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RSNA 2016 Proves Successful for RadSite
A team from RadSite™, the most cost-effective and simple-to-use accreditation program in advanced diagnostic imaging, met with attendees last week in Chicago at the Radiological Society of North America’s 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Nov. 27 – Dec. 2. The RadSite team provided information on the MIPPA Accreditation Standards (MAP) and demonstrated the online portal as well as answered questions about the current state of radiology as it pertains to advanced diagnostic imaging.
 
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RadSite to Exhibit at RSNA 2016
RadSite™, the most cost-effective and simple-to-use accreditation program in advanced diagnostic imaging, will exhibit at the Radiological Society of North America’s 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago, Nov. 27 – Dec. 2 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. The RadSite team will be on hand to provide information on the MIPPA Accreditation Standards (MAP) and demonstrate the online application portal. RadSite will be located at booth 8534, North Building, Hall B.
 
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RegQuest Releases Comprehensive Report Focusing on External Review
RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, announces the release of the External Review Regulatory & Market Trends: 2016 Annual Report (ER Trend Report). The report, based on a detailed regulatory survey, academic research and expert interviews, provides a comprehensive overview of external review (ER) regulations, trends and practices.
 
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NAIRO Announces Fall Conference on Health Insurance Regulatory & Industry Trends
The National Association of Independent Review Organizations (NAIRO) is hosting its annual conference entitled "Regulatory & Industry Trends Impacting Health Insurance, Appeals & Medical Reviews" is a day-long conference scheduled to take place on October 12, 2016 in Washington, DC.
 
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PCC Issue Brief Discusses CMS Cutbacks on Reimbursement Rates and Possible Effect on Colonoscopy Screening Availability
The new issue brief examines the financial impact of the 2016 reimbursement rate cuts for colonoscopies on practitioners and how this may impact the patient.
 
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RadSite Continues to Receive Key Health Plan Recognitions
RadSite™, a leading accreditation organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, continues to build momentum as UnitedHealthcare and Oxford Health recognize its MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP) for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (ADI) accreditation program. Over the past six months, RadSite has received over a dozen recognitions from private payers and radiology benefit management organizations
 
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RadSite Seeks Nominations for Key Committees
May 26, 2016 -- RadSite™, a leading accreditation organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, is seeking nominations to serve on its Accreditation and Standards Committees and support the organization’s quality benchmarking activities for diagnostic imaging. “RadSite’s quality-benchmarking activities incorporate key process and outcome measures, with the ultimate mission of improving image quality and reducing patient radiation dose,” reports Eliot Siegel, MD, RadSite’s chief technology officer. “The additional peer review by qualified third-party representatives will further enhance RadSite’s standards, accreditation process, and research activities,” notes Dr. Siegel, who also serves on RadSite’s Advisory Board and is the chair of RadSite’s Accreditation Committee.
 
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AliCare Medical Management Offers Expanded Services to Navigate Behavioral Health Appeals
AliCare Medical Management (AMM) (www.alicaremed.com), a leading provider of high-quality, clinically-based care management programs and a member of the Amalgamated Family of Companies, announces its ability to support health plans, consumers and providers through a seamless appeals system that covers clinical and administrative appeals, including denial of services related to mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) treatments. Reviewing behavioral health coverage determinations are a critical part of the medical management system due to new federal and state parity laws that have been adopted in recent years.
 
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External Review Programs to be Focus of Complimentary Webinar
RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, is pleased to announce a webinar specifically centered on external review regulations, practices and programs. This webinar, titled External Review: Navigating Nuances in Regulatory and Market Trends, will take place on May 24, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
 
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RadSite is Pleased to Announce Private Payers Recognition of the MIPPA Accreditation Program
RadSite™, a leading accreditation organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, continues to build momentum as more payers recognize its Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (ADI) accreditation program. In addition to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an expanding number of health plans, insurers and radiology benefit management (RBM) organizations are recognizing RadSite’s MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP).
 
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Complimentary Webinar Discusses Mental Health Parity
RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, is pleased to announce a webinar specifically centered on the status of mental health parity laws and consider how best to achieve true equity in care for those individuals suffering from mental health or substance use disorders. This webinar will take place on April 28, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. EST.
 
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Upcoming Free Webinar Examines Utilization Management Regulatory and Industry Trends
RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, is pleased to announce the first in a series of webinars focusing on the evolution of utilization management (UM) programs and related medical management functions over the past three decades with a detailed overview of how UM programs are regulated and operationalized today.
 
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Complimentary Webinar Series Highlights Key Regulatory Trends Impacting Medical Management
RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, is sponsoring a three-part webinar series that will offer participants informative and insightful guidance on the transformation of medical management programs and regulations and explore key aspects relevant to Utilization Management (UM), Mental Health Parity, and External Review (ER).
 
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Complimentary Webinar Series to Explore Trends Impacting Medical Management
RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, is sponsoring a three-part webinar series that will offer participants informative and insightful guidance on the transformation of medical management programs and regulations. The complimentary webinar sessions will explore key aspects relevant to Utilization Management (UM), Mental Health Parity, and External Review (ER).
 
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Research Highlights Utilization Management’s Role in Promoting Evidence-Based Medical Interventions, Cost Containment Efforts and Patient Protections
RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, has released the Utilization Management Regulatory and Market Trends: 2016 Annual Report. The UM Trend Report is the first update on the topic in over a decade and the research reveals several interesting trends pertaining to utilization management (UM) programs. The new report confirms the valuable role that UM practices play in the delivery of medicine and the allocation of health care resources, but also sets forth a number of challenges for the future.
 
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Reminder: March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC), a not-for-profit advocacy organization would like to show its support in recognizing March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
 
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PCC Issue Brief Highlights Importance of Proper Colonoscopy Preparation
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the twelfth issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer screening rates and highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Issue brief #12, The Importance of Proper Colonoscopy Preparation, provides patients with an overview of what to expect from the colonoscopy preparation process and underscores the importance of following the steps to ensure the screening is as accurate as possible.
 
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New Study Reveals Need for Increased Transparency of Medical Necessity Determinations
RegQuest™, one of the nation’s premier online regulatory compliance resources focusing on medical management and insurance functions, announces the release of the Utilization Management Regulatory & Market Trends: 2016 Annual Report (UM Trend Report). The report, based on a detailed regulatory survey, academic research and expert interviews, provides a comprehensive overview of utilization management (UM) regulations, trends and practices.
 
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RegQuest™ Unveils Upgraded Website with Improved Functionality
RegQuest™, the nation’s leading regulatory compliance resource that provides health plans, regulators and others with invaluable information regarding current medical management regulations and laws, is pleased to debut an upgraded website featuring improved user functionality, including an interactive map and communication forum for subscribers.
 
