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. ( 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)


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)

Insurance News Net reports:. State-by-state data available. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a new report today on how the health reform law has eliminated lifetime limits on coverage for more than 105 million Americans. Before health reform, many Americans with serious illnesses such as cancer risked hitting the lifetime limit on the dollar amount their insurance companies would cover for their health care benefits.. For years, Americans with lifetime caps imposed on their health insurance benefits have had to live with the fear that if an illness or accident happened, they could max out their health coverage when they needed it the most, said Secretary Sebelius. Now, because of the health care law, they no longer have to live in fear of that happening.. The end of lifetime limits is one of many new consumer rights and protections in the law for Americans nationwide. In the report, HHS provides data on the number of people in each state that benefit from this ...
HCR 101: Your Guide to Understanding Healthcare Reform Are You Ready for Healthcare Reform? By now, you ve probably been hearing a lot about the Affordable Care Act (also known as healthcare reform or
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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 ...
Social policy reform following the Welfare Reform Act 2012 has led to a shift in demand for voluntary advice organisations that are both advising on and dealing with issues related to these changes simultaneously. The existing body of literature focusses on the operations of advice organisation Citizens Advice, this thesis expands the body of knowledge through an exploration of varying structures of voluntary advice organisations. The social policy reforms that have been introduced following the Welfare Reform Act 2012 are disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable individuals in society, although there remains little insight into the voluntary advice organisations that help individuals navigate these changes. Therefore, the main aim of this thesis was to gather an understanding of these experiences for voluntary advice organisations in order to aid future perceptions of social policy reform in the sector. Liverpool, one of the most heavily impacted cities following these reforms, was used ...
The Arab Reform Initiative is an independent Arab think tank working with expert partners in the Middle East and North Africa and beyond to articulate a home-grown agenda for democratic change and social justice. It conducts research and policy analysis and provides a platform for inspirational voices based on the principles of diversity, impartiality, and gender equality.. ...
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.. ...
Indias first generation external sector reforms are a fascinating case study of emergence from a post-Independence socialist-style economy to the worlds largest free market democracy. Part I of this article reviews the Indian license Raj system that prevailed after the 1947 Partition of India until the decade of the 20th century. Part I explains the hallmarks and inefficiencies of that system. Part II discusses the reforms that began in earnest in 1991. Part II focuses on reforms in the external sector, foreign direct investment, and the financial sector. Unfortunately, those reforms lost momentum by the early 2000s. Thus, Part III analyses what happened, namely, backsliding on tariff cuts, persistent tariff escalations, and difficulties in the banking sector and in attracting FDI. Part III points out that India fared poorly as a result relative to its neighbours on the Sub-Continent. Part IV concludes that the economic challenges India still faces in pushing ahead with reforms so that it ...
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 ...
The Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) invites qualified applicants to apply for a one year fellowship advancing the Foundations work in criminal legal system reform. FFLs criminal legal reform work aims to shift resources away from dehumanizing and discriminatory practices within the criminal legal system towards a justice system that reinforces and sustains strong individuals, families, and communities. We aim to build on previous work and successful partnerships to develop our forward-looking criminal legal reform strategy with an emphasis on the interplay between the criminal legal system and indicators of identity, such as race, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and immigration status as well as with other systems (and their reform movements) such as education and economic development. The right candidate will be able to lead on the development of a criminal legal system reform strategy that balances this robust intersectional perspective with the prioritization of achievable and ...
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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.
With the spotlight shining on healthcare over the past few months during the troubled roll out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Americans are now painfully aware that health care, and the insurance to pay for it, are extremely expensive. Millions of uninsured Americans are now able to purchase healthcare insurance, but will need a subsidy to make the premiums affordable. Many, however, will find that high deductibles will impede their access to care. Those not qualifying for a subsidy may find that their new policy is more expensive than their old one, and that the provider networks are much more limited. Pre-existing conditions can no longer get in the way of finding healthcare coverage, but this humane provision of the ACA has driven up the cost of insurance. These are some of the challenges confronting consumers in the worlds most expensive healthcare system.. Reducing the cost of care (and insurance) must be the primary focus in the next phase of healthcare reform. The Affordable Care Act ...
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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...
by Tom Barrett , Oct 11, 2017 , Employer Issues, General Health, General Insurance Issues, Health Policy, Healthcare Costs, Healthcare Issues, Healthcare Reform, Insurance, Uncategorized. Bob Laszewski is an insurance health industry expert we regularly track to stay up to speed on the national healthcare picture. His typically even-handed analysis has been consistently the most accurate of any of the opinion leaders we follow. Heres how Laszewski ...
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.
Infosys surveyed executives at a leading conference for health plan providers to know their healthcare reform readiness. Get the complete findings.
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 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 Care provides 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.
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Mary Ann Chirba-Martin; Troyen A. Brennan (April 1994). "The critical role of ERISA in state health reform". Health Affairs. 13 ... ERISA has led to tension with reforms which partner with the states, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. ... ERISA does not provide for vesting of health care benefits in the way that employees become vested in their accrued pension ... Many persons included among the some 29 million people presently without health care coverage in the United States are former ...
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... talks on health care reform". KQDS-TV. "Colorado regulators fail to provide info on panel in Sen. Udall ACA flap", ... In February 2014, Udall voted for the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, a $1 trillion bill that ended ... Following the revelation of the NSA's mass surveillance of Americans, Udall has been an advocate for reform. Udall, along with ... "Mark Udall Touts NSA Reform (and Dings Obama) in Bid to Save Senate Seat". National Journal. Retrieved 27 October 2014. Vincent ...
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... and health care management, and ensuring access to health services regardless of ability to pay. Donald Pennell (1987-1997) ... "What people are asking about the New Reform Party of Ontario". New Reform Party of Ontario. Retrieved 13 March 2015. "The ... The New Reform Party is committed to restricting its own policies and rule accordingly, were it elected to govern." The NRP ... New Reform Ontario supported a reduction in the size of government, and "the long-term removal of all measures that insulate ...
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... one in public health and the other in health policy management. In 2000, he founded the first Ambulatory Care AIDS Clinic, ... to the Editor Says Archived 2007-03-10 at the Wayback Machine Independent panel of global experts calls for critical reforms to ... He has also lobbied for increased resources for HIV prevention and AIDS treatment and care in Mexico. He has criticized the U.S ... During his time in CENSIDA he also developed an HIV care model called CAPASITS (Centro Ambulatorio de Prevencion y Atencion en ...
... expanding health care services for women, introducing reforms to the state's welfare system, and introducing an insurance ... Newton-Small, Jay (November 24, 2009). "Can a Pro-Life Dem Bridge the Health Care Divide?". Time. Retrieved April 25, 2020. ... entitled the Children's Health Insurance Act, created the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Pennsylvania. According ... Beers notes that during his two terms, "Contracts for day care, Medicare, the Farm Show, highways, [Milton] Shapp's pet dream ...
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... the National Black Women's Health Project and other organizations to establish a women's agenda for health care reform. In 1990 ... ISBN 978-1-4381-1033-2. Weisman, Carol S. (1998). "Transforming Women's Health Care Policymaking". Women's Health Care: ... cost-effective and comprehensive health care, Social Security, and long-term care. Advocacy was carried out through: ... health insurance. In the 1980s, OWL formed a planning group with the National Women's Health Network, the American Association ...
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Latest Health care reform News. Dems push Medicaid expansion for left-behind rural Georgia. Oct. 22, 2022 09:13 AM EDT ... the worry about health care lurks. Health insurance premiums are high, many residents report poor health and theres no ...
The so-called "Tri-Committee" healthcare plan has just been released, and its so called because its a joint effort from the ...
... proposals to reform the entire U.S. healthcare system seize national attention. ... Increasing one kind of care means cutting another. Those who stand to lose services can be counted on to invoke high-flown ... Healthcare reform involves huge financial stakes. When Clinton proposed his reform, the U.S. healthcare system spent as much as ... Large-scale health reform is large-scale income redistribution, and the politics of redistribution is the politics of trench ...
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The White House budget director told Congress Tuesday that the final cost of the administrations health care reform plan will ... But he called the $634 billion that President Obama has pledged for health care reform during the next 10 years a "significant ... Grassley added that, while he agreed with the presidents commitment to health care reform, "it wont fix all the problems with ... The White House budget director told Congress Tuesday that the final cost of the administrations health care reform plan will ...
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Health-care reform advocates have spent a fair bit of time complaining about the boisterous protests that have hit town-hall ... What Opposition? Health-Care Industry "Villains" Actually Support Reform. Peter Suderman , 8.7.2009 4:49 PM. ... Health-care reform advocates have spent a fair bit of time complaining about the boisterous protests that have hit town-hall ... How about other major industry players? The drug industry, represented in Washington by PhRMA, came out in favor of reform. It ...
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U.S. judge rules against health care reform. By MARK SHERMAN AND ERICA WERNER. The Associated Press. December 13, 2010. ... WASHINGTON - President Barack Obamas historic health care overhaul hit its first major legal roadblock yesterday, thrown into ... An individuals personal decision to purchase - or decline to purchase - health insurance from a private provider is beyond the ... create uncertainty around the administrations efforts to gradually put into effect the landmark legislation extending health ...
... we passed another critical milestone in the health reform effort with the release of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care ... Reid unveils details of healthcare reform bill. "Tonight begins the last leg of this journey," the Senate majority leader says ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold the big coming-out party for his version of healthcare reform legislation on ... though not the language used in the controversial Stupak amendment contained in the Houses reform bill. So far, pro-choice ...
