Prepaid Health Plans: Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Deductibles and Coinsurance: Cost-sharing mechanisms that provide for payment by the insured of some portion of covered expenses. Deductibles are the amounts paid by the insured under a health insurance contract before benefits become payable; coinsurance is the provision under which the insured pays part of the medical bill, usually according to a fixed percentage, when benefits become payable.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Insurance Selection Bias: Adverse or favorable selection bias exhibited by insurers or enrollees resulting in disproportionate enrollment of certain groups of people.Competitive Medical Plans: Alternative health care delivery mechanisms, such as PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS or other health insurance services or prepaid plans (other than HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS), that meet Medicare qualifications for a risk-sharing contract. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Preferred Provider Organizations: Arrangements negotiated between a third-party payer (often a self-insured company or union trust fund) and a group of health-care providers (hospitals and physicians) who furnish services at lower than usual fees, and, in return, receive prompt payment and an expectation of an increased volume of patients.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Managed Competition: A strategy for purchasing health care in a manner which will obtain maximum value for the price for the purchasers of the health care and the recipients. The concept was developed primarily by Alain Enthoven of Stanford University and promulgated by the Jackson Hole Group. The strategy depends on sponsors for groups of the population to be insured. The sponsor, in some cases a health alliance, acts as an intermediary between the group and competing provider groups (accountable health plans). The competition is price-based among annual premiums for a defined, standardized benefit package. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)Cost Sharing: Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.United StatesHealth Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Medical Savings Accounts: Tax-exempt trusts or custodial accounts established by individuals with financial institutions for saving money for future medical expenses.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Insurance Carriers: Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Insurance Claim Review: Review of claims by insurance companies to determine liability and amount of payment for various services. The review may also include determination of eligibility of the claimant or beneficiary or of the provider of the benefit; determination that the benefit is covered or not payable under another policy; or determination that the service was necessary and of reasonable cost and quality.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Insurance Benefits: Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.Cost Control: The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Capitation Fee: A method of payment for health services in which an individual or institutional provider is paid a fixed, per capita amount without regard to the actual number or nature of services provided to each patient.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Group Purchasing: A shared service which combines the purchasing power of individual organizations or facilities in order to obtain lower prices for equipment and supplies. (From Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)Health Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Employer Health Costs: That portion of total HEALTH CARE COSTS borne by an individual's or group's employing organization.Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a competitive health insurance market.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services: Insurance providing for payment of services rendered by the pharmacist. Services include the preparation and distribution of medical products.OregonPreventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance Plans: Prepaid health and hospital insurance plan.Risk Sharing, Financial: Any system which allows payors to share some of the financial risk associated with a particular patient population with providers. Providers agree to adhere to fixed fee schedules in exchange for an increase in their payor base and a chance to benefit from cost containment measures. Common risk-sharing methods are prospective payment schedules (PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM), capitation (CAPITATION FEES), diagnosis-related fees (DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUPS), and pre-negotiated fees.Fee-for-Service Plans: Method of charging whereby a physician or other practitioner bills for each encounter or service rendered. In addition to physicians, other health care professionals are reimbursed via this mechanism. Fee-for-service plans contrast with salary, per capita, and prepayment systems, where the payment does not change with the number of services actually used or if none are used. (From Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Formularies as Topic: Works about lists of drugs or collections of recipes, formulas, and prescriptions for the compounding of medicinal preparations. Formularies differ from PHARMACOPOEIAS in that they are less complete, lacking full descriptions of the drugs, their formulations, analytic composition, chemical properties, etc. In hospitals, formularies list all drugs commonly stocked in the hospital pharmacy.Medicare Part C: The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 establishes a Medicare+Choice program under part C of Title XVIII, Section 4001, of the Social Security Act. Under this program, an eligible individual may elect to receive Medicare benefits through enrollment in a Medicare+Choice plan. Beneficiaries may choose to use private pay options, establish medical savings accounts, use managed care plans, or join provider-sponsored plans.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Gatekeeping: The controlling of access to health services, usually by primary care providers; often used in managed care settings to reduce utilization of expensive services and reduce referrals. (From BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1999)Health Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Drug Costs: The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Organizations, Nonprofit: Organizations which are not operated for a profit and may be supported by endowments or private contributions.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Physician Incentive Plans: Compensatory plans designed to motivate physicians in relation to patient referral, physician recruitment, and efficient use of the health facility.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Reimbursement, Incentive: A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.World Health Organization: A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Community Health Planning: Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)Health Care Coalitions: Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Group Practice, Prepaid: An organized group of three or more full-time physicians rendering services for a fixed prepayment.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Management Audit: Management review designed to evaluate efficiency and to identify areas in need of management improvement within the institution in order to ensure effectiveness in meeting organizational goals.Fees and Charges: Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.Health Insurance Exchanges: State-provided health insurance marketplaces established under the PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Independent Practice Associations: A partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity that enters into an arrangement for the provision of services with persons who are licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy, and dentistry, and with other care personnel. Under an IPA arrangement, licensed professional persons provide services through the entity in accordance with a mutually accepted compensation arrangement, while retaining their private practices. Services under the IPA are marketed through a prepaid health plan. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.CaliforniaHealth Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Cost Savings: Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.MassachusettsContract Services: Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act: Public Law 104-91 enacted in 1996, was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and to protect individual personal health information.Electronic Health Records: Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.National Health Insurance, United StatesPolitics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.WashingtonModels, Econometric: The application of mathematical formulas and statistical techniques to the testing and quantifying of economic theories and the solution of economic problems.Pharmaceutical Services: Total pharmaceutical services provided by qualified PHARMACISTS. In addition to the preparation and distribution of medical products, they may include consultative services provided to agencies and institutions which do not have a qualified pharmacist.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Drug Utilization Review: Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Benchmarking: Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.Reimbursement Mechanisms: Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.Technology, High-Cost: Advanced technology that is costly, requires highly skilled personnel, and is unique in its particular application. Includes innovative, specialized medical/surgical procedures as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Ownership: The legal relation between an entity (individual, group, corporation, or-profit, secular, government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as equipment, or completely a creature of law, such as a patent; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as a building.Employee Retirement Income Security Act: A 1974 Federal act which preempts states' rights with regard to workers' pension benefits and employee benefits. It does not affect the benefits and rights of employees whose employer is self-insured. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)Drugs, Generic: Drugs whose drug name is not protected by a trademark. They may be manufactured by several companies.Program Evaluation: Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.Choice Behavior: The act of making a selection among two or more alternatives, usually after a period of deliberation.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Consumer Advocacy: The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Utilization Review: An organized procedure carried out through committees to review admissions, duration of stay, professional services furnished, and to evaluate the medical necessity of those services and promote their most efficient use.Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Information Services: Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Disease Management: A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)Organizational Objectives: The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Provider-Sponsored Organizations: Entities sponsored by local hospitals, physician groups, and other licensed providers which are affiliated through common ownership or control and share financial risk whose purpose is to deliver health care services.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Financing, Personal: Payment by individuals or their family for health care services which are not covered by a third-party payer, either insurance or medical assistance.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Group Practice: Any group of three or more full-time physicians organized in a legally recognized entity for the provision of health care services, sharing space, equipment, personnel and records for both patient care and business management, and who have a predetermined arrangement for the distribution of income.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Fees, Pharmaceutical: Amounts charged to the patient or third-party payer for medication. It includes the pharmacist's professional fee and cost of ingredients, containers, etc.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Public Health Nursing: A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Health Occupations: Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.Cooperative Behavior: The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.For-Profit Insurance Plans: Health insurance plans that are intended to be for profit.Contracts: Agreements between two or more parties, especially those that are written and enforceable by law (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). It is sometimes used to characterize the nature of the professional-patient relationship.Insurance Pools: An organization of insurers or reinsurers through which particular types of risk are shared or pooled. The risk of high loss by a particular insurance company is transferred to the group as a whole (the insurance pool) with premiums, losses, and expenses shared in agreed amounts.Budgets: Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.MinnesotaChronic Disease: Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Hospitals, Voluntary: Private, not-for-profit hospitals that are autonomous, self-established, and self-supported.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Hospital-Physician Joint Ventures: A formal financial agreement made between one or more physicians and a hospital to provide ambulatory alternative services to those patients who do not require hospitalization.Mental Disorders: Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Universal Coverage: Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.Competitive Bidding: Pricing statements presented by more than one party for the purpose of securing a contract.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Insurance Claim Reporting: The design, completion, and filing of forms with the insurer.Privatization: Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.Medically Uninsured: Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.Health Facility Merger: The combining of administrative and organizational resources of two or more health care facilities.Decision Making: The process of making a selective intellectual judgment when presented with several complex alternatives consisting of several variables, and usually defining a course of action or an idea.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Interinstitutional Relations: The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.Total Quality Management: The application of industrial management practice to systematically maintain and improve organization-wide performance. Effectiveness and success are determined and assessed by quantitative quality measures.Fees, Medical: Amounts charged to the patient as payer for medical services.Organizational Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by an organization, institution, university, society, etc., from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions and positions on matters of public interest or social concern. It does not include internal policy relating to organization and administration within the corporate body, for which ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION is available.

