Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.National Health Insurance, United StatesTaiwanInsurance 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)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.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.Health 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.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.United StatesHealth 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.Republic of Korea: The capital is Seoul. The country, established September 9, 1948, is located on the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. Its northern border is shared with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.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.Insurance Carriers: Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.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)Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.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.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.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Ghana: A republic in western Africa, south of BURKINA FASO and west of TOGO. Its capital is Accra.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.Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Insurance Claim Reporting: The design, completion, and filing of forms with the insurer.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Insurance: Coverage by contract whereby one part indemnifies or guarantees another against loss by a specified contingency.Insurance Selection Bias: Adverse or favorable selection bias exhibited by insurers or enrollees resulting in disproportionate enrollment of certain groups of people.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Nutrition Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to the nutritional status of a human population within a given geographic area. Data from these surveys are used in preparing NUTRITION ASSESSMENTS.Insurance, Life: Insurance providing for payment of a stipulated sum to a designated beneficiary upon death of the insured.Insurance, Long-Term Care: Health insurance to provide full or partial coverage for long-term home care services or for long-term nursing care provided in a residential facility such as a nursing home.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.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.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.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.Single-Payer System: An approach to health care financing with only one source of money for paying health care providers. The scope may be national (the Canadian System), state-wide, or community-based. The payer may be a governmental unit or other entity such as an insurance company. The proposed advantages include administrative simplicity for patients and providers, and resulting significant savings in overhead costs. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993, p106)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)Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.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.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.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Healthcare Financing: Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.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.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.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.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.Korea: Former kingdom, located on Korea Peninsula between Sea of Japan and Yellow Sea on east coast of Asia. In 1948, the kingdom ceased and two independent countries were formed, divided by the 38th parallel.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Eligibility Determination: Criteria to determine eligibility of patients for medical care programs and services.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.Budgets: Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.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.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.Fees and Charges: Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.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.Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Medical Assistance: Financing of medical care provided to public assistance recipients.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.Insurance, Major Medical: Insurance providing a broad range of medical services and supplies, when prescribed by a physician, whether or not the patient is hospitalized. It frequently is an extension of a basic policy and benefits will not begin until the basic policy is exhausted.Incidence: The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Professional Corporations: Legally authorized corporations owned and managed by one or more professionals (medical, dental, legal) in which the income is ascribed primarily to the professional activities of the owners or stockholders.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.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.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)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.Occupational Therapy Department, Hospital: Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of any occupational or work activity for remedial purposes.Income: Revenues or receipts accruing from business enterprise, labor, or invested capital.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.Public Opinion: The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.Hospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Insurance, Dental: Insurance providing coverage for dental care.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Age Distribution: The frequency of different ages or age groups in a given population. The distribution may refer to either how many or what proportion of the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.France: A country in western Europe bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, the English Channel, the Mediterranean Sea, and the countries of Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the principalities of Andorra and Monaco, and by the duchy of Luxembourg. Its capital is Paris.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.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)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.Insurance, Hospitalization: Health insurance providing benefits to cover or partly cover hospital expenses.Health Insurance Exchanges: State-provided health insurance marketplaces established under the PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.Family Characteristics: Size and composition of the family.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)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.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.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.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.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Aid to Families with Dependent Children: Financial assistance provided by the government to indigent families with dependent children who meet certain requirements as defined by the Social Security Act, Title IV, in the U.S.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.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.JapanHealth 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.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.Privatization: Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.Sex Distribution: The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.Social Class: A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.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).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).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)Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.Comorbidity: The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.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.