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Efforts by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Physician Practices Help Michigan Become a Leading Adopter of E-prescribing

... The program provides incentives to physician groups for introducing efficiencies in the delivery of care. In some cases, the physician groups use their incentives dollars to start or maintain ... in addition to members of Michigan-headquartered groups who reside outside the state. The company offers ...

Living in U.S. May Raise Hispanics' Cancer Risk

... and compared them with cancer rates for those groups in Florida. Overall, Hispanics still had lower ... cancer prevention programs for Hispanic groups in the United States, Pinheiro said. Amelie G. ... mainly that different U.S. Hispanic population groups -- Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans -- have ...

Surgical Masks Help Ward Off Flu, Maybe

... doses. Also, the authors noted, many groups have just never been studied in this context, ... of prophylactic medications," Khazeni said. "Some groups are targeted for extended-duration antiviral prophylaxis, such as high-risk groups and first-line health-care workers." But these ...

Despite Attacks, A.L.L. Calls on Catholic Organizations to Condemn 'Obamacare'

... supporting health care reform immediately. The groups that do not support health reform have been ... sent their members," Brown responded. "These groups are apparently attempting to work out a backroom ... rooted in Catholic social teaching, these groups should be at the forefront of the fight against ...

New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

... enact may differentially affect less powerful groups in our society. For example, weak provisions for ... worldwide. We hope that with greater effort, the groups of women studied will also benefit from the ... reduce the unintended burden on the population groups outlined: Ensure that secondhand ...

Greenway Medical Technologies' EHR Solution, PrimeSuite, Enables Eligible Professionals to Participate in PQRI Through Integration With Outcome Sciences, a 2009 CMS Qualified PQRI Registry

... individual quality measures and all seven measure groups through the CMS approved PQRI registry reporting ... who report the appropriate measures or measure groups to receive a two percent bonus payment on all of ... can benefit from one of the seven PQRI measure groups available, submission data on 30 consecutive ...

New Study Measures Benefits of More Involved Fathers

... when fathers and mothers participated in the groups together. While distress in couple ... groups, when fathers and mothers went through the groups together, the quality of their relationships as ... remained stable for more than a year after the groups ended. Children of fathers who went ...

Pregnant Women, Health-Care Workers Top Swine Flu Vaccine Candidates

... "The committee recommended five target groups for the initial focus for immunization," Dr. Anne ... press conference Wednesday. "These are groups that had higher risk of disease, who had greater ... vaccine, the panel still recommended that all the groups be targeted, Schuchat added. "If the supplies ...

Pennsylvanians With Disabilities Call for an End to Institution-Only Options

... of State Legislators' summer meeting. The groups represent people of all ages, gender and ... challenges and other health issues. The groups demanded access to better alternatives than just institutionalization -- something that the groups say would greatly benefit not only those with ...

my1HIE Fuels the Growth of E-Prescribing in Michigan

... as well as we have because organized physician groups like United Physicians have helped doctors implement this in their practices. Other groups like ours have benefited from outside help from ... and management company. Our clients are physician groups seeking revenue enhancing and cost saving ...

FRC: Ryan Bill Increases Abortion While Claiming to 'Reduce Need' for Abortion

... conscience protections for faith-based or other groups who have moral objections to giving out Plan B," ... bill is supported by such pro-abortion advocacy groups as Third Way and Planned Parenthood despite Rep. ... that his plan is a moderate bill. No pro-life groups support this legislation, which seems designed to ...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Atrius Health Sign Alternative Quality Contract

... is an alliance of five non-profit multi-specialty groups that includes Dedham Medical Associates, Granite ... alliance in Massachusetts, Atrius Health medical groups work together to provide an integrated system of ... they provide." "The medical groups in Atrius Health have years of experience with ...

California Association of Physician Groups Honors Heritage Provider Networks With Elite Status of Care Delivery

... care from the California Association of Physician groups (CAPG). HPN is honored with elite status for ... to Dr. Merkin and his Heritage Provider groups for receiving the CAPG's 2009 Standards of ... locations. It organizes and manages medical groups and independent practice associations, which it ...