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*  Chapter 388-865 WAC: COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH AND INVOLUNTARY TREATMENT PROGRAMS
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*  Managing Illness by Phone and E-Mail - Businessweek
... Bloomberg the Company its Products. Bloomberg. Bloomberg Business. Industry Products. Bloomberg Government. Video. Global. Businessweek. Video. In hopes of large savings, health plans and specialized service vendors have developed a raft of new disease-management programs to help people suffering from chronic conditions. Some large health plans, including Kaiser Permanente and United Healthcare, have developed in-house programs to better manage patients with certain diseases. Virtually all health plans now have at least one program in place, up from a third only five years ago, according to Susan Pisano, a spokesperson for the American Association of Health Plans, a managed-care industry trade association. Bob Stone, executive vice-president with American Healthways, a pioneering disease-management company, estimates that spending on such programs in 2002 will total $675 million -- and eventually could rise to $20 billion annually. Some investors have high hopes for entrepreneurial companies that have sp...
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*  New Health Care Markets Coming - News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
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*  Business of Life: The Continuing Trainwreck
Novitas Solutions, the company hired to build the back-end payment systems of Healthcare.gov which is still not built is notorious in Dallas anyway for paying out Medicare claims to hospitals late and not at all to one Dallas hospital forcing employees to go without pay for weeks. Only half of the two million people claimed to have enrolled in Obamacare have paid their premium. Unless its fixed hospitals will drop out, patients will go untreated, people will lose coverage and people will go broke. ' They had no idea if my insurance was active or not!': Obamacare confusion reigns as frustrated patients walk out of hospitals without treatment. And — surprise, surprise — it’s already baked into the law. By cutting $716 billion from future Medicare funding over the next decade and rewarding the hospitals that spend the least on seniors, the Obama health law will make these procedures hard to get and less safe. The Obama health law creates two new entitlements for people under age 65 – subsidies to buy private hea...
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*  Print Article for the National Catholic Register
... Daily News. Fact Check: Bishops' Conference Answers White House Claims About Contraception Mandate. Countering 'a set of false and misleading claims,' USCCB rejects official spin. BY THE EDITORS. Posted 2/7/12 at 1:03 PM. WASHINGTON Amid mounting criticism of the Obama administration policy of forcing religious employers to provide contraception and sterilization in health-care coverage, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the following response to a Feb. 2 post on the White House blog. The Register wishes to provide the entire statement:. The Obama administration, to justify its widely criticized mandate for contraception and sterilization coverage in private health plans, has posted a set of false and misleading claims on the White House blog Health Reform, Preventive Services, and Religious Institutions, February 1. In what follows, each White House claim is quoted with a response. Claim : Churches are exempt from the new rules: Churches and other houses of worship will be exempt from t...
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*  Center for Hope and Healing
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*  VM - Al Schubert to Lead VSP Vision Care’s New Health Plan and Public Exchanges Business Unit
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*  .. OPINION: A sobering lesson about prevention
By all accounts, Kaiser Permanente a non-profit healthcare insurer and provider in the United States is one of the best performing health care systems in the world. Shouldn’t it follow then, that its health plan members fare better as a population in terms of their health status? Not quite. Indeed, across the 39 health care delivery indicators set out by a national healthcare quality council in the U.S.A., Kaiser Permanente’s health system is among the best performers, and is in 1 st place for 11 of the 39 indicators. The second was their validation of this theory with empirical data. They presented a series of charts showing the geographic distribution of the incidence of risk factors for disease obesity, hypertension as well as disease diabetes amongst plan members in a state. This one is shows the diabetes “hot spots” and “cold spots” by geography:. Two regions adjacent to each other displayed diametrically opposite rates of diabetes. So what was the difference between these? It wasn’t the quality of the h...
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*  How can I be sure my health plan will pay my hospital bill?Baylor Scott & White Health
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*  Will The Net Be The Death Of Managed Care? - Businessweek
Will The Net Be The Death Of Managed Care. - Businessweek. Bloomberg the Company its Products. Bloomberg. Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Company. Careers. Financial Products. Service Center. Bloomberg Business. Bloomberg Radio. Industry Products. Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Media Services. Bloomberg Content Service. Facebook. News. Video. Global. Businessweek. Stocks. Video. 10, you note the continuing problems that managed-care companies will have, and you then conclude that the Internet will help the companies' bottom lines by improving inefficiencies. While that may be true, in fact, the Internet will play a much larger role in the fate of managed-care companies: It will bury them. Human resources departments will be inundated with demands for more choice in health plans. Eventually, America's large corporations will shift their health plans f...
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*  Health Integrated
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*  Employee Benefits & Work/Life - Employee Benefits & Work/Life - Ithaca College
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*  Employee Benefits & Work/Life - Employee Benefits & Work/Life - Ithaca College
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*  Learn More About Employee Benefits And ERISA Law in Scranton, Iowa | OpenJurist
Learn More About Employee Benefits And ERISA Law in Scranton, Iowa. OpenJurist. Opinions US Code Legal Practice Area. Legal Research Learn the Law Find a Lawyer. Learn More About Employee Benefits And ERISA Law in Scranton, Iowa. Not your state. Home. employee benefits and erisa law. iowa. scranton. Scranton is a city in Greene County, Iowa, United States. The population was 604 at the 2000 census. Employee Benefits And Erisa Law Lawyers In Scranton Iowa. What is employee benefits and ERISA law. ERISA requires plans to provide participants with plan information including important information about plan features and funding; provides fiduciary responsibilities for those who manage and control plan assets; requires plans to establish a grievance and appeals process for participants to get benefits from their plans; and gives participants the right to sue for benefits and breaches of fiduciary duty. Attorneys may represent employees or they may represent the company in the design, preparation, and review of pla...
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*  Employee Benefits | News | HR Tools | XpertHR.com
Employee Benefits. News. HR Tools. XpertHR.com. Employee Benefits. Employee Compensation. HR Strategy, Management and the Law. Workplace Risks - Health, Safety, Security. Employee Benefits. Adoption Assistance, Benefits Administration, Commuter ... Employee Compensation. Employee Health. Employee Management. HR Management. Employment Law: Quick Tools. The IRS has launched a helpful new resource on its website chock full of information for employers that qualify as applicable large employers ALEs under the Affordable Care Act - ACA Information Center for Applicable Large Employers ALEs. The decisions in two related cases could set up another Supreme Court challenge involving the Affordable Care Act ACA as they conflict with all other federal appellate court rulings on the issue. The IRS has issued draft 2015 Instructions for Forms 1094-C and 1095-C, which employers are required to complete and file with the IRS to report on the terms and conditions of the health care coverage offered to their employees, as req...
