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KelseyCare Advantage Enrolls 10,000th Member

Local Medicare Advantage Plan Provides Reliable Network, Service and Coverage Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2009 -- KelseyCare Advantage , a Houston-based Medicare Advantage plan serving Medicare beneficiaries in the counties of Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, and Galves...

Medigap Plans in Illinois to Benefit From Medicare Advantage Reimbursement Cuts

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that planned cuts to Medicare Advantage reimbursement will benefit organizations offering Medicare supplement plans in Illinois. According to the recent Il...

Medicare Agency Announces Decreased Payments to Medicare Advantage Insurers in 2010, Says MedicareSupplementPlans.com

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced cuts in payments to Medicare Advantage insurers of as much as 4.5 percent by the year 2010. The additional costs could be passed along to seniors, says MedicareSupplementPlans.com . Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) July 2...

Genetic Variation Associated With Survival Advantage in African Americans With HIV

WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the start of the HIV epidemic, it appeared that some of the people who were infected with the virus were able to ward off the fatal effects of the disease longer than others. Recent studies have begun to unravel the cause of this phenom...

Bariatric Advantage Participates in Social Networks

Bariatric Advantage has been participating in many of the major on-line social networks according to Ed Sinson, On-line Forum and Social Networking Representative. Irvine, Calif. (Vocus) July 8, 2009 -- Bariatric Advantage has been participating in many of the major on-...

Interest in the Bariatric Advantage Chewy Bites and Other New Products is at an All-Time High at the ASMBS Conference

Bariatric Advantage, a Division of Catalina Lifesciences, could barely keep up with demand to sample and learn about their new products at the ASMBS conference. The Company located in Booth #1011 had 20-30 healthcare professionals throughout the entire day. Dallas, TX ...

Bariatric Advantage to Introduce Ten (10) New Products at ASMBS

Bariatric Advantage, Division of Catalina Lifesciences will be introducing ten (10) new products at the 26th Annual ASMBS scheduled for June 21-26 in Dallas, TX. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2009 -- Bariatric Advantage, Division of Catalina Lifesciences will be introduci...

Bariatric Advantage Will Be in Attendance at the 26th Annual American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Dallas, Texas

Bariatric Advantage, a Division of Catalina Lifesciences, will be attending the ASMBS conference for the seventh (7th) consecutive year and will be located in Booth #1011. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2009 -- Bariatric Advantage , a Division of Catalina Lifesciences, wi...

Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement Clinical Study Presented at European Congress on Obesity

Bariatric Advantage presented the results of the clinical study that was performed using the Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement in patients preparing for weight loss surgery at the 2009 European Congress on Obesity (ECO). Amsterdam, Holland (Vocus) June 1...

Travel Advantage Network Employee and Her Dog Hit the Road for Arthritis Foundation

MILLERSVILLE, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row judges at the Arthritis Walk thought Travel Advantage Network 's Chantal Boyer looked the most like her dog. She's pretty happy about that. It happens to be the culminating event of a month-long effort to raise $1...

Imaging Advantage Launches Operations at Mercy Health Partners' Metro Hospitals

Improved patient care and enhanced services delivered through local radiologists TOLEDO, Ohio, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Imaging Advantage LLC ( imaging-advantage.com ), a nationally-recognized radiology management company, today announced the successful launch of radiology services at Mercy ...

Once Monthly Dosing: How Much of a Competitive Advantage is it? Rheumatologists Provide Insight in the Baseline Report of LaunchTrends(TM): SIMPONI(TM)

EXTON, Pa., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. announces the release of the baseline LaunchTrends (TM): SIMPONI report. The survey was completed by U.S. Rheumatologists in May 2009, just days after the FDA announced approval for SIMPONI (golimumab). Once monthly dos...

HealthMetrix Research Selects Medicare Advantage Plan Websites for 2009 MedicareWebWatch Certification

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthMetrix Research Inc., an independent managed care research firm, announces the selection of sixteen Medicare Advantage plan websites for MedicareWebWatch certification. The websites were selected from 117 Medicare Advantage websites after a comprehen...