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Complimentary Webinar from RadSite to Address Medicolegal Concerns in Medical Imaging
RadSite™, a leading accreditation agency for diagnostic imaging quality as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is pleased to announce the final presentation in an educational webinar series. The session, Tackling Medicolegal Concerns in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS): Part 2, will discuss issues such as whether or not to retain the markings produced by mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) software to highlight suspicious findings, which could have important medicolegal implications.
 
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VIP Care Services Successfully Implements TCS Healthcare Technologies’ ACUITY Complete Care™ Management System
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for the care management and population health arenas, is pleased to announce that VIP Care Services, a Caprock Health Group affiliate focused on providing clinical and cost containment services, has successfully implemented the ACUITY Complete Care™ Management to back their collaborative catastrophic case management initiatives. ACUITY Complete Care (ACUITY) is TCS’s cloud-hosted, patient-centered care management software application designed to support standards-driven workflow configuration, primarily supporting case and utilization management activities.
 
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Upcoming Webinars from RadSite to Focus on PACS, Medicolegal Concerns in Medical Imaging
RadSite™, a leading accreditation agency for diagnostic imaging quality as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is pleased to announce the third presentation in an educational webinar series. The session, “Tackling Medicolegal Concerns in Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS): Part 1” will explore who really owns medical images, how to deal with bankruptcy in an imaging facility and why physicians don’t use image compression more often.
 
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New PCC Issue Brief Explains Colonoscopy Screening Locations
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the eleventh issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer screening rates and highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Issue brief #11, Making an Informed Choice: Colonoscopy Screening Locations Explained, provides guidance on how to best select the facility where a colonoscopy procedure should take place. The issue brief explores a number of factors including quality, cost and health status, along with other variables.
 
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RadSite to Showcase Enhanced Version of MIPPA Accreditation Standards v2.2 and Online Portal at RSNA 2015
RadSite™, a leading accreditation agency for diagnostic imaging quality as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), will exhibit at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, Nov. 29 – Dec. 3, 2015. The RadSite team will be on hand to provide information on the MIPPA Accreditation Standards v2.2 and demonstrate the recently updated online portal. Information on special pricing for RSNA 2015 attendees will also be available. RadSite will be located at booth 8530, North Building, Hall B.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Explore Physics for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Systems
RadSite™, a leading accreditation agency for diagnostic imaging quality and an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as part of an educational webinar series, is pleased to announce the second presentation titled, “Physics for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Systems.” This session will review basic components of physics testing for ADI systems and highlight key differences in state requirements for physicists.
 
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RadSite Announces Complimentary Webinar Series
RadSite™, a leading accreditation agency for diagnostic imaging quality and an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is pleased to announce an educational webinar series. The first webinar, “Patient Safety in Medical Imaging”, will explore the risk to patients and imaging providers from medical radiation, as well as the broadly accepted principle relative to medical radiation to keep the dose to patients and staff “as low as reasonably achievable” (ALARA).
 
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RadSite Unveils New Online Portal for MIPPA Accreditation Program Applicants
RadSite™, a national leader in the accreditation of advanced diagnostic imaging systems, announces that it has released a completely redesigned version of its online accreditation application portal and software to support the MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP).
 
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U.S. Patent Issued to LifeWIRE Corp., an Interactive Communications Platform Company
LifeWIRE Corp. is pleased to announce that it was issued United States Patent Office Patent No: 9,144,381 for “MOBILE SELF-MANAGEMENT COMPLIANCE AND NOTIFICATION METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT”. LifeWIRE provides a cloud-based communications engine enabling continuous, two-way dialogue, data collection and insight between providers and their clients/patients in healthcare and other industries.
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Names Luis Luna Director of Finance
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for the care management and population health arenas, has appointed Luis Luna as the Director of Finance. This promotion solidifies TCS’s dedication to creating a comprehensive executive team that can successfully manage all aspects of business and foundational leadership for continuing growth into the future.
 
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Complimentary Webinar Addresses Challenges and Rewards of Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar titled The Challenges and Rewards of Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care. This session will provide insights and strategies for optimizing behavioral health data inputs, starting with screening and assessments, incorporation of self-reported and exogenous data, identification and diagnosis of mental health problems in high-risk individuals with chronic comorbidities, and creation of coordinated care plans.
 
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Silverback Successfully Implements TCS Healthcare Technologies’ ACUITY Advanced Care™ Management System
Silverback, LLC, a Fort Worth, Texas based third party administrator (TPA) that provides case, disease and utilization management services, has successfully implemented TCS Healthcare Technologies’ ACUITY Advanced Care™ (ACUITY) to support their collaborative model. ACUITY is a patient-centered care management software system that supports the specific needs of case, utilization, disease and population health management programs.
 
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RegQuest™ to Debut External Review Module at NAIRO Educational Symposium
RegQuest™, a new resource that provides health plans, regulators and others with invaluable information regarding current medical management regulations and laws, will announce the debut of the External Review module at the inaugural NAIRO Educational Symposium on September 17, 2015 in San Marcos, Texas.
 
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BrainFutures 2015 Explores New Frontiers to Improve Brain Health
The Mental Health Association of Maryland (MHAMD), the state’s only volunteer, nonprofit citizen’s organization that brings together consumers, families, professionals, advocates and concerned citizens for unified action in all aspects of mental health and mental illness, is marking its centennial year by proudly announcing BrainFutures 2015. This conference will draw national and international experts to explore the latest neuroscience on mental health care and brain optimization.
 
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Schooner Strategies and EBG Advisors Launch RegQuest™
Schooner Strategies, a national consulting firm specializing in regulatory affairs, communications, research and accreditation, in partnership with EBG Advisors, announces RegQuest™, a new resource that will provide health plans, regulators and others with invaluable information regarding current medical management regulations and laws.
 
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CRH Medical Joins Preventing Colorectal Cancer Membership
Not-for-profit advocacy organization Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) is pleased to welcome CRH Medical to its membership. Founded in 2008, PCC’s mission is to educate the public and key stakeholders about the opportunities to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer through regular screening and care options for patients and clinicians. PCC strongly believes that a cancer prevented is better than a cancer cured, and the importance of prevention must not be underestimated. The organization, which is comprised of clinical thought leaders such as gastroenterologists, anesthesiologists and executive officers and founders of Ambulatory Surgery Centers, recognizes and supports colonoscopy as the Gold Standard colorectal cancer screening method.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Examine Trends in Utilization Management
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors are pleased to announce a webinar titled Analyzing Trends in Utilization Management: A Focus on Regulations. The session will examine the evolution of utilization management (UM) programs over the past three decades, with a detailed overview of how this managed care function is regulated. Among other issues, the webinar will highlight the impact of the Affordable Care Act and other regulatory reforms on the ways that health plans make “medical necessity” determinations and how the appeals process works when a “denial” of care occurs. In addition, the presentation will review the scope, licensure requirements, reviewer qualifications and the ways in which UM services are often integrated into a “care coordination” approach to managing patients.
 
