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.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
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.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
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.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
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)
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.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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)
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
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).
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
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)
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.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
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.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
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.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
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.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The status of health in rural populations.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
A specialized agency of the United Nations designed as a coordinating authority on international health work; its aim is to promote the attainment of the highest possible level of health by all peoples.
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
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)
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.
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).
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
The status of health in urban populations.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Planning that has the goals of improving health, improving accessibility to health services, and promoting efficiency in the provision of services and resources on a comprehensive basis for a whole community. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p299)
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
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.
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.
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.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
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)
The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.
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.
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.
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.
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.
Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.
A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.
The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.
Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.
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.
The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.
Voluntary groups of people representing diverse interests in the community such as hospitals, businesses, physicians, and insurers, with the principal objective to improve health care cost effectiveness.
Alternative health care delivery mechanisms, such as PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS or other health insurance services or prepaid plans (other than HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS), that meet Medicare qualifications for a risk-sharing contract. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
Health care services related to human REPRODUCTION and diseases of the reproductive system. Services are provided to both sexes and usually by physicians in the medical or the surgical specialties such as REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE; ANDROLOGY; GYNECOLOGY; OBSTETRICS; and PERINATOLOGY.
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.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.
The physical condition of human reproductive systems.
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)
All organized methods of funding.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.
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.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.
Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.
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)
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Demographic and epidemiologic changes that have occurred in the last five decades in many developing countries and that are characterized by major growth in the number and proportion of middle-aged and elderly persons and in the frequency of the diseases that occur in these age groups. The health transition is the result of efforts to improve maternal and child health via primary care and outreach services and such efforts have been responsible for a decrease in the birth rate; reduced maternal mortality; improved preventive services; reduced infant mortality, and the increased life expectancy that defines the transition. (From Ann Intern Med 1992 Mar 15;116(6):499-504)
The purposes, missions, and goals of an individual organization or its units, established through administrative processes. It includes an organization's long-range plans and administrative philosophy.
Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.
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.
Studies designed to assess the efficacy of programs. They may include the evaluation of cost-effectiveness, the extent to which objectives are met, or impact.
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.
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.
Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.
Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.
Organizations of health care providers that agree to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in the traditional fee-for-service program who are assigned to it. Assigned means those beneficiaries for whom the professionals in the organization provide the bulk of primary care services. (www.cms.gov/OfficeofLegislation/Downloads/Accountable CareOrganization.pdf accessed 03/16/2011)
Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.
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.
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)
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
Payment by individuals or their family for health care services which are not covered by a third-party payer, either insurance or medical assistance.
Social process whereby the values, attitudes, or institutions of society, such as education, family, religion, and industry become modified. It includes both the natural process and action programs initiated by members of the community.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
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.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
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)
Evaluation procedures that focus on both the outcome or status (OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) of the patient at the end of an episode of care - presence of symptoms, level of activity, and mortality; and the process (ASSESSMENT, PROCESS) - what is done for the patient diagnostically and therapeutically.
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.
The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.
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.
Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.
Financial assistance to impoverished persons for the essentials of living through federal, state or local government programs.
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)
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.
Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of men.
Recommendations for directing health planning functions and policies. These may be mandated by PL93-641 and issued by the Department of Health and Human Services for use by state and local planning agencies.
The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.
Any type of research that employs nonnumeric information to explore individual or group characteristics, producing findings not arrived at by statistical procedures or other quantitative means. (Qualitative Inquiry: A Dictionary of Terms Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997)
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.
The health status of the family as a unit including the impact of the health of one member of the family on the family as a unit and on individual family members; also, the impact of family organization or disorganization on the health status of its members.
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.
Programs in which participation is required.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
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.
Criteria to determine eligibility of patients for medical care programs and services.
The complex of political institutions, laws, and customs through which the function of governing is carried out in a specific political unit.
The interaction of two or more persons or organizations directed toward a common goal which is mutually beneficial. An act or instance of working or acting together for a common purpose or benefit, i.e., joint action. (From Random House Dictionary Unabridged, 2d ed)
Organized services to provide health care to adolescents, ages ranging from 13 through 18 years.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
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)
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
Failure of a professional person, a physician or lawyer, to render proper services through reprehensible ignorance or negligence or through criminal intent, especially when injury or loss follows. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
An international organization whose members include most of the sovereign nations of the world with headquarters in New York City. The primary objectives of the organization are to maintain peace and security and to achieve international cooperation in solving international economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian problems.
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
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.
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.
Preventive health services provided for students. It excludes college or university students.
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
Diseases which have one or more of the following characteristics: they are permanent, leave residual disability, are caused by nonreversible pathological alteration, require special training of the patient for rehabilitation, or may be expected to require a long period of supervision, observation, or care. (Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
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.
The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.
An infant during the first month after birth.
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.
Interactional process combining investigation, discussion, and agreement by a number of people in the preparation and carrying out of a program to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community. It usually involves the action of a formal political, legal, or recognized voluntary body.
The interaction of persons or groups of persons representing various nations in the pursuit of a common goal or interest.
The quality or state of relating to or affecting two or more nations. (After Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)
Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
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.
A stratum of people with similar position and prestige; includes social stratification. Social class is measured by criteria such as education, occupation, and income.
Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.
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.
Community health education events focused on prevention of disease and promotion of health through audiovisual exhibits.
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.
A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.
The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
Administration and functional structures for the purpose of collectively systematizing activities for a particular goal.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
The field of information science concerned with the analysis and dissemination of medical data through the application of computers to various aspects of health care and medicine.
The transfer of information from experts in the medical and public health fields to patients and the public. The study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual and community decisions that enhance health.
Promotion and protection of the rights of patients, frequently through a legal process.
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
Design of patient care wherein institutional resources and personnel are organized around patients rather than around specialized departments. (From Hospitals 1993 Feb 5;67(3):14)
Organizations comprising wage and salary workers in health-related fields for the purpose of improving their status and conditions. The concept includes labor union activities toward providing health services to members.
Management of the organization of HEALTH FACILITIES.
The inhabitants of a city or town, including metropolitan areas and suburban areas.

Towards evidence-based health care reform. (1/1516)

Health care reform in Europe is discussed in the light of the Ljubljana Charter, with particular reference to progress made in Estonia and Lithuania.  (+info)

Restructuring the primary health care services and changing profile of family physicians in Turkey. (2/1516)

A new health-reform process has been initiated by Ministry of Health in Turkey. The aim of that reform is to improve the health status of the Turkish population and to provide health care to all citizens in an efficient and equitable manner. The restructuring of the current health system will allow more funds to be allocated to primary and preventive care and will create a managed market for secondary and tertiary care. In this article, we review the current and proposed primary care services models and the role of family physicians therein.  (+info)

Managing the health care market in developing countries: prospects and problems. (3/1516)

There is increasing interest in the prospects for managed market reforms in developing countries, stimulated by current reforms and policy debates in developed countries, and by perceptions of widespread public sector inefficiency in many countries. This review examines the prospects for such reforms in a developing country context, primarily by drawing on the arguments and evidence emerging from developed countries, with a specific focus on the provision of hospital services. The paper begins with a discussion of the current policy context of these reforms, and their main features. It argues that while current and proposed reforms vary in detail, most have in common the introduction of competition in the provision of health care, with the retention of a public monopoly of financing, and that this structure emerges from the dual goals of addressing current public sector inefficiencies while retaining the known equity and efficiency advantages of public health systems. The paper then explores the theoretical arguments and empirical evidence for and against these reforms, and examines their relevance for developing countries. Managed markets are argued to enhance both efficiency and equity. These arguments are analysed in terms of three distinct claims made by their proponents: that managed markets will promote increased provider competition, and hence, provider efficiency; that contractual relationships are more efficient than direct management; and that the benefits of managed markets will outweigh their costs. The analysis suggests that on all three issues, the theoretical arguments and empirical evidence remain ambiguous, and that this ambiguity is attributable in part to poor understanding of the behaviour of health sector agents within the market, and to the limited experience with these reforms. In the context of developing countries, the paper argues that most of the conditions required for successful implementation of these reforms are absent in all but a few, richer developing countries, and that the costs of these reforms, particularly in equity terms, are likely to pose substantial problems. Extensive managed market reforms are therefore unlikely to succeed, although limited introduction of particular elements of these reforms may be more successful. Developed country experience is useful in defining the conditions under which such limited reforms may succeed. There is an urgent need to evaluate the existing experience of different forms of contracting in developing countries, as well as to interpret emerging evidence from developed country reforms in the light of conditions in developing countries.  (+info)

