Navigation Links
Pennsylvania Corrections Department to Extend Medical Contract, Save $55 Million
Date:2/7/2008

Extension Allows Continuity of Medical Care, Upgraded Medical Records System

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To save taxpayers $55 million and safeguard the continuity of medical care for Pennsylvania's 46,000 inmates, the Department of Corrections and its medical contractor, Prison Health Services Inc., have agreed to a five-year extension of its existing contract.

"Continuity of inmate care is a matter of importance to the department," said Corrections Secretary Jeffrey A. Beard. "By doing this, we are making sure that inmates continue to receive excellent health care services. The extension also allows the department to lock in low rates, saving more than $5 million now."

The current $73-million-per-year contract with Prison Health Services started in 2003 and was due to expire in August.

In exchange for the five-year extension, Prison Health Services is placing a 4 percent cap on the annual rate of increase each year for the first two years of the extension and a 3.85 percent cap for the remaining three years.

The $500,000-per-year cost reduction previously negotiated with Prison Health Services will continue through the additional five years of the contract.

The caps and the price reductions for the additional five years are expected to save the commonwealth approximately $46 million. Another $9 million would be saved by Prison Health Services continuing to provide for a direct pass-through of professional liability costs outside of the base fee during the entire five-year extension.

Prison Health Services also agrees to share half of any off-site cost savings with the department. The company now realizes 100 percent cost savings of any off-site medical services provided to inmates below the contract's catastrophic threshold.

