Healthcare reform has benefited the Occupational Therapists industry in the past five years by requiring Medicare and Medicaid to cover preventive services, which may include occupational therapy (OT). Overall, Medicare and Medicaid cover OT for beneficiaries, so long as industry services are required to prevent, diagnose or treat an injury, condition or illness. States that have expanded Medicaid eligibility have been required to cover OT as an essential health benefit (EHB). According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Sarah Turk, Occupational therapists have been able to provide rehabilitative services, even if private health insurers did not cover this service in previous years, effectively expanding the industry’s scope of care. However, in 2015, Medicare’s coverage of occupational therapy is capped at $ 1,940, constraining the industry’s revenue growth.
In 2012, many states adopted EHB benchmark plans, with each state choosing its own model for services covered by small group and individual health insurance plans. Thanks to autism reform legislation, 40 states now require health insurers to cover OT for patients with autism, providing a boon to the industry. During the five years to 2015, industry revenue is expected to grow moderately, partly due to the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014. This law, effective through March 31, 2015, has extended the exemption process for Medicare beneficiaries that have exceeded their outpatient therapy cap. Profit is expected to rise, driven by the expansion in many states of coverage for industry services, says Turk. However, therapy caps and malpractice claims have still pressured industry profitability.
During the five years to 2020, industry revenue is forecast to grow more quickly. The burgeoning elderly population will bolster demand for industry services, namely OT for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis as well as stroke patients. As healthcare insurance providers seek to cut costs, many will provide favorable reimbursements for noninvasive outpatient treatment options, including OT.
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This industry includes independent health practitioners who help individuals with physical, mental or developmental conditions with daily living and working through everyday activities (occupations). More specifically, occupational therapy includes: helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations; helping individuals recovering from injury to regain skills; and providing support for individuals experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
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Kevin Leonard and his team of mortgage and real estate professionals are always updating new information regarding home loans and real estate market news. Their new webpage shows the latest information provided by Federal Housing Administration displaying FHA approved condos in San Diego. The list is compiled of only the FHA approved list, omitting those condominiums that were withdrawn, rejected or expired. Every year the FHA posts updated information about different condo projects and their current status. FHA eligible condo projects are those that have been declared, and exist in full compliance with applicable state law requirements of the jurisdiction in which the condominium project is located, including good standing with the State, and with all other applicable laws and regulations. The Federal Housing Administration insures condominium single unit loans for up to 30 year terms to purchase or refinance a unit in an FHA-approved condominium project. The condominium project must be primarily residential, and contain at least two units and can be detached, semi-detached, a row house, a walk-up, mid-rise, high-rise, including those with or without an elevator, or manufactured housing.
FHA does not and will not insure mortgages that are secured by units in certain kinds of condominium projects, regardless of the characteristics of the unit mortgage. Loans secured by units within the following types of projects are not eligible for FHA insurance. FHA reserves the right to determine the eligibility of condominium project types not addressed within their guide. The new webpage allows people to search for FHA-approved condominium projects in San Diego in order alphabetically. These condos are not for sale by the FHA, the FHA insures them which makes them eligible for an FHA condo loan. The team of mortgage experts recently posted new California 2015 FHA loan limits for entire state for all properties, residential and condos. Individuals looking to buy a condo in San Diego or want to search condos for sale in San Diego can contact the team and speak with an agent that is an expert in condominiums. To learn more about FHA approved condos in San Diego or how financing works for these properties talk to a San Diego FHA home loan expert by clicking the link.
Kevin Leonard began in the mortgage business in 1997 and since then he has become one of the leading mortgage experts in the country, and has earned national acclaim for his efforts. Mr. Leonard prides himself in offering constant communication with his clients so that they have a full understanding of the loan process from start to finish. He is personally responsible for thousands of fundings, and along with his team, he has over 5 billion in residential loans funded to his credit. Mr. Leonard has a full understating of the loan process from start to finish, and also consults with a long list of mortgage bankers in the secondary market. There are few, if any, that have the experience that Kevin Leonard has in the mortgage profession. He was one of the first to register with NMLS in 2008 when it was first instituted, and currently is licensed in the state of California as a loan originator. He is partnered with the best San Diego real estate agents for a good reasonhe offers fast pre-approvals with the ability to fund purchase loans quickly. To speak to a HECM reverse mortgage San Diego specialist by clicking on the highlighted links provided.
