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  • Centers
  • A New York City commission recommended the establishment of maternity centers, and the Women's City Club of New York responded by creating the Maternity Center Association, which ran a center for medical and nursing care. (wikipedia.org)
  • The MCA helped develop a quality assurance system for out-of-hospital birth centers, and offered its center as a prototype. (wikipedia.org)
  • and funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (wikipedia.org)
  • While poison control centers have traditionally provided expert consultations by telephone, on December 30, 2014 an online option was launched by a group of U.S. poison centers to meet the growing demand for accurate web-based health information. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are Syrian learning centers in Egypt that differ from the public school system because they are accredited. (wikipedia.org)
  • inpatient care
  • In this month's edition of Pediatrics , Lion et al 1 share with us their research on improving inpatient care through the adoption of a wide array of "clinical standard work" products. (aappublications.org)
  • The objective of this research is to compare costs between a military treatment facility and CHAMPUS and to determine whether a given MTF can provide inpatient care to its beneficiaries at lower cost than through CHAMPUS. (dtic.mil)
  • unnecessary
  • Critics say that balance billing lets providers raise charges through stealth rather than transparent pricing, creates unnecessary administrative costs and patient confusion, and allows insurers to simply pass along costs to patients, rather than helping them to secure good value. (wikipedia.org)
  • Insurers have stated that the purpose of prior authorization checks is to provide cost savings to consumers by preventing unnecessary procedures as well as the prescribing of expensive brand name drugs when an appropriate generic is available. (wikipedia.org)
  • physician
  • A study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found that the annual cost per physician to conduct prior authorizations was between $2,161 and $3,430. (wikipedia.org)
  • Non-Physician Affiliate membership is available to licensed non-physician health care professionals, or a physician holding an internationally equivalent degree and who maintain their professional credentials to practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • ACP's Center for Ethics & Professionalism seeks to advance physician and public understanding of ethics and professionalism issues in the practice of medicine in order to enhance patient care by promoting the highest ethical standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • patient's
  • Many factors determine the health literacy level of health education materials or interventions: readability of the text, the patient's current state of health, language barriers of the patient, cultural appropriateness of the materials, format and style, sentence structure, use of illustrations, interactiveness of the intervention, and numerous other factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Balance billing, sometimes also called extra billing, is the practice of a healthcare provider billing a patient for the difference between what the patient's health insurance chooses to reimburse and what the provider chooses to charge. (wikipedia.org)
  • After a healthcare provider orders a healthcare service for a patient, the providers's staff will contact the patient's insurer to determine if they require a prior authorization check to be run. (wikipedia.org)
  • Primary
  • HealthDay)-The estimated costs of billing range from $20 for a primary care visit to $215 for an inpatient surgical procedure, according to a study published in the Feb. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association . (medicalxpress.com)
  • The researchers found that the estimated processing time and total costs for billing and insurance-related activities were 13 minutes and $20.49, 32 minutes and $61.54, 73 minutes and $124.26, 75 minutes and $170.40, and 100 minutes and $215.10 for a primary care visit, a discharged emergency department visit, a general inpatient stay, an ambulatory surgical procedure, and an inpatient surgical procedure, respectively. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Regina Rogoff -- director of the People's Community Clinic, a program that provides primary care services to 11,000 people in Austin, Texas -- said, "I think we are a good Band-Aid for those able to come to our clinic. (californiahealthline.org)
  • A primary care doctor in LA is showing students that the best path to medical school could be the one closest to home. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Since health literacy is a primary contributing factor to health disparities, it is a continued and increasing concern for health professionals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicare
  • As the baby boomers age, they are more likely to leave health plans provided by their employers and private insurance companies, replacing those plans with Medicare coverage (from Jules: payers are waiting for this). (natap.org)
  • legislation
  • Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, said on Sunday that the panel would consider revisiting its version of health-care legislation and will launch an investigation into the price of apples. (wickedlocal.com)
  • hospitals
  • Children's HealthWatch is a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children's health policy experts committed to improving children's health in America by collecting data on children from families facing economic hardship at urban hospitals across the country. (eurekalert.org)
  • HealthDay)-Telemedicine cuts emergency department door-to-provider time in rural hospitals, according to a study published online Jan. 2 in Telemedicine and e-Health. (medicalxpress.com)
  • strain
  • The Hopkins researchers, who published their results online in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine , say the cost to treat these long-term health problems is putting extra financial strain on the medical system. (courant.com)
  • plans
