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2014-04-23 16:29:15

PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting firm, announces the results of its 2013 Wage Index Improvement Strategy Services (WIISS) for Oregon hospitals in the Portland, Salem, and Corvallis Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA). HFS's findings resulted in an $18.0 million benefit for hospitals in these areas, exceeding the estimated benefit by $13.0 million. HFS generated a $15.6 million benefit for Portland, Eugene, and Medford...

2014-04-23 08:29:22

Senior Care Center is the First PACE Provider in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award® nominated actress and Hollywood icon Sharon Stone and Kish Rajan, director of business and economic development for Governor Jerry Brown, joined InnovAge today to celebrate the opening of its first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center in California. Former state Senator Bill Emerson, who is currently the...

2014-04-21 23:08:57

For months, The Center for Health Affairs and its contracted wage index experts from the Reimbursement Alliance Group have been working with the region’s hospitals on a project to maximize wage index; preliminary results suggest these efforts have truly paid off. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Reimbursement Forum members were presented with the preliminary fiscal year (FY) 2015 wage index results at their March 20 meeting where they learned that Northeast Ohio hospitals can...

2014-04-18 12:22:45

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite mounting criticism of the Medicare bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME), the President's fiscal year 2015 budget includes a proposal to use the program's unrealistically low reimbursement rates for Medicaid. It's bad enough that the bidding program's reimbursement rates, which the government sets virtually arbitrarily, will be applied to areas not yet covered by the controversial program by 2016 unless...

2014-04-18 12:22:42

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An array of clinicians and advocates for Medicare patients, as well as home medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and trade groups, sharply oppose a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the prices of goods and services under their bid procurement program to non-bid areas throughout the country, says the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare). AAHomecare reviewed the public...

2014-04-18 12:22:40

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dorena Hyatt of Meyersdale, Pa., has been disabled since the age of 12. "My disability affected my legs and I am no longer able to walk," said Hyatt. Now 65 years old, she lives alone and maintains her independence by using a power wheelchair. A component on Hyatt's chair recently broke, causing the electric unit to hang off the frame. But getting her chair fixed proved to be a bigger problem than it should have been. "After talking to...

2014-04-17 11:30:49

Comparing hospitalization records with data reported to local boards of health presents a more accurate way to monitor how well communities track disease outbreaks, according to a paper published April 16 in the journal PLOS ONE by a research team led by Elena Naumova, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean at Tufts University School of Engineering. In a paper titled "Hospitalization Records as a Tool for Evaluating Performance of Food and Water-Borne...

2014-04-16 23:12:51

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that Kay Green has joined CSG’s Healthcare and Human Services practice. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that Kay Green has joined CSG’s Healthcare and Human Services practice. Ms. Green is a nationally recognized Medicaid expert with over 30 years of experience working within state and...

2014-04-16 23:02:27

New White Paper by TMG Health outlines best practices for meeting the challenge of managing CMS requirements for collateral, letters and notifications. King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 It is a significant challenge for Medicare Advantage Plans and Prescription Drug Plans to manage CMS-required collateral, letters and notifications in-house, according to a new white paper by TMG Health. A partnership with a third party administrator can relieve the internal burden and provide...

2014-04-15 23:01:53

National Rankings for Home Health Agencies also Places the Medford, OR Division of Signature Home Health as 8th in the Nation Medford, Oregon (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Signature Home Health, a Rogue Valley provider of home care and home health services for persons in their home or home setting, ranked number one in the state through the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Home Health Care Survey. The ranking is based on data on quality measures as reported by the...