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Q & A: Revamping a Radiology Practice's Revenue Cycle Management

April 12, 2011 5:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

Radiology Associates of South Florida, one of the largest practices in the country based in Miami-Dade County, recently make a major shift in their revenue cycle management. Here, Dennis Wiseman, RASF's executive director, discusses why they changed systems, the challenges they faced, and...


CMS May Require Some Doctors to Get Pre-Authorization for Imaging

April 12, 2011 5:33 am | by Diagnostic Imaging | Comments

High utilizers of advanced medical imaging beware: the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) just voted 15-1 this month to recommend to Congress that the top tier of referrers of advanced medical imaging should get prior authorization first.


Aethlon Medical Announces Multi-Target Exosome Assay Validation

April 12, 2011 5:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 12, 2011 /- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI) has validated the ability of its Enzyme Linked Lectin Specific Assay (ELLSA) to identify the presence of exosomes underlying the human...


MAP Pharmaceuticals to Present Data From LEVADEX® Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Safety Studies at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology

April 12, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 12, 2011 /- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) today announced that the Company will present new data from two safety studies of LEVADEX® orally inhaled migraine drug.  The data will be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American...


HeartWare Announces Presentations at The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Annual Meeting

April 12, 2011 3:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. and SYDNEY, April 12, 2011 /- HeartWare International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTWR - ASX: HIN), a leading innovator of less invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that are revolutionizing the treatment of advanced heart failure, today announced that the...


Reportlinker Adds North America Neurology Devices Market Outlook to 2017

April 12, 2011 3:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /- announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: North America Neurology Devices Market Outlook to 2017 North America...


Smokers believe 'silver', 'gold' and 'slim' cigarettes are less harmful

April 11, 2011 8:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Despite current prohibitions on the words 'light' and 'mild', smokers in Western countries continue falsely to believe that some cigarette brands may be less harmful than others.


Skilled Healthcare Group board eyes potential sale

April 11, 2011 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Skilled Healthcare Group Inc. said Monday its board of directors is exploring strategic alternatives, including the potential sale of the company or some of its real estate assets.The nursing home operator said it has engaged J.P. Morgan Securities LLC to assist in the process.The board has not...


Cardinal Health director Mongan resigns

April 11, 2011 1:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Health care services company Cardinal Health Inc. said Monday that Dr. James J. Mongan is resigning from the company's board of directors because of health-related considerations, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Mongan was named to the board of directors in...

Scientists find method to probe genes of the most common bacterial STI

April 11, 2011 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In a new study from the NIAID, scientists describe successfully mutating specific genes of Chlamydia bacteria, which cause the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States as well as a type of blindness...


CarePoint Partners Expands Texas Presence and Opens Georgia Market With Acquisition of Premier Infusion

April 11, 2011 12:36 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

CINCINNATI, April 11, 2011 /- CarePoint Partners (CarePoint) today announced that it has acquired Premier Infusion (Premier). Premier provides home infusion pharmacy services in Austin, Texas and infusion pharmacy and related nursing services in the Atlanta, Georgia area. The Austin...


ImaginAb, Inc. and Dainippon Seiki (DNS) Co., Ltd. Conclude Technology Development Agreement for Automated Chemistry Systems

April 11, 2011 12:33 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

LOS ANGELES and KYOTO, Japan, April 11, 2011 /- ImaginAb, Inc. and Dainippon Seiki Co., Ltd. have concluded a technology agreement around the development of automated chemistry systems for fluorination of proteins and peptides for diagnostic imaging with positron emission tomography...


Summary Box: Tenet sues Community Health

April 11, 2011 11:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GLOVES COME OFF: Tenet Healthcare Corp. filed a federal lawsuit against Community Health Systems Inc., which has launched a hostile bid for the fellow hospital operator.LEFT HOOK: Tenet says Community systematically bilks Medicare by admitting thousands of patients that should only be kept for...

Proto Labs Launches Cool Idea! Award to Support Tomorrow's Innovators

April 11, 2011 10:50 am | Comments

MAPLE PLAIN, Minn. – April 11, 2011 –Proto Labs, the world's fastest manufacturer of CNC machined and injection-molded parts, has announced the launch of its Cool Idea! award, a new program designed to give product designers the opportunity to bring innovative products to life. Proto Labs will provide $100,000 worth of prototyping and short-run production services to award recipients.

Glaucoma patients report a wide range of emotional and psychological changes

April 11, 2011 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Fear of the unknown is one of the greatest issues facing patients with glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide after cataracts. Researchers spoke to 24 people with glaucoma, which can lead to severe restriction of the visual field and...



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