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2012-04-12 06:26:07

NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association's membership division, National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) and Allsup will host, What You Need to Know About SSDI and Medicare, a webinar designed for people who have questions about filing for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits and subsequent Medicare eligibility on Wednesday, April 18, 3-4 p.m. EDT (2-3 p.m. CDT). (Logo:...

2012-04-12 06:26:02

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TMG Health, the leading national provider of expert solutions for government sponsored health plans, recently announced the promotion of Christopher J. Haran to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Haran has served as CIO since April 2011. He provides the vision and leadership required to maintain and improve TMG Health's industry-leading application of technology programs for health plans in the Medicare Advantage, Part...

2012-04-12 02:38:06

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ametros Financial Corporation, Providio MediSolutions [Providio] and Integrated Financial Settlements [IFS] announced today that they have entered into a joint marketing partnership to offer Professional Administration services to the workers compensation and liability insurance industries. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120412/CG86390) All parties involved in workers compensation and liability settlements today are...

2012-04-11 02:24:48

BOSTON, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CBI, a subsidiary of Advanstar Communications, is pleased to announce the agenda for the 11th Strategic Medicare Policy Summit. The summit, being held July 12-13 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA, provides strategies for staying ahead of reform changes that impact Part D strategy. Conference highlights include: OPENING ADDRESS: Medicare Reform - Current Status and Future Outlook -- Juliette Cubanski Ph.D., Associate Director, Program...

2012-04-09 06:24:39

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --As Governor Pat Quinn prepares to detail specifically where and how he plans to find Medicaid savings in next year's state budget, a new Avalere Health analysis detailing the negative impact on Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) resulting from so called "bad debt" provisions passed in the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 finds Illinois' SNFs (more commonly known as nursing homes) will suffer a $28.8 million...

2012-04-09 06:24:34

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida's skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), more commonly referred to as nursing homes, suffered a $60.5 million Medicare cut resulting from so-called "bad debt" provisions included in the recently-passed Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, according to a new study from Avalere Health. $60.5 million represents the highest SNF Medicare cut of all states nationally - and is double the size of Ohio's SNF Medicare cuts, which...

2012-04-09 06:22:51

GLENCOE, Ill., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medicare NewsGroup has launched a new website (www.medicarenewsgroup.com) that will equip journalists with the information and tools they need to cover Medicare effectively and thoroughly. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120409/CG82800LOGO) With Medicare taking center stage in discussions on deficit reduction, health care costs and in this year's presidential and congressional races, the resources at MedicareNewsGroup.com serve...

2012-04-08 22:20:14

GLENCOE, Ill., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Medicare NewsGroup has launched a new website (www.medicarenewsgroup.com) that will equip journalists with the information and tools they need to cover Medicare effectively and thoroughly. With Medicare taking center stage in discussions on deficit reduction, health care costs and in this year's presidential and congressional races, the resources at MedicareNewsGroup.com serve as a trusted source of news and information to...

2012-04-06 02:21:01

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ametros Financial Corporation and Ringler Medicare Solutions, Inc. announced today that they have entered into a partnership to offer Professional Administration services to expand the Medicare Set Aside, Medical Cost Projection, and Life Care Planning services currently offered by Ringler Medicare Solutions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120406/CG83519) Insurers, third-party administrators and employers are faced with...

2012-04-04 10:27:45

Association's 13-Point Action Plan Has Been Largely Incorporated into Regulations and Legislation WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association for Homecare reports that most of its 13-point anti-fraud plan that it proposed to Congress early in 2009 has been adopted by Medicare or incorporated into legislation. The Association continues to urge Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to take effective steps to root out waste,...