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  • References to Jesus, of course, didn't make into the recent U.S. Supreme Court's hearings on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. (
  • Today we passed another critical milestone in the health reform effort with the release of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," Obama said in a statement released by the White House. (
  • She points out in a recent blog post that mentions of the Affordable Care Act in corporate financial disclosures are on pace to reach an all-time high in 2017. (
  • The Congressional Budget Office says a repeal of the Affordable Care Act would add $230 billion to the federal deficit. (
  • The Congressional Budget Office, however, reports (PDF) that a repeal of the historic Affordable Care Act, would actually add $230 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years. (
  • And even though premiums would be lower, many people buying coverage on their own would still end up paying more for their policies, because they would not benefit from the enormous subsidies that the Affordable Care Act makes available. (
  • In 2013, prior to the beginning of many of the major provisions in the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ), the Future of Music Coalition ( FMC ) and the Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center conducted an online survey of US -based artists about their access to insurance. (
  • In the national debate over health care and the Affordable Care Act, one sliver of the population has received relatively little attention: musicians, artists and other creative workers, who are often self-employed and frequently uninsured. (
  • If you are in the healthcare industry, you have probably heard some rumblings about the Health Care Reform of 2010, coolly referred to as Affordable Care Act, or Obama care. (
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was enacted by the United States Congress and signed by President Barack Obama. (
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) became public law in March 23, 2010. (
  • If you're a small business owner, you're probably still grappling with the Affordable Care Act and the best way to provide health insurance to your employees. (
  • No matter how the Court rules, we will still face the big problems that predated The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) - high and rising costs, gaps in coverage, uneven quality and heavy red-tape burdens for individuals, providers and businesses. (
  • Often, I refer to the health care reform bill that President Obama signed into law in March of 2010 as "the Affordable Care Act" or ACA. (
  • The lawmakers who crafted the legislation called it the " Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act" (PPACA) and with good reason. (
  • By contrast, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act suggested that "essential benfits" should mirror the coverarge that Americans receive through their employers. (
  • Premiums for the Affordable Care Act-compliant health plans start at $437 per month for an individual. (
  • Most appellate courts have upheld the constitutionality of this historic law, and when the Senate voted to pass the Affordable Care Act, it also voted specifically on its constitutionality. (
  • In this first book in a series of four, Richard L. Reece, MD. provides a unique view of the roll out, and run up, of the Affordable Care Act. (
  • While it has been proven that the Affordable Care Act was designed specifically to fail in order to pave the way for Single Payer , one major piece of the Obamacare puzzle has been inexplicably left out of the existing debate, and that is the inevitable rationing that the legislation brings. (
  • One of the most positive changes that will arise out of the recent passage of health care reform legislation is that more people will have access to affordable, effective treatments for their mental health needs. (
  • The legislation extends the Wellstone Domenici Parity and Addiction Equity Act to apply to any plan included in the health insurance exchanges, including all individual and group insurance policies. (
  • It suggests that even if it succeeds, healthcare reform will not come from a single bill that transforms a $2.5-trillion industry but from repeated legislation of modest scope enacted over many years. (
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama 's historic health care overhaul hit its first major legal roadblock yesterday, thrown into doubt by a federal judge's declaration that the heart of the sweeping legislation is unconstitutional. (
  • Whatever the eventual outcome, yesterday's ruling could create uncertainty around the administration's efforts to gradually put into effect the landmark legislation extending health coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. (
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will hold the big coming-out party for his version of healthcare reform legislation on Thursday. (
  • The Senate has voted by 60 to 40 to close debate on landmark health care reform legislation backed by U.S. President Barack Obama and fiercely opposed by Republican lawmakers. (
  • It was the middle of the night in Washington, but all 100 senators were gathered in the Capitol for a key procedural vote on health care reform legislation. (
  • TRENTON - The state Senate voted 24-15 to pass legislation that will force public employees to pay more for their health insurance and pension. (
  • I'm the former insurance industry insider now speaking out about how big for-profit insurers have hijacked our health care system and turned it into a giant ATM for Wall Street investors, and how the industry is using its massive wealth and influence to determine what is (and is not) included in the health care reform legislation members of Congress are now writing. (
  • He said there's a general consensus that Americans pay too much for health care, particularly for prescription drugs, and that he supports legislation on billing transparency and requiring pharmaceutical companies to set internationally consistent pricing. (
  • The 25 students participating did so to recognize the necessity of passing national comprehensive health care legislation. (
  • The insurance industry has spent hundreds of millions lobbying Congress to shape the health care legislation in its interest, focusing in particular on keeping a government-run public option out of any bill that emerges. (
  • However, in the final phase, Pharma-a drug makers' association-kicked in $12 million for the campaign in favor of Obama's "reform," an indication that a substantial proportion of health care industry CEOs grasp that the legislation will have a favorable impact on their bottom lines. (
  • The legislation will also establish a Medicare task force, utilizing comparative effectiveness research to recommend sweeping reductions in care for seniors. (
  • Many of the provisions in the bill are outright control of medical treatment and telling doctors and health care workers what they can or can't do and what they will be forced to do despite the rhetoric oozing from supporters of this grotesque legislation. (
  • The Congresssional Budget Office released their analysis of the $940 billion health reform legislation, which may be voted on as soon as Sunday. (
  • The first goal of the legislation is to protect patients by ensuring that they have access to all of the health care that they need. (
  • With three overwhelmingly bipartisan votes, the Senate passed legislation that will protect patients from surprise billing, lower costs and improve access to care. (
  • Receive the latest news and alerts on the issues and legislation impacting your healthcare costs and access in North Carolina. (
  • I joined my colleagues in introducing legislation that would defund the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and also signed a letter to the Administration asking that it disclose and stops all Federal funding of ACORN . (
  • Faith leaders across the country who have worked hard for reform all year are keeping up the fight for desperately needed legislation and demanding that their political leaders do the same. (
  • President Obama delivered remarks this morning about health care reform legislation in the Rose Garden at the White House. (
  • These include systemic and institutional reform and innovation, adoption of a tiered service-delivery system, a return to greater reliance on community health care and less on more expensive hospital care, according to a sweeping two-year study conducted by the World Bank Group, the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Finance, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China. (
  • World Health Organization. (
  • President Obama speaks on health care reform Thursday in St. Charles, Missouri. (
  • Washington (CNN) -- Health care reform takes center stage Thursday as President Obama and top congressional Democrats work behind closed doors to nail down a final agreement. (
  • Obama is set to discuss health care in afternoon and evening meetings with African-American and Hispanic members of Congress. (
  • Obama has dismissed questionable poll numbers about the Democratic reform plan, declaring the debate over and urging a final up-or-down vote on the matter in Congress . (
  • But he called the $634 billion that President Obama has pledged for health care reform during the next 10 years a "significant down payment. (
  • President Obama, who ran an ad attacking PhRMA head Billy Tauzin during his campaign, bragged about the deal, calling the industry's support "a turning point" on the road to reform. (
  • According to Clyburn, protesters have been perpetuating lies about the president's health care plan, saying Obama supports a single-payer plan, which the congressman says is untrue. (
  • Paul Krugman is exhibit A. People were led to expect that Obama could pass a plan through mere force of will, "cracking heads" and bulldozing Congress into something close to the left-wing technocratic version of health care reform. (
  • Barack Obama and John McCain are gearing up for a general election battle -- barring a surprise surge by Sen. Hillary Clinton -- in which they will offer very different visions for health care reform. (
  • Obama -- like Clinton -- sees a much larger role for government in the one-sixth of our economy represented by the health sector. (
  • Obama would mandate that all children have health insurance, would require employers to pay for insurance for their workers, would impose significant new federal regulation over health insurance and would expand government programs such as Medicaid. (
  • Obama and McCain agree the key to health reform is getting costs under control. (
  • The reason Americans don't have health insurance isn't because they don't want it, it's because they can't afford it," Obama says. (
  • Obama wants a national "pay or play" mandate, forcing employers to cover a preset percentage of their workers' health insurance or pay a fine. (
  • Congress will wrestle with the intricacies of reform, but in this election year, the vision is the key, and the contrast between the visions that Obama and McCain offer is stark. (
  • Unless you've been living under a Marshall stack, chances are you heard these historic words from Chief Justice John Roberts of the Supreme Court, reaffirming President Obama 's controversial effort to bring all Americans into the health care system. (
  • There is no possible compromise on health care and the myth of Obama as a "post-partisan" president is exactly that - a myth. (
  • President Obama recent establishment of the healthcare reform was designed to ensure health care coverage for all Americans, focus on preventative health care coverage, improve healthcare efficiency and quality (Paradis, Wood, & Cramer, 2009, p. 281). (
  • President Obama has argued that all health care players will need to sacrifice revenue for reform to fly. (
  • For the third time in a week, Barack Obama took to the stage to stump for his health care overhaul, this time in Strongsville, Ohio on Monday. (
  • While Obama is aware of these facts, it didn't stop him from making the claim that his health care plan "would end the worst practices of the insurance companies. (
  • Whether the reference to "guaranteed" Medicare benefits indicates that some bare-bones level of care has been agreed to for the program, or the statement is false on its face, Obama conveniently neglected to mention that his plan would cut about $500 billion from Medicare. (
  • "All Signs Point in the Same Direction: Immigration Reform in 2013," according to Pili Tobar of America's Voice, who finds that CIR's diverse supporters include President Obama and Senator Rubio, as well as organized labor and evangelicals. (
  • Meeting with the Washington Post 's editorial staff on January 16, President-elect Obama pledged to reform entitlements saying the process would begin straightaway by convening a "fiscal responsibility summit" before delivering his first budget to Congress. (
  • Primarily through health care cost cuts, Obama pledged in his first year to begin controlling these unsustainable obligations. (
  • Voters rank the need to address our budget challenges as a top priority for the Obama administration, second only to the pre-eminent need to get the economy back on track and get Americans back to work and far higher in importance than passing health care reform. (
  • Political stakes for Obama when it comes to health care? (
  • President Obama has a lot riding on his health care reform plan-and at this point it's too close to call. (
  • Approval of the president's handling of health care is slipping, and Mr. Obama has been forced to take his case directly to the American people - with a prime-time news conference tomorrow followed by a town hall on Thursday. (
