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Todd Moore named president of Vermont Managed Care

first_imgTodd Moore, vice president of Revenue Cycle for the past four years, has been named senior vice president of Managed Care and Revenue Strategy at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a new position within the organization.Moore has also been named president, Vermont Managed Care, a physician hospital organization (PHO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fletcher Allen. These organizations are management service organizations in which the partners are physicians and hospitals. PHO organizations contract with insurance companies for physician and hospital services.            During his time as the vice president of Revenue Cycle, Moore helped to negotiate contracts with key insurance companies and helped to lead strategic planning that has enabled Fletcher Allen to navigate the emerging dynamic managed care environment.As senior vice president of Managed Care and Revenue Strategy, Moore will play an even greater role in shaping Fletcher Allen’s response to health care reform. In his new role as president of Vermont Managed Care, Moore will also provide strategic direction for that company.‘Todd’s experience fits perfectly with the requirements for this new senior-level position,’ said John Brumsted, interim president and CEO, Fletcher Allen Health Care. ‘Like every other health care provider, we need to focus on being part of the discussion and fully understanding the new reimbursement methodologies as they develop, both at the state and federal level.’            Prior to his role with Fletcher Allen, Moore served for fourteen years as an executive consultant to health care providers and insurers as a principal at the Mercer Consulting Group, a co-founder and partner of his own firm, and as a consulting executive for Cerner Corporation, a health information technology company. In addition, Moore previously served four years as a technology consultant to the financial services industry with Accenture.Moore holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois.  About Vermont Managed CareVermont Managed Care (VMC) was founded in 1991 as a Physician Hospital Organization.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Fletcher Allen, it currently coordinates the delivery of health care services for a population served by a network of more than over 2,700 primary and specialty care providers and 10 hospitals in Vermont and New Hampshire. The VMC Network conducts its own care management, enabling the physician-run network to make day-to-day health care decisions for its patients, rather than a distant third party claims manager. About Fletcher AllenFletcher Allen Health Care, together with our partners at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is Vermont’s academic medical center. Our mission is to improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by integrating patient care, education and research in a caring environment. Fletcher Allen serves as a regional referral center — providing advanced care to approximately one million people in Vermont and northern New York — and as a community hospital for approximately 150,000 residents in Chittenden and Grand Isle counties. For more information about Fletcher Allen, find us online at http://www.fletcherallen.org(link is external) or on our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blog sites at www.fletcherallen.org/socialmedia(link is external). FAHC 11.11.11last_img read more

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Do we have a student loan or college quality crisis?

first_imgStudent lending is having an increasingly large impact on your credit union whether or not it provides private student loans.  First,   With student debt now surpassing $1 trillion it is one of the factors explaining why millennials haven’t helped prime   the economy by buying that first home.   And, Of course, if your credit union is one of the increasing numbers of institutions    that has jumped into the private student loan market in recent years, you know firsthand about the opportunities and challenges posed by this market.  A report recently issued by the Brookings Institute has both operational implications for those of you making these loans and provides further evidence for those of us who believe that the cost of college is one of the key policy issues facing this nation. To be clear the research dealt with government guaranteed student loans but I’m assuming that many of its conclusions are applicable to the private student loan market.So what did these researchers find? That increasing student loan default and delinquency “are largely due to increases in” the number of borrowers taking out loans to attend for-profit colleges and two-year community colleges.   These nontraditional borrowers “were disproportionately older, independent of their parents, from lower-income families, and living in more disadvantaged areas.”   Why do these conclusions matter? From an operational standpoint they underscore just how important it is to take the quality of the institutions your members are attending into account when establishing student loan policies.  On a policy level, it’s possible that we have as much of a college quality crisis as we do a student loan problem. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – May 29, 2020

