Aetna Gives Away File Cabinet Containing Personal Information – 4900 More Get Free Credit Monitoring Aetna Gives Away File Cabinet Containing Personal Information – 4900 More Get Free Credit Monitoring

Boy they just keep coming and this one is human error and why all the information was not scanned a...

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Friday, July 02, 2010

HMS Holdings Corp agrees to buy Allied Management for $26.2M – Algorithm and Transaction Income for Medical Billing Fraud and Auditing HMS Holdings Corp agrees to buy Allied Management for $26.2M – Algorithm and Transaction Income for Medical Billing Fraud and Auditing

Here’s more in the Health IT business, more on the side that you may or may not be aware of.  There ...

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Friday, July 02, 2010

Purdue Pharma Receives FDA Approval for Butrans™ Transdermal System For Severe Pain Management Purdue Pharma Receives FDA Approval for Butrans™ Transdermal System For Severe Pain Management

Purdue is the same company that brought us Oxycontin and the patches are supposed to be a safer way...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

UnitedHealthCare – New Video Demonstrating a Remote Doctor Visit With Connected Care UnitedHealthCare – New Video Demonstrating a Remote Doctor Visit With Connected Care

If you are a regular reader here you know I have posted several articles about the big investment United has made with Cisco systems and a f...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Trizetto Group (Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Apax Partners London Based Private Equity Firm) Says Their Study Indicates the US Healthcare System is Ready to Adopt Value Based Insurance Designs – Marketing At Its Best Trizetto Group (Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Apax Partners London Based Private Equity Firm) Says Their Study Indicates the US Healthcare System is Ready to Adopt Value Based Insurance Designs – Marketing At Its Best

Anyone can do a study today and sometimes they get mixed up with marketing ideas so you put that stu...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Goldman-Sachs Announces Their Intentions to Enter Health IT Consulting – Pitching Those Algorithms Goldman-Sachs Announces Their Intentions to Enter Health IT Consulting – Pitching Those Algorithms

You know there’s a bit of tongue and cheek here but it is not far off of what everyone is promoting ...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

MedAptus Gets US Patent for Coding Intelligence Software – Intellectual Property for Insurers to Benefit With Healthcare Claim Coding – Sold as a Medical Records Solution MedAptus Gets US Patent for Coding Intelligence Software – Intellectual Property for Insurers to Benefit With Healthcare Claim Coding – Sold as a Medical Records Solution

Everyone knows I am pretty straight forward with what I say here and this is a new product to market...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Sanofi Buys TargeGen For $560M – Company Using WuXi Pharmatech for Clinical Trials In China Which was Purchased Earlier this Year by Charles River To Be Finalized by 4th Quarter Sanofi Buys TargeGen For $560M – Company Using WuXi Pharmatech for Clinical Trials In China Which was Purchased Earlier this Year by Charles River To Be Finalized by 4th Quarter

If you are not familiar with the buy out earlier this year, check out the 2 links below to get up to...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Hospitalist Company Acquires Austin Hospital Physicians Group – Contracted Physicians for Hire The Hospitalist Company Acquires Austin Hospital Physicians Group – Contracted Physicians for Hire

In case you have not heard of this company, they provide physicians for hospitals, in other words do...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Coventry Health Care Acquires Mercy Health Plans – Part of the Catholic Healthcare System With Focus on Increasing Shareholder Value Coventry Health Care Acquires Mercy Health Plans – Part of the Catholic Healthcare System With Focus on Increasing Shareholder Value

Yes you read this correctly and I try to include those comments on the blog as they are published to...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Healthcare.Gov Site Opens To Assist Consumers in Finding Health Insurance – Video and Preview Healthcare.Gov Site Opens To Assist Consumers in Finding Health Insurance – Video and Preview

The site looks nice and very user friendly, compared to most of the sites we see from the government...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

California Prison Health Care Signs 3 Year Contract with HealthNet California Prison Health Care Signs 3 Year Contract with HealthNet

Health insurance goes to the prisons, well not exactly as we think of it with our policies, rather ...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Drug Enforcement Agency Investigating San Diego Charger/Major League Baseball Physician Drug Enforcement Agency Investigating San Diego Charger/Major League Baseball Physician

Dr. David Chao is the target of the investigation after one player was arrested on suspicion of pos...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Blue Cross in California Reworks The Algorithms and Announces a 20% Rate Increase Effective September 1st Blue Cross in California Reworks The Algorithms and Announces a 20% Rate Increase Effective September 1st

With current laws in California, insurers can raise rates as long as at least 70 percent of premiums...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

FDA Clearance Given for MiniArc(R) Precise Single-Incision Sling From American Medical Systems – Treatment for Incontinence in Women As A Minimally Invasive Procedure FDA Clearance Given for MiniArc(R) Precise Single-Incision Sling From American Medical Systems – Treatment for Incontinence in Women As A Minimally Invasive Procedure

The best news here is only requiring one incision versus several and the launch of the MiniArc will ...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Dendreon Announces CMS Evaluation of Provenge for Late Stage Prostate Cancer Patients Dendreon Announces CMS Evaluation of Provenge for Late Stage Prostate Cancer Patients

Provenge costs a total of $93,000 for the full treatment of three infusions so this was no surprise...

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Thursday, July 01, 2010

Washington D.C. Council Creates Nonprofit Corporation To Seize Control of United Medical Center At Foreclosure Auction Washington D.C. Council Creates Nonprofit Corporation To Seize Control of United Medical Center At Foreclosure Auction

More hospital news, this time right under the nose of Washington and Congress, so if this doesn’t ge...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

VA Awards 3 Year Contract to the City of Hope For End-of-Life Nursing Education And Hospice Care VA Awards 3 Year Contract to the City of Hope For End-of-Life Nursing Education And Hospice Care

This is a 3 year contract and everyone knows the City of Hope is the foremost institution for cancer...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
 
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