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  • plan's
  • As illustrated below, there are relevant benefit design and provider reimbursement features that could be grouped under each priority area as a way to reinforce and implement a health plan's quality improvement strategies. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • reform
  • While much of the news about health care reform lately focuses on the Covered California™ marketplace, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) also broadens the Medi-Cal program to include all low-income adult citizens and legal permanent residents, even adults without children. (lacare.org)
  • This report outlines key considerations for implementing these provisions of the health reform law. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Responsiveness to these changes was one of the main reasons for establishment of Health Transition (Transformation) Reform (HTR) in Iran. (ac.ir)
  • In spite of all the advantages of Health Transformation Reform, it had some disadvantages in different aspects that may lead to dissatisfaction and it is recommended to evaluate and periodical monitoring. (ac.ir)
  • To give you an idea of just how serious they are, it was recently revealed that AHIP gave the Chamber of Commerce over $100 million to lobby against government-run health insurance during Obama's push for healthcare reform. (truth-out.org)
  • Gladwell's connection to the for-profit health insurance industry goes back to his training at the National Journalism Center, an organization that had been attacking healthcare reform as one of its core objectives. (truth-out.org)
  • Close the
  • The NATSIHIP recognises the central importance of culture and racism in shaping Indigenous health and, for the first time, starts to come to grips with the obvious question of what services are need to Close the Gap, what workforce is required and how would they be paid for. (theage.com.au)
  • primary
  • Some primary care medical home or accountable care contracts augment a primary care case management fee with prospective gain-sharing for achieving reductions in the total cost of health care or achieving other performance targets. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Extend the coverage of mental health data to primary health care. (health.govt.nz)
  • As called for by Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act, HHS adopted new standards for the collection of data by race, ethnicity, primary language, sex, and disability status within major self-reported population health surveys. (hhs.gov)
  • Coverage
  • these are distinct from coverage rules, which are determined by federal guidance on the definition of essential health benefits. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • High-deductible Health Plan Enrollment Among Adults Aged 18-64 With Employment-based Insurance Coverage. (bioportfolio.com)
  • This report examines enrollment among adults aged 18-64 with employmentbased private health insurance coverage by plan type and demographic characteristics. (bioportfolio.com)
  • The architects of Medical Episode Spending Allowance (MESA) benefits are radically reframing coverage as allowances for episodes of care and have a plan for engaging members in making better choices. (bioportfolio.com)
  • data
  • would serve as a marker of the progress of the nation and its communities in improving health, it is important that it be implemented in data collection and public communication efforts at the federal, state, and local levels" (3). (cdc.gov)
  • 2. Increase the availability, quality, and use of data to improve the health of minority popu-lations . (hhs.gov)
  • High-quality data is fundamental to HHS's ability to understand the causes of health disparities, design effective responses, and evaluate progress in reducing disparities. (hhs.gov)
  • All estimates in this report are based on data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). (bioportfolio.com)
  • Using eleven years (2004-2014) of claims data from the largest US commercial health insurer, the investigators will assess the impact of switching into high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). (bioportfolio.com)
  • measures
  • In response, HealthPartners has developed summary measures that align with the recommendations of the For the Public's Health series of reports from the Institute of Medicine. (cdc.gov)
  • The summary measures comprise 3 components: current health, sustainability of health, and well-being. (cdc.gov)
  • HealthPartners will use the summary measures to identify and address conditions and factors that have the greatest impact on the health and well-being of its patients, members, and community. (cdc.gov)
  • If individual health plans were to collect and report a uniform set of summary measures of health and well-being, they would make a significant contribution to implementing the recommendations made in the 2011 report For the Public's Health: The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountability . (cdc.gov)
  • When aggregated across health plans, the measures would be applicable regionally and nationally, because nearly 90% of Americans are now registered with a health plan (4). (cdc.gov)