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Models, Econometric: The application of mathematical formulas and statistical techniques to the testing and quantifying of economic theories and the solution of economic problems.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: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Medicine, Chinese Traditional: A system of traditional medicine which is based on the beliefs and practices of the Chinese culture.Odds Ratio: The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.Diagnosis-Related Groups: A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.Tax Exemption: Status not subject to taxation; as the income of a philanthropic organization. Tax-exempt organizations may also qualify to receive tax-deductible donations if they are considered to be nonprofit corporations under Section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal Revenue Code.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.Multivariate Analysis: A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.Diabetes Mellitus: A heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by HYPERGLYCEMIA and GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE.Hispanic Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican (MEXICAN AMERICANS), Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other Spanish culture or origin. The concept does not include Brazilian Americans or Portuguese Americans.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.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.National Center for Health Statistics (U.S.): A center in the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE which is primarily concerned with the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics on vital events and health activities to reflect the health status of people, health needs, and health resources.Insurance, Psychiatric: Insurance providing benefits to cover part or all of the psychiatric care.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Continental Population Groups: Groups of individuals whose putative ancestry is from native continental populations based on similarities in physical appearance.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)Neoplasms: New abnormal growth of tissue. Malignant neoplasms show a greater degree of anaplasia and have the properties of invasion and metastasis, compared to benign neoplasms.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Registries: The systems and processes involved in the establishment, support, management, and operation of registers, e.g., disease registers.European Continental Ancestry Group: Individuals whose ancestral origins are in the continent of Europe.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.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Insurance, Liability: Insurance against loss resulting from liability for injury or damage to the persons or property of others.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.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Employer Health Costs: That portion of total HEALTH CARE COSTS borne by an individual's or group's employing organization.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)World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Physician's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.African Americans: Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.Income Tax: Tax on the net income of an individual, organization, or business.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.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)Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Medical Indigency: The condition in which individuals are financially unable to access adequate medical care without depriving themselves and their dependents of food, clothing, shelter, and other essentials of living.Government Regulation: Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.Social Security: Government sponsored social insurance programs.Risk: The probability that an event will occur. It encompasses a variety of measures of the probability of a generally unfavorable outcome.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Insurance, Accident: Insurance providing coverage for physical injury suffered as a result of unavoidable circumstances.Great BritainReimbursement Mechanisms: Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Demography: Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.Smoking: Inhaling and exhaling the smoke of burning TOBACCO.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Insurance, Physician Services: Insurance providing benefits for the costs of care by a physician which can be comprehensive or limited to surgical expenses or for care provided only in the hospital. It is frequently called "regular medical expense" or "surgical expense".Social Welfare: Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Educational Status: Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.Proportional Hazards Models: Statistical models used in survival analysis that assert that the effect of the study factors on the hazard rate in the study population is multiplicative and does not change over time.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Mass Screening: Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.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).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)United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Mexican Americans: Persons living in the United States of Mexican descent.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Mandatory Programs: Programs in which participation is required.Medical Savings Accounts: Tax-exempt trusts or custodial accounts established by individuals with financial institutions for saving money for future medical expenses.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.Drug Prescriptions: Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Emigration and Immigration: The process of leaving one's country to establish residence in a foreign country.Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.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.Financing, Organized: All organized methods of funding.Risk Assessment: The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)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)Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.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)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.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Community Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
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  • Through the Oral Cancer Roundtable, a group of conference and meeting participants, CDC will communicate to interested agencies, organizations, and state health departments ways in which they can implement elements of the national plan. (
  • This addition to the firm's Health Care Group expands Crowell & Moring's best-in-class capabilities to better serve health care clients and nonprofit organizations across the United States on a complete spectrum of their legal needs. (
  • With 35 years of experience, Paul Mourning , who most recently served as co-chair of Cadwalader's Health Care Industry Team and chair of its health care and nonprofit practices, is widely recognized as a leader in the establishment, financing, restructuring, and transfer of control of health care and nonprofit organizations, as well as in the disposition of assets and structuring and re-structuring of joint ventures. (
  • Clients include acute care, residential long-term care, home care, and hospice providers, as well as managed care and other health insurance organizations. (
  • We are honored to be working with dedicated organizations across the country for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day to help stem the spread of HIV," said Mike Gausling, Chief Executive Officer of OraSure Technologies. (