  • Analyze this: Health systems, health plans get to the core of big data Pamela Peele knows that people who subscribe to cooking magazines have a much higher risk of going to the emergency room. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • The cost to health plans has been reported at between $10 and $25 per request. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Several organizations within the state, including the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and the Maine Association of Health Plans, of which Anthem is a member, have brought legal action against the state to argue that the SOP is improperly calculated and assessed. (wikipedia.org)
  • professionals
  • Most importantly, improving health literacy is the responsibility of healthcare and public health professionals and systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • In order to have a population that understands health terms and can make proper health decisions, the language used by health professionals has to be at a level that others who are not in the medical field can understand. (wikipedia.org)
  • Health professionals must know their audience in order to better serve their patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2005, the group changed its name to Childbirth Connection, and adopted the tagline "helping women and health professionals make informed maternity care decisions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The American Society of Health Informatics Managers (ASHIM) is a professional member association for IT professionals who specialize in Health IT. (wikipedia.org)
  • ASHIM sponsors a credentialing exam to certify the healthcare industry knowledge of working level IT professionals, known as the Certified Health Informatics Systems Professional exam. (wikipedia.org)
  • The creation of an accurate IAQ audit must come from the combined efforts of engineers, chemists, health professionals, architects, building managers, maintenance personnel, building owners and consumers. (wikipedia.org)
  • researchers
  • The Hopkins researchers think the drop in coverage is contributing to the long-term rise in medical costs as states seek short-term savings. (courant.com)
  • Johns Hopkins researchers, among other leading medical journals, have traced a link between a lack of circumcision and serious health problems later in life, including a higher risk of sexually transmitted diseases and urinary tract infections. (usinsuranceonline.com)
  • routine
  • Birth Registration and certificate issuing Issuing of health cards Premarital care Antenatal care routine immunization Early detection of thyroxine hormone deficiency Infant feeding counseling and growth monitoring Management of childhood illness Adolescent care Medical Examinations Medicine Provisions Chronic illness treatment Dental Services In order to gain refugee status in Egypt it must be proved that the applicant has a well founded fear of persecution. (wikipedia.org)
  • expenses
  • The Hopkins analysis found that when a male is not circumcised it costs $313 more in medical expenses to treat conditions he would not otherwise have suffered. (courant.com)
  • Cost information on drugs, supplies, material, personnel time, and out-of-pocket expenses was collected using an ingredients approach. (ipas.org)
  • General expenses and wasteful spending could be greatly reduced through cost-control methods and administrative costs by cutting out the many middle men the current U.S. system has. (pnhp.org)
  • responds
  • ACP's Washington, D.C., office monitors and responds to public policy issues that affect public health and the practice of medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • education
  • Boston - Unstable housing among families with children will cost the United States an estimated $111 billion in health and education expenditures over the next ten years, according to new research published by Children's HealthWatch based at Boston Medical Center. (eurekalert.org)
  • Costs linked to unstable housing include increased hospitalizations, ambulatory visits, dental procedures, mental health care for mothers and special education services for children. (eurekalert.org)
  • Adult Basic Education / English for Speakers of Languages Other Than English (ABE/ESOL) specialists study and design interventions to help people develop reading, writing, and conversation skills and increasingly infuse curricula with health information to promote better health literacy. (wikipedia.org)
  • A range of approaches to adult education brings health literacy skills to people in traditional classroom settings, as well as where they work and live. (wikipedia.org)
  • The MCA promoted its care and education ideas through a handbook, conferences, and institutes. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2006, its education website, www.childbirthconnection.org, won a World Wide Web Health Award in the "Patient Education Information" category. (wikipedia.org)
  • The resource is a free, online voter education tool featuring candidates' responses to questions about health and research. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • As of 2005, almost 1,013,800 people were served in the acute care program and close to 41,655 were enrolled in the LTC program. (wikipedia.org)
  • I think there is a lesson in there somewhere for the American people and for our health and I'm going to ask Gov. Schwarzenegger what it is. (wickedlocal.com)
  • There are multiple definitions of health literacy, in part, because health literacy involves both the context (or setting) in which health literacy demands are made (e.g., health care, media, internet or fitness facility) and the skills that people bring to that situation (Rudd, Moeykens, & Colton, 1999). (wikipedia.org)
  • The Healthy People 2020 initiative of the United States Department of Health and Human Services has included health literacy as a pressing new topic, with objectives for improving it in the decade to come. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is thought to erode political consensus in favour of a one-tier system of healthcare, and to inhibit some people from getting the care they need, by making that care more expensive. (wikipedia.org)
  • The government believed that extra-billing was enabling the creation of a two-tiered Canadian healthcare system, in which people who couldn't afford extra charges would receive lesser care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Develops and operates a prevention-oriented, cost-effective managed healthcare system for over 9,500 people. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cryptococcus gattii causes infections in immunocompetent people (fully functioning immune system), but C. neoformans v. grubii, and v. neoformans usually only cause clinically evident infections in persons with some form of defect in their immune systems (immunocompromised persons). (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • The majority of the costs are in the treatment of HIV, the study found. (courant.com)
