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Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2014

Blue Water was recently recognized by the Web Marketing Associations 12th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) for the American Lung Associations Share Your Story campaign. Named Best Associations Integrated Ad Campaign and Best Health Care Integrated Ad Campaign, the campaign honored Lung Cancer Awareness Month and provided support to patients, caregivers and survivors whose lives have been impacted by the disease.

The Share Your Story campaign is part of the American Lung Associations Facing Lung Cancer microsite,, which provides resources and education to individuals and families living with a lung cancer diagnosis. By facilitating public discussion around lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of men and women in the United States, the Share Your Story campaign continues to help build awareness and reduce stigma around the disease, offering a source of support and providing a sense of reassurance and inspiration to those facing lung cancer.

The campaign consisted of a revamped homepage mosaic showcasing real people’s lung cancer stories and photos, landing pages where people could submit their stories and read those of others, buttons to facilitate social media sharing, and a tab to gather stories from Facebook. Additionally, a press release, e-newsletter, Facebook posts and Tweets (using the hashtag #LCAM) were sent out to encourage story submissions and honor the stories shared. As a result of this campaign, visits to the website in the month of November increased by 102 percent from the previous month, with a total of 130 stories shared.

About the Internet Advertising Competition

Produced by the Web Marketing Association, the Internet Advertising Competition honors excellence in online advertising, recognizes the individuals and organizations responsible, and showcases the best in Internet advertising. First conducted in 1999, it is the first and only competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising.

The IACs 2014 judges represent some of the greatest minds and leaders within the Internet Advertising community, including: Arc Worldwide, BGT Partners, Brunner Digital, Campbell-Ewald, CNN News Group, Deep Interactive Asia, Digitas, EuroRSCG 4D, Google, IBM Interactive, imc2, JWT, LeapFrog Interactive, Mass Transmit, McCann Worldgroup, Razorfish, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Tectis GmbH, TMP Worldwide, Universal McCann Interactive and Wunderman / Y&R. These judges evaluate websites based on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copywriting, memorability, and use of the medium.

About Blue Water

Blue Water is an award-winning information technology, web design, and interactive marketing agency based in Washington, D.C., with offices in New York and San Francisco. The firm provides Government, business, and non-profit clients with full lifecycle support for digital initiatives including custom web & software development, commercial and government website design, digital marketing, hosting, 508 compliance and ongoing site maintenance. Leveraging cutting edge web design techniques, flexible open source software applications, emerging technologies, and integrated marketing campaigns, Blue Water Media offers a turnkey approach to attaining online success. For more information, please visit:

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Question by BekindtoAnimals22: How bad will the insurance coverage get under the Affordable Health Care Act? Mine just keeps getting worse?
Its now been changed to only cover 70% rather than 80%. The copay and deductible are higher. The notification said that the company I worked for was being pressured to reduce costs due to the Affordable Health Care Act. So now I guess I need a supplemental health insurance policy. I guess that looks better on Obama’s statistics but it sure doesn’t help the people who need insurance. How does that save me money? Why does anyone support this bill? It stinks.

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Much worse than it has been even under Clinton’s managed care. Expect services and treatment to be further cut, as well. Pretty soon, we’ll all be standing in line at Wal-Mart for our yearly exams. I sometimes wonder if Clinton’s legislation, which he, also, promised would give us lowered costs and better care, wasn’t a set up to turn things so bad that the naive would call uncle. One thing is for sure, Clinton created such a mess that it now needs to be fixed on OUR behalf. No doubt that Bill’s promises fell flat. Expect the same out of Obama. Liberals are transparently dishonest.

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Wall Township, NJ (PRWEB) March 25, 2014

HCS, a leading provider of clinical and financial healthcare information systems to more than 4,500 active client locations, today announced that all Interactant modules meet the current ICD-10 standards, more than six months ahead of the U.S. federal government deadline.

“Were ready for ICD-10 and ahead of the post-acute care market,” said Thomas J. Fahey, president and CEO at HCS. “Our clients can begin testing today to ensure ICD-10 compliance several months prior to the crucial deadline of October 1, 2014. We committed substantial resources to our software platform readiness and testing strategies that Interactant clients can leverage immediately.”

ICD-10, a comprehensive diagnostic and procedure coding system, will replace ICD-9 on October 1, 2014. ICD-10 expands available codes from about 14,000 to 68,000 for diagnoses, and from about 4,000 to roughly 87,000 for procedures. The code expansion is designed to sharpen specificity and accuracy in the assignment of diagnoses and procedures, foster better quality of care data reporting, and improve accuracy in billing and claims submissions.

HCS started preparation programming for ICD-10 in 2012. In late 2013 and early 2014, the company began internal testing and validation with federal DRG grouping, 3M encoding and various HL-7 interfaces. In February 2014, the ICD-10 update became an official enhancement to Interactant, making HCS ready for the transition well in advance of the CMS mandated transition date. This allows our customers to install early, begin training their staff regarding the new coding standards, and feel confident in their readiness to bill under the new standard.

Perhaps the biggest challenge facing providers are the numbers and specificity of new codes in version 10, and the fact that virtually none of the version 9 codes translate directly to version 10. CMS has provided a translation tool between the two code sets, known as GEMs (General Equivalency Mappings), explains Tom S. Visotsky, executive vice president of sales and marketing at HCS. Interactant has built-in GEM functionality to make the transition to ICD-10 an easier process for our end-users and allows both forward and backward mapping, Visotsky added.

About HCS

HCS has delivered healthcare information technology to providers since 1969. HCS Interactant is an integrated platform of clinical and financial modules focused across the spectrum of care including long-term care, long-term acute care, inpatient, outpatient, behavioral health, and rehabilitation.

For more information, visit or call 800.524.1038.

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Denville, NJ (PRWEB) June 07, 2013

Medical billing is a challenge for small physiotherapy practices, or on any small medical practices for that matter. So it should come as no surprise that practitioners consider outsourcing their medical billing to off-site, hiring medical billing companies.

There are advantages as well as disadvantages to outsourcing in general, most especially in medical billing. Licensed physical therapist and marketing expert, Nitin Chhoda, shares the five key disadvantages to consider when contemplating on outsourcing the practices medical billing.


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