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Waltham, MA (PRWEB) March 28, 2013

Connance, Inc. (, a provider of innovative, predictive analytic-based programs that improve financial performance in healthcare enterprises, has joined the HFMA Healthcare Medical Debt Collections Task Force as a founding member. The goal of the Task Force is to identify a common set of medical debt collection practices that can be standardized for widespread industry adoption that will lead to improvement in the overall collection process, the patient experience, and financial performance resulting in a fair collection process for patients.

Connance was invited to join the task force in recognition of its proven track record of aiding providers and their revenue cycle vendors with self-pay revenue collection. The advisory group will be comprised of approximately 15 20 finance and revenue cycle senior leaders representative of community hospitals, safety net hospitals, academic hospitals, large physician clinics, large healthcare systems and other key stakeholders such as ACA International, credit bureaus and collection agencies, and groups representing patients. We want to thank Connance for their support of this remarkable endeavor, said Richard Gundling, HFMA Vice-President. Forging partnerships with strong leaders like Connance creates new opportunities and exciting new possibilities. We expect that Connance will continue to contribute innovative ideas to the industry and aid the Task Force immensely.

We are very proud to have been invited to be a founding member of the HFMA Healthcare Medical Debt Collections Task Force, said Steve Levin, CEO of Connance. We believe the leadership that HFMA is taking here will be welcomed and we look forward to engaging with other senior finance leaders to help to establish and advocate for medical debt best practices. Healthcare debt is a growing issue for consumers and the more the industry can do to lead and set standards the more we can expect consumers to understand fully their obligations and assume an appropriate level of engagement and responsibility.

The Task Force advisory group will compare current processes of medical debt collections by the various constituents, document workflows from initial bill to closure of account to identify inconsistencies in process and process gaps resulting in negative experience for the patient, as well as identify pros and cons of variations in process flows to support the groups conclusions. Based on these findings, the Task Force will develop a best practice medical debt collection process and ensure that the work flows it develops can be adopted by the majority of healthcare providers and medical debt partners with minimal increase in resource consumption. Then the Task Force will seek input on its research and recommendations from other key medical debt stakeholders representing providers, credit bureaus, collection agencies, and patients.

About Connance, Inc.

Connance brings world-class predictive analytics and insights from hundreds of clinical settings to transform the performance of financial processes at hospitals, physician groups and outsourcing organizations. Connance solutions sustainably increase cash flow, reduce operating costs and improve policy compliance in self-pay, denial management, charity, and outsourcing processes. With clients like Centura Health, Florida Hospital, and Geisinger Health System, Connance is changing the expectations of financial executives. Connance is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more information visit or call (781) 577-5000.

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Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 02, 2012

Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, has announced it is integrating its member company risk management programs into one all-encompassing, expanded program. These services will be available for all healthcare provider and medical facility policyholders to help improve patient safety and quality of care, and reduce medical errors and costs.

Coverys policyholders currently receive risk management services from three different offices with different approaches. The purpose of this integration is to identify and utilize the strengths of Coverys existing Risk Management Department and of Coverys member company Risk Management & Patient Safety Institute (RM&PSI). Throughout the ongoing integration there will be no disruption in risk management services for Coverys policyholders. Ultimately, the newly integrated Risk Management Department will be the result of much collaboration by company leadership and company risk management experts on the most timely and successful selection of services possible.

With the evolving demands of healthcare reform and reimbursement guidelines, it is imperative to offer relevant products and services to our customers, said Gregg L. Hanson, president and chief executive officer for Coverys. As a result of the 2009 acquisition of FinCor Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, RM&PSI, we have two highly acclaimed risk management programs. By combining these units under the Coverys name it ensures that our policyholders receive the best of what we have to offer, no matter where they are located.