  • When it comes to health care reform, how big are the political stakes for President Obama? (
  • The potential losers from any reform -- insurers, hospitals, doctors -- can and will marshal enormous resources to block action. (
  • Democrats, meanwhile, have vilified industry-literally: Nancy Pelosi recently called health insurers "villains" and said that they're "immoral. (
  • What Enthoven proposed, in essence, is that businesses band together in purchasing cooperatives to buy health insurance for their employees, giving them strong negotiating clout with insurers and giving even small businesses economies of scale that can cut costs. (
  • He says that bringing millions of new buyers into the health care marketplace will expand competition and force insurers and providers to offer more affordable options. (
  • Predictably, the firms most worried about the fate of the law include health insurers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. (
  • So I was in a unique position to see not only how Wall Street analysts and investors influence decisions insurance company executives make but also how the industry has carried out behind-the-scenes PR and lobbying campaigns to kill or weaken any health care reform efforts that threatened insurers' profitability. (
  • This is playing out as a continuous shifting of the financial burden of health care costs away from insurers and employers and onto the backs of individuals. (
  • Health care reform also requires that health insurers reduce the number and complexity of paper and electronic forms and data entry required by patients, physicians and other providers. (
  • Obama's defense of private health insurers has nothing to do with helping the "people who really need it," "right away" or any other time, and everything to do with defending the insurance giants' profits. (
  • A unanimous California Appeals Court decision has decided that California health insurers have a responsibility to check the accuracy of applications for health insurance coverage before issuing policies at the time coverage is purchased and cannot cancel a policy unless the applicant "willfully misrepresented" their health status. (
  • For the past year, California has had a simmering health policy rescission controversy as many of the state's insurers have argued that they can cancel a health insurance policy if there is any misstatement of fact --even if it is unintentional or immaterial to a claim that is later filed. (
  • Canada has a universal health care system. (
  • Every 15 years or so, proposals to reform the entire U.S. healthcare system seize national attention. (
  • Now, once again, advocates of health-system reform believe that the time for action has arrived. (
  • When Clinton proposed his reform, the U.S. healthcare system spent as much as the gross domestic product of France. (
  • LONDON (Reuters) - Britain set out plans on Wednesday for a shake-up of its publicly-funded healthcare system that could turn into a political disaster for the ruling coalition if the reforms founder. (
  • The head of the National Health Service (NHS), the world's largest public healthcare system, has said the changes to how 80 billion pounds ($128 billion) are spent are so enormous they can be "seen from space. (
  • The committee chairman, Sen. Max Baucus , Montana Democrat, said health care costs are growing too rapidly because "the system pays for volume, not quality. (
  • I want to make sure that we - if we have a national system of health care - it's going to deliver the same thing in Iowa as it does in California, because, for 40 years, it didn't," he said. (
  • PRESIDENT Clinton's plan to overhaul the health-care system is not just another eye-glazing, book-length litany of policy proposals. (
  • But even two years ago, relatively few policy experts had heard of ``managed competition,'' Professor Enthoven's treatment for a health-care system that, many say, is progressively bankrupting the country. (
  • So the kind of massive grotting around with the innards of the health care system that progressives envisioned was DOA. (
  • The key to real reform is to restore control over our health care system to the patients themselves," he said recently. (
  • He believes that "Americans want a system built so wherever you go and wherever you work, your health plan goes with you. (
  • Although treating illness is an indispensable part of health care, reforming and strengthening our public health system are equally important to improving the health of individuals and of our population as a whole and to managing finite resources effectively. (
  • Senate Minority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky summed up Republican opposition, saying the bill is too expensive and does not fix the problems with the current health care system. (
  • BEIJING, July 22, 2016 -China needs to further reform its health system with a number of critical steps to meet the growing health needs of the population and further control spending increases, despite impressive achievements in healthcare reform and rapid progress toward universal health coverage. (
  • As in much of the rest of the world, China also faces many challenges in reforming and developing its healthcare system. (
  • The study makes an urgent case for China to reform and start instituting a "people-centered" integrated healthcare system to meet new challenges. (
  • The government of China has also recognized the need for a strategic change in the health system, and has taken many concrete steps in this direction. (
  • As a result of Democrats and Republicans coming together to confront the tough issues, we are providing a sustainable future for our pension and health benefit system, saving New Jersey taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars and securing a fiscally responsible future for our state,' Christie said in the statement. (
  • I also realized that one of the reasons those people in Wise County had to wait in long lines to be treated in animal stalls was because our Wall Street-driven health care system has created one of the most inequitable health care systems on the planet. (
  • If the healthcare system is reformed by a bill that does raise contribution limits and expand access to HSAs, the benefits may not be all that widely shared. (
  • The authors evaluated utilization rates and cost of care for inpatient services for individuals treated in patient-centered medical homes, which are part of a novel delivery system model in Vermont that focuses on enhancing preventive health services. (
  • This increases "profits for the insurance companies, which should translate to lower premiums, since the new insures pay into the system but require fewer health services" (Kimberly, 2013). (
  • The health care delivery system in U.S. has multiple components that enable people to receive health care. (
  • It is unique and not simple system with decentralized group of health care services that are sometimes lack of coordination, standardization, and planning. (
  • These are outcomes of lack a single national entity or set of policies guiding the health care system. (
  • The current health care system is segregated and fragmented in America. (
  • Some states have very effective and efficient healthcare system while some states lack the desired infrastructure. (
  • The evolution of healthcare system in USA can be traced back to 1750. (
  • Under the current scheme we have right now, we have a giant, convoluted, multi-tiered system that's tearing the health care system to pieces," added internist Rocky White, author of the simplest, most progressive and most controversial of the commission's proposals. (
  • At 11:00 am, members of CALPIRG, alongside fellow UC Berkeley students, laid down in the most highly traversed area of the campus and remained there for 26 minutes in order to symbolize the 20,000 deaths that occur annually because of our flawed healthcare system - one death every 26 minutes. (
  • I'm here today because I don't want to inherit a broken health care system," said Jacob Gee, a 4th year Political Science major, "I am fighting for affordable health care that every student can depend on. (
  • This system is structured for the benefit of the drug industry, insurance companies, and profits, and all at the expense of the health of American citizens. (
  • We need to make our health care system more reliable. (
  • We refuse to sit back and allow our children to grow up with the same issues and insecurities our failing healthcare system is plagued with today. (
  • HARTFORD -- A new report says more people in Connecticut would be without health insurance and state residents would face higher costs if Congress and the president don't improve the nation's health care system. (
  • The administration has been working overtime to get industry support for an overhaul of the U.S. health care system. (
  • The true character of his health care agenda became clearer later in his remarks, however, when he said "there were some who had wanted to scrap the system of private insurance and replace it with government-run care … but I did not see that being practical to help right away for people who really need it. (
  • Get government out of our health care system! (
  • Health Minister Ong Ye Kung, who led the motion, said Healthier SG is a key effort to activate and reform the public health system, empower individuals to choose health, and lay the foundation for the aged care system. (
  • During the two-day debate, MPs raised a wide range of concerns including the transition to the Healthier SG strategy and manpower issues , which continues to plague the healthcare system. (
  • Let me be clear: Harvard's Jim Sabin argues that if we excised some of the waste from our health care system, we should be able to provide high-quality family coverage for $14,000 - and I agree. (
  • An inclusive clinical information system, termed e-Health, was implemented to collect a wide range of health information, with a focus on continuity of treatment. (
  • Sure, there's a lot to be corrected with the current fitness care system. (
  • The system is going to push us to deliver higher-value care at lower cost, with greater standardization and elimination of waste. (
  • Ultimately, the financial burden on individual patients and the healthcare system as a whole will grow if these trends are allowed to continue. (
  • Is the 'medical virtualist' specialty coming to a health system near you? (
  • Last month, Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson said that 52 percent of the 100 million patient-physician encounters last year at the integrated health system were virtual visits. (
  • During the 1980s and 1990s, innovations in the organization, funding, and delivery of primary health care in Canada were at the periphery of the system rather than at its core. (
  • Canada's experience suggests that primary health care transformation can be achieved voluntarily in a pluralistic system of private health care delivery, given strong government and professional leadership working in concert. (
  • Responding to data from a local monitoring system, especially in the context of an external benchmark, has been a successful way to create practice changes to improve the quality of patient care ( 9 , 10 ). (
  • One example of hospitals establishing a monitoring and benchmarking system is Project Intensive Care Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology (ICARE), a collaborative study between the Hospital Infections Program (now the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University. (
  • Many states have made cuts to school districts, health care, programs for the disabled, the prison system and state employees. (
  • but rather about a health care system that is breaking America's families, businesses, and economy. (
  • But, having opposed reform for years - in good times and bad - their argument for leaving our health care system broken doesn't compute. (
  • MS. MYERS: I think we have -- as you know, we've done an inordinate amount of work on the financing of this health care system. (
  • In addition to his work in the private sector, Tetsuya is passionate about developing a sustainable, high-quality health care delivery system in Japan. (
  • Hsia J, Zhao G, Town M, Ren J, Okoro CA, Pierannunzi C, Garvin W. Comparisons of estimates from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and other national health surveys, 2011−2016. (
  • Health Care Reform , Health System Plans by Editor Equity/Equidad - DB . (
  • 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. (
  • One such challenge is system-wide inequities resulting from lack of financial protection for the health care needs of the vast majority of Nigerians. (
  • The vaccine is being offered first to priority groups including health workers to protect the local health system. (
  • It has held COVID-19 at bay for so long but with rising infections, understandable fatigue with social restrictions, low levels of immunity among the population and a fragile health system it's vital that it receives more vaccines as soon as possible. (
  • The document covers fifteen themes, five which were the subject of consultations: widening the partnership, social mobilization and advocacy, primary care providers, health system reform, and human resources. (
  • National Health System. (
  • In recent decades, Brazil's health service has been faced with considerable changes 1 , ranging from a centralized, privatized system which in the 1970s excluded the most needy elements of the population from healthcare, to the significant changes that have occurred following the Health Reform Movement which culminated in the consolidation of the National Health System (SUS), enshrined in the 1988 Constitution 2 . (
