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2014-07-15 12:28:56

Changes Published in Federal Register July 11, 2014 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medicare plans to penalize hospital use for 4.9 million seniors who get health care from Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of doctors and hospitals which sign up to receive rewards from Medicare if they cut Medicare spending on their patients. They also receive protection from antitrust and kickback rules. Photo -...

Home Blood Pressure-monitoring Kits Can Save Money For Insurance Companies
2014-07-15 03:29:05

American Heart Association Home blood pressure-monitoring kits can save insurance companies money by improving healthcare quality and reducing healthcare costs, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. In the United States, more than 76 million adults have diagnosed high blood pressure, and many more are undiagnosed. Since high blood pressure typically has no symptoms, periodic testing is critical especially for people with the factors that...

2014-07-15 08:29:02

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging a medical doctor, or pharmaceutical company insider to call them at 866-714-6466, if they have well documented proof a drug company is involved in an off labeling scheme that results in Medicare being overbilled, because the rewards for this type of information really can be substantial. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140714/126736 Photo -...

2014-07-15 04:22:28

GRIFFITH, Ind., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A "Seniors Advocate" Democrat from Indiana launched the new website www.ObamacareHurtsSeniors.com. Woodrow Wilcox is a former elected Democratic Party precinct committeeman and a former elected delegate to the state convention of Indiana Democrats. But, also, he has helped senior citizens with Medicare related medical bill disputes for over a decade. He has seen how the Obamacare law has harmed senior citizens and he wants...

2014-07-14 16:24:06

SHELTON, Conn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthPlanOne, one of the nation's leading Medicare and under-65 health insurance sales and customer acquisition companies, has announced plans to open a new location in Phoenix. The new sales center will support the needs of their expanding health exchange operations, and growing number of licensed health insurance agents and support staff. The center will be led by Cyndi West, who previously managed HealthPlanOne's telesales centers in...

2014-07-14 12:27:09

MARIETTA, Ga., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG), an integrated developer, processor and marketer of patent protected regenerative biomaterials and bioimplants processed from human amniotic membrane, announced today that the Medicare Administrative Contractor responsible for Jurisdiction H, which has approximately five million beneficiaries in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi and Arkansas, has revised its Local Coverage...

2014-07-12 23:03:25

National Network of Websites Help Millions of Web Savvy Boomers and the Aging Population They Now Care For. Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 During the past century, mankind has gained more years of average life expectancy than in the last 10,000 years. Today more than 20% of the Western population is over 60 years of age, and the proportion of those over 85 is growing six times faster than the population as a whole. In the United States the eldercare community is exploding and it...

2014-07-11 16:23:29

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is proud to announce the introduction of a new piece of legislation to fix the broken Medicare audit system. The Audit Improvement and Reform Act (AIR Act), H.R. 5083, sponsored by Reps. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) and John Barrow (D-Ga.), will increase transparency, education and outreach, and reward suppliers that have low error rates on audited claims. The AIR Act would apply to all MACs,...

2014-07-11 12:24:40

WESTMONT, Ill., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IlliniCare Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), has earned NCQA accreditation for both its Medicaid and Exchange HMO plans. The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has awarded accreditation to IlliniCare Health for service and clinical quality that meet or exceed NCQA's rigorous requirements for consumer protection and quality improvement. To receive the seal of approval the health plan is measured on...

2014-07-10 23:12:01

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging employees at a physical therapy clinic, hospice facility, imaging center, dialysis facility, or any other type of healthcare provider to call them at 866-714-6466 for details concerning a recent whistleblower reward, and what it could mean for them. The only proviso is the potential whistleblower possesses well documented proof of Medicare fraud or overbilling. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The Corporate...

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