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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...

2013-12-05 23:29:52

Southampton A.C.O. offers tips for healthcare professionals to collect a fair share of savings with the new reform act. The Southampton A.C.O. was established by Integrated Medical Specialties, LLC to organize local primary healthcare professionals on the east end of Long Island. Southampton, NY (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Southampton A.C.O. is offering tips to local Long Island health professionals to capitalize on new revenue elements of the healthcare reform act. With the new healthcare...

2013-11-22 23:03:59

Government initiatives are set to increase the accessibility of GPs, particularly in regional areas. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the General Practice Medical Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 General practitioners (GPs) are the first point of contact in the medical system. The Federal Government provides assistance to the industry via Medicare by covering the schedule fee of each GP consultation....

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