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Tigerlily Foundation Hosts Historic Young Women’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities Listening Summit

Tigerlily Foundation Hosts Historic Young Women’s Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities Listening Summit

Tigerlily Foundation is leading the charge to make an impact on MBC related concerns and young women of color, by hosting the first ever Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities Listening Summit on March 20, 2019. This unique forum gave young women of color a platform that was different from the norm - they voiced their needs as the experts, while industry, healthcare and policymakers listened. - June 28, 2019 - Tigerlily Foundation

MARC Applauds PAID Act’s Introduction in the Senate

Bipartisan, Commonsense Legislation Aims to Reform the Broken Medicare Secondary Payer Process. - June 27, 2019 - Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Asks CMS to Release “Summary Data” on PBM Medicare Spread Pricing Activity

SCPC Thanks CMS for Curtailing PBM Medicaid Spread Pricing; Time for Similar Medicare Transparency. - June 27, 2019 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

My Brother’s Birdies Golf Classic to Benefit My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother’s Birdies Golf Classic to Benefit My Brother’s Keeper

Charity Golf Event to Benefit Boys & Young Men of Color. - June 25, 2019 - My Brother’s Birdies Charity Golf Classic

Population Health Alliance Announces 2019 Innovation Summit and Capitol Caucus in Washington, D.C.

Improving Health Through Financial Security: The Common Denominator Across Social Determinants and Populations - June 21, 2019 - Population Health Alliance

MITA Testifies at HHS Public Meeting: Provisional CMS Coverage of FDA-Approved Technologies Will Spur Clinical Innovation

MITA Testifies at HHS Public Meeting: Provisional CMS Coverage of FDA-Approved Technologies Will Spur Clinical Innovation

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) today affirmed its view that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should grant provisional coverage to new technologies that have Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for two years to validate the reasonableness and... - June 20, 2019 - Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance

NAFA, the National Association for Fixed Annuities, Recognizes Legislators and Leaders for Commitment to Improving Retirement Landscape

NAFA, the National Association for Fixed Annuities, Recognizes Legislators and Leaders for Commitment to Improving Retirement Landscape

In an effort to highlight the tremendous work being done to protect and promote fixed annuity products and advocate for the value of annuities as part of a comprehensive retirement plan, NAFA, the National Association for Fixed Annuities, presented awards of recognition to two legislators and a... - June 19, 2019 - NAFA, National Association for Fixed Annuities

Kidney Care Partners Addresses Growing Kidney Disease Epidemic with Comprehensive Roadmap for the Future of Care in the United States

Kidney Care First framework offers renewed vision for quality care across the continuum, from disease prevention to dialysis innovation to improved organ transplant access. - June 17, 2019 - Kidney Care Partners

Business & Community Leaders United at a Summit in Arizona to Advocate Global Civility

Business & Community Leaders United at a Summit in Arizona to Advocate Global Civility

The third annual Productive Business Summit was held in Phoenix, Arizona on June 8, 2019. In addition to workshops re: how to be more productive and awards to small businesses that are productive, the audience celebrated Phoenix Civility Day with a proclamation issued by new Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. Phoenix is the latest municipality to take part in an international campaign by iChange Nations to encourage more civil behavior in society. - June 15, 2019 - Denise Meridith

Procurated Announces $2.5M Seed Funding

Public sector peer review platform backed by Limerick Hill LLC and MayFive Holdings, Inc. - June 13, 2019 - Procurated

As CMS Curtails PBM “Spread Pricing” in Medicaid, SCPC Says Similar Medicare Abuses Require Scrutiny and Transparent Data Release

National Long Term Care (LTC) Pharmacy Group Urges CMS to Release Medicare Spread Pricing “Summary” Data. - June 12, 2019 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

Two Weeks Until North America’s Leading Soldier Modernization Conference – Future Soldier Technology USA 2019

Two Weeks Until North America’s Leading Soldier Modernization Conference – Future Soldier Technology USA 2019

SMi reports: Two weeks to go until the Future Soldier Technology USA conference, taking place in Arlington, Virginia on June 24th-25th 2019. - June 10, 2019 - SMi Group

BWHI Joins Congressman Jimmy Gomez and Senator Patty Murray to Introduce the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2019

BWHI Joins Congressman Jimmy Gomez and Senator Patty Murray to Introduce the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2019

Today, The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) joined Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) to introduce the Jeanette Acosta Invest in Women’s Health Act of 2019. The legislation would expand access to preventive, lifesaving women’s health screenings... - June 07, 2019 - Black Women's Health Imperative