Coverys risk management services include:

Benchmarking data identifying trends in severity and frequency of claims
Customized programming tailored to specific loss prevention strategies
Key quality metrics and best practices
Office appraisals and facility assessments
Consultative services
Emotional support

For more information about Coverys please contact Katharine Gould at kgould(at)coverys(dot)com or (617) 946-8665, or visit the companys website at

About Coverys

Coverys is one of the top 10 medical professional liability insurance providers in the country based on direct written premium. Coverys member companies insure more than 20,000 physicians, surgeons, dentists, certified nurse midwives and allied healthcare providers, as well as nearly 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics in 23 states from coast to coast. Coverys is committed to financial strength and stability with net admitted assets in excess of $ 3.2 billion, direct written premium of $ 375 million and policyholder surplus of $ 1.1 billion, as of December 31, 2011. In addition, all Coverys insurance member companies have a Bests Rating of A- (Excellent). Coverys emphasizes physician education and patient safety, and the company is acknowledged as a leader in providing supportive risk management services and resolute claim defense to the healthcare community. Coverys also offers a variety of interactive and relevant continuing medical education (CME) activities to healthcare providers across the country. For more information visit the Coverys website at Timely industry and company news can also be found on the Coverys blog at, on Twitter (@Coverys) and on the companys Facebook page.


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Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 27, 2012

The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization that promotes education and awareness of digital pathology applications, recently welcomed Bill Spooner to the DPA Board of Directors.

Spooner has been the CIO at Sharp HealthCare for the past 15 years. During Spooners time at Sharp HealthCare, they became an early leader in electronic health records and received several awards for their consumer website. In 2011, Spooner was named by Information Week as one of the 25 leaders driving the healthcare I.T. revolution.

The addition of Mr. Spooner to the DPA Board of Directors adds one more dimension to the industry inclusion of the board of directors, said Michael F. Ward, CAE, Executive Director of the DPA. The various interfaces that a hospital I.T. department needs are important as healthcare providers continue to provide enhanced whole-slide imaging.

Also a recipient of the 2009 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year award, Spooner dedicates a lot of his time to involvement in healthcare organizations. Some of the organizations he is a member of include the Healthcare Information Systems Executive Association (HISEA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and a Fellow in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Spooner was eager to get involved with the DPA because of its education and networking opportunities.

I came to the DPA through networking, so the networking opportunities are one of the biggest [member] benefits I think, said Spooner. Many of the DPA members have a lot of experience and great ideas. They can share this knowledge with other members so that the best practices move along in the digital pathology industry.

Spooner will join an already distinguished roster of individuals on the DPAs Board of Directors that includes many experts in the digital pathology industry. He also serves on the Healthcare IT News Editorial Board and the California Hospital Association Informatics and Technology Committee. Spooners experience and leadership in the healthcare arena proves his perspective will be invaluable to the DPA.

About the Digital Pathology Association

The Digital Pathology Association, located in Indianapolis, IN, was founded in 2009. Its mission is to facilitate education and awareness of digital pathology applications in healthcare and life sciences. Members will be encouraged to share best practices and promote the use of technology among colleagues in order to demonstrate efficiencies, awareness, and its ultimate benefits to patient care. To learn more about the DPA and its members and membership opportunities visit:

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Produced by Obama Files Obama Was a Member of the Socialist New Party in 1996 In 2008 after the Democratic Party crowned Obama savior of the country and put Hillary Clinton on the back burner to simmer, a little known columnist named Stanley Kurtz began making some startling claims about Obama’s past. That he had extensive associations with ACORN. That he had been connected with ACORN’s front group, the Socialist New Party in 1996. That he served on Leftist foundations with a man that had bragged about being a domestic terrorist in the 1960s, one Bill Ayers. Of course in 2008 most of us had never heard of ACORN. Most of us never heard of Bill Ayers. Most of us knew that socialism had been tried and had failed many times and figured no one in their right mind would try to foist this discredited political system on America. Or so we thought. Obama, of course, as he does with all his enemies, began an ad hominem attack on Kurtz, using his Fight the Smears website to call Kurtz a “right wing hatchet man and conspiracy theorist,” and denied any connection to the New Party, ACORN, or Ayers (we all remember the “just a guy in my neighborhood” comment). checked Obama’s facts, Media Matters said everything that matters, the mainstream media went on their merry way, and Stanley Kurtz disappeared Or so Obama thought. Kurtz went on to write Radical-in-Chief, detailing Obama’s extensive ties to the New Party, ACORN, Ayers, and a host of other radicals and
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Garden City, NY (PRWEB) February 09, 2012

The NAPW Stafford Local Chapter met on Saturday, January 21st, 2012 at Panera Bread located in Stafford Marketplace in Stafford, VA. Local Chapter President Sherlyn Powell opened by welcoming the members to the first meeting of the year.