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*  NBC News talks to businesses about employer mandate, finds most cutting hours | United Liberty | Fre
NBC News talks to businesses about employer mandate, finds most cutting hours. United Liberty. United Liberty. Home Media Center Subscribe to Today in Liberty. NBC News talks to businesses about employer mandate, finds most cutting hours. Despite the one-year delay of ObamaCare s employer mandate , businesses still say provision to be a headache for them and their employees. NBC News recently talked to nearly 20 business owners, finding that nearly all of them say the employer mandate is forcing them to cut employees hours : NBC News spoke with almost 20 small businesses and other entities from Maine to California, and almost all said that because of the new law they’d be cutting back hours for some employees – an unintended consequence of the new law. But said that many small businesses have very small profit margins and that while he already provides health insurance to senior employees, offering health insurance to many more workers would require him to pass a significant price increase on to his customers...
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*  UT System Employee Benefits Newsletter: January 2010
... Featured Resources New Living Well Health Manager Video Content Source A new content source is being added which is comprised of approximately 2000 concise videos covering a broad range of health and wellness subjects, all created and reviewed by the expert clinical team from WebMD. Take a look at some of the videos today at Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD. Expanded Breadth for Health Topics at Living Well Health Manager powered by WebMD Covering a broad cross-section of conditions, procedures, and other information, Health Topics organizes information by topic including relevant articles, tools, and resources whether provided by WebMD or UT System. Archives View past issues of our UT System Office of Employee Benefits: A Matter of Health: Connecting Work Life- Newsletters Health Newsletters The Pulse UT System Office of Health Affairs. Insurance Insights UT SELECT Prescription Aggregate Drug Data: September 1, 2008 August 31, 2009 UT SELECT Medical for benefits eligible employees, retirees a...
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*  UT System Employee Benefits Newsletter: August 2009
... the new Living Well Health Manager, powered by WebMD available to all UT SELECT members. Complete the WebMD HealthQuotient HQ health risk assessment by August 14, 2009 to automatically receive a cool, eco-friendly stainless steel Living Well Health Manager, powered by WebMD water bottle while supplies last to help you stay hydrated. Living Well Health Manager, Powered by WebMD We know good health is important to you and your family. That s why Effective July 1, 2009, the University of Texas System UT SELECT plan will offers you a great new resource called the Living Well Health Manager, powered by WebMD. Archives View past issues of our UT System Office of Employee Benefits: A Matter of Health: Connecting Work Life- Newsletters Health Newsletters The Pulse UT System Office of Health Affairs. Retirement Corner Retirement Program Education Videos The University of Texas System is pleased to present a series of new education presentations to assist you in your retirement and financial planning. Living Well ...
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*  Columnists | Employee Benefit News
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*  Peel & Holland | Insurance, Risk Consulting & Employee Benefits
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*  Medical Xpress - employee benefits
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*  UT System Employee Benefits Newsletter
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*  UT System Employee Benefits Newsletter
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... Office of Employee Benefits. Free programs to keep you healthy in 2012 The University of Texas System is committed to making 2012 happier and healthier for all of our members. Free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Program available to all UT SELECT members Every year in the U.S. The University of Texas System is committed to helping smokers quit by offering our UT SELECT medical covered members with Free Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Programs, Pharmaceutical Therapy and Nicotine Replacement Therapy NRT . Using these pharmaceutical therapy and nicotine replacement therapy NRT in conjunction with professional counseling can double your chances of quitting for good. - Nicotine Transdermal System: 90-day supply in any 365-day period. Learn more about medications to help you quit. Free Preventive Care and Services – The UT SELECT Medical has always offered robust preventive care benefits including 100% preventive colonoscopy and no cost immunizations for children under 6 years of age. Learn more at our Living Well Healt...
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*  Health Insurance Premiums Rocket | The Fix
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*  N of One Selected by Life Technologies to Provide Valuable Employee Benefit Molecular Diagnostics
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*  Benzinga: Former CVS Caremark chairman says employer mandate delay only adds confusion to marketplac
benzinga former cvs caremark chairman says employer mandate delay only adds confusion to marketplace click to print email this close benzinga former cvs caremark chairman says employer mandate delay only adds confusion to marketplace by michael johnsen new york the obama administration s delay in implementing a key healthcare provision in only serves to add confusion around the overall package especially as individuals will still be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty mac crawford crawford ross partner and former cvs caremark chairman told benzinga wednesday in the end it takes one possible insurance marketplace out of play for individuals at least til he said crawford didn t speculate as to whether a delay on the individual mandate would follow the employer mandate delay implementing the reform with the employer mandate will make it more difficult for individuals update a previous version of this article stated crawford as former ceo of cvs caremark the company has informed us he was chairman w...
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*  Search Results for "Griffin York Krause Employee Benefits"
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*  Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging Employee Benefits and Perks
Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Employee Benefits and Perks Employee Benefits and Perks. Welcome to the Employees Resource Page, on which you will find information about various benefits and perks available to employees in the Martinos Center. As always, feel free to drop us a line with any comments or suggestions about the page. MBTA Passes. Discounted MBTA passes are available to Martinos Center employees. To sign up for the pass program, visit the Peoplesoft website and navigate to Self-Service Payroll and Compensation MBTA Pass Enrollment. Then contact Carol Barnstead to let her know that you've signed up PLEASE NOTE: Carol can only assist Martinos Center employess with MBTA passes. The passes are usually available on the fourth Thursday of the month. Carol picks up and distributes them; she will e-mail you to tell you when you can drop by to pick up your pass. Please note that MBTA Pass Enrollment is available only to people who are paid by MGH. Many of those at the Martinos Center have MGH appoi...
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*  NFIB Letter in Support of Delaying the Individual and Employer Mandates | NFIB
NFIB Letter in Support of Delaying the Individual and Employer Mandates. NFIB. National Federation of Independent Business. Why NFIB. NFIB Letter in Support of Delaying the Individual and Employer Mandates Author: Caitlin M Date: October 29, 2013. Senate The Capitol, S-230 Washington, D.C. Dear Senators McConnell and Coats: On behalf of the National Federation of Independent Business NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, I am writing in strong support of your legislation, S.1488, which would delay the individual and employer mandates until 2015. The delay would alleviate confusion for small-business owners, self-employed individuals and small-business employees. Delaying problematic provisions provides temporary relief for individuals and small businesses, while also validating the underlying problems inherent in the law and its implementation. Perhaps most importantly, delay of these provisions provides Congress additional time to correct problematic provisions in the law. In NFIB ...
