4 out of 5 CA Voters Demand Health Insurer "Code of Conduct"
AfPA; HAAF Urge State Leaders to Support Principles to Govern Health Insurer
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly nine out of ten voters (88%) believe that health insurance companies have too much influence over how doctors care for their patients and four out...
Largest U.S. Health Insurer Rewarded Employees That Cancelled Coverage of Sick Patients
Consumer Watchdog Calls on Congress to Ban Bonuses For Canceling, Delaying or Denying Medical Care
WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog called on Congress to ban any health insurance employee from receiving bonuses for canceling, delaying, or denying necessa...
Will Insurer & Drug Money Leash the 'Blue Dogs'?
WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The "Blue Dog Coalition," a group of 51 conservative and moderate House democrats who now oppose a strong public option to for-profit health insurers, took $1.7 million in campaign contributions since 2005 from the health insurance and drug industries ...
President Obama, Sens. Kennedy & Baucus: Don't Buy Insurer 'Compromise' for Bush-era Plan to Gut State Consumer Protection Laws
WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama and U.S. Senate health care reform leaders must not override state consumer protection laws as suggested by health insurers last week, a move long-supported by insurers and the Bush Administration, said Consumer Watchdog in a letter to ...
Complexities Simplified for Medicare's Mandatory Insurer Reporting
Aon and Crowe Paradis partnership delivers one-stop solution to MSP compliance
CHICAGO, March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --- Aon Corporation (NYSE: AOC ), the leading global provider of risk management services, today announced a partnership with Crowe Paradis Services Corporation, th...
National Dental Insurer United Concordia Successfully Launches Real-Time Claims Processing with Tesia-PCI
GREAT RIVER, N.Y., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Tesia-PCI has successfully implemented and launched Real Time Claims processing capabilities with United Concordia Companies, Inc., a national dental insurer
headquartered in Harrisburg, PA.
The implementation process took just over two months from ...
MinuteClinic Becomes Participating Provider for Health Net Federal Services/TRICARE North, Insurer for Military Families
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MinuteClinic, the pioneer and largest provider of retail health care in the United States, announced that it has become a participating provider in the network of Health Net Federal Services/TRICARE North.
TRICARE is the uniformed services health care prog...
Leading Supplemental Insurer Recommends Insurance Review Following Annual Benefit Enrollment Period
Supplemental insurance can be option to fill gaps and offset rising employee-paid healthcare costs.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 10, 2009 -- Now that most employers have completed their annual benefit enrollment period, Combined Insurance , a leading provider of supple...
MVP Health Care is First Upstate New York Based Health Insurer to Agree with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Out-Of-Network Provider Payment Reform
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and MVP Health Care today announced an agreement that supports his plan to establish a new not-for-profit organization to gather, maintain, and analyze provider reimbursement data for use by health insurers who choose t...
Speed eClaim Helps National Dental Insurer United Concordia Process Claims Quickly, Efficiently and Electronically
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Harrisburg, PA-based national dental insurer
United Concordia Companies, Inc. has renamed its real-time claims processing service, Speed eClaim, formerly known as Xpress Claim, to better communicate the Web-based nature of the service.
The online servi...
insurer in Medical Technology
CareFirst BCBS Covers eNO Measurement for Diagnosis, Asthma Treatment
...s the measurement of exhaled nitric oxide is considered medically necessary in the management of asthma patients. CareFirst is the largest health care insurer
in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving nearly 3.4 million members in Maryland, District of Columbia and portions of Virginia.
"In clinical pra...
insurer in Medical Products
A.I.med's medical billing software
Features:... Patient scheduling Office dashboard and schedule Patient information (patient pictures, custom fields, notes, multiple insurer
tracking and patient balance reminders) Electronic medical records report writer Electronic medical records Prescription writer HCFA 1500 billing ...
Company:Acrendo Software, Inc.
insurer in Medical Definition
One of the significant barriers to genetic testing is thought to be the fear of discrimination. Discirimination from an insurer
or even worse and employer. This fear has been indicated in several polls, including the Harris Poll in 2002. For the last decade there has been some ...
insurer in Biological News
Shorter wait means longer life for kidney transplant candidates
...Transplant Recipients and the U.S. Renal Data System.
Still, many patients might not feel that they have a choice they go where their physician or insurer
tells them to, or to the center closest to home.
"Patients should ask the question 'how likely am I to get a kidney at this center?'" said Robert G...
insurer in Biological Technology
The MedZilla Report: May 2009 Employment Outlook for Biotech/Pharma/Health
...aid a combination of factors including employers cutting the benefits they offer employees, which in turn affects the amount of money coming in to the insurer
(The Star-Ledger, May 5, 2009). Most job elimination announcements came as a result of the downward trend in the United States economy, which has yet ...
Noridian Medicare Now Covers Renessa(R) Treatment for Incontinence in Women
...e beneficiaries in
Alaska, Arizona, Montana, North and South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington and
According to Noridian's website, the insurer
"will now cover CPT 0193T,
transurethral, radiofrequency micro-remodeling of the female bladder neck and
proximal urethra for stress urinary incontine...
Top 10 Cognitive Fitness Events of 2008 to be Unveiled at SharpBrains' Webinar
...s such as PTSD and TBI upon return).
6) June: Lumos Labs secures $3m investment from FirstMark Capital and Norwest Venture Partners.
7) July: health insurer
OptumHealth announces a 3-year, $18 million agreement with Brain Resource to offer web-based cognitive assessments to inform clinical diagnostics and ...
CBO: Biogenerics Would Save Federal Government $6.6 Billion Over Ten Years
... there is no clear regulatory process where
biogenerics can be approved by the FDA. PCMA was joined by a number of
influential consumer, employer, and insurer
groups who endorsed the "Access
to Life Saving Medicine Act of 2007," bipartisan legislation that seeks to
create a clear regulatory pathway for bioge...
PacifiCare Capitulates to Latest Patient Revolt
authorizes cancer treatment for 17-year-old Nick Colombo, following
online activism and in face of protest at office by friends, family, nurses
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas Launches an Integrated Medical-Dental Health Program
...to target members most
in need of education and intervention".
The health insurer
is launching an educational content webpage called
The Dental Wellness Cent...Cross and Blue Shield of Texas -- the only statewide,
customer-owned health insurer
in Texas -- is the largest provider of health
benefits in the state, workin...
Time for health plans to comply with HIPAA privacy rules
...cy rules with respect to the FSAs, even though the insurer
bears most of the compliance burden with respect t...loyers who sponsor fully insured plans (through an insurer
or HMO) are generally free from most HIPAA privacy...ts. The employer/sponsor must certify to the plan insurer
that the plan documentation complies with HIPAA.
Blue Cross BlueShield of South Carolina implements Esker solutions
BlueCross BlueShield has enlisted Esker software and its strategy of total document solutions to meet its varied document communication needs. The insurer
has implemented Esker Fax, a solution for automated desktop and production faxing, and Esker DeliveryWare Platform, an e-document delivery solution.
Challenging times for FDA and drug companies equals IT opportunities
...er systems are needed both for collecting data and analyzing patterns associated with the use of pharmaceutical products. In August, UnitedHealth, an insurer
of more than 20 million, plans to implement its own computer monitoring system to track the four new drugs most frequently prescribed for its patients...
On track with the FDA -- But what about your coverage and reimbursement strategy?
...logy or treatment's success. But coverage and reimbursement issues can be just as determinative.
"Coverage" is whether there will be payment by an insurer
for the product. "Reimbursement" is how much payment there will be if there is coverage.
Unlike the FDA, insurers include economic analyses in thei...