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at CUInsight.com.She leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: https://www.cuinsight.com Details Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with the top three of our favorite things from the week.Mentioned this week:*While you’re staying home this weekend, we’ve got a truly delicious salted peanut butter cookie recipe for you to try.What is the “curbside delivery” model for credit unions?by KATHY SNIDER, CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICESSince much of the country shut down to minimize the spread of COVID-19, businesses of all kinds have transitioned to “curbside delivery” as a way to keep their doors open and continue meeting consumer demand during the crisis. Examples include restaurants offering takeout, breweries packaging their product in cans to-go, and brick-and-mortar retailers offering online ordering with contact-free pickup service. (read more)Data in action: 5 ways credit unions can close the expectations gapby LAURA COSTELLO, SAYLENTFor years, credit unions have prioritized how to use their data to create more meaningful relationships with their members. By paying attention to the story the data tells, they’re ready to respond to members’ needs — sometimes before the member even recognizes those needs —creating mutually profitable, lasting relationships that people value. (read more)Webinar: Do your data tools support your members? The time is now.by SAYLENT and CUInsightJune 3, 2020: There has never been a more important time for credit unions to use their data to better understand and support their members. This webinar will show you how you can connect more meaningfully with your members and continue to fulfill your promise of supporting them and the local community during this time. (read more)last_img read more

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Snap up the home of a fast-as-lightening bowler

first_imgFormer England fast bowler Frank Tyson in a file shot from 2010 at his home on the Gold Coast, where he spent his leisure time painting portraits. Picture: Tim MarsdenHe had met his Aussie wife Ursula during that Ashes tour and eventually retired to the Gold Coast in the 1980s after stints as Victorian Cricket coach and head coach for Queensland.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoOther sports stars selling up and buying in…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality LevelsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. An unanticipated problem was encountered, check back soon and try again Error Code: MEDIA_ERR_UNKNOWN The Queensland home of legendary fast bowler Frank ‘Typhoon’ Tyson. Picture: Realestate.com.au The Queensland home of legendary fast bowler Frank ‘Typhoon’ Tyson. Picture: Realestate.com.au The Queensland home of legendary fast bowler Frank ‘Typhoon’ Tyson. Picture: Realestate.com.auThe home has a swimming pool, covered alfresco barbecue space and the double garage had been converted into a TV room.The home, which is just 12 minutes drive from the white sand off Broadbeach Boulevard, was marketed at “bargain hunters” with a price of $750,000.center_img Session ID: 2020-09-28:7488868916b7e1de8c338b9b Player Element ID: vjs_video_599 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen00:00 Related videos The Bundall property, which was left in his wife’s name after his death on the Gold Coast two years ago, only recently come on the market and is believed to be under contract already.The three bedroom, two bathroom, double garage home is on an 800sq m block that the Tysons bought for $235,000 in November 1994. The land alone was valued at $415,000 last year, with Bundall having seen the median price of houses rise 40 per cent in the past five years. Portrait of himself in action in his forties: Former England fast bowler Frank Tyson was quite handy with the brush as well as the ball, painting this one in his 80s. Picture: Tim MarsdenTHE Queensland home of a fearless bowler, so quick even the legendary Don Bradman declared him “the fastest bowler I have ever seen” has come on market.Frank “Typhoon” Tyson, an English fast bowler whose first Ashes Test in 1954-55 saw him devastate Aussie batsmen, had called Australia home since 1962 when he emigrated from the United Kingdom.last_img read more

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Auctions heat up along the coastline this Saturday

