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2011-08-05 12:12:05

Gap ascribed to administrative costs of interacting with multiple payers Physicians in the United States spend nearly four times as much dealing with health insurers and payers compared with doctors in Canada. Most of the difference stems from the fact that Canadian physicians deal with a single payer, in contrast to the multiple payers in the United States. These findings are published in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs -- the result of a research collaboration among Weill...

2011-08-04 13:32:29

U.S. physicians spend nearly $61,000 more than their Canadian counterparts each year on administrative expenses related to health insurance, according to a new study by researchers at Cornell University and the University of Toronto. The study, published in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs, found that per-physician costs in the U.S. averaged $82,975 annually, while Ontario-based physicians averaged $22,205 "“ primarily because Canada's single-payer health care system is...

2011-06-28 10:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Bloom Health hosted "Defined Contribution: Powering the Private Exchange," a novel roundtable discussion about the changing landscape and future of health benefits since passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). In partnership with the event sponsors Medica and Mercer, the event brought together more than 120 business leaders, policymakers and health brokers from the Midwest to analyze the new era of health...

2011-06-14 08:15:00

ST. LOUIS, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- News coverage of how U.S. health care reform will impact health insurance benefits offered by employers has varied widely and been sensational. A recent report published in The McKinsey Quarterly has garnered attention. The Benfield Group would like to offer a different perspective. We have conducted extensive research with jumbo employers (5000+ employees) in the U.S. and have concluded they will continue to offer comprehensive health insurance...

2011-06-09 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that its Celtic Group subsidiary, CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts, Inc. (CeltiCare), has extended its statewide contract to serve Commonwealth Care Bridge Program members, effective July 1, 2011. Under the contract, CeltiCare will continue to be the sole provider of high quality health insurance to Massachusetts residents enrolled in the Commonwealth Care Bridge Program, which serves the state's...

2011-03-16 10:59:00

Action reflects company's longstanding commitment to affordable care and health reform SAN FRANCISCO, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Shield of California (BSC) has withdrawn its rate filing with the California Department of Insurance and the company will not increase rates to any individual or family plan member for the remainder of the year, announced BSC chairman and CEO Bruce Bodaken today. The not-for-profit health plan has 340,000 individual and family plan members...

2010-11-04 08:30:00

DUBLIN, Ohio, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- During Cardinal Health's two-week-long, annual giving and volunteer involvement campaign, employees at 75 sites in the United States, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand performed hundreds of community service projects and donated nearly $2.2 million to non-profit organizations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101104/CL94981 ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101104/CL94981 )...

2010-10-19 07:10:00

DENVER, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- One day she was sick with flu-like symptoms, the next day a CAT scan showed a malignant tumor that had metastasized to her spine. One-year old Parker Caldara died a week later after undergoing surgery to remove the cancer. Parker's six-year old brother, Chance, was born three years later with Down syndrome. He has undergone 10 surgeries to repair holes in his heart and other ailments caused by the disease. Parker and Chance's dad, talk-show host for the...

2010-10-06 08:00:00

NORTH HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help minimize confusion regarding implementation of health care reform provisions among business owners, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield Connecticut has created two new tools to help business navigate the changes in health care, a grandfathering tool and a tax calculator tool. Both tools are available at www.anthem.com/healthcarereform. The small business tax calculator tool and tax content were developed by The Tax Institute...

2010-09-30 10:34:00

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help minimize confusion regarding implementation of health care reform provisions among business owners, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia has created two new tools to help businesses navigate the changes in health care, a grandfathering tool and a tax calculator tool. Both tools are available at www.anthem.com/healthcarereform. The small business tax calculator tool and tax content were developed by The Tax Institute...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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