  • Various discussions were had during the 1990s concerning the ways to implement a public health policy that would be complete and all-embracing, coping with the lack of financial support, the emergence of new technology and equipment, the lack of human resources prepared to be put to work in the national health system and, amongst the many other problems, the accelerated growth of private health companies. (
  • I. Asia Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies. (
  • To be sure, advocates of each approach to reform claim that increases in efficiency will result if their ideas are adopted. (
  • Health-care reform advocates have spent a fair bit of time complaining about the boisterous protests that have hit town-hall meetings across the country over the last week. (
  • A new focus by health care reform advocates on the patient-centered medical home will forge a path toward financing and delivering primary care. (
  • Health control advocates won't stop with ObamaCare ( HR 3590 ). (
  • It's about time freedom advocates reclaim this term often misused by the left, as so-called health care "reform" is a clear case of exploitation. (
  • With that in mind, in this Monday's Top Picks, I'd like to focus on the broad coalition of advocates for immigration reform. (
  • The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform is a coalition of patient advocates, providers, payers, manufacturers and employers, who formed in 2015 to advocate for payment parity across site of service to decrease Medicare and commercial spending, ensure patient access to the right care in the right setting and lower taxpayer and beneficiary costs. (
  • In addition to the these call-ins, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is bringing hundreds of high school student advocates for health reform to Capitol Hill for visits with Members of Congress. (
  • It is one of the most important articles I have ever written and proves that the academics promoting Obamacare at the time were also staunch advocates of rationing , which is a necessary part of any government health program. (
  • WASHINGTON-President Barack Obama's government-wide review of federal regulations will have little effect on two of the president's major regulatory victories: an overhaul of Wall Street and the health-care market, according to a White House budget official. (
  • The review focuses on old, outdated regulations so new ones written as part of the health-care and financial overhaul likely won't be affected, an official at the White House Office of Management and Budget said. (
  • Research like this is very important in building the evidentiary basis for the Patient Centered Medical Home,' says Editor-in-Chief David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Dean and Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor, Jefferson School of Population Health, Philadelphia, PA. (
  • Background: Growing interest in the promise of patient-centered care has led to numerous health care innovations, including the patient-centered medical home, shared decision-making, and payment reforms. (
  • Meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), patient-centered medical homes, accountable care organizations, and other quality-of-care initiatives will result in changes to the primary care visit. (
  • For more on our HSA assessment, download Morningstar's '2017 Health Savings Account Landscape. (
  • 2017)‎. Health care reform in Kosovo. (
  • It is a response to the 2017 evaluation of Australia's implementation of the International Health Regulations. (
  • The voluntary national healthcare programme will be open for enrolment to those aged 60 and above in the second half of 2023. (
  • Mr. Grassley added that, while he agreed with the president's commitment to health care reform, "it won't fix all the problems with our economy," nor will it mend broken components of the health care "entitlement" programs, he said, such as Medicare and Medicaid. (
  • Although there are community mental health centers that provide treatment for many people, their resources are stretched far too thin to help everyone who needs treatment on the level someone with a more serious issue may need. (
  • When the federal government's Public Health Emergency (PHE) ended on May 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scaled back the amount of COVID-related data that it had required hospitals to collect and report during the previous 3 years. (
  • Promotion) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Joint Committee on (CDC) and the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory Uni- the Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance recently published versity. (
  • The aim of this work was to analyze the features of selective examinations offered by City Councils, to work as dental practitioners at Health Centers and/or become part of the Dental Health Team of the Family Health Program, presenting the number of vacancies offered, salaries, hours of work as well as the content of the test applied. (
  • It was found that 1,205 (71%) vacancies were to work at the Health Centers and 486 (29%) at the Family Health Program. (
  • The White House budget director told Congress Tuesday that the final cost of the administration's health care reform plan will exceed the $634 billion the president has set aside for the effort. (
  • Although Congress has left the nation's capital for summer recess, the debate over health care reform rages on in town hall meetings across the country. (
  • Clyburn says that had the health care plan been amended and passed before Congress left for fall recess last week, the nation would being witnessing an entirely different political climate today. (
  • Still, he says the vast majority of Americans, and his constituents in South Carolina, want to see health care reform pass when Congress returns from recess after Labor Day. (
  • To his Republican opponents in Congress, and one of his Republican counterparts from South Carolina, Sen. Jim DeMint, Clyburn says they had their chance under the Bush administration, when Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate, to push through health care reforms. (
  • Mr. Clinton's speech Sept. 22 before a joint session of Congress initiates a new phase in the health-care debate. (
  • But in fact Congress has a history of passing health care cuts and then undoing them. (
  • Another recent bill, the Empowering Patients First Act, was introduced in the House of Representatives by current Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in the previous session of Congress. (
  • Congress could start by repealing the health insurance tax and the employer mandate. (
  • No where is Congress authorized to set up, run or legislate in the area of medical care, health care or whatever you want to call it. (
  • Instead of booting the outlaws in Congress who have destroyed the finest health care in the world over the past 50 years, throw out the law of the land instead. (
  • While Congress and the rest of the nation turn the battle over healthcare reform into a pro-wrestling-style steel cage death match with enough rhetoric to choke an English professor, at least one expert is looking beyond the bills on the table for a different solution. (
  • Congress can deliver a pain-free healthcare plan - and the solution is right in its own back yard," Mix said. (
  • After a week of political twists and turns in Washington, people of faith across the country are stepping up with a massive effort to remind Congress that the urgent need for reform has not abated for suffering families . (
  • These vocal opponents of President Obama's health care plan are no longer engaged in a civil debate, Clyburn tells NPR's Michel Martin, but are trying to start "a cascading effect that will result in victories for them at the polls next November. (
  • Obama's claim that the problems confronting Ms. Canfield and others like her-skyrocketing premiums, massive out-of-pocket expenses-would be addressed by his health care plan is a lie. (
  • In fact, a survey released last week by the National Business Group on Health found that with or without Obama's health care plan two-thirds of big employers plan to shift more insurance costs to their workers, in the form of significantly higher premiums, deductibles and copayments. (
  • Over the course of the last year most of the lobbying effort has gone towards defeating Obama's health care plan. (
  • welcomes the Supreme Court's decision to rule on President Obama's healthcare reform. (
  • You've heard the naysayers complaining that President Barack Obama's $634 billion down payment on health care reform costs too much. (
  • Health insurance premiums are high, many residents report poor health and there's no guarantee Calhoun County's sole ambulance will arrive promptly if it's. (
  • Alongside the prospect of more affordable health care premiums and insurance companies that are unable to deny coverage to the sick, we at FMC are pleased the bill was largely upheld. (
  • Specifically, if the average annual wages you pay are less than $50,000 and you contribute at least 50 percent to health-plan premiums, you can get a tax credit of up to 35 percent of your premium costs through 2013. (
  • This guarantees an intricate financing web of health-insurance premiums based on income, which most of the blue-ribbon commission's proposals contain. (
  • It forms a high-risk insurance pool to lower the premiums of those who might be uninsurable because of existing health problems. (
  • Cost-shifting, White said, is the secret to your ever-burgeoning health insurance premiums at work. (
  • Ms. Canfield is a 50-year-old Ohio resident and cancer survivor, forced to drop her health coverage after her insurer jacked up the premiums. (
  • EPO plans, by some estimates, could save small businesses, workers and their families, close to 20 percent on their premiums while also improving the quality of care-coordination. (
  • The court went on, "These facts raise the specter that Blue Shield does not immediately rescind health care contracts upon learning of potential grounds for rescission , but waits until after the claims submitted under that contract exceed the monthly premiums being collected. (
  • Geriatrics, palliative care and hospitalists are other examples of relatively new specialists driven by technology, care innovation and population trends. (
  • Economist Neal Masia of Pfizer cites in this monograph a wealth of research that quantifies the value of pharmaceutical innovation in improved health, economic performance, and quality of life. (
  • My guess it would be the developer of an online health care innovation. (
  • If past is prologue, an online innovation for health care will be the prize winner. (
  • We sought to understand the process of patient-centered care innovation undertaken by innovative health care organizations - from strategic planning to goal selection to implementation to maintenance. (
  • Results: Innovation in patient-centered care was a strategic objective chosen by nearly every organization in this study. (
  • Organizations commonly perceived effective chronic disease management and integrated health information technology as key elements for successful patient-centered care innovation. (
  • Under the proposals to reform the NHS in England, two layers of bureaucracy will be removed and responsibility for spending 80 billion pounds a year of hospital and specialist care passed to family doctors. (
  • WHEN Clinton wrote his campaign book, ``Putting People First,'' in the summer of 1992, his health-care proposals had most of the goals that guide his current plan. (
  • The commissioners must cull 28 health care proposals for a way to get near-universal coverage for state residents by 2010. (
  • For his own purposes, the president drew attention to the hardships faced by individuals and families under the present health care setup, arguing the proposals he is advancing would remedy the situation. (
  • Background: Medical group practices are central to many of the proposals for health care reform, but little is known about the relationship between practice-level characteristics and the quality and cost of care. (
  • Health maintenance organizations enroll more than a third of the population in three states, including the nation's largest, while three other states have only a single HMO and one has none. (
  • This issue can never be negotiated in Washington back rooms as there are huge interests vested in the status quo - such as the big insurance companies, health maintenance organizations and pharmaceutical giants. (
  • Healthcare Technology New serves healthcare organizations and healthcare technology businesses. (
  • When the rule was finalized last June, REALTOR® organizations in many states began exploring the possibility of creating association health plans that would offer such group benefits. (
  • lessons from a qualitative study of innovative health care organizations in Washington State. (
  • Methods: We conducted key-informant interviews with executives at five health plans, five provider organizations, and ten primary care clinics in Washington State. (
  • MDs may be found within a wide range of practice settings, including private practices, group practices, hospitals, health maintenance organizations, teaching facilities, and public health organizations. (
  • In partnership with representatives from health departments, other federal agencies, medical and public health professional associ- ations, and international organizations, CDC has developed a strategic plan to address emerging infectious disease threats. (
