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2014-09-23 23:05:10

eCaring's unique real-time home health care management system will help Elderplan enhance member care and lower associated costs. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 eCaring, a leading health care quality company, announced today that it has entered into a contract to provide its unique Web-based home health care management and monitoring system to Elderplan, Inc., one of New York City’s largest not-for-profit health plans. Elderplan, an affiliated agency of MJHS, will deploy...

2014-09-11 23:13:18

Health Advocates and Rash Curtis & Associates recently entered into a co-marketing Agreement to combine and expand their complementary services which focus on the recovery of uncollected revenue for health care providers and act as a patient liaison to screen and assist the patient with financial resources and options to enhance the patient’s overall experience. Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Health Advocates identifies all options for 3rd party coverage for unfunded...

2014-09-09 08:33:10

Safe-T Box Secure Data Exchange protects CareCore National from cyber attacks HERZLYIA, Israel, September 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe-T Data [http://www.safe-t.com ] announced today that CareCore National [http://www.carecorenational.com ] (CareCore) has selected Safe-T Data's Safe-T Box Secure Data ExchangePlatform [http://www.safe-t.com/safe-t-box ] to protect its new customer file upload portal from cyber attacks. CareCore provides innovative healthcare solutions...

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...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.