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2014-01-18 23:01:05

This industry has been burdened with cost pressures, including rising labor and liability expenses and the price of new technology. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on Specialist Doctors in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 The Specialist Doctors industry enjoyed a rise in demand in recent years, leading to increased industry revenue, employment and wages. An aging population and increasing occurrences of...

2014-01-13 23:04:21

A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines the impact of the 30 percent reduction in the Illinois medical fee schedule that was enacted in 2011. Prior to the reduction, the Illinois fee schedule was one of the highest in the nation. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 A new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) examines the impact of the 30 percent reduction in the Illinois medical fee schedule that was enacted in 2011. Prior to the...

2014-01-13 08:26:25

First NHS patient treated less than seven weeks following NICE published guidance ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALIM) (Alimera), a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that it has begun shipping initial orders of ILUVIEN® to several United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) facilities. Additionally, on January 10, 2014, the...

2014-01-10 16:22:26

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Select Medical Holdings Corporation ("Select Medical") (NYSE: SEM), today announced its business outlook for calendar year 2014. Select Medical expects consolidated net operating revenues for the full year 2014 to be in the range of $3.05 billion to $3.15 billion. Select Medical expects net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expense, other income/(expense), and equity in earnings/(losses),...

2014-01-07 23:05:08

Two services help people remain in their homes longer. Home health care is temporary and is intended for people recovering from illness, injury, or surgery. Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Living in your own home can be a challenge when you need help caring for yourself. For a growing number of aging and ailing Americans, living at home is made possible by having someone come to the home to provide care, reports the January 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "We always make an effort to...

2014-01-06 16:26:45

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With growing national attention to hospital pricing practices, new data released by the nation's largest nurses organization today showed that hospital charges continue to skyrocket with some U.S. hospitals charging more than ten times their cost - nearly $1,200 for every $100 of their total costs. NNU and IHSP list the 100 most expensive hospitals, top 10 for each state, and the 50 most expensive hospital systems. For specifics, call...

2014-01-04 23:02:15

A new law went into effect January 1, 2014 allowing the people of California to go directly to a physical therapist, eliminating unnecessary appointments and delays in accessing care, according to San Francisco Sport and Spine Physical Therapy. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 Californians seeking alternatives to prescription medication and surgery are now able to choose physical therapy for the prevention and treatment of conditions, like back pain, that affect their movement...

Medicaid Patients Use ER Services Due To Lack Of Alternative Sources
2013-12-31 07:02:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Medicaid insurance patients seeking care in an emergency department might be driven by a lack of alternatives, rather than the acuity of their illness, according to a new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Roberta Capp, MD, led a team of researchers who studied 4,606 patients and their reasons for seeking emergency care using the 2011 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The patients' reasons were...

2013-12-23 23:23:22

FastCare, a provider of emergency medical clinics in South Florida, has a new location in Miami Beach. Miami, FL (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Traditional hospital or doctor visits can result in waiting, rushed appointments and expensive care; yet an urgent care center provide much of the same care, but at faster speed and at a lower cost. At FastCare clinic in South Florida, there is no need for an appointment, yet the option to schedule one is available if patients want to guarantee no...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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