Pre-cessation patch doubles quit success rate: Researchers call for labeling changes

... pack of cigarettes per day. They were put in four groups who either used a nicotine or placebo patch for ... nicotine cigarette. Following the quit date, all groups received standard nicotine patch treatment at ... participants in the pre-cessation nicotine patch groups abstained from smoking continuously for at least ...

Survey: Speech Therapy Helps, But People Who Stutter Suffer Discrimination

... People who participate in stuttering support groups report fewer negative effects of stuttering and ... speech therapy than those who do not. Support groups help people improve their self-confidence and ... of its type with more than 100 local support groups across the U.S. The full survey report is ...

Brown & Toland Ranked 'Elite' Among Physician Groups

... Physicians ranked as one of the top medical groups in California as measured by a California Association of Physician groups (CAPG) survey. CAPG is the nation's largest professional organization of physician groups practicing managed care. "We're proud to be ...

NEJM study addresses impact of Medicare Part D on medical spending

... drug use and other medical spending among three groups of senior citizens two years before and after Part D was implemented. The groups included beneficiaries with no prior drug ... and anti-diabetic medications rose in the groups with limited or no drug coverage. When it came ...

Health Care Reform Details Emerge with 'Play or Pay' Requirements, Leaving Some Wondering about Small Business Owner Insurance

... are wondering about health insurance for small groups and business insurance premiums. Now, they are ... how this will affect health insurance for small groups and business insurance premiums. This latest ... premiums and health insurance for small groups have been difficult for many entrepreneurs to ...

Dental Network of America (DNoA) Acquires DenteMax, Owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

... in addition to members of Michigan-headquartered groups who reside outside the state. The ... administrative support to over 19,000 employer groups and 2.6 million dental members nationally. DNoA, ... are administered for individual programs, and groups with as few as two employees to thousands of ...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan-owned DenteMax Acquired by Dental Network of America

... third-party administrators and self-funded groups for use in their dental benefit plans. The ... established partnerships with dentists, employer groups and nearly 200 payers. The purchase price ... are administered for individual programs, and groups with as few as two employees to thousands of ...

Black gay men may be at increased HIV risk

... when it comes to sexual partners than other groups and, as a result, their sexual networks are ... at social and sexual mixing between ethnic groups in men who have sex with men, H. Fisher Raymond ... levels of sexual mixing between racial and ethnic groups of men who have sex with men in San Francisco, ...

Electronic Medical Record Technology Uptake Faces Challenges

... Rate of "Deinstallation" Seen Among Physician groups in Phoenix , According to New Report from ... reports that while health systems and physician groups in the Phoenix market seem to be ahead of the ... a high rate of "deinstallation" wherein physician groups cancel their EMR contracts as a result of ...

Get Online Quotes Offers "Miami Dade Blue", A Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan As Part of Their Florida Health Insurance Offerings

... Dade Blue is ideal for individuals, families and groups between two and 50 employees." Get ... specializes in helping individuals and employer groups find and keep affordable health and life products ... Messett. "Individuals and small employer groups in need of Florida health insurance in the Miami ...

Thomson Reuters Study Finds Baby Boomers and Generation X Face Healthcare Cost Hurdles

... months, with the Baby Boomer and Generation X age groups leading the way, according to a study published ... Those in the Baby Boomer and Generation X age groups are more likely than Millennials and the Silent ... and lead author of the study. "Clearly, the age groups that represent the largest slice of the ...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Concludes Autism Lawsuit with Settlement Focused on Families Who Received Early Intervention Services, Not Attorneys

... that it would voluntarily offer its customer groups the ability to purchase coverage for intensive ... on May 11 that it will offer its customer groups the ability to purchase coverage for autism ... child, will be available for purchase by customer groups that already have outpatient mental health ...

California Doctors to Get Wired in State's Largest e-Prescribing Initiative

... project includes working with several physician groups that serve CalPERS members in addition to other ... California will each work with the pilot medical groups and their chosen e-Prescribing vendors to address ... and reduce health care costs. The physician groups volunteering for this pilot include: Hill ...

Public Opinion on Health Reform Stable and Supportive as Debate Heats Up, But Moveable Too

... the public's general perceptions of these groups on health reform from past debates -- and despite ... -- substantial majorities said that big business groups (64%), health insurers (62%), drug companies (58%), and doctors groups (54%) are NOT supporting the president's and ...

