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2014-08-19 12:33:04

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 24, the IRS released draft forms for tax information reporting under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The new forms include recipient forms 1095-A, B and C and transmittal forms 1094-B and C. These forms are meant to verify that organizations are meeting their ACA obligations of offering minimal essential coverage to their employees as well as provide proof of coverage for employees and dependents. The IRS also released new draft...

2014-08-19 08:30:46

Reform Driven Solution Provides Real-Time Transparency, Accountability and Minimizes Provider Risk for Patient Healthcare CHICAGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caremerge LLC, a revolutionary communication and care coordination platform for the senior care industry, announced today a new partnership with Aver Informatics that will bring the industry's first end-to-end turn-key solution for the bundled payment care initiative for long term care providers. Aver Informatics is a bundled payment...

2014-08-19 08:29:24

Spokane's Rockwood Clinic adopts innovative health plan delivery model, designed to quell rising health insurance premiums SPOKANE, Wash. and CARY, N.C., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockwood Clinic and Physician Care Direct today announced the introduction of the Employer Health Ownership Plan(TM) (EHOP(TM)) powered by Physician Care Direct for businesses in Rockwood's catchment area of eastern Washington and North Idaho. A new approach to health insurance, the EHOP is designed to...

2014-08-18 16:28:11

Democratic, Republican and Independent Voters Alike Express Stronger Support for Lawmakers Who Vote in Favor of Legislation to Replace Medicare Cuts with Payment Reforms WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey finds registered voters overwhelming support Congressional action to stop cuts to the Medicare home health benefit, which are estimated to directly affect more than one million seniors and nearly half a million home health professionals. The poll also...

2014-08-14 23:01:23

National Council on Problem Gambling provides advocates with road map to ensure gambling addiction is incorporated into the evolving national healthcare system. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) released the report “Problem Gambling in the 21st Century Healthcare System: Implications of the DSM-5, ACA and Parity for Problem Gambling Treatment and Advocacy” to provide policy makers, counselors, problem gamblers and their families...

2014-08-14 12:28:15

MIAMI, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HolaDoctor announced that it will be a featured speaker at the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC), which takes place August 18 - 21, 2014, in Denver, Colo. The MESC brings together thought leaders from the public and private sectors to share ideas and information related to Medicaid systems and initiatives. HolaDoctor's executive vice president and chief health officer, Dr. Dirk Schroeder, will speak. His topic, to be presented...

2014-08-14 12:27:44

WebInsure State Solution will be Implemented to Provide Optimal Health Insurance Choice to Massachusetts Residents RESTON, Va., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --hCentive, the leader in ACA health insurance exchange technology, announced today the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with support from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), decided to use hCentive's WebInsure State solution for their state based health insurance exchange for Fall 2014 Open Enrollment. hCentive...

2014-08-14 12:27:07

Financial advisors Bofford and Flower tell pre-retirees what they need to know about changes to employer-based health insurance plans and retirement savings needs FAIRFIELD, N.J., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Employer-based healthcare plans are in a state of flux as large and small businesses assess a host of requirements and plan options following this year's implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Since health care costs in retirement have long been considered a...

2014-08-13 23:10:03

Transcending Obamacare: Avik Roy’s New Patient-Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency New York, NY (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Health care in America needed fixing long before the Affordable Care Act. Costs were high, outcomes were disappointing, and millions of Americans didn’t have health insurance. While the ACA has expanded coverage, it hasn’t solved existing systemic flaws; it papers over many of them with new layers of complexity, adding...

2014-08-13 23:06:20

Individuals who purchased state or federal health insurance coverage urged to research plan options and not automatically renew current policies. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 State health insurance marketplaces are beginning to report 2015 pricing for Obamacare plans, and on average, consumers are in for a 2 to 23 percent premium hike next year, depending on their health insurance carrier and state of residence. HealthCare.com Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Smedsrud, says that...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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