  • Some of the attributes thought to be important characteristics of accountable care organizations and medical homes appear to be associated with lower quality and no improvement in cost. (
  • Changes in mental health care due to the psychiatric reform: nursing professionals' perceptions. (
  • The cycle has endured since President Franklin D. Roosevelt considered proposing universal health coverage as part of the Social Security Act. (
  • So you should not expect - and you will not be receiving - definitive answers from me on exactly what the administration does or does not favor on the benefits and coverage side of health reform. (
  • Funny, though, as Tim Carney points out , while the insurance industry is wary of a government-run public plan, which would serve as a competitor, it supports reform to the extent that it expands coverage and subsidies. (
  • The central debate among Clinton advisers then remains the central question today: Do the numbers add up in financing universal health-care coverage largely out of cost savings? (
  • The Democratic conventional wisdom, true or not, is that Bill Clinton lost because the overwhelming majority of folks who have insurance, and are basically satisfied with their health care, freaked out when they realized that their coverage was going to change. (
  • He would focus on new financing tools to help people buy health insurance that would be portable from job to job, new mechanisms for those with pre-existing conditions to get coverage, and he would emphasize prevention and better care coordination, especially for people with chronic illnesses. (
  • He would allow people to purchase health insurance across state lines and would give states new incentives and resources to make sure everyone has access to coverage. (
  • The bill would extend health insurance coverage to 30 million Americans who now lack it, and bar insurance companies from practices such as denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions. (
  • Sign up for enewsletters and alerts to receive breaking news and in-depth coverage of healthcare events and trends, as they happen, right to your inbox. (
  • An additional 32 million people would be expected to go without health insurance, bringing the percentage of non-elderly adults without coverage to 17 percent, which is more or less what it is today. (
  • In 2002, we released the first major study demonstrating that musicians lacked health coverage at a much higher rate than the rest of the US population. (
  • Virtually all of the 31 plans that will form the basis of health coverage in Colorado assume better use of the government's existing taxpayer-funded health insurance programs, Medicare and Medicaid. (
  • In his commentary on "Why Undocumented Immigrants are Turning to Underground, Cash-Only Clinics to Get Health Care," Sy Mukherjee of Think Progress argues that these clinics are needed in undocumented communities, but that a lack of insurance coverage still leaves quality, affordable health care out of reach for many immigrants. (
  • The plans are subject to the same consumer protections, pre-existing condition coverage requirements, and network adequacy standards as other ACA health insurance plans. (
  • I believe that we should craft a solution that supports access to affordable health coverage even if someone loses their job, does not deny access to coverage based on preexisting conditions, and supports real medical liability reform, which some predict could save $210 billion/year in defensive medical costs. (
  • Jeff Lemieux of the Progressive Policy Institute says the Medicare prescription drug bill crafted by House Republicans "fails on several levels: the drug benefit is unlikely to work [because of adverse selection], the stand-alone design would further balkanize seniors' health coverage and thereby thwart Medicare reform, and new price controls would push problems into the future, rather than working to solve them now. (
  • The movement to offer health care coverage through REALTOR® associations got a welcome boost in January 2018 when the U.S. Department of Labor proposed an expanded definition of the term "employer" under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to include "working owners" of businesses. (
  • It meant that associations could potentially purchase health coverage by pooling their members. (
  • About 30 percent of NAR members now purchase health coverage in the individual insurance market (or small group insurance market for those with employees), which is often more volatile and more expensive than the large group market. (
  • If you are in need of health coverage solutions today, you can turn to NAR's REALTORS® Insurance Marketplace . (
  • Pursuant to Transparency in Coverage final rules (85 FR 72158) set forth in the United States by The Departments of the Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services click here to access required Machine Readable Files or here to access the Federal No Surprises Bill Act Disclosure. (
  • Nigeria faces challenges that delay progress toward the attainment of the national government's declared goal of universal health coverage (UHC). (
  • The need to relieve patients' suffering should not be the reason for withdrawing life-sustaining interventions in the ICU, Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, SFHM, medical director of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine palliative care service, told attendees at the "Management of the Hospitalized Patient" conference in San Francisco. (
  • Preventive medicine has vast unused possibilities for improving the health of the population, partly in ways that require compulsory controls, like quarantine and compulsory immunization, partly through systematic arrangements for personal check-ups and early diagnosis and treatment. (
  • Projected demographic shifts over the next 20 years underscore the need to incorporate effective preventive health services into public health. (
  • Also next year, primary care physicians will be paid for providing an annual Medicare preventive exam. (
  • The two-day debate on the country's new strategy, which will put a stronger focus on preventive care, saw more than 30 Members of Parliament rising to speak on the issue. (
  • First announced during the Ministry of Health's (MOH) Committee of Supply debate in March, Healthier SG focuses heavily on preventive care and aims to have citizens take charge of their own healthcare, where they can enrol with a single doctor who will support them in their health needs throughout their lives. (
  • William Schaffner, MD, a professor of preventive medicine and health policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told Medscape that "how we deal with influenza is something of a template or a model for what the CDC is trying to get to with COVID. (
  • Adams SH, Park MJ, Irwin CE, Jr. Adolescent and Young Adult Preventive Care: Comparing National Survey Rates. (
  • How should the nation help its "least of these," an estimated 50 million Americans who can't afford health insurance, as well as those who could go broke or die because they can't afford medical care? (
  • He added that, as more Americans are forced to forgo medical treatments because of rising costs, health insurance becomes more expensive because providers shift the cost of uncompensated care to paying customers. (
  • Still, some conservatives defend the right of Americans to protest and speak out in this manner, comparing the current health care fight to the civil rights movement when African-Americans took to the streets to stand up against injustices. (
  • The US Department of Health and Human Services indicates that in 2009, 39.6 million Americans were aged 65 years or older and accounted for 12.9% of the total population. (
  • Most Americans would be required to purchase health insurance for the first time, with subsidies provided to those who cannot afford it. (
  • Because among the Americans that stand to benefit from the shiny new law are a group of folks we happen to care an awful lot about - musicians. (
  • Every year, Americans pay more and more but get less and less when it comes to health care. (
  • In a couple of them, Americans have stood up at the microphone and said the government has no right to legislate health care in this country. (
  • According to a lengthy report by legal expert Terence Mix, The American Healthcare Dilemma (, reorganizing the FDA and its activities could save Americans a trillion dollars over the next decade. (
  • Many Americans are trying to find a way to have health insurance that is cheaper than traditional health insurance. (
  • Combine this with the tendency of Americans to run to the fitness practitioner for minor problems now now not requiring care, such as simple colds or minor anxiety, and the willingness of the gadget to accommodate these demands, you have written the script for a healthcare device that is destined to bankruptcy. (
  • In the face of uncertainty, they are telling their elected representatives that the millions of Americans who cannot afford health care need leaders to fight for them, not fold . (
  • If Democrats want national health care, they need fewer wonks, and more Lyndon B. Johnsons. (
  • The opposition Labour Party has long accused the Conservatives of preferring private over public health provision and is ready to exploit public dissatisfaction if hospitals start to close and queues for treatment lengthen. (
  • Private health providers will be able to compete with state-funded hospitals to offer treatment to patients, with a regulator monitoring quality of care. (
  • The other third would be from reducing subsidies hospitals get to care for the uninsured. (
  • The editor, Rich Elmore is presently working Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for a leading vendor in the healthcare technology space, serving physician groups, hospitals and delivery networks. (
  • To determine if local monitoring data on vancomycin use directed quality improvement and decreased vancomycin use or vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), we analyzed data from 50 intensive-care units (ICUs) at 20 U.S. hospitals reporting data on antimicrobial-resistant organisms and antimicrobial agent use. (
  • The Infectious Disease Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Joint Committee on the Prevention of Antimicrobial Resistance recently published guidelines for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals ( 3 ). (
  • We present data from Project ICARE that demonstrate how hospitals used local data and national benchmark data to effect practice changes resulting in reduced vancomycin use and prevalence of vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) in intensive-care units (ICUs). (
  • 3,5-7), many hospitals have yet to institute any antimicrobial tem is Project Intensive Care Antimicrobial Resistance Epide- use policies or programs to improve antimicrobial agent pre- miology (ICARE), a collaborative study between the Hospital scribing (8). (
  • Yes, healthcare costs them more than they would like, and insurance red tape is a huge pain. (
  • For skeptics doubtful of managed competition's ability to hold down health-care costs, a liberal Princeton University sociologist, Paul Starr, added a key element. (
  • He proposed that the government set global limits for all health- care spending as a kind of backstop in case managed competition's market forces failed to control costs. (
  • The benefits of a healthy population extend far beyond health care costs. (
  • Those factors have led to rising healthcare costs. (
  • But the anxiety didn't end there, as companies from human resources consultant Robert Half International to the Cheesecake Factory have warned their investors that reform could adversely affect their health care costs or simply hurt the economy overall. (
  • If continuing increases in health care costs are inevitable, as some economists predict, is it possible for health care delivery reform to succeed in reducing the overall burden of health care expenditures on the U.S. economy? (
  • Spiraling health care costs have driven the average job-based family insurance plan to more than $12,000 a year, and that price tag is expected to double by 2016. (
  • Mix believes that cleaning up FDA miscues and duplicative functions can save consumers serious money in unnecessary healthcare costs, as well as free up some much-needed federal dollars. (
  • This will bring an end to CON hoarding, which will increase health care supply and lower costs. (
  • Take Action for lower healthcare costs. (
  • Addressing hospitalists at a recurring conference that he founded 18 years ago-"Management of the Hospitalized Patient"-Dr. Wachter said hospitalists should have more leverage than other healthcare providers in controlling their fate, since hospitalists emerged from efforts to cut healthcare costs and promote value, efficiency, and quality. (
  • These five entrepreneurs say hiring, health insurance costs and the looming fiscal cliff are among their top concerns. (
  • For Zoup's co-owners Richard Simtob and Eric Ersher, costs associated with health care reform are a top concern. (
  • Washington, DC, March 22, 2018 -( )- The Alliance for Site Neutral Payment Reform today urged a bipartisan group of Senators to consider expansion of site neutral payment policies for outpatient services to help empower patients, promote competition in the health care marketplace and decrease costs. (
  • We are encouraged by the Senate working group's commitment to empowering patients, decreasing costs, and improving competition in the healthcare marketplace," said Dr. Debra Patt, Medical Director for The US Oncology Network. (