  • In addition, OraSure has received a CLIA waiver for this test, thereby permitting the test to be used in more than 180,000 sites in the United States, such as outreach clinics, community-based organizations and physicians' offices. (
  • These products are sold in the United States and certain foreign countries to clinical laboratories, hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and other public health organizations, distributors, government agencies, physicians' offices, and commercial and industrial entities. (
  • The Chairperson of the Commission may, in the discretion of the Chairperson, establish advisory panels to the Commission, including State or local officials, representatives of organizations having an interest in the work of the Commission, or others having expertise that is relevant to the purposes of the Commission. (
  • While private organizations will be involved in the ambitious project, the government will have to ensure speedy payments for the partnership to work, said Harish Pillai, chief operating officer at private healthcare group Indus Health. (
  • Florida Covering Kids & Families partners with 11 organizations, who are collectively referred to as the "Covering Florida" consortium, to provide Navigator services across the entire state of Florida. (
  • TFHF has been able to bring together all the major partners responsible for helping families enroll in insurance plans and the community organizations that represent the families that they serve, to create a coalition of community partners consisting of local service agencies, city government, hospitals, organizations that serve specific ethnic, gender or racial populations, media partners, parents, and local elected officials. (
  • This study uses interview data collected from public health departments and aging-in-place efforts-specifically, from coordinators of age-friendly communities and village executive directors-to explore how current aging-in-place efforts can be harnessed to strengthen the disaster resilience of older adults and which existing programs or new collaborations among public health departments and these organizations show promise for improving disaster resilience for older populations. (
  • Existing programs and new collaborations between public health departments and these organizations show promise for improving disaster resilience for older populations. (
  • The States are planning to bring this to the Supreme Court - as are some private organizations. (
  • Members of the commission are a diverse group of leading health policy experts from government, private industry, health care delivery organizations, academia, and professional associations. (
  • Medical malpractice liability can extend to hospitals and even to health maintenance organizations (HMOs). (
  • However, except for the funding of some benefits and the planning and financing of hospitals, the responsibility for administering and providing health care has been delegated to nonstate entities, including national and regional associations of health care providers, Land hospital associations, nonprofit insurance funds, private insurance companies, and voluntary organizations. (
  • WellPoint offers a comprehensive selection of healthcare products, including health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), point-of-service plans (POS), self-insured employer sponsored programs, and specialty plans for dental, optical, pharmacy, and mental health coverage. (
  • Non-citizens who receive public benefits are not self-sufficient and are relying on the U.S. government and state and local entities for resources instead of their families, sponsors or private organizations," the document states. (
  • In these accountable health entities, a state-level coordinating group designates and supports community-based organizations or coalitions that invest in, or are accountable for, improving population health and health equity. (
  • Generally, states provide direction to the local government agencies, community organizations, health systems, or other partners that convene accountable entities about how they should govern them. (
  • States encourage broad representation from providers, community service organizations, and others who affect the health of communities. (
  • The state of emergency "delegates emergency powers to state and local emergency management officials, enabling them to fast-track coordination among state and local agencies and community organizations, including private sector and nonprofit entities, to ensure whole-community involvement," Maryland's office of the governor told Yahoo News. (
  • CHN is a leading preferred provider organization serving the northeastern United States with a premier, URAC-accredited network of health care providers. (
  • CHN PPO, a division of Consolidated Services Group, Inc. (CSG), is a leading preferred provider organization serving the northeastern United States with a premier, URAC-accredited network of over 125,000 health care providers. (
  • BCC's most profitable operations were concentrated in the new company--the health maintenance organization, the preferred provider organization, and the various specialty plans. (
  • BMC Pulmonary Medicine (2018) 18:96 Page 2 of 7 Methods identified using ICD-10, including COPD, hepatitis C, gas- Database troesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), and diabetes [10- The National Health Insurance Service (NHI) covers (
  • Three initiatives on Missouri's November 6, 2018, ballot seek to make medical marijuana or medical cannabis legal under Missouri state law. (
  • Oklahoma became the 30th state to pass a medical marijuana law after voters approved it on June 26, 2018. (
  • Over the next 120 days, until November 5, 2018, the US government re-imposed all economic sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program that had been previously lifted, including "secondary sanctions" on non-US entities that conduct financial or commercial transactions with Iran. (
  • Then, with the total re-imposition of sanctions suspended under the JCPOA, in November 2018, the US Treasury Department added at least 37 Iranian governmental and privately-owned banks, as well as Iran's national oil company, to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN) of individuals subject to sanctions. (
  • Authorizes a 20% deduction for non-wage income of qualified pass-through entities including S corporations, LLCs, partnerships and sole proprietorships beginning in 2018. (
  • U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, U.S. February 8, 2018. (
  • On Friday, the White House unveiled proposed cuts by 95 percent to the 2018 budget of the Office of National Drug Control Policy , from $388 million to $24 million. (
  • and the exclusion of investor-owned health facilities (given concerns about the quality and inefficiency of corporate healthcare). (
  • Nonetheless, in addition to providing a potential model for future legislation, the bill serves a number of useful functions now: it has already spurred discussion of the inadequacies of the healthcare status quo (including unsustainable costs), and it provides a vision of the future that contrasts with the bleak plans of both the Republican Party and insurance company lobbyists. (
  • Falls Church VA (PRWEB) January 27 2013 Apollo the leading provider of collaborative clinical multimedia management solutions for the healthcare industry today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) to install Apollo EPMM® across their enterprise. (
  • Apollo, the leading provider of collaborative clinical multimedia management solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) to install Apollo EPMM® across their enterprise. (
  • According to Zacks, "Quorum Health Corporation provides hospital and outpatient healthcare services in the United States. (
  • He was previously a member of the National Principles and Practices Board of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a prior president of the Indiana chapter of that group. (
  • Alexander is active on the boards of the Little Red Door Cancer Agency, the Cancer Support Community Central Indiana, United Healthcare Children's Foundation and Gregory & Appel. (