Reforming the health sector in developing countries: the central role of policy analysis. (4/1516)

Policy analysis is an established discipline in the industrialized world, yet its application to developing countries has been limited. The health sector in particular appears to have been neglected. This is surprising because there is a well recognized crisis in health systems, and prescriptions abound of what health policy reforms countries should introduce. However, little attention has been paid to how countries should carry out reforms, much less who is likely to favour or resist such policies. This paper argues that much health policy wrongly focuses attention on the content of reform, and neglects the actors involved in policy reform (at the international, national sub-national levels), the processes contingent on developing and implementing change and the context within which policy is developed. Focus on policy content diverts attention from understanding the processes which explain why desired policy outcomes fail to emerge. The paper is organized in 4 sections. The first sets the scene, demonstrating how the shift from consensus to conflict in health policy established the need for a greater emphasis on policy analysis. The second section explores what is meant by policy analysis. The third investigates what other disciplines have written that help to develop a framework of analysis. And the final section suggests how policy analysis can be used not only to analyze the policy process, but also to plan.  (+info)

Donor funding for health reform in Africa: is non-project assistance the right prescription? (5/1516)

During the past 10 years, donors have recognized the need for major reforms to achieve sustainable development. Using non-project assistance they have attempted to leverage reforms by offering financing conditioned on the enactment of reform. The experience of USAID's health reform programmes in Niger and Nigeria suggest these programmes have proved more difficult to implement than expected. When a country has in place a high level of fiscal accountability and high institutional capacity, programmes of conditioned non-project assistance may be more effective in achieving reforms than traditional project assistance. However, when these elements are lacking, as they were in Niger, non-project assistance offers nothing inherently superior than traditional project assistance. Non-project assistance may be most effective for assisting the implementation of policy reforms adopted by the host government.  (+info)

Introducing health insurance in Vietnam. (6/1516)

Like many other countries Vietnam is trying to reform its health care system through the introduction of social insurance. The small size of the formal sector means that the scope for compulsory payroll insurance is limited and provinces are beginning to experiment with ways of encouraging people to buy voluntary insurance. Methods of contracting between hospitals and insurance centres are being devised. These vary in complexity and there is a danger that those based on fee for service will encourage excessive treatment for those insured. It is important that the national and provincial government continue to maintain firm control over funding while also ensuring that a substantial and targeted general budget subsidy is provided for those unable to make contributions.  (+info)

Overview: health financing reforms in Africa.(7/1516)

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The impact of alternative cost recovery schemes on access and equity in Niger. (8/1516)

The authors examine accessibility and the sustainability of quality health care in a rural setting under two alternative cost recovery methods, a fee-for-service method and a type of social financing (risk-sharing) strategy based on an annual tax+fee-for-service. Both methods were accompanied by similar interventions aimed at improving the quality of primary health services. Based on pilot tests of cost recovery in the non-hospital sector in Niger, the article presents results from baseline and final survey data, as well as from facility utilization, cost, and revenue data collected in two test districts and a control district. Cost recovery accompanied by quality improvements increases equity and access to health care and the type of cost recovery method used can make a difference. In Niger, higher access for women, children, and the poor resulted from the tax+fee method, than from the pure fee-for-service method. Moreover, revenue generation per capita under the tax+fee method was two times higher than under the fee-for-service method, suggesting that the prospects of sustainability were better under the social financing strategy. However, sustainability under cost recovery and improved quality depends as much on policy measures aimed at cost containment, particularly for drugs, as on specific cost recovery methods.  (+info)