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*  Benzinga: Former CVS Caremark chairman says employer mandate delay only adds confusion to marketplac
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*  Employee Health Registered Nurse / RN job - DCH Health System - Tuscaloosa, AL | Indeed.com
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*  "The buzz is all around voluntary" | Employee Benef
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*  Denise L. Atwood on HHS | JD Supra
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*  Those 'aging off' parents' health coverage face a conundrum | HeraldNet.com - Local News
Those 'aging off' parents' health coverage face a conundrum. HeraldNet.com - Local News. News. Jobs. Local news. Calendar. Local news. Everett. Lynnwood. Calendar. Calendar. Health. They will both be "aging off" of their parents' health insurance plans this year and their employers do not provide health insurance. They will both be "aging off" of their parents' health insurance plans this year and their employers do not provide health insurance. Hatch now gets health care through her mom's insurance, provided by the Lake Stevens School District. 1, she and 113,000 other uninsured people in Snohomish County will be able to shop for insurance through the state's new health insurance exchange. The online service will allow consumers to shop and compare prices and benefits from nine health insurance plans, much like online shopping for new cell phones and cars. "If people have employer-sponsored health insurance, most don't have to do anything." Individual insurance plans also will be available that aren't listed...
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*  Employers should focus on cost of poor employee health | BenefitsPro
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« DEET-Resistant Mosquitoes Can Pass Trait to Offspring. Evanston, IL Passes Pesticide Reduction Policy ». 14 May Organic Corporate Gardens Is the New Trend in Employee Benefits Beyond Pesticides, May 14, 2010 As the current economic climate forces spending cuts on health benefits, salaries, and bonuses, many companies are offering their employees a trendy new perk: an organic corporate garden. The New York Times reports that dozens of companies from various industries have started or plan to start organic gardens for their employees. Employees may spend a few lunch breaks planting, weeding, and watering, in exchange for all the fresh beans, tomatoes, and zucchini they want. Some of these gardens also supply the company cafeteria, or the local food bank. Companies have put container gardens on rooftops, converted former smoking areas, or simply dug into the office park lawns. In some cases employees lobbied for a garden in others it was a manager that decided to create one. It may come as no surprise that fam...
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*  Somerset health plan board member steps down amid premium increase, uncertainty over trust fund bal
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*  .. Conservative group looks to sue Obama administration over employer mandate delay
In the News Religious Liberty Sanctity of Life Marriage Family Bench Bar Global Miscellaneous Conservative group looks to sue Obama administration over employer mandate delay. Daily Caller : A conservative watchdog group is looking for plaintiffs to sue the Obama administration for delaying Obamacare’s “employer mandate” for a year. In an email to supporters, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton explained that the organization is considering litigation “challenging President Obama’s rewriting of Obamacare.”. Source: dailycaller.com Posted: 08/27/2013 Tags: Agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Category: Religious Liberty, Category: Sanctity of Life, Group: Judicial Watch, Topic: Abortion, Topic: Contraception, Topic: Freedom of Conscience, Topic: Insurance, Topic: Obamacare....
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*  National debt breakdown: Intragovernmental holdings | Peak Prosperity
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*  Federal Register | Rules Regarding the Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit
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*  Checking the Pulse of America’s Workers in the shadows of ACA: Key findings from the 2014 Aflac Wo
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*  fund managers are moving out of stocks and into stocks worldwide as economic uncertainty and market
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*  Millionaire Confidence Rebounds in December | IAG Breaking News
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*  CVS wants body fat information for workers with company health plans | Health - Home
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*  New Tax Credit for Health Insurance Premiums Paid by Farmers | Agweb.com
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*  Win-win plan design: A case study | Benefits Canada
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... Alert data provided by http://alerts.weather.gov/ Close. Contact Us Register. Jobs. Homes. Advertise. NEWS. SPORTS. News. Sports. Jobs. Homes. Advertise. Police/Fire/Courts. Local. Nation/World. Local. Columns. Sports. Features. News. Horoscopes. Today's Listings. Jobs. Today s Ads. Rewards. Local Jobs. Find Local Listings. FULL DIGITAL ACCESS $1 for 12 weeks SIGN UP NOW Already registered on theday.com. The Obama administration on Monday announced that it was delaying, once again, enforcement of the Affordable Care Act "employer mandate." Yes, Republicans have done everything they can to impede implementation of this law. The Treasury Department released rules Monday for medium and large employers, which under the ACA are supposed to chip in for their employees' health care. The law says they were supposed to have provided health coverage to full-time employees by Jan. Last summer, in response to business concerns that the rules weren't ready, Treasury delayed these requirements for a year. This week, T...
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LiberalLies2012 5pts. Soptic later told CNN that his wife had health insurance through her own employer from that point to 2002 or 2003, when she left that job because of an injury—a detail that undermines the ad's heartbreaking narrative."I don't know the facts about when Mr. Soptic's wife got sick, or the facts about his health insurance," deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter told CNN on Wednesday. The Joe Soptic ad is factually inaccurate, but the ideas it represents are true: Bain did kill a lot of jobs. People who lost their jobs lost their employment-based health insurance. This severely worsened the economic condition of most of them and made it harder for them to afford health insurance and care. Some laid-off workers and their dependents suffered deteriorated health as a result of losing the insurance. It is true that people without health insurance get less care, on average, than people who do have it. It is true -- like it or not -- that some people without health insurance die of conditions th...
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*  Lacks Enterprises opening on-site employee health care clinics | 2013-11-08 | Grand Rapids Business
Lacks Enterprises opening on-site employee health care clinics. Grand Rapids Business Journal. Health Care. Health Care. get grbj. 40 Under Forty 2014 Meet Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2014 "40 Under Forty" honorees and prepare to be inspired. Home Lacks Enterprises opening on-site employee health care clinics Focus, Health Care, and Human Resources Lacks Enterprises opening on-site employee health care clinics Five years in the making, the project has nothing to do with Obamacare. As seen on WZZM TV 13 While some employers in West Michigan in recent years closed their on-site health care clinics for employees, Lacks Enterprises in Kentwood is moving in the other direction. Lacks, an automotive parts manufacturer with 2,800 employees at 18 plants in Greater Grand Rapids, plans to open one primary health care clinic for employees and their dependents by Jan. Green said the Lacks on-site clinics will be like a regular family practice doctor s office, offering primary care and minor emergency care up to and i...
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(1/30) Prepaid capitation versus fee-for-service reimbursement in a Medicaid population.