first_img8 Mallawa, Palm BeachBuyers in the market for a home close to the beach will have plenty to choose from, with several properties along the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast area going under the hammer on Saturday. In Palm Beach, the waterfront home at 86 Mallawa Drive is going to auction at 10am Saturday, January 13. Inside 28 St Andrews, Tewantin.Ms Reyne said the market in the area was growing, as more buyers look to secure properties near the beach.“There’s a strong demand for the lifestyle here in Tewantin,” she said.“It’s a great area, plus it’s so close to Noosa, but without the high price tag.”The property will go to auction at 11am on Saturday, January 13. Inside 8 Mallawa Dr, Palm Beach.There is also an additional two bathrooms, separate toilet, balcony and living room. The pool at 8 Mallawa Dr, Palm Beach.On the top floor of the home, there is four bedrooms including a master suite complete with ensuite and private balcony. Inside 28 St Andrews Dr, Tewantin.“People are loving the look of the property,” she said.“It’s got such a quirky, fun feel.”The elevated two-level, three bedroom, two bathroom home has high pitched timber ceilings, exposed timber beams and painted concrete floors. Inside 11 Coronet Cres, Burleigh Waters.The single level home has three bedrooms including a master suite with ensuite, additional two bathrooms, two spacious living areas, study and two car garage.It also has a large covered alfresco area that overlooks the pool, Bali hut complete with its own bar.The property is going to auction at 11am on Saturday, January 13. Just a short drive from Noosa, a two-level home is also going to auction this weekend. HANGloosa Property Noosa marketing agent Claire Reyne said 28 Saint Andrews Dr, Tewantin said the home had attracted a lot of interest from prospective buyers. The home at 8 Mallawa Dr, Palm Beach.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoOn the ground level of the home there is a fifth bedroom, studio, office and large open plan kitchen complete with staircase to the downstairs wine cellar, plus large family, dining and living room with direct acces out to the alfresco terrace, pool and canal. No more than a quick stroll from popular Miami beach and Burleigh Heads, 11 Coronet Cres, Burleigh Waters is set to go under the hammer this Saturday. The home at 8 Mallawa Dr, Palm Beach.The three-level property, which sits on 886sq m of waterfront land, is fully equipped with a wine cellar, sauna, loft, boat ramp and in-ground pool which overlooks the Tallebudgera Creek canal. The home at 11 Coronet Cres, Burleigh Waters.Marketing agent Erina Peters of Ray White Surfers Paradside said the home has attracted a lot of local buyers, as well as some from interstate and overseas.“We had a guy fly over from New Zealand this week to see the property,” she said.“The home is attracting a lot of people looking for that beach lifestyle.Ms Peters said buyers were impressed by the open plan layout of the home, and the size of the property. last_img read more

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NZ adoption laws ‘discriminatory’, tribunal rules

first_imgNewshub 9 March 2016There’s a growing chorus to change adoption laws in New Zealand, with a Human Rights Review Tribunal ruling this week declaring the 60-year-old law “discriminatory”.A decision on the case taken by Adoption Action in 2013 was released this week, agreeing six areas of the Act from 1955 are contrary to the Human Rights Act and the Bill of Rights Act.Labour’s justice spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says the ruling is the latest in a number of decisions and reviews on the Act, including one from the Law Commission in 2000.The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Human Rights Commission, Family Court judges and the Law Society have all said New Zealand needs to update its laws.“Successive National ministers have recognised the problem, but have all said adoption reform is not a priority. There are a mounting number of groups who openly disagree with that view,” says Ms Ardern.But Family First isn’t one of those groups, saying changing New Zealand’s adoption laws would be “flawed and unnecessary”.“What the proposals are really about is removing appropriate protections and focusing on the rights of adults rather than the rights of children,” national director Bob McCoskrie says.“There is no shortage of suitable married couples wanting to adopt.”However, he believes some changes are needed around open and closed adoptions, and better recognition of whangai adoptions — where a child is raised by a member of their whanau or extended family.Mr McCoskrie believes single parent and same-sex couple adoption where there’s no biological connection or surrogacy could harm children because “it intentionally creates motherless and fatherless families — all at the same time as we express concern at the high rates of absent fathers and solo parent households”.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/politics/nz-adoption-laws-discriminatory-tribunal-rules-2016030911#axzz42M7rb3h0Government urged to reform adoption lawsNZ Herald 9 March 2016The Government is being urged to reform New Zealand’s adoption laws after the Human Rights Review Tribunal ruled that they discriminated against single men, same-sex couples and civil union couples.Conservative lobby group Family First rejected calls for reform.Spokesman Bob McCoskrie said gender and age restrictions were appropriate safeguards, and that single parent and same-sex adoption led to “fatherless and motherless families”.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11602591Call to reform adoption lawsOtago Daily Times 9 March 2016The Government is being urged to reform New Zealand’s adoption laws after the Human Rights Review Tribunal ruled that they discriminated against single men, same-sex couples and civil union couples.Conservative lobby group Family First rejected calls for reform.Spokesman Bob McCoskrie said gender and age restrictions were appropriate safeguards, and that single parent and same-sex adoption led to “fatherless and motherless families”.READ MORE: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/politics/375768/call-reform-adoption-lawsKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Baby boomer alcohol harm ‘more likely than in young’

