10-22 23:29:11

Delightfully designed and aesthetically appealing to young wearers, Medi-Kid's Pedi-Wrap™ Pediatric Arm Immobilizers are used to safely and quickly control arm movements to prevent young patients from pulling out feeding tubes, tracheostomies, stitches, putting objects in their mouths, and from inflicting injuries to themselves. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a...

2013-10-17 16:25:48

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Endowment announced today a partnership with AARP to create awareness about Obamacare and promote health care coverage enrollment in California. The partnership is part of The California Endowment's Get Covered campaign, known as Asegurate in Spanish, designed to help educate Californians about health care reform and its benefits while assisting families and individuals in understanding their enrollment options under the...

2013-10-09 20:22:30

Amended Measure Reflects Changes Made to Hospital Fee Legislation (SB 239) SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Hospital Association (CHA) today re-filed ballot initiative language for a 2014 measure that will protect hospital funds intended to support care provided to low-income Californians and health care for children from being diverted for non-patient care purposes. The re-filing of the initiative was made necessary because of amendments...

2013-10-08 20:22:30

New law avoids cuts to hospital-based skilled-nursing units, brings billions in new federal dollars SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: Gov. Jerry Brown's signature today on SB 239 (Hernandez, D-West Covina/Steinberg, D-Sacramento) means a more secure future for skilled-nursing patients across California, and greater access to vital health care...

2013-10-08 16:24:32

First Week of Open Enrollment Reveals Strong Demand for Coverage; Nearly 1 Million Unique Visits to Website; Service Center Calls Surge SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Covered California(TM) received tens of thousands of enrollment applications during the first week consumers could officially apply for health insurance at the agency's online marketplace, as well as those newly eligible for Medi-Cal coverage. "We've started strong," said Executive Director Peter V....

2013-10-07 23:25:14

Project Focused on Improving Key Maternal and Child Health Outcomes Washington (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Following a competitive bidding process, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded a three-year contract to support the implementation of the text4baby service in four states in collaboration with state Medicaid agencies. text4baby is the nation’s largest and only free mobile health service that makes it easy for expecting and new moms to receive important...

2013-10-03 12:26:49

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California Health & Wellness announced today that Greg Buchert, MD, has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer and Plan President, effective immediately. California Health & Wellness, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), was recently awarded a contract to serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries in Imperial County, as well as 18 Northern California counties, pending regulatory approval. Under...

2013-10-01 23:34:21

Designation will ensure continuity of care for seniors and people with disabilities in an innovative health plan. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 The Community Care Alliance of Illinois, NFP (CCAI) has been granted conditional approval as a Medicare Advantage health plan by the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The approval means that Enrollees of the CCAI health plan - a nonprofit managed- care plan designed exclusively for people with disabilities and...

2013-10-01 12:30:24

Historic Day for Millions of Californians Who Will Have Access to Quality, Affordable Health Care Coverage at CoveredCA.com SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Covered California(TM), California's marketplace for health care coverage, opened for business today, providing Californians and small businesses access to quality, affordable health care coverage from major health insurance carriers. "As of Oct. 1, Covered California is officially open for business -- our phone lines are...

2013-09-30 16:25:36

California Smokers' Helpline to Send Free Nicotine Patches to Members' Homes SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Quitting smoking just got easier for members of Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid insurance program. Starting September 30, Medi-Cal members who call the California Smokers' Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS can receive a free, four-week supply of nicotine patches delivered directly to their home. Callers must be 18 or older, have a valid Medi-Cal ID, and...