Utilization of health resources by 37,444 Medicaid recipients enrolled in a capitated health maintenance organization was compared with that of 227,242 Medicaid recipients enrolled in a traditional fee-for-service system over a 1-year period (1983-1984) in the state of Kentucky. Primary care providers in the capitated program had financial incentives to reduce downstream costs like specialist referral, emergency room use, and hospitalizations. The average number of physician visits was similar for both groups (4.47/year in the capitated program; 5.09/year in the fee-for-service system). However, the average number of prescriptions (1.9 versus 4.9 per year), average number of hospital admissions per recipient (0.11 versus 0.22 per year), and average number of hospital days per 1,000 recipients (461 versus 909 per year) were 5% to 60% lower in the capitated group than in the fee-for-service group. The Citicare capitated program resulted in a dramatic reduction in healthcare resource utilization compared with the concurrent fee-for-service system for statewide Medicaid recipients.  (+info)

(2/30) The relation of household income to mammography utilization in a prepaid health care system.

Managed care organizations should be expected to provide equivalent access to preventive and screening services to all members. We studied mammography in 1,667 women members of one HMO who had an overall utilization rate of 84.9%. Significant correlates of mammography utilization included age, estimated household income, and division of the managed care organization in which the member was enrolled. Each $10,000 increment of income increased mammography rates by 2.5 percentage points (95% confidence interval [CI], 1.4% to 3.6%), independent of age and division. Our findings suggest that coverage for mammography services is not sufficient to ensure equivalent use of screening across income groups.  (+info)