first_img 9 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharing is caring! Share A variety of methods have been used by countries to try to curb problem drinkingMore NHS money is spent treating alcohol-related illness in baby boomers than young people, a study says.The Alcohol Concern report found the cost of hospital admissions linked to heavy drinking 55 to 74-year-olds in 2010-11 was more than £825m.That was 10 times the figure for 16 to 24-year-olds.In total, nearly £2bn was spent on alcohol-related in-patient admissions in England, the report found.This comes as more than 10 million people in England are drinking above the recommended levels, according to the report.The sum spent on treating the baby boomer generation went on 454,317 patients, compared with the 54,682 under-24s who were treated at a cost of £64m.Problem drinking is a contributing factor for a host of diseases, including liver, kidney and heart disease, as well as increasing the risk of injury.BBC Newscenter_img Share HealthLifestyle Baby boomer alcohol harm ‘more likely than in young’ by: – October 12, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

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COVID cases in WV now at 103; Fishing vessel crew tests positive for virus

first_imgILOILO – An Ilonggo crew of a fishing vessel from Navotas City, Metro Manila that recently docked in Iloilo City tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), bringing to 103 the total number of cases in Western Visayas as of yesterday. * Negros Occidental – three Patient No. 103, a 34-year-old male, is currently in isolation at Iloilo City’s quarantine facility. * Iloilo province – 20 Of the 103 cases, seven are hospitalized, two are on home quarantine and 20 on facility quarantine. * Iloilo City – 16 Possible vaccines and some specific drug treatments are under investigation. They are being tested through clinical trials. The World Health Organization is coordinating efforts to develop vaccines and medicines to prevent and treat COVID-19./PN * Antique – 14 Patient No. 103 should not be subjected to discrimination, stressed Alonsabe. He appealed to the people of Alimodian not to panic. Patient No. 102 is currently confined at a hospital in Iloilo City. He was feverish, one of the symptoms of COVID-19. The crew was a resident of Alimodian, Iloilo but fortunately had not yet set foot in his hometown after docking, according to Mayor Geefre Alonsabe. Patient No. 103 was the sole addition to Region 6’s COVID-19 case tally yesterday. * Guimaras – zero According to Mayor Alonsabe, Patient No. 103 visited Alimodian in January this year yet before COVID-19 became a pandemic. Sixty-four cases have already recovered while the number of deaths still stood at 10. * Capiz – five * Aklan – six   “Ginapahanumdom ko gid ang mga pumoluyo nga magpabilin nga mapag-on. Ang local government unit naton nagahimu sang tikang para mayad ang maabtan sang taga-Alimodian,” said Alonsabe. Their fishing vessel docked at the Iloilo Fishing Port on May 11 to delivery fish. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. He said the local government of Alimodian was willing to accommodate Patient No. 103 at the town’s quarantine facility should the city government of  Iloilo  decide to turn the patient over to his hometown. * Bacolod City – nine Here’s the breakdown of cases per area: * repatriates – 30 (Aklan, one; Antique, three; Guimaras, two; Iloilo province, four; Negros Occidental, seven; Bacolod City, three; and Iloilo City, 10). The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. He had close contact with Patient No. 102, a 38-year-old male colleague at their fishing vessel and a resident of Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. The vessel had a total of 18 crew members. All of them were subjected to reverse transcription – polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.last_img read more

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George’s Pharmacy honored as ‘Business of the Year’ by Ripley Chamber of Commerce

first_imgOsgood, Ind. — The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce honored George’s Pharmacy as the business of the year.George Gillman started the business in 1985 after graduating from Butler University. Today there are six locations, Batesville, Sunman, Versailles, Bright, Milan and Brookville. A new location in Connersville is planned.Gillman told WRBI News he takes pride in being a part of the community, not just doing business in a city. He also encourages other entrepreneurs to take chances and follow their dreams.last_img read more

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Alarming Trend

first_imgThere is an alarming trend occurring in varsity basketball in Southeastern Indiana as well as areas all over the Midwest.  As you look at area rosters, you will find more underclassmen on those rosters than upperclassmen.  Most of this is the result of young people thinking “if I can’t start, I am not going to play”.  They don’t want to sit the bench.  This leaves high school rosters filled with young players and forces coaches to use these inexperienced players before they are ready.In my years of coaching, there might have been a single freshman showing up on the County Tourney boys’ rosters, but this year I believe there were 10 freshmen listed on the 4 teams.  It is too bad that young people feel this way, because the added experience and growth of seniors is needed on the bench.last_img read more

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