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2014-05-22 12:25:11

Recognized for Lowering Medicare Beneficiaries' Hospital Readmissions LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-eight Capital District region healthcare organizations have been named recipients of 2014 IPRO Quality Awards. The awards, given annually by IPRO, recognize organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York's Medicare beneficiaries. IPRO is the Medicare Quality Improvement...

2014-05-21 23:11:56

CMS has very specific requirements for provider-based entities, as the May 19 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Report on Medicare Compliance explains. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Anxiety about compliance with CMS requirements for provider-based entities is running high, as hospitals face audits and the future of the supplemental reimbursement hangs in the balance. And some hospitals share provider-based space with a separate freestanding clinic that does not have the...

2014-05-20 16:25:30

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final Medicare Part D rule: "We're encouraged that the final Medicare Part D rule appears to follow through on CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's commitment to table most of the proposals for 2015, which raised serious concerns among patient groups and...

2014-05-20 12:33:37

With Retirement Health Care Costs Set to Exceed Social Security Benefits, IRI to Offer Members HealthView Prime Advisor Planning Tool WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With retiree health care costs on a path to exceed Social Security benefits for many Americans, the Insured Retirement Institute (IRI) today announced a partnership with HealthView Services, the leading provider of retirement health care cost data, to help financial advisors address the retirement health care...

2014-05-20 08:33:37

Hospice Hub will begin to offer outsourcing services for stakeholders affected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new requirements regarding the management of Part D Prior authorizations PITTSBURGH, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. hospice industry is shaken by complex policy reforms initiated by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Effective May 1, 2014, the industry is looking for answers to a newly required process mandating communication of...

2014-05-19 20:21:57

CHICAGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Member hospitals participating in UHC's Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) have made significant improvements in patient care, resulting in the prevention of 23,105 harmful or undesirable hospital-related events and readmissions. UHC was selected in 2010 to serve as a HEN in the Partnership for Patients initiative being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS') Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Data from UHC's...

2014-05-16 23:00:47

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence this week announced the expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan, which would qualify hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers for Medicaid via the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence this week announced the expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan, which would qualify hundreds of thousands of Hoosiers for Medicaid via the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. The proposal will undergo a 30-day review in Indiana before it is...

2014-05-15 12:33:37

Congressman Latham sends 'Dear Colleague' letter to Congress highlighting value of home health and negative impacts of Medicare cuts on seniors' access to care WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a leading coalition of home health providers dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - today commended Congressman Tom Latham (IA-3) for raising awareness about the...

2014-05-15 08:38:33

New website highlights the advantages of an American Golden membership HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Golden (AG) today announced the launch of an interactive new website offering expanded member benefits, a complete travel center, and the ability to shop and compare insurance policies from multiple carriers. The new website is the access point of the continually expanding resources that AG offers their members. Founded in 2006 American Golden is an...

2014-05-14 23:11:43

Healthify raises seed round to improve care for vulnerable and low-income patients by addressing their social determinants of health. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Healthify, a healthcare technology startup founded to help insurers better address patients’ costly social health needs, today announced that it has closed a $500,000 seed round. Healthify is part of the Blueprint Health network and was founded by a team of Johns Hopkins alumni. The round closing, which coincides with...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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