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RadSite Releases Mobile-friendly Website for Enhanced User Experience
RadSite™, a leading accreditation agency for diagnostic imaging quality and an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announces that it has updated its website for an improved user experience and to enhance compatibility with mobile devices.
 
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Schooner Strategies Now Pairs Data-focused Marketing with Strategic Communications
Schooner Strategies, a national consulting firm that specializes in strategic communications, business development and management services, announces the expansion of its research capabilities. The Schooner team has a unique formula that uses new and existing research studies to create substantive marketing campaigns that brand clients and also promote key public policy positions.
 
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RadSite Releases Enhanced Version of MIPPA Accreditation Program Standards v2.2
RadSite™, a leading accreditation agency for diagnostic imaging quality and an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), announces that its most recent revisions to the MIPPA Accreditation Program standards, v2.2, have been approved by CMS and are now available to incoming applicants.
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Announces Enhanced Interface Tools
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for the care management and population health arenas, is pleased to announce new updates to the Care Enhance Review Manager Enterprise 14 and CareWebQI 7 Interface tools, both of which work with ACUITY Advanced Care. These tools have been certified by MCG and McKesson (Interqual), making them an essential addition to the ACUITY platform. Similarly, they improve the efficiency of utilization management and other care management professionals by helping them access criteria and guidelines in support of their work.
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Releases ACUITY Complete Care Complimentary Webinar to Explore Cloud-Hosted Care Management Software Application
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for the care management and population health arenas, is pleased to announce a webinar focusing on the cloud-hosted care management software application ACUITY Complete Care. This tool is designed for organizations seeking a hosted solution that desire standards-driven workflow configuration, supporting case and utilization management activities.
 
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer Names 2015 Champions of Colorectal Cancer Prevention
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces the recipients of the 2015 PCC Champion Award for Colorectal Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or that most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Releases Acuity Connect Complimentary Webinar to Explore Care Management Collaboration Portal
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for the care management and population health arenas, is pleased to announce a webinar focusing on the collaboration portal Acuity Connect, which is fully integrated with the ACUITY platform.
 
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PCC Issue Brief Discusses Rise of Colorectal Cancer in Young Adults
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the tenth issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates and highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Issue Brief #10, Young Adults Face Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer, discusses the recent rise in colorectal cancer diagnoses in young adults aged 25-40. Interestingly, the same research also indicted a decrease in CRC in adults aged 50 and older.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Explore Enhanced Version of Premier Case Management Software
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for the population health management arena, is pleased to announce a webinar focusing on the recently enhanced case management software, ACUITY Advanced Care™ (ACUITY) version 7.20. The session will focus on the enhanced user interface, improved performance and the advantages of automation.
 
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Julie O’Brien Named President of AliCare Medical Management
AliCare Medical Management (AMM) (www.alicaremed.com), a leading provider of high-quality, clinically-based care management programs and a member of the Amalgamated Family of Companies, has announced the appointment of Julie O’Brien as President. O’Brien formerly served as AMM’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In her new role, she will continue with past responsibilities, which include leadership for all aspects of AMM’s call center operations, including clinical services, customer service, strategic marketing and product development. Additionally, her new role entails driving the continued growth and expansion of AMM’s services and client base, strategic alliances, joint ventures, quality controls and overall fiscal performance.
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Releases Upgraded Version of ACUITY Advanced Care™
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for the population health management arena, is pleased to announce the release of ACUITY Advanced Care™ (ACUITY) version 7.20.
 
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AliCare Medical Management Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
AliCare Medical Management (AMM) (www.alicaremed.com), a leading provider of high-quality, clinically-based care management programs and a member of the Amalgamated Family of Companies, is marking 2015 as its 25th anniversary year. The company, which is recognized for promoting optimum health outcomes while containing health care costs and effectively advocating for its patients, has been on a path of steady growth and recognition since its inception in 1990. Over the past two and half decades, AMM has grown to provide a comprehensive suite of care management solutions concurrent with receiving significant accreditations and honors.
 
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Schooner Strategies Expands Web Design and Development Services
Schooner Strategies, an Annapolis, Maryland-based national consulting firm that specializes in strategic communications, research and accreditation, announces the expansion of their website design and development services. The Schooner team is able to provide oversight through the entire web development process—from design to copywriting to coding.
 
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - PCC Seeks to Recognize Champions of Colorectal Cancer Prevention
Not-for-profit advocacy organization Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) is now seeking nominations for the fifth annual Champion Awards of Colorectal Cancer Prevention to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or who most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. Founded in 2008, PCC’s mission is to educate the public and key stakeholders about the opportunities to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer through regular screening and care options for patients and their clinicians.
 
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Complimentary Webinar from EBG to Highlight Health Information Exchange Opportunities that Support Population Health Management Strategies
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar titled How Health Information Exchanges Are Supporting Population Health Management. This session will examine the ways in which Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) integrate data exchange models to promote population health management programs.
 
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Babyscripts Partners with MedStar Health to Extend Prenatal Care beyond the Office Visit
In order to better monitor a pregnant woman’s weight gain and blood pressure, and deliver improved quality of care, Babyscripts™ has partnered with MedStar Health, the largest not-for-profit provider of patient care in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region. This partnership will begin as a 60 patient roll-out at three hospitals with the intent to expand to all 10 MedStar hospitals.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Examine Population Health Interventions in Medicaid
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar titled Can Population Health Management Interventions Help State Medicaid Plan Offerings? This session will discuss whether or not population health interventions can help state Medicaid Programs, as well as serving as a vehicle to integrate mental health interventions into mainstream medicine.
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Announces Launch of New Website
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for population health management, is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website. The new website, www.tcshealthcare.com, boasts extensive content, including information on the ACUITY suite of products, care management solutions offered by TCS as well as an updated news and blog section.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Highlight Population Health Strategies
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar titled The Impact of Value-Based Purchasing and Other Employee Initiatives on Population Health. This session will discuss several approaches for population health managers to reduce costs and improve health care.
 
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PCC Issue Brief Highlights Genetic Testing for Colorectal Cancer
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the ninth issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, and highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Issue Brief #9, Colorectal Cancer Screening: The Genetic Factor, discusses the positive impacts that genetic testing has on the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.
 
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Industry Leaders to Highlight an Integrated Approach to Population Health Management
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar titled Moving to an Integrated Population Health Management Model. This session will highlight several approaches to help manage populations to promote better clinical outcomes, more cost savings and enhanced patient satisfaction.
 
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PCC Issue Brief Addresses Growing Problem of Drug Shortages
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the eighth issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, and highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal. Issue Brief #8, Drug Shortages Impact Colorectal Cancer, discusses the severe problems that drug shortages pose for health care professionals and the health care industry. Propofol, which is commonly used in colorectal cancer screenings, has been affected by drug shortages in the recent past.
 