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By PHILIP SPARN - [email protected] The constant debate surrounding the issue of President Obamas health-care reform law is again being re-ignited as the Republican presidential primary race narrows and the 2012 elections near. The Supreme Court heard this matter last week and is expected to make its ruling on the laws constitutionality later this summer. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as ObamaCare by conservatives, has continued to spark controversy, disagreement and support since its passage in 2010. Critics claim that this law expands the constitutional power of the federal government, costs too much and will lead to a government-run health-care system. While advocates of the health-care reform law claim this law reduces health-care costs, it provides increased access to health care and implements vital patient and consumer protections.. The controversy of the law is led primarily by the laws mandate, which requires everyone to buy health insurance, according to ...
Regardless of political affiliation, opposition to the 2010 health care reform law has dropped, according to a new survey.. The poll, conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, found that in April 43% of respondents had a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act, while 42% had an unfavorable view and 14% didnt know.. By contrast, in January 2014, 50% of respondents had an unfavorable view of the law, while just 34% had a favorable view and 16% didnt know.. Support for the law surged among respondents who said they were Democrats. For example, last month 70% of respondents who said they were Democrats said they had a favorable view of the health care reform law, while just 16% had an unfavorable view, and 14% didnt know.. Thats a big pickup in support compared to January 2014 when 58% of Democratic respondents had a favorable view of the law, 26% had an unfavorable view, and 15% didnt know.. While Republicans still overwhelmingly have an unfavorable view of the law, opposition has declined ...
Health care reform is a change to health policies on a national level. Health care reform consists of improving health care and its quality, improving the quality of specialists, and allowing more citizens to receive health care by having little or no cost at all. Americans should care about how health care reform was created, and the adverse effect on the different classes of people. Health care reform was discussed about in the United States by political figures such as President Bill Clinton (1997) when state children health insurance programs were implemented. On March 21st, 2010 President Obama implemented legislation that intended to cover 32 million uninsured people. Health care reform consists of these key parts, setting the agenda, formulating policy, and adopting policy. These procedures were necessary to produce positive outcomes for health care reform. The rules and procedures used to pass health care reform in 2010 were necessary to create these policies ...
Given a chance to do something simple, clear, and fair to limit insurance company death panels and to punish bad faith insurance decisions, many people might stand up for beginning health insurance reform the way they stood up for car insurance reform.
AP ran a story today noting that after Democrats proved Sunday night that they had 60 votes to pass healthcare reform, stocks in health insurance companies rose. This suggests that investors think the Senate healthcare bill is a huge boon for insurers, and Nate Silver quantifies that boon here. Fair enough. Healthcare reform does guarantee […]
Suddenly, dramatically, and seemingly overnight, U.S. healthcare has morphed into something virtually unrecognizable. There are a slew of new requirements, regulations, goals, buzzwords, and acronyms. It is a revolution in how we view the role and responsibilities not only of the physician and patient, but also of the nurse, the nurse practitioner, physical therapist, nutritionist, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, social worker, and other healthcare professionals. But you dont just have to cope in this new world of healthcare. Now you can learn how to thrive amid all these changes and challenges. Written by the Chief Medical Officer of one of the worlds leading global healthcare data and analytics companies, Navigating Healthcare Reform: An Insiders Guide for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals is a compelling and easy-to-follow guide to understanding our unfolding healthcare reform - including its biobehavioral and psychosocial aspects - and learning how to take advantage
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More than 175 organizations issued a letter of support today to the President, the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to strongly support comprehensive health reform efforts, emphasizing the need to modernize and increase funding for disease prevention, wellness, and public health in the United States. The following is the text of the letter and a list of the organizations that have signed on in support of the letter:. Dear Mr. President/Senator/Representative:. In recent months, we have inched closer to something that has eluded us for decades - comprehensive health reform. From the prevention, public health and health workforce provisions, to the insurance market reforms, to the expansion of coverage, we believe key elements included in both the House and Senate bills would represent a new direction for Americas health care and public health systems. As you determine the next steps this nation will take to advance the nations health, the undersigned organizations urge that as you ...
U.S. bishops urged Congress to fix serious flaws in the Affordable Care Act, after the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the landmark federal health care reform law passed in 2010.. The nations highest court ruled 5-4 the law passes constitutional muster, but noted the so-called individual mandate - a requirement that all Americans have health insurance by 2014 or face a financial penalty - could only stand as a tax. Justices also ruled that states could not be penalized if they chose not to participate in the laws major expansion of Medicaid, primarily to low-income adults.. A statement issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) noted the bishops have been and continue to be consistent advocates for comprehensive health care reform to ensure access to life-affirming health care for all, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.. However, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has three fundamental flaws, according to the statement. The Act allows use of federal funds to pay ...
Under growing pressure from President Obama to pass health reform legislation before the August recess, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairmen of the three House committees involved with jurisdiction over health reform unveiled a draft bill on July 14, 2009. This is the second major health reform proposal to be released, as on June 9th the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee introduced its proposal. The bills take different approaches, but both recognize the critical importance of improving the oral health of Americans and, most importantly, of providing children with oral health coverage.. For more information on dental provisions in the Senate HELP Committee bill, please download theabove PDF.. ...
The U.S. needs not only healthcare system reform, but also health insurance reform. Karl Denninger has fleshed out his U.S. healthcare system reform recommendations in a form ready for legislation. Ive only read it once and admit I dont fully understand it. But I can tell already that it would be a major improvement over…
The latest issue of the journal American Health & Drug Benefits includes a valuable mix of studies and articles of interest to decision makers. Topics include health reform, bundled payment, drug pricing, benefit design, Medicaid, medication therapy, and specific clinical conditions.. The Health Reform Law: Key Changes to Be Implemented in 2010. By Kip Piper, MA, FACHE. Federal Drug Price Controls in Medicaid: Expansion of Mandated Rebates under Health Reform Law. By Kip Piper, MA, FACHE. Prevalence of Treated Bipolar Disorders and Associated Comorbidities in Managed Care and Medicaid Populations. By Jeff J. Guo, PhD; Nick C. Patel, PharmD, PhD; Hong Li, PhD; and Paul E. Keck Jr, MD. With Stakeholder Perspective by Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH. Impact of Etanercept Treatment on Absenteeism and Productivity: The Work Loss and Productivity Survey. By Denise Globe, PhD; Peter Mazonson, MD, MBA; Chris Santas, MBA; Regina Murphy, MBA; Annie Cheng; Xingyue Huang, BPharm, PhD; and Arthur Kavanaugh, MD. With ...
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Did you know that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires the issuance of at least 41 new sets of regulations? Government agencies have already issued several regulations and other guidance to implement the health care reform legislation. Notably, new rules have been issued addressing: provider enrollment and documentation related to orders of certain services and supplies, high risk pools for individuals with pre-existing conditions and federal subsidies for health plans for early retirees. In addition, the Secretary has already named a Director of CMSs new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which soon will be considering funding proposals submitted by providers and others who keep themselves apprised of the opportunities presented by the health reform legislation.. This sweeping legislation is already generating a flood of information, including critical new requirements for providers and others in the health care industry, some of which may be relevant to you and ...
Payment reform is an integral part of national and state-based health reform efforts. Indeed, payment reform is essential to moving from quantity-based reimbursement to a performance-based health care system. That is, moving from fee-for-service to fee-for-value. Payment innovations, such as global payment, are designed to reward efficiency and higher quality, while supporting providers as they invest in patient-centered models of care.. Massachusetts, a leader in health policy innovation, is exploring global payment concepts in an effort to rein in costs and improve care coordination and quality. The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (MMPI) has released a new report on global payment in the Medicaid context.. The report, prepared by Mark Heit of Sellers Dorsey and Kip Piper of Health Results Group, assesses global payment options while addressing the concerns of applying the innovative payment mechanism to MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program.. To read the report, click here ...
If one were to ask any grassroots conservative or libertarian activist if congressional Republicans should take another shot at ObamaCare repeal, he or she would say undoubtedly say, Yes! Last years failure to pass a health insurance reform bill made many in the grassroots community angry, and understandably so.. For more than seven years, Republicans campaigned on repeal. In 2015, a Republican-Congress passed a repeal bill, the Restoring Americans Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, H.R. 3762.. When Republicans finally won the White House and had majorities in the House and Senate, Republicans failed, spectacularly. The discussion changed from repeal to repeal and replace. The repeal and replace legislation that was considered in the House and the proposals in the Senate looked more like a repackaging and rebranding of ObamaCare than anything else. And, even these efforts couldnt get across the finish line.. Meanwhile, the problems with ObamaCare still remain. Between 2013 and ...
Underpinning effective health services reform. So, what lessons can we draw from these experiences? One factor that may have influenced the outcomes is the time frame over which they were expected to influence policy. In the case of casemix, Australia made a sustained investment over 5 years through the Australian Health Care Agreements before expecting it to have a major impact on policy. This was important, as it allowed the development of trust and confidence in the system by clinicians and policymakers. It was also supported by significant investment in dissemination of the methods used, developments in research, and how casemix was being applied through the Australian Governments sponsorship of a series of casemix conferences over several years.. Similarly, the use of economic evaluation by the PBAC was preceded by widespread consultation with industry, the development of briefing and technical papers, and a substantial lead-in trial period in which the guidelines and processes were ...