  • She is also on the advisory boards of Anthem and United Healthcare. (
  • In the post-WWII years, references to mental hygiene were gradually replaced by the term 'mental health' due to its positive aspect that evolves from the treatment of illness to preventive and promotive areas of healthcare. (
  • Universal health care , also spelled universal healthcare , describes any system whereby all residents of a given jurisdiction, often a country , are able to receive medical attention without suffering from financial hardship. (
  • The 1948 Constitution of the World Health Organization declares healthcare a fundamental human right . (
  • WellPoint Health Networks Inc. was organized in 1986 as the division responsible for the managed healthcare operations of Blue Cross of California (BCC). (
  • It means getting every American the healthcare and health insurance that is of highest net value, private and social. (
  • The Prize recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the health of the public in one of three primary focus areas: Health Services Management, Health Policy Development and Healthcare Delivery. (
  • Alteon Health is a leading provider of outsourced healthcare practice management services to emergency departments, hospitalist programs, and hospital-based urgent care centers. (
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) found that in 2011, private insurance was billed for 12.2 million U.S. inpatient hospital stays and incurred approximately $112.5 billion in aggregate inpatient hospital costs (29% of the total national aggregate costs). (
  • Administrative services are provided by United HealthCare Services, Inc. (
  • The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has documented a public health crisis of chronic pain in the United States, yet the country is ill equipped to address it in the setting of the current healthcare delivery system. (
  • Cyber defense firm Cryptonite found that ransomware attacks on health care institutions increased by 89% from 2016 to 2017. (
  • The number of global ransomware detections rose 36 percent in 2016 from the year before, to 463,841, with the United States most heavily affected, according to cyber security firm Symantec Corp. (
  • In 2016, nearly 383,000 people who would be subject to the new standards obtained permanent residence while already in the United States, according to DHS statistics. (
  • In addition, nearly 620,000 other immigrants living abroad obtained U.S. permanent residence through the State Department in 2016. (
  • For instance, on February 14, 2019, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told CBS News, "Things are much worse for the Iranian people [with the US sanctions], and we are convinced that will lead the Iranian people to rise up and change the behavior of the regime. (
  • Repeals the tax penalty under the Affordable Care Act for failing to have health insurance beginning in 2019 (Sec. 11081). (
  • In the United States, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) currently recommends vaccination against 14 potentially serious illnesses by the time a child reaches age 24 months ( 1 ). (
  • The criteria were compiled based on recommendations solicited from the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. (
  • Former Vermont governor and Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean, himself a doctor, says the issue is "not… about Democrats versus Republicans. (
  • He served as chairman of the board of MDWise (Indiana's largest HMO in terms of number of enrollees) and served as finance committee chairman of Fairbanks Hospital and as a member of the Health Finance Advisory Committee of the State Health Finance Commission. (
  • At the beginning of the 20th century, Clifford Beers founded "Mental Health America - National Committee for Mental Hygiene", after publication of his accounts from lived experience in lunatic asylums , A Mind That Found Itself , in 1908 and opened the first outpatient mental health clinic in the United States. (
  • On December 29, 1992, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its intention to form a negotiated rulemaking advisory committee to negotiate issues associated with a revision of the existing steel erection standard. (
  • In January 1945, the tempo of planning again increased, coincident with the establishment of a State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee which provided a degree of policy guidance. (
  • His work has advanced the worlds of health services, health economics, health policy, and health management,'' said Kyle Grazier, DrPH, University of Michigan professor and Graham Prize Selection Committee chair. (
  • As a result, the IOM committee called for pain relief, research, awareness, and education to be given the status of a national priority. (
  • In 2003, federal entity NSSB became The National Skill Standards Board Institute (NSSBI). (
  • HHS states that the new standards represent a uniform, federal floor of privacy protections for consumers across the country. (
  • During the past decade, federal health agencies have focused on reducing the incidence of oral and pharyngeal cancer and increasing the 5-year survival rate from these cancers in the United States. (
  • Our employment counsel represent clients before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (
  • Chief among these considerations is what type of work is allowed under federal or state law. (
  • An employer that fails to comply with provisions of federal or state child labor laws may be subject to fines for the first offence. (
  • and litigators Kathy Hirata Chin and Brian McGovern , who have represented providers and provider associations in state and federal court and regulatory and compliance investigations. (
  • Covered Entities that receive Federal financial. (
  • Job Offer Rescinded After Company Learned of Applicant's Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charged - ORLANDO, Fla. - Daytona Beach-based insurance brokerage firm Brown & Brown will pay $100,000 and furnish significant relief to. (
  • In this case, federal rules preempt state regulation. (
  • NHeLP advocates, educates and litigates at the federal and state levels. (
  • We work with lawyers and advocates, community-based entities, federal and state policy makers, health care providers, and clients to address the needs of underserved people. (
  • H.R. 168 Business Freedom of Commerce Act Bill would allow a small business operating in the United States to elect to be exempt from any federal rule or regulation issued on or after January 20, 2009, among other things. (
  • We superimposed contours of aircraft noise levels (in decibels, dB) for 89 airports for 2009 provided by the US Federal Aviation Administration on census block resolution population data to construct two exposure metrics applicable to zip code resolution health insurance data: population weighted noise within each zip code, and 90th centile of noise among populated census blocks within each zip code. (
  • Such attacks, which have also hit companies and federal entities, have spared no kind of municipal issuer large or small, from police departments to school districts and transit agencies. (
  • State and local governments are a huge target, quite frankly an easy target for bad guys," said Bob Anderson, managing director for information security at Navigant management consulting firm in Washington and a former global cyber investigator at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (
  • It is the mission of the Policy Information Exchange to educate and inform Pennsylvanians with disabilities, their families and advocates, and the general public, regarding public policy issues and to further the exchange of policy information between the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council and federal, state, and local policy makers. (
  • That the state -meaning the federal government- has the power above the states to enforce mandatory health payments, in effect a tax, to redistribute wealth goes against the pioneer principles of our nation's founding fathers. (
