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2014-08-01 12:26:44

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost Family, Inc. (Nasdaq: AFAM), a leading regional provider of home health nursing and personal care services, announced today that it will report financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014 on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, publishing an earnings release before the market opens. About Almost Family, Inc. Almost Family, Inc., founded in 1976, is a leading regional provider of home health nursing services, with branch...

2014-07-31 23:17:14

A key driver of variation in payments for heart attack care is the transfer from one acute care hospital to another for angioplasty, according to a new study published by DataGen, a national healthcare data and analytics company. Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The study, The Truth Behind Variation in Episode Payments, explores variation in Medicare episode of care payments for four clinical areas—congestive heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (AMI), pneumonia, and major joint...

2014-07-31 20:23:09

2015 Part D Premiums Show Competition, Home Delivery, Choice Deliver Satisfaction and Savings WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to data released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the 2015 average monthly Medicare Part D premium is expected to remain stable at $32, a figure far lower than was originally projected, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) said. "The popular Part D program continues to be a bright spot...

2014-07-31 16:29:16

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposal that would limit treatment options for patients with single-sided deafness. The proposal, if finalized, would continue non-coverage of the SoundBite Hearing System and withdraw Medicare coverage for Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA). If the proposal is implemented, Medicare would not cover any prosthetic treatment option for unilateral deafness,...

2014-07-31 12:29:28

Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare supports targeted program integrity reforms in place of across-the-board Medicare cuts or increased patient costs WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare -- a coalition of home health providers dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors -- today commended the Centers for Medicare &...

2014-07-31 12:28:58

As Support for H.R. 4577 Grows, Voters Reject Anti-Patient Scare Tactics ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As members of Congress prepare to see voters during a month-long recess and more lawmakers sign on to cosponsor a bipartisan patient choice proposal, the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today announced that a nationwide survey found overwhelming support for expanding Medicare seniors' access to discounted or "preferred" copays in...

2014-07-30 23:05:30

The Hearing Aid Clinics industry has contracted slightly during the past five years as declines in insurance coverage and consumer income combined with rising hearing aid prices; however, during the next five years, the industry is expected to improve, largely due to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Hearing Aid Clinics industry to its growing industry report collection. New...

2014-07-30 20:23:02

Dr. Michael Farzam's House Call Doctor Los Angeles is part of highly cost effective cost-effective healthcare model LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who aren't comfortable with the crowds and impersonal, rushed medical care found at the average walk in clinic in Los Angeles, Dr. Michael Farzam and his team at House Call Doctor Los Angeles offer a welcome alternative that's also saving patients money in numerous ways. As CEO and founder of the one-of-a-kind practice, Dr....

2014-07-30 16:28:55

-- JDRF Calls for CGM Medicare Coverage to Help Improve Health Outcomes Among Seniors with T1D and Advance an Artificial Pancreas -- WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, introduced legislation to ensure that seniors with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who are Medicare eligible have access to continuous glucose monitors (CGM) as prescribed by their physicians. The...

2014-07-30 16:28:50

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Telligen, Inc., a leader in population health management solutions, has been awarded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract for the states of Iowa, Illinois and Colorado. Charged with overseeing quality improvement efforts in these states, Telligen will support CMS' new approach to improving care for beneficiaries, families and caregivers. "This...


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