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Post-Acute Network Solutions Successfully Implements TCS Healthcare Technologies’ ACUITY Complete Care™ Management System
Post-Acute Network Solutions (PANS), a company that specializes in care coordination models for managed care plans, senior residential facilities and medical providers, has successfully implemented TCS Healthcare Technologies’ ACUITY Complete Care™ (ACUITY) care management cloud hosted system to support their managed care organization model. ACUITY is a patient-centered care management software system that performs integrated utilization, case and disease management.
 
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RadSite to Host Complimentary Webinar on the Future of Medical Imaging and Smart Networks
RadSite™, a leading accreditation organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, announces a complimentary webinar entitled “Building Your Smart Network with RadSite: Driving Quality and Cost Savings in the World of Value-based Purchasing”. The session will highlight the RadSite Assessment Program (RAP) and the Network Imaging Certification (NIC) program, both of which empower payors and provider-based networks to purchase radiology services in a quality-driven, cost-effective way that produces the most consistent, positive outcomes.
 
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Issue Brief Highlights New ACA Clinical Trial Coverage Requirements
Alicare Medical Management (AMM), a national leader in care management solutions that promotes cost savings and client satisfaction, announces the publication of an issue brief titled “The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Clinical Trials.” The issue brief provides important information about how the clinical trial coverage landscape is changing and useful insights for how health plan personnel, providers, case managers, benefit administrators, patients and others can proactively address these emerging issues.
 
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Industry Leaders to Highlight Technology’s Impact on Care Management Practices
Over the past six years, a dynamic team of experts in the care management field has researched how health information technology (health IT) factors are influencing the practice of case management and population health management programs. TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS) and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) are pleased to present the Health IT Survey Series finale webinar, entitled “The IT Factor: Years of Study Reveal Healthcare Trends”.
 
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US Imaging Receives RadSite Seal of Approval for Network Certification
RadSite™, a leading accreditation organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, announces that US Imaging Network has received the Network Imaging Certification (NIC) Seal. The NIC program opens the doors for RadSite certification to health plans, provider networks, imaging provider systems, and accountable care organizations that have demonstrated their commitment to quality by having the majority of their participating providers meet the RadSite Assessment Program (RAP) requirements.
 
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Former CCIIO Director, Gary Cohen, to Address Key Health Care Reforms and Its Impact on Population Health Management
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar on emerging trends in value-based purchasing in health care. The next session will feature a former key official from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Gary Cohen, JD, who played a central role in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act over the past several years. The session, The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Population Health Management, will assess how much progress the federal and state governments have made expanding health care coverage and bending the cost curve. Specific insurance reforms to the individual and small group markets will be examined along with emerging trends such as the role of accountable care organizations (ACOs), patient accessibility issues, and the drive towards integrated population health solutions.
 
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Industry Leaders to Weigh in on Population Health Strategies for Employer-Based Coverage
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors are pleased to announce that Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute’s (HCI3) Francois de Brantes, MS, MBA, Executive Director, Douglas Emery, MS, Program implementation Leader, West Region for HCI3, and Gretchen K. Young, Senior Vice President, Health Policy, The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) are scheduled to speak at the August session of The Thought Leaders in Population Health Webinar Speaker Series.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Examine Population Health Strategies for Employer-Based Coverage
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of the Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar on emerging trends in value-based purchasing in health care. The session, Population Health Strategies for Employer-Based Coverage, will assess how employers and other health plan sponsors are developing new programs to promote enhanced clinical and financial outcomes for the groups and populations they manage. In particular, speakers will highlight how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is influencing population health management strategies for employer-based coverage.
 
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AprilAge Expands to U.S. Insurance and Human Resources Markets Visualization software links future appearance and health for high-impact patient engagement
AprilAge Inc. announces expanded services into United States insurance and human resources markets. The company’s visualization software, APRIL®, provides a proven patient engagement tool to complement health and lifestyle education, wellness programs and products for smoking cessation, nutrition and weight control, obesity management, skin care and sun safety.
 
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Webinar to Focus on the Role of Patient Engagement Strategies in Promoting Population Health Management
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, as part of their Thought Leaders in Population Health Speaker Series, will host a complimentary webinar in July on emerging trends in population health. The webinar—What Role Do Patient Engagement Strategies Play in Promoting Population Health?—will examine different approaches to target, engage, and modify individual behaviors to lead a healthier lifestyle. Key thought leaders in population health will share examples of ways to engage high-risk and chronically ill groups so as to achieve meaningful clinical and financial outcomes.
 
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New Research Reveals Customer Satisfaction Trends for Case Management and EMR Software Applications
A new report unveils the opportunities and challenges faced by health care professionals using health information technology (health IT) applications, providing unique insight into the ways technology is transforming the industry. The research, sponsored by TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS) with other leading health care organizations, assesses user satisfaction of case management (CM) and electronic medical record (EMR) software systems.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Address Impact of Big Data on Population Health Management
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the eighth webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. The next session—entitled “How Will ‘Big Data’ Impact Population Health Management?”—will examine the rise of big data and other innovative computational methods. The speakers will explain how these tools and applications are being leveraged to promote better clinical and financial outcomes for patients, providers, and payors.
 
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RadSite and Carneal Team to Create Next Generation of Smart Networks
RadSite™, a national leader in the certification and accreditation of diagnostic imaging systems, and an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), congratulates Garry Carneal, JD, MA, RadSite president & CEO, on his 25th anniversary in the health care industry. As Carneal celebrates this career milestone, he is working with RadSite to develop the next generation of smart networks in medical imaging.
 
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PCC Issue Brief Addresses Opportunities for Preventive Services Under Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the seventh issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates. Issue Brief #7, Take Advantage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Preventive Care Clause, Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer via Colonoscopy, highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal.
 
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ViTel Net, MGH MD PnP Program Collaborate to Support SmartAmerica Challenge Companies Efforts to Foster Innovation in Patient Safety and Clinical Care
ViTel Net, a pioneer in the telemedicine/telehealth industry, is joining forces with the MGH MD PnP research program, a leader in developing advanced integrated clinical environments, to support the SmartAmerica Challenge for healthcare, a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow project.
 
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Complimentary Webinar Series Continues to Explore Emerging Trends in Population Health
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the summer schedule for the well-received 2014 Population Health Webinar Series. The ongoing series of webinars spotlights emerging trends in population health through the insights of several nationally known thought leaders in health care.
 
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MMARS Honored with Case in Point Platinum Award for Medicaid Case Management
Medical Management and Rehabilitation Services (MMARS) received the prestigious Case in Point Platinum Award in the Medicaid category for its Rare and Expensive Case Management Program during Dorland Health’s 5th Annual Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2014, in Washington, DC. Case in Point Platinum Awards recognize professionals and organizations across the entire country making significant headway to address the challenges affecting the U.S. health care system.
 
