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2014-03-30 23:21:43

Texas Medicaid fraud attorney J. Mark Brewer says he hopes $27 million payments by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to resolve allegations of illegal payments to a doctor to prescribe certain drugs sends a strong message to other drug companies. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. recently agreed to pay the federal government and the State of Illinois $27.6 million to resolve allegations of illegally paying a doctor to prescribe certain dangerous...

2014-03-30 23:00:41

Bend Transitional Care – a part of the Avamere Family of Companies – received the highest possible overall rating of Five Stars from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid, which U.S. News and World Report uses as its criteria for naming the care facility one of the best in the nation. Bend, Oregon (PRWEB) March 30, 2014 The doors of Bend Transitional Care (located at 900 NE 27th Avenue Bend, OR 97701) will have been open to the public just a year this August and already the...

2014-03-29 23:04:51

Medorizon helps medical practices revise their treatment practices to offset fee schedule-related revenue losses. Setting a medical fee schedule is the backbone of the revenue stream for a medical practice. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Carefully consider how the physician’s practice defines the value of its services. Setting a medical fee schedule is the backbone of the revenue stream for a medical practice. Unlike most markets in the United States, the health care market...

2014-03-29 23:00:46

Queen Anne Healthcare – a member of the Avamere Family of Companies – is recognized for its quality of care by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best nursing homes in America for the fourth year in a row. Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) March 29, 2014 Queen Anne Healthcare (located at 2717 Dexter Ave North Seattle, WA 98109) has a strong record of receiving recognition for the quality of care the staff provides to seniors in the Seattle, Washington area and surrounding communities....

2014-03-28 23:00:42

Avamere Rehabilitation of Clackamas – a skilled nursing and long-term care facility that provides senior services in Portland, Oregon and surrounding communities – has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Gladstone, OR (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Avamere Rehabilitation of Clackamas – a skilled nursing and long-term care facility that provides senior services in Portland, Ooregn and surrounding communities – has...

2014-03-28 16:22:47

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kentucky legislature unanimously passed landmark legislation to help seniors pay for long term care. The legislation enables seniors to pay for their long term care by selling their life insurance policies for as much as 10 times more than the cash surrender value and applying those proceeds toward their long term care. House Bill 414, sponsored by Kentucky State Representative Robert R. Damron, will help thousands of...

2014-03-28 12:26:43

A return to bipartisan, bicameral efforts to fix the Medicare physician payment system is needed WASHINGTON, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons is dismayed that House congressional leadership resorted to unreasonable tactics yesterday to pass the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, the 17th short-term patch to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula in the past decade. This action undermines the collaborative, bipartisan and...

2014-03-28 12:26:34

Medication Quality Performance Measurement Research to be presented at Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 26th Annual Meeting and Expo BOWIE, Md., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovalon, Inc., a leading technology company providing advanced analytics and data-driven solutions to the healthcare industry, today announced medication quality performance measurement research to be presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 26(th) Annual Meeting & Expo April 1-4 in Tampa,...

2014-03-28 08:27:12

MILWAUKEE, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRICAST, Inc., the nation's leading pharmacy data analytics company, today revealed an automated approach designed to help Medicare Part D Drug Plans improve the star ratings given to them each year by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). "This is a real game-changer for anybody concerned with real-time Medicare Part D plan oversight," says TRICAST President Greg Rucinski. CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System in an...

2014-03-27 23:23:16

Allsup outlines benefits of working with an SSDI representative when applying for Social Security disability. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Staffing continued to decline for the Social Security Administration (SSA) in fiscal year 2013. This is likely to have an impact on the ability to provide timely hearings and processing of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims, according to Allsup, a nationwide provider of SSDI representation services. The SSA had 62,543 workers...