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This project will build on the success of the originalSTEMI ACCELERATOR project, which demonstrated that collaboration between paramedics and hospitals in treating coronary attack patients resulted in shorter emergency division wait times that eventually reduced death rates. The new project will include care coordination during and after hospital discharge to greatly help improve individual compliance with follow-up care and medication adherence. We are very excited to expand the reach of effective systems of care that have been proven to save lives in sufferers with STEMI, stated Elliott Antman, American Center Association president, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical College and a senior physician in the Cardiovascular Division of the Brigham and Ladies's Medical center in Boston.The deductible for solitary in-network coverage risen to $500 from $300 in 2009 2009 and the family members deductible increased to $1000 from $600.HMO programs are shifting from 100 percent protection and fixed co-pays to coinsurance. Use of spousal eligibility limitations continues to increase.Despite the economy, employers continue to invest in wellness programs with more employers tying achievement of health goals to incentives, and also offering courses to spouses and dependents. For the first time since the survey’s start in 2004 we are seeing benefit levels and price strategies that are on par with national styles, says Rebecca McLaughlan, managing director, McGraw Wentworth.