  • In pursuit of efforts to measure progress toward mission achievement, HealthPartners has aligned its efforts with the challenge of the 2011 IOM report on measurement and developed summary measures of health and well-being that can be implemented by any health plan or accountable care organization much in the way that any plan can measure cost of care using HealthPartners' total cost of care metric (5). (cdc.gov)
  • At this time, there are a number of critical indicators for which measures are not currently available, including in mental health. (mentalhealthcommission.gov.au)
  • Mental Health
  • MIEACT provides education about mental illness with an aim to reduce stigma, increase mental health literacy and encourage help seeking behaviour as well as to provide information on where people may seek help. (health.gov.au)
  • The Mental Health Community Education Officer in the ACT Mental Health Policy Unit works closely with MIEACT providing education, raising awareness and encouraging help seeking. (health.gov.au)
  • The program is intended to work through embedding an employment specialist in a community mental health team to assist finding and maintaining employment for mental health consumers. (health.gov.au)
  • In 2009-10, the ACT Government funded an initiative to offer ten scholarships to consumers to study Certificate IV in Mental Health. (health.gov.au)
  • Mental Health ACT is supportive of employing consumers as peer support workers within the service. (health.gov.au)
  • The model links General Practitioners with a community mental health service to improve the physical health of mental health consumers. (health.gov.au)
  • organization
  • Founded in 1957, HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation. (cdc.gov)
  • AHIP is a powerful lobby organization defending the interests of the health insurance industry that fights against universal healthcare and basically against anything that might bring America into line with the civilized world's approach to healthcare. (truth-out.org)
  • priorities
  • The overarching Secretarial priorities represent the cross-cutting issues that the HHS Dispari-ties Action Plan addresses to ensure the coordination of HHS programmatic and policy efforts to effectively advance health equity. (hhs.gov)
  • implement
  • The report also describes some of the major actions and activities that agencies have undertaken to implement the HHS Disparities Action Plan since its original publication in April 2011. (hhs.gov)
  • hospital
  • 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. (bioportfolio.com)
  • priority
  • Of the original 13 Top Priority Action Items (please see full AVMA response below), few actions have targeted animal health or yielded results that can mitigate AR in animals, and therefore transmission to humans. (avma.org)
  • action plan
  • HHS Action Plan to Reduce Raci. (hhs.gov)
  • The Public Health Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance, (Action Plan) developed by an interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance in 1999, reflected a broad-based consensus of federal agencies and other stakeholders on actions needed to address antimicrobial resistance (AR). (avma.org)
  • We assert, however, that upon publication of annual progress reports, inclusion of status updates regarding completed, current, and new projects would allow a more comprehensive view of the successes gained and barriers encountered in implementing the Action Plan. (avma.org)
  • We contend that this Action Plan represents precisely what is needed to tackle the threat of AR, yet the animal and veterinary components of the plan have been continually underfunded. (avma.org)
  • contracts
  • In addition, some health plans use their contracts with providers to encourage high-quality, high-value care. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • All stakeholders stand to gain from the 340B program in different ways, but they also take on different risks, like the potential impact for health plans on rebate contracts, said Neil Minkoff, MD, chief medical officer of EmpiraMed. (ajmc.com)
  • Articles
  • Gladwell has carried water for the health insurance companies in his articles, while getting paid for numerous speaking engagements to the industry. (truth-out.org)
  • Challenges
  • For the Public's Health: Investing in a Healthier Future, For the Public's Health: Revitalizing Law and Policy to Meet New Challenges, and For the Public's Health: The Role of Measurement in Action and Accountability . (cdc.gov)
  • efforts
  • It starts with our known contacts who are in positions to recommend us and make referrals to us, and continues with long-term efforts to develop recognition among other professionals within the health care and social service fields. (bplans.com)
  • Other Action Items that target animal health still require additional funds and efforts for full implementation. (avma.org)
  • culturally
  • The Health InfoNet respects such culturally sensitive issues, but, for technical reasons, it has not been possible to provide materials in a way that prevents access by a person of the other gender. (edu.au)
  • programs
  • 1. Assess and heighten the impact of all HHS policies, programs, processes, and resource decisions to reduce health disparities . (hhs.gov)