TEDMED, www.TEDMED.com, the annual multi-disciplinary gathering where leaders from all sectors of society come together to explore the promise of technology and potential of human achievement in health and medicine, begins tomorrow at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Molina Healthcare, Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Molina Healthcare of California (MHC), has been selected by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to participate as an integrated health plan in California’s proposed demonstration project to provide healthcare services for beneficiaries who are eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare (dual-eligible beneficiaries) in San Diego County. In addition to San Diego County, Los Angeles County was also selected by DHCS for a dual-eligible demonstration project. MHC will participate in the Los Angeles County dual-eligible pilot program as a subcontracted health plan.
Novitas Solutions Inc., formerly Highmark Medicare Services and the current Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction 12 (J12), which covers Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C., announces it will begin implementing the Medicare Administrative Contract for Jurisdiction H (JH), which includes filling hundreds of new Pennsylvania-based jobs as well as jobs outside of Pennsylvania. The specific number of new jobs available and their locations will be announced as soon as possible.
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Obama administration's healthcare reform law, a healthcare visionary says the outcome of the case will have little effect on the future direction of healthcare.
Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc., announces it has entered a one-year U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Mentor-Protégé agreement with Professional Management Enterprises, Inc (PME) of Indianapolis, Indiana, assisting the company in improving and successfully competing for Federal Government contracts. PME is an SBA section 8(a), service disabled Veteran-owned small business offering contract Staffing Optimization Solutions (SOS) for contract staffing optimization.
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Medical liability reforms that include specific protections for physicians who provide EMTALA related services — long a top priority for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) — today passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
Leveraging NwHIN-Exchange has enabled Community Health Information Collaborative (CHIC) to win contracts with federal agencies such as the SSA and VA, improve patient care locally and become the HIE people look to as an example in its region. CHIC CEO Cheryl Stephens discusses how it all works.
ACS, a Xerox Company, has taken over management of the claims processing system for California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal. It’s the nation’s largest Medicaid program, serving 7.5 million people.
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) will release a new report about the unmet primary health care needs of millions of Americans at a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 10:30 a.m.
UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, said its Military & Veterans Services business unit has been awarded the Department of Defense’s TRICARE Managed Care Support contract to provide health care services for active duty and retired military service members and their families in the West Region.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (MD DHMH) awarded CSC (NYSE: CSC) a contract to replace the state’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and provide fiscal agent services for selected DHMH programs. The contract has a five-year base period with three two-year options, bringing the estimated total value to $297 million.
The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Board of Trustees this week made recommendations in key policy areas that have the potential to significantly improve the lives of individuals with mental and additive disorders. The meeting (led by Board Chair Blair Stam, executive vice president, Signature Healthcare Services, Corona, CA) resulted in Board actions and discussion around three issues.
UnitedHealthcare International, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) company, is offering international insurance coverage to employers with employees in the Middle East through a new strategic alliance with Dubai-based Al Sagr National Insurance Co.