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2014-08-28 16:27:41

Home health leaders advocate for value-based purchasing reform to replace arbitrary across-the-board cuts WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society found that house calls to elderly patients with chronic conditions keep healthcare costs down by reducing the need for expensive emergency room visits. The patients who utilize this care are some of Medicare's most costly patients with multiple chronic...

2014-08-26 23:13:22

CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that several of their state healthcare and human services program experts were featured speakers at the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) held August 18-21 in Denver, Colorado. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that several of their state healthcare and human services program...

2014-08-26 16:27:54

Pioneer in PQRS reporting introduces new multi-facility health system subscription ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellcentive, the pioneer and leader in pay-for-performance and quality reporting for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), announced today its PQRS application is now available, one of the earliest full-service enterprise reporting solutions released to market this year. The solution is updated and fully compliant with the 2014 federal government registry...

2014-08-25 16:27:37

CMS tells DME MACs to only review necessity of repair, not original equipment WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is changing the way it deals with medical equipment repairs. In response to complaints from patients across the nation, CMS has admitted that patients are having trouble getting equipment repaired and has released new guidance on supplier documentation for durable medical equipment, prosthetics,...

2014-08-25 08:27:49

441 PT Industry Leaders Demonstrate Varying Levels of Preparedness as New Medicare and Commercial Payer Regulations Disrupt Outpatient Rehabilitation Industry PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicient Inc., a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, today announced the results of their Medicare compliance risk survey of therapy practice owners and managers. 441 physical therapy practice owners and managers responded to a five question, brand neutral...

2014-08-24 23:00:11

Medicare and Medicaid will likely cut reimbursement rates for robot-assisted surgeries that do not demonstrate high rates of cost effectiveness, thus hampering industry revenue growth. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Robotic Surgery Equipment Manufacturing industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Since the FDA approved Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci in 2000, the Robotic Surgery Equipment...

2014-08-21 23:12:12

Report from peer60 suggests compliance with state laws may be at risk in efforts to engage patients. AMERICAN FORK, Utah (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Only 20 percent of healthcare providers currently meet a key patient engagement requirement of the Affordable Care Act according to a new report. Over 200 healthcare leaders participated in the report by responding to a request from Smart Data pioneer peer60. Participants reported many solutions used to engage patients may lead providers to...

2014-08-20 23:02:15

Connexion Point ranks 86th on the Inc 500 fastest growing businesses, 12th fastest in Healthcare, and #1 fastest growing business in Utah. Based in Utah and Texas, cXp combines cutting edge technology with a strong client & solution focus Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 With 3943.8% growth, Connexion Point ranks number 86 on the Inc. 500’s 2014 list of the nation’s fastest growing companies. The Inc. 500 ranks Connexion Point 12th, nationally, in overall growth in...

2014-08-19 08:29:09

Physician names are now in 62 million MedPar inpatient records and over 158 million outpatient records PHOENIX, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intellimed is pleased to announce the availability of the 2012 MedPar Inpatient and Outpatient data including attending and operating physicians associated with each case. The physician's specialty and address are also available in the physician list. This was another step in their effort to improve transparency for all providers of CMS...

2014-08-18 16:28:11

Democratic, Republican and Independent Voters Alike Express Stronger Support for Lawmakers Who Vote in Favor of Legislation to Replace Medicare Cuts with Payment Reforms WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national survey finds registered voters overwhelming support Congressional action to stop cuts to the Medicare home health benefit, which are estimated to directly affect more than one million seniors and nearly half a million home health professionals. The poll also...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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