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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...

2014-07-30 12:30:42

PORTLAND, Ore., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lane County residents will have a new health care option that combines top-quality care with award-winning health coverage. Kaiser Permanente Northwest announced today that it plans to open a medical office in Eugene by late 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "For more than 65 years Kaiser Permanente has focused on keeping the people of the Northwest healthy," said Kaiser Permanente Northwest Regional...

2014-07-30 00:21:01

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MEDICARE ANNIVERSARY Profile America -- Wednesday, July 30th. The national government's broad involvement in individual health insurance goes back to this date in 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments, which established Medicare and Medicaid. The legislation was...

2014-07-29 23:06:22

Leading Business Process Outsourcing Company in the Government Health Programs Market Hosts Clients at Interactive Conference Jessup, PA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 TMG Health, the leading national provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions for health plans in the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, Dual Eligible and Managed Medicaid markets recently held its annual Client Forum at its National Operations Center in Jessup, Pa. Under the conference theme, “Partners in Excellence:...

2014-07-29 12:36:01

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New high priced hepatitis C drugs will increase federal spending in Medicare Part D by a projected $2.9 to $5.8 billion next year, according to a new report by the actuarial firm Milliman released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). Milliman projects that average Part D premiums could increase by as much as 8.6 percent in 2015 as a result of high-priced hepatitis C drugs, including Sovaldi and Olysio. The study...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.