  • An initial price tag of $1.6 trillion over 10 years for the Senate Finance Committee's proposal to reshape the U.S. health-care system shocked legislators, many of whom said they had no idea that a plan to overhaul the way the nation's citizens receive medical treatment would cost more than an apple a day. (wickedlocal.com)
  • Military Health Care System: Comparing Orthopedic Costs Between A Military Treatment Facility and CHAMPUS. (dtic.mil)
  • For more than three decades, two systems have provided healthcare for military beneficiaries: (1) the direct care system, whereby beneficiaries obtain health care services from military treatment facilities (MTFs), and (2) the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS). (dtic.mil)
  • Health literacy is the ability to obtain, read, understand, and use healthcare information in order to make appropriate health decisions and follow instructions for treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Low health literacy reduces the success of treatment and increases the risk of medical error. (wikipedia.org)
  • The AACT's main objective was to apply principles of toxicology to patient treatment and improve the standard of care on a national basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cryptococcal antigen screen and preemptive treatment with fluconazole is cost saving to the healthcare system by avoiding cryptococcal meningitis. (wikipedia.org)
  • public health
  • This is consistent with the trends observed during the period 1998-2003.27 These findings suggest that hepatitis C is a public health problem and has been growing in magnitude in recent years. (natap.org)
  • clinical
  • Sign up for Insight Alerts highlighting editor-chosen studies with the greatest impact on clinical care. (aappublications.org)
  • That's according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Chemistry, which used microdata from each state to calculate the percentage of healthcare spending dedicated to obesity. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • research
  • Overall, this research has led to system-wide decreased lengths of stay as well as decreased costs per hospitalization. (aappublications.org)
  • The group continues to sponsor conferences and research programs to improve maternity care in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Your Candidates-Your Health is an initiative launched by Research!America and partner organizations to inform voters of their presidential and congressional candidates' views on health and research. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2006, all candidates for the United States House of Representatives and Senate were invited to respond to a 10-question survey on several health and research issues, including stem cell research, research funding and global competitiveness in innovation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Presidential candidates from both parties were asked 17 questions in a survey on health, research and other related issues. (wikipedia.org)
  • Your Candidates-Your Health Research!America Your Candidates-Your Health website. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical costs
  • Ryan McAllister, a biophysicist at Georgetown University and coordinator at Takoma Park-based NotJustSkin.org , argues that medical costs rise when babies are circumcised. (courant.com)
  • A European rate of circumcision in the United States could add $4.4 billion in avoidable medical costs in the next decade, the Hopkins study found. (courant.com)
  • Not only are average yearly medical costs higher in the United States, but so are nearly all medical procedures. (pnhp.org)
  • The increased morbidity related to hepatitis C was associated with large and increasing medical costs. (natap.org)
  • insurance
  • Knowledge of how specific billing and insurance-related activities contribute to administrative costs may help inform policy solutions to reduce these expense," the authors write. (medicalxpress.com)
  • A single-payer system also could provide a greater sense of financial equality, as all citizens would have the same insurance plan despite any monetary struggles. (pnhp.org)
  • Nonwhites, uninsured individuals, and individuals receiving publicly funded health insurance were disproportionately affected in all healthcare settings. (natap.org)
  • Prior authorization is a process used by some health insurance companies in the United States to determine if they will cover a prescribed procedure, service, or medication. (wikipedia.org)
  • Step therapy dictates that a patient must first see unsuccessful results from a medication or service preferred by the insurance provider, typically considered either more cost effective or safer, before the insurance company will cover a different service. (wikipedia.org)
  • DirigoChoice is a subsidized health insurance program available to Maine businesses with fewer than 50 employees, the self-employed, and other individuals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care became the insurance carrier for DirigoChoice effective January 1, 2008. (wikipedia.org)
  • Comprehensive health insurance (Maine) Debra J. Lipson, James M. Verdier, and Lynn Quincy, "Leading the Way? (wikipedia.org)
  • average
  • The CEO of ReachOut Healthcare America, Chris Bird, said that during that time period, in Arizona the in-school dentists under Dr. Ralph Green treated over 100,000 children, with an average of 15 children per day per school visit. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plan
  • Senator John McCain, who is on the health committee, said he couldn't understand how any health plan could cost more than his run for the presidency. (wickedlocal.com)
  • In February 2012, The Maryland Health Care Commission presented a plan to the state legislature, which outlined a standardized, electronic filing system for prior authorization requests. (wikipedia.org)