  • According to the Basic Law of l949, Germany's constitution, the federal government has exclusive authority in public health insurance matters and sets broad policy in relation to the GKV. (
  • The health care system has achieved a high degree of equity and justice, despite its fragmented federal organization: no single group is in a position to dictate the terms of service delivery, reimbursement, remuneration, quality of care, or any other important concerns. (
  • Part III examines how legal challenges arising from federal patent and trade secret laws could hamper state efforts to further drug price transparency. (
  • The Bush administration has formally proposed a new federal regulation on the topic of providers' "conscience" rights that has the potential to seriously undermine the U.S. health care system and impede access to services and information. (
  • According to the proposed regulation, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) believes there is widespread ignorance of three long-standing federal laws that allow individuals and institutions to refuse to provide certain services, explicitly abortions and sterilizations, to which they object on religious or moral grounds. (
  • When the draft regulation was originally leaked in July, reproductive health providers and advocates were alarmed by how the underlying laws were being interpreted to challenge limited but important federal and state safeguards related to abortion. (
  • CSAC represents county government before the California Legislature, U.S. Congress, state and federal agencies and other entities, while educating the public about the value and need for county programs and services. (
  • Since the late 1970s, the federal Healthy People Initiative has been a visible component of the United States' approach to improving population health. (
  • The signing of Maryland and Florida's states of emergency come at a time when the Trump administration continues to offer an unclear plan as to how it will combat the epidemic on a federal level. (
  • The Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and many federal, state and private partners have marked each year with events and announcements promoting the collection and use of family health history information for disease prevention and health promotion. (
  • One such barrier is the lack of clarity regarding federal rules governing collection and storage of identifiable health information about relatives obtained from a patient. (
  • The largest disparities on the basis of health insurance status occurred for ≥2 doses of influenza vaccine and for completion of the rotavirus vaccination series. (
  • Health literacy, language access, and cultural competence are commonly suggested concepts that address the provision of quality care to diverse populations, including those facing persistent health care disparities based on individual characteristics, such as race, ethnicity, or culture, as well as communication, literacy, and language needs. (
  • Hence, the purpose of this paper is to establish a framework to integrate the measurement of health literacy, language access, and cultural competence, with the primary goal of using this integrated measurement approach to improve care quality and reduce disparities. (
  • HCSEF's mission is to improve access to health care, reduce disparities in health status and advocate on behalf of vulnerable and underserved populations. (
  • While 2017 was the year of ransomware, we are anticipating this already hard-hit sector will feel the wrath of cybercriminals targeting the hundreds of thousands of IoT devices already deployed in health care," said Michael Simon, president and CEO of Cryptonite. (
  • Inc. v. Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 149409 (D.N.J. Sept. 14, 2017), the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey had. (
  • The reputation of this group for closing deals, securing financing, litigating and investigating complex matters, and navigating the unique regulatory climate in New York for health care providers, payers, and other industry participants bolsters our already elite Health Care Group. (
  • Consumer assistance programs must be carefully structured to promote consumer confidence and to work cooperatively with health plans, providers, payers and regulators. (
  • According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Privacy Rule promulgated as part of HIPAA, provides patients with access to their medical records and more control over how their personal health information is used and disclosed. (
  • Although state percentages varied, overall nationally no more than 55% of children with ADHD received psychological services annually, regardless of insurance type, whereas approximately three fourths received medication. (
  • The OptumHealth segment provides access to networks of care provider specialists, health management services, care delivery, consumer engagement, and financial services. (
  • After service in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant from 1967 to 1971, Shep served as the Executive Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1970 to 1974, and briefly as Cabinet Secretary of the Maryland Department of Employment and Social Services. (
  • To help establish standards for e-prescribing and to test their feasibility in practice, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiated pilot programs across the country during 2006. (
  • The Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, shall be responsible for fostering substance abuse prevention and treatment programs and services in State and local governments and in private industry. (
  • substituted 'Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use' for 'Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration' wherever appearing. (
  • This should increase demand for health care services. (
  • a) All group and blanket health insurance policies, which are delivered or issued for delivery in this State by any health insurer or health service corporation, and which provide benefits for outpatient services, shall provide to covered persons residing or having their principal place of employment in this State a benefit for cervical and endometrial cancer screening, commonly known as a "PAP smear. (
  • The services offered are usually at the discretion of a utilization review nurse who is often contracted through the managed care entity providing the subscription health plan. (
  • In the health care field, he is a member of the American Association and Tennessee Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. (
  • But it is also accurate to say that it creates a subsidy not just for health-care insurance companies, but also for private health-care providers-including hospital chains and group physician practices, as well as private drug companies, medical device makers, labs, and other enterprises up and down the health-care supply chain-by boosting the number of people who consume their products and services. (
  • Tertiary care services or specialized consultative care services would be provided through an insurance-based model and the government will offer more than 50 percent drugs free to all its citizens. (
  • First, the government should guarantee that everyone receives "basic" health care, including quality primary care, preventive services and treatment for injury and disease. (
  • Of course, some entity will have to decide where the line is drawn between "basic" health services and "quality of life" and how means-testing will work. (
  • In the meantime, there should be no question that government and insurance companies should encourage better - cheaper - "end of life" services. (
  • Health Council of Southeast Florida (HCSEF) is a private, not-for-profit corporation focused on providing coordinated health planning designed to enhance the provision of accessible, affordable and high quality health care services. (