The health insurance reform bill Congress passed and President Obama signed has a number of small, psychiatric-targeted provisions, but their significance probably pales beside the first-time insuring of somewhere above 30 million Americans-some of whom will visit psychiatrists for the first time in their lives. 1
The study includes (in varying degrees of detail) Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The focus is on civil service reform although certain aspects of local government reform are considered. Both domestic and external actors are included in the analyses.. The paper suggests that reform efforts in the region have so far produced mixed results. For example: employment levels and government consumption have tended to decrease across the region, although far from uniformly; real public employment wages may have stopped falling and wages may even have risen in a couple of countries; health and education expenditures in real per capita terms have risen in some- but not all- countries. Several implications can be drawn from this:. ...
Despite slight improvement over the past decade, 1 in 25 patients still contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) during a hospital stay, accounting for more than 200 deaths each day in the United States. HAIs increase length of stay and rate of mortality among patients. Moreover, rates of hospital-acquired conditions are penalized under current legislation as are readmissions, which are subject to an up to a 1 percent penalty in 2013 and increasing to an up to 3% penalty by 2015.. There is still confusion about the details and implications of healthcare reform legislation on the individual level, says Patrick Treacy, president of PDI Healthcare. Everyone in the healthcare environment plays a role in improving outcomes and, as a result, improving revenues. We want to arm healthcare professionals with the education and tools they need to demonstrate the positive impact they have on achieving better outcomes, improving patient experience and reducing associated costs. The PDI Healthcare ...
In a post a few months ago I lamented that state government officials, who have much to lose in the proposed federal healthcare reforms, have not spoken out much in opposition to the costs the reforms would foist on them. There have been a few cases, and here is another.. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum (who is running for governor) says he will sue to stop it, should a healthcare bill pass. A citizens choice not to buy health insurance cannot rationally be construed as economic activity, or even activity, to subject that inactivity to regulation under the Commerce Clause, a review by McCollums office concluded.. Scott Browns election to Ted Kennedys old Senate seat in Massachusetts presents an additional challenge to the passage of Obamacare, but with bills already having passed in both Houses of Congress, some type of healthcare legislation will surely come up for a vote.. Heres where vocal opposition from state officials could make a difference. McCollum says hes talked with ...
(HealthDay) -- Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, only about half of U.S. adults received preventive health services such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions, government researchers report.
Al Franken, who as the Democratic challenger for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota narrowly defeated a Republican incumbent in a court-contested race, pledged to back health reform measures that drive down cost and boost quality in his first stint in public office.
Poor health status indicators, low quality care, inequity in the access to health services and inefficiency due to fragmented health financing and provision have long been problems in Turkeys health system. To address these problems a radical reform process known as the Health Transformation Programme (HTP) was initiated in 2003. The health sector reforms in Turkey are considered to have been among the most successful of middle-income countries undergoing reform. Numerous articles have been published that review these reforms in terms of, variously, financial sustainability, efficiency, equity and quality. Evidence suggests that Turkey has indeed made significant progress, yet these achievements are uneven among its regions, and their long-term financial sustainability is unresolved due to structural problems in employment. As yet, there is no comprehensive evidence-based analysis of how far the stated reform objectives have been achieved. This article reviews the empirical evidence regarding ...
Background: Recent research investigating the conditions under which science teachers can successfully implement science education reforms suggests that focusing only on professional development to improve content knowledge and teaching skills often referred to as human capital may not be enough. Increasingly, possessing social capital, defined as capacities acquired through direct and indirect relationships in social networks, has become an important teaching characteristic to develop, however, more empirical research needs to be conducted.. Purpose: This article details our efforts to examine the relative influence of teachers social and human capital on instruction in the science classroom. The following research question guided our analysis: What is the impact of teachers social and human capital on their classroom enactments, and what implications does this have for implementing science reform projects? Setting: This research was conducted in a large urban public school district in the ...
New York City, NY - Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory firm, and Marcum Financial Services LLC, an independent financial advisory firm, have formed a joint Healthcare Reform Task Force to assist clients in understanding and complying with the provisions of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The task force joins the expertise and experience of leaders from both Marcum companies, to provide consulting services and educational programs tailored to the specific needs of employers and healthcare organizations, as well as individuals. Although the Play or Pay penalties have been extended until 2015, certain compliance deadlines, including research fees, are already coming due. Clients are on the front end of the learning curve regarding implementation of the Act and how it applies to them, including how the new fees will impact their insurance costs, their obligations based on size classification, the relative merits of traditional coverage versus healthcare ...
To no ones great surprise, the patent reform debate comes down to one thing: damages. Tech companies claim excessive infringement damages are killing innovation, while large manufacturers and pharmaceutical firms contend large damage awards barely even cover the litigation costs of multiyear infringement.
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New York State is undertaking several big delivery system reform efforts. These efforts are complex, but could make the health care system work much better for consumers. HCFANY put these principles together to...
This paper lays out the formulation of the Legal Solutions in Health Reform project, explains why health reform is important and discusses the pertinent legal questions applicable to federal health reform.
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Background The primary care sector represents the linchpin of many health systems. However, the translation of evidence-based practices into patient care can be difficult, particularly during healthcare reform. This can have significant implications for patients, their communities, and the public purse. This is aptly demonstrated in the area of sexual health. The aim of this paper is to determine what works to facilitate evidence-based sexual healthcare within the primary care sector. Methods 431 clinicians (214 general practitioners and 217 practice nurses) in New South Wales, Australia, were surveyed about their awareness, their use, the perceived impact, and the factors that hindered the use of six resources to promote sexual healthcare. Descriptive statistics were calculated from the responses to the closed survey items, while responses to open-ended item were thematically analyzed. Results All six resources were reported to improve the delivery of evidence-based sexual healthcare. Two resources -
Beginning January 1, 2014, U.S. citizens are required to have health insurance - with few exceptions. Key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., healthcare reform) are fast approaching October 1.
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This week I attended a vigil for healthcare reform with a public option organized by MoveOn.org. Quietly but with urgency, a series of people financially broken by our current healthcare system reminded those assembled that we mustnt miss our current historic opportunity to increase accessibility to healthcare resources. Accessibility is certainly a key issue: how can we, as the wealthy nation we are, stand by a system that denies coverage to so many of our most vulnerable citizens?. Those that oppose a public option seem most concerned with the projected cost. This is a valid concern, especially as we watch Medicare, our existing model of a public option, slide towards insolvency. To address this concern, we must ask ourselves what basic factors are driving what have become out-of-control increases in the price of healthcare. While I dont claim great expertise in such matters, it doesnt take a genius to see this glaring issue: the care offered by the current system is too expensive and not ...
The debate within the U.S. government about reforming the health care system centers on ways to control rising costs and assure high-quality, affordable care. RAND Health and its health care reform initiative--RAND COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts)--provide objective research and analysis on topics that can inform the health care reform debate, including financing; increasing access, insurance coverage, and quality; decreasing costs; and promoting wellness and prevention.
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) considers that his proposal for healthcare reform would be gentler on the federal budget than rival plans, and he has urged President-elect Barack Obama to take h
Health & Wellness column: - Lets get one thing straight. No one is talking about healthcare reform. There has been a smattering of talk about medical care reform--something about digitizing medical records and putting these in a database so that doctors anywhere can have access to a patients medical history. Hardly anyone disagrees that these modernizing measures would help cut costs and improve the quality of medical service.
Better understand healthcare reform costs with this article from Medical Mutual on the federally mandated fees that fund Affordable Care Act programs.
Advancements in technology are exciting. The idea that we can manage long-term health conditions from our smart phones, face timeread more about Is commissioning the use of technology really the first step to healthcare reform?
President Barack Obamas healthcare reform plan has suffered its latest setback, after a day-long televised summit on the issue ended without a deal to break the deadlock between parties. What...
As Republicans and Democrats have battled strenuously over healthcare reform in recent years, important bipartisan developments have been underway...
There are several talking points that people use (particularly Democrats) to justify the current healthcare reform bill (HR3200) which I would like to...
Thisll sound incredibly stupid, but can anyone give me some resources to help me explain the healthcare reform to my Repub. folks. I really wish I could make a substantive argument to show them they
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The provision of the healthcare reform law that requires individuals to purchase health insurance has come under fire both in lawsuits (in Virginia and Florida) and from voters (in Missouri).
