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Q. My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in February. We have been reading about circumcision and are undecided. From a medical standpoint, do pediatricians recommend circumcision?
Lawmakers are revisiting Michigan's no-fault automobile and motorcycle insurance. At the core of the debate is the accident-related lifetime medical benefits policy. Insurance companies say it's not cost-effective to provide medical care indefinitely for auto injury victims. Voters have twice nixed changes to no-fault insurance so lawmakers aren't going to put this issue to referendum. Their ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Most people think botox is just for women who want to look youger. Doctors are using the medicine for a variety of common medical conditions, and patients...
In spite of accusations from residents that Discovery Bay’s CSD directors hoodwinked the public when they voted to offer staff – which includes themselves – medical and health benefits, the town’s attorney said board members are legally entitled to participate in the compensation plan.
This month, the California Medical Association made news when it became the first state medical association to recommend the legalization and regulation of cannabis, better known as marijuana.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Revolutions Medical Corporation (OTCQB:RMCP.PK - News) ("Revolutions Medical" or the "Company") announced that it has received a 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award for its ...
Contractors working for Hudson County will have to pay part-time workers an hourly wage of at least $10.88 plus an hourly stipend of $2.39 for health and medical benefits, according to an ordinance up for adoption Thursday
Medi Cal
California plans to reduce payments to many Medi-Cal providers by 10%. The federal government's approval of the budget-cutting measure raises concerns from doctors and others. The Obama administration will allow California to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from Medi-Cal, a move doctors and experts say will make it harder for the poor to get medical treatment.
Doctors, nursing homes, pharmacists, clinics and many other health care providers face as much as a 10 percent cut in pay for the caring of poor families covered by Medi-Cal.
A statewide reduction in Medi-Cal payments may soon leave millions of Californians without adequate health care.
The Obama administration approved significant Medi-Cal cuts Thursday that health care providers and patient advocates warn will reduce access for California's most vulnerable residents.
The federal government has approved a state proposal to reduce Medi-Cal provider reimbursements by 10 percent and make other cuts to the federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled.
State officials say the pay cut is necessary to help California reduce its budget deficit, but the San Diego County Medical Society says the reduction is penny wise and pound foolish.
Christina Jewett BrianAJackson/istockphoto.com The California Medical Association is asking federal Medicaid authorities to review whether the state pays enough to guarantee adequate access to care for patients who rely on the Medi-Cal program. The CMA is relying on a federal law that says Medi-Cal should pay health providers enough to ensure care is available to program beneficiaries at the ...
Medicare
The enrollment period for 2012 Medicare plans began October 15 but will get more attention from Medicare users following this week's welcome announcement that 2012 consumer insurance premiums for a key part of the program are barely rising for most participants, and they'll actually decline for people who began Medicare in 2010 and 2011.
Humana's third quarter earnings reflect an underlying trend in the helathcare sector: Medicare Advantage customers are the most important.
Scammers take advantage of the Medicare open enrollment period to trick unsuspecting seniors into buying products they may not need or want. They also use this time period to commit identity theft. Learn how to warn your aging parents about these scams.
Good news for seniors: The government says Medicare's basic monthly premium will rise less than expected next year, by $3.50 for most.
THURSDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The premium new Medicare patients will pay for part B benefits in 2012 will be less than expected and the Part B deductible will also be $22 lower, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most elderly Americans covered by the government's Medicare insurance program will see a smaller-than-expected rise in their monthly premiums next year, health officials said on Thursday.
Medicare premiums won't rise next year as much as predicted, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced today. The standard premium for Part B -- which covers doctor visits and outpatient services -- will be $99.90 per month; that amounts to a monthly increase of $3.50 for most people on Medicare instead of $10.20, which had been predicted.
Medicaid
MOBILE, Alabama -- While Medicaid officials in other states have grappled with cutting medical benefits to the poor — such as the number of hospital days covered annually — Alabama's Medicaid officials say that's not the case here. "We couldn't cut back if we were allowed to because we are at the very minimum federal qualifying level," said Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Bob Mullins Jr. "Nobody ...
Medicaid spending and state revenue projections have finally collided, and the result will be a shock to the system.
The expiration of federal stimulus funding for Medicaid has dealt a blow to states still struggling to recover from the economic downturn, according to figures released Thursday. To compensate for the loss of extra federal Medicaid dollars this June, states have increased their spending on the program by an average of 29 percent in the current fiscal year. Read full article >>
State spending in the U.S. on Medicaid will surge 29 percent this year, even as governors slash the health program’s benefits and payments to hospitals and doctors, a survey showed.
Physicians and medical recipients should have the right to sue states if they don't fund the program adequately.
Republican budget-writers and Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration quarreled Thursday over why North Carolina's Medicaid program could face a $139 million shortfall this coming year.
As stimulus funds dry up, cash-strapped states are facing steep rises in Medicaid spending, forcing them to slash services and trim costs.
Medical Billing
MedicalBillingJob.org has been launched to create a one-stop-source of information about the latest medical billing job offers, courses and enhancement programs. (PRWeb October 21, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/medical-billing/jobs/prweb8900205.htm
Bizmatics’ new electronic medical billing service works with their certified PrognoCIS EMR system to maximize a practice’s collections.San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Leading EMR software provider Bizmatics Inc. has officially introduced their full-service, in-house electronic medical billing service to complement PrognoCIS EMR – their flagship electronic medical record system. ...
