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2012-04-18 06:28:16

-Home healthcare community commends HHS for encouraging use of clinically advanced, cost-effective, patient preferred home healthcare - WASHINGTON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a national coalition representing more than 1,500 community- and hospital-based home health agencies nationwide - today commended the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services (HHS) on its announced establishment of the Administration for Community...

2012-04-12 10:22:41

As lawmakers look to improve healthcare delivery, Ohio plan encourages the use of clinically advanced and cost-effective home healthcare. WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a national coalition representing more than 1,500 community- and hospital-based home health agencies nationwide - today praised the Integrated Care Delivery System (ICDS) proposal submitted by Ohio's Office of Health Transformation to better...

2012-04-12 06:26:38

Take Steps to Make Your Healthcare Wishes Known ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released this week by The Dartmouth Institute found that many physicians feel compelled to treat terminal cancer with aggressive care and, perhaps more disturbing, that sixty percent of cancer patients die in the hospital. Given that the majority of Americans would prefer to be at home at the end of life this raises concerns that Americans may be getting more invasive care...

2012-03-05 09:42:00

New Interactive Website and Blog to Increase Awareness about Skilled Home Healthcare, the Clinically Advanced and Cost Effective Choice Preferred by 89 Percent of Senior Citizens WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare -- a coalition representing more than 1,500 community- and hospital-based skilled home healthcare agencies nationwide - is dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity,...

2010-12-09 15:16:00

Interactive tool helps consumers understand their options and the new law WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individuals and employers can now tap into "AskBlue Healthcare Reform," an interactive, online tool developed by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), to learn about the new healthcare reform law. AskBlue Healthcare Reform, available at www.askbluereform.com, provides a simple, straightforward explanation of healthcare reform. By answering just a...

2009-12-15 10:06:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Coastal Healthcare Administrators officially announced its expansion into Santa Clara County for the first time since its inception in 1961. Effective immediately, Coastal Healthcare Administrators will be assuming responsibilities and provider contracts previously held by the Physicians Foundation for Medical Care. Operating on a locally based healthcare philosophy, Coastal maintains close working relationships with all network...

2009-07-30 06:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC), the nation's first professional association for people working as healthcare and patient advocates, was launched today in response to the need for a professional forum to create healthcare consumer protection standards and promote this rapidly growing field. The announcement was made by Association founder Joanna Smith, LCSW, MPH, CEO of Healthcare Liaison, Inc., a private...

2009-07-30 05:00:00

CHICAGO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M; www.worldhealth.net), the world's largest scientific/medical society dedicated to advancing research and clinical pursuits that enhance the quality, and extend the quantity, of the human lifespan, unveils an innovative, technology-based fix to healthcare with the potential to: Increase the lifespan, or improve the healthspan, of all Americans by 29+ years; Slash healthcare costs, saving $3.7 Trillion; and...

2009-06-08 07:00:00

Coalition Works to Ensure Access, Quality Healthcare for All Americans WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Coalition for Patients' Rights(TM) announced that it has sent a letter to President Obama urging him to support the utilization of a broad spectrum of health professions as the Administration works to reform the nation's healthcare system. In its correspondence to the White House, the Coalition reiterated its position that healthcare professionals - who are not...

2009-03-19 13:50:00

NHPCO Encourages Dialog between Patients and Physicians ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with advanced cancer who reported talking about their end-of-life wishes with their physicians had significantly lower healthcare costs in the last week of life. Researchers found that these conversations between patients and physicians led to fewer cases of aggressive care, which saved money and resulted in a far more peaceful death for patients. The study in the March 9...