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2014-07-22 08:30:46

Innovation from PrimaCare, one of the Metroplex's largest urgent care providers, and Physician Care Direct reflects growing demand for health coverage workers can afford DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NextCare Holdings, Inc. and Physician Care Direct have teamed to help small- and medium-size employers manage the skyrocketing cost of providing employees with health insurance. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140310/MM80608LOGO According to the Centers for Medicare and...

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...

2014-07-08 08:31:41

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EZDoctor (https://ezdoctor.com/), the medical appointment booking site, has taken another step forward in its mission to improve healthcare in America. The site now includes individual doctors' pricing data for specific services alongside state averages for the same services. At last count, EZDoctor had pricing data for nearly 1 million doctors across the country. By providing a new level of transparency in the healthcare...

2014-07-02 12:28:34

TORONTO, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - New research published by the Canadian Health Policy Institute (CHPI) shows that Quebec's publicly funded drug plan provides the best access to new drugs among all the federal and provincial public drug plans in Canada. The study compares Canada's public drug programs in terms of the number of new drugs approved for public insurance coverage, as well as the time that patients must wait for publicly insured access to new drugs. It ranks the quality of coverage...

2014-07-01 10:21:50

The Lancet OECD warns that "more and bigger" efforts will be needed to contain US health budget to prevent reversal of recent slowdown in health spending growth as economic growth improves Growth in health expenditure in the USA slowed dramatically between 2000 and 2011, bringing the growth rate of the country's health budget in line with other high-spending countries, according to new research published in The Lancet as part of a new Series, The health of Americans. However, the...

2014-06-25 08:32:10

Integration helps Rocky Mountain Health Plans increase efficiency in requesting, processing, and reporting prior authorizations SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MCG (formerly Milliman Care Guidelines and now part of the Hearst Health network) has integrated its Cite(®) AutoAuth Module with the Essette(® )Web-based Care Management platform. This collaboration automates prior treatment authorization in existing workflows, combining rapid evidence-based utilization decisions...

2014-06-23 08:28:31

Transaction Will Result in Facility Level Profits ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AdCare Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ADK), (NYSE MKT: ADK.PRA), a leading long-term care provider, today announced that, as part of its ongoing rationalization plan, it has signed an agreement to sublease one of its skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in South Georgia to a local nursing home operator effective July 1, 2014. AdCare incurred losses of approximately $92,000 in connection...

2014-06-18 16:26:23

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Health Project will host a forum on health care delivery and payment reform on Thursday, June 19, at 10am, focusing on the transition from a volume-based to value-based health care delivery system. In April 2013, BPC released A Bipartisan Rx for Patient-Centered Care and System-Wide Cost Containment. That report laid out policy recommendations to put health care in America on a pathway to improved...

2014-06-10 12:29:59

LONDON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With all eyes on Brazil and the FIFA World Cup scheduled to kick off in a matter of days, tens of millions of spectators around the world will get a glimpse of life in this fabled country, famous for its football, samba, carnivals and of course as one of the BRIC countries. Brazil, or to give it its correct name, the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region. It is the...

surgery costs elusive
2014-06-10 10:04:02

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For most products, consumers have access to a wealth of data and information to guide them in a purchasing decision. When it comes to health care, especially the price of surgical procedures, information is nearly impossible to find. According to a new study from the University of Iowa, the quote for prostate cancer surgery varied between 100 hospitals by a 13-fold range. When comparing prices, the team found a wide range of...

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