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2014-03-11 08:29:30

Eastside Family Medicine Clinic joins other regional groups in adopting Physician Care Direct's Employer Health Ownership Plan(TM). Primary care-focused health plan gives small- and medium-sized employers the same control over costs as larger employers BELLEVUE, Wash., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid news that health insurance premiums will rise for nearly two-thirds of small businesses under the Affordable Care Act, Physician Care Direct today announced that Eastside Family Medicine...

2014-03-10 08:28:25

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Commission on Civil Rights announces that it will hold a briefing to examine compliance with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), a federal law that requires Medicare-participating hospitals to treat emergency medical conditions of any person regardless of capacity to pay, and makes unlawful the discharge of patients prior to stabilizing any medical condition. The purpose of EMTALA is to prevent...

2014-03-07 16:22:54

February 2014 home health job losses are the largest in the healthcare sector and the largest suffered by home health workers - most of whom are women - in more than a decade WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare: The February jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today represents the single highest level of monthly job loss in the home health sector in more than a decade....

2014-03-06 12:28:11

PRINCETON, N.J., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey hospitals provided $2.58 billion in added benefits to their communities in 2012 above and beyond the healthcare services they provided to their patients, according to a new report from the New Jersey Hospital Association. The total includes the value of free and discounted care for the poor, uninsured and senior citizens; community health offerings like immunization clinics and other wellness programs; education for future...

2014-03-05 23:23:58

Allsup highlights National Social Work Month during March, upcoming annual leadership conference set for Nov. 5-8. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 Collaboration and leadership are critical roles for social workers who play instrumental roles in the increasingly complex realm of healthcare, according to the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC). During National Social Work Month in March, Allsup, a nationwide provider of Social Security Disability Insurance...

2014-03-04 14:09:11

In a new paper in the journal Health Affairs, several participants in a workshop convened by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine unveil their recommendations to improve health care for prisoners both during incarceration and after release. From a public health standpoint, they argue, it’s shortsighted to regard prison populations as separate from the community. The very premise of prison invites members of society to think of the people there as walled-off and...

2014-03-03 08:31:11

The Leapfrog Group Cautions Against Babies Being Born Too Soon, Hits National Target WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The national rate of maternal early elective deliveries dropped for the third year in a row, with the national average for the first time hitting the target rate of less than five percent, announced nonprofit hospital quality watchdog The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog). Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, will release the new data at the...

2014-02-24 12:27:42

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2012, Minnesota hospitals and health systems contributed more than $3.9 billion in programs and services to benefit the health of their communities, an increase of 10 percent compared to 2011, according to the latest annual Community Benefit Report released by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/MM73437LOGO Minnesota hospitals provided $521 million in uncompensated care --...

2014-02-20 23:20:31

Sixteen states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin) are included in this 14th edition CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks study and provide detailed measures of medical prices, payments, and utilization by provider type and service group. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The cost drivers of medical care in state workers’ compensation systems;...

2014-02-19 08:28:12

Internal Medicine Physician's Revolutionary System Is the Result of His Career-Long Dedication to the Development of Personalized Cost Effective Systems of Health Care Delivery CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenneth Albrecht, M.D. is an internal medicine physician by training, but his maverick entrepreneurial spirit and success as a true trailblazer in the healthcare industry has always made him pause when people ask the simple question, "What kind of doctor are you?"...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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