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ViTel Net Launches State-of-the-Art Home Telehealth Solution
ViTel Net, a leader in the telemedicine/telehealth industry, will unveil its new tablet-based, video-enabled home health monitoring solution at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD, May 17-20, 2014.
 
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Alicare Medical Management Receives Two Case in Point Platinum Awards During Dorland Health Summit
Alicare Medical Management (AMM) received two prestigious Case in Point Platinum Awards during Dorland Health’s 5th Annual Care Coordination Summit on May 5, 2014, in Washington, DC. Case in Point Platinum Awards recognize professionals and organizations making significant headway to address the challenges affecting the U.S. health care system.
 
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Report Reveals Trends in Health IT Data Analytics and Reporting
A new report highlights how extensively health care professionals are using health information technology (HIT) applications, providing unique insight into the ways technology is transforming the industry. The research, sponsored by TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS) with other leading health care organizations, assesses which software programs are being used, how they are being leveraged, and the types of functionality that are most important in day-to-day operations.
 
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Jai Medical Systems Successfully Implements TCS Healthcare Technologies’ ACUITY Advanced Care™ Management System
Jai Medical Systems (JMS), a Medicaid Managed Care Organization (MCO) that provides Medicaid health insurance benefits for the State of Maryland, has successfully implemented TCS Healthcare Technologies’ ACUITY Advanced Care™ (ACUITY) care management system to support their managed care organization model. ACUITY is a patient-centered care management software system that performs integrated utilization, case and disease management.
 
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Schooner Strategies Adds Reclamere to Growing List of Clients
Schooner Strategies, a national consulting firm that specializes in business development and marketing communications, announces Reclamere, a leading data security and IT asset management company, as a new client.
 
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Complimentary Educational Webinar: MIPPA Accreditation Program – Why RadSite?
RadSite™, a leading accreditation organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, announces a complimentary webinar entitled, “Understanding RadSite’s New MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP): An Overview of the Application Process, MAP Requirements and Benefits.” RadSite was recently approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an official accreditation organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Examine the Intricacies of Population Health Management
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the seventh webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. The session, Defining the Scope of Population Health Management: What Is Covered and What Is Not, will focus on the opportunities and challenges in population health management (PHM).
 
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Alicare Medical Management Celebrates 20 Years of URAC Accreditation
Alicare Medical Management (AMM), a national leader in care management solutions that promotes cost savings and client satisfaction, is celebrating 20 years of meeting URAC’s quality-based standards.
 
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer Names 2014 Champions of Colorectal Cancer Prevention
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces the recipients of the 2014 PCC Champion Award for Colorectal Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or that most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.
 
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Trend Report Explores Impact of Technology on Provider Caseloads
A new report confirms that increased use of health information technology by providers does not necessarily translate to more face-time with patients. The report, part of an ongoing series that analyzes the results of the 3rd bi-annual Health IT Survey, also reveals several other caseload trends in regard to time allocation, caseload levels by provider setting, and how case managers spend their time.
 
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer Awards Cambia Health Solutions National Award
Randall Madry, Executive Director of Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC), will be in Portland on Friday, March 21st to award Cambia Health Solutions, the parent company of Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield and other health related companies with operations in the Pacific Northwest and nationally, with PCC’s Champions of Colorectal Cancer Prevention award. The award will be presented at 3PM at 200 SW Market Street, Portland, Oregon 97201. The presentation will occur in the conference room on the lobby level of the building.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Highlight Population Health Framework and Delivery Systems
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the sixth webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. The session, The Population Health Alliance Framework: A Tool for Population Health Success, will provide a dynamic overview of the way traditional programs such as utilization management, disease management, wellness and case management are being re-defined and implemented within a “population health” framework.
 
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RadSite to Host Complimentary Webinar on Medical Image Sharing
RadSite™ and DICOM Grid will host a free webinar titled, The Future of Medical Image Sharing: Improving Data Exchange on the Cloud. The education-based, conversational style session will examine how medical image sharing provides value to imaging practices as well as to the related health facilities and patients they serve. DICOM Grid and RadSite are committed to the importance of empowering health care organizations with the ability to access, share, manage, and store complex diagnostic images securely—anytime, anywhere.
 
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RadSite Certification Continues to Promote Smart Imaging Networks
RadSite™, a leading certification organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, is announcing the completion of a new study highlighting the accreditation agency’s emerging role in promoting smart imaging networks that encourage quality and cost savings.
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Names Jeff Frater Director of Partner Development
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for population health management, has appointed Jeff Frater, RN, BSN, director of partner development.
 
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RadSite Seeks Nominations for Advisory Board and Key Committee Members
RadSite™, a national leader in the certification and accreditation of diagnostic imaging systems, and now an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), is seeking board and committee nominations to support the organization’s quality benchmarking activities. RadSite’s programs help assess, track and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Showcase Payment Models within Emerging Population Health Management Systems
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the fifth webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. The session, “Examining Provider Reimbursement and Payment Models within Emerging Population Health Management Systems,” will highlight recent activities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), state governments, private payers, and other stakeholders to update or create new provider payment strategies.
 
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Schooner Healthcare Kicks-Off New Year as Schooner Strategies, Expands Services to Other Markets
Schooner Healthcare Services, a leading business development and marketing communications firm in the health care and nonprofit sectors, is relaunching as Schooner Strategies to offer scalable solutions to businesses of all sizes in other sectors. Under the Schooner Strategies banner, the company is now working with several new clients representing the food, construction, wellness and e-book categories.
 
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Not-for-profit advocacy organization Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) seeks nominations for the fourth annual Champion Awards of Colon Cancer Prevention to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or who most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). Founded in 2008, PCC’s mission is to educate the public and key stakeholders about the opportunities to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer through regular screening and care options for patients and their clinicians.
 
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Exclusive Healthcare Placement Meets Health Care Staffing Needs for Employers and Employees
Medical Management and Rehabilitation Services (MMARS), one of the most experienced care management organizations in the United States, announces the launch of Exclusive Healthcare Placement, Inc., a premier staffing agency specializing in healthcare placement across the United States.
 
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RadSite to Host Complimentary Webinar on Final Omnibus Rule
RadSite™ is offering a free webinar to explore the impact of the final Omnibus Rule on the health care industry—from providers to payers. RadSite, based in Houston, TX, and Annapolis, MD, is a leading certification organization promoting quality-based imaging practices. This is the second webinar hosted by RadSite focusing on HIPAA, HITECH and the final Omnibus Rule.
 
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Trend Report Reveals Increased Reliance on Health IT Systems Across Clinical Settings
A new report on health information technology (health IT) usage identifies key trends in integration and interoperability functions embedded in care management software, electronic health record (EHR) and other IT applications. Analysis of a six-year research cycle unveils several areas where health IT interfaces have slowed or weakened.
 
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Solis Women’s Health Earns RadSite Seal of Approval for Network Imaging
RadSite™, a leading accreditation organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, announces that Solis Women’s Health has received the Network Imaging Certification (NIC) Seal of Distinction. The NIC program opens the doors for RadSite certification to health plans, provider networks, and accountable care organizations that require their participating imaging providers to become certified pursuant to the RadSite Assessment Program (RAP).
 
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Webinar to Showcase Case Management Software for Independents and Small Groups of Case Managers
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS) and the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) are co-sponsoring a webinar on the ways information technology programs can enhance case management interventions in various clinical and business settings. In particular, the session will delve into the attributes of newly released ACUITY AnyWare™ (AAW) Version 7.00, a web-enabled software program that has been rebuilt to provide independents and small groups of case managers more functionality.
 
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New Date Set for Webinar on Population Health Improvements through Case Management Intervention
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the reschedule date for the fourth webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. The session, “How Care Management Interventions Can Improve Health: An Examination of Trends, Solutions and Outcomes,” will highlight emerging practices in the care management field that promote better clinical and financial outcomes. Speakers will address these practices and other value-based purchasing programs that provider systems are deploying to generate shared savings.
 
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MMARS, Quantum Health & Wellness Join Forces to Provide Health, Wellness and Case Management Solutions
Medical Management and Rehabilitation Services (MMARS) and Quantum Health & Wellness are teaming up to provide evidence-based health, wellness and case management solutions. By combining each company’s unique services, Quantum and MMARS now can help employers, brokers, and health plans customize their approach to controlling health care costs and maximizing their budgets for wellness and care management. The overall goal is to provide a continuum of care that works.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Address Population Health Improvements Through Care Management Interventions
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the fourth webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. The session, “An Overview of How Care Management Interventions will Improve Health: An Examination of Trends, Solutions and Outcomes,” will highlight emerging practices in the care management field that promote better clinical and financial outcomes.
 
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RadSite to Showcase MIPPA Accreditation Program at RSNA 2013
RadSite™, a leading certification organization promoting quality-based imaging practices in the United States, will exhibit at the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago, December 1-6, 2013, as part of the national launch of its MIPPA Accreditation Program (MAP). RadSite is an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for MAP under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008.
 
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RadSite Announces First Wave of MIPPA-Accredited Imaging Providers
RadSite, a national leader in the certification and accreditation of diagnostic imaging systems—and now an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)—is pleased to announce the first wave of successful applicants for its Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) Accreditation Program (MAP).
 
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Complimentary Webinar Examines Efficacy of Population Health Management Strategies
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the third webinar in a series focusing on emerging trends in population health. “Measuring Success—Evaluating the Clinical and Financial Efficacy of Population Health Management Strategies,” will be led by Thomas Wilson, PhD, DrPH, epidemiologist & founder of Trajectory Healthcare, LLC; and co-founder and board chair of the non-profit organization Population Health Impact Institute.
 
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RadSite Earns CMS Recognition for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Modalities
RadSite, a national leader in the certification and accreditation of diagnostic imaging facilities, announces it has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as the fourth accreditation organization under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008.
 
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National Study Explores How Technology Supports Patient Engagement Strategies
A recent study focusing on health information technology (HIT) trends for health care professionals showcases how HIT systems are influencing provider strategies to engage patients and promote better clinical outcomes.
 
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PCC Issue Brief Addresses Concerns about Recently Approved SEDASYS Device for Colonoscopy Screening
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the sixth issue brief in a series that underscores the importance of increasing U.S. colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates, and highlights the obstacles and opportunities that influence efforts to achieve this goal.
 
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Complimentary Webinar Highlights New Mobile Environment in Health Care Marketplace
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors announce the second webinar in a three-part series focusing on emerging trends in population health.
 
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New Survey Results Examine How Health IT Systems Are Improving Transitions of Care Programs
A recent study focusing on health information technology (HIT) trends for health care professionals showcases how HIT systems are being used to support transition of care and readmission prevention programs.
 
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Industry Launches Coalition to Seek Responsible Health Care Reform
Businesses United for Healthy Reform (BUHR) is hosting a free webinar to announce its national launch on October 3, 2013, 2-3 p.m. ET. This session will feature representatives from Epstein Becker Green (EBG), a health care and labor focused law firm and counsel to the coalition, who will discuss the purpose of BUHR, its mission and objectives as relates to health care reform in America.
 
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MMARS Relaunches Website with New Focus on Care Management Solutions
Medical Management and Rehabilitation Services (MMARS), one of the most experienced care management organizations in the United States, announces the launch of its newly updated website, www.mmars.com.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Focus on Consumer Perspective on Health Care Delivery
Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors are sponsoring a three-part webinar series focusing on emerging trends in population health.
 
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RadSite to Host Complimentary Webinar on Final Omnibus Rule
RadSite™ is offering a free webinar to explore the impact of the Final Omnibus Rule on the health care industry—from providers to payers. RadSite, based in Houston, TX, and Annapolis, MD, is a leading certification organization promoting quality-based imaging practices.
 
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Complimentary Webinar Series Explores Emerging Trends in Population Health
Epstein Becker Green announces a three-part webinar series featuring nationally known thought leaders in the health care industry. This complimentary series, sponsored by Epstein Becker Green and EBG Advisors, will examine emerging trends in “population health,” a growing area of interest as the industry moves towards the management and support of integrated delivery systems such as accountable care organizations (ACOs).
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Welcomes New Director of Client Services
TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for population health management, has appointed Deborah Keller, RN, BSN, director of client services.
 
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RadSite to Offer Complimentary Webinar: From Assessment to ROI—It’s Much More Than a Certification Program
RadSite announces an upcoming webinar to reveal research that validates the benefit of a "smart" imaging network for health plans, networks and payors.
 
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New PCC Issue Brief Indicates Health Care Reform Can Boost Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates, Reduce Mortality Among Americans
Issue Brief #5, The Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Colorectal Cancer, examines how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) expands Americans’ access to health care procedures such as colorectal cancer screening, which will lead to more people undergoing routine screening for colorectal cancer.
 
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RadSite Launches Network Imaging Certification (NIC) Program
RadSite™, a leading certification organization promoting quality-based imaging practices, announces it will further extend the reach of its quality-based mission across the country through the newly developed Network Imaging Certification (NIC) Program. The NIC Program opens the doors for RadSite certification to health plans, networks and other types of payors that require their participating imaging providers to become attested pursuant to the RadSite Assessment Program (RAP).
 
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New Survey Shows Mixed Results for Care Management Software Functionality
A recent study focusing on health information technology (HIT) trends for health care professionals indicates an unforeseen decline in basic system functionality for most stakeholder groups, with the exception of survey respondents associated with care management programs. This is one of several findings in a new Trend Report published by sponsors of the 2012 Health IT Survey: TCS Healthcare Technologies (TCS), the Case Management Society of America (CMSA), and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP).
 
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Alicare Medical Management Honored with Case in Point Platinum Award for Diabetic Management Program
Alicare Medical Management (AMM) received the prestigious Case in Point Platinum Award for its diabetic management program during Dorland Health’s 5th Annual Care Coordination Summit in Washington, DC.
 
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer Names Safeway, Inc. “Champion of Colon Cancer Prevention”
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces that Safeway, Inc. will be the recipient of the 2013 PCC Champion Award of Colon Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or that most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.
 
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New Research Confirms RadSite's Robust ROI
RadSite™, a leader in promoting quality-based practices for imaging systems across the United States, announces the results of a recent study demonstrating that RadSite’s Certification Program has a positive return on investment (ROI). Based on the independently conducted research, the analysis estimates an average “5.8 to 1” ROI last year for a national health plan that uses the RadSite Certification Program. These results support the sentinel effect of a health plan, network or payor that uses RadSite to create a “smart” imaging network.
 
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Health Insurers Must Cover Polyp Removal for Preventative Colonoscopies
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) applauds the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Treasury (the Departments) for determining that polyp removal should be a covered procedure in a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that requires coverage of preventive care, including screening colonoscopies, by insured and self-funded health benefit plans with no out-of-pocket cost to patients.
 
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National Study Highlights the Expansion of Mobile Technology, Social Media and Other Communication Platforms in Health Care
A recent study focusing on Health IT trends for case managers and other health care professionals indicates the use of text messaging to communicate with patients has doubled since 2010, and respondents predict the same growth in the next two years.
 
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PCC Seeks to Recognize Champions of Colon Cancer Prevention
Non-profit advocacy organization Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) is seeking nominations for the third annual Champion Awards of Colon Cancer Prevention to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or who most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer. Founded in 2008, PCC’s mission is to educate the public and key stakeholders about the opportunities to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer through maintaining screening and care options for patients and their clinicians.
 
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Free Webinar to Showcase Results of 2012 Health IT Survey
Three leading organizations in the health care field are hosting a complimentary webinar to reveal major findings from the 2012 Health Information Technology Survey.
 
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer Publishes Issue Brief Focusing on the Need for Pricing Transparency
Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) has released the fourth issue brief in a series designed to highlight the challenges and opportunities that exist with increasing the screening rates for colorectal cancer (CRC) in the United States. Titled, Why We Need Pricing Transparency, the brief provides an overview of the clinical and financial benefits of screening colonoscopies as a reliable screening tool to reduce the incidence of colon cancer.
 
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Complimentary Webinar to Unveil Results of 2012 Health IT Survey
Three leading organizations in the health care field are hosting a two-part complimentary webinar series to reveal major findings from the 2012 Health Information Technology Survey.
 
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Alicare Medical Management and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Alicare Medical Management (AMM), one of the nation’s leading care management solution providers and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) have collaborated to provide a quality initiative to manage the length of stay in Rhode Island’s skilled nursing facilities for members of the Medicare Advantage program.
 
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RadSite Names Dr. Bruce Reiner Director of Accreditation
RadSite™, one of the leading certification and accreditation agencies for imaging quality, announces that Bruce Reiner, MD, a board certified radiologist, has joined the team as director of accreditation. Dr. Reiner will help ensure RadSite’s quality-benchmarking program conforms to current best practice standards.
 
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RadSite Soliciting Volunteers to Serve on Imaging Standards and Accreditation Committees
RadSite™ is seeking committee nominations to support the organization’s quality benchmarking activities for diagnostic imaging. Founded in 2005, RadSite’s certification and accreditation programs help assess, track and report imaging trends in an effort to enhance imaging procedures and outcomes.
 
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Vantage Health Plan Selects TCS Healthcare Technologies’ ACUITY Advanced
Auburn, CA/PRWeb/October 30, 2012 –Vantage Health Plan, Inc. (Vantage), a Louisiana-based Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) formed by physicians, has successfully implemented the ACUITY™ care management system to support their patient-centered medical home model. ACUITY is a patient-centered care management software system that performs integrated utilization, case, and disease management.
 
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RadSite Names Dr. Eliot Siegel Chief Quality Officer
RadSite™, a leading provider of assessment and accreditation services in the imaging industry, has appointed Eliot Siegel, MD, chief quality officer.
 
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer Issues Policy Statement Regarding Insurance Coverage for Sedation during Colonoscopy Screenings
Preventing Colorectal Cancer supports appropriate insurance coverage for colonoscopy sedation and is pleased to announce a policy statement concerning this topic.
 
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Julie O’Brien of Alicare Medical Management to Speak on Hot Topics in Health Care at Care Coordination Summit
O’Brien, AMM’s vice president and chief operating officer, will present during the session “Engaging Consumers in Health and Wellness.”
 
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Radsite's Programs Qualify as Quality-Based Activity under the New Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) Requirements
RadSite is pleased to announce a recently published white paper outlining how its programs can qualify under the new MLR requirements.
 
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Webinar to Focus on Case Management Software for Independent and Small Groups: Features an Overview of ACUITY AnyWare™
CMSA and TCS announced that both organizations are co-sponsoring a webinar that will provide an overview of ACUITY AnyWare™, a web-enabled software program launched in 2008 to help independent and small groups of case managers support their patients and clients.
 
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Alicare Medical Management Enhances Provider Communication Capabilities Through TCS Healthcare Technologies’ AcuExchange Online Authorization Tool
AMM is pleased to announce the successful implementation of TCS' AcuExchange™ tool, an online provider request system.
 
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CMSA and ABQAURP Release Third Bi-Annual Health IT Survey Questionnaire
Schooner Healthcare Services and TCS Healthcare Technologies are pleased to be co-sponsoring the survey with CMSA and ABQAURP. A core objective of the HIT survey is to assess the general trends related to HIT systems, especially the trends for care management software applications, and specific HIT system functionality within those applications.
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Care Management System Expands Data Analytic Capabilities
TCS is pleased to announce a new and improved analytical engine powered by Acuity Advanced Care and Tableau Software, that provides clients with the best technology possible.
 
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Alicare Medical Management Expands Data Analytic and Predictive Modeling Services
Leading care management organization teams up with Benefit Informatics to utilize new data rich reporting platform with Johns Hopkins ACG®s
 
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RadSite Names Elizabeth Ivey Director of Sales and Marketing
RadSite is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Ivey, a 12-year veteran of the health care industry, has joined the team as director of sales and marketing.
 
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AMM's Newsletter Puts Today's Medical Issues in the Spotlight
The latest edition of Care-Outlook News presents a unique look at many of today’s hot topics in health care – from rising visits to the emergency room for dental patients to trends in triage, such as illness spikes and dosage requirements.
 
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PCC Launches Series of Issue Briefs to Educate Consumers, Industry about Colorectal Cancer Prevention
PCC has published the first issue brief in an ongoing series for consumers, physicians and other interested parties in an effort to promote colorectal cancer screenings and prevention.
 