Finally, Prison Health Services would fund the $1.1 million cost of implementing its proprietary, corrections-based, CatalystSM electronic
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Governor Rendell Offers adultBasic Coverage to 35,000 Uninsured Pennsylvanians
2. Health and Business Groups Launch Ad Campaign About Need for Comprehensive Smoke-Free Law in Pennsylvania
3. NNN Healthcare/Office REIT Acquires 2750 Monroe Boulevard in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
4. Pennsylvania Department of Aging Receives Grant to Improve Alzheimers Support
5. Pennsylvania Needs More Lung Cancer Research
6. Saint Vincent Health System of Erie, Pennsylvania Named One of AARP 2007 Best Employers for Workers Over 50
7. Pennsylvania Game Commission Announces EHD Confirmed in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties
8. Maryland, Minnesota Go Smoke-free Oct. 1 - Pennsylvania Overdue in Following Suit
9. Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation Accreditation Status for Trauma Centers
10. Health Secretary Urges Pennsylvanians to Get a Flu Shot
11. Governor Rendell Calls for Prompt Action on Prescription for Pennsylvania, Cover All Pennsylvanians Health Care Reforms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/26/2014)... Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 Another ... subsidiary, DePuy Orthopedics, Inc., has been filed by Wright & ... been filed on behalf of an Erie County, Ohio ... in his left hip and groin since receiving his Pinnacle ... the Ohio man will be forced to undergo a complex ...
(Date:7/26/2014)... Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 ... recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide ... eliminate unwanted tattoos . This book also teaches ... to imitate common medical procedures in their own home ... review that "Get Rid Tattoo Naturally" book includes step-by-step ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... PersonalInjurySolicitorsIreland, a legal claims company ... who have suffered from a variety of injuries, ... new company, and a website, http://www.PersonalInjurySolicitorsIreland.com . ... explained, http://www.personalinjurysolicitorsireland.com/personal-injury-claims , the law firm specialises ... company is always on the client, and everyone ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... 26, 2014 According to a ... by Product (vibration monitoring, thermography, ultrasound emission, lubricating ... Component, Application and Geography - Global Forecast to ... health monitoring market is expected to reach $2.50 ... 2020. , Browse 117 market data Tables and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... As reported by the New Orleans Advocate in ... (7/3), the state of Louisiana has recently seen a large ... cocaine. Officials believe the increase is due to a misconception ... marijuana. However, both doctors and police confirm that that belief ... call it “poison,” doctors have acknowledged that the Louisiana Poison ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 2Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 3Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 4Health News:DePuy Pinnacle Hip Lawsuit Filed By Wright & Schulte LLC On Behalf of Recipient Who Faces Surgery To Replace Artificial Hip Implant 5Health News:"Get Rid Tattoo Naturally" Book Review Exposes Jason Carter's Tattoo Removal Guide – Vkool.com 2Health News:"Get Rid Tattoo Naturally" Book Review Exposes Jason Carter's Tattoo Removal Guide – Vkool.com 3Health News:PersonalInjurySolicitorsIreland.com Announces the Launch of their New Company and Website 2Health News:Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Machine Health Monitoring Market by Product, Component & Application Worth $2.50 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Louisiana Recognizes Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana 2
... Nearly half of women treated for breast cancer did ... years are roughly the same whether they undergo mastectomy or ... be aware of this important factor of their treatment decision, ... Cancer Center. , Minority women were also less likely to ...
... new products introduced at the AHRMM08 Annual Conference & Exhibition, ... for purchase on limited release. , ... ... the company who pioneered web-based http://www.vendorclear.com/ [vendor ...
... July 30 Wounded Warrior Project,(WWP), a ... warriors,today announced that Michael Ward, chairman and ... wife Terry have personally contributed $1 million,toward ... donation is to support WWP,s new initiative ...
... strong, 85.6 million U.S., adults have doubted their opinion or ... information ... Hispanics most likely to rely on friends and family, NEW ... say they have doubted a medical professional,s,opinion or diagnosis because it conflicted ...
... (NYSE: ACS ) today announced a $4 million ... of New Orleans Emergency,Medical Services (EMS) agency., Under ... all New,Orleans, ambulances with the state-of-the-art FIREHOUSE (FH) Mobile ... patient data in,real-time, whether in the field at a ...
... 30 In conjunction,with DURECT Corporation,s (Nasdaq: ... you are invited to listen to the conference ... on Wednesday, August 6, 2008,at 9:00 a.m. EDT ... A live audio webcast of the presentation ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Minorities less likely to know about breast cancer treatment options 2Health News:Minorities less likely to know about breast cancer treatment options 3Health News:VendorClear™ Announces Limited Release of New Products for Healthcare Facilities and Vendor Representatives 2Health News:Michael and Terry Ward Donate $1 Million to Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) 2Health News:Dr. Web Makes Many Americans Question Trusted Health Providers 2Health News:Dr. Web Makes Many Americans Question Trusted Health Providers 3Health News:ACS Awarded $4 Million Contract to Provide Electronic Patient Records for City of New Orleans EMS 2Health News:DURECT Corporation Invites You to Join Its Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Conference Call 2
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- "Australia Capsule ... data on the Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems market. The ... (in units) and average prices (in US dollars) within ... , Capsule Endoscopes , Capsule ... The report also provides company shares and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... MISSION, Kan. , July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ... , and TCGRx, of Powers Lake, ... exclusive partners in a distribution and co-marketing agreement ... to retail pharmacies throughout the United ... of robotics-based pharmacy management and workflow systems to ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... , July 25, 2014 GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ... Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with LaurelCo, LLC, an ... acquisition of both cultivation and dispensary medical marijuana licenses in ... the MOU, GBLX will acquire a 20% equity interest in ... GrowBLOX TM growing chambers, as well as all technology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 2Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 3Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 4Australia Capsule Endoscopy Systems Market Analysis and Forecast to 2020 5ScriptPro and TCGRx Integrate Pharmacy Automation Technologies 2ScriptPro and TCGRx Integrate Pharmacy Automation Technologies 3GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Partners with LaurelCo, LLC to Obtain Licenses to Cultivate and Dispense Medical Marijuana in Illinois 2GrowBLOX Sciences, Inc. Partners with LaurelCo, LLC to Obtain Licenses to Cultivate and Dispense Medical Marijuana in Illinois 3
... ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.,(OTC Bulletin Board: ACCP) announced ... performed by Access collaborators at two,prominent institutes ... the joint,symposium of the American Association for ... European Organization for Research and Treatment,of Cancer ...
... Cells has Potential to Yield High ... and Therapeutic Products, ST. LOUIS and RICHMOND, Calif., Oct. ... Inc.,(Nasdaq: SGMO ) announced today the publication of data ... human stem,cells. This work represents a significant advance in the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Two Poster Presentations Reporting Significant Preclinical Data on ProLindac(TM) at the AACR-NCI-EORTC 'Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics' Conference 2Access Pharmaceuticals Announces Two Poster Presentations Reporting Significant Preclinical Data on ProLindac(TM) at the AACR-NCI-EORTC 'Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics' Conference 3Sangamo BioSciences and Sigma-Aldrich Announce Nature Biotechnology Study Demonstrating Zinc Finger Technology for Modification of Human Stem Cells 2Sangamo BioSciences and Sigma-Aldrich Announce Nature Biotechnology Study Demonstrating Zinc Finger Technology for Modification of Human Stem Cells 3Sangamo BioSciences and Sigma-Aldrich Announce Nature Biotechnology Study Demonstrating Zinc Finger Technology for Modification of Human Stem Cells 4Sangamo BioSciences and Sigma-Aldrich Announce Nature Biotechnology Study Demonstrating Zinc Finger Technology for Modification of Human Stem Cells 5
Corneal Marking Pen - Sterile. 10 pieces/box...
Replacement PTFE Blocks - 5 centration holes for optimal positioning. 1 piece per box....
... The 4.5/5.0 mm Cannulated Screw ... series of modular systems developed ... screws ranging from 3.5mm to ... and screws, the system was ...
... The 3.5/4.0 mm Cannulated Screw System is ... by DePuy ACE for cannulated screws ranging from ... screw options with necessary instrumentation, the system provides ... the OR staff. The 3.5/4.0 mm system may ...
Medicine Products: