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2014-09-30 23:13:47

Universal Background Screening has been named to the 2014 “Hot List” of background screening providers by Workforce Magazine. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Universal Background Screening, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been named to Workforce Magazine’s 2014 “Hot List” of background screening providers. This marks the fifth consecutive year in a row that Universal has been recognized by the prominent human resources and talent management publication....

2014-09-23 23:11:34

Advanced Medical Reviews Obtains URAC UM Accreditation and Passes URAC IRO Reaccreditation Audit Scoring a Perfect 100% Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Advanced Medical Reviews (“AMR”), one of the country’s leading Independent Review Organizations (“IRO”), is pleased to announce having received their Utilization Management (“UM”) accreditation from URAC. “This is a significant milestone in our continued growth as an organization”, says Vince Bianco, CEO of...

2014-09-15 16:28:17

New Directions Hires Medical Director and Corporate Vice President KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Directions Behavioral Health® (New Directions) has hired Dr. John Langlow as Medical Director and Sesha Mudunuri as Corporate Vice President for Claims, Information Technology (IT) and Analytics. Due to record growth, New Directions now serves nearly seven times more members than in 2008. Today the company provides behavioral health care solutions to...

2014-09-12 23:01:35

URAC, a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and measurement programs announced a call for public comment on its new Accountable Care Measures. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 As part of its commitment to a comprehensive review of its standards and measures, URAC, a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and measurement programs announced a call for public comment on its new Accountable Care Measures. URAC...

2014-09-08 08:30:43

Largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain in the U.S. will keep Navarro name WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has completed the purchase of Miami-based Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned drugstore chain in the U.S. The acquisition includes Navarro's 33 retail drugstore locations and Navarro Health Services, a specialty pharmacy serving patients with complex or chronic diseases....

2014-09-03 23:13:09

Led by accrediting bodies, leading IROs deliver a greater breadth of services. Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Independent review is a critical component for ensuring the use of appropriate evidence-based health care along the continuum. Health plans, consumers and other invested parties benefit from the expertise of accredited independent review organizations (IROs) at multiple touch points within the health care system. As a core function, IROs provide objective, evidence-based...

2014-09-03 12:30:14

New Braunfels Firm Supports Health Services Expansion NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexus Medical has launched Analytix Health, a new division providing medical practice management, healthcare financial consulting, and business services locally and nationally. Analytix is a response to the growing needs of healthcare providers, attorneys, employers, and insurers in Texas and throughout the US. The demand for healthcare in Texas is growing rapidly. From 2000 -...

2014-09-02 08:31:31

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy announced today that it is applying for Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140829/141641 The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through...

2014-08-20 08:27:43

WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Century Health (NCH) and Cigna HealthCare of Arizona today announced an alliance focused on delivering quality care related to cancer. Cigna customers covered under Arizona Medicare Advantage plans who receive care through the Cigna Medical Group (CMG) are included in this new program with NCH. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120116/CG35564LOGO "Customers belong at the center of a health system that promotes quality and...

2014-08-06 23:02:55

For this revision, URAC seeks to update its programs’ standards and measures with current practices, ensure that the key functions covered by the accreditation remain comprehensive, and address important quality and safety trends. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 URAC, a leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, education, and measurement programs, announces a call for public comment on revisions to its Specialty Pharmacy and Mail Service Pharmacy Accreditation Standards and...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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