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2012-04-19 23:01:35

Thomson Reuters released its annual study this week identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, was the only Maryland hospital to be included in the top 100 list. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 20, 2012 Thomson Reuters released its annual study this week identifying the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance. Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, was the only Maryland...

2012-04-18 21:25:59

Health care law expands second round, program will save up to $42.8 billion People with Medicare are already saving money on durable medical equipment (DME) through the Medicare competitive bidding program, according to a report released today by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. According to the report, the program saved $202 million in its first year in nine metropolitan statistical areas — a reduction of 42 percent in costs and, as the program expands under...

2012-04-18 10:52:41

Patients who paid for heart medications solely through Medicare were 57 percent more likely to not take them during coverage gaps compared to those who had a Part D low-income subsidy or additional insurance, according to research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. Neither group was more likely to switch to other drugs during coverage gaps. "Rather than prompting patients to switch to lower-cost alternatives, we found...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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