(3/30) Medicaid program; Medicaid managed care. Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), HHS. Final rule with comment period.

This final rule with comment period amends the Medicaid regulations to implement provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) that allow the States greater flexibility by permitting them to amend their State plan to require certain categories of Medicaid beneficiaries to enroll in managed care entities without obtaining waivers if beneficiary choice is provided; establish new beneficiary protections in areas such as quality assurance, grievance rights, and coverage of emergency services; eliminate certain requirements viewed by State agencies as impediments to the growth of managed care programs, such as the enrollment composition requirement, the right to disenroll without cause at any time, and the prohibition against enrollee cost-sharing. In addition, this final rule expands on regulatory beneficiary protections provided to enrollees of prepaid health plans (PHPs) by requiring that PHPs comply with specified BBA requirements that would not otherwise apply to PHPs.  (+info)

(4/30) The Bambui Health and Aging Study (BHAS): private health plan and medical care utilization by older adults.

The aim of this cross sectional study was to investigate whether holding a private health plan affects the consumption of medical services (hospitalization and visits to a doctor) and use of medications by older adults. All residents in Bambui town (Minas Gerais, Brazil) aged >/= 60 years (n = 1,742) were selected. From these, 92.2% were interviewed and 85.9% were examined (blood tests and physical measurements). After adjustments for worse health status, reported less visits to a doctor, and used a small number of prescribed medications. The main explanation for the aged holding a private health plan was economic, not health. Even though those who had only public health coverage complained more in relation to medical care (70.9%), an important proportion of the aged with a private health care plan presented some kind of complaint (45.2%). Another worrying factor was the difficulty to acquire medication because of financial problems (47.2 and 25.2% reported, respectively). Further investigations are needed to verify whether our results can be generalized to other communities of the country.  (+info)

(5/30) Medicaid program; Medicaid managed care. Withdrawal of final rule with comment period.

This document withdraws all provisions of the final rule with comment period on Medicaid managed care that we published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2001 (66 FR 6228) with an initial effective date of April 19, 2001. This January 19, 2001 final rule, which has never taken effect, would have combined Medicaid managed care regulations in a new part 438, implemented Medicaid managed care requirements of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105-33), and imposed new requirements on entities currently regulated as "prepaid health plans'' (PHPs). The regulations set forth in the final rule being withdrawn have been superseded by regulations promulgated in a subsequent rulemaking initiated on August 20, 2001 (66 FR 43613). In addition, this document addresses comments received in response to an interim final rule with comment period that we published on August 17, 2001 in the Federal Register (66 FR 43090) that further delayed, until August 16, 2002, the effective date of the January 19, 2001 final rule with comment period.  (+info)

(6/30) Medicaid program; Medicaid managed care: new provisions. Final rule.

This final rule amends the Medicaid regulations to implement provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) that allow the States greater flexibility by permitting them to amend their State plan to require certain categories of Medicaid beneficiaries to enroll in managed care entities without obtaining waivers if beneficiary choice is provided; establish new beneficiary protections in areas such as quality assurance, grievance rights, and coverage of emergency services; and eliminate certain requirements viewed by State agencies as impediments to the growth of managed care programs, such as, the enrollment composition requirement, the right to disenroll without cause at any time, and the prohibition against enrollee cost-sharing.  (+info)

(7/30) Sampling patients within physician practices and health plans: multistage cluster samples in health services research.