  • In order to reduce out-of-pocket costs for patients, promote greater competition in the healthcare market, and increase market stability and transparency, the Alliance strongly urges the bipartisan working group to eliminate all exemptions from the site neutral payment law to ensure payment parity across all outpatient settings. (
  • In a major April 14 Georgetown University speech, he again highlighted the problem saying cutting health care costs and "restoring fiscal discipline" are two of the top "pillars" of his agenda. (
  • But spending more money to expand access to health care without first pausing to gain control of costs or lower our already huge, unfunded obligations could negate any near-term reductions in the deficit. (
  • By looking at costs but not benefits, they pretend not to know what the advantage of health care reform really is - and why it's a major benefit to us all. (
  • The relationships of physician practice characteristics to quality of care and costs. (
  • Public health's primary function is to protect and promote the population's health through prevention, environmental protection, and public regulations and policies. (
  • W hen I think about the state of primary care today, I am reminded of this quote from Woody Allen: "More than any other time in history, mankind is at a crossroads. (
  • These aren't the only choices for primary care, but Woody's observation will resonate with many primary care internists who are profoundly pessimistic about their futures. (
  • Most will tell you that there is nothing wrong with primary care internal medicine itself, that is, the importance of patients having an ongoing relationship with a well-trained internist who accepts responsibility for their whole person. (
  • Instead, primary care physicians are dissatisfied because they feel underpaid, overworked, underappreciated and overhassled. (
  • Primary care physicians earn much less than subspecialists. (
  • One study found that a primary care physician earns $3 million less over a career than a cardiologist. (
  • The federal government's Council on Graduate Medical Education reports that primary care physicians' incomes would have to be increased to 70% of the median incomes of all other physicians to attract enough candidates to meet the needs of the general population. (
  • Another study found that primary care physicians spend 3.5 hours weekly on health plan interactions, compared to 2.6 hours for other medical specialists and 2.1 hours for surgeons. (
  • This amounts to $64,859 annually per primary care physician, nearly one-third of an average primary care physician's income plus benefits. (
  • Health care reform provides expanded scholarships and loan forgiveness to medical students who go into primary care. (
  • Beginning in January 2011, Medicare will pay 10% more for designated visits by primary care physicians. (
  • Starting in 2013 and continuing through 2014, Medicaid will pay no less than Medicare for office and hospital visits and immunizations by primary care physicians. (
  • These changes alone will increase federal payments to primary care by almost $12 billion. (
  • Medicare will test new models of paying primary care, including medical homes, and states will be allowed to offer a new Medicaid medical home option. (
  • Grants will be made available for community programs to help primary care practices qualify. (
  • In response, in 2011 UNRWA initiated an Agency-wide programme of primary healthcare reform, informed by the Chronic Care Model framework. (
  • While specific components of UNRWA's primary healthcare reform are showing promising results, additional efforts are needed to empower patients further and to strengthen involvement of the community. (
  • With primary care and specialty physicians already doing virtual visits, is there a need for a virtualist specialty? (
  • This policy analysis examines primary health care reform efforts in Canada during the last decade, drawing on descriptive information from published and gray literature and from a series of semistructured interviews with informed observers of primary health care in Canada. (
  • Primary health care in Canada has entered a period of potentially transformative change. (
  • Key initiatives include support for interprofessional primary health care teams, group practices and networks, patient enrollment with a primary care provider, financial incentives and blended-payment schemes, development of primary health care governance mechanisms, expansion of the primary health care provider pool, implementation of electronic medical records, and quality improvement training and support. (
  • Primary care is changing. (
  • A shortage of primary care clinicians is predicted and the demand for primary care clinicians is rising. (
  • Increasing the training slots for physicians or NPs will not necessarily resolve primary care provider shortage if the current workforce is dissatisfied with their careers. (
  • Redesigning the work through new models of care to increase efficiency, quality, and career satisfaction may be a more effective strategy than simply turning out more primary care clinicians of any type. (
  • The changes in primary care will present challenges, but they will also bring opportunities. (
  • The roles of primary care providers will change in keeping with the increasing demands on the practice of primary care. (
  • How will the predicted shortage of primary care providers be filled? (
  • [ 1 ] Will increasing these residency positions create more primary care providers? (
  • Filling the anticipated (and real, in many parts of the country) shortage of primary care providers may take more than increasing training slots and funding. (
  • It may require a culture change in the way primary care is practiced in the United States. (
  • Primary care has become more difficult as a consequence of pressure to see increasingly more patients more quickly. (
  • In most cases, a computer or electronic device is involved in the primary care visit. (
  • There can be both advantages and disadvantages to this electronic addition, but it has undoubtedly changed the relationship and the workflow for both patient and primary care clinician. (
  • PCNPs expressed higher job satisfaction, career satisfaction, and likelihood of recommending their careers compared with PCPs, but simply replacing PCPs with PCNPs may not solve the primary care shortage. (
  • It is possible to make primary care a place where clinicians will want to work and will recommend to others as well. (
  • ABSTRACT: The present study aimed to obtain knowledge on the perception of family health care teams regarding the implementation of mental health actions in primary care. (
  • Difficulties /Limitations to implement mental health care actions under Brazil's Family Health Strategy;Strategies/Interventions regarding the implementation of mental health in primary health care.The participants found it difficult to report actions targeted to the promotion of mental health and exposed the weaknesses in health production. (
  • They perceived the need to expand mental health trainingprocesses, in order to improve mental health actions developed in primary health care. (
  • However, the "NFIB Healthcare Solutions" document acknowledges "meaningful reform" must also deal with entitlements. (
  • Republicans argue that reconciliation, which is limited to provisions pertaining to the budget, was never meant to facilitate passage of a sweeping measure along the lines of the health care bill. (
  • New Speaker of the House John Boehner intends to repeal last year's historic health care reform bill, new provisions of which just went into effect , and which he refers to as the nation's ' biggest job killer . (
  • The American Health Care Act, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed in May before it stalled in the Senate, included several HSA-centered provisions. (
  • As ObamaCare's provisions and taxes begin and resistance builds through lawsuits and state-level measures , it's important to see the exploitative motives driving increased political control of your medical care. (
  • Mr. Baucus reiterated his commitment to quickly craft and pass a sweeping reform package, saying he hopes to "mark up" a comprehensive health care reform bill in June and have the bill ready for the president's signature this summer. (
  • South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint said that stopping the president's push for health care could be his 'Waterloo. (
  • Rather it said if a plan provided mental health benefits they had offer the same benefits for mental health as for physical health. (
  • The so-called "Tri-Committee" healthcare plan has just been released, and it's so called because it's a joint effort from the House committees on Education and Labor, Ways and Means, and Energy and Commerce. (
  • Businesses could either offer health insurance to their employees or pay into the public plan. (
  • By August, managed competition was working its way into Clinton's policy, and by his first major health-care policy speech, almost exactly a year ago, Clinton's plan looked very much like Dr. Starr's version of managed competition. (
  • He explained how health care reform is crucial to his plan to rejuvenate the economy, and he made it clear that 'health insurance reform will not add to the deficit. (
  • The report's recommendations, built on robust, comprehensive research and close collaboration by five agencies representing three partners, will contribute positively to the formation of the 13th Five-Year Plan on health reform. (
  • If you buy a health plan on one of the new exchanges that start up next year, you'll get a tax credit of up to 50 percent of your premium contributions in 2014 and 2015. (
  • If you choose not to offer a health plan, you'll pay a $2,000 per-employee fee to the IRS for all but 30 of your full-timers. (
  • We have universal health care now that's administered out of the emergency room," said Jake Williams of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which submitted a plan called "Better Health Care for Colorado. (
  • Marty Sellers, a health care consultant who helped craft the SEIU plan, says what is easiest to administrate may be hardest to approve politically. (
  • After an extensive debate, which spanned two days, Parliament endorsed the Healthier SG White Paper on Wednesday (Oct 5) as the basis of the country's new healthcare reform plan. (
  • Please See: or for NHIN Summary Deployment Plan. (
  • Eligible dependent for health insurance - Who can be dependent on your health insurance plan? (
  • Choosing the right health insurance plan might be the most important purchase you are going to make in a year. (
  • How Long Can I Keep My Child on My Health Insurance Plan? (
  • You haven't devised your own health care reform plan yet! (
  • See Wyden and Bennett's recent piece in Health Affairs , and the recent CBO blessing of the plan. (
  • To put this in simple terms, this bill lets small employers offer their employees the same type of health insurance plan as large employers do. (
  • This action plan outlines how Australia can strengthen our defences against serious public health threats. (
  • Working with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the association was able to offer a health plan with a variety of options that could save its members as much as 50 percent over what they had been paying on the individual market. (
  • You can expect the Republican candidates to be railing against the $14 billion plan that mandates that both individuals and businesses buy health insurance and has lots of tax increases to pay for it. (
  • It's a solid, credible plan, one that will cover everybody and make health insurance a guarantee, that people will no longer have to worry about the security of their health. (
  • The plan contains four goals that emphasize surveillance, applied research, prevention and control, and public health infrastructure. (
  • To effectively address emerging infectious diseases, CDC has developed a strategic plan emphasizing surveillance, research, and prevention activities necessary to maintain a strong defense against infectious diseases that affect, or threaten to affect, the public's health. (
  • Healthcare Technology News reports on relevant events and examines their broader strategic context with a focus on healthcare technology, revenue cycle management, value, policy, economics and health care reform. (
  • Corporate America is increasingly worried about healthcare reform, according to Michelle Leder of Footnoted. (
  • What intrigued me most was that Remote Area Medical , a non-profit group whose original mission was to provide free care to people in remote villages in South America, was organizing the expedition. (
  • Keith Olbermann, master of manipulating the truth, is one of the ring leaders attempting to take the focus away from the real issue regarding health care 'reform' to the worn out America doesn't want a black president . (
  • Despite the frequent declare that the US has 'the excellent fitness care in the world,' and regardless of the reality that we spend extra than any other united states of America on health care, we are seriously lagging at the back of specific industrialized coutries in sturdiness and toddler mortality. (
  • There are some Christians, though, who say that charity isn't enough to solve the nation's health care problems. (
  • The reform is part of a series of radical changes to public services driven by a cost-cutting, Conservative-led coalition which took power last May. (
  • If families can't afford health insurance, private and public entities like churches and nonprofits should step in, he said. (
