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2014-09-26 23:01:30

This fall, PYA’s four-part educational series will provide a straightforward, practical explanation of CMS’ physician value-based payment initiatives and will highlight what you need to do now to ensure success. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Beginning January 1, 2015, a provider’s payments from Medicare may be increased, decreased, or remain neutral depending on the provider’s scores on quality, efficiency, and outcome measures. More importantly, these scores will...

2014-09-26 08:23:29

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InboundProspect, Inc., a California based Pay For Performance direct mail marketing agency that pioneered Cost Per Acquisition, Cost Per Call and Cost Per Lead pricing for direct mail over a decade ago, announced today that it has officially launched its new company website at http://www.inboundprospect.com. According to Scott Couto, InboundProspect CEO and founder, "our new website highlights how InboundProspect's Pay For...

2014-09-23 16:27:51

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Receives Quality Performer Award for 11th Consecutive Year SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven physician organizations connected to Sutter Health received recognition today for their excellence in medical care from the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA), a renowned industry leadership group in California. Nearly 200 physician organizations, representing approximately 35,000 physicians who provide care for about 9 million patients,...

2014-09-18 12:29:33

Ten BayCare hospitals join only three others in Tampa Bay in achieving this milestone. CLEARWATER, Fla., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BayCare Health System's progress in adopting an electronic medical records (EMR) system was recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global organization known for thought leadership on improving health care through information technology (IT). Electronic medical record systems can improve patient care,...

2014-08-28 16:27:41

Home health leaders advocate for value-based purchasing reform to replace arbitrary across-the-board cuts WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society found that house calls to elderly patients with chronic conditions keep healthcare costs down by reducing the need for expensive emergency room visits. The patients who utilize this care are some of Medicare's most costly patients with multiple chronic...

2014-08-13 12:28:08

If Implemented, Program Risks Confusing, Misleading Patients and Public WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners (KCP), concerned that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) planned End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Five-Star Program will confuse and mislead patients, called on the Agency to delay implementation and work with the community to provide useful, meaningful, and accurate ratings of dialysis providers. KCP is a broad-based coalition of...

2014-07-25 23:03:58

CMS awards $53 million New England QIN-QIO contract to Healthcentric Advisors, in partnership with Qualidigm. Providence, RI (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Healthcentric Advisors, the incumbent Rhode Island Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) was recently awarded a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new QIN-QIO contracts, awarded to fourteen organizations across the United States,...

2014-07-21 16:25:45

SAVE Medicare Home Health Act provides critical relief to protect vulnerable seniors, healthcare providers, and jobs across Michigan's home health community JACKSON, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a coalition of the nation's leading innovators of home healthcare dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare - today applauded the introduction of Medicare reform legislation that would...

2014-07-15 16:27:29

SAVE Medicare Home Health Act provides critical relief to America's home health patients by achieving savings through reduced hospital readmissions instead of across-the-board cuts SALEM, Ore., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oregon Association for Home Care (OAHC) today thanked Congressman Greg Walden for introducing new Medicare legislation that would replace across-the-board rebasing cuts with targeted reform that improves the quality of home healthcare services. The...

2014-07-15 16:27:13

SAVE Medicare Home Health Act provides critical relief for America's home health patients by achieving savings through reduced readmissions instead of across-the-board rebasing cuts WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of skilled home healthcare providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home health for our nation's seniors - today applauded the introduction of new...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'