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  • bipartisan health
  • A number of recent bipartisan health plans, as well as budgets proposed by elected officials in Washington, are optimistic and even "remarkably ambitious" on this score, according to Concord Coalition Policy Director Joshua Gordon. (concordcoalition.org)
  • estimate
  • Suehs presented the revised estimate at a joint meeting of the Texas Senate committees on State Affairs and Health & Human Services. (chron.com)
  • Senators - mostly, but not only, Democrats - immediately raised questions about the estimate on numerous grounds, including the time frame it covers (it starts in 2014, since state costs are expected to start growing then) and the assumptions it makes. (chron.com)
  • He agreed to provide a cost estimate for the next few years that would include cost benefits as well as expenses. (chron.com)
  • Executive Commissioner Thomas Suehs told a Texas House subcommittee that the new estimate is between $15 billion and $16 billion in state costs over a decade, compared to the previous estimate of $26 billion to $27 billion. (mysanantonio.com)
  • This lack of complete information on ACA implementation costs limits the IRS s ability to accurately report to stakeholders the total resources it applied to the ACA implementation and fully estimate the resources needed in the future for this effort. (treasury.gov)
  • If you have comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate(s) or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, OS/OCIO/PRA, 200 Independence Ave., S.W., Suite 336-E, Washington D.C. 20201, Attention: PRA Reports Clearance Officer. (hhs.gov)
  • But that's a misleading cost estimate, says Greg Mellowe, a policy director for Florida CHAIN, an umbrella group for health advocates. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Reports of cost overruns estimate that the state wasted at least $400 million in community support services offered by private providers that were unnecessary for the client or not even performed. (wikipedia.org)
  • outcomes
  • To accelerate progress, we will use mapping technology to find 'hot spots' of poor outcomes and high cost, allowing for targeting of outreach efforts and coordination with public health coalitions. (baltimoresun.com)
  • To support better outcomes at lower costs, specialists should wherever possible be paid for a package of services (such as all care related to a knee replacement) and not individual services (such as each office visit, surgery, and re-operation on the path to a knee replacement). (baltimoresun.com)
  • Those organizations that learn how to manage clinical outcomes effectively and learn how to manage their costs effectively will be able to survive under these changes that are coming. (annarbor.com)
  • increases
  • Greater spending on health care has led to substantial increases in the price of health insurance. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Cost increases "primarily because [of] advances in medical technology and the increasing use of medical services by an aging population. (mediamatters.org)
  • A September 26 Chicago Tribune article reported that the projected health care cost increases are primarily due to advances in medical technology, and an older workforce. (mediamatters.org)
  • The biggest employer health care cost increases for 2011 will be in hospital and physician costs, which make up 81 percent of premium costs. (personalmoneystore.com)
  • As I've discussed in my last two posts ( here and here ), Governor Deval Patrick has applied a two by four to the health system by rejecting the rate increases proposed by Massachusetts insurers. (blogspot.com)
  • The insurers point to data from a recent report by the attorney general showing that prime drivers of premium increases are not their own costs but the increasing rates for hospital stays and doctors' visits, and a tendency among patients to seek treatment at higher-cost facilities. (blogspot.com)
  • Vague
  • Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality of care are merely 'lipstick' cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change. (pbs.org)
  • Prescription costs is a vague term: It can either mean the entire cost of a prescribed drug or health aide (a nebulizer, a wheelchair, etc.) - or just the out-of-pocket prescription cost for those with health insurance, since some of it may be paid by a third party. (wikipedia.org)
  • accountable care organizations
  • There are new practice models and payment mechanisms being proposed, such as accountable care organizations and bundled payments , that will be different from the traditional fee-for-service, volume-driven practice of medicine. (careandcost.com)
  • Nationally
  • The Council's members represent the private employee benefits community and either sponsor directly or provide services to retirement and health benefit plans both nationally and internationally. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nursing shortage refers to a situation where the demand for nursing professionals, such as Registered Nurses (RNs), exceeds the supply-locally (e.g., within a health care facility), nationally or globally. (wikipedia.org)
  • organization
