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2014-07-21 23:05:02

Joseph F. Cvitkovic, Ph.D., of Jefferson Hospital, was selected by the American Psychological Association to testify on legislation that would give behavioral health facilities access to Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. PITTSBURGH, Pa. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 An Allegheny Health Network psychologist is one of three behavioral health specialists invited by the American Psychological Association (APA) to participate as panelists in a Senate staff briefing sponsored by the Behavioral...

2014-07-21 23:04:52

Invidasys’ VIDAFlow Workflow Management system streamlines operations for health insurance providers. Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Invidasys, a software engineering firm that develops component solutions for health insurance plans, announced the release of its VIDAFlow™ Workflow Management system. VIDAFlow™, when combined with Invidasys’ components and a health insurance plan’s core administrative platform, offers an alternative to the costly and time consuming “rip and...

2014-07-21 23:01:15

New resources available to the region to improve healthcare quality and value Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Qualis Health has been awarded five-year contracts by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve as the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for the states of Idaho and Washington, effective July 18, 2014. Work under the contracts will be driven around aligned efforts to improve healthcare value for patients and families...

2014-07-21 16:26:03

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Figures release this week by international health insurance provider MediCare International show the potential cost of not having effective international health insurance cover in place can be very high, if you are one of the many voluntary NGO and other workers currently active in these conflict zones. MediCare International [http://www.medicare.co.uk ] highlights the case of freelance reporter John McHugh who was on an assignment...

2014-07-21 16:25:45

SAVE Medicare Home Health Act provides critical relief to protect vulnerable seniors, healthcare providers, and jobs across Michigan's home health community JACKSON, Mich., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a coalition of the nation's leading innovators of home healthcare dedicated to improving the integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare - today applauded the introduction of Medicare reform legislation that would...

2014-07-18 23:08:17

Attorney Bryan Schefman argued successfully for the right of medical providers to seek charges and double damages under the Medicare Secondary Payor (“MSP”) act where a no-fault insurer has denied PIP benefits to a Medicare eligible insured. Bloomfield Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 The Court of Appeals held that a health care provider can use the Medicare Secondary Payer Act’s private cause of action against a non-group health plan (no-fault insurer) that denies coverage for...

2014-07-17 08:28:30

Unprecedented High Drug Costs to Force Major Financial Tradeoffs for State Budgets ST. LOUIS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- State legislatures will need to find billions in their budgets to purchase costly new hepatitis C therapy, according to a new state-by-state analysis released today by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO More than 750,000 Americans with chronic hepatitis C receive state-funded healthcare through Medicaid or the...

2014-07-16 23:13:26

On Thursday, August 7, Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains, N.Y., will lecture on the drafting of Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts at the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) 2014 Summer Meeting of the Elder Law and Special Needs Section. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 On Thursday, August 7, Westchester elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP...

2014-07-16 23:10:01

The University of Kansas Hospital received a $12.5 million Health Care Innovation Grant to work with Hays Medical Center, 10 critical access hospitals, and rural providers throughout western Kansas. PYA is honored to partner with these providers to design an innovative care delivery model focused on improving heart health and stroke survival in Kansas. Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 PYA, a national healthcare consulting and assurance firm, congratulates The University of Kansas...

2014-07-16 12:27:38

Montefiore to Receive $5.6 Million Grant to Pilot Project That Provides Behavioral Health Services in Primary Care Settings NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montefiore Medical Center has been selected to receive a $5.6 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop the Bronx Behavioral Health Integration Project (Bronx-BHIP), a program that will integrate behavioral healthcare for children and adults in...