Health Care Reform: Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.Delivery of Health Care: The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.Health Status: The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.Public Health: Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.Health Policy: Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.Health Services Accessibility: The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.Health Personnel: Men and women working in the provision of health services, whether as individual practitioners or employees of health institutions and programs, whether or not professionally trained, and whether or not subject to public regulation. (From A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)Insurance, Health: Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.Quality of Health Care: The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.Health Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.Health Promotion: Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.Primary Health Care: Care which provides integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community. (JAMA 1995;273(3):192)Health Care Surveys: Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.Mental Health: The state wherein the person is well adjusted.Health Expenditures: The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.Health Services: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.Attitude to Health: Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.National Health Programs: Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.Health Services Research: The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Health Planning: Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.Health Care Sector: Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.Health: The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.Health Services Needs and Demand: Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.Politics: Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.Health Behavior: Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.Universal Coverage: Health insurance coverage for all persons in a state or country, rather than for some subset of the population. It may extend to the unemployed as well as to the employed; to aliens as well as to citizens; for pre-existing conditions as well as for current illnesses; for mental as well as for physical conditions.Health Care Rationing: Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.World Health: The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Patient Acceptance of Health Care: The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.Delivery of Health Care, Integrated: A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)National Health Insurance, United StatesHealth Education: Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.Public Health Administration: Management of public health organizations or agencies.Health Priorities: Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.Oral Health: The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.Mental Health Services: Organized services to provide mental health care.Community Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.Occupational Health: The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.United StatesHealth Status Disparities: Variation in rates of disease occurrence and disabilities between population groups defined by socioeconomic characteristics such as age, ethnicity, economic resources, or gender and populations identified geographically or similar measures.Outcome Assessment (Health Care): Research aimed at assessing the quality and effectiveness of health care as measured by the attainment of a specified end result or outcome. Measures include parameters such as improved health, lowered morbidity or mortality, and improvement of abnormal states (such as elevated blood pressure).Rural Health Services: Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Health Facilities: Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.Healthcare Disparities: Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.Cost Control: The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)Quality Assurance, Health Care: Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.Environmental Health: The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.Public Health Practice: The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Health Resources: Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.State Health Plans: State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.Rural Health: The status of health in rural populations.Socioeconomic Factors: Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.Healthcare Financing: Methods of generating, allocating, and using financial resources in healthcare systems.Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a competitive health insurance market.Child Health Services: Organized services to provide health care for children.Women's Health: The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.Health Benefit Plans, Employee: Health insurance plans for employees, and generally including their dependents, usually on a cost-sharing basis with the employer paying a percentage of the premium.Federal Government: The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Health Manpower: The availability of HEALTH PERSONNEL. It includes the demand and recruitment of both professional and allied health personnel, their present and future supply and distribution, and their assignment and utilization.World Health Organization: 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.Financing, Government: Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Policy Making: The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.Health Literacy: Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.Urban Health: The status of health in urban populations.Regional Health Planning: Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.Health Care Costs: The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.Electronic Health Records: 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.Efficiency, Organizational: The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.Community Health Planning: 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)Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.Economic Competition: The effort of two or more parties to secure the business of a third party by offering, usually under fair or equitable rules of business practice, the most favorable terms.Private Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Great BritainCommunity Health Centers: Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.Insurance Coverage: Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)Health Services Administration: The organization and administration of health services dedicated to the delivery of health care.Health Occupations: 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.Health Plan Implementation: Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.Managed Care Programs: Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.Budgets: Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.Qualitative Research: 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)Public Sector: The area of a nation's economy that is tax-supported and under government control.Privatization: Process of shifting publicly controlled services and/or facilities to the private sector.Preventive Health Services: Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.Long-Term Care: Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.Program Evaluation: 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.State Medicine: A system of medical care regulated, controlled and financed by the government, in which the government assumes responsibility for the health needs of the population.Quality Indicators, Health Care: Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.Cost-Benefit Analysis: A method of comparing the cost of a program with its expected benefits in dollars (or other currency). The benefit-to-cost ratio is a measure of total return expected per unit of money spent. This analysis generally excludes consideration of factors that are not measured ultimately in economic terms. Cost effectiveness compares alternative ways to achieve a specific set of results.Maternal Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Poverty: A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.Health Services for the Aged: Services for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the aged and the maintenance of health in the elderly.United States Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE established in 1990 to "provide indexing, abstracting, translating, publishing, and other services leading to a more effective and timely dissemination of information on research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care to public and private entities and individuals engaged in the improvement of health care delivery..." It supersedes the National Center for Health Services Research. The United States Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was renamed Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) under the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999.Medically Uninsured: Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first month after birth.Public Policy: A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.Medicaid: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.Chronic Disease: 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)Social Welfare: Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.Patient Satisfaction: The degree to which the individual regards the health care service or product or the manner in which it is delivered by the provider as useful, effective, or beneficial.Social Responsibility: The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.Urban Health Services: Health