Archives: April 2008

You Can Lead a Senior to Water but…..

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched the Medicare Health Support pilot project three years ago hiring eight private disease management firms to set up voluntary chronic care improvement programs for beneficiaries. At its height 150,000 seniors were enrolled in the program. 68,000 beneficiaries still receive services. By using...

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You Can Lead a Senior to Water but‰Û_..

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched the Medicare Health Support pilot project three years ago hiring eight private disease management firms to set up voluntary chronic care improvement programs for beneficiaries. At its height 150,000 seniors were enrolled in the program. 68,000 beneficiaries still receive services. By using...

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Quality Data – The Public Does Not Believe

Consumers using the Internet trust Web sites providing illness cause and treatment data, but are wary of Web sites providing quality information, according to research presented in an America‘s Health Insurance Plans online seminar. Metavante Healthcare Payment Solutions contracted with Change Sciences Group to conduct the online interactive survey. More...

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Good Marketing or Just Plain Nuts

Alliance Community Hospital in Ohio has publicly done what most marketers think about secretly but never do. They have outrightly asked their community members to share information on the prices and charges that they have encountered as patients at their competitors. And they have offered a bribe, I mean payment,...

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Institute of Medicine Study Warns Boomers Better Take Care of Themselves

The Institute of Medicine released a report Monday on the health care outlook for the 78 million baby boomers about to begin turning 65. It was not rosy. In short, there aren’t enough specialists in geriatric medicine; insufficient training is available; the specialists that do exist are underpaid; Medicare fails...

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