OBJECTIVE: To better inform study design decisions when sampling patients within health plans and physician practices with multiple analysis goals. STUDY SETTING: Chronic eye care patients within six health plans across the United States. STUDY DESIGN: We developed a simulation-based approach for designing multistage samples. We created a range of candidate designs, evaluated them with respect to multiple sampling goals, investigated their tradeoffs, and identified the design that is the best compromise among all goals. This approach recognizes that most data collection efforts have multiple competing goals. DATA COLLECTION: We constructed a sample frame from all diabetic patients in six health plans with evidence of chronic eye disease (glaucoma and retinopathy). PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Simulations of different study designs can uncover efficiency gains as well as inform potential tradeoffs among study goals. Simulations enable us to quantify these efficiency gains and to draw tradeoff curves. CONCLUSIONS: When designing a complex multistage sample it is desirable to explore the tradeoffs between competing sampling goals via simulation. Simulations enable us to investigate a larger number of candidate designs and are therefore likely to identify more efficient designs.  (+info)

(8/30) Use of e-Health services between 1999 and 2002: a growing digital divide.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the patterns of e-Health use over a four-year period and the characteristics of users. DESIGN: Longitudinal, population-based study (1999-2002) of members of a prepaid integrated delivery system. Available e-Health services included ordering prescription drug refills, scheduling appointments, and asking medical questions. MEASUREMENTS: Rates of known access to e-Health services, and of e-Health use each quarter. RESULTS: The number of members with known e-Health access increased from 51,336 (1.6%) in 1999 to 324,522 (9.3%), in 2002. The percentage of households in which at least one person in the household had access increased from 2.7% to 14.1%. Among the subjects with known access, the percentage of subjects that used e-Health at least once increased from 25.7% in 1999 to 36.2% in 2002. In the multivariate analysis, subjects who had a low expected clinical need, were nonwhite, or lived in low socioeconomic status (SES) neighborhoods were less likely to have used e-Health services in 2002. Disparities by race/ethnicity and SES persisted after controlling for access to e-Health and widened over time. CONCLUSION: Access to and use of e-Health services are growing rapidly. Use of these services appears to be greatest among persons with more medical need. The majority of subjects, however, do not use any e-Health services. More research is needed to determine potential reasons for disparities in e-Health use by race/ethnicity and SES as well as the implications of these disparities on clinical outcomes.  (+info)


What would be an example of a group health plan?


Are Aflac and Blue Cross Blue Shields Group Health Plans?

I'm asking for an assignment in my medical office class.  I'm trying to figure out what to put in Block 1 of the CMS 1500 claim form.
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Group health plan? Hmm well I know the difference between an insurance and a medical group not sure if that's the same. For example if a patient has Blue Cross and it is an HMO policy the medical group would be Arta Monarch or Family Choice << those are medical groups that fall under HMO's.


What should I look for in a good health plan for my wife and I?


We are late twenties, married two years and really need a decent family health plan. We have no kids yet. What specific benefits/costs should I be looking at? We can probably only afford $200-$300 a month, sadly.
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If you can find a plan through your employer, it would be the cheapest. If you are buying on your own then you will have some additional things to look at:
1. are either of you planning any major surgeries or health events (pregnancy)
2. how often do you typically go to the doctor (1? 10?)
3. Do you need specialist care (ob? specialists?)
4. How much money do you have available in an emergency
5. Any routine medications (birth control? allergy? special condition?)

Plans will have info such as co-pays (what you pay when you go in) and then also things like co-insurance. Pay attention to these as it will help you identify how much money you will be paying in addition to your health insurance.

Some people pick plans that have higher upfront costs (copays, drugs, etc) with lower monthly costs because they rarely go to the doc and it is cheaper to pay those costs out of pocket. Others find insurance that is more per month but the day to day is cheaper.

Read the fine print- will previous conditions be a problem? Is there a limit to how much the insurance will pay? Is there a drug plan.

Good luck.


What does the new medical health plan mean for me?


I am in my early 30's, working as a freelance consultant (meaning buying private health coverage). 
Can I and my wife choose the new Gov Medical health plan that are in the works -- and what will that mean for covering her and kids when we start a family?
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Last I heard, there is no government health plan in the works. Lieberman managed to kill it. 

Meanwhile, there are still 2 different plans b/n House and Senate and we won't know what the outcome is until they are reconciled.


What kind of health plan do rich people use?


I'm a middle class student on my parent's employer provided health plan: Kaiser Permanente, a large HMO.  I don't know much about the health care system.  I'm just aware of university provided health care as another alternative. So I'm curious what kind of plan do rich people use?
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Hello, I'm not sure how you define "rich," but high-end policies are either 80/20 plans (and the wealthy can afford the 20% they pay), low-deductible plans, or plans their corporations write themselves and are provided free to them. They have the freedom to go to any doctor they choose, anywhere in the country. However, that's still a lot running around. Personally, I've been with Kaiser for 20 years and if you're willing to be an advocate for your health care, Kaiser is the best HMO out there, and it's under one roof.


How can a person switch health plans when they are sick?


Please help! My uncle, who is in his fifties and has kidney problems (stones) and other issues, has doctors who suck because he is forced to stay with his crappy health plan. I won't name it, but his doctors are indifferent and haven't helped him and he can't afford to see another doctor. He also is discouraged and is too upset to haggle with insurance people, so he just allows himself to suffer. 

So, I want to help. What can he do to eventually switch plans (legally) when he has been with one for so long and is currently sick? Every insurance carrier will not take a new customer if that person is sick (pre-existing condition clause) so a sick person is effectiively screwed. He has nothing terminal and does not have diabetes. 