  • Maine, Anthem Agreement on Dirigo Sets Stage for Universal Health Plan Sales in Oct.." Insurancejournal.com, August 24, 2004. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Ms. Feinstein, who appeared on "State of the Union," said that controlling the cost of a new health-care system "is a very major and difficult subject" and she found it difficult to believe that the country's health care system could be in any more of a crisis than her home state. (wickedlocal.com)
  • many newer-generation pharmaceuticals have largely been found to be cost-effective in recent modeling efforts.32,33 The high rates of hospitalization and the morbidity burden associated with hepatitis C, along with the rapidly evolving availability of effective new hepatitis C therapies, are an impetus for national programs of testing and linkage to care. (natap.org)
  • This approach is found lacking when placed in the context of broader ecological, critical, and cultural approaches to health. (wikipedia.org)
  • services
  • In 1990, AHCCCS began phasing in mental health services, beginning with coverage of seriously emotionally disabled children under the age of 18 who require residential care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Individuals with HCV infection are large users of outpatient, ED, and inpatient health services. (natap.org)
  • ReachOut Healthcare America (RHA) is a dental management services company with its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. (wikipedia.org)
  • The company had also coordinate services to foster programs, group homes, homeless shelters, and mental health facilities by late 2003. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • While the CEO of Mylan has been more than apologetic, and borderline outraged, over the company's recent price hike, I can't help but notice a trend in American health care. (pnhp.org)
  • Harvard also explained how the single-payer system could help slim down America's bloated health care prices. (pnhp.org)
  • Egypt with the help UNHCR and other NGOs mainstreamed healthcare for Syrian refugees and made their healthcare free. (wikipedia.org)
  • implement
  • The Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS) was created to allow Arizona to implement a long-term care (LTC) program for the elderly, physically disabled, and the developmentally disabled. (wikipedia.org)
  • coverage
  • This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. (californiahealthline.org)
  • In 1984, the government passed the Canada Health Act promising universal and comprehensive health coverage for all Canadians, which contained provisions to discourage user fees and extra-billing by imposing financial penalties on, and reducing transfer payments to, provinces which permitted them. (wikipedia.org)
  • hospitalizations
  • A recent study also investigated the burden of hepatitis C in the health care system and reported the inpatient burden to be greater than $15 billion annually .28 This cost estimate included all hospitalizations that listed hepatitis C as a principal or secondary diagnosis. (natap.org)
  • When all hospitalizations that listed hepatitis C as a secondary diagnosis were included, even if the principal diagnosis was unrelated to hepatitis C or liver disease, the resulting cost estimate was much higher than ours. (natap.org)
  • respectively
  • Persons in the baby boomer cohort accounted for 72.5%, 67.6%, and 70.7% of care episodes in these settings, respectively. (natap.org)
  • state
  • In 1987, under a policy recommended by the AHCCCS, the Arizona state legislature voted to extend health care to some pregnant women and children in the indigent population and defund organ transplants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mr. Lugar also suggested "if we don't try to fix this state all at once, but do it slowly and do it right" that could free up its governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to fix the health care system, a role, Mr. Lugar said, that Mr. Schwarzenegger "was born for. (wickedlocal.com)
  • The Dirigo Health Agency (sometimes known simply as Dirigo Health) was a government agency run by the state of Maine in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Dirigo Health Agency Board of Directors has been accused of inflating the cost savings from the program to drive up the amount the state can recoup through the SOP. (wikipedia.org)
  • providers
  • a health program in which beneficiaries receive care from civilian providers. (dtic.mil)
  • By comparing MTF and CHAMPUS costs, a given MTF can identify those specialty areas in which to reduce costs either by increasing workload (CHAMPUS recapture) or increasing referrals to health care providers outside the MTF. (dtic.mil)
  • patient care
  • The company also stated that it does not employ any dentists, or make patient care decisions for the mobile dentists that visit the schools. (wikipedia.org)
  • detection
  • These observations could also represent the results of delayed HCV detection, with individuals not presenting for care until after developing symptomatic end-stage liver disease or other severe sequelae. (natap.org)
  • committee
  • citation needed] To meet these goals, the European Commission's (EC) Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) ruled that the EU should conduct a comprehensive review of existing data on pollutants of indoor air and begin recording data in a database. (wikipedia.org)
  • country
  • Gaining Actionable Insight into Financial Systems and Areas Impacting the Revenue Cycle Hospital systems across the country are looking to streamline their billing and collection processes to become more efficient and better compete in their markets. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund, said the tactic is being pursued by "a handful of visionary hospital systems around the country. (californiahealthline.org)
  • American
  • The findings are the latest in a continuing debate over the health benefits of a procedure that was once common practice in the United States - and comes as the Academy of American Pediatrics prepares to announce updated guidelines on male circumcision next week. (courant.com)
  • According to the Johns Hopkins Health Library, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a statement in 1999 on circumcision, stating that it could not confirm any health benefits. (usinsuranceonline.com)
  • access
  • ReachOut Healthcare America of Phoenix says it performs a valuable service, providing access to dental care for underserved children. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2012, the president of Egypt granted Syrians access to the public school system and aid in registration. (wikipedia.org)