As the Affordable Care Act boosts healthcare insurance enrollments as well as the number and value of claims, healthcare payers are outsourcing their business processes at a growing rate; in fact, the healthcare payer business process outsourcing (BPO) market grew at a rate of 14 percent in 2013 to cross US$ 4 billion in size and is likely to continue at a 14 percent compound annual growth rate for the next few years.
The driving force behind this rapid growth is the adoption of BPO by new, smaller buyers who tend to prefer short-term deals. Claims processing, provider management and member management are the most commonly demanded process by the payers.
These findings and more are discussed in a research report recently published by Everest GroupHealthcare Payer BPO State of market with PEAK Matrix Assessment. The report analyzes the healthcare payer BPO service provider landscape, focusing on a market overview and buyer adoption trends.
In addition, the report features the proprietary PEAK Matrix Assessment, which analyzes the capabilities of 15 leading healthcare BPO service providers, which are categorized as Leaders, Major Contenders, Emerging Players and/or Star Performers. The 2015 healthcare payer BPO Market Leadersbased on their market successes and delivery capabilitiesare Accenture, Cognizant, Dell and Xerox.
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The Affordable Care Act is having a tremendous impact on the healthcare payer BPO market, but other factors are shaping the market as well, said Rajesh Ranjan, partner at Everest Group. Federal and state-level regulations are playing an increased role in healthcare payer BPO, as are measures to control fraud, waste and abuse. The result is wide windows of opportunity for BPO service providers to help payers who want to streamline operations, reduce costs, speed their time to market with new service plans, and use data analytics to reduce risk.
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Everest Group, an advisor to business leaders on the next generation of global services, has a worldwide reputation for helping Global 1000 firms improve performance by optimizing back- and middle-office business services. Through practical consulting, original research and industry resource services, Everest Group helps clients maximize value from delivery strategies, talent and sourcing models, technologies and management approaches. Visit http://www.everestgrp.com and research.everestgrp.com.
Fast-growing lead generation company ReviMedia, Inc has launched the innovative consumer portal HomeSafety.com, allowing online users to obtain quotes directly from national and local dealers. By introducing this new lead gen outlet, ReviMedia is strengthening its position as a leader in the home security vertical.
The demand for security products and systems is on a steady rise: The industry has an estimated 6.3 percent annual growth rate, which is projected to reach $ 19.9 billion by 2016. Electronic access control systems, as well as mechanical and electromechanical locks are especially driving the growth of the sector (Freedonia Group, 2012).
Given the high growth of the home security industry and the increasing demand for home security products, ReviMedia decided to increase its investments in this lead generation vertical by launching HomeSafety.com. The company has been active in the home security vertical since July 2013 when it purchased home security assets from N2O Marketing. HomeSafety.com reflects the further expansion of ReviMedia in the industry, and allows the company to further assert its position as a major player in home security lead generation.
HomeSafety is a home security consumer portal with which ReviMedia offers full suite lead gen activities including click products and click-to-call to generate direct consumer calls for clients. A big part of the strategy behind HomeSafety.com is to support the promotion of local dealers. So far, ReviMedia has provided leads to over 300 local dealers, and the number of partners is growing steadily.
There is a massive need in the home security industry for qualified leads, especially among local dealers. Thanks to our sophisticated real-time lead verification and scoring technology, we are able to offer home security dealers what they are looking for: highly interested prospects. HomeSafety.com will help us grow our footprint in home security lead generation, and to become a major player in this industry,” said CEO Frans Van Hulle.
ReviMedia has recently been acknowledged by the prestigious Inc 500 list as one of the Americas fastest growing companies, a position it has achieved thanks to its continuous investment into optimizing lead generation processes. The company offers proprietary technology to generate, score and verify leads in milliseconds, therefore increasing lead quality for its partners.
