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Nov 24, 2014, 10:00 ET

Community Care Earns Health Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC

 Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (Community Care) received full Health Utilization Management Accreditation from URAC, an...

Nov 12, 2014, 10:34 ET
Engaging workers year  round ranks among employers' top communications challenges according to Benz Communications and National Business Coalition on Health survey. Visit benzcommunications.com/ibcsurvey or nbch.org/ibcsurvey for details.

Engaging Workers Year Round Ranks among Employers' Top Communications Challenges, According to Benz Communications and NBCH Survey

 Most employers (56%) say improving employees' understanding and perceived value of benefits is their main focus, yet companies still lack...

Oct 09, 2014, 08:45 ET
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TIPS Launches eTIPS On Premise -- Espanol

 Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) recently launched eTIPS On Premise – Espanol, an online alcohol server training program for...

Oct 07, 2014, 09:06 ET
NBCH and Benz Communications release results of 2014 Inside Benefits Communication Survey, a collaborative effort to learn how companies are strategizing and implementing benefits communication through the lens of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), compliance mandates and industry trends. (PRNewsFoto/NBCH, Benz Communications)

Most Employers Reject Private Exchanges According to NBCH and Benz Communications Survey

In a departure from other industry polls, employers said they plan to reject private exchanges as a way to control rising health care costs,...

Sep 11, 2014, 06:00 ET

Arches Health Plan launches mobile health app from Symptomly: Asthma Tracker for its Members and Providers

Arches Health Plan announced today that it has partnered with Symptomly to provide a more integrated care strategy to asthmatic members. In the...

Sep 09, 2014, 08:59 ET
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Health Communications, Inc. Launches eTIPS Concessions

 Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) recently launched eTIPS Concessions, an online training and certification program for personnel in...

Aug 28, 2014, 08:35 ET
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The College of New Jersey Awarded 2014 TIPS Award of Excellence for Alcohol Education Program

 Health Communications, Inc. (HCI), provider of the TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) Program, is pleased to announce that The...

Aug 18, 2014, 08:45 ET
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TIPS Launches Responsible Alcohol Service Training in Taiwan

 In partnership with the Bartender Association of Taiwan (BAT), Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced the launch of the TIPS...

Jul 22, 2014, 10:00 ET

Community Care Releases Best Practice Guidelines for Methadone

 Community Care Behavioral Health Organization today released guidelines for treatment and recovery practices involving the use of methadone,...

Jun 26, 2014, 09:30 ET
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Buckeye Community Health Plan Program Receives Top Honor from OAHP

 The Buckeye Community Health Plan "FIRST STEP Addiction in Pregnancy" case management program received the Ohio Association of Health Plan's...

Jun 24, 2014, 10:41 ET
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NBCH and Benz Communications Launch 2014 Inside Benefits Communication Survey

 Benz Communications and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) announced the 2014 Inside Benefits Communication Survey, a...

Jun 13, 2014, 08:30 ET
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Frostburg State University Receives 2014 TIPS Award of Excellence for Alcohol Training Program

 Health Communications, Inc. (HCI), provider of the TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) Program, is pleased to announce that Frostburg...

Jun 02, 2014, 18:14 ET

First-of-its-kind PCMH study: Hudson Valley medical homes outperform peer practices using paper-based or electronic health records

In a novel approach to test the merits of the patient-centered medical home model, research published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine...

Jun 02, 2014, 16:01 ET
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Cleveland Clinic Joins BCHP Network for Medicare

Buckeye Community Health Plan (BCHP) today announced that, effective May 1, Cleveland Clinic facilities and providers are part of the in-network...

Apr 22, 2014, 15:00 ET
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Minority Populations in U.S. Hit Hard by High Blood Pressure, Kidney Disease, Diabetes

 April is National Minority Health Month, and Buckeye Community Health Plan (BCHP) encourages all Ohioans to understand that some minorities...

Apr 21, 2014, 08:35 ET
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Michigan Liquor Control Commission Approves TIPS Online Alcohol Server Training Program

 Health Communications, Inc. (HCI) today announced that eTIPS On Premise – Michigan, an online responsible alcohol...

Apr 03, 2014, 08:45 ET
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First Public-Private Partnership to Raise the Bar for Responsible Alcohol Service in Singapore

 In partnership with Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore (APB Singapore) and the Association of Bartenders and Sommeliers Singapore (ABSS),...

Apr 02, 2014, 12:14 ET

Emory and Grady Join Georgia's First Statewide Electronic Health Information Exchange

 Emory Healthcare and Grady Health System join Georgia's Department of Public Health and the state's Medicaid program in connecting to the...

Mar 12, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Communication and Understanding Are Keys to Preventing Teen Dating Violence

Teasing and name calling may appear to be a harmless and "normal" part of teen dating, but Ronald Charles, M.D., vice president for medical affairs...

Feb 27, 2014, 09:00 ET

Buckeye Community Health Plan Shares Tips for Preventing Heart Disease

 "According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in this country. About...