The Stafford Chapter announced its newest member, Ms. Marcy Campbell. Marcy is a Human Resources Regional Manager for GEICO. She has been employed with the company for about eighteen years. She received her Bachelor Degree from Mary Washington University and is currently seeking her Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) Certification, a highly recognized and prestigious certification in the insurance industry.

Sherlyn Powell talked about the first annual National NAPW conference in 2011 and said that there will be information available on the 2012 NAPW National Conference soon.

Sherlyn spoke about NAPWs background, mentioning it was started by Matthew Proman, Founder and President. She told the group that he led several charitable causes, such as fundraising for Haiti relief and partnership with the Urban League. She also discussed the benefits of not only networking face-to-face, but in connecting with other members online for a broader impact. There are so many ways that NAPW makes it possible to network, she said.

The Chapter then provided an opportunity for each member in attendance to talk about their business.

T.C. Cooksley, real estate agent with 1st Choice Realty, has been busy working to help owners at risk of foreclosure to work with their mortgage company to remain in their homes and avoid foreclosure. She also shared her personal struggle with cancer, divorce, homelessness, and raising special needs children. If you live in or are relocating to the Stafford or Fredericksburg Virginia area and are in need of a realtor, contact T.C. for assistance, Sherlyn said. To encourage the growth of the chapter, T.C. invited her friend, Leisa Williams to join the group for the meeting.

Leisa Williams is a Psychologist for the Prince William County, VA school system. She evaluates and tests children suspected of having cognitive learning disabilities and in need of special education services. Leisa also has a home-based jewelry business of two years, as an independent representative of Silpada Sterling Silver Jewelry. The sterling silver jewelry is made with quality craftsmanship, is fashionable and affordable. All the jewelry is warranted under a lifetime guarantee. Those interested may contact Leisa Williams by visiting to find out more about this home-based business opportunity, to host your own jewelry party, or to become an independent representative.

Chapter President, Sherlyn Powell, shared good news that she recently did two interviews. The first interview was by the Christian Authors Show hosted by Danielle Hamson about her latest book, her memoir, A Gift Called Mother. The second interview was with BlogTalkRadio host, playwright, and author Vanessa Richardson. The shows topic discussed the struggles and difficulties that arise when communicating with your children, especially adult children, and how to handle them. Sherlyn was able to provide insight into dealing with these communication issues by relating her personal communication struggles with her adult daughter, upon which her memoir is written about. To hear the entire interview, visit Sherlyn Powell is also the owner/publisher of Books My Way Publishing, a small self publishing company which also offers business services and products.

Sabrina Priest, Chapter Secretary, discussed her home-based designer diaper bag business, Bellisima Baby, for the benefit of the new attendees. She also shared her personal experiences with raising a special needs child and homeschooling. She related her and her sons journey through the diagnosis of Autism and ADD from therapy services, treatments, inclusion in the mainstream class with an Individual Education Plan (IEP), and how all these experiences have culminated into a new journey, homeschooling. Sabrina homeschools all three of her elementary aged children, is currently studying for her BA in Accounting at Western Governors University, and enjoys being able to help modern mothers and fathers maintain their fashion sense with her selection of gorgeous designer diaper bags.

In closing Sherlyn reminded the group that February is heart month and she asked each member to wear red at their next meeting. She will speak on warning signs of heart failure and the prevention and treatment. The Stafford Chapter meets once a month on the third Saturday.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is the largest and most recognized network of female professionals. NAPW provides a forum where women can interact, exchange ideas, educate, network, and empower. NAPW Local Chapters allow members to maximize their experience through meetings, networking opportunities, and professional events.

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K-V Pharmaceutical Company announced today that Mr. Robert Baldini was appointed as a new independent member of the Board of Directors by a unanimous vote of the directors, which also voted to increase the size of the Board to eight directors.

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