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2014-08-14 16:26:45

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser's announcement of a 40 percent increase in profits to $2.1 billion for the first half of this year is the latest in a string of hefty health insurer profit reports that illustrate why Proposition 45's protections against price gouging are desperately needed, said Consumer Watchdog today. Proposition 45 will prohibit excessive profits and require health insurers to get approval for rate hikes. It applies the same...

2014-08-13 16:25:48

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced the appointment of Miles S. Snowden, M.D., MPH, as the company's chief medical officer effective September 15, 2014. Dr. Snowden is replacing Gar LaSalle, M.D., who retired from this position earlier this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135979 "TeamHealth's CMO plays a...

2014-08-11 23:04:35

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation grants help families pay for non-covered children’s medical expenses. Additional funds for the program are being generated from sales of a new children's book, Oliver & Hope, available at Amazon.com. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child’s health care treatments, services or equipment...

2014-08-11 16:27:21

Prop 45 Will Protect Overcharged Consumers From Paying for Massive Health Insurer Profits SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The report of HealthNet's $120.9 million second quarter profit, which is 4 times its 2013 second quarter profit, is yet another reminder, amid a slew of massive health insurer profit reports, of the need for Proposition 45's protections from health insurer profiteering said Consumer Watchdog Campaign today. Proposition 45 will shine a light...

2014-08-06 23:07:50

Lee Newcomer, M.D., a senior vice president at UnitedHealthcare, discussed the results of a successful pilot oncology project the insurer conducted in the Aug. 4 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Health Plan Week. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Recent results from a UnitedHealthcare oncology-focused bundling pilot have caught the attention of the health insurance industry by demonstrating that the model saves money for more than just procedural care, like knee...

2014-07-29 16:28:02

ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts Holding Company (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced 2014 second quarter net income attributable to Express Scripts stockholders of $515.2 million, or $0.67 per diluted share. Adjusted earnings per diluted share, as detailed in Table 4, was $1.23 for the second quarter.(1) "We are well positioned to serve our clients with scale, alignment and innovative solutions to lower costs, manage trend and to improve the health outcomes of our...

2014-07-07 23:06:14

On June 23, 2014, UnitedHealthcare was sued by a new provider class-action in its overpayment recoupment and offset for alleged ERISA violation and fraud. ERISAclaim.com demystifies. Hanover Park, Illinois (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 On June 23, 2014, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) was sued by a new provider class-action in its overpayment recoupment and offset practice for alleged ERISA violations and fiduciary fraud. The new ERISA class-action suit filed in a federal court in Minnesota alleges that...

2014-06-24 12:28:29

Accomplished Leader Held Executive Positions at Surescripts, MasterCard and Booz Allen & Hamilton SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genstar Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm that focuses on investments in targeted segments of healthcare, software, financial services, and industrial technology industries, announced the appointment of Harry Totonis, an experienced leader with a nearly 30 year track-record of success, to the firm's Strategic Advisory Board...

2014-06-20 12:23:16

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Corbett today announced that nine commercial organizations have submitted successful applications to participate as an insurer in the Healthy Pennsylvania Private Coverage Option plan and will soon move forward in the negotiation process with the commonwealth. The Corbett Administration is currently seeking approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to utilize federal money and allow adults earning...

2014-06-16 08:30:03

Accomplished Leader Held Executive Positions at Surescripts, MasterCard and Booz Allen & Hamilton SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Genstar Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm that focuses on investments in targeted segments of healthcare, software, financial services, and industrial technology industries, today announced the appointment of Harry Totonis, an experienced leader with a nearly 30 year track-record of success, to the firm's Strategic Advisory...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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