 Please! If there are any insiders who wish to earn some good karma and relieve the pain of someone who has given up, now would be a great time!
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Look for something in the "naturopathic" area.  The health industry is changing.  Stanardized medicine doctors' don't care, they get paid whether they are showing your uncle any progress or not...and they push PILLS instead of getting to the root problem.  Your uncle's body is out of balance.
My sister is graduating in May for her certification as a CERTIFIED NUTRITION THERAPIST.  
Start your uncle on a new path for his health. 
NO PROCESSED FOODS OF ANY KIND. Cut back on red meat too.  Organic apple juice could help with the stones.  Also get him off of ALL sugar and dairy products.  The white bag of sugar off the grocery shelf is bleached. Splenda, also a chlorinated product. If you'd like an "education" about the food industry in this country go to a health food store and they can lead you in the right direction. INCLUDING a referral for a CNT or naturopathic doctor.   Just don't let him give up he's young.
"To relieve existing stones, a GINGER COMPRESS should be applied over the kidneys continuously, especially during a kidney stone attack or strong pain.  Plenty of hot fluids may be taken especially hot BANCHA TWIG TEA, to help ease the obstruction and flush out the stone."pg 274
If your Uncle is serious about what he wants, relief from pain and kidney stone episodes...he will be willing to make the CHANGES that will literally save his life. 
I have been a diabetic since 1992. I managed it pretty well or so I have always thought.  Well I went through some changes in 2003 and my doctor never in questioned me about what I was doing with my diet she just added insulin shots to my life and before I knew it I put on 85 lbs I didn't ASK for....when I found out that the insulin was the direct result I asked the nurse how do I get off of this.  I made changes in my diet and weaned myself off the shots within about 4 months.  I wasted no time doing this.  I still had two diabetic pills I was taking and I did such a great job I got off Avandia as well (major side effect---wt gain.)  My sister and I started seeing a CNT 11/06 and we are currently taking a protocol of BIOTICS and I've lost 20 lbs just since January 07.
Let me explain it this way.  When you see people that are obese and you think--wow that persons' a p-i-g or not caring about themselves.  You can start looking at them in a new light.  It's true some people do overeat...But also true is that the body is completely out balance.  Their body is not handling the chemicals and processed food this country is making for us to comsume.  They are full of toxins. And when the body can't get rid of them it stores the toxins in the fat of the body remaining trapped there.
Let's look at a simple product like: oreo cookies...yeah there yummy....But are you aware that the company that makes them, makes them to be ADDICTIVE.. ?  It's true. When my sister completes  her training I'm going to read everyone of her text books.  Please, Please get your uncle the help he needs through a CNT.  Best Wishes for you both in good  health. 
P.S. I quoted a source but have discovered a CNT the best way to go.  I got the book to look at recipes etc..


How can a person switch health plans when they are sick?


Please help! My uncle, who is in his fifties and has kidney problems (stones) and other issues, has doctors who really suck because he is forced to stay with his sub par health plan. I won't name it, but the doctors he is required to see are indifferent and haven't helped him and he can't afford to see anyone else. 

He also is discouraged and is too upset to haggle with insurance people, so he just allows himself to suffer.

So, I want to help! 

What can he do to eventually switch plans (legally) when he has been with one for so long and is currently sick? Every insurance carrier will not take a new customer if that person is sick (pre-existing condition clause) so therefore a sick person is effectiively screwed. He has nothing terminal and does not have diabetes.

Please! If there are any insiders who wish to earn some good karma and relieve the pain of someone who has given up, now would be a great time!
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Is he on state medicaid? or does he have insurance thru a private insurance company? That can make a big difference. If his health is nothing terminal can he just not mention it when trying to switch? Is his sickness something he has to share with new insurance? Because kidney stones shouldn't prevent him from switching. I know most insurance co. Even state only has open enrollement 1 time a year. If he has to stay with the ones he's with I would start filing complaints for him about the indifferences. Not only to the insurance co but to the health program that dr works for (hospital, clinic, etc). If he's not willing to say enough is enough then there may not be much that can be done. If the problem continues I would seriously think about contacting an attorney. good luck


How can a person switch health plans with a pre-existing condition?


Please help! My uncle, who is in his fifties and has kidney problems (stones) and other issues, has doctors who really suck because he is forced to stay with his sub par health plan. I won't name it, but the doctors he is required to see are indifferent and haven't helped him and he can't afford to see anyone else.

He also is discouraged and is too upset to haggle with insurance people, so he just allows himself to suffer.

So, I want to help!

What can he do to eventually switch plans (legally) when he has been with one for so long and is currently sick? Every insurance carrier will not take a new customer if that person is sick (pre-existing condition clause) so therefore a sick person is effectiively screwed. He has nothing terminal and does not have diabetes.

Please! If there are any insiders who wish to earn some good karma and relieve the pain of someone who has given up, now would be a great time!
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(Assuming the US)

If he has insurance through an employer, he can change plans during "open season."  Employer-sponsored plans typically require that the insurer not turn down employees due to pre-existing conditions. 

If he's purchased insurance on his own or has it provided in such a way that the "no reject" provisions don't apply, then he might have a problem.  There's little that can done, unless he's "poor" and therefore falls into a special pool (the government covers part of the risk).


How do dental and health plans work?


I just got a permanent job in Canada working for the government, so for the first time in my life I have a health and dental plan.  I got a card for the health plan and 2 big stickers for the dental.  If I have to pay for prescriptions or something like that at the doctor's office, would I simply pay using my new card from now on, so I don't have to pay out of my pocket?  How do the stickers for the dental plan work?  Am I covered for eye check ups and glasses too?
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i would suggest you to check the website of the insurance career or call the number at the back of the card, every plan is different, good luck