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2014-04-27 23:01:45

Med-Certification.com, a company deeply involved in health care training and certification for over 30 years, notes further disturbing events in the provision of and payment for health care. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 27, 2014 Congress passed a bill during April, 2014 to give providers another year to comply to the Meaningful Use under the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records - EHR- Incentive Programs. Med-Certification.com, a medical billing and coding school online,...

2014-04-24 23:05:57

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Healthcare Payment Specialists (HPS) has once again achieved the "Peer Reviewed by HFMA®" standard for its Stingray™ service including: Medicare Bad Debt, Disproportionate Share, Transfer DRG, and Shadow Billing. Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) today announced that, following rigorous review, Healthcare...

2014-04-23 16:29:15

PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HFS Consultants (HFS), a healthcare consulting firm, announces the results of its 2013 Wage Index Improvement Strategy Services (WIISS) for Oregon hospitals in the Portland, Salem, and Corvallis Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA). HFS's findings resulted in an $18.0 million benefit for hospitals in these areas, exceeding the estimated benefit by $13.0 million. HFS generated a $15.6 million benefit for Portland, Eugene, and Medford...

2014-04-23 08:29:22

Senior Care Center is the First PACE Provider in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy Award® nominated actress and Hollywood icon Sharon Stone and Kish Rajan, director of business and economic development for Governor Jerry Brown, joined InnovAge today to celebrate the opening of its first Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) center in California. Former state Senator Bill Emerson, who is currently the...

2014-04-21 23:08:57

For months, The Center for Health Affairs and its contracted wage index experts from the Reimbursement Alliance Group have been working with the region’s hospitals on a project to maximize wage index; preliminary results suggest these efforts have truly paid off. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Reimbursement Forum members were presented with the preliminary fiscal year (FY) 2015 wage index results at their March 20 meeting where they learned that Northeast Ohio hospitals can...

2014-04-18 12:22:45

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite mounting criticism of the Medicare bidding program for durable medical equipment (DME), the President's fiscal year 2015 budget includes a proposal to use the program's unrealistically low reimbursement rates for Medicaid. It's bad enough that the bidding program's reimbursement rates, which the government sets virtually arbitrarily, will be applied to areas not yet covered by the controversial program by 2016 unless...

2014-04-18 12:22:42

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An array of clinicians and advocates for Medicare patients, as well as home medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and trade groups, sharply oppose a proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand the prices of goods and services under their bid procurement program to non-bid areas throughout the country, says the American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare). AAHomecare reviewed the public...

2014-04-18 12:22:40

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dorena Hyatt of Meyersdale, Pa., has been disabled since the age of 12. "My disability affected my legs and I am no longer able to walk," said Hyatt. Now 65 years old, she lives alone and maintains her independence by using a power wheelchair. A component on Hyatt's chair recently broke, causing the electric unit to hang off the frame. But getting her chair fixed proved to be a bigger problem than it should have been. "After talking to...

2014-04-17 16:26:48

OAKLAND, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's Medicare health plan website, kp.org/medicare, received top marks again from HealthMetrix Research Inc. for offering Medicare consumers an easy, positive and high-value experience. The independent research firm announced its list of "Outstanding Medicare Advantage Plan Websites" for 2014 MedicareWebWatch certification, and Kaiser Permanente's Medicare plan site was also recognized as one of the top six benchmark sites...

2014-04-17 12:27:23

LONDON, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:The Long Term Care Market: Nursing Homes, Home Care, Hospice Care, and Assisted Livinghttp://www.reportbuyer.com/business_government/care_social_services/long_term_care_market.htmlThe advancing age of the population makes long-term care an important consideration for health marketers. This report, The Long Term Care Market: Nursing Homes, Home Care, Hospice Care, and Assisted Living, covers...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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