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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...

2014-09-09 23:00:28

A majority of Social Security recipients would have to raid retirement savings or use a line of credit to meet even relatively modest financial emergencies, according to a new poll by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 A majority of Social Security recipients would have to raid retirement savings or use a line of credit to meet even relatively modest financial emergencies, according to a new poll by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). When retirees...

2014-09-09 08:33:30

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alignment Healthcare, an emerging health care services company based in Orange County, California, has purchased Citizens Choice Health Plan, a California Medicare Advantage plan which has been in business since 2006. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The purchase has been approved by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC). Citizens Choice currently provides benefits to thousands of Medicare beneficiaries in...

2014-09-09 08:33:22

Program aimed at improving the lives of special needs patients while reducing costs SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's announced today that it is the recipient of a $5.56 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to test the implementation of Pediatric Partners in Care (PPIC), a program aimed at improving health outcomes and reducing costs of care for disabled children with multiple medical issues. The three-year pilot program,...

2014-09-09 08:33:10

Safe-T Box Secure Data Exchange protects CareCore National from cyber attacks HERZLYIA, Israel, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe-T Data [http://www.safe-t.com ] announced today that CareCore National [http://www.carecorenational.com ] (CareCore) has selected Safe-T Data's Safe-T Box Secure Data ExchangePlatform [http://www.safe-t.com/safe-t-box ] to protect its new customer file upload portal from cyber attacks. CareCore provides innovative healthcare solutions...


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