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Into the debate about the frequency of cancer screenings steps the Gallup Organization, whose survey shows that a majority of Americans are satisfied with how often such screenings occur. Fifty-eight percent think that Pap smears, mammograms, and other screening tests are performed often enough. Thirty-one percent say they are not done often enough, while 7 percent say they are done too often. Expert recommendations for mammograms and, more recently, the PSA test — saying that they are done too frequently — have kicked up considerable debate.... Do not expect employers to stop sponsoring health care coverage en masse because of the Affordable Care Act, says a survey of 500 companies taken by Gfk Custom Research North America. Fifty-six percent say that they will continue offering benefits even after health reform is fully in place. Only 4 percent of the largest companies are considering terminating coverage altogether.... Billing itself as the “toughest standard-bearer” when it comes to grading hospitals, the Leapfrog Group last month released its list of top hospitals. Sixty-five made the cut, the same number as last year. Leapfrog focuses mainly on three areas: patient outcomes, resources used in care, and management practices that promote safety and quality. A list of the top hospitals, and the rankings for all participating hospitals is at http://www.leapfroggroup.org.

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HAP, a subsidiary of Henry Ford Health System, is a nonprofit health plan providing coverage to individuals, companies and organizations. This executive develops strategies to meet membership and revenue targets through products, pricing, market segmentation and advertising.  Aligns business among Business Development, Commercial Sales, Medicare and Public Sector Programs and Product Development. Seeks to enhance and be responsible for business development and expansion through the development of an effective product portfolio, strong interpersonal relationships and service excellence.

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