A Little Bit of Leg Work Goes a Long Way for Travel Advantage Network and Mental Health Charity

MILLERSVILLE, Md., June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel Advantage Network employees did a little leg work one recent mellow spring morning to support the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression . In fact, they did two-and-a-half kilometers of it. (Photo: http://...

Financial Advantage In The Current Economy: Lasik Eye Vision Correction Allows Patients To Approach The Future With Clear Vision And Confidence

Viso Lasik Medspas Offers Customers Ultimate Advantage With Economy-Friendly Financing MIAMI, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the best of circumstances, the current economy can open doors for promising opportunities that arise out of the current financial climate. A prime example ...

Financial Advantage in Plummeting Economy: Lasik Eye Surgery Provides More Than the Advantage of Clear Vision

VISO LASIK MEDSPAS Offers Customers Ultimate Economy-Friendly Financing MIAMI, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the best of circumstances, the plummeting economy can open doors for promising opportunities that arise out of the sunken financial realm. A prime example of such prospects is the unprecede...

Administrative Advantage Selects ZyDoc e-Transcription Platform for Clients

ZyDoc Medical Transcription announced today that Administrative Advantage has chosen ZyDoc's award-winning web-based e-transcription platform for all medical transcription clients. Hauppauge, New York (PRWEB) May 5, 2009 -- ZyDoc Medical Transcription announced today ...

Extra payments to Medicare Advantage plans to total $11.4 billion in 2009

New York, NY, May 4, 2009Private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be paid $11.4 billion more in 2009 than what the same beneficiaries would have cost in the traditional Medicare fee-for-service program, according to a new report released today by The Commonwealth Fund. This new analysis, The Con...

Area Seniors Rally to Support Medicare Advantage Health Plans

Members share stories, write letters, and videotape messages to Congress opposing funding cuts PHILADELPHIA, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Area senior and disabled members of Medicare Advantage plans today joined together for a rally to share stories about how they benefit from their health plans ...

For Bipolar Depression, Surveyed Experts Indicate That Current and Emerging Therapies Have No Advantage Over Seroquel in Decreasing the Severity of Symptoms

Lamictal Will Retain Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard Status for Bipolar Depression, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcar...

For Reducing Mortality, Current and Emerging Therapies Have No Advantage Over Carvedilol in the Treatment of Coronary Heart Disease (Stable Angina)

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Will Retain Decision Resources' Clinical Gold Standard for Stable Angina, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical...

Long-acting insulin analogues in type 2 diabetes: advantage over human insulin not proven

It has so far not been proven that long-acting insulin analogues (LAIAs) have an advantage over conventional human insulin in the treatment of patients with type 2 diabetes. Even though the results of a 5-year study are available for one of the two LAIAs assessed (insulin glargine), the potential ...

Changes in Medicare Advantage Reimbursement May Prompt Members to Shop for New Plans

Deft Research Releases Study showing state of the senior health care market MINNEAPOLIS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Deft Research recently released the 2009 Senior Market Dynamics Study , which describes switching and shopping behavior in the senior health insurance market. When premiums...

New Focus Placed on Alternative Financing as Hospitals Seek Competitive Advantage During Challenging Economic Conditions

Specialized Leases from Elekta Facilitate Sharing of Financial Risk and Return ATLANTA, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals and health systems are facing a "perfect storm" as traditional financing options close, revenue is squeezed by layoffs and federal cuts, and investment income dwindles. C...

1 in 3 Medicare Part D Enrollees Select Medicare Advantage Drug Plans for 2009

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- More than nine million people, or 34 percent of all Medicare Part D enrollees, currently receive their prescription drug benefit through Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage (MA-PD plans), says new analysis by Avalere Health. Using jus...

Travel Advantage Network Enjoys Silencing Co-Workers, Raising More Than $1,600 for Autism

MILLERSVILLE, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was a quiet day at the office, and quite ordinary if you didn't notice the playful daggers employees shot at each other throughout the day. Travel Advantage Network employees paid $1 toward the charity Autism Speaks in order to silence one c...

DST Health Solutions Launches New RiskAnalyzer Software to Help Medicare Advantage Plans Manage Risk Adjustment

RiskAnalyzer Incorporates Johns Hopkins ACG System for Provider Profiling, Predictive Modeling, Resource Management and Rate Adjustment BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- DST Health Solutions today announced the launch of its new Medicare risk adjustment software, DSTHS RiskAnalyze...

