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2010-01-19 14:09:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcadian Health Plans announced today that Tom Smith, J.D., has been appointed as the new Senior Vice President of Network Management effective immediately. Mr. Smith brings to Arcadian extensive health care experience and has held executive leadership roles with several health care industry leaders. Most recently he was the head of sales for Universal Health Services out of Florida. Prior to that role, Smith served as the Business Development...

2010-01-07 07:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that while health insurance premiums are rising in Las Vegas and across the country, UnitedHealth Group's unique, integrated structure in Las Vegas has enabled the insurer to keep premiums lower than other health plans in this market. Following its 2008 purchase of Sierra Health Services, UnitedHealth leads the market in managed care enrollment and also owns...

2010-01-05 07:00:00

PALATINE, Ill., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Addus HomeCare Corporation announced today that Wayne B. Lowell has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2010. Mr. Lowell will serve as Chairman of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mark Heaney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Addus HomeCare, stated, "We are very pleased to announce Wayne's appointment to our Board. Wayne brings to Addus a wealth of relevant...

2009-09-03 16:22:08

A California Nurses Association study said the state's biggest insurers reject one fifth of the medical claims they receive. Between 2002 and the end of June 2009, the largest five health insurers in California rejected a total of 31.2 million claims, an association analysis found. PacifiCare had the highest rejection rate, 39.6 percent, and Aetna, the lowest, 6.5 percent, The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. Every claim that is denied represents a real patient enduring pain and...

2009-09-02 14:41:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one of every five requests for medical claims for insured patients, even when recommended by a patient's physician, are rejected by California's largest private insurers, amounting to very real death panels in practice daily in the nation's biggest state, according to data released today by the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee. CNA/NNOC researchers analyzed data reported by the insurers to the California...

2009-05-05 08:18:00

LOS ANGELES, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Fueled by aggressive goals to expand nationwide, Wellspring recently hired William Young as its Vice President of Network Development. Bill will spearhead the newly formed Network Development Division that will serve as a platform for national expansion starting in 2010. He is responsible for making Wellspring a household name in the world of autism treatment. Bill is a former Fortune 100 senior executive with healthcare, insurance and leading technology...

2009-01-29 07:00:00

The Institute for Palliative Medicine in San Diego will operate California's first statewide consultative service for palliative care resources SAN DIEGO, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Communities in California lacking palliative medicine resources will now receive top quality palliative care consultative and educational support through a new hotline operated by The Institute for Palliative Medicine in San Diego. The Institute for Palliative Medicine received a $1,203,547 grant from UnitedHealth...

2008-11-05 18:00:09

United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of consumer products and services over the Internet, today announced the appointment of Howard G. Phanstiel, 59, to its Board of Directors. Additionally, he has been named as a member of the Audit Committee. The appointment expands the United Online Board of Directors to seven members, including six independent directors. Phanstiel has more than 30 years of senior-level operating experience, including serving as Chief Executive...

2008-10-24 21:00:20

Ovations, UnitedHealth Group's (NYSE:UNH) health and well-being company for seniors, issued the following statement regarding broker commission rates: "We welcome further action by CMS to regulate broker commissions. Earlier this year we voiced support before the Senate Finance Committee in favor of regulation to levelize broker commissions. We would also welcome regulation that establishes reasonable industry-wide broker commission norms." About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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