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PHOENIX, March 7, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Two-thirds of states prefer methadone above other opioid medications to treat chronic pain, particularly in low-income residents, a practice top pain physicians say adds unnecessary risk.
WASHINGTON, March 6- A top U.S. healthcare official, accused by Republicans of misleading Congress about the readiness of the Obamacare rollout, will resign from his post at the end of March, officials said on Thursday.
At the Tenth Annual State of Personalized Medicine Address Luncheon hosted by the Personalized Medicine Coalition, Patrick Conway, M.D., Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services will discuss CMS' perspective on innovation and quality health care reform.
KENNEBUNK, Maine---- Mark Farrah Associates reported that nearly 16 million people were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans as of February 2014, over 30% of the 52.7 million people eligible for Medicare, based on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.---- National HealthCare Corporation, one of the nation's oldest publicly traded long-term health care providers and a leader of post-acute care services, announced today the expansion of its Missouri operations. With the addition of these four properties, NHC now owns or manages 14 centers with 1,903 beds in Missouri.
Several insurers, including Molina Healthcare, which administer health plans for California's Medicaid program for the poor are asking states to step in and pay for Gilead Sciences Inc's Sovaldi, a drug that costs $84,000 per patient.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare– a coalition of leading home health providers dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors– today commended the House Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health for exploring new approaches to reducing waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare system to better protect seniors and preserve funds for generations to come.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Home healthcare community leaders today expressed deep concern in response to President Obama' s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget, which proposes to cut Medicare funding for home health services and re-impose a copayment on Medicare home health beneficiaries.
Joel N. Caldwell, Psy.D., was released from jail, he and his wife, a licensed psychologist, formed Crisis Recovery Specialists, to help professionals and their families survive the impact of a criminal charge.
WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- New analyses completed by Avalere Health and Dobson DaVanzo& Associates released today by the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare find that the majority of Medicare home health beneficiaries and caregivers, both skilled and informal, are women and that Medicare home health beneficiaries are among the most vulnerable of all Medicare beneficiaries.
SALT LAKE CITY, March 3, 2014-- Myriad Genetics, Inc. today announced that it has published data from the PROCEDE 500 study in the journal Current Medical Research and Opinion, demonstrating that 65 percent of physicians changed their original treatment plans for men with prostate cancer based on results from the Prolaris test.
For the fourth quarter, RadNet reports Total Net Revenue of $178.3 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $31.9 million, increases of 11.9% and 30.0%, respectively, over the prior year's fourth quarter Net Income for the fourth quarter was $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a Net Loss of$ per share in the fourth quarter of 2012 For the year, RadNet reports annual Revenue of $703.0 million and annual Adjusted EBITDA of $112.8 million; Revenue increased 8.6% and Adjusted EBITDA decreased 0.7% from 2012 Annual results exceeded the high-end of the revised 2013 guidance ranges for Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA RadNet announces 2014 guidance ranges, which anticipates stability in Revenue and Adjusted EBTDA despite the previously announced Medicare reimbursement cuts RadNet announces a proposed refinancing transaction to replace its existing $200 million of 10 3/ 8% Senior Unsecured Notes with a Second Lien Term Loan and additional borrowings.
Another alarm has been sounded by health insurers over potential price hikes and benefit cuts for seniors should the U.S slash Medicare Advantage reimbursements again.
Cigna-HealthSpring CarePlan of Illinois is designed specifically for Medicare-Medicaid dual-eligible customers to help improve coordinated care results Cigna-HealthSpring SpecialCare of Illinois serves Medicaid- only customers Beginning March 1, both plans will serve Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will Counties.
Statement by Don Crane, President and CEO of CAPG, following the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services’ announcement of additional proposed cuts to the Medicare Advantage program..
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 27, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Universal Health Services, Inc. announced today that its reported net income attributable to UHS was $124.5 million, or $1.24 per diluted share, during the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $135.5 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, during the comparable quarter of 2012. Net revenues increased 2.0% to $1.80 billion during the fourth quarter of 2013 as compared to $1.76 billion during the fourth quarter of 2012..
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 27, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Governor Tom Corbett has been notified by the U.S. Department of Human Services that the Healthy Pennsylvania Medicaid plan has met the requirements for a complete application.
RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Kessler Topaz Meltzer& Check, LLP represented a key whistleblower behind the $15.5 million settlement that was announced today between the federal government, the States of New Jersey and New York, and Doshi Diagnostic Imaging Services and Diagnostic Imaging Group, a major multi-state operator of diagnostic imaging centers.
WASHINGTON---- The American Society of Transplantation, representing the majority of professionals engaged in the field of organ transplantation, today expressed their concern about the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services proposed rule to eliminate immunosuppressive drugs as one of the six protected drug classes in Medicare Part C and D plans.
SEATTLE-- Officials say more than 100,000 Washington residents have signed up for private insurance since Oct. 1 through the state's new health care exchange. And more than 406,000 Washington residents now have free or low-cost insurance through the state's Medicaid program.