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2014-03-26 12:29:18

Seventeen skilled nursing communities get 5-star quality rating BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventeen Brookdale skilled nursing communities have received the highest possible overall rating of five stars from U.S. News & World Report in the magazine's sixth annual Best Nursing Homes review. U.S. News awarded the "Best Nursing Home" designation to communities that received the highest rating in January 2014 from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

2014-03-26 08:30:03

Enrollees Could Save Almost 20% over Original Medicare and 45% Over Medigap SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Americans are turning 65 at a pace of 10,000 per day and they face a confusing array of insurance decisions regarding Medicare. To help this age group understand their insurance choices, HealthPocket evaluated the expenses associated with their three main coverage options: -- Original Medicare with a Medicare drug plan -- Medigap Plan F with...

2014-03-25 23:23:30

This WCRI study, CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks for Texas 14th Edition, examines medical costs, prices, and utilization in Texas and compares them with 15 other states. It further examines how these metrics of medical costs and care have changed following the Texas reforms. CAMBRIDGE, MA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 Payments per claim for the medical care of injured workers in Texas grew nearly 8 percent in 2011, largely the effect of price increases from earlier reforms, according to a...

2014-03-25 23:03:05

Recommendation Aims to Enhance MTM program Eligibility Criteria by Establishing a Minimum Threshold Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The National MTM Advisory Board has released its recommendations for Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program eligibility criteria. While Medicare plan-to-plan inconsistency in MTM eligibility criteria has been somewhat limited due to refinements introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), wide variability...

2014-03-25 16:25:41

CHICAGO, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing your medical history repeatedly at different healthcare facilities soon will be a thing of the past--at least for patients at facilities operated by Accelera Innovations. This is just one of the ways that by vertically integrating healthcare services, Accelera Innovations seeks to improve efficiency with proprietary software platforms, while maintaining the highest level of care. Illinois-based Accelera Innovations' patient-centric,...

2014-03-25 08:31:52

New York, Hawaii, New Jersey top list, Arizona, North Dakota & Idaho Rank Lowest SAN MATEO, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the state of New York, a family of 4 can make up to $95,400 annually and still qualify its children for comprehensive health coverage, while families in Arizona must make less than $33,400 to qualify their children, according to a PointCare analysis of 2014 Medicaid data. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/LA89899LOGO For uninsured...

2014-03-25 08:31:21

Leading Health Information Connectivity and Management Solutions Company Helps Eligible Providers Avoid Future Penalties and Gain Financial Savings LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ZirMed®, a leading health information connectivity and management solutions company, today revealed the top best practices for maximizing Medicare reimbursements under the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) quality measures and avoid...

2014-03-24 16:24:32

Health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of medical care determines rating RIDGEWOOD, N.J., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Dyk Health Care, Inc. is pleased to announce that its Ridgewood facility was named one of the 'best nursing homes 2014' by U.S. News & World Report, marking the third time Van Dyk Ridgewood received this honor. U.S. News has collected meaningful data and ratings about nearly every nursing facility in the United States, and built from them a...

2014-03-21 16:23:22

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the March 31 deadline to sign up for health insurance for 2014 just around the corner, the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange (NMHIX) is partnering with Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® and GetInsured(®) to help residents get enrolled. Jackson Hewitt(®) provides free assistance to paid tax preparation customers who want to apply for Medicaid, CHIP, or the tax credits available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through the...

2014-03-21 12:24:27

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare and the VGM Group today applauded Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-Pa.) and Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) for urging the Centers for Medicare and (CMS) Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to refrain from further action to expand Medicare's bidding program. CMS published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (CMS-1460-ANPRM) entitled Medicare Program; Methodology for Adjusting Payment...