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2014-10-30 12:29:37

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Hal Miner was rushed to a Kaiser Permanente hospital in Southern California several years ago, complaining of severe headaches and unable to write his own name, the emergency room medical staff immediately sized up the situation and ordered a CT scan. After the results came back, there was no time to wait: Hal needed brain surgery that night. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "We have to do brain surgery tonight on...

2014-10-29 23:00:30

Heritage Woods of Flora, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, will host a community breakfast on Nov. 19 and a breakfast meeting with Illinois Sen. Dale Righter on Nov. 13. The community in Clay County, Illinois serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Heritage Woods of Flora, a BMA affordable assisted living community, hosts a senior breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. This...

2014-10-29 12:28:59

Following the lead of state Medicaid programs could curb prescription drug abuse in Medicare DALLAS, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Limiting drug-abusing patients to one doctor and one pharmacy for pain medication prescriptions could be the solution to Medicare drug abuse and some forms of fraud, according to a new report from National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140620/119718 "When Congress passed the Medicare Part D...

2014-10-28 23:06:40

Conference highlights insights and solutions for transformation critical to Medicaid professionals Lansdale, PA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, is pleased to announce that it has become an Education Partner with Medicaid Innovations 2015, an annual conference that convenes key thought leaders and decision makers among state Medicaid programs and Medicaid-managed care plans. As an education partner, Hayes, Inc....

2014-10-28 23:01:05

Eagle Ridge of Decatur, a BMA Management affordable assisted living community, is hosting a ballpark-themed lunch and tour on Nov. 6. The community in Macon County, Illinois serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Eagle Ridge of Decatur, a BMA affordable assisted living community, will host a ball park-themed lunch and tour from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 6. The community, which is located at 875 W. McKinley Ave. in Decatur,...

2014-10-28 16:26:45

Research Expected to Inform Future Discussions around CMS Five-Star Quality Measures and Promote Additional Improvements in Care BOWIE, Md., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven intervention platforms to the healthcare industry, today released preliminary results of a groundbreaking study to better understand the association of socioeconomic status (SES) and other factors with underlying poor quality...

2014-10-28 12:31:29

Columbia Business School research shows a 22 percent drop in pneumonia deaths and a 7 percent decline in readmissions for heart failure patients NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With penalties rising in 2015 for hospitals with high Medicare readmission rates, Columbia Business School research offers important new evidence that keeping patients in the hospital one day longer can significantly cut readmissions, save patient lives and reduce costs....

2014-10-28 08:36:30

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GSI Health, a pioneer in helping healthcare provider and payer organizations implement Medicaid Health Homes, announced today 100% plus growth over the past year. GSI Health's introduction of the GSIHealthCoordinator Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution in 2011 for care coordination set the stage for its current record growth in 2014 given the momentum for value based care delivery and payment programs. Over the past 12 months, GSI Health...

2014-10-27 23:11:27

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging accounting, or medical billing managers to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have well documented proof a hospital, or a large medical practice group is upcoding Medicare, or Medicaid bills in order to get unjust compensation from the government. As the Corporate Whistleblower Center would like to explain to a potential whistleblower, these types of practices are a nationwide problem as evidenced by a recent Justice Department settlement....

2014-10-27 23:00:59

Heritage Woods of Watseka, a BMA affordable assisted living community, will offer complimentary gift wrapping on Nov. 28. The community in Iroquois County, Illinois serves seniors of all incomes, including those on Medicaid. Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Heritage Woods of Watseka, a BMA affordable assisted living community, will offer free gift wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 28. The community, which is located at 577 Martin Ave. in Watseka, Illinois, serves older...


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  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
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