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Can the GOP Take the Senate?

Can the GOP Take the Senate?
Since winning the Republican primary in May, the thirty-seven-year-old has been busy portraying Pryor as a supporter of the President and a champion of Obamacare. That isn't necessarily wholly accurate, but it seems to be working. Five polls in a row …
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The Monday Primer: Highmark-UPMC updates and the Boehner-Obamacare suit
At first glance, Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic offer similar advantages to their dozens of community-hospital affiliates across the U.S. Both are expanding their affiliate networks, but neither anticipates unrestricted growth. But digging a little …
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ACA At Center Of Debate Over Calif. Health Insurance Initiative
"This looks like a rate regulation regulating the old market without taking into consideration what the advantages are of the Affordable Care Act," Dooley said. "I am really working to try to bring down the cost of care. That would bring down premiums.".
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Team Health Expects Some Gains From ObamaCare
Team Health (NYSE:TMH) operates a network of nearly 10,000 physicians. They serve more than 860 hospitals and clinics, which find some operational advantages to using contracted doctors. Team Health has made a number of acquisitions of physician …
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The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions

The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions
Event on 2014-08-19 12:00:00

Enroll in a health care plan during Special Enrollment Period, a time outside of Open Enrollment in which you and your family may qualify to sign up.  To register for an enrollment session conducted by federally-approved Navigator/Enrollment Assister CARE (Consumer Assistance & Resource Enterprise), please call 702.836.9033. Type: Other Age Group: Adults & Seniors 

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Healthcare Reform and Operating Room Efficiency


Yakima, Wash. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014

One of the goals of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to cut costs and improve efficiency of hospital care. The new ACA guidelines could mean financial penalties for hospitals with excessive patient readmissions, forcing the healthcare system to ensure that efficient operating rooms and value-based care are both top priorities.

With potential financial ramifications looming over administrators’ heads and cost-per-minute in the operating room often exceeding $ 20 depending on the complexity of the procedure, hospitals should not only aim to increase value and quality of care, but also try to reduce runaway spending.

“While cutting supply costs in the operating room is imperative to help save hospitals resources during this time of healthcare reform uncertainty, another, perhaps more crucial, efficiency factor for operating rooms is time,” said Brock Remy, director of operations at SurgiMark. “SurgiMark’s multifunction, disposable Via-Guard suction sets address both of these operating room efficiency issues, resulting in saved time for surgeons and lower hospital supply costs for administrators.”

Obamacare has expanded hospitals’ base of insured patients, making it more important now than ever for hospital administrators to increase their operating room efficiency. If hospitals employ the use of SurgiMark’s adjustable Via-Guard Yankauer suction sets, their inventory costs will decline, and the excessive time previously spent switching between varying degrees of suction will decrease dramatically, allowing for more efficient procedures.

The facilities that can quickly adapt to ACA changes by increasing value-based care while decreasing overhead spending will have a competitive advantage moving forward, and will prosper under these new guidelines.

About SurgiMark, Inc.

SurgiMark offers versatile and cost-effective surgical suction tools and suction tips. Our patented Via-Guard® suction tips provide high-quality, clog-free and dual-action Poole and tip suction in one Yankauer suction device. Our Yankauer suction tips save hospitals time and money, and provide surgical infection control. SurgiMark’s products are made in the U.S.A., and distributed nationwide.

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The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions

The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions
Event on 2014-08-25 12:00:00

Enroll in a health care plan during Special Enrollment Period, a time outside of Open Enrollment in which you and your family may qualify to sign up.  To register for an enrollment session conducted by federally-approved Navigator/Enrollment Assister CARE (Consumer Assistance & Resource Enterprise), please call 702.836.9033. Type: Other Age Group: Adults & Seniors 

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Las Vegas, United States

Obamacare: Inside health care exchange websites’ issues

In less than a week, the first Americans will have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Many of the early problems wi…
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IHC Specialty Benefits Announces Record Visitor Traffic on healthedeals.com During First Half of 2014


Minneapolis, Minn. (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

IHC Specialty Benefits is excited to report the latest analytics from healthedeals.com, comparing website traffic between January 1-May 31, 2013 and the comparable period in 2014. The number of site visitors to healthedeals.com jumped 1,166% during such period. While health insurance product pages accounted for a majority of visits, articles and blog posts on healthedeals.com accounted for 25% of traffic alone.

How to Calculate your 2014 Obamacare Tax Credit was the runaway article, responsible for over 5% of all visits, and Your Guide to the Federal Poverty Level collected nearly 4% of all traffic. The Health Care Calculator came in third with almost 3% of traffic. Other top ranking articles included:

1. How the Affordable Care Act Will Impact Individual Premium Rates in 2014

2. 4 Top Apps for Organizing Your Medical Records

3. 10 Things to Know About Obamacare in 2014

“At the end of March, as open enrollment on the federal health exchange was set to close, healthedeals.com web traffic spiked,” said Brian Dow, Chief Operating Officer of IHC Specialty Benefits. “People are craving information and tools to make a decision about purchasing health insurance, which can be a complex process.”