OMTEC Registration Opens - Education for a Competitive Advantage in Orthopaedics

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- ORTHOWORLD is pleased to announce the opening of attendee registration for OMTEC 2009, the 5th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference. This year's event will be held on June 24-25, 2009 at the Donald E. Stephens Conv...

Current and Emerging Therapies Have No Advantage Over Enbrel in Reducing the Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Golimumab Will Earn Decision Resources' Gold Standard for Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues...

Grassroots Group Gets Travel Advantage Network Support

MILLERSVILLE, Md., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel Advantage Network , one of the nation's fastest-growing travel programs, has focused its fund-raising efforts on Susan G. Komen for the Cure , the global leader of the breast cancer movement. Through a raffle, breast cancer pin sales a...

Medicare Advantage Membership Increased by One Million Between January and July 2008

Enrollment in Private Fee-for-Service Plans Significantly Contributed to Growth, According to Newly Released Data from HealthLeaders-InterStudy NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that from J...

Actress, Author Mariel Hemingway & Travelers Advantage Say: Traveling is a Time to be Even Healthier

NORWALK, Conn., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Just because you are traveling or on holiday doesn't mean you have to throw out all of your good health habits. In fact, it is an easier time to be healthy. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071212/NYWFNS2 ) Many Americans take...

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Offers One-Time Chance to Change Your Mind: Allsup Outlines Rules for Switching Plans

January through March, open enrollment helps Medicare recipients make sure they've made the right choice Belleville, IL (Vocus) January 12, 2009 -- Although annual Medicare enrollment has ended, some Medicare Advantage beneficiaries can still switch their coverage durin...

UPDATE: HAP Expands Medicare Advantage Options to Include Acupuncture and Chiropractic Services

Growing list of wellness services available to seniors DETROIT, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is adding acupuncture and chiropractic services to its Flexible Health Options Benefit for individual Medicare Advantage members beginning January 1, 2009. HAP's g...

HAP Expands Medicare Advantage Options to Include Acupuncture and Chiropractic Services

Growing list of wellness services available to seniors DETROIT, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is adding acupuncture and chiropractic services to its Flexible Health Options Benefit for Medicare Advantage members beginning January 1, 2009. HAP's growing list...

HealthMetrix Research Finds Medicare Advantage Plans Offer Seniors Opportunity to Lower Their 2009 Out-of-Pocket Drug Costs

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniors who take a close look at the Part D drug coverage offered by Medicare Advantage plans may still realize savings next year. Medicare HMO and PPO plans in many locations will continue to offer $0 monthly premiums and $0 deductibles with partial coverag...

New Medicare Advantage Marketing Rules Help People Make Informed Choices, Allsup Says

Regulation highlights need for complete, unbiased information on Medicare choices. Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) November 19, 2008 - Medicare beneficiaries trying to sort through their healthcare options for 2009 should welcome new rules designed to protect them against over...

Preferred Care Gold Ranked Number One Medicare Advantage Health Plan Nationally In U.S. News & World Report/NCQA 'America's Best Health Plans 2008' Listing

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In a listing of U.S. News & World Report/NCQA "America's Best Health Plans 2008," announced in the publication's November 17 edition, Preferred Care's Gold Medicare Advantage plan is ranked number one nationally, with an overall quality and customer s...

Medicare Beneficiaries Can Suit Up, Sweat, and Learn About Blue Shield's Medicare Advantage Plans at Local Malls and Senior Centers

Free Fitness Events Held in Los Angeles Area Enable Medicare Beneficiaries to Choose a Medicare Plan During Annual Election Period SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping to keep Medicare beneficiaries healthy and active, Blue Shield of California is offering free "Fitness and Flexibil...

Traditional Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage Plans: Allsup Finds Knowing the Differences Means Savings for People with Disabilities

Pre-existing conditions, high prescription drug costs can limit Medicare benefits for individuals with disabilities Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) November 3, 2008 -- One of the longest awaited events for individuals with disabilities is the day they finally become eligible f...
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