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2014-10-15 12:23:57

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With cold weather just around the corner, PSE&G would like to remind customers that the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now accepting applications for the 2015 heating season. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120830/MM62627LOGO "Last year, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program helped thousands of PSE&G households pay their heating bills," said Greg Dunlap, PSE&G's Vice President of Customer...

2014-10-14 23:02:09

Martin's Point Generations Advantage Prime earns 5 stars, the highest-possible rating from Medicare - placing Martin's Point among the nation's highest rated plans. Portland ME (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Medicare beneficiaries living in Maine have access to one of only 11 plans in the country to earn 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2015. The Portland based not-for-profit Martin’s Point Health Care’s Generations Advantage Prime Plan is...

2014-10-02 16:26:35

Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs and Pioneer ACO Model show continued quality of care improvements and additional Medicare savings DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued quality and financial performance results showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have improved patient care and produced hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for the program....

After-school exercise program
2014-09-30 03:00:46

Diana Yates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A nine-month-long, randomized controlled trial involving 221 prepubescent children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cognitive tasks, researchers report in the journal Pediatrics. Half of the study subjects were randomly assigned to the after-school...

2014-09-23 08:29:51

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical needs in the areas of inflammation, oncology and biodefense, announced today that it has appointed Rasappa Arumugham, PhD, as its Vice President of Biopharmaceutical Development. Dr. Arumugham has over 25 years of diverse experience in biopharmaceutical research and development (R&D) in the...

2014-09-22 16:28:48

$7M Project Funded by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UHC will be participating in a three-year project, funded by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, that aims to improve the quality of care and the patient experience while reducing the overall cost of care by enhancing communication and coordination between primary care physicians and specialists. This program will be...

2014-09-11 04:21:17

MIAMI, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HolaDoctor.com, the leading health website in the Hispanic digital market, launched a new Interactive Health Insurance Center which aims to inform and educate Hispanics on how to apply for and acquire health coverage in 2015. According to the Affordable Care Act, which came into effect in March 2010, all citizens and legal residents of the United States must be covered by health insurance or they may have to pay a fee and assume all their health...

2014-09-10 23:03:05

Former Principal Deputy Administrator of CMS brings national expertise in health care payment and delivery reforms Baltimore (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) has named Jonathan Blum, former Principal Deputy Administrator and Director of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as its new Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs. Blum, who joined the company Sept. 8, brings...

2014-08-20 23:02:15

Connexion Point ranks 86th on the Inc 500 fastest growing businesses, 12th fastest in Healthcare, and #1 fastest growing business in Utah. Based in Utah and Texas, cXp combines cutting edge technology with a strong client & solution focus Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 With 3943.8% growth, Connexion Point ranks number 86 on the Inc. 500’s 2014 list of the nation’s fastest growing companies. The Inc. 500 ranks Connexion Point 12th, nationally, in overall growth in...

2014-08-07 23:10:37

The Center for Health Affairs has been awarded $876,521 in hospital emergency preparedness funds through the Ohio Department of Health and the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for responding to and preparing for public health emergencies for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 The Center for Health Affairs has been awarded $876,521 in hospital emergency...


Word of the Day
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.