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"Health Care Reform and Small Business - Myths and Realities". Center for Rural Affairs. 2010-05-10. Retrieved 2010-10-30. Depew ... "Health Reform Good for Nebraska". Center for Rural Affairs. 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2010-10-30. Hassebrook, Chuck. "Big Estate ... It has issued a number of releases commending the health-care measure passed by Congress in 2010, has opposed the elimination ...
A repeal of the 2010 health-care reform bill. Reform of medical liability and health insurance practices. A permanent ban on ...
"Complementary alternative health care in Israel and the western world". Israel Journal of Health Policy Research. 1 (1): 8. doi ... Mainly as a result of reforms following the Flexner Report of 1910[93] medical education in established medical schools in the ... National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), National Institutes of Health (NIH), US Dept. of Health and ... Saks, M. (2003). Orthodox and Alternative Medicine: Politics, Professionalization and Health Care. Sage Publications. ISBN ...
In declining health, Pol Pot stepped back from many of his roles in the movement. In 1998 the Khmer Rouge commander Ta Mok ... Rural reformEdit. From 1975 on, all those living in rural co-operatives, meaning the vast majority of Cambodia's population, ... These mass killings, coupled with malnutrition and poor medical care, killed between 1.5 and 2 million people, approximately a ... We cannot last like this for very long".[393] Pol Pot's health was declining. He suffered from aortic stenosis and no longer ...
... social evils of untouchability and casteism while launching social welfare programmes in the areas of education and health care ... He was influenced greatly by the Arya Samaj and was part of the Hindu reform movement.[5] He joined the Indian National ... Many Hindu reform movements originated in the nineteenth century. These movements led to the fresh interpretations of the ... His major emphasis was social reform. He fought against Caste discrimination and advocated equal rights for women.[31] Although ...
Health care reform law. *Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (1986) ... health care, respiratory care for ventilator dependent and PACE (inclusive elderly care).[32] ... Research suggests that Medicaid improves health insurance coverage, access to health care, recipients' financial security, and ... "State Variation in Health Care Spending and the Politics of State Medicaid Policy". Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law ...
Hoeffel, John; Romney, Lee (14 April 2012). "California hires relatives of hospital reform effort's leader". Retrieved 10 July ... When salaries for California prison mental health staff, especially psychiatrists, increased dramatically as a result of ... which was believed by many clinicians to compromise the hospital's mission of providing excellent care for persons with serious ... Engaging patients in violence prevention". J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 37: 32-6. PMID 10486772. "Total quality ...
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The risks of a complication depend on patient characteristics, health care providers and the apheresis procedure, and the ... In general, by transfusing healthy stem cells to the recipient's bloodstream to reform a healthy immune system, allogeneic ... "Support Care Cancer. 18 (8): 993-1006. doi:10.1007/s00520-010-0900-3. PMID 20544224.. ...
"World Health Organization. June 2000. Retrieved 2007-12-24.. *↑ Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2004) [2000 ... "United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Retrieved 2008-04-14.. ... The Care of Women Requesting Induced Abortion (PDF). Evidence-based Clinical Guideline Number 7. Royal College of Obstetricians ... Abortion in young women and subsequent mental health. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2006 Jan;47(1):16-24. PMID 16405636 PDF ...
Health sector reformEdit. The current legal provisions governing the operation of the health system, instituted in 1996, seek ... In 2002, the Ministry of Health outlined a document, the "Portaria 2048," which called upon the entire health care system to ... which assigns specific responsibilities to the health and agriculture sectors. In the health sector, health inspection ... National health policies and plans: The national health policy is based on the Federal Constitution of 1988, which sets out the ...
Health care. Kucinich believes that health care is a "right in a democratic society".[122] He is a critic of the for-profit ... Committee on Oversight and Government Reform *Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending ( ... Dennis Kucinich's health care switch encourages Democrats". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2018-05-16.. ... He was a consistent voice for peace... He almost didn't vote for the health care bill because it wasn't good enough."[132] ...
These reforms are set to take place before the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect in 2014.[13] Healthy Way ... My Health LA[edit]. Main article: My Health LA. Healthy Way LA[edit]. Healthy Way LA (HWLA) was a free public health care ... including two ambulatory care centers and 16 local health clinics. DHS also runs the My Health LA health care program, which ... HWLA helped narrow the large gap in access to health care among low-income populations by extending health care insurance to ...
2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act[edit]. Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. ... Some older workers were being denied health benefits based on their age and denied training opportunities prior to the passage ... Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. *Center for Policy Alternatives, via stateaction.org ... The 1961 amendment also specified that coverage is automatic for schools, hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care ...
... s benefit patients by helping health care providers diagnose and treat patients and helping patients overcome ... prompted calls for reform in the United States, particularly around the 510(k) substantial equivalence process;[43] the ... "Health Canada. 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2016-04-21.. *^ "Medical Device Regulation In Canada: A Primer" (PDF). Health Technology ... or the care of a human being during pregnancy and at and after the birth of a child, including the care of the child. It also ...
Citation: God had fashioned his (Adam's) soul with particular care. She is the image of God, and as God fills the world, so the ... Deuraseh, Nurdeen; Abu Talib, Mansor (2005). "Mental health in Islamic medical tradition". The International Medical Journal. 4 ...
... the crisis overwhelmed the provision of health care and key supplies: food relief and medical rehabilitation were supplied too ... Bekker, Konrad (Summer 1951). "Land Reform Legislation in India". Middle East Journal. 5 (3): 319-36. JSTOR 4322295.. ... unsanitary conditions and lack of health care. Millions were impoverished as the crisis overwhelmed large segments of the ... Medicine and medical care were also directed to these priority groups - particularly the military. Public and private medical ...
Speece, Mark (13 July 2015). Urban Middle-Class Buddhist Reform Movements in Thailand: Economic Systems and Business Ethics. ... This project led the World Health Organization (WHO) to present a World No Tobacco Day award to Luang Por Dhammajayo on 31 May ... Children attending activities at Wat Phra Dhammakaya are taken care of through Sunday school and crèche while their parents ... Zehner, Edwin (1990), "Reform Symbolism of a Thai Middle-Class Sect: The Growth and Appeal of the Thammakai Movement", Journal ...
International Health Regulations, strengthening surgical care, WHO's reform of its emergency and response programme, ... Working for health: an introduction to the World Health Organization. Geneva. *^ "Countries". World Health Organization. ... "World Health Organization. Retrieved 5 August 2014.. *^ "65th World Health Assembly closes with new global health measures". ... World Health Organization.. *^ "Election of officers of the Seventy-second World Health Assembly" (PDF). World Health ...
... and there is also Calvinism held by most in the Reformed tradition which was formulated by the French Reformed theologian, John ... Overall brain health, substance dependence, depression, and various personality disorders clearly influence mental activity, ...
Liturgical reformEdit. Maintaining continuity with his predecessors, John XXIII continued the gradual reform of the Roman ... In consequence, he has the right to be looked after in the event of ill health; disability stemming from his work; widowhood; ... medical care, rest, and, finally, the necessary social services. ... expressed his best wishes for the pontiff's ailing health. John ...
Education and health[edit]. Main articles: Education in Brazil and Health care in Brazil ... a colony of 500 mainly Reformed folk from West Zeeuws-Vlaanderen in the Dutch province of Zeeland.[47] Dutch and other Low ... and also public health institutions personnel and health students. The study showed that Brazilians from different regions are ... According to Brazilian Government, the most serious health problems are:[89] *Childhood mortality: about 2.51% of childhood ...
Declining health. This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how ... Care about the King. Vote in the referendum" throughout northeast Thailand, where opposition to the junta was greatest.[90] ... In 1954, Bhumibol vetoed parliamentary-approved land reform legislation twice before consenting to sign it.[24]:126 The law ... Richard C. Paddock, Worries Over King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Health Shake Thailand. New York Times, 12 October 2016. ...
Health[edit]. Main article: Health in Ivory Coast. Life expectancy at birth was 42 for males in 2004; for females it was 47.[ ... leaving them in the care of resident merchants. The trading post at Grand Bassam in Ivory Coast was left in the care of a ... A turning point in relations with France was reached with the 1956 Overseas Reform Act (Loi Cadre), which transferred a number ... "Population, Health, and Human Well-Being-- Côte d'Ivoire" (PDF). EarthTrends. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 May ...
Known outside the province as Bubur Manado, tinutuan is supposed to improve health and vitality. ... Soon Permesta rebels confronted the central government with demands for political, economic and regional reform. Jakarta ... Take care of Minahasa).[36] ...
This was due partly to his still-poor health, but also to a lack of urgency.[63] The political situation in England was stable ... The reform movement succeeded in limiting the Lusignan influence, however, and gradually Edward's attitude started to change. ... Edward was in the care of Hugh Giffard - father of the future Chancellor Godfrey Giffard - until Bartholomew Pecche took over ... There were concerns about Edward's health as a child, and he fell ill in 1246, 1247, and 1251.[6] Nonetheless, he became an ...
... such as mental health care, pregnancy and childbirth care, surgical care, rehabilitation care, or public health. ... mental health counselors, as well as other health professionals and allied health professions. These health care providers ... World Health Report 2006: working together for health. Geneva: WHO. *^ World Health Organization, 2010. Classifying health ... Rehabilitation care practitioners[edit]. A rehabilitation care practitioner is a health worker who provides care and treatment ...
She accused Nicolas Sarkozy of imposing health-care immigration on the French people.[15] ... "Reform of the French Post's statute: a serious undermining of the public utilities" (in French). Front National. 3 October 2009 ... In October 2011, she called for drastic reform of the banking sector, separating by law deposit banks from merchant banks. She ... in order to reform the world trade exchanges.[24] Signed by 53 countries and rejected by the US in 1951, the Havana Charter was ...
He was active on his 103rd birthday and was caring for himself and Sadie, who was in poor health, when he died. Sadie died on 2 ... Juran credits Margaret Mead's book Cultural Patterns and Technical Change for illuminating the core problem in reforming ...
