Monthly Archives: February 2016

Cybersecurity rising as health IT concern

By Joseph Conn  | February 27, 2016 After years of budgetary indifference to health information security, and fresh off the worst year in history for healthcare data breaches, many healthcare organizations will be putting more resources into protecting their data, according

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Were patients really sicker? Lawsuits say Medicare Advantage plans inflated diagnoses to boost payments

By Lisa Schencker  | November 22, 2014 For an 82-year-old man with diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, the CMS will pay a Medicare Advantage plan a certain amount of money each month. Add renal failure and hemiplegia to the list of maladies, and

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Controversial home visits duck Medicare’s radar, for now

By Bob Herman  | February 27, 2016 The most interesting thing about the preliminary rate notice for 2017 Medicare Advantage plans may be what federal policymakers left out. The thick document made no mention of health-risk assessments, which surprised the industry.

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New Communication Tools

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How to Craft a Killer 60 Second Elevator Pitch

What is an Elevator Pitch? This is the 30-60 second business description of what you do and why someone should work with you. It’s called an “Elevator Pitch” because it describes the challenge: “How would you explain your business and

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HHS: Hospitals aren’t gaming readmissions with observation claims

By Sabriya Rice  | February 24, 2016 Fewer patients are returning to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, and it’s not because hospitals are holding patients in observation units instead of admitting them as a means of avoiding penalties, according

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Differentiate yourself with Dentist DIRECT Dental Plans!

At Dentist DIRECT we believe in providing your clients with the highest quality dental plans along with competitive pricing. Below are some reasons why you should consider Dentist DIRECT! 1.) Annual Maximum Carryover All Elite Dentist DIRECT Dental Plans allow

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Cross Selling Generations

  Young adults now in the workforce, voting in elections and establishing families are part of the “Echo” generation. They are the children and grandchildren of the baby boomer generation and they are making their presence known in the economy.

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100 Best Marketing Ideas from Senior Insurance Marketing Association

Distributed by SIMA (Senior Insurance Marketing Association) on 2/19/2016 1. Pick up the phone. I have yet to find a better way of “marketing oneself” then speaking with a prospect on the phone — it’s way better than direct mailings

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Actual Personal Ads from Florida Senior Citizens

Who says Seniors don’t have a sense of humor? FOXY LADY Sexy, fashion-conscious blue-haired beauty, 80’s, slim, 5’4′ (used to be 5’6′), searching for sharp-looking, sharp-dressing companion. Matching white shoes and belt a plus. LONG-TERM COMMITMENT Recent widow who has

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