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2010-02-23 09:39:00

CHICO, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Landacorp, a SHPS company, today announced it is integrating Milliman Care Guidelines' CareWebQI® software with its CareRadius suite of care management software. CareWebQI is interactive point-and-click software that provides access to the evidence-based Milliman Care Guidelines®. It allows health plans to capture and report on real-time clinical data, measure healthcare performance against national quality...

2010-02-02 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today announced that its data-mining analytic platform, MedInsight®, is now available for use by a wider variety of healthcare organizations seeking improved efficiency. MedInsight has created a new sales and marketing team to engage these organizations, which include accountable care organizations, community data-pooling operations, and provider groups looking to...

2009-11-10 14:35:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In October, pensions experienced asset decreases of $7 billion and liability decreases of roughly $3 billion, resulting in a $4 billion decrease in funded status. The funded ratio decreased from 75.3% to 75%. "We've seen six months...

2009-09-30 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Masspro, one of the nation's leading Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, A Milliman Company, to use the Care Guidelines for Medicare and Medicaid utilization and quality reviews in the state of Massachusetts. Masspro will use all Care Guidelines products -- Ambulatory Care, Inpatient and Surgical Care, General Recovery Guidelines, Recovery Facility Care, Home Care,...

2009-09-16 09:28:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In August, pensions experienced asset increases of $14 billion and liability increases of roughly $26 billion, resulting in a $12 billion decrease in funded status. The decline reduced funded status to 75.0% based on $1.007 trillion...

2009-09-08 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Jill Van Den Bos, a healthcare consultant in Milliman's Denver Health practice, and her colleagues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been named recipients of the prestigious Charles C. Shepard Award. The Shepard Award, named for a former CDC scientist, is awarded annually by the Centers for Disease Control to honor excellence in science achievement. The award was received for a 2008 paper titled "Cost effectiveness of...

2009-06-02 05:00:00

Combined Expertise to Support State Quality and Cost Council Public Reporting Mandate BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP), a local non-profit health care quality collaborative, has been awarded the contract to provide health care data analytic consulting services to the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council (QCC). The core work of the contract has begun and includes developing a plan for the reporting of comparative health care...

2009-05-21 10:32:00

Steve Melek White Paper Offers Advice to Health Plans SEATTLE, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for increasing awareness about mental health issues and getting support to those who need it. This year, health insurers are also looking for guidance as they prepare to implement mental health parity requirements. Milliman expert Steve Melek, FSA, offers advice to health plans and suggests ways to use this legislation as an opportunity to invest in mental...

2009-05-18 11:22:00

Current economic conditions and the unknown effect of healthcare reform create unprecedented cost uncertainty SEATTLE, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, announced today that average total medical spending for its "typical American family of four" reached $16,771, an increase of $1,162. While cost trends are decelerating for the third-straight year, the total-dollar increase is the highest since 2006. The Milliman Medical Index...

2009-04-21 07:00:00

Recognized for Using Milliman Care Guidelines(R) to Advance Delivery of Optimal Healthcare SEATTLE, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- WellMed Medical Group, the largest physician-owned practice management company in South Texas, has been named winner of the first Richard L. Doyle Award for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare, sponsored by Milliman Care Guidelines. The San Antonio-based healthcare company that specializes in senior healthcare received the award in a presentation at the Milliman...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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