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2014-10-01 08:33:11

HAMDEN, Conn., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At one point or another, every home care and hospice organization will benefit from a review of its revenue cycle to identify and address any common concerns that may threaten financial performance and viability. According to Ron Barrera, Director, Simione Healthcare Consultants, opportunities exist at each stage of the revenue cycle to generate faster, more accurate payments for the services provided....

2014-10-01 08:30:55

New Preferred Pharmacy Network to Offer Seniors $0 and $1 Copayments on Tier 1 Generics ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX) today announced that its two nationally available 2015 Express Scripts Medicare(®) Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) will offer a preferred retail pharmacy network featuring Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (NASDAQ: WAG), helping America's seniors obtain more value, choice and clinical support for their Medicare dollars....

2014-09-30 23:02:17

Analysis Found only 86 Plans Meet CR Criteria YONKERS, NY (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 For the fifth year in a row, Consumer Reports published rankings of hundreds of health insurance plans across the United States to help consumers determine which ones may be best for them. New for 2014, Consumer Reports evaluated private (employer-based) plans in a category called “Avoiding Overuse” that looks at how well plans perform in key areas such as avoiding inappropriate use of antibiotics and...

2014-09-30 08:32:44

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging ER doctors, or nurse managers to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have well documented proof of a hospital admitting Medicare patients, who should have been sent home, as an intentional way to overbill Medicare. The reward potential can be substantial, as the Center would like to explain. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140929/149016 Photo -...

2014-09-29 23:12:37

Health Network (HealthNetwork.com), a leading healthcare marketing company with more than 15 million visitors to its websites annually, will be launching two Spanish-language websites in October: CuidadoDeSalud.com and SeguroDeSalud.com (Spanish translations of “health care” and “health insurance” respectively). Both sites are focused on increasing the enrollment of Latino Americans in health insurance and in providing features that alleviate concerns raised by critics that the...

2014-09-29 16:26:10

Patient Advocates and Medical Organizations Lay Out Infrastructure and Quality Control Measures WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 60 patient advocacy and medical organizations have joined a coalition headed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, in urging Medicare to cover low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer. In a new joint letter to...

2014-09-29 16:25:29

This Battle Must be Won at the Pharmacy Counter WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt today outlined policy solutions that could reduce prescription fraud and abuse in Medicare Part D at a Capitol Hill briefing, "Prescription Opioid Abuse: Fighting Back on Many Fronts," sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and PCMA. The briefing featured several government and industry experts...

2014-09-29 08:32:20

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the nation's largest customer-owned health insurer, today announced that Robert Imes will join the company as vice president for health care policy in Washington D.C. Imes joined HCSC on September 29, 2014 reporting to Theresa Doyle, divisional senior vice president and chief government relations officer, HCSC. In his new role, Imes is responsible for supporting HCSC's public policy, legislative affairs...

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...

2014-09-28 23:02:59

Drawing from 26-plus years of experience and knowledge, San Luis Obispo County insurance agency specializes in helping clients navigate the maze of Medicare plans. http://www.susanpolk.com/ San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) September 28, 2014 As the summer months make way for the cooler days of autumn, the professionals at Susan Polk Insurance Agency, Inc. would like to remind seniors in San Luis Obispo County and across the state of California that now is the time to start planning for the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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