Chef Koochooloo Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation

Chef Koochooloo Awarded Competitive Grant from the National Science Foundation

Chef Koochooloo wins a competitive grant from the National Science Foundation and invitations from the French and Swiss governments to pilot the idea in Europe. It teaches kids healthy eating from around the world, and infuses STEAM concepts through lessons. It is an example of how schools and policy makers can improve ethnically diverse students’ success via culturally responsive teaching, with education programs and technologies using knowledge, attitudes and skills for inclusive classrooms. - June 01, 2019 - Chef Koochooloo

Less Than 4 Weeks to Go Until the Future Soldier Technology USA Conference

Less Than 4 Weeks to Go Until the Future Soldier Technology USA Conference

SMi Reports: Registration closes in less than 4 weeks for the Future Soldier Technology USA conference, taking place on June 24th-25th in Arlington. - May 30, 2019 - SMi Group

Kidney Community Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Senate Legislation to Improve and Expand Access to Kidney Care Treatments and Improve Quality of Life

The Chronic Kidney Disease Improvement in Research and Treatment Act of 2019 (S. 1676) was introduced by Senators Ben Cardin and Roy Blunt. - May 28, 2019 - Kidney Care Partners

Upcoming Summer Roadshow for Traveling Tailors at My Custom Tailor

Upcoming Summer Roadshow for Traveling Tailors at My Custom Tailor

Schedule an appointment with a Master Tailor at any one of the major cities My Custom Tailor is visiting in the coming months; Cities include major FL cities as well as NY, TX, IL, MD, DC & more. - May 28, 2019 - My Custom Tailor

Alliance Opposes Legislation to Roll Back Site Neutral Reforms

H.R. 2552 threatens to raise healthcare costs for patients and taxpayers, fuel consolidation, and decrease transparency. - May 24, 2019 - Alliance For Site Neutral Payment Reform

Rose Only Colorado Hospital Continuing to Earn Straight A's from Leapfrog Group

Rose Medical Center is one of 41 hospitals nationwide to continue earning straight A's from The Leapfrog Group. - May 22, 2019 - Rose Medical Center

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Disappointed CMS Failed to Eliminate DIR Fees

SCPC Reiterates Need to Protect LTC Pharmacy, Seniors from Unintended Consequences of Drug Pricing Reforms. - May 21, 2019 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association Releases Statement on State's Rights Act

National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association Releases Statement on State's Rights Act

Following is a statement from National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association regarding the STATES Act: H.R. 2093/S.1028, known as the “STATES Act,” will perpetuate an unintended consequence, detrimental to U.S. transportation safety, which has been protected by the Omnibus Act for... - May 18, 2019 - National Drug & Alcohol Screening Association

APTQI Commends Introduction of Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act (H.R. 2802) in House of Representatives

Bipartisan bill addresses the physical therapist professional shortage by enabling physical therapists to participate in the National Health Service Corps student loan repayment program. - May 18, 2019 - Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation

Gregory J. Paul, MA Celebrated as a Prominent Business Leader for Two Consecutive Years by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication

Gregory J. Paul, MA of Silver Spring, Maryland has been celebrated as a Prominent Business Leader for two consecutive years, 2018 and 2019, by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for his outstanding contributions and success for over 50 years in the healthcare field. About Gregory J. - May 18, 2019 - Strathmore Worldwide

Bringing Together Arts and Community Development; Landex Balances Development, Growth and the Arts

Bringing Together Arts and Community Development; Landex Balances Development, Growth and the Arts

The vision of the Gateway Arts District is taking form with the opening of Studio 3807, located at 3807 Rhode Island Avenue in Brentwood, MD. The Gateway Arts District was founded in 2001 to create an attractive and inclusive community to develop an art space designed to support artists' living and working. The goal of the Gateway Arts District is to promote the arts. Today there are over 500 artists living, working and exhibiting in the state’s largest arts district. - May 17, 2019 - Landex Development

US Secretary of the Navy Honorable Richard V. Spencer Visits Fairbanks Morse’s Beloit Facility

US Secretary of the Navy Honorable Richard V. Spencer Visits Fairbanks Morse’s Beloit Facility

Secretary recognizes the significant impact Fairbanks Morse workforce has on the US Navy. - May 17, 2019 - Fairbanks Morse

CMS' Announcement of Capacity Policy and New Bidding Window Date Earns Applause from Industry Leaders, Allows More Time to Educate Bidders

Defining the capacity policy brings long-overdue clarity to how bidders’ capacity affects the Single Payment Amounts (SPAs). The 60-day bidding window will open on July 16, giving potential bidders and suppliers of durable medical equipment (DME) more time to understand the major changes coming to Round 2021 of the competitive bidding program. - May 16, 2019 - CQRC

Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSFA) Brings Active Shooter Awareness to Kansas City

Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSFA) Brings Active Shooter Awareness to Kansas City

Homeland Security Foundation of America (HSFA) announces it will host an active shooter town hall meeting in Kansas City, Missouri, with keynote speaker from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Protective Security Advisor (PSA) team. - May 16, 2019 - Homeland Security Foundation of America

XTIVIA Launches remoteCRM to Provide On-Demand Salesforce Admin Services

XTIVIA Launches remoteCRM to Provide On-Demand Salesforce Admin Services

XTIVIA has just launched remoteCRM.com to provide on-demand Salesforce admin services to meet the market’s growing need for intelligent customer relationship success. remoteCRM’s certified professionals help companies using Salesforce to implement, integrate, migrate and update with on-call expertise that supplements in-house staffing. - May 15, 2019 - XTIVIA, Inc.

Book Claims Trump, Authoritarianism, Capitalism Made Worse by Sex on the Wrong Brain

Book Claims Trump, Authoritarianism, Capitalism Made Worse by Sex on the Wrong Brain

In “Sex On The Wrong Brain,” author Ard Falten throws a monkey wrench into the nature vs. nurture debate on human behavior and blames many of humanity’s problems on the diversion of reproductive urges to wrong parts of the brain. - May 14, 2019 - Ard Falten

Ultimatum Inc. and iDEAQUEST Launch #Care4Us Campaign for Mental Health Month

Ultimatum Inc. and iDEAQUEST Launch #Care4Us Campaign for Mental Health Month

This May, Ultimatum Inc. and iDEAQUEST are inviting people to share their personal stories around mental health and wellness using the hashtag #Care4Us. Each post on Twitter that uses the hashtag #Care4Us will activate a donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The first $500 in donations will be matched by the Ultimatum campaign sponsor, iDEAQUEST. - May 13, 2019 - Ultimatum Inc.

Worldwide Agency Appoints Former DHS Consultant Timothy Sumer as Its New CEO

Worldwide Agency Appoints Former DHS Consultant Timothy Sumer as Its New CEO

Worldwide Agency, Inc. announced today that its board of trustees has unanimously chosen Timothy Sumer as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer. Sumer, who previously served as a senior consultant to the Department of Homeland Security, will begin his role as the new CEO on May 8, 2019. - May 09, 2019 - Worldwide Agency

New Xcenda White Paper Discusses Why the International Pricing Index Model is Not the Answer to Reforming Medicare Part B

White Paper Highlights Impact of IPI Model on Patients and Health Care Providers - May 09, 2019 - Part B Access for Seniors and Physicians Coalition

Home Health Leaders Applaud House Introduction of Legislation to Strengthen Medicare Home Health Reforms

Partnership and NAHC commend bipartisan lawmakers for introducing legislation to refine new Medicare home health payment model. - May 09, 2019 - Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare

Linda K. Holt Honored on the Reuters Billboard in Times Square in New York City by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized)

Linda K. Holt Honored on the Reuters Billboard in Times Square in New York City by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized)

Linda K. Holt of Sterling, Virginia has been honored on the famous Reuters Billboard in Times Square in New York City by P.O.W.E.R. (Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized) for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 37 years primarily in the field of financial... - May 09, 2019 - P.O.W.E.R. Professional Organization of Women of Excellence Recognized

AMI to Attend 2019 NBAA Annual Maintenance Conference in Fort Worth, TX

(AMI) Aviation & Marketing International is ahead of the game when it comes to aviation parts and services, particularly with TFE731 engines. AMI, established in 1991 as a privately held Texas Corporation, is engaged in the brokerage and sales of turbine engines, parts, and aircraft, as well as... - May 08, 2019 - Aviation & Marketing International

Huckworthy and Boeing Complete Successful Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program

Huckworthy and Boeing Complete Successful Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Program

Huckworthy and Boeing have successfully completed the three-year US DoD Mentor-Protégé Program for Small Businesses, under which The Boeing Company has mentored Huckworthy in business and product improvements for government clients. - May 06, 2019 - Huckworthy LLC

TechFlow Announces Promotion of Mark Carter to President

TechFlow Announces Promotion of Mark Carter to President

Company’s COO has been instrumental in taking company to next level; new role will elevate his responsibilities and visibility. - May 06, 2019 - TechFlow

Mission Microwave Announces New Ka-Band Products for LEO/MEO/GEO Satellite Networks