Elderly care. *Support to people with disabilities. *Health and environmental issues. *Emergency services (not policing, which ... Rather soon it was established that the reform of 1952 was not radical enough. A new commission, 1959 års indelningssakkunniga ... The Riksdag decided in 1962 that the new reform should be implemented on a voluntary basis. The process started in January 1964 ... After years of preparations the first of the two nationwide municipal reforms of the 20th century was implemented in 1952. The ...
a b c Baldwin-Ragaven, Laurel; Leslie London; Jeanelle De Gruchy (1999). An Ambulance of the Wrong Colour: Health Professionals ... Ames never knew her father, who left her mother alone to raise three daughters in poverty.[3] With her mother unable to care ... The two doctors who treated Biko were finally disciplined and major medical reforms followed.[5][13] According to Bentar & ... Ames's work on the Biko affair led to major medical reforms in South Africa, including the disbanding and replacement of the ...
... agreed-upon minimum of health care to be provided at each level of the health system. It wants to reduce the high levels of ... Reforms of Amānullāh Khān and civil war. *European influence in Afghanistan (Nadir Shah · Zahir Shah) ... As of 2015[update] the minister of Health is Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz.[1][2] The Ministry of Public Health provides an annual ... The goal of the ministry is to develop the health sector to improve the health of the people of Afghanistan, especially women ...
... affordable care. RAND Health and its health care reform initiative--RAND COMPARE (Comprehensive Assessment of Reform Efforts)-- ... government about reforming the health care system centers on ways to control rising costs and assure high-quality, ... provide objective research and analysis on topics that can inform the health care reform debate, including financing; ... Health Care Reform. Featured. The debate within the U.S. government about reforming the health care system centers on ways to ...
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William Hsaio on health care system reform. January 20, 2011. The Vermont Option: Achieving Affordable Universal Health Care. ... Huffington Post: The Economic Urgency of Health Care Reform. August 5, 2011. Vermont Business Magazine: Health care committee ... Vermonts Health Care Reform Portal Green Mountain Care. ... to health care financing and universal access to health care in ... was enlisted to design three possible options to reform Vermonts health care. Hsaio, along with Steven Kappel and Jonathan ...
... to educate themselves about major reform in order to effectively adapt to the quickly changing landscape of health care. ... Health care reform typically tries to increase access to health care, lower health care costs, and improve quality of care. It ... Health Care Reform A Guide for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists In broad terms, health care reform is any attempt ... At the forefront of health care reform in the United States is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA). ...
"ACT Health Care Reform". Retrieved 2011-07-11.. *^ "Health Care Reform in Massachusetts". Worcester, Massachusetts: University ... Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Minuteman Health, Neighborhood Health Plan (a ... "The Impact of Massachusetts Health Care Reform on Access, Quality, and Costs of Care for the Already-Insured". Health Services ... Reform coalitions[edit]. In November 2004, political leaders began advocating major reforms of the Massachusetts health care ...
... economic policy reforms, Going for Growth, OECD Journal on Economic Studies., Koreas health-care system has contributed to the ... marked improvement in health conditions, while limiting spending to one of the lowest levels in the OECD through high patient ... co-payments and limited coverage of public health insurance. ... Health-care reform Economic surveys and country surveillance. * ...
Even though many critical benefits will go into effect this year, some pieces of the health care reform picture will take ... Ends Insurance Company Abuses. Health insurers can no longer apply lifetime limits on the dollar value of health care coverage ... for the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare). NEA strongly opposes the bill because it threatens health care for the ... Allows Young Adults to Stay on a Parents Plan. Young people who cannot afford and do not have access to quality health care ...
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Hes trying to reform the health insurance system, not the healthc... ... Health care reform is the issue of the day, and President Obama is blowing it. ... Health care reform is the issue of the day, and President Obama is blowing it. Hes trying to reform the health insurance ... The whole point of healthcare reform is that health care, like national defense, is too big and too important to be left to ...
... as a double standard have spawned several bills that would prevent lawmakers from exempting themselves from the health care ... The President and Congress and its staff may not be required to enroll in the new health care system proposed by President ... UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS -- Some illegal aliens may receive health care under President Clintons health-reform plan, and the ... DOUBLE STANDARD? -- The President and Congress and its staff may not be required to enroll in the new health care system ...
AARP believes any health care reform bill must address the following six priorities: Guaranteeing access to affordable coverage ... AARP believes any health care reform bill must address the following six priorities:. 1) Guaranteeing access to affordable ... AARPs Healthcare Legislative Priorities. We Need Action on Health Care Now!. January 1, 1970 , Comments: 0 ... 4) Reducing Costly Hospital Re-Admissions through a Medicare Follow-up Care Benefit:Follow-up care that would help people ...
Health care reform has evolved into a major item on the national agenda as the concerns of Main Street and Corporate America ... Edwards "will provide universal health care for every man," Clinton says "America is ready for universal health care" and Obama ... Health care reform has evolved into a major item on the national agenda as the concerns of Main Street and Corporate America ... whats known as consumer-oriented healthcare is based on individual responsibility for health care costs by means of Health ...
2014 will be a big year for health care reform, with many key parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) going into effect. Below ... Health exchanges for insurance. The insurance sold on health insurance marketplaces was implemented on Jan. 1, 2014. These ... AOA Third Party Center Update on United HealthCares announcement of a "Mobile Eye Exam" program ... marketplaces sell health plans primarily to people who do not have insurance. They include individuals and small employers of ...
... but the majority of the law is about change in health care delivery. Many sections address the problem of chronic illness ... through preventive care provisions, wellness incentives, and the creation of medical care homes (which I address in a future ... People equate the ACA with health insurance changes, ... Health care reform has to come from all sides - each and every ... What does the Affordable Care Act do to address this?. Health care reform has to come from all sides - each and every one of us ...
When you sign up for health insurance for 2014, in most cases, youll be able to get free preventive services for flu shots and ... As part of the Affordable Care Act, all non-grandfathered health plans must offer the following preventive care at no cost to ... WebMD Health Experts and Community. Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMDs Communities. Its a safe forum ... You can find links to them on healthcare.gov/preventive-care-benefits. ...
The health reform proposal that Congress will shortly consider is shaping up to merit broad, bipartisan support, incorporating ... Democrat-cum-Republican-cum-Independent Mike Bloomberg is impressed with the health-care reform plan winding its way through ... Arnold Schwarzenegger, who claims to be for health care reform at the national level, is threatening to veto every bill that ... Democrat-cum-Republican-cum-Independent Mike Bloomberg is impressed with the health-care reform plan winding its way through ...
Congress and the new Administration must work together on comprehensive reform to bring down costs, improve quality, and ensure ... and government-have a role to play in health reform. ... That is why health care reform must be a top priority for our ... and is an important building block in the effort to reform our overall health care system ... chronic care coordination, and coverage for hospitalization, rehabilitation, emergency care, mental health, and drugs ...
Committee on Health Care Disparities * Committee on Health Care Disparities Overview * Committee on Health Care Disparities ... Group updated the 2009 ACS Statement on Health Care Reform and has developed the following 2017 Statement on Health Care Reform ... Meaningful medical liability reform would reduce health care costs and improve patient access to care, as demonstrated by the ... Thus, the ACS believes that incorporating medical liability reform is essential in any comprehensive health care reform effort ...
The Impact of Implementing Various State Health Care Reform Proposals Nationally. Cost Impact A national combined health care ... The Impact of Implementing Various State Health Care Reform Proposals Nationally. Coverage Impact A national combined health ... Cost and Coverage: The Impact of Implementing Various State Health Care Reform Proposals Nationally. The Role of a Mandate An ... Cost and Coverage: The Impact of Implementing Various State Health Care Reform Proposals Nationally. Cost and Coverage Impacts ...
UPDATED 9-27-2016 http://www.chiro.org/LINKS/Health_Care_Reform.shtml ... Health Care Reform This section was compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.. Send all comments or additions to: [email protected] If ... the changing health care environment. Healthcare Reform: Implications for Chiropractic. ACA News ~ December 2013 Earlier this ... Chiropractic and Health Care Reform: An Uncertain Future or an Opportunity? Dynamic Chiropractic ~ March 26, 2012. For these ...
The Affordable Care Act improves coverage for important preventive services and maternity care, promotes higher quality care ... Under the Affordable Care Act, 105 Million Americans No Longer Face Lifetime Limits on Health Benefits ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Under ... 2.5 Million Young Adults Gain Health Insurance Due to the Affordable Care Act By: Benjamin D. Sommers and Karyn Schwartz ASPE ... One Million Young Adults Gain Health Insurance in 2011 Because of the Affordable Care Act ASPE ISSUE BRIEF One Million Young ...
... but a necessary step to control health care costs. ... s decadelong drive to reform its health care system has entered ... The reform effort in Oregon started with a search for ways to finance care for people without health insurance, most of whom ... Oregons decadelong drive to reform its health care system has entered the implementation stage. The program should be studied ... And the Clinton administration continues to work on the details of its national health care proposal, which is expected to be ...
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Improving the performance of our health-care system is without a doubt one of the most important challenges that our nation ... Challenges for Health-Care Reform. Access. Access to health care is the first major challenge that health-care reform must ... Challenges for Health-Care Reform. Chairman Ben S. Bernanke. At the Senate Finance Committee Health Reform Summit, Washington, ... In devising policies to reform our health-care system, we must take care to maintain the vitality and spirit of innovation that ...
Will Health Care Reform Fall Short?. The administration wants a bill that can pass Congress. But what will it actually contain? ... Confused about whats happening with health care reform? Join the club. After months of buildup, neither Congress nor the ... One health care advocate told me that the speculation around town was that the administration could eventually abandon the ... But they do virtually nothing to strike at the deeper problems of the for-profit health care system. And they offer only a ...
