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  • 2017
  • Soon after taking office on Jan. 20, 2017, Trump signed his first executive order as president directing federal agencies to 'waive, defer, grant exemptions from or delay' any part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that imposes a financial or regulatory burden on those affected by it. (techtarget.com)
  • nation's health
  • While it's understood that these concepts do not make up a complete solution to our nation's health care financing problems, they would be a strong foundation to start to address the inequities inherent in the health care financing system, while still allowing for future additional reforms. (votesmart.org)
  • AACOM believes that addressing physician workforce shortages, especially primary care physician shortages, is critical to the nation's health and well-being, and that providing a sufficient number of graduate medical education (GME, or medical residency) training positions is vital to mitigating such shortages. (aacom.org)
  • preventive care
  • School nurses stand at the forefront of this system change and continue to provide evidence-based, quality interventions and preventive care that, according to recent studies, actually save healthcare dollars (Wang et al. (nasn.org)
  • Eligible
  • Many individuals who enroll in qualified health plans (QHPs) through individual market Exchanges are eligible to receive a premium tax credit (PTC) to reduce their costs for health insurance premiums, and receive reductions in required cost-sharing payments to reduce out-of-pocket expenses for health care services. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • a) In General- The Secretary of Health and Human Services (referred to in this section as the `Secretary') shall establish a program to provide grants to or enter into contracts with eligible entities to establish community-based interdisciplinary, interprofessional teams (referred to in this section as `health teams') to support primary care practices, including obstetrics and gynecology practices, within the hospital service areas served by the eligible entities. (camlawblog.com)
  • First, in 2006, New York enacted the Hospital Financial Assistance Law (HFAL), which requires hospitals to adopt written financial assistance policies, make information about them available to the public, and offer financial assistance to eligible patients in exchange for drawing down ICP funds. (scribd.com)
  • implementation
  • These regulations provide needed guidance on a critical aspect of Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation. (empirejustice.org)
  • This includes CG-CAHPS Insights, which is specifically designed to help prepare practices for national implementation of the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Health-care Providers and Systems survey. (eisneramper.com)
  • Acknowledgments: CSSs Health Initiatives policy work is generously supported by: the Atlantic Philanthropies, New York Community Trust, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Ira W. DeCamp Fund, the United Hospital Fund, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies, the Affordable Care Act Implementation Fund, and the Altman Foundation. (scribd.com)
  • While the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or federal health reform) will significantly reduce the numbers of uninsured, as many as 1.8 million New Yorkers may remain uncovered.1 Accordingly, hospitals will continue to be an important safety net for uninsured New Yorkers. (scribd.com)
  • access
  • One of the primary targets is adults aged 19-64, since their access to health care and use of health services deteriorated between 2000 and 2010, particularly among those who were uninsured ( Kenney, McMorrow, Zuckerman, & Goin, 2012 ). (nursingworld.org)
  • Empire Justice provides direct representation for clients and technical assistance and support for advocates in upstate New York and on Long Island in a wide variety of poverty-related issue areas, including health care access. (empirejustice.org)
  • NASN supports access to quality health care for all children, including the essential health benefits provided by the ACA. (nasn.org)
  • Moreover, requiring everyone to purchase health insurance might reduce the total costs of treatment for patients with preexisting conditions by providing them access to care earlier in the development of those conditions, as well as preventing "free riders," those who join up last-minute and receive care but have paid little or nothing into the health plan . (ama-assn.org)
  • expenses
  • 1) Individuals should be afforded the same tax advantages that businesses have by being able to deduct their 100 percent of all of their health care expenses from their taxes, including insurance. (votesmart.org)
  • A much smaller share of revenues derived from individual taxpayers will come from limitations on tax-advantaged accounts (such as flexible spending and health savings accounts) and on the itemized deduction used to pay for health care expenses. (everycrsreport.com)
  • physicians
  • Fourth, we want our fellow citizens to share in the costs and also benefits of health care ( American College of Emergency Physicians, 2011 ). (nursingworld.org)