MELBOURNE Fla., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing steps to position itself as a national leader in providing an innovative state-of-the-art approach to healthcare management, Medical Billing Assistance, Inc. (OTCBB:MDBL, Stock Twits: $MDBL) ("MDBL"), through one of its wholly owned...
First Phase- 500k Capital investment fuels successMELBOURNE, Fla., -- Taking full advantage of posit...
SANTA CRUZ - Radiology Medical Group has decided to outsource its medical billing operation, which will result in layoffs for 17 full-time and four part-time employees in February.
CollaborateMD 99% FPA Rate Significantly Reduces Claim Rework and Research (PRWeb October 18, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/10/prweb8885622.htm
BRECKSVILLE, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MEDDATA, INC. CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER ANN BARNES EARNS FINALIST STATUS IN 8th ANNUAL STEVIE® AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS
Medical Assistant
NEW YORK, NY-- - Lazar Partners Ltd., the country's leading communications consultancy to innovative medical device and biotech companies focused on the gastroenterology market, hosted its first annual ...
State medical authorities have suspended the license of a Swedish Medical Center surgical assistant accused of playing with the nipple of an unconscious female patient during a breast reconstruction surgery.
MERRIMACK - For years, fright master Stephen King has kept Russell Dorr up at night. But it's not the panic in the author's books that keeps Dorr from sleeping. It's the details. Since the early 1970s, Dorr, now a physician assistant at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Merrimack clinic, has moonlighted as a research assistant to King and his books. He has provided medical research for many King classics ...
STAMFORD -- The Board of Representatives Personnel Committee narrowly approved a five-year, full-time contract for Human Resources Assistant Director candidate Christopher Dellaselva Wednesday despite objections from union officials who questioned the hiring process and Dellaselva's qualifications.
Between patients delaying surgeries or cutting back on preventative care to avoid co-pays and major reforms in health care, private medical practices and hospitals are taking a major hit.
The Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office has confirmed it's seeking to collect funds from a forfeiture case against an Ann Arbor medical marijuana dispensary.
share: digg facebook twitter Houston neurosurgeon talks about dearth of women in her field HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 06:20 p.m., Saturday, October 29, 2011 The number of female neurosurgeons has grown from two in the 1960s to 219 in July, but women account for ...
Medical Care
Southern California would be disproportionately affected by the plan, which has won partial approval from federal regulators. Photo Credit: Getty Images
The family of Malyia Jeffers has settled for $10 million with a Methodist hospital, after Malyia's arms and legs had to be partially amputated after waiting for five hours to be treated by emergency room doctors. According to reports, Malyia's family first brought her to the hospital last November because she was running a fever and was becoming weaker from a strep infection . However, Malyia ...
Press Statement Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta Washington, DC October 27, 2011 After months of struggle and sacrifice, the Libyan people have liberated their country with the support of the United States and the international community.
A former patient of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death says the physician is caring and not motivated by money.
Insurers have been warning that the dampened use of medical services cant last even as the trend has led to strong earnings for the industry.
Alternative Medicine
Before he died , Apple co-founder Steve Jobs wanted to world to know that he deeply regretted "wasting time" on alternative medicine while trying to combat his pancreatic cancer. During a recent interview with 60 Minutes , Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson said: [ more › ]
Steve Jobs had a long run with a rare form of cancer (a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor) that is sometimes curable by early surgery. While I was not his physician and don't have access to the details of his illness or its treatment, assertions that his use of alternative medicine shortened his life strike me as uninformed. No one knows how long he would have survived or what his quality of life ...
A couple who treated their sick four-year-old son with alternative medicine are being investigated for manslaughter, Italian police have said.
Couple who treated their sick four-year-old son with alternative medicine are being investigated for manslaughter.
Why is homeopathy "utter nonsense"? What about ear candling? And does ginger really help prevent motion sickness? 'Dr. Joe' delves into the science of alternative medicine.
Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs chose alternative therapies to battle cancer.
Patients aren't the only ones interested in alternative and complementary medicine. In a new occasional series, Well talks to doctors around the country to find out what nontraditional medicines or therapies they sometimes recommend or use themselves.
Medical Benefits
Q. My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in February. We have been reading about circumcision and are undecided. From a medical standpoint, do pediatricians recommend circumcision?
Lawmakers are revisiting Michigan's no-fault automobile and motorcycle insurance. At the core of the debate is the accident-related lifetime medical benefits policy. Insurance companies say it's not cost-effective to provide medical care indefinitely for auto injury victims. Voters have twice nixed changes to no-fault insurance so lawmakers aren't going to put this issue to referendum. Their ...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Most people think botox is just for women who want to look youger. Doctors are using the medicine for a variety of common medical conditions, and patients...
In spite of accusations from residents that Discovery Bay’s CSD directors hoodwinked the public when they voted to offer staff – which includes themselves – medical and health benefits, the town’s attorney said board members are legally entitled to participate in the compensation plan.
This month, the California Medical Association made news when it became the first state medical association to recommend the legalization and regulation of cannabis, better known as marijuana.
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Revolutions Medical Corporation (OTCQB:RMCP.PK - News) ("Revolutions Medical" or the "Company") announced that it has received a 2010 Medical Design Excellence Award for its ...
Contractors working for Hudson County will have to pay part-time workers an hourly wage of at least $10.88 plus an hourly stipend of $2.39 for health and medical benefits, according to an ordinance up for adoption Thursday
I3A is a not-for-profit consortium of imaging enterprises formed to connect, create and collaborate with other leaders to address today's imaging challenges and chart a future of opportunity. (PRWeb October 31, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/10/prweb8916293.htm
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