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These Healthcare articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Healthcare industry.

March 24, 2014 – 29 views
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The enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act closes on March 31. With just about ten days left, the pace of people enrolling has picked up, with over five million now having signed up for insurance plans as part of the Act. Authorities say 800,000 people have opted for plans on both the federal and state exchanges so far this month. This new enrollment data shows that the plan is inching towards the six million target set for end of March. Full Story 
March 18, 2014 – 27 views
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There’s a real danger of the nation staring at a huge nursing shortage in the near future. According to a US Bureau of Labor handbook, the country will have a requirement of nurses for 581,500 vacancies by 2018. The problem of the nursing shortage seems to have temporarily eased, but hospitals and health care providers are finding it increasingly difficult to walk the fine line when it comes to staffing and scheduling. Full Story 
March 18, 2014 – 49 views
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In 2013, the FDA approved over a dozen treatments for cancer, with sorafenib (Nexavar) being the latest drug approved. The drug was approved for treating differentiated thyroid carcinoma or DTC in the late stages in November last year. The drug limits the growth of cancer cells and is aimed at patients with late stage thyroid cancer that has not responded to the radioactive iodine approach. Full Story 
March 12, 2014 – 24 views
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The Affordable Car Act includes a three-month delay in coverage offers which is permitted as part of rules for employer responsibility. However, the Act’s rules also ban waiting periods of over 90 days. There are two methods to decide if an employee is a full-time hire: one is the measurement process that is a monthly one, and the other is a method that involves a look back. Both these methods allow employers to delay health plan coverage offers for three months without exposing them to penalties in tax. Full Story 
March 12, 2014 – 33 views
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Doctors have often grappled with treatment dilemmas for patients suffering from a food allergy, often more than one. A recent research outcome comes as good news for patients and medical practitioners. A new study confirms that omalizumab exposure would help people become less sensitive to allergies. Full Story 
February 27, 2014 – 37 views
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There are worries that Medicaid payment recovery from the estates of deceased beneficiaries will put off several lower-income individuals from enrolling into the program. Ever since 1993, the Federal Law has sought states to recover Medicaid payments from the estates of Medicaid beneficiaries who started receiving benefits at the age of 55 or above and have since expired. The recovery applies to payments for long-term health care, nursing home, and home and community services. Full Story 
February 24, 2014 – 44 views
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The health coverage requirements outlined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will only come into force next year but it is not too early for employers to start thinking seriously about it. The Act will typically apply over organizations with more than 50 people on the rolls which means that a substantial number of businesses across the United States will be impacted by the new requirements. For those who meet the threshold requirements, taking a look at the Employer Mandate should be on the list of priority items. Full Story 
February 21, 2014 – 64 views
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The Office of the Inspector General released its 2014 fiscal year work plan on January 31st 2014. The work plan outlines the agency’s policy regarding Medicaid, Medicare and various other HHS programs enforcement guidelines. The focal areas will be fraud and abuse prevention, curbing waste and eliminating non- compliance with the program requirements outlined by the government. Full Story 

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