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Summer 2011

President's Message: Focusing on the Highest Utilizers

Claire Levitt Claire Levitt, President, Alicare Medical Management

As lawmakers grapple with healthcare reform, care management remains at the core as they strive to maximize patient care and healthcare costs. Alicare Medical Management has a similar stake in achieving effective care management - our focus on the highest utilizers is taking us in the right direction.

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Alicare Medical Management Enhances Patient Care with LifeWIRE® Messaging

Julie O'Brien Julie O'Brien, BSN, RN, MS, Vice President, COO, Alicare Medical Management

With as many as 20% of patients facing re-admission within 30 days of hospital discharge, Alicare Medical Management has entered a new strategic partnership with LifeWIRE® messaging. Discover how this new technology creates "win-win" outcomes for patients, providers and payers.

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Betsy Mazzoleni, RN: Keeping Her Pulse on the Patients

Betsy Mazzoleni As Alicare Medical Management's new RN Manager for 24-hour services, Betsy Mazzoleni oversees the company's Nurse Advice Line. Learn more as she shares her perspective on the challenges and joys of her job, as well as the future of the medical management industry.

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Medical Director's Notes: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Bernard M. Bettencourt, Jr. Bernard M. Bettencourt, Jr., Medical Director, Alicare Medical Management

Although colorectal cancer is one of the most treatable and preventable cancers if detected early, an estimated 147,000 Americans will be diagnosed and an estimated 56,500 will die from the disease this year. Read more to learn new procedures and innovations available to prevent this disease.

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Higher Screening Rates Can Improve Colorectal Cancer Outcomes

The No. 2 cancer killer in the United States, colorectal cancer, could get bumped down from its ranking if more people get screened. The rate of adults developing and dying from colorectal cancer has decreased, according to a new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Medical Management News

  • Linking Obesity and Advanced Breast Cancer
  • One Simple Way to Combat Diabetes
  • Studies Reveal Wellness Programs Cut Costs

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