services, public or private, in urban areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Organizational Objectives: 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.Public Opinion: The attitude of a significant portion of a population toward any given proposition, based upon a measurable amount of factual evidence, and involving some degree of reflection, analysis, and reasoning.Marketing of Health Services: Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.Social Justice: An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.Prevalence: The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.Consumer Participation: Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.Reproductive Health Services: 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.Insurance, Health, Reimbursement: Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Quality of Life: 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.Government Regulation: Exercise of governmental authority to control conduct.Public Health Nursing: 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.Organizational Case Studies: Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.Women's Health Services: Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.State Government: The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.Cooperative Behavior: 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)Financing, Organized: All organized methods of funding.Organizational Innovation: Introduction of changes which are new to the organization and are created by management.Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care): 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.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Reimbursement Mechanisms: Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.Health Maintenance Organizations: Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)Logistic Models: Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.Reproductive Health: The physical condition of human reproductive systems.Leadership: The function of directing or controlling the actions or attitudes of an individual or group with more or less willing acquiescence of the followers.Comprehensive Health Care: Providing for the full range of personal health services for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and rehabilitation of patients.Age Factors: Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.Health Care Coalitions: 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.Mental Disorders: 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.Cohort Studies: Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.Rural Population: The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.Medical Informatics: 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.History, 20th Century: Time period from 1901 through 2000 of the common era.Managed Competition: A strategy for purchasing health care in a manner which will obtain maximum value for the price for the purchasers of the health care and the recipients. The concept was developed primarily by Alain Enthoven of Stanford University and promulgated by the Jackson Hole Group. The strategy depends on sponsors for groups of the population to be insured. The sponsor, in some cases a health alliance, acts as an intermediary between the group and competing provider groups (accountable health plans). The competition is price-based among annual premiums for a defined, standardized benefit package. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)Program Development: The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).Costs and Cost Analysis: Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Financing, Personal: Payment by individuals or their family for health care services which are not covered by a third-party payer, either insurance or medical assistance.Cost of Illness: The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.Needs Assessment: Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.Diffusion of Innovation: The broad dissemination of new ideas, procedures, techniques, materials, and devices and the degree to which these are accepted and used.Decision Making, Organizational: The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.Health Services, Indigenous: Health care provided to specific cultural or tribal peoples which incorporates local customs, beliefs, and taboos.Competitive Medical Plans: 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)Catchment Area (Health): A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.Insurance Carriers: Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.Medicare: Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)Community Mental Health Services: Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.EnglandSocial Change: 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.Occupational Health Services: Health services for employees, usually provided by the employer at the place of work.Accountable Care Organizations: Organizations of health care providers that agree to be accountable for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries who are enrolled in the traditional fee-for-service program who are assigned to it. Assigned means those beneficiaries for whom the professionals in the organization provide the bulk of primary care services. (www.cms.gov/OfficeofLegislation/Downloads/Accountable CareOrganization.pdf accessed 03/16/2011)Allied Health Personnel: 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.Health Records, Personal: Longitudinal patient-maintained records of individual health history and tools that allow individual control of access.Longitudinal Studies: Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.Sex Factors: Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.Patient-Centered Care: 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)Single-Payer System: An approach to health care financing with only one source of money for paying health care providers. The scope may be national (the Canadian System), state-wide, or community-based. The payer may be a governmental unit or other entity such as an insurance company. The proposed advantages include administrative simplicity for patients and providers, and resulting significant savings in overhead costs. (From Slee and Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993, p106)Australia: The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.Physicians: Individuals licensed to practice medicine.Cost Savings: Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.Consumer Satisfaction: Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.Population Surveillance: Ongoing scrutiny of a population (general population, study population, target population, etc.), generally using methods distinguished by their practicability, uniformity, and frequently their rapidity, rather than by complete accuracy.Public Health Informatics: The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.Information Dissemination: The circulation or wide dispersal of information.Models, Organizational: Theoretical representations and constructs that describe or explain the structure and hierarchy of relationships and interactions within or between formal organizational entities or informal social groups.Health Transition: 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)Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.Health Planning Support: Financial resources provided for activities related to health planning and development.MassachusettsHospitalization: The confinement of a patient in a hospital.Patient Care Team: Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.Evidence-Based Medicine: An approach of practicing medicine with the goal to improve and evaluate patient care. It requires the judicious integration of best research evidence with the patient's values to make decisions about medical care. This method is to help physicians make proper diagnosis, devise best testing plan, choose best treatment and methods of disease prevention, as well as develop guidelines for large groups of patients with the same disease. (from JAMA 296 (9), 2006)Quality Improvement: The attainment or process of attaining a new level of performance or quality.Liability, Legal: Accountability and responsibility to another, enforceable by civil or criminal sanctions.Family Health: 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.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Organizational Culture: Beliefs and values shared by all members of the organization. These shared values, which are subject to change, are reflected in the day to day management of the organization.Health Planning Guidelines: 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.Fees and Charges: Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.BrazilResource Allocation: Societal or individual decisions about the equitable distribution of available resources.Telemedicine: Delivery of health services via remote telecommunications. This includes interactive consultative and diagnostic services.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.United States Dept. of Health and Human Services: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.Financial Management: The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Hospitals, Public: Hospitals controlled by various types of government, i.e., city, county, district, state or federal.Government Agencies: Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.Medical Records Systems, Computerized: Computer-based systems for input, storage, display, retrieval, and printing of information contained in a patient's medical record.Netherlands: Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.Ambulatory Care: Health care services provided to patients on an ambulatory basis, rather than by admission to a hospital or other health care facility. The services may be a part of a hospital, augmenting its inpatient services, or may be provided at a free-standing facility.

