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2014-06-27 12:26:43

New beginning in health care provides roadmap for assuring high-quality, affordable health care PITTSBURGH, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Pennsylvania residents will have access to doctors and hospitals and new levels of protection against health care disruption under the terms of a new accord announced today by Gov. Tom Corbett in Harrisburg. Highmark Health fully supports the arrangement, formally two consent decrees, noting that it provides a "roadmap" for how Highmark...

2014-06-27 08:25:49

Collaborations identify opportunities to implement solutions to improve medication adherence and health outcomes, while lowering overall health care costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SilverScript Insurance Company, a CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) company, announced today that it has entered into collaborations with seven Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) across the country. The collaborating ACOs include Monarch Healthcare ACO and National ACO in California;...

2014-06-26 08:28:50

Employees of physical therapy clinics, imaging or dialysis centers can receive significant rewards for proof of overbilled Medicare WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is saying, "We believe employees, or managers at physical therapy clinics, imaging centers, or dialysis centers in any state could literally be sitting on a winning lottery ticket, if they have well documented proof their employer has been knowingly overbilling, or defrauding Medicare...

2014-06-26 08:28:34

Solution to reduce readmissions and drive care coordination for thousands of patients across Pa. and N.J. PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HEALTHEC (formerly IGI Health) a leader and innovator in health information exchange and accountable care solutions, today announced that Allegiance ACO, part of the Allegiance Health Group (AHG) of New Jersey and Pennsylvania has selected to implement HEALTHEC's comprehensive ACO-in-a-Box solution suite to support the...

2014-06-25 23:16:10

As baby boomers have reached at least the 50-year mark and as the oldest have moved past age 65, boomers will continue to have a dramatic effect on many aspects of American life in the years to come. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 According to Gallup.com the baby boomers reaching retirement age will have a dramatic impact to the Healthcare Industry. Now more than ever the boomers should consider the rising costs of Healthcare and examine how to supplement Healthcare costs in the future....

2014-06-25 23:15:49

Monthly household expenses of seniors increased up to six times faster than their Social Security benefits between January of 2013 and January of 2014, according to a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Monthly household expenses of seniors increased up to six times faster than their Social Security benefits between January of 2013 and January of 2014, according to a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Sixty-five percent of...

2014-06-25 23:12:36

India Network visitor health insurance programs have been providing valuable coverage for all ages 0-99 with or without pre-existing conditions. These plans have now been oversubscribed due to the unique coverage options available to members. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 India Network Services, administrator of visitor health insurance in the USA, announced today that the comprehensive and scheduled benefit health insurance policies exceeded expectations of enrollment of elderly...

2014-06-25 23:11:33

Industry consultants tell Atlantic Information Services’ Medicare Advantage News that the issues identified by CMS demonstrate the importance the agency places on drug-access and grievance-handling issues. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) suspended immediately and indefinitely Capital BlueCross marketing to and enrollment of new members in its Medicare Advantage (MA) and stand-along Prescription Drug Plan (PDP)...

2014-06-25 16:26:29

NHPCO encourages Congress to Support Senate and House Sign-on Letters Halting Policy Implementation ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Focused advocacy by the hospice community on recent policy regarding Medicare Part D (http://hospiceactionnetwork.org/get-informed/issues/part-d/) and payment of drugs for hospice patients led to a stakeholder meeting convened by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services on June 25. More than 30 organizations including the...

2014-06-25 12:30:00

Program integrity reforms cited as superior to across-the-board Medicare funding cuts WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - commended the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations for drawing increased attention to the need for greater fraud...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
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