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|Trump Apologizes to UK Prime Minister for ‘Fake News’ Criticisms of Brexit Plan
President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States and Britain could secure a “great” post-Brexit trade deal, lavishing praise on Prime Minister Theresa May and contradicting his own withering assessment of her strategy publicized hours earlier. Fresh from sending …
POSTED JULY 14, 2018 10:59 AM
|Texas Mutual Announces 2 Workers’ Comp Fraud Convictions
Texas Mutual Insurance Co. recently announced that Marcos Ricoy of Harlingen, Texas and Enrique Colon of Deer Park, Texas, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of engaging in organized criminal activity involving workers’ compensation healthcare fraud. The convictions are …
POSTED JULY 13, 2018 9:00 PM
|Ben & Jerry’s Hasn’t Cleaned Up Its Act, Consumer Group Claims
It’s summer in America, and that means action-packed movies, piles of hot dogs and plenty of ice cream. But according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by a consumer food-advocacy group, if your choice of ice cream is Ben & Jerry’s, …
POSTED JULY 13, 2018 3:23 PM
|Zurich North America Names PCI’s Manna as Head of Government Relations
Zurich North America has brought Deirdre Manna on board as the new head of Government and Industry Affairs. Manna leads Zurich’s engagement with elected officials at the state and federal level on public policy issues that may impact the insurer’s …
POSTED JULY 13, 2018 2:44 PM
|How Distancing Oneself May Lead to Better Decisions for All
Employees who can distance themselves from decisions may be more inclined to make choices that produce the most benefit for themselves and others, suggests new research. Sometimes this may result in what others may think is selfish behavior but that’s …
POSTED JULY 13, 2018 2:28 PM
|Pacific Bell Settles California Disability Discrimination Lawsuit With EEOC
Pacific Bell Telephone Co., formerly known as AT&T Pacific Bell, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced today. According to the EEOC’s …
POSTED JULY 13, 2018 2:26 PM
|PEMCO Insurance in Washington Adds Geurts to Marketing Department
PEMCO Insurance has named Diane Geurts a communication manager for the company’s marketing department. Geurts has spent 20 years working in marketing and communications roles. Geurts will support PEMCO’s employee communication efforts, and will also contribute to ongoing strategic communication …
POSTED JULY 13, 2018 2:19 PM
|Wrongly Named Suspect in Texas Police Shooting Files Lawsuit
A man wrongly identified by Dallas, Texas police as a suspect in the 2016 fatal shooting of five officers has sued the city and its police department. The federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges Dallas police detained Mark Hughes and his …
POSTED JULY 13, 2018 2:16 PM
|Alliant Acquires CLS Partners in Texas
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired CLS Partners in Austin, Texas. Clint Scott, CEO of CLS PartnerS, along with the CLS Partners management team and staff, will join Alliant and continue to service clients from offices in Austin and Dallas. …
POSTED JULY 13, 2018 1:56 PM
|Will California Wildfires Be Worse This Year?
As blame for California’s wildfires rises over Sacramento like smoke from last year’s blazes, the state is being forced to confront the possibility that it’ll happen again in 2018. California’s drought is worsening, and blazes have charred more acres in …
POSTED JULY 13, 2018 1:49 PM
Health Insurance / Medical Insurance News From Medical News Today
|Out-of-pocket costs exceed what many insured cancer patients expect to pay
Some patients spend a third of household income on cancer care, despite insurance.
POSTED AUGUST 14, 2017
|Health insurance expansion via Obamacare linked to fewer cardiac arrests
A sudden catastrophic loss of heart function, or cardiac arrest, occurred significantly less among adults who acquired health insurance via the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research in...
POSTED JUNE 29, 2017
|Medicaid restrictions linked to increased late-stage breast cancer diagnoses
Women in Tennessee who were diagnosed with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed with late stage disease after a substantial rollback of Medicaid coverage for adults in the state, according...
POSTED JUNE 27, 2017
|Emergency room patients routinely overcharged, study finds
An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent...
POSTED JUNE 01, 2017
|More than 8 million children could face higher insurance costs without CHIP
More than 8 million children enrolled in the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could be at risk of losing coverage if federal funding for the program is not extended this year.
POSTED APRIL 05, 2017
|Time for physicians to prepare for impending appropriate use mandate
Within a year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will implement a provision in the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) that requires physicians to consult appropriate use...
POSTED MARCH 01, 2017
|Trump's policies set to damage health and science, warns The BMJ
The BMJ warns that Trump's administration "is acting in ways that will suppress research and limit communication on scientific topics that it deems politically inconvenient.
POSTED FEBRUARY 22, 2017
|Many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons
A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons.
POSTED FEBRUARY 20, 2017 6:00 AM
|Insurance status impacts complication rates after shoulder replacement surgery
Patients undergoing shoulder replacement surgery who have Medicaid, Medicare or no health insurance, had higher complication rates as compared to patients who had private insurance.
POSTED FEBRUARY 15, 2017
|Examining different accountable care organization payment models
Two new studies published online by JAMA Internal Medicine take a look at different accountable care organization (ACO) payment models.The first study by J. Michael McWilliams, M.D., Ph.D.
POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2017 6:00 AM