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2010-11-09 10:04:00

Ensuring Power Mobility is Available for People Living with Disabilities WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Across the country, thousands of senior citizens and people living with physical disabilities are concerned about whether they can maneuver well enough in their homes to groom themselves, prepare meals and get to the bathroom. These basic tasks are often difficult for those in need of mobility assistance, medical devices that can help them move around the house....

2010-11-03 14:15:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation pauses to honor its veterans on Nov. 11 for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA) wants our veterans to be taken care of, especially when it comes to their health. Those who have served their country through the United States military have several options surrounding their health care coverage. Qualifying veterans receive care at VA...

2010-11-01 05:00:00

Consumer Reports Health and NCQA Publish Free Rankings of 183 Medicare Advantage HMOs, Plus Free Rankings of 104 Medicaid Plans YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're about to turn 65, you'll be part of the first wave of baby boomers signing up for Medicare. Consumer Reports Health recommends signing up as early as three months ahead of your birthday. Failing to do so could potentially cost you thousands of dollars down the road. That's one of seven tips for...

2010-10-25 04:00:00

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- New York City (NYC) Business Group, one of the region's leading insurance agencies, has launched a brand new Web site, nycbusinessgroup.com, in time to help Medicare-eligible recipients take best advantage of the Annual Fall Open Enrollment Period (AEP). The AEP time span runs from Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, allowing Medicare beneficiaries to switch prescription drug plans, change Medicare Advantage plans, return to Original Medicare, or enroll...

2010-10-21 08:30:00

SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Plan One, a general agent in the online health insurance market, has launched a new online product called the Medicare Quick Quotes Tool. This web-based tool helps insurance agents compare Medicare Supplement or Medicare Advantage plans more efficiently and effectively than in the past. The Medicare Quick Quotes Tool offers agents: Quick and easy access to prices and details on Medicare supplement or Medicare Advantage plans across the...

2010-10-14 09:54:00

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Providers, consumer groups, and Medicare patients throughout New Jersey are asking Congress to take steps to ensure that power wheelchairs continue to be available to Medicare beneficiaries. A series of regulatory and policy changes will hamper the ability of home medical equipment providers to supply quality products and services to Medicare beneficiaries. A new law will end a Medicare patient's option to purchase a power wheelchair in...

2010-10-11 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Community Care, a subsidiary of Arcadian Health, has just announced the debut of a new office location in El Paso, TX at the Sunland Park Mall located at 750 Sunland Park Drive, Space J2. The office location will give representatives the opportunity to have an even stronger presence in the community. They will be available to answer questions, provide insight into Medicare Advantage, and help guide people in making important decisions about...

2010-10-01 08:47:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Improvement Plus, operator of one of the largest special needs plans in Texas, is standing by its commitment to serve chronically ill and underserved Medicare beneficiaries with the release of its 2011 Medicare health plan benefits in preparation for the upcoming Medicare annual election period, which begins November 15th. "At a time when there is concern over unpredictable change in healthcare, Care Improvement Plus remains committed to our...

2010-10-01 08:39:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Improvement Plus, operator of the largest special needs plan in South Carolina, is standing by its commitment to serve chronically ill and underserved Medicare beneficiaries with the release of its 2011 Medicare health plan benefits in preparation for the upcoming Medicare annual election period, which begins November 15(th). "At a time when there is concern over unpredictable change in healthcare, Care Improvement Plus remains committed to our...

2010-10-01 08:01:00

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Companion Data Services, LLC (CDS), which provides innovative health information technology services to both government and commercial entities, has won a new three-year contract to continue hosting an electronic data warehouse that supports the federal Medicare program's Recovery Audit Contractors. Maryland-based Quality Software Services Inc. (QSSI), the prime contractor for the project, selected CDS to host the Recovery Audit...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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