  • Ray Rabidoux , CEO of Ann Arbor-based Glacier Hills Retirement Community , which has about 620 employees, said his organization is having discussions with St. Joseph Mercy Health System and the University of Michigan Health System about ways to collaborate better. (annarbor.com)
  • Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California. (kff.org)
  • In 2005, the organization was advocating for health care reform at the national level, particularly focusing on reform oriented towards reducing health care costs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Globally, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a shortage of almost 4.3 million nurses, physicians and other health human resources worldwide-reported to be the result of decades of underinvestment in health worker education, training, wages, working environment and management. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, in the past the organization has engaged telemarketers at very large costs. (wikipedia.org)
  • impact
  • The impact of these reforms on individual situations may vary. (bcbsm.com)
  • Only 37 percent of respondents have identified the cost impact of health care reform on their health plans in 2014, the survey showed. (talentmgt.com)
  • Of the respondents that identified a cost impact of health care reform, more than half (54 percent) noted a cost increase between 0-5 percent, while 22 percent estimated their increase in the 5- to 10-percent range. (talentmgt.com)
  • The first is the impact of health reform on national medical spending. (pbs.org)
  • The part-time eligibility percentage remains a critical question because even small changes to this number can have a material impact on an employer's benefits costs. (adp.com)
  • Some organizations who support Gov. Peter Shumlin's decision to back away from single-payer health care say there are other health care reform efforts that could have a positive impact on medical costs. (vpr.net)
  • In the course of 20 years of studying and writing about health system ethics and health reform I've gotten progressively more humble about the impact of academic analysis and progressively more interested in understanding how democratic systems actually learn and change. (blogspot.com)
  • bills
  • Despite the rhetoric, the health care bills being debated contain nothing that 'incentivizes' the "best" treatments over the most expensive, or encourages healthier lifestyles. (pbs.org)
  • percentage
  • Furthermore, expressing administrative costs as a percentage is highly sensitive to the underlying health care costs. (pbs.org)
  • One California PCP stated bluntly that "medical home will not lower the cost of health care" and a Montana-based specialist offered, "Insurance companies must spend a higher percentage of revenue on medical care. (careandcost.com)
  • One indicator of health in a population is percentage of respondents that, when prompted with the question "Would you say that in general your health is- excellent, very good, good, fair, or poor? (wikipedia.org)
  • mandates
  • Colleen Mulcahy, "Benefits administrator blasts health mandates. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] The Food and Drug Administration mandates a 3 phase clinical trial testing that tests for side effects and the effectiveness of the drug with a single phase clinical trial costing upwards of $100 million. (wikipedia.org)
  • ACOs
  • Comments in this section were interesting, one North Carolina PCP said "ACOs will destroy private practices and raise the cost of health care without improving health. (careandcost.com)
  • A surgeon in Michigan opined that "ACOs are nothing but a marketing gimmick" and another in Virginia said "Binding care to hospital in 'ACO' is the most expensive way to give care. (careandcost.com)
  • Dr. Lindsey has been featured in numerous news articles and speaks around the United States on healthcare reform and ACOs. (wikipedia.org)
  • federal
  • Health care programs are the largest and fastest growing in the federal budget. (concordcoalition.org)
  • If states opt in, the federal government will pick up all of the expansion's cost for the first three years. (mysanantonio.com)
  • And using current federal payment rates, which were increased earlier this year as part of the stimulus package, the agency determined the overall cost would be $1.6 billion. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • These questions likely will continue and become more dynamic with the phasing in of the federal health care reform law. (publicpolicyforum.org)
  • We're also going to focus on the Green Mountain Care Board as they start their process to pursue an all-payer waiver with the federal government," Grause said. (vpr.net)
  • To launch fully, Green Mountain Care would have had to gain approval from the federal government to use federal health finances to fund the state program. (wikipedia.org)
  • Testifying before the House Budget Committee in June 2011 Director Elmendorf said that "uncertainty about federal policy is diminishing household and business spending and that uncertainty covers a whole set of policies: It covers tax policy, it covers regulatory policy and it covers health policy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus
  • Thus, it would be surprising if reform were not able to lower spending. (pbs.org)