  • On the other side of Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will try to build public momentum by framing the issue in more personal terms, holding a news conference with an 11-year-old boy whose mother died of pulmonary hypertension after losing her health insurance. (
  • That would force private health plans to compete with a taxpayer-supported public insurance program, which has federal policing authority and the ability to impose price controls -- hardly a level playing field. (
  • Discussions of health care reform have been a major part of American public discourse in nearly every decade since President Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 platform for re-election included a proposal for universal health insurance (3). (
  • Indeed, the Partnership for Prevention defines the 3 main goals of public health as protection of the population's health and safety, promotion of improved health for everyone, and prevention of the consequences and suffering resulting from disease (5). (
  • Although there is some overlap, the discipline of public health differs from health care practice, which involves assessing health, diagnosing symptoms, treating diseases, and managing chronic impairments. (
  • The hardest question the commission must answer is the private/public mix in the provision of health care. (
  • More than 30 Members of Parliament from both sides of the House rose to speak during the debate, where they shared suggestions on how to make healthcare more accessible to the public as well as anecdotes about their residents and their own family. (
  • There's a tremendous lack of trust of ATSDR in about public health and the environment without first communities that has resulted from years of poor studies lack addressing ATSDR's track record in evaluating health of response to comments, questions, and concerns about problems in communities. (
  • Until this is addressed, there cannot be a national conversation about public health and the environment. (
  • 1.) Appropriate budget for federal agencies to support community environmental public health issues. (
  • 3.) Interagency working/collaborations on environmental public health. (
  • A) review of structure of regulatory framework with regulated, cradle to grave, with public health in mind. (
  • Can this effort also support this current initiative on public health and chemical exposure? (
  • 2). Incorporating very basic toxicology principles/public health effects into curriculum (high school/ college level). (
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) a global treaty to ban the to 'prove' what counts as public health importance are most toxic chemicals on an international level. (
  • Reece shows in this book the progress and facets of ObamaCare's marketers and messengers, as the day approached for the launch of health insurance exchanges - the single most public and problematic portion of the new law. (
  • Cookies used to track the effectiveness of CDC public health campaigns through clickthrough data. (
  • The CDC had to do this, an agency spokesman told Medscape Medical News, because "CDC's authorizations to collect certain types of public health data" expired with the PHE. (
  • The question that arises from this policy change is whether the CDC will now have sufficient information on the evolution and spread of COVID to inform public health decisions in a timely manner. (
  • While the COVID pandemic is subsiding and transitioning to an endemic phase, many things about the coronavirus are still not understood, noted Marisa Eisenberg, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. (
  • Similarly, Sam Scarpino, PhD, a public health expert at Northeastern University, told The New York Times, "The CDC is shuffling COVID into the deck of infectious diseases that we're satisfied living with. (
  • That will give us a measure of the major public health impact. (
  • Although widely feared by healthcare workers and the public, hospital-acquired COVID has never been a major factor in the pandemic, Schaffner said. (
  • As health-care reform proceeds, priority should be given to strengthening partner- ships between health-care providers, microbiologists, and public health professionals to detect and control emerging infectious diseases. (
  • Once expected to be eliminated as a public health problem, infectious diseases remain the leading cause of death and disability- adjusted life years (DALYs) worldwide (1) and are among the leading causes of death in the United States (2). (
  • Integrate laboratory science and epidemiology to optimize public health practice. (
  • Enhance communication of public health information about emerging diseases and ensure prompt implementation of prevention strategies. (
  • Strengthen local, state, and federal public health infra- structures to support surveillance and implement prevention and control programs. (
  • A new source of data for public health surveillance: Facebook likes. (
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- who has sounded increasingly optimistic that she will be able to round up the 216 votes needed to pass the Senate health care bill -- will host a meeting of the entire House Democratic caucus in the morning. (
  • The reconciliation bill now under consideration would not be the vehicle for comprehensive reform -- that bill already passed [the Senate] outside of reconciliation,' Reid wrote. (
  • It also contains a restriction on federal funding for abortion, though not the language used in the controversial Stupak amendment contained in the House's reform bill. (
  • They will need those 60 votes again for a series of procedural votes this week, leading up to a vote on the actual health care bill now likely to take place Thursday evening, Christmas Eve. (
  • The bill also explicitly tied contribution limits to the statutorily defined out-of-pocket maximums of high deductible health plans. (
  • This bill will help patients make more informed decisions about their care and who is providing it. (
  • Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) introduced the Senate's health care reform bill that had been in development for quite some time. (
  • While the Foundation has not taken a position on any particular health reform bill, we have consistently and aggressively encouraged officials to include specific reforms that are important for the treatment of cystic fibrosis. (
  • Why not have the Steve Jobs' estate, Bill Gates of Microsoft, Sergy Brin of Google, and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook put up a $1 billion prize for a healthcare breakthrough? (
  • Well, let's be honest here: Passing comprehensive health insurance reform will not be easy. (
  • Breakthrough on sponsors does not mean opponents of medical care for all the people in New York State are going to give up their push to kill it. (
  • (CNN) - He was a healer, a provider of universal health care, a man of compassion who treated those with preexisting medical conditions. (
  • Kenneth Arrow made this very point in a 1963 essay (6) when he described how medical care is but 1 aspect of health care and that other aspects such as sanitation, shelter, nutrition, and clothing are perhaps even more important to health, especially when a person lacks them (6). (
  • Discussions about disease prevention and health promotion today are too frequently overshadowed by politics and debates about medical interventions and technologies. (
  • Moments before the vote, Reid read from letters sent to him by people in his home state of Nevada who are sick and unable to get necessary medical care. (
  • While visiting my folks in northeast Tennessee where I grew up, I read in the local paper about a health "expedition" being held that weekend a few miles up U.S. 23 in Wise, Va. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals were volunteering their time to provide free medical care to people who lived in the area. (
  • Specifically for MoH regulates tariff, delivery of health services, drug and medical devices, etc. (
  • 12) Medical malpractice reform. (
  • That is, forcing you to finance other people's medical care. (
  • And it won't require raising taxes on the wealthy, penalizing individuals and employers who don't purchase health insurance or reducing Medicare payments to medical providers. (
  • I have talked to two of the experts who served on the 18-member IOM committee: Marjorie Ginsburg, Executive Director of the Center for Healthcare Decisions, and James Sabin, a Clinical Professor in Harvard Medical School's Departments of Psychiatry and Population Health, who is also Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Program. (
  • That means adhering to medical guidelines, avoiding unnecessary care, and managing hospital lengths of stay. (
  • Dr. Wachter also has a particular interest in healthcare information technology (IT) and how it is reshaping medical practice, having taken a sabbatical to write a book on the subject, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype & Harm at the Dawn of Medicine's Computer Age , scheduled for publication on March 15. (
  • The Journal of the American Medical Association not long ago published an online editorial by two physicians at NewYork-Presbyterian that called for the creation of a new medical specialty focused on virtual care. (
  • The Health Affairs post authors called on medical professionals and educators to convene a task force to reach consensus on skills, capabilities, education and training requirements for virtual-care providers. (
  • Physician burnout already is a hot topic , and some health systems and medical groups are turning to technology to help identify and alleviate burnout. (
  • Authors of the JAMA editorial, Michael Nochomovitz, M.D., and Rahul Sharma, M.D., of NewYork-Presbyterian, noted that medical specialty development in the past has been driven by advances in technology, such as the emergence of critical care as a specialty 30 years ago following advancements in cardiac monitoring, ventilators, surgery and anesthesia. (
  • The range of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) offered to people with disabilities who require long-term care, but do not wish to be institutionalized, will be expanded. (
  • Those who stand to lose services can be counted on to invoke high-flown reasons why reform is retrograde. (
  • Prime Minister David Cameron said expected rising demand for health services meant there was no alternative to modernizing the NHS, founded in 1948 promising cradle-to-grave healthcare for all and now employing 1.3 million people in England. (
  • Access to mental health services has never been more critical - no matter where you live. (
  • and improved the availability, equity and affordability of health services. (
  • We must used some of the Stimulus Funds, in combination with a 50/50 Joint Venture, between the Government and Private Investors, and used the Combined Funding, to Build Smart/Intelligent Infrastructure Services for: Healthcare IT, Broadband Services, Smart Transportation Systems, and Smart Grids. (
  • Yet the IOM committee charged with proposing how the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) should go about defining "essential benefits" made "Affordable" its first priority. (
  • Health services were reorganized following a family-centred approach, with delivery by multidisciplinary family health teams supported by updated technical advice. (
  • Virtual care is evolving rapidly, as telehealth becomes more integrated into care delivery and with the widespread adoption of video-enabled smartphones and fast broadband services. (
  • Presentation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Resource Forum, Wilmington, DE. (
  • The number of female migrants of childbearing age is rapidly increasing, which entails specific needs for maternal health services. (
  • Health services use by children identified as heterozygous hemoglobinopathy mutation carriers via newborn screening. (
  • the salaries offered in most selective examinations were not attractive, which showed that a greater commitment by management, a higher investment in the National Health Service and appreciation of the workforce in these services is required with regard to consolidating the family health strategy. (
  • This document summarises the discussion and outcomes of the second meeting of the Intellectual Disability Health Education and Training Expert Advisory Group (EAG), held on 23 February 2022. (
  • This document summarises the discussion and outcomes of the third meeting of the Intellectual Disability Health Education and Training Expert Advisory Group (EAG), held on 13 April 2022. (
  • This document summarises the discussion and outcomes of the fifth meeting of the Intellectual Disability Health Education and Training Expert Advisory Group (EAG), held on 9 November 2022. (
  • Presentation slides from the webinar on 30 November 2022 covering the latest information on the AN-ACC funding model, to understand the Independent Health and Aged Care Authority's pricing framework. (
  • Health Justice 10, 34 (2022). (
  • The drug industry, represented in Washington by PhRMA, came out in favor of reform. (
  • He would expand Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program and would create a new program modeled on Medicare. (
  • The total annual healthcare cost as a consequence of adverse drug reactions exceeds a staggering $200 billion - an amount equal to what is spent on Medicaid every year and almost half of what is spent on Medicare. (
  • The basic framework of Wyden-Collins is a good starting point for new discussions, as is the Utah health insurance exchange, which includes a defined contribution capability. (
  • Designing national quality reforms: a framework for action. (
