Friday, March 24, 2017
The Consequences of Taxing Healthcare Benefits
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) move through Congress, a new survey of Lockton employer clients shows overwhelming opposition to taxing employer-provided healthcare benefits.
Bundled Payments Continue to Show Success
DARIEN, Conn., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Remedy Partners, the episodes of care company, announced today that it has seen positive results with voluntary bundled payment models, delivering 7.7 percent savings for episodes of care under Medicare's Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) initiative. That's more than .....
Report: N.J. Hospitals Reduced Healthcare Costs by $641 Million Through Quality Improvement Initiative
PRINCETON, N.J., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New Jersey's hospitals and health systems averted 77,342 cases of patient harm and saved $641 million in healthcare costs between 2012 and 2016, thanks to their participation in a national quality improve.....
TAFEC Opposes Senate Finance Committee Attempt to Limit Access to Emergency Care for Texans
AUSTIN, Texas, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC) today announced its opposition to a move by the Senate Finance Committee that would severely limit options for state employees seeking emergency medical care.
ESIS Appoints Todd DeStefano to Lead Professional Liability Business
PHILADELPHIA, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ESIS®, Inc., Chubb's risk management solutions division, has announced the appointment of Todd DeStefano as Senior Vice President of ESIS ProClaimSM, which provides a comprehensive suite of claims administration and risk consult.....
Former Congresswoman Dr. Nan Hayworth Joins HealthEC's Board of Directors
PISCATAWAY, N.J., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ­­HealthEC, a KLAS-recognized, single-platform population health management company integrating large-scale data to improve outcomes, costs and care, today announced the addition of The Honorable
In Vitro Diagnostics: Five News Stories of Note - March 2017
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kalorama Information has noted five news developments in IVD that should be important to those following the industry.  This month the FDA granted a CLIA waiver to Alere's point-of-care (POC) RSV test, and the POC testing market has reached $18.4 billion

Levine Cancer Institute Launches Nation's First Mobile Lung CT Unit to Improve Care for Region's Underserved and Rural Patients
CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Levine Cancer Institute today launched the first mobile lung computed tomography (CT) unit designed to address lung cancer diagnosis, treatment and survival disparities for rural populations across the Carolinas. The mobile lung unit is the first-of-its-kind to link r.....
Milliman: Commercial health insurance financial results provide insight into Affordable Care Act program stability
SEATTLE, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released its annual report on the commercial health insurance market's financial results, which provides a clear picture of health insurers' financial experience in a given year. The report, based on medical loss ra.....
SurePayroll Wins Silver Stevie® Award For Contact Center Of The Year In 11th Annual Stevie Awards For Sales & Customer Service
GLENVIEW, Ill., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SurePayroll, a leader in providing online payroll to small businesses nationwide, has won a Silver Stevie® Award for Contact Center of.....
Invitae announces expansion of its genetic testing offering to include unique test for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) during the 2017 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting
SAN FRANCISCO, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA), one of the fastest growing genetic information companies, today announced the availability of a new genetic test for the diagnosis of
A Focus on Program Depth and Breadth are Relevant for the Future of Workplace Wellness
DALLAS, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As businesses struggle to find solutions to rising healthcare costs amidst the healthcare reform debate, workplace wellness technology company Viverae® announces an expanding line of products and services as part of their commitment to address these growing concerns. The compa.....
Worries About Aging Loom Large For Americans Over 30, Survey Finds
CHICAGO and SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About 70 percent of Americans over the age of 30 think the country is "a little or not at all prepared" to address the healthcare and social support needs of its fast-growing senior population and nearly 6 in 10 believe that the .....


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