Hyperion Therapeutics Announces Results of Phase I Study in Patients With Liver Cirrhosis

... from 25,152 to 31,431 umol in the four treatment groups There were no SAEs or AEs leading to ... was reported in 10 subjects (all from Child-Pugh groups A, B, and C), and decreased platelet count, which ... no overall consistent patterns across all subject groups in changes in mean hematology, biochemistry, and ...

QLT announces positive results from the evaluation of Visudyne(R) combination therapy

... monotherapy group (P=.94). While all combination groups had significantly fewer retreatment visits than ... group compared with the other combination groups was a trend and was not statistically different. ... mg). Initial treatment in the combination therapy groups was mandatory. The Lucentis monotherapy group ...

Progressive Groups to Spend More Than $82 Million to Ensure Real Health Care Reform Passes This Year

... June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Progressive groups are poised to spend more than $82 million to ... Democracy for America and mobilization groups representing people of color, women and young ... by the health care industry and conservative groups more than a decade ago. Gov. Howard Dean , ...

Center for Reproductive Rights Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

... Finally, state actors have allowed private groups to turn state mechanisms like the court system ... Finally, state actors have allowed private groups to turn state mechanisms like the court system ... For instance, two anti-abortion extremist groups in Kansas used an 1887 state law to convene a ...

New Study Reveals Wide Variations in Depression Diagnoses among Ethnic Groups

... also show strong differences among ethnic groups in the prevalence of depression among the four ethnic groups studied. Of the 53.8 million Americans reporting ... (Respondents who were not among the four ethnic groups being examined were excluded from the study.) ...

Neurocrine Announces Full Year Results from 603 Study (Petal Study) of Elagolix for Treatment of Endometriosis Pain

... At Week 48 the mean scores for all treatment groups remained improved (p<0.0001) and are ... or equal to 1. The mean scores for the treatment groups also did not return to baseline severity after ... daily. At Week 48, the median values for the groups were normal at 80 pg/ml and 84 pg/ml, ...

Olanzapine Long-Acting Injection (LAI) Efficacy and Safety Data Presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

... directly and the rest were tapered. The two groups did not significantly differ in discontinuation ... there was no significant difference between the groups on PANSS total score mean change at any visit up ... and increased appetite (5.7 percent). The switch groups did not significantly differ in mean weight ...

Patients reveal willingness to trade hands-on medical care for computer consultations

... manage garden-variety medical problems." Focus groups were held in four cities: Boston, MA; Portland, ... ethnic and cultural diversity. Six of the eight groups (consisting of nine to 12 participants each) were made up of consumers. The last two groups were made up of health care professionals from ...

Coordinated Health/Care(TM) Saves Participating Employers $1000+ per Employee in 2008

... industry average of 10%-12% (for employer groups that have not cost-shifted or reduced benefits). ... trend in the first year. Additionally, 89% of groups that have had Coordinated Health/Care for 3+ ... (Compound Annual Growth Rate) for this set of groups averages 4.1% -- a translation of 6-7 points per ...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Body Mass Index Affects Her Success in Infertility Treatment

... July 2007. The cases were divided into two groups according to their body mass index (BMI). One ... find any notable differences between the two BMI groups in the other variables we studied," says Dr. ... transfer, there was no difference between the BMI groups in the rates of clinical pregnancy, miscarriage ...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Plans to Offer Customer Groups Ability to Purchase Coverage of Autism Treatment Programs that Provide Intensive Early Intervention

... today announced it plans to offer its customer groups the ability to purchase coverage for autism ... child, will be available for purchase by customer groups that already have outpatient mental health ... insurers do not currently provide customer groups with the ability to purchase the benefit option. ...

Up to one in six older people living at home face malnutrition risk

... and 38 per cent. Men and women in the at-risk groups were more likely to be registered with a doctor. ... per cent). The difference between the two male groups was less marked (25 per cent and 28 per cent). Men and women in the at-risk groups had lower handgrip strength than people in the no ...

Study in pregnant women suggests probiotics may help ward off obesity

... study, 256 women were randomly divided into three groups during the first trimester of pregnancy. Two of the groups received dietary counselling consistent with ... and breakfast cereal to take home. One of those groups also received daily capsules of probiotics ...
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