... says a federal healthcare bill that forces everyone to buy health insurance or pay a penalty could be unconstitutional. If it ... Obama health care law at Supreme Court: mega case for the history books ... Miami - The debate over healthcare reform moved into the legal realm Tuesday. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum called for ... Wide participation in the insurance pool is necessary to help spread the cost of the healthcare reforms. ...
Senate Republicans should abandon efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and try to reach a bipartisan deal instead, a group ... home/health & living center/ prevention & wellness a-z list/ bipartisan approach to health care reform article ... Womens Health. Gastroenterology Hemorrhoids. Diabetes Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2). Teen Health Bullying. Dermatology Jock ... "As you continue to consider changes to the American health care system, we ask you not to consider the Graham-Cassidy-Heller- ...
... then you should start by evaluating the care given to your sickest patients - the ones who die." ... Missing from healthcare reform: the autopsy. Posted by David Dobbs on September 10, 2009 ... But amid the talk on improving such knowledge as part of healthcare reform, a vital and fairly cheap way to generate some of it ... Part of any real healthcare reform will be improving practices in hospitals, and - as Obamas proposed commission on ...
Improvements in care for these patients are possible through changes in the way health care is delivered and paid for - and may ... two groups experience problems with their health care more intensely and more frequently than any other: people with high ... health care needs and high costs, and people with low income. ... spur better performance across the entire health system. ... Health Care Delivery Reform In the United States, two groups experience problems with their health care more intensely and more ...
  • State and federal policymakers are considering adding state-backed public options to the individual market in an effort to expand health coverage and improve affordability. (rand.org)
  • Offering a government-sponsored health plan with publicly determined payment rates to people who buy their own insurance could lower the cost of premiums, but on its own it is unlikely to substantially increase the overall number of people with coverage. (rand.org)
  • In doing so, he lost his health insurance and had to purchase coverage privately. (greenwichtime.com)
  • Private health insurance became prohibitively expensive so Jim went for eight years without coverage. (greenwichtime.com)
  • Like many small-business owners, she cannot afford health coverage for her employees so she hires part-time workers. (greenwichtime.com)
  • Rosita should be able to get affordable health coverage even though she has no job. (greenwichtime.com)
  • The public option is essential to provide the uninsured with affordable health care coverage. (greenwichtime.com)
  • The bills take different approaches, but both recognize the critical importance of improving the oral health of Americans and, most importantly, of providing children with oral health coverage. (cdhp.org)
  • The investigators also noted that the Affordable Care Act -- which provides coverage for many preventive tests -- could lead to greater use of such services. (medicalxpress.com)
  • In addition, the health care law requires coverage for a new annual wellness visit under Medicare and eliminates cost sharing for recommended preventive services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Clients are on the front end of the learning curve regarding implementation of the Act and how it applies to them, including how the new fees will impact their insurance costs, their obligations based on size classification, the relative merits of traditional coverage versus healthcare exchanges, and a whole host of other complex questions. (marcumllp.com)
  • The ACA also fails to include a conscience clause for religious organizations, resulting in the current controversy of the Health and Human Services mandate requiring insurance coverage of morally objectionable abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization. (ilcatholic.org)
  • Finally, the ACA treats undocumented immigrant workers and their families unfairly by excluding them from the opportunity to purchase health coverage in the new state health insurance exchanges created under the new law. (ilcatholic.org)
  • There may be health coverage changes after 2009, depending on the type of health care reforms that are passed. (finweb.com)
  • PDI, a leader in infection prevention products and solutions, today released its Healthcare Reform Champions Kit, a digital educational tool designed to demystify key components of the recent healthcare reform legislation. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • There is still confusion about the details and implications of healthcare reform legislation on the individual level,' says Patrick Treacy, president of PDI Healthcare. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • But he also said the Senate has used the reconciliation process more than 22 times in past years to get difficult bills passed, including the legislation that created COBRA , which allows people who leave a job to buy health insurance from their old employers, and SCHIP, the national health insurance program for children. (fairfieldcitizenonline.com)
  • Under growing pressure from President Obama to pass health reform legislation before the August recess, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairmen of the three House committees involved with jurisdiction over health reform unveiled a draft bill on July 14, 2009. (cdhp.org)
  • Scott Brown's election to Ted Kennedy's old Senate seat in Massachusetts presents an additional challenge to the passage of Obamacare, but with bills already having passed in both Houses of Congress, some type of healthcare legislation will surely come up for a vote. (independent.org)
  • Government agencies have already issued several regulations and other guidance to implement the health care reform legislation. (powerslaw.com)
  • In addition, the Secretary has already named a Director of CMS's new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, which soon will be considering funding proposals submitted by providers and others who keep themselves apprised of the opportunities presented by the health reform legislation. (powerslaw.com)
  • This sweeping legislation is already generating a flood of information, including critical new requirements for providers and others in the health care industry, some of which may be relevant to you and some of which may not be. (powerslaw.com)
  • The debate within the U.S. government about reforming the health care system centers on ways to control rising costs and assure high-quality, affordable care. (rand.org)
  • Increased use of preventive health services could save tens of thousands of lives, according to the researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (medicalxpress.com)
  • Health care costs nationally are expected to rise to $4.4 trillion by 2018. (greenwichtime.com)
  • Patients who try to stay within their insurers' networks can be hit with surprise bills when they unknowingly receive care from out-of-network physicians. (rand.org)
  • 1 This chart includes both accident and health insurers, but if you take a look at individual health insurance companies you see pretty much the same trend. (motherjones.com)
  • Under a Medicare for All plan similar to some proposals being discussed in Congress, total health expenditures would be an estimated 1.8 percent higher in 2019, relative to the status quo. (rand.org)
  • But on Friday, speaking at Danbury Hospital , Dodd predicted the end result will be that Congress will pass a comprehensive health care bill. (fairfieldcitizenonline.com)
  • U.S. bishops urged Congress to fix serious flaws in the Affordable Care Act, after the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the landmark federal health care reform law passed in 2010. (ilcatholic.org)
  • Until Congress passes a government health insurance program, no one knows exactly how private health care plans will be changed. (finweb.com)
  • These health care reforms will be up to Congress and the deadline is December 31st, 2009. (finweb.com)
  • Obama's Affordable Healthcare Act reform began on August 1, 2012, reigniting the uproar from religious institutions. (exampleessays.com)
  • With shifting insights, new problems, and exacerbation of old problems revealed by the pandemic, innovative solutions in the U.S. health system are being adopted where rapid change would normally have been rare. (rand.org)
  • Saying that he would put the people of Minnesota first, Franken added that changing the U.S. healthcare system would be a top priority during his tenure in the Senate. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • Minnesotans want a rational healthcare system that provides healthcare for all Americans, that is accessible and affordable," Franken told reporters at a packed appearance on Capitol Hill. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • The tool kit will assist infection preventionists and other healthcare personnel build the business acumen to work with hospital administration to drive improvements in quality of care, patient safety, satisfaction and system profitability. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Regardless of size, clients will need to analyze their plan designs, employee populations and employee eligibility under the exchange system, and identify compliance issues," said Martin A. Haitz, III, Vice President, Corporate Benefits, Marcum Financial Services , and co-manager of the Healthcare Reform Task Force. (marcumllp.com)
  • Quietly but with urgency, a series of people financially broken by our current healthcare system reminded those assembled that we mustn't miss our current historic opportunity to increase accessibility to healthcare resources. (drshanifox.com)
  • While I don't claim great expertise in such matters, it doesn't take a genius to see this glaring issue: the care offered by the current system is too expensive and not adequately effective…and we can do better. (drshanifox.com)
  • In such a system, the cost of healthcare only spirals upward. (drshanifox.com)
  • New York State is undertaking several big delivery system reform efforts. (hcfany.org)
  • These efforts are complex, but could make the health care system work much better for consumers. (hcfany.org)
  • HCFANY put these principles together to provide a framework for consumer advocacy around delivery system reform. (hcfany.org)
  • I joined the scheme because I want to make a real difference within our healthcare system. (graduates.nhs.uk)
  • Notably, new rules have been issued addressing: provider enrollment and documentation related to orders of certain services and supplies, high risk pools for individuals with pre-existing conditions and federal subsidies for health plans for early retirees. (powerslaw.com)
  • who appeared with Franken just outside the Senate chamber, said he expects Franken to help deliver on a number of sweeping measures to overhaul everything from how care is delivered in the U.S. to how Americans manage and use energy. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • Americans should care about how health care reform was created, and the adverse effect on the different classes of people. (exampleessays.com)
  • The profile of most Americans who use popular mobile phone apps that track sleep habits is that they are relatively affluent, claim to eat well, and say they are in good health, even if some of them tend to smoke. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The nation's highest court ruled 5-4 the law passes constitutional muster, but noted the so-called individual mandate - a requirement that all Americans have health insurance by 2014 or face a financial penalty - could only stand as a tax. (ilcatholic.org)
  • With no specific clinical preventive care guidelines targeting young adults, health care providers are missing key opportunities to improve the health of this population through preventive screening and intervention. (medicalxpress.com)
