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
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
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
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
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
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."
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 ...