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2014-09-29 23:09:26

New research finds that hospitals make money when some mesothelioma patients have post-surgical complications. Fortunately, changes are coming. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 A team of surgical oncology researchers say hospitals make money when privately-insured mesothelioma patients experience complications after CRS/HIPEC treatment, but bundled payment systems could change that. Click here to read the full story on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Doctors at Emory...

2014-09-29 08:31:53

Enterprise solution will deliver year-round consulting, analytics and support for the new value-based payment modifier system ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellcentive, the pioneer and leader in pay-for-performance and quality reporting for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), announced today that Beaumont Medical Group (BMG) has implemented its PQRS Enterprise Solution for improving clinical and financial outcomes. The solution will enable the medical group to...

2014-09-26 23:04:21

Attendees will Learn Strategies for Solving the Risk Adjustment Puzzle Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Edifecs Inc., a global healthcare partnerships enablement company, will host a session at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ (AHIP) National Conference on Medicare to provide conference attendees with actionable strategies for improving risk adjustment accuracy and reducing revenue leakage. As healthcare reform moves full speed ahead, successful risk adjustment can drive...

2014-09-25 23:09:03

Medicaid Health Plan’s care coordination model aims to improve Black and Latino Health in Cook County. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has approved NextLevel Health’s plan to provide care coordination to seniors, persons with disabilities and newly insured Black and Latino men who now have Medicaid in Cook County. NextLevel has been designated a care coordination entity (CCE) as part of the department’s Illinois...

2014-09-25 12:30:04

Millions of Americans Eligible for Both Medicare and Medicaid Are Migrating to Managed Care BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Health Solutions LLC, a provider of technology solutions and services to health plans, integrated delivery systems, and health care providers, has released a white paper on the next great opportunity for managed care plans: Serving the millions of Americans eligible for healthcare coverage through both the Medicare and Medicaid programs....

2014-09-24 12:29:42

- WV home health representatives commend Congressman David McKinley for supporting legislation to repeal harmful Medicare cuts and protect vulnerable seniors - PARKERSBURG, W.Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives of the West Virginia home health community - including Parkersburg area clinicians, family members and advocates as well as national leaders - today took part in a Save Home Health rally to commend special guest Congressman David McKinley (WV-1) and...

2014-09-23 23:05:10

eCaring's unique real-time home health care management system will help Elderplan enhance member care and lower associated costs. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 eCaring, a leading health care quality company, announced today that it has entered into a contract to provide its unique Web-based home health care management and monitoring system to Elderplan, Inc., one of New York City’s largest not-for-profit health plans. Elderplan, an affiliated agency of MJHS, will deploy...

2014-09-22 16:28:48

$7M Project Funded by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC will be participating in a three-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, that aims to improve the quality of care and the patient experience while reducing the overall cost of care by enhancing communication and coordination between primary care physicians and specialists. This program will be...

2014-09-19 23:06:57

Published by Atlantic Information Services, Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data: 2014-2015 offers comprehensive coverage of a wide range of big-dollar health plan issues. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) —publisher of Health Plan Week and the authoritative AIS’s Directory of Health Plans — is pleased to announce the release of Health Plan Facts, Trends and Data: 2014-2015. The latest edition of the annual book provides insight into...

2014-09-19 23:04:29

Gary Jacobs to discuss the significance of the latest trends in the healthcare marketplace for Plans and Providers who serve the Medicare and Dual Eligible populations. King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 TMG Health, the leading national provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions for Health Plans in the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Managed Medicaid markets, will sponsor a Networking Breakfast Session with featured speaker Gary Jacobs, Managing Director in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'