  • Prior to that, Ms. Stafslien was the segment general counsel of Cardinal Health's Clinical Technologies and Services from 2004 to 2009, joining Cardinal Health through the acquisition of Alaris Medical Systems in 2004, where she served as deputy general counsel and assistant secretary. (
  • 3) "Health care services" means services provided by a physician or health care provider to prevent, alleviate, cure, or heal human illness or injury. (
  • One major area within health care law is Medical Malpractice , which is professional misconduct or lack of skill in providing medical treatment or services. (
  • The Commission includes 34 members and is co-chaired by The Honorable Alexis M. Herman, Secretary of Labor, and The Honorable Donna E. Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services. (
  • Provider Network Adequacy: All health plan networks should provide access to sufficient numbers and types of providers to assure that all covered services will be accessible without unreasonable delay - including access to emergency services 24 hours a day and seven days a week. (
  • Access to Qualified Specialists for Women's Health Services: Women should be able to choose a qualified provider offered by a plan - such as gynecologists, certified nurse midwives, and other qualified health care providers - for the provision of covered care necessary to provide routine and preventative women's health care services. (
  • The Governor's original proposal would have reduced Mental Health services dramatically . (
  • The Behavioral Health Services Initiative (BHSI) funds county mental health services and drug and alcohol treatment services for adults who are not eligible for Medical Assistance. (
  • means a health facility having a duly constituted governing body with overall administrative and professional responsibility and an organized medical staff that provides 24-hour inpatient care for persons with mental health disorders or other patients referred to in Division 5 (commencing with Section 5000) or Division 6 (commencing with Section 6000) of the Welfare and Institutions Code, including the following basic services: medical, nursing, rehabilitative, pharmacy, and dietary services. (
  • The WellPoint Companies provide health security by offering a choice of quality branded health services designed to meet the changing expectations of individuals, families and their sponsors throughout a lifelong relationship. (
  • The Prize recognizes the contributions of health services researchers who apply analytic methods to examine and evaluate the organization, financing and/or delivery of health services. (
  • Dr. Pauly has been a consultant to the Congressional Budget Office and the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (
  • Since 1986, The Baxter International Foundation and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration have awarded the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research to recognize researchers who have made major contributions to the health of the public through innovative research in health services. (
  • The Prize honors the late William B. Graham, longtime chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc., and is internationally regarded as the premier recognition for individuals conducting health services research. (
  • â Without insurance, people often wait longer before seeking the health services they need. (
  • CSAC provides a broad range of services to all 58 counties in California through its Finance Corporation activities, public policy development, training, insurance service programs, research and a variety of communication tools, including Internet services. (
  • Headquartered in Houston, TX, Alteon provides services to more than 125 hospital programs across the United States. (
  • Most medical tourists pay for their care at time of service, and rely on private companies or medical concierge services to identify foreign health care facilities. (
  • Convened by the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), the Affinity Group is a collaborative effort across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). (
  • Products and services offered are underwritten by Golden Rule Insurance Company, Oxford Health Insurance, Inc., UnitedHealthcare Life Insurance Company and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company. (
  • In New Mexico, products and services offered are only underwritten by Golden Rule Insurance Company. (
  • Mental Health and Related Services Amendment Bill 2013 - Introduced 9 October. (
  • Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, allotting $27 million in funds for prevention and treatment services for opioid addiction. (
  • 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. (
  • High profile, evidence-based guidelines from groups such as the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force explicitly and implicitly make use of family health history information to guide selection of appropriate screening and preventive services for conditions including osteoporosis, hyperlipidemia, and breast cancer. (
  • Consistent with the responsibilities described in paragraph (1), the Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, shall develop a variety of model programs suitable for replication on a cost-effective basis in different types of business concerns and State and local governmental entities. (
  • We tailor our service offerings to the specific needs and aspirations of our local, regional, national and international client base. (
  • We will continue to work in partnership with local, state and national agencies to help make this happen. (
  • 3 Theories suggested to explain the rising incidence of adolescent behavioral health conditions and suicide include increased detection due to increased societal awareness and some national and local efforts to better integrate mental health in pediatric well care, 4-7 leading to improved screening in primary care and school settings, and increasing use of digital media and concomitant decreases in outdoor activity and sleep. (
  • She is a long-standing member of the local and national Certified Employee Benefits Specialist chapters as well as of the state and national associations of health underwriters. (
  • Establishes a $10,000 limit on the state and local tax deduction (SALT), which applies to individuals or married couples filing jointly, and authorizes any state or local property, income, or sales taxes to count toward the deduction (Sec. 11042). (
  • Ransomware attacks on state and local governments and their agencies have risen in proportion with the overall increase, according to cyber insurance provider Beazley Group. (
  • Its members include individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds including consumers, business, labor, health care providers, health plans, State and local governments, and health care quality experts. (
  • If the defendant inherits, owns, or sells real property or holdings, these assets can then be attached at the state and local levels as well. (
  • These categories apply not only to national-level dynamics but also to corruption at the state and local levels. (
  • An effective governance structure can ensure the efficient operation of the accountable entity, and can also help highlight local goals and perspectives alongside state priorities. (
  • NASHP also examined the language states used to ensure that the local community was meaningfully engaged in the operations of the accountable entity. (
  • Washington State does not prescribe specific community engagement strategies, but expects its Accountable Communities of Health to include the perspectives of consumers and community members in their decision-making in a manner tailored by community leaders to reflect local needs. (
  • We must cut through the red tape so that we are empowering the important work being done in our many state agencies and at the local level all across our state. (
  • D) that is certified by the commissioner under this chapter to lawfully accept and distribute payments to physicians and other health care providers using the reimbursement methodologies authorized by this chapter. (