“We’re excited to add another revenue channel with HomeSafety.com to our mix, said Matt Curtis, Director of Business Development at Defender Security Company. HomeSafety.com click listings are innovative in the way consumers educate themselves, and compare, and purchase home security systems. With this product, we hope to see aggressive revenue growth with ReviMedia through their HomeSafety.com product offerings in 2015.”
ReviMedia is a fast-growing lead generation company, offering a sophisticated lead exchange with its proprietary platform LXP. This full-service platform includes a suite of innovative tools providing the newest technology in lead scoring and verification, therefore guaranteeing high lead quality. ReviMedia, a member of Leads Council, operates in a wide range of verticals within the insurance, automotive and home security industries, and owns exclusive domains including BestQuotes.com and AutoComparison.com. ReviMedia is based in New York, NY and has been listed on the prestigious Inc.500 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.
TROY Group Inc., a worldwide leader in the printing and management of security documents, is now an office supplies provider with an assortment of new products to fulfill office needs.
TROY offers customer favorite office supply categories including paper, writing supplies, janitorial, break room products, desktop supplies, mailroom & shipping and more at the competitive pricing customers expect. In addition, there is a full ink and toner assortment available for popular printer models like HP, Epson, Brother, and Lexmark to cover all printing needs.
TROYs specialty security printing products including application software, security printing hardware and specialized consumables for securely printing checks, money orders, transcripts, prescriptions and other important documents are also available.
With over 3500 unique stocked items, shoppers will find an ideal selection of the products they rely on every day in an easy-to-shop format from their favorite national brands, as well as an assortment of trusted value brands including Alera, Innovera, Universal, Boardwalk, and Windsoft.
With over 20 nationwide distribution warehouses, TROY offers same or next business day shipment, with delivery in 1 to 3 business days.
Were entering into a new era at TROY, said Larry Landtiser, Executive Vice President and General Manager of TROY Security Printing Solutions. That means expanding our offerings, and office supplies is a great addition to our business that can open a lot of doors for our future.
To learn more about TROYs office products or to place an order, visit http://storeus.troygroup.com/.
About TROY Group, Inc.
TROY Group, Inc. (TROY) is a worldwide leader of secure on-demand printing solutions. TROY solutions manage, secure and simplify end-to-end enterprise printing environments. TROY offers application software, security printing hardware and specialized consumables for securely printing checks, money orders, transcripts, prescriptions and other important documents. TROY solutions are used by small and medium size businesses as well as large enterprises and governmental organizations to manage fraud, operational risk and comply with government regulations related to protecting information privacy. As a Platinum Solutions Partner to HP, TROY is the only company in the world authorized by HP to enhance HP printers and consumables for use in secure printing workflows. Only TROY MICR and Security printers and HP compatible MICR Toner cartridges are certified by HP for quality and reliability. We sell and service our products to major corporations, banks, key government accounts and distributors worldwide. Visit TROY at http://www.troygroup.com
Scottsdale, Ariz. and Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) February 11, 2015
Scenario Learning, a leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for workplaces and schools, announces a new partnership with the Arizona Municipal Risk Retention Pool (AMRRP). AMRRP has licensed the SafePersonnel Online Staff Training System from Scenario Learning for its 76 member municipalities, whose employees can now use the program free of charge.
The SafePersonnel Online Staff Training System makes staff training more efficient by delivering a comprehensive library of expert-authored courses on essential workplace safety topics, including Sexual Harassment; Discrimination; Personal Protective Equipment; Diversity Awareness; Drug Free Workplace; Workplace Violence Prevention and many more. The online system allows managers to easily assign training to staff, automatically track training completions and recieve reports that show who hasnt completed assignments, allowing for timely follow up. Employees also gain the flexibility that online training provides, permitting them to conveniently complete training from any Web-enabled computer, tablet or phone.
“The SafePersonnel Staff Training System provides our members with access to important safety and HR training, said Ed Bantel, program administrator for AMRRP. The system also automatically tracks compliance and policy acceptance, which was a big factor in our decision.
