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2014-06-10 08:31:29

New Research Finds Patient Shift from Physicians' Community Cancer Clinics to Hospitals Increases Cost of Cancer Care WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Berkeley Research Group (BRG) released a new study sponsored by the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) on the cost of cancer treatment. The study found that two independent trends, acting in combination, are currently resulting in increased Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) chemotherapy payments. These results reinforce similar...

2014-06-10 08:30:38

Northwest Nursing Center Shows Census Growth, Improved Patient Mix, Demonstrating Initial Success of AdCare's Strategic Plan to Improve Facility-Level Operations ATLANTA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK), (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA) a leading long-term care provider, today reported that as part of the Company's strategic plan to improve facility level operations, the Northwest Nursing Center facility in Oklahoma City has achieved significant...

2014-06-06 23:08:41

In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, three health plan executives with years of direct duals experience will assess what is causing high opt-out rates, how to evaluate and monitor them, and what can be done to prevent them. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The initial figures on how many Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles are opting out of joint CMS-state demonstration programs are even higher than expected. What is behind the high opt-out rates? What can be done...

2014-06-06 16:22:54

WESTMONT, Ill., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IlliniCare Health, a subsidiary of Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), has unveiled a new brand identity, symbolized by the introduction of a new logo that signifies its growth and transformation. The new brand will serve to further emphasize IlliniCare Health's mission: providing better health outcomes at lower costs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140606/95791 IlliniCare Health's new, progressive logo reflects the vibrancy and diversity of...

2014-06-04 23:11:16

BESLER Consulting announces that Elliot Health System has selected the company to assist in the identification of Medicare Transfer DRG underpayments. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 BESLER Consulting, a leading provider of comprehensive revenue recovery services to healthcare organizations, is pleased to announce that Elliot Health System has selected the company to assist in the identification of Medicare Transfer DRG underpayments. Under Medicare reimbursement regulations, when...

2014-06-04 23:07:47

32 percent of Relias Learning’s nursing home customers receive five-star rating from CMS, doubling the nationwide percentage. Cary, NC (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Relias Learning, the leading provider of online training solutions for healthcare organizations, announced today that 32 percent of its nursing home customers have received a five-star quality rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS established the Five-Star Quality Rating System in 2008 for consumers to...

2014-06-04 23:03:40

Leading Business Process Outsourcing solutions provider to Medicare and Medicaid health plans to participate in event for health care professionals. King of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 TMG Health, the leading national provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions for health plans in the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Managed Medicaid markets, announces their participation as a sponsor and exhibitor at AHIP’s Institute 2014, the annual meeting of the industry trade...

2014-06-04 23:00:50

Dr. Marilyn Moon, director of the Center on Aging at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and an Institute Fellow, received the prestigious Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance in recognition of her contributions to strengthening the Medicare system. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Dr. Marilyn Moon, director of the Center on Aging at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and an Institute Fellow, received the prestigious Robert M. Ball Award...

2014-06-04 12:29:20

State Boasts Cutting-Edge Medicaid Management Information System Updates GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilizing CNSI's ProviderOne system technology, the state of Washington is now among the first in the country to update its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) in compliance with federal mandates set by the Affordable Care Act requiring simplified and streamlined operating systems. The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced that as of...

2014-06-04 08:31:23

DENVER, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA) (the "Company") today announced that it has commenced a tender offer to purchase for cash (the "Tender Offer") any and all of its 6 3/8% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "Notes"). Concurrently, it is soliciting consents from the holders of the Notes (the "Consent Solicitation" and, together with the "Tender Offer," the "Offer") for the purpose of eliminating substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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