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AMM Provides Comprehensive Care Management Services to Freelancers Insurance Company
The new partnership between Alicare Medical Management and Freelancers Insurance Company (FIC) allows FIC to explore new ways to innovate health care delivery for the ever-growing sector of independent workers in the United States.
 
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Schooner Healthcare Services Reaches Five-Year Milestone
Schooner Healthcare Services, a leading marketing, communications and business development consulting firm for health care companies and nonprofit organizations, celebrates five years of service to the industry.
 
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Alicare Medical Management Launches LVM Triage Software System to Enhance Patient Care
Alicare Medical Management (AMM), one of the nation’s leading care management solution providers, has implemented LVM Systems, Inc.’s Centaurus Telehealth Triage system to provide the highest quality of service to its clients.
 
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer Names Champions of Colon Cancer Prevention
Not-for-profit organization Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) announces that Manhattan's Physician Group, Staten Island Physician Practice P.C., and the Queens Long Island Medical Group will receive the prestigious 2012 PCC Champion Award of Colon Cancer Prevention.
 
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TCS Healthcare Technologies Names Matthew Fahner Director of Product Management
TCS Healthcare Technologies, a leading provider of software and clinical solutions for population health management, has appointed Matthew Fahner director of product management.
 
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RadSite Expanding On-Site Audit Program to Ensure Compliance with Quality Standards
RadSite™, a leading provider of certification and accreditation programs for imaging providers, has enhanced its quality-based mission by recently expanding its on-site audit program.
 
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CarePartners Plus® Launches Wellby™ -- A New Innovative Patient Engagement and Feedback Technology Tool
CarePartners Plus announces the launch of a new technology that empowers patients to better manage their health and interact more effectively with their physicians.
 
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RadSite™ Expands Board and Committees with Newly Appointed Members
RadSite, a leading provider of assessment and accreditation services in the imaging industry, has named three new members to the RadSite Advisory Board which is comprised of industry and professional leaders, who are the visionaries behind the organization’s quality benchmarking activities to assess a full range of imaging providers in all clinical settings.
 
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Population Health Impact Institute Appoints William Harms, D.Phil, Interim Executive Director
Population Health Impact Institute (PHII) announces the appointment of William ‘Bill’ Harms, D.Phil, as the organization’s interim executive director. Founded in 2004, PHII works to promote credible, transparent, standardized and replicable impact evaluations of defined population health management programs for public and private sector organizations through education, research and benchmarking services.
 
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RadSite™ Debuts News Source for Industry and Consumers
RadSite, a leading provider of assessment and accreditation services in the imaging industry, announces the inaugural issue of RadSite News, a resource that serves to spotlight the nation’s imaging quality issues and educate consumers of radiology services.
 
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PolyMem Wound Care Products: A Cost-Effective Solution that Optimizes the Healing Process
Recently published research by Schooner Healthcare Services, a leader in the advancement of business solutions in the health care industry, indicates that PolyMem© Wound Care Dressings can significantly decrease the average cost of skin ulcer treatment while adapting to a wound’s healing cycles and expediting the healing process.
 
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RadSite Certifies Over 60,000 Imaging Systems RadSite Assessment Program™ Covers Wide Range of Imaging Modalities throughout U.S.
RadSite™, a national leader in promoting excellence in imaging is pleased to announce that it has certified over 60,000 imaging systems located at more than 22,000 imaging facilities across the United States.
 
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RadSite Announces the Availability of an Enhanced Online Directory of Certified Imaging Providers
RadSite™, a leading provider of assessment and accreditation services in the imaging industry, announces the availability of its online directory of RadSite-certified imaging providers located throughout the U.S.
 
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer Accepting Nominations for Champions of Colon Cancer Prevention
The non-profit organization Preventing Colorectal Cancer (PCC) is seeking nominations for the second annual Champion Awards Program to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptionally high standards of care or who most effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.
 
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RadSite Offers Complimentary Patient Safety Webinar on Imaging Practices: Must-see online presentation highlights recent trends & identifies potential risks
RadSite™, the leading provider of assessment and accreditation services in the imaging industry, announces the release of an eye-opening webinar that will explain the compelling need for consistent quality standards for diagnostic imaging in America. This informative webinar is led by RadSite’s chief medical director, William W. Orrison, Jr., MD, MBA.
 
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Northwest Physicians Network Implements TCS Healthcare Technologies' Acuity Advanced Care™
Northwest Physicians Network (NPN), an independent physicians association with nearly 500 physicians in the Tacoma, WA area has successfully implemented the Acuity Advanced Care™ medical management software system (ACUITY) from TCS Healthcare Technologies. ACUITY is an integrated care management software system for performing Utilization Management, Case Management, Disease Management and Prevention/Wellness.
 
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Fourth Edition of Medical Imaging Consultant Released
HealthHelp and RadSite have teamed up to sponsor and publish the fourth edition of Medical Imaging Consultant (MIC4), a reference guide designed for health professionals, which also can be used by patients.
 
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RadSite Names Michael Bubel Director of Operations
RadSite™, the leading provider of assessment and accreditation services in the imaging industry, has appointed Michael Bubel director of business operations.
 
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TCS Releases Acuity Advanced Care™ Version 6.0
TCS Healthcare Technologies announces the early release of Acuity Advanced Care™ (ACUITY), version 6.0. ACUITY 6.0 is aimed at helping clients comply with the ICD-10 regulatory changes, as well as the HIPAA 5010 transaction standards mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
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CarePartners Plus Wins Prestigious URAC Gold Award
CarePartners Plus, LLC was recently awarded the esteemed Gold Award for Best Practices in Consumer Protection and Health Information Decision Support from URAC during the organization’s 12th annual Quality Summit and Awards Program in Chicago.
 
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TriageLogic Completes Successful Implementation of Nurse Triage On Call™ at Cornerstone
TriageLogic™, a leading provider of quality and affordable triage solutions in healthcare, announces full implementation of its Nurse Triage On Call™ service at Cornerstone Health Care. Cornerstone is a group of more than 290 physicians and mid-level health professionals representing a wide range of specialties.
 
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RadSite™ Names Healthcare Leaders to Standards and Accreditation Committees
RadSite has appointed several industry and professional leaders to the RadSite Standards Committee and Accreditation Committee, both of which support the organization’s quality benchmarking activities to assess a full range of imaging providers in all clinical settings.
 
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PolyMem Wound Care Products Expedite Treatment of Skin Traumas
A newly published issue brief by Schooner Healthcare Services/LifeWire Connect, leaders in healthcare research and technology, highlights the advantages of using the PolyMem® line of multifunctional wound care products to treat skin traumas.
 
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ACUITY Advanced Care™ Offers Critical Care Management Support to Medicaid Health Plans
TCS Healthcare Technologies Supports Thousands of Medicaid Members Through Its Expanding Customer Base