  • But the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, said he worries that the administration's proposed cuts to private Medicare Advantage plans - savings that would be used to pay for health care-related spending boosts elsewhere - would come at the expense of rural states. (
  • Today, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce the administration's latest agreement on health care reform. (
  • Each time, supporters of reform believed, popular clamor would drive elected officials to end the national embarrassment of millions of uninsured and rein in health expenditures that were needlessly high and bought less than they should. (
  • Others, such as Sen. Bob Kerrey (D) of Nebraska, a former presidential contender, favored Canadian-style national health insurance. (
  • Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California. (
  • Without going into the controversial question of socialized medicine, it is clear that health is a national asset, and the undisputed judgment of the people is that it is worth conserving, more or less regardless of whether it can be done on purely commercial principles. (
  • This emphasis ignores the basic fact that maintaining the health of the population is essential to our economy, our national security, and our success as a nation. (
  • Three nationally recognized leaders in the fields of health care research, statistics, and policy will deliver keynote addresses to the 2012 National Conference on Health Statistics, held August 6-8, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Conference is a biennial event produced by NCHS. (
  • Previously, he served as Initiative Coordinator for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. (
  • National Association of REALTORS® research last year showed 14 percent of members have no health insurance. (
  • While the Labor Department's new rule removed a significant hurdle to REALTOR® AHPs by including the self-employed in the definition of "employer," a national group health benefit is likely years away. (
  • Vision Impairment and Blindness Prevalence in the United States: Variability of Vision Health Responses across Multiple National Surveys. (
  • 00:04:45 WHO is continuing to work closely with the National Department of Health and partners to provide technical advice and support and to boost local health response capacity. (
  • Data from the United States National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) have shown that the overall autopsy rates (ie, medicolegal plus forensic cases) decreased from 19.1% of all deaths in 1972 to 8.5% in 2007. (
  • MH magazine offers content that sheds light on healthcare leaders' complex choices and touch points-from strategy, governance, leadership development and finance to operations, clinical care, and marketing. (
  • Physicians can get ready for it by visiting Healthcare Technology News . (
  • Another 4,300,000 visit other healthcare providers (physicians, hospital outpatient departments and emergency rooms) as a result of adverse drug reactions. (
  • The idea is that these specialty physicians, or a physician-led care teams, would spend most of their time treating patients in a virtual setting. (
  • The Health Care Reform MAZE , by Doctor Reece, provides anyone involved with health care, from physicians to patients, an easily understood reference for the new Health Care Reform Act. (
  • New treatment strategies, such as the use of technology and Center for Prevention and innovative means of health-care delivery that rely on health professionals other than physicians, represent promising Wellness, George Washington options, particularly for patients with overweight and patients with mild to moderate obesity. (
  • The cost of therapy and medication for underinsured people are common barriers keeping people from getting treatment for a mental health problem. (
  • This change will end any disincentive to seek treatment for fear you will be labeled with a diagnosis and denied insurance in the future and will help people get insurance who have already been diagnosed with a mental health condition. (
  • These institutions are intended to promote increased access to the best interdisciplinary, evidence-based care for people with depression, disseminate research and establish treatment guidelines. (
  • We want all people to have health care, even people who can't afford it. (
  • people are risk averse, and too many of them simply didn't trust the government with their own health care. (
  • And the reform process needs to be guided by informed decision-making that includes the voices and stories of people with lived experience. (
  • But the time has come for people who have lived with mental health disorders to make sure their voices are heard" (5/30). (
  • The health care debate heating up in Washington makes most people really nervous, and rightfully so. (
  • Historically and currently, the health care debate has emphasized the treatment of people once they become ill. (
  • According to the study, Deepening Health Reform in China , Building High-Quality and Value-Based Service Delivery, China has lifted more than 600 million people out of poverty in the last three decades and achieved noteworthy successes in health. (
  • It has also greatly reduced child and maternal mortality and rates of infectious diseases, and improved the health and life expectancy of the Chinese people. (
  • Infectious diseases have been replaced by non-communicable diseases as the greatest health threat to Chinese people, accounting for more than 80 percent of the 10.3 million deaths every year. (
  • At the same time, with higher economic growth and personal incomes, people are demanding more and better health care. (
  • It goes a step further than the American Health Care Act in expanding access to HSAs by opening eligibility to include people covered by Medicare or Veterans Affairs health plans. (
  • The health care industry generates billions of dollars in profits and many people are seething that these profits might be curtailed. (
  • Lewis's own company offers health insurance to its full-time employees, but only 10 people qualify because so much of the staff works part-time. (
  • In his closing speech, Mr Ong noted that a certain narrative has been going around - that hospital staff are leaving because they are overworked, attrition rate is at a record high and people are avoiding the healthcare sector. (
  • A team has been building a prototype of a Identify people and roles of people in the community of website to improve the access of communities about environmental health professionals. (
  • Health care and housing needs are two of the greatest NEEDS to work within the means of utilizing the right people at the that are needed to address based on the site visits with the table based on community-by-community needs. (
  • Healthcare is already being rationed" referring to people willing to wait for an organ transplants, being turned down for insurance, etc. (
  • This study investigates home care, taking the household as the locus of care for people with a mental disorder, in the perspective of the family members followed by Psychology trainees of the Care Intensification Program (PIC). (
  • Many people not associated with health care form their impressions of pathology based on television and movie portrayals, with the belief that pathologists spend their time performing autopsies. (
  • With scarce resources there is a serious danger that the focus will be on cost, not quality," it warned in a joint letter signed by six health unions. (
  • According to the results of a new study, the focus should shift from cost control to improving utilization rates and quality outcomes, as described in detail in an article in Population Health Management , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. (
  • Insurance companies are not in the business of providing quality, equitable health care," White explained. (
  • Healthcare systems worldwide strive to improve the quality of care they provide. (
  • Do the reports of "quality" measure the "value" of care? (
  • changes to improve the quality of patient care (9,10). (
  • What is the evidence on the reduction of inequalities in accessibility and quality of maternal health care delivery for migrants? (
  • Indeed, many community pathologists regard the autopsy, once an important part of the educational, patient care, and quality assurance missions of a hospital pathology department, as an unexpected and irritating interruption from their busy routine. (
  • His pledge to cut the deficit over the course of his first term is encouraging, and he is right to target health care as our toughest fiscal challenge. (
  • The most important reform will be the gradual elimination of the subsidies for gas, electricity, and heating. (
  • Better and more affordable access to health care for musicians is something we have championed for over a decade. (
  • This shows that on the potential positive side of the health care reform, there would be a continuous increase in access to healthcare. (
  • Site neutral payment reform is a commonsense solution to help address the skyrocketing cost of healthcare and maintain patient access. (
  • Our members are ecstatic and so relieved to have access to affordable health care," reports Baldwin REALTORS® CEO Sheila Dodson. (
  • Variations in definitions used for "migrant" and for different groups of migrants in different areas can affect health systems' policies and migrants' access to health care. (
  • We have Dr Mariangela Simao, Assistant Director-General for Access to Medicines and Health Products. (
  • A Health Care Reform Blog--Bob Laszewski's review of the latest developments in federal health policy, health care reform, and marketplace activities in the health care financing business. (
  • The streets around parliament have been rocked by demonstrations against the coalition's increases in student fees and disputes over the health service could prompt further protest. (
  • In most countries the pressure for health care reform is aimed at improving the efficiency, equity and effectiveness of the health sector. (
  • During last night's prime time news conference, the president made a convincing argument for spending a trillion dollars on health care reform in the midst of a severe recession, after already committing to an enormous economic stimulus package. (
  • This would amount to health care savings of at least $100 billion per year - one trillion dollars over ten years, not to mention saving one million lives over the same period of time. (
  • Med apps, fueled by thousands of would-be entrepreneurial billionaires, have come out of nowhere to become a $25 billion growth industry, just as health care is a $2.8 trillion growth industry. (
  • A gynaecologist who inaccurately told a nine-year-old girl she was the victim of sexual assault has been disqualified from registering as a health practitioner.Bruno Giorgio examined the young girl at a regional Victorian hospital in 2018 after she went there with abdominal pain. (
  • Health Journalism 2018 attendees who have signed up for Field Trip 2 will have a chance to learn more about telehealth and virtual care at Banner Health's TeleICU. (
  • Labour says Cameron has broken a promise made by the coalition government in May that it would stop "top-down" reorganizations of the NHS which impeded patient care. (
  • As a founding member of the Coalition to Protect and Promote Association Health Plans, NAR filed an amicus brief with the court in support of Labor's actions. (
  • The AMA has become an organization that has a great deal of influence over issues related to health care in the United States. (
  • The law also requires Medicare Part D prescription benefit plans to cover drugs in every category of medication, including mental health prescription drugs, such as antidepressants and antipsychotics. (
  • In addition, the Wellstone Domenici Act did not require plans to provide any mental health benefits. (
  • Insurance providers will be required to provide a minimum basic mental health benefit. (
  • The new law eliminates annual and lifetime limits on mental health (and physical health) benefits. (
  • Pediatric mental health is a growing epidemic. (
  • We need to end the silence and put pressure on governments and the private sector to prioritize mental health care reform. (
  • We are at the beginning of a mental health revolution in the United States, in Liberia, and globally. (
  • and second, the need for adequate mental health treatment is often unmet among. (
  • Workshop presented at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. (
  • One concludes the interviewees acknowledge PIC as a successful possibility of care in mental health, in the process of deinstitutionalization of madness, because as it points out many benefits, both for the patients and their families. (
  • RESUMEN: Fue objetivo del estudio conocer la percepción de los profesionales de salud de la familia acerca de la implementación de acciones de salud mental en la atención primaria a la salud. (
  • Estrategias/intervenciones para implementación de salud mental en la atención primaria a la salud. (
  • Los participantes presentaron dificultades para relatar acciones de promoción a la salud mental y demostraron fragilidades en la producción del cuidado. (
  • Se observó la percepción de ellos acerca de la necesidad de ampliación de los procesos de formación en salud mental, confines de perfeccionar las acciones en salud mental en la atención primaria a la salud. (
  • Resident in Mental Health. (
  • It is a qualitative study, action-research in nature, carried out between 2009 and 2010 in the municipality of Curitiba, Parana State/Brazil in the Extension Project: "Health care to mental illness sufferers and their family members. (
  • Knowledge as coping support to mental patient care. (