Dow continued, “The analytics show that we are accomplishing what we originally set out to do. Our mission is to provide health insurance and supplemental products to individuals and families across the nation. Our goal is to be the leading health insurance resource for useful information, simple tools and quality products.”

About IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc.

IHC Specialty Benefits is a full-service marketing and distribution company that focuses on small employer, individual and consumer products. Products are marketed through general agents online, telebrokerage, advisor centers, private label and directly to consumers.

About The IHC Group

The IHC Group is an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. Members of The IHC Group include Independence Holding Company, American Independence Corp., Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence American Insurance Company. Each insurance carrier in The IHC Group has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company, Inc., a widely recognized rating agency that rates insurance companies on their relative financial strength and ability to meet policyholder obligations. (An A++ rating from A.M. Best is its highest rating.) Collectively, the companies in The IHC Group provide insurance coverage to more than one million individuals and groups. For more information about The IHC Group, visit http://www.ihcgroup.com.







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MedReps.com Salary Report Highlights Gender Pay Gap


Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014

A new report by MedReps.com (http://www.medreps.com/), a job board for medical sales representatives, revealed professionals in medical sales make $ 141,218 on average. The 2014 Salary Survey also found the gender pay gap still exists in the medical sales field, where men report earning $ 148,908 to women’s reported $ 120,879 income. The recently released survey also broke down salary by product classification, experience, age, company size, and other influential factors.

“The report sheds light on a significant gender pay gap in medical sales,” said Robyn Melhuish, Communications Manager at MedReps.com. “The reasons for this disparity stem from many factors, but these numbers will hopefully add to the larger discussion surrounding the pay gap.”

Other notable findings from the 2014 Salary Survey included the following:

Men dominate the medical sales profession. Men made up 73 percent of respondents and made, on average, 19 percent more than female counterparts. Women only accounted for one in four professionals in health IT, and only 19 percent of those selling medical or surgical devices.

The Affordable Care Act didn’t hurt overall medical sales incomes. Despite concerns, the ACA (or “Obamacare”) didn’t hurt medical sales professionals’ bottom line. In fact, average salaries were up five percent from 2013.

Health IT and health software are on the rise. While biotech and biopharma had the highest incomes in 2013, times are changing. In 2014, health IT and health software prevailed, with an average income of $ 172,891.

It’s good to be a director, but sales jobs can sometimes pay more. While sales directors and sales VPs earn the highest average salaries, field reps accounted for 58 percent of those reporting salaries above $ 300,000.

Medical sales reps aren’t completely satisfied with their pay. While most medical sales professionals make six figures, only 20 percent of respondents reported being “very satisfied” with their income.

“We hope this data helps job seekers, professionals, and employers take a critical look at their goals and processes,” Melhuish said. “The medical sales profession is growing and changing every day, and it’s a great time for job seekers to make leap.”

This survey analyzed data collected from approximately 2,734 professionals currently working in medical sales. To access more information from this survey, click here.

About MedReps.com

MedReps.com is owned and operated by Healthcare Staffing Technologies. As the leading job site in its niche, MedReps.com gives members access to the most sought after medical sales jobs and pharmaceutical sales jobs on the web. Members have access to approximately 9,000 jobs and can apply directly to the recruiters and hiring managers who post them. For more information on the No. 1 site for medical sales, marketing, and management careers, please visit MedReps.com.







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Obamacare enrollment drives down NJ's uninsurance rate by 38 percent
TRENTON — The first look at the Affordable Care Act's impact on New Jersey reveals the percentage of uninsured people is on track to reach its lowest level in nearly a quarter of a century, according to a new report released Thursday by the Robert …
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Obamacare co-ops fared poorly as they tried to sell health insurance in exchanges
Sixty percent of the experimental health insurance co-ops funded under Obamacare failed to meet their original enrollment targets, according to a congressional analysis. The congressional data shows that 14 of 23 federally underwritten health co-ops …
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The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions

The Affordable Care Act (“ObamaCare”) Special Enrollment Sessions
Event on 2014-07-01 10:00:00

Enroll in a health care plan during Special Enrollment Period, a time outside of Open Enrollment in which you and your family may qualify to sign up.  To register for an enrollment session conducted by federally-approved Navigator/Enrollment Assister CARE (Consumer Assistance & Resource Enterprise), please call 702.836.9033. Type: Other Age Group: Adults & Seniors 

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Less than a month left to enroll for Obamacare

Less than a month left to enroll for Obamacare

People have less than a month to enroll for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Open enrollment for 2014 ends on March 31 and an Austin non-profit is tr…
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YAF’s conclusive poll findings results are dismal for Obamacare’s prospects and big government programs. Just 18 percent of young adults answered that they a…