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2014-09-17 04:21:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of ACOs is pleased that the hard work of the nation's Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) has improved quality for Medicare patients and produced significant savings for the Medicare trust fund as announced yesterday by CMS. NAACOS is especially pleased the data show Medicare beneficiaries are almost uniformly receiving higher quality care as a result of the ACOs' work. We are also pleased the taxpayer has saved...

2014-09-17 00:21:02

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs and Pioneer ACO Model show continued quality of care improvements and additional Medicare savings GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (ApolloMed) (OTC-QB: AMEH), an integrated physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that ApolloMed ACO generated $10.98 million in savings of which $5.38 million in cash will be distributed to ApolloMed ACO. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid...

2014-09-16 08:31:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging employees of sleep clinics if they have proof one of these types of medical facilities is being used to overbill Medicare, because the rewards for this type of information can really be significant. For more information potential whistleblowers are urged to contact the Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com Photo -...

2014-09-15 23:08:46

AudioEducator is conducting a live audio conference on the complexities of coding and billing of foot care. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Durham, NC (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Foot care coding and billing has always been tricky and controversial because of medical necessity requirements from Medicare and other commercial insurance carriers. Most number of insurance carriers only reimburse for the treatment of conditions of the foot, and not for the preventive care. For instance,...

2014-09-15 12:24:47

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The rapid increase in medical costs starting in the 1970s is commonly ascribed be market imperfections. However, federal and state governments have long suppressed the functioning of the market system in the medical industry, write Maureen Buff and Timothy Terrell in the fall issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. "Third-party payment, with its moral hazard, has increased demand and thereby driven up...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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