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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...

2014-08-22 23:06:33

Dr. Thomas Jones and John Cotton want people to take the bull by the horns and take charge of their health. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 If you are an American over 50 years old, it is important to understand what is going on when it comes to health-care policies and doctor-patient relations so you can aggressively demand the best care. That's the message Dr. Thomas Jones and John Cotton in their new book, Aging Aggressively. Once you know the ins and outs, you’ll feel more...

2014-08-22 16:23:05

Letter of Intent signals Group Health's ongoing commitment to provide members access to excellent care and patient experience in a more affordable way SEATTLE, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent for Swedish Health Services to provide its Seattle-based hospital services starting in February 2016. This will include transitioning Group Health's award-winning maternity services from its Capitol Hill location, to...

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...

2014-08-12 12:29:11

Employers Show Increased Interest in Shifting Lives into Private Exchanges, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that interest in private exchanges has sharply increased as the Affordable Care Act has gotten officially underway. These private exchanges come in numerous forms, including multiple or single carrier exchanges, and are marketed to employer groups of varying sizes. Ohio and Tennessee, two...

2014-08-11 08:30:09

The United States Department of Justice resolved alleged scheme of over-admitting patients at nearly 120 Community Health System hospitals across the country. DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There is a thin line between not knowing coverage and fraud. In a recent settlement, the Community Health Systems, Inc has to pay $97million to resolve whistleblower lawsuits uncovered in federal courts across the United States, the reason being--medical necessity. CHS...

2014-08-05 17:22:52

The JAMA Network Journals The use of medical consultations for surgical patients varied widely across hospitals, especially among patients without complications, in a study of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing colectomy (to remove all or part of their colon) or total hip replacement (THR). Internists and medical subspecialists are frequently called on to assess surgical patients and to help manage their care. As payers move toward bundled payments, hospitals need to better understand...

2014-08-01 23:01:36

Healthcare Consultant Group’s Foundation Hosts Popular Event to Assist Healthcare Providers to Become More Proficient in the Use of Certified EHR Technology and the Affordable Care Act Legislation DELRAY BEACH, FL (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 On Monday, June 30th, the Quirk Healthcare Foundation hosted the 2014 California NextGen User Symposium in San Francisco, CA. Now in its fourth year, the 2-day event was held at the JW Marriott Union Square hotel. “We are excited about returning to...

2014-07-29 12:35:58

Poll Reveals Strong Support for Taking Action to Prevent Such Medical Treatment, says Compassion & Choices WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new poll shows that nearly one out of four older Americans (24%) say that either they or a family member have experienced excessive or unwanted medical treatment, the equivalent of about 25 million people. The survey also reveals that older Americans strongly support holding doctors accountable when they fail to honor...

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...


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