  • While there may be a small element of unscrupulous physicians who engage in such behavior, the more likely cause is that patients with good insurance tend to complain about minor issues or fears that minor complaints may be masking a serious problem - e.g. a headache being a symptom of a potential glioma. (
  • To protect themselves against the massive costs of such claims, physicians purchase malpractice insurance. (
  • Because every state prohibits the practice of medicine without a license, and because a corporate or business entity may not obtain a license to practice medicine, the historical model provided that all physicians were independent contractors (i.e., separate economic entities), even in their role on the medical staff of a hospital. (
  • Beginning with a consortium of health agencies in 1992 (and including a strategic planning conference in 1996 and a follow-up meeting in 1997), CDC has been involved in concerted efforts to establish a national plan for preventing and controlling these cancers. (
  • The Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use, shall disseminate information and materials relative to such model programs to the State agencies responsible for the administration of substance abuse prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation activities and shall, to the extent feasible provide technical assistance to such agencies as requested. (
  • The RFA requires agencies to consider the impact of their rules on small entities and examine significant alternatives that minimize small entity impacts. (
  • Similarly, Executive Order 13272 (E.O. 13272) directs agencies to submit draft rules that may have a significant economic impact on small entities to the Office of Advocacy for review and to address Advocacy's comments on proposed rules in the analysis accompanying the final rule. (
  • Further, some agencies were more willing to make regulatory changes and consider significant alternatives following discussions with Advocacy and affected small entities. (
  • In Fiscal Year 2005, Advocacy will continue to be a bridge between regulatory agencies and small entities. (
  • Advocacy recognizes that facilitating communications between agencies and small entities will help agencies achieve compliance with the RFA and E.O. 13272 and, ultimately, reduce regulatory burdens on small entities. (
  • Our long-term objective is for agencies to have in-house RFA expertise and to internalize thoughtful consideration of small entity impacts pursuant to the RFA and E.O. 13272. (
  • Most recently, Ms. Stafslien served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CareFusion Corporation, where she led the legal team through the spin-off from Cardinal Health, Inc. in 2009 until its acquisition by Becton, Dickinson and Company in March 2015. (
  • Nothing in this section shall be construed as preventing a group health plan, a health insurance issuer, or the Secretary from establishing varying reimbursement rates based on quality or performance measures. (
  • Life (other than GUL), accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and disability plans are insured or administered by Life Insurance Company of North America, except in NY, where insured plans are offered by Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York (New York, NY). (
  • National Research Council. (
  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness and Information Day is co-founded and sponsored by Concerned Black Men of Philadelphia, Jackson State University - Mississippi Urban Research Center, Health Watch Information and Promotion Service, National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council, and the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. (
  • (G) one shall be the Chairperson of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. (
  • Predictably, the regulation's supporters endorse such an interpretation: Indeed, the Family Research Council (FRC) and Concerned Women for America (CWA), along with other allied groups, have called for the regulation to explicitly state that the Title X requirement is illegal, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) cited requirements to provide emergency abortions as evidence of "hostility to conscience rights. (
  • Most insurance in the first half of the 20th century was bought privately, but few people wanted it. (
  • People become dependent on their employment for their health insurance, and they are loath to leave their jobs, even when doing so might make their lives better. (
  • The tax break for employer-sponsored health insurance is worth more to people making a lot of money than people making little. (
  • Remember, most people who undergo a medical bankruptcy had insurance. (
  • This is about the health insurance agency versus the American people. (
  • In his State of the Union address (see 9:01 pm January 28, 2003 )… about a month and a half before we went into Iraq, Bush was describing the progress in the war, and he said-I'm paraphrasing, but this is pretty close-he said that we've captured more than 3,000 members of al-Qaeda and suspected members, people suspected of operations against us. (
  • Our intent is to describe some of the more important scientific issues that could be addressed within each theme, to show how they collectively span the most critical areas of climate change research, and to demonstrate the vital importance of research progress in all of these areas to the health and well-being of citizens of the United States as well as people and natural systems around the world. (
  • Since two-thirds of household bankruptcies are due to health care costs, forcing people to turn over an even larger portion of their income to insurance companies will further erode household finances and exacerbate the problem. (
  • By design, this approach gives more people more access to more health care. (
  • Around 45 million people don't have health insurance - mostly, because they can't afford it - and as a result, they don't get regular health exams and they see a doctor or go to an emergency room only when they get sick. (
  • According to a new study by the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine, among working-age uninsured people, 40 percent have chronic illnesses and are two to four times more likely than insured people to have received no medical attention in the past year. (
  • Obama's plan would indeed do some good by making timely health care available to more people. (
  • This would give many people the health care that they might otherwise wait too long to seek. (
  • According to the U.K. surgeon general (1999), mental health is the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and providing the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity. (
  • The first and third models are what people mean when they say "single-payer health insurance. (
  • For example, it would be counterproductive for a poor or developing country to build a state-of-the-art Western-style hospital because few people could afford to use it. (
  • Those afflicted are relatively healthy people who have numerous diagnoses, take multiple medications and have frequent surgical procedures because they have excellent health insurance with little to no out-of-pocket expenses. (
  • Design Multi-airport retrospective study of approximately 6 million older people residing near airports in the United States. (
  • The rules would not apply to permanent residents applying for citizenship, but would apply to a wide range of people living or working in the United States, including close family members of U.S. citizens and workers employed by U.S. companies. (
  • We can lower the cost of health care markedly by giving people more options and letting the market work," he says. (
  • A group member, Pat Wayman, responds with a suggestion that CNBC sends crews to a health fair hosted by Representative David Scott (D-GA), where uninsured people can receive free medical care. (
