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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...

2014-06-25 12:29:22

Pharmacy-based providers implementing innovative approaches to encourage medication adherence to improve outcomes and lower costs WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an article published today in the Health Affairs blog, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) chief medical and scientific officers and others commented on a missing piece in the current approach to accountable health care models. While reforms to the health care payment system are transforming incentives for health care...

2014-06-25 08:32:10

Integration helps Rocky Mountain Health Plans increase efficiency in requesting, processing, and reporting prior authorizations SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MCG (formerly Milliman Care Guidelines and now part of the Hearst Health network) has integrated its Cite(®) AutoAuth Module with the Essette(® )Web-based Care Management platform. This collaboration automates prior treatment authorization in existing workflows, combining rapid evidence-based utilization decisions...

2014-06-24 23:17:02

The Advalent ACO Solution focuses on ACO administration, including managing ACO financial risk and improving patient health with ACO care management. Westborough, MA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Advalent Corp. announced today the Advalent ACO Solution, an ACO financial risk and ACO administration solution for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Advalent healthcare IT solutions are based on a flexible and scalable cloud-based Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Configuration options and data mapping...

2014-06-24 16:24:33

IRVING, Texas, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To help hospitals and health systems lower costs and better serve patients, Novation today announced enhancements to its industry-leading NOVAFOOD(TM) portfolio and a new Food Standardization program. Through an expanded number of offerings, hospitals can save an average of 25 percent on a broader range of food categories. In addition, they can participate in increased cash rebate opportunities for standardizing that are about 7...

2014-06-24 08:32:25

Online health law portal offers leading-edge information on current health care developments, policies, laws and regulations BALTIMORE, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Ober|Kaler is pleased to announce the launch of its comprehensive online health law portal, www.oberhealthlaw.com. The site offers a centralized library of health law information, all authored by attorneys in Ober|Kaler's nationally recognized Health Law Group....

2014-06-24 08:31:34

Information about hospitals billing for unnecessary medical procedures can potentially result in hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in rewards. WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging ER doctors, or nurse managers at a hospital in any state to call them immediately at 866-714-6466 if they possess well documented proof a hospital is intentionally overbilling Medicare with unnecessary medical procedures, because the reward potential for...

2014-06-24 08:30:39

Free Resource Helps Infection Prevention Navigate Healthcare Reform and Drive Quality Improvements ORANGEBURG, N.Y., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PDI, leader in Infection Prevention products and solutions, today released its Healthcare Reform Champions Kit, a digital educational tool designed to demystify key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation. The tool kit will assist infection preventionists and other healthcare personnel build the business acumen to work with hospital...

2014-06-24 08:29:57

Achieve Remarkable Operational Improvement HONG KONG, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the year ended ------------------ HK$'000...

2014-06-24 08:29:39

CMS data shows comprehensive, holistic care at DaVita improves patient outcomes DENVER, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) and a leading provider of kidney care services, today announced its 2014 end stage renal disease (ESRD) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) results from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). DaVita outperformed other kidney care providers in every category, with 98.4...


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