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2014-09-11 23:13:18

Health Advocates and Rash Curtis & Associates recently entered into a co-marketing Agreement to combine and expand their complementary services which focus on the recovery of uncollected revenue for health care providers and act as a patient liaison to screen and assist the patient with financial resources and options to enhance the patient’s overall experience. Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Health Advocates identifies all options for 3rd party coverage for unfunded...

2014-09-11 23:07:21

Packed with the latest available data, Atlantic Information Services’s newly published report Medicaid Expansion: Mid-Year 2014 Results provides a thorough picture of how the Medicaid market is shaping up right now. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 After several years in development, the expansion of the Medicaid program is now showing real results. Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) — the industry-leading publisher of Medicare Advantage News, AIS's Medicare and Medicaid Market...

2014-09-11 20:21:46

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care stakeholders convened on Capitol Hill today to discuss the importance of preserving patient access to community-based care at a briefing organized by the newly formed Patient Access to Community Treatment (PACT) Coalition, comprised of patient advocacy organizations, provider groups and health care distributors. During the briefing, expert panelists discussed both the financial and quality of life benefits of community-based...

2014-09-11 12:27:49

In its first day, approximately 1,000 adults and children will access medical, dental and vision care at the free Care Harbor clinic LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Care Harbor - a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization that helps uninsured and underserved populations by organizing large-scale free urban health clinics - kicked-off today its annual Los Angeles clinic, which will run September 11-14 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Care Harbor will provide free...

2014-09-10 23:09:46

Issues of concern to the RBMA and its 2,300 members include correcting fee calculations that underestimate the actual cost of operating an imaging center, such as equipment maintenance and non-physician malpractice insurance, or add to the burden of managing a radiology practice. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 In a comment letter on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed rule for the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), the Radiology Business...

2014-09-10 23:03:05

Former Principal Deputy Administrator of CMS brings national expertise in health care payment and delivery reforms Baltimore (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has named Jonathan Blum, former Principal Deputy Administrator and Director of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as its new Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs. Blum, who joined the company Sept. 8, brings...

2014-09-10 23:01:24

Family Health Network (FHN) Chooses Invidasys’ Composite-Based Software to Solve Encounter Submission Challenges, Patient Eligibility Data Management and More MESA, Ariz. (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Invidasys, a software engineering firm that develops component solutions for health insurance plans, announced today that it has gone live with a number of solutions for Family Health Network (FHN), a not-for-profit managed care community network serving Chicago and Cook County, Ill. FHN...

2014-09-10 12:24:20

Ten-year savings hits record at nearly $1.5 trillion according to annual Generic Drug Savings in the U.S. report WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association (GPhA) today released a report showing that generic drugs saved the United States health system $239 billion in 2013, a 14% increase over cost savings achieved in 2012, and the largest annual savings to date. The report also calculates that generic medications saved a record of nearly $1.5...

2014-09-10 08:30:45

Join us at this complimentary event featuring discussions on the latest ACA cloud-based technologies RESTON, Va., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- hCentive, the leader in ACA health insurance exchange technology, announced today that it will be hosting a free networking event in Boston on Tuesday, September 16(th). Recently Massachusetts announced that the state will remain a state-based marketplace and use hCentive's State Health Insurance Exchange and reliance on FFM as a contingency plan is...

2014-09-10 08:26:12

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Nation Awareness Foundation, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization in North Miami, has retained TransMedia Group to show how healthcare enrollment empowers people at the lower end of the economic ladder. "We're grateful to be selected as it isn't every day you can serve such a noble purpose as providing healthcare to those who couldn't afford it," said TransMedia's CEO Tom Madden. TransMedia said it will help the...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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