Mission Microwave Announces New Ka-Band Products for LEO/MEO/GEO Satellite Networks

Industry’s Fastest Growing Manufacturer of High Performance, Lightweight, Solid State Power Amplifiers for Satellite Communications announces new Ka-Band products to support multiple satellite network architectures in a single terminal design. - May 03, 2019 - Mission Microwave

Kidney Care Community Commends Lawmakers for Adding Critical “KidneyX” Funding in Proposed House FY 2020 Appropriations Bill to Address Nation’s Kidney Disease Epidemic

Inclusion of $10 Million in Federal Funding Will Complement $25 Million in Private Sector Investment for Kidney Disease Research and Innovation. - May 02, 2019 - Kidney Care Partners

APTQI Unveils Updated Website, New Branding

New APTQI website serves as a vital platform for physical therapy professionals, providers, and policymakers to learn about issues that impact the physical therapy community. - May 01, 2019 - Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation

Blockchain-Based App Upheaval Uses AI to Detect Objects and Create the Next Generation Social Experience

Blockchain-Based App Upheaval Uses AI to Detect Objects and Create the Next Generation Social Experience

Users will be able to connect with users around the globe using an advanced visual search tool and a new blockchain environment. - May 01, 2019 - Upheaval

State and County Officials and Top Business Leaders Will Attend Center for Adoption Support and Education’s 2019 Growing Together Gala April 27, 2019

State and County Officials and Top Business Leaders Will Attend Center for Adoption Support and Education’s 2019 Growing Together Gala April 27, 2019

Maryland dignitaries including Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-03) will speak at the Center for Adoption Support and Education’s 2019 Growing Together Gala at Columbia Country Club in Chevy Chase, Maryland, Saturday, April 27. County officials and... - April 25, 2019 - Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

Website Launched to Prepare DMEs for Medicare’s New Competitive Bidding Process

Website shows durable medical equipment suppliers how new CMS rules affect bidding for lead and non-lead items and how single payment amounts would compare to current Medicare rates. - April 17, 2019 - CQRC

The Black Women’s Health Imperative & The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Aim to Increase Impact with New Partnership

The Black Women’s Health Imperative & The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Aim to Increase Impact with New Partnership

The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) announced a strategic partnership with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. (NCBW) to address health disparities and provide more health education. - April 17, 2019 - Black Women's Health Imperative

SFATA Uncovers an Epidemic of Misinformation About Vaping

There’s an epidemic of misinformation about vaping in the United States. SFATA, the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association, wants to make sure you’re getting the truth – not just the fake facts. SFATA believes that while the FDA is busy giving adults and teens an epidemic of... - April 16, 2019 - SFATA

Startups Ignite Digital Health & Experiential Technology Cohort of 2019

Startups Ignite Digital Health & Experiential Technology Cohort of 2019

Announcing the Startups Ignite Winter/Spring Cohort Startups; Accelerating high-growth potential technology startup teams. - April 16, 2019 - Startups Ignite Ltd.

Freedom Plumbers Corp. Opens New Location in Fairfax, VA

Freedom Plumbers Corp. Opens New Location in Fairfax, VA

Freedom Plumbers, Corp. has officially announced their expansion of their sewer and drain cleaning division for both residential and commercial operations opening up a new location in Fairfax, VA. By opening up a new office serving Fairfax, Va., Freedom Plumbers plan on expanding their footprint... - April 13, 2019 - Freedom Plumbers Corp

Yorktel’s Univago HE Telehealth Platform Announced as Top 40 Finalist at the Sixth Annual Igniting Innovation 2019 Conference and Awards

Yorktel’s Univago HE Telehealth Platform Announced as Top 40 Finalist at the Sixth Annual Igniting Innovation 2019 Conference and Awards

Yorktel is pleased to announce they have been officially named as a Top 40 finalist at this year’s Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards hosted by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT... - April 12, 2019 - Yorktel

National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group Praises Grassley, Wyden Call for PBM “Spread Pricing” Probe

Cites Ohio Attorney General Yost’s Effort to Recoup Public Dollars from PBM Medicaid Managed Care Abuse. - April 11, 2019 - Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition

$10,000 SDWR Autism Service Dog Grant Awarded to 8-Year-Old Boy in Gaithersburg, MD

$10,000 SDWR Autism Service Dog Grant Awarded to 8-Year-Old Boy in Gaithersburg, MD

SDWR has awarded several grant opportunities to help families with loved ones on the Autistic Spectrum alleviate funding efforts for their very own Autism Service Dog. - April 10, 2019 - Service Dogs by SDWR

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