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2014-08-13 12:28:35

Outcomes-Based Approaches by Payers May Support Value Messaging for Pharmaceuticals, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the outlook for the pharmaceutical market in the United States is becoming more favorable, as the size of the insured population is expanding and opportunities for specialty pharmaceutical products support premium pricing and better profitability. The implementation of the...

2014-08-12 23:08:24

The four sessions of Atlantic Information Services’s upcoming virtual conference will offer details of early results and lessons learned from CMS-backed and state duals demos, presented by 11 of the nation’s top duals experts from the private and public sectors. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), the publisher of industry-leading newsletter Medicare Advantage News and the annual AIS’s Medicare and Medicaid Market Data factbook, is...

2014-08-12 12:27:46

WILMINGTON, Delaware, August 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedicalBillersandCoders.com has been helping medical practices in Ohio sail through challenges posed by physician shortage and Medicaid expansion. It is being expected that Ohio will be short of 30,000 primary care providers by 2015. With a significant increase in number of people seeking routine care in the state, practices are finding it difficult to strike a balance between clinical and administrative tasks. By...

2014-08-11 12:27:12

America's home healthcare community supports collaborative effort to make millions of homebound Americans and healthcare professionals voters WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National home health leaders are reinvigorating the Bring the Vote Home initiative, a program which aims to engage the nation's 3.5 million Medicare home health beneficiaries and their caregiving teams in the electoral process by assisting patients in the voter and absentee ballot...

2014-08-11 12:27:07

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) finds that Medicaid enrollees visit the emergency department appropriately like most patients, but they have generally more complex health needs and less access to primary care than their privately insured counterparts (http://2c4xez132caw2w3cpr1il98fssf.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/MACFacts-EDuse_2014-07.pdf). The following is a...

2014-08-08 16:23:07

Program integrity measures cited as sustainable approach to Medicare reform instead of arbitrary, across-the-board payment cuts WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 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 House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health Chairman Kevin Brady (TX- 8) for drafting...

2014-08-06 16:30:18

Three year demonstration project for Medicare Part B recipients will study the impact of paying for intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) home infusions TOWSON, Md., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is pleased to announce that the enrollment for the Medicare IVIG Demonstration Project will begin on August 08, 2014. The enrollment period will end on September 12, 2014, so patients should act quickly to sign up. If approved, a beneficiary receiving an...

2014-08-06 12:28:34

New Rules to be Published August 22 SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Medicare will fine hospitals $529 million for serving Medicare patients twice in 30 days. The fines reduce hospital care for seniors, thus saving Medicare money. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/133779 The largest fines are $4 million each for Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia; Northwestern Memorial Hospital in...

2014-08-06 12:26:10

Missouri Wonk Study Predicts A Total Cost of $43 Million In Additional Healthcare Costs ST. LOUIS, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Missouri Wonk, a St. Louis based public policy research firm, today released a new economic impact study conducted by the firm's president and founder, Brian Schmidt. The study, which was supported by a grant from the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), examined the potential costs associated with a proposed prescription requirement for popular cold and...

2014-08-05 11:57:59

Physicians for a National Health Program Nationwide study finds for-profit agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, yet their quality of care is worse For-profit home health agencies are far costlier for Medicare than nonprofit agencies, according to a nationwide study published today [Monday, Aug. 4] in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs. Overall cost per patient was $1,215 higher at for-profits, with operating costs accounting for $752 of the...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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