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American Heart Association Home blood pressure-monitoring kits can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal...

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2014-07-23 08:21:08

- Diluted EPS from continuing operations rises 3.9 percent over second-quarter 2013 FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today reported 2014 second-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $646 million, or $1.88 per share on a diluted basis, compared to second-quarter earnings from continuing operations in 2013 of $640 million, or $1.81 per diluted share. Second-quarter 2014 revenues were $7.5 billion....

2014-07-22 12:30:46

Drugstore Lobby Bill Guts Discount Pharmacy Networks in Medicare WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legislation backed by the drugstore lobby (H.R. 4577, "Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act of 2014") championing so-called "any willing pharmacy" mandates in Medicare Part D would undermine the availability of lower cost preferred pharmacy networks and increase Medicare spending by $21 billion over the next 10 years, according to new research from The Moran Company...

2014-07-22 12:29:49

ST. PAUL, Minn., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study conducted for the Minnesota Hospital Association confirms what many in health care have already warned: a shortage of primary care physicians will develop over the next 10 years. Every year, MHA collects health care workforce data from the majority of the state's hospitals. For the first time, MHA asked Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW), a global professional services company, to conduct a comprehensive review of the state...

2014-07-22 12:29:43

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP is pleased to announce that Teresa D. Miller has joined the firm's Health Care Group as a partner in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Miller served as the acting director for both the State Exchanges Group and the Oversight Group, at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). At CMS,...

2014-07-22 08:31:27

Life changing hearing solution may become unavailable for those in need; the public is encouraged to take action to support continued coverage of the Baha Implant System CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today that it is advocating against a newly proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rule that would change the classification of the Cochlear(TM) Baha® Implant System...

2014-07-22 08:30:46

Innovation from PrimaCare, one of the Metroplex's largest urgent care providers, and Physician Care Direct reflects growing demand for health coverage workers can afford DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextCare Holdings, Inc. and Physician Care Direct have teamed to help small- and medium-size employers manage the skyrocketing cost of providing employees with health insurance. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140310/MM80608LOGO According to the Centers for Medicare and...

2014-07-21 23:08:33

Afternoon Presentation Spotlights “medicare and You” Belleville, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Allsup Medicare specialists will hold a Medicare seminar for St. Louis-area retirees on Thursday, Aug. 7, at Robbins Conference Center, 325 Saint Francois St., Florissant, Missouri. Starting at 4 p.m., the one-hour program will touch on Medicare planning issues for retirees and near-retirees, especially those approaching Medicare eligibility at age 65. The session, “Medicare and You,” will...

2014-07-21 23:05:02

Joseph F. Cvitkovic, Ph.D., of Jefferson Hospital, was selected by the American Psychological Association to testify on legislation that would give behavioral health facilities access to Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. PITTSBURGH, Pa. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 An Allegheny Health Network psychologist is one of three behavioral health specialists invited by the American Psychological Association (APA) to participate as panelists in a Senate staff briefing sponsored by the Behavioral...

2014-07-21 23:04:52

Invidasys’ VIDAFlow Workflow Management system streamlines operations for health insurance providers. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Invidasys, a software engineering firm that develops component solutions for health insurance plans, announced the release of its VIDAFlow™ Workflow Management system. VIDAFlow™, when combined with Invidasys’ components and a health insurance plan’s core administrative platform, offers an alternative to the costly and time consuming “rip and...

2014-07-21 23:01:15

New resources available to the region to improve healthcare quality and value Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Qualis Health has been awarded five-year contracts by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for the states of Idaho and Washington, effective July 18, 2014. Work under the contracts will be driven around aligned efforts to improve healthcare value for patients and families...


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