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2014-07-15 16:27:29

SAVE Medicare Home Health Act provides critical relief to America's home health patients by achieving savings through reduced hospital readmissions instead of across-the-board cuts SALEM, Ore., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oregon Association for Home Care (OAHC) today thanked Congressman Greg Walden for introducing new Medicare legislation that would replace across-the-board rebasing cuts with targeted reform that improves the quality of home healthcare services. The...

2014-07-15 16:27:12

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) today applauded the introduction of the Securing Access Via Excellence (SAVE) Medicare Home Health Act introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives, which provides relief to American seniors in need of home healthcare who are at risk due to 14 percent, four-year Medicare cuts implemented on January 1 as part of Obamacare. Medicare cuts of 14 percent to home health services...

2014-03-27 08:34:35

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded First Coast Service Options (First Coast) the A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor contract for Jurisdiction N (JN), formerly Jurisdiction 9, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. This Medicare claims administration contract is anticipated to be operational in July 2014, and it will be serviced out of First Coast's Jacksonville headquarters...

2013-05-13 12:51:20

Instead of being more efficient, private insurers have cost Medicare almost $300 billion more over the life of the program A study published online today finds that the private insurance companies that participate in Medicare under the Medicare Advantage program and its predecessors have cost the publicly funded program for the elderly and disabled an extra $282.6 billion since 1985, most of it over the past eight years. In 2012 alone, private insurers were overpaid $34.1 billion....


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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