  • Given the amount of money hanging in the balance, physicians certainly have a very good reason to gauge patient satisfaction. (eisneramper.com)
  • According to a study funded by Press Ganey and published in the public health journal Medical Care, physicians with low patient satisfaction scores were more likely to be involved in malpractice lawsuits. (eisneramper.com)
  • This program will help in expanding the number of primary care physicians, particularly in underserved, high-need areas. (aacom.org)
  • To realize the potential for the PPACA to achieve a more equitable balance between generalist and specialist physicians, all primary care advocates must actively engage in the long rebuilding process. (annals.org)
  • In countries with mature, similar economies, 50% to 60% of physicians practice in the primary care disciplines of general internal medicine, geriatrics, family medicine, or pediatrics (1) . (annals.org)
  • In contrast, only about 30% of U.S. physicians practice in primary care, whereas 70% are specialists. (annals.org)
  • advocates
  • Over the past decade, good government groups, patient advocates, the media, and some government officials have scrutinized both the alleged failure of hospitals to consistently notify and provide financial assistance to patients and the lack of accountability and transparency in the allocation of public funds to hospitals. (scribd.com)
  • Yorkers
  • We concur with the comments submitted separately by these previously named national organizations, as well as the comments submitted by Health Care for All New Yorkers (HCFANY), whose work has also provided a valuable framework for the comments we submit today. (empirejustice.org)
  • Indeed, for the roughly 2.8 million New Yorkers who do not have health insuranceand for the many who are underinsuredhospitals and community health centers are often the only source of health care available. (scribd.com)
  • services
  • AACOM supports such programs as the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Teaching Health Center (THC) GME program, which was created by the ACA to provide funding to establish newly accredited primary care residency programs, or to expand existing programs. (aacom.org)
  • In the former case, primary care offers the main opportunity to deliver such essential disease prevention services as cancer screening, vaccination, and lifestyle counseling to asymptomatic individuals who do not regard themselves as patients. (annals.org)
  • However, none of these models addresses the payment system's devaluation of primary care services. (annals.org)
  • For example, instead of a surgical procedure generating multiple claims from multiple providers, the entire team is compensated with a "bundled" payment that provides incentives to deliver health care services more efficiently while maintaining or improving quality of care. (helpingyoucare.com)
  • entity
  • Prohibits any federal, state, or local entity from subjecting any health care entity to discrimination on the basis that the health care entity refuses to undergo training in the performance of abortions, perform or pay for abortions, or provide referrals for abortions or abortion training (Sec. 2). (votesmart.org)
  • costs
  • In order to offset the costs of providing care to uninsured and underinsured patients, New York operates an uncompensated care system, known as the hospital Indigent Care Pool (ICP) program. (scribd.com)
  • mandate
  • The ACA's "employer mandate" (also known as "pay-or-play" rules) imposes new rules on businesses with 50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, which the Act refers to as "applicable large employers. (dresserassociates.com)
  • As of October 2011, the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act remained contested, with disagreement among circuit courts about the implications of the individual mandate. (ama-assn.org)
  • The implied mandate of the PPACA is for more and better primary care. (annals.org)
  • resources
  • Third, we expect our health care to be affordable so that we have resources for all of the other things we need or want. (nursingworld.org)
  • Fortunately, a variety of resources exist to help gauge patient satisfaction - whether you are interested in asking a few basic questions about the patient experience or are interested in an in-depth analysis and benchmarking. (eisneramper.com)
  • provides
  • The June 2012 Supreme Court decision that upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), first enacted in 2010, provides some guidance to states, insurers, employers, and consumers about what they are required to do by 2014, when much of the law comes into force ( White House, n.d. ). (nursingworld.org)
  • medical care
  • Note the U.S. spends twice as much as most other industrial nations on medical care and we get poorer results. (prc68.com)
  • Is the patient satisfied that the medical care sought has resolved or helped with his or her need or problem? (eisneramper.com)
  • benefits
  • Prior to Obama Care Congressmen were getting medical insurance through the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program ( Wiki ) where the government picks up about 72% of the plan cost. (prc68.com)
  • The ACA bars insurance companies from denying benefits to patients with pre-existing medical conditions. (techtarget.com)