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2014-03-04 13:57:45

Reforms could provide first-ever coverage for mental illness and other problems that increase the risk of recidivism Under the Affordable Care Act, an estimated 4 million people who have spent time in jail will have better access to health coverage for conditions that might—if left untreated—result in higher health care costs and an increased risk of recidivism. That's the conclusion of an analysis by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health...

2014-03-04 12:28:52

Meridian Becomes Qualified Data Sharing Organization with Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) EAST LANSING, Mich., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health Plan, the largest Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) in the State of Michigan, announced today that Meridian has joined Michigan's collective effort to enable secure, electronic sharing of health information as a new Qualified Data Sharing Organization (QO) with MiHIN, the state-designated entity...

2014-03-03 23:24:29

BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of comprehensive revenue integrity services to healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce that Denver Health of Denver, CO has selected the company to assist in the identification of Medicare Transfer DRG underpayments. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of comprehensive revenue integrity services to healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce that Denver Health of Denver, CO has selected the company...

2014-03-03 12:26:46

- Data analyses underscore that deep Medicare cuts to home health impact a population that is disproportionately vulnerable and female - WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New analyses completed by Avalere Health and Dobson DaVanzo & Associates released today by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare find that the majority of Medicare home health beneficiaries and caregivers, both skilled and informal, are women and that Medicare home health beneficiaries...

2014-02-28 23:35:12

Aeroflow Healthcare, a durable medical equipment (DME) company focused patient care and distribution of quality health improvement products, announced that it has signed four new insurance contracts in the past month alone. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Aeroflow Healthcare, a durable medical equipment (DME) company focused patient care and distribution of quality health improvement products, announced that it has signed four new insurance contracts in the past month alone....

2014-02-28 23:04:59

HolaDoctor.com, a leading resource for health information for Hispanics, announced today that they have released a video tutorial aimed at helping Spanish-speakers get health coverage with Covered California. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 HolaDoctor.com, the leading website offering health information to Hispanics, published a video tutorial with detailed information on how to enroll, apply for a subsidy, choose plans, and shop for coverage in Covered California, California’s...

2014-02-27 23:24:07

Although the recession negatively affected industry revenue and wages, rehabilitation clinics have largely recovered and are expected to continue to do so in the five years to 2019; moreover, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 is expanding private and government coverage of industry services, thereby bolstering demand for industry services. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Clinics in...

2014-02-27 23:22:27

AvMed Adds Innovative Walking Product from Healthways and MeYou Health, Extends SilverSneakers® Fitness Program Contract Through 2016 MIAMI, Fla., and NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 As part of its mission to help members live healthier, AvMed has become the nation’s first Medicare Advantage plan to offer a unique, interactive walking program to its members. As part of an expanded partnership with global well-being improvement leader Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) and its...

2014-02-27 23:03:54

Two Medicare related fights are looming in Congress. One relates to the very popular Medicare Advantage plan and highly lucrative insurance product. (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 A Medicare battle is looming in Congress? — There are reports that Medicare took a back seat to Obamacare for much of 2013 and now it’s about to come back with election-year ferocity according to Politico.com. Writer Brett Norman reports: “The Obama administration is expected to announce new payment rates...

2014-02-27 23:02:14

Many Accountable Care Organizations show lower than expected expenditures and an increase in savings. Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released interim financial results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Advance Payment ACOs, as well as preliminary evaluation results for the Pioneer ACOs and final results from the Physician Group Practice Demonstration initiatives....