  • A statement issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) noted the bishops 'have been and continue to be consistent advocates for comprehensive health care reform to ensure access to life-affirming health care for all, especially the poorest and most vulnerable. (ilcatholic.org)
  • I am passionate about improving access to mental health services and improving the use of good knowledge. (graduates.nhs.uk)
  • We want to arm healthcare professionals with the education and tools they need to demonstrate the positive impact they have on achieving better outcomes, improving patient experience and reducing associated costs. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • In turn, those employees don't get routine health care because the out-of-pocket costs are too expensive. (fairfieldcitizenonline.com)
  • In a post a few months ago I lamented that state government officials, who have much to lose in the proposed federal healthcare reforms, have not spoken out much in opposition to the costs the reforms would foist on them. (independent.org)
  • Despite slight improvement over the past decade, 1 in 25 patients still contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) during a hospital stay, accounting for more than 200 deaths each day in the United States. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • HealthDay) -- "Team-based care" should be used to improve patients' blood pressure control, the U.S. Task Force on Community Preventive Services recommended on Tuesday. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Current standard practice is to throw medication at Type II patients, rather than empower them to manage their health effectively within their nutritional, exercise and stress management practices. (drshanifox.com)
  • Meanwhile, patients are left to continue the habits that created the diabetes in the first place, which in all probability doom them to poor health down the road, necessitating vastly more expensive healthcare interventions. (drshanifox.com)
  • To those of you who have an assessment day lined up, or those who are interested in applying for the scheme in the future, I would suggesting having a think about how technology has changed healthcare and how you (as possible future managers) can help healthcare work with people to ensure patients are both satisfied and well informed. (graduates.nhs.uk)
  • Everyone in the healthcare environment plays a role in improving outcomes and, as a result, improving revenues. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • These procedures were necessary to produce positive outcomes for health care reform. (exampleessays.com)
  • Al Franken, who as the Democratic challenger for a U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota narrowly defeated a Republican incumbent in a court-contested race, pledged to back health reform measures that drive down cost and boost quality in his first stint in public office. (modernhealthcare.com)
  • An easy to digest overview of healthcare reform including the goals of The Triple Aim, set forth by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and explanations of Value-Based Purchasing, Quality Indicators and reporting and reimbursement changes, among others. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Health care reform consists of improving health care and its quality, improving the quality of specialists, and allowing more citizens to receive health care by having little or no cost at all. (exampleessays.com)
  • Thinking about it from a purely practical standpoint, how many primary care physicians can financially afford to retire? (scienceblogs.com)
  • When asked, "How do you think the passage of health reform WITHOUT a public option would affect your professional/practice plans, if at all? (scienceblogs.com)
  • These fees impact grandfathered and non-grandfathered health plans differently. (medmutual.com)
  • This fee impacts both grandfathered and non-grandfathered health plans. (medmutual.com)
  • Without setting the agenda being the first step in policy making health care plans such as the Massachusetts and Clinton plan would be hard to implement. (exampleessays.com)
  • Provisions in the Affordable Care Act that could increase the use of preventive services include a requirement that new private health insurance plans cover recommended preventive services with no cost-sharing. (medicalxpress.com)
  • The Corporate Benefits Group at MFS helps businesses of all sizes design, implement, analyze, manage and service their employee benefit plans, including health and welfare plans, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, and other related benefit programs. (marcumllp.com)
  • How will Reform Change Private Health Care Plans? (finweb.com)
  • New York City, NY - Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory firm, and Marcum Financial Services LLC , an independent financial advisory firm, have formed a joint Healthcare Reform Task Force to assist clients in understanding and complying with the provisions of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA). (marcumllp.com)
  • How do you think health reform WITHOUT the public option would affect the following? (scienceblogs.com)
  • The Affordable Care Act includes several federally mandated fees to help pay for various parts of reform, like funding public exchanges , conducting research and supporting the individual market. (medmutual.com)
  • If you had come to Bridgeport, you would have heard from a number of your constituents about the need for national health care reform that includes a strong public insurance option. (greenwichtime.com)
  • National health care reform with a strong public option makes economic sense. (greenwichtime.com)
  • Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition urges you to support a strong national health care reform bill that includes a public insurance option. (greenwichtime.com)
  • We thank Sen. Dodd and Congressman Himes for their strong support for national health care reform with a public option. (greenwichtime.com)
  • Do the right thing and support national health care reform with a strong public option. (greenwichtime.com)
  • This week I attended a vigil for healthcare reform with a public option organized by MoveOn.org . (drshanifox.com)
  • As well as this the public now see their health as vitally important and subsequently (and rightly) want the opportunity to help manage it themselves. (graduates.nhs.uk)
  • A physician friend asked me today if I had seen the survey in the New England Journal of Medicine that says nearly half of us will quit medicine if health care reform passes. (scienceblogs.com)
  • The Medicus Firm , a physician recruitment company, conducted an unscientific poll of some physicians regarding health care reform. (scienceblogs.com)
  • many thought medical care would decline, and many thought that physician supply would decline. (scienceblogs.com)
  • It is a revolution in how we view the role and responsibilities not only of the physician and patient, but also of the nurse, the nurse practitioner, physical therapist, nutritionist, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, social worker, and other healthcare professionals. (elsevier.com)
  • Medicine that empowers people to achieve health through lifestyle undoubtedly carries a significant upfront cost, but the benefits in improved short and long-term health and the reduced need for expensive long-term intervention are undeniable. (drshanifox.com)
  • Many people are unsure of how health care reform affects them directly. (finweb.com)
  • people are taking more of an interest in their health and wellbeing, and one of the ways that the consumer market has accounted for this is with wearable health trackers and health apps on our smartphones. (graduates.nhs.uk)
  • About 25 percent of respondents were primary care physicians (defined as internal medicine and family medicine in this case), and of those, 46 percent indicated that they would leave medicine -- or try to leave medicine -- as a result of health reform. (scienceblogs.com)
  • It is not reported in this data, but apparently primary care physicians, who made up about a third of respondents, were more likely to say that they would leave medical practice. (scienceblogs.com)
  • In the emergency room these tools are invaluable, but in primary care they've been woefully ineffective. (drshanifox.com)
  • HealthDay) -- Prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, only about half of U.S. adults received preventive health services such as screenings, consultations and prescriptions, government researchers report. (medicalxpress.com)
  • There also continues to be much discussion about repealing various portions of the Affordable Care Act, including the Medical Device Excise Tax . (marcumllp.com)
  • In addition to testing and consulting services, the Marcum Healthcare Reform Task Force offers a comprehensive program of seminars, webinars, roundtables and newsletters to help clients understand the requirements of the Affordable Care Act and to stay up to date as specific components of the Act are amended. (marcumllp.com)
  • However, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has three 'fundamental flaws,' according to the statement. (ilcatholic.org)
  • We will also continue to work and pray for a resolution to those areas of the Affordable Care Act that are inconsistent with our teaching, may serve to violate our Catholic consciences and may interfere with our ability to serve those in need whether they share our faith or not,' Malloy said. (ilcatholic.org)
  • Did you know that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires the issuance of at least 41 new sets of regulations? (powerslaw.com)
  • President Obama is moving our country forward by giving women control over their health care," said Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Health and Human Services. (exampleessays.com)
  • The task force joins the expertise and experience of leaders from both Marcum companies, to provide consulting services and educational programs tailored to the specific needs of employers and healthcare organizations, as well as individuals. (marcumllp.com)
  • New Medicare initiatives to recapture substantial dollars present further challenges for the provider community," said Michael F. D'Addio, Tax & Business Services Principal in Marcum LLP's New Haven office and co-manager of the Healthcare Reform Task Force. (marcumllp.com)
  • To learn more about healthcare reform topics, visit our Healthcare Reform section. (medmutual.com)
  • To learn more about healthcare reform and the PDI Healthcare Reform Champion's Kit, visit www.PDIHC.com/HCReformKit . (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • A citizen's choice not to buy health insurance cannot rationally be construed as economic activity, or even 'activity,' to subject that inactivity to regulation under the Commerce Clause," a review by McCollum's office concluded. (independent.org)
  • Health care reform was discussed about in the United States by political figures such as President Bill Clinton (1997) when state children health insurance programs were implemented. (exampleessays.com)
  • Dodd has been one of the Senate leaders on the reform bill. (fairfieldcitizenonline.com)
  • Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum (who is running for governor) says he will sue to stop it, should a healthcare bill pass. (independent.org)
  • The potential claims are very severe financially, so healthcare providers have become increasingly proactive, with zero tolerance internally. (marcumllp.com)
  • Health care reform consists of these key parts, setting the agenda, formulating policy, and adopting policy. (exampleessays.com)
  • If you are on the verge of grad uating, you could potentially benefit from health care reform and insurance policy changes. (finweb.com)
  • One of the biggest benefits of health care reform is that you can stay on your parents policy after you graduate. (finweb.com)
  • During the Clinton Administration , Republicans used the reconciliation process to pass welfare reform. (fairfieldcitizenonline.com)
  • Healthcare reform brings many changes to the health insurance market, and to help support these new programs, you will see a difference in the amounts you pay on your monthly invoice. (medmutual.com)
  • The subject of health care reform has spawned a number of different scams that are currently taking place in the market. (finweb.com)
  • We displayed a need, and the healthcare market responded. (graduates.nhs.uk)