AMRRP is a collective self-insurance pool that provides insurance coverage and services to Arizona cities and towns, helping to reduce losses and liability exposure. Safety is a top priority for the Pool, and by providing the SafePersonnel Online Staff Training System, members now have access to a variety of high-quality staff training that is proven to reduce staff injuries and claims.
AMRRP full-line member municipalities that would like to get started with SafePersonnel Training should call 1.800.434.0154 or email info(at)safepersonnel(dot)com.
About Scenario Learning
Scenario Learning is a leading developer of award-winning safety and compliance solutions that help create safer schools and workplaces. The companys web-based product portfolio includes solutions for staff training, bullying/incident reporting, accident reporting, and SDS management for the education and business markets. Scenario Learning is experiencing record-setting growth, serving thousands of school districts, colleges, insurance providers, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit http://www.scenariolearning.com. Connect with us on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/scenariolearning.
AMRRP is a municipally owned and governed risk pool servicing 85% of the municipalities in Arizona. AMRRP started by offering specialized manuscript P&C coverage in 1987 and then added Workers Compensation in 1997. AMRRP provides claims expertise, customized loss control services as well as proactive consulting services to help members with employment, public safety, and land use issues. The SafePersonnel Online Staff Training System has been thoroughly integrated into their loss control program and has been wildly successful with AMRRP members whose employees have already completed thousands of courses! For more information about AMRRP please visit our website at http://www.AMRRP.org.
Mario Henry, author, Financial Services Professional, and ex-NFL athlete, has completed his first book How to Hire Your House: an informative and innovative guidebook to finding the way out of the labyrinth of loans, paying out too much interest, and taxes.
On what his inspiration was to write this book, author Mario Henry said, I had to retire at 28 years old from a failed NFL career. A few years later I saw guys who had successful NFL careers broke 5-10 years after they played. My inspiration to write the book is the fact that I see a huge problem with the average American ability to retire in the future. Pensions are disappearing and now the middle class is having to gamble on the stock market using 401ks for their retirement. It is not built as a standalone way to retire and it is a house of cards and my generation will be working in their 80′s and 90′s. Hire Your House can be a monumental paradigm shift that will be a life changer for millions.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Mario Henrys poignant work is a powerfully written guidebook that will lead the reader through the proper handling of mortgages and home equity with aims at allowing the reader to truly retire and not run out of savings.
In How to Hire Your House, author Mario Henry asks the reader, Do you want to know about the proper handling of mortgages and home equity? Do you wonder if it is ever possible to truly retire and not run out of savings? Here, at last, is a comprehensive and simplified account that will enlighten you. This book is your map to find the way out of this labyrinth of loans, paying out too much interest, and taxes. A lamp that will light the path to your happiness in plucking the golden apple of your life: a house! You will discover the power of ultimate leverageread this book and reconstruct a future that could potentially pay you perpetually tax-free!
Readers who wish to experience this invaluable work can purchase How to Hire Your House at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.
About Page Publishing
Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors books, including distribution in the worlds largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.
Fowler Bell PLLC is pleased to announce that William G. Francis is a new member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).
The NADN is a professional association whose membership consists of attorneys distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution, and by their commitment to methods of alternative dispute resolution.
Visit the NADN.com for more information on the academy.
William G. Francis is Of Counsel in the firms Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Insurance, Commercial & Business Law and Education Law Groups, with a focus on mediation, insurance defense, insurance coverage, professional liability, personal injury, civil litigation and education law. Mr. Francis has represented clients in Eastern Kentucky for over 40 years and served as Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court appointed by Governor Beshear. In addition, Mr. Francis has received membership into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).
About Fowler Bell PLLC
Fowler Bell is Kentuckys commercial, bankruptcy and litigation law firm known for finding practical solutions to complex matters. Based in Lexington, it serves business clients throughout the Commonwealth and the U.S. It is known for handling complicated financial matters, especially in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor rights, complex litigation and mediation, insurance defense, real estate and collections.
Beyond their substantial experience and professional expertise, Fowlers attorneys are widely respected for their integrity, responsiveness and wise counsel. They take a no-nonsense approach to finding solutions and resolving conflicts. They offer guidance, reassurance and results to clients facing tough business or personal challenges.
Fowler Bell PLLC is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.
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