  • In the United States, medical tourism generally refers to people traveling to less-developed countries for medical care. (
  • The CDC estimates that approximately 2.5 million people in the United States are living with HCV infection . (
  • People who are cured of HCV experience multiple health benefits and are significantly less likely to develop severe liver disease, liver cancer, and liver failure, which are often very costly conditions. (
  • In each decade, a new version of Healthy People is issued, featuring updated goals and identifying topic areas and quantifiable objectives for health improvement during the succeeding ten years, with assessment at that point of progress or lack thereof. (
  • Healthy People 2020 gives more prominence to health promotion and preventive approaches and adds a substantive focus on the importance of addressing social determinants of health. (
  • The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) has set a goal to advocate for a minimum set of health insurance benefits for people in pain severe enough to require ongoing therapy. (
  • The Office of National Drug Control Policy reports that young people abuse prescription drugs second only to marijuana, and one-third of people who start using illicit drugs begin with prescription drugs [ONDCP (
  • Providers, health care entities, and public health authorities can communicate with families about how children can be vaccinated safely during the pandemic, remind parents of vaccinations that are due for their children, and provide all recommended vaccinations to children during clinic visits. (
  • The cornerstone of our network is top-quality health care providers highly skilled in diagnosing and treating automobile and workplace injuries. (
  • Consumer Health Network PPO (CHN PPO), a URAC-accredited network of over 125,000 health care providers, will exhibit at the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Chapters of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) Annual Conference June 6 through June 8, 2012 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. (
  • and access to a nationwide network of premier health care providers. (
  • Much of the institutional health care business in New York is operated by nonprofit providers, and this prominent team is well suited to support those clients and for-profit initiatives. (
  • She also represents lenders and borrowers in health care financings, and has acted as regulatory counsel to leading financial lenders in connection with nine- and 10-figure financings of nursing facilities, assisted-living facilities, and other health care providers, and the related securitizations. (
  • Common FAQs include subjects such as covered entities, authorizations, disclosures to law enforcement, disclosures to family and friends, FERPA, health information technology and smaller providers and businesses. (
  • This is the supposition behind key provisions of the ACA that directly and indirectly encourage health-care providers to merge. (
  • This analysis suggests that a primary care BHNP could be a cost-saving and patient-centered way to reduce the burden on primary care providers while meeting the growing needs of adolescents with behavioral health needs. (
  • Adolescent behavioral health care is primarily managed in primary care, despite the lack of time and training for primary care providers (PCPs). (
  • 1,9 Reasons for low treatment rates include lack of behavioral health providers, long waiting times for access, providers who do not take insurance, and the burden and stigma of accessing mental health care. (
  • H.R. 763 The Jobs and Premium Protection Act Bill will act to amend the PPACA to repeal provisions imposing an annual fee on health insurance providers. (
  • If a health plan has an insufficient number or type of providers to provide a covered benefit with the appropriate degree of specialization, the plan should ensure that the consumer obtains the benefit outside the network at no greater cost than if the benefit were obtained from participating providers. (
  • The least expensive cost for a mammogram determining the maximum benefit under this subsection during each calendar year shall be the least expensive cost as of the first day of such calendar year in each county of the State. (
  • b) An entity described by Subsection (a) is subject to Chapter 1272 and is not required to obtain a certificate of authority or determination of approval under this chapter. (
  • The draft rules are a sharp departure from current guidelines, which have been in place since 1999 and specifically bar authorities from considering such non-cash benefits in deciding a person's eligibility to immigrate to the United States or stay in the country. (
  • For more information on working with seasonal employees, check out Safety Awareness for Seasonal Employees, a video available in VML Insurance Programs' Multimedia Library , free for eligible members. (
  • Those funds will go to states for allocation to counties to cover the costs of eligible populations. (
  • From the perspectives of positive psychology or of holism , mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life , and to create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience . (
  • [ citation needed ] According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health includes "subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, inter-generational dependence, and self-actualization of one's intellectual and emotional potential, among others. (
  • The term mental illness refers collectively to all diagnosable mental disorders -health conditions characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior associated with distress or impaired functioning. (
  • In the mid-19th century, William Sweetser was the first to coin the term "mental hygiene", which can be seen as the precursor to contemporary approaches to work on promoting positive mental health. (
  • Dix's efforts were so great that there was a rise in the number of patients in mental health facilities, which sadly resulted in these patients receiving less attention and care, as these institutions were largely understaffed. (
  • That is why it is easier to understand the reasons why health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. (
  • Their goals include building healthy communities and improving health equity through cross-sector partnerships, and their organizational and governance structures are evolving to reach these goals. (
  • 7. Immigrants 1 and emergency department visits 2 by the uninsured are not the cause of high and rising health care costs. (
  • In its 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) officially recognized climate change as a factor worthy of consideration in future national security planning. (
  • If DHS publishes a new rule, the State Department will decide then whether to change its guidance, said Ashley Garrigus, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Consular Affairs. (
  • HealthiestYou by Teladoc ® and UnitedHealthcare are not affiliated and each entity is responsible for its own contractual and financial obligations. (
  • E-prescribing has been shown to improve patient safety and to reduce health care costs by decreasing prescription errors caused by hard-to-read handwriting and other communication errors, as well as automating the process of checking for drug interactions and allergies. (
  • The ACA requires them to spend 80% on health care costs. (
  • Health care costs are high in Europe - and they would be as high as ours if they had the same Trial Lawyer Bar as we have here. (
  • ObamaCare may have been declared constitutional by five justices - although not in the manner the White House sold it, which is telling - but that doesn't change the fact that it is a horrible law that will bankrupt this country, explode health care costs and diminish the quality of care throughout this nation. (
  • Eliminating hepatitis requires increasing access to screening, diagnosis, and early HCV treatment, which together will save lives, reduce new infections, and control health care costs. (