*Rosemarie Tong

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*Healthcare reform in the United States

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*Penny Bernard Schaber

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*Health care reforms proposed during the Obama administration

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*Clinton health care plan of 1993

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*Health care reform

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*Politeia (think tank)

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*Massachusetts health care reform

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*Health care in the Palestinian territories

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*Health policy in Slovenia

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*History of health care reform in the United States

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*Healthcare reform debate in the United States

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*Health insurance in the United States

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*Expenditures in the United States federal budget

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*Health care finance in the United States

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*List of countries with universal health care

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*Health care in France

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*Universal health care

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*SEIU Member Activists for Reform Today

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*The Path to Prosperity

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*Open method of coordination

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*Independent Payment Advisory Board

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*Bruce Bronzan

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*Health care system in Japan

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*American Health Care Act of 2017

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Get Covered Kentucky: Understanding the Affordable Care Act" will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time. The webinar is designed for health educators, health-care employees, community members, and journalists in Kentucky who want to improve their understanding of, and ability to talk to the public about, the health reform law, expansion of Medicaid and the new health benefit exchange branded as Kynect, where health insurance and subsides will be offered ...
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
Surprising many legal scholars, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld on Thursday the constitutionality of most of the controversial health reform law that requires alm
The central premise of ADBs Law and Policy Reform Program is that a functioning legal system is essential to sustainable development.
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A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Florida includes 13 states and charges that the new healthcare reform law in unconstitutional. Virginias attorney general filed a separate lawsuit.
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 ...
Implications/Impact of Parity Legislation and Healthcare Reform for Behavioral Health: Systems Perspectives. Chuck Ingoglia Vice President, Public Policy National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare. Healthcare Reform and the Behavioral Health Safety Net Overview. Slideshow 383249 by...
Health care reform in the United States has a long history. Reforms have often been proposed but have rarely been accomplished. In 2010, landmark reform was passed through two federal statutes enacted in 2010: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), signed March 23, 2010, and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872), which amended the PPACA and became law on March 30, 2010. Future reforms of the American health care system continue to be proposed, with notable proposals including a single-payer system and a reduction in fee-for-service medical care. The PPACA includes a new agency, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, ...
The 2010 health reform law (the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) has significantly improved Medicares long-term financial outlook, as we have previously pointed out. Recent claims that health reform "robs Medicare" and does not "shore up Medicares finances" are flatly false, as the recent report of the programs trustees shows. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the ACA will reduce Medicares projected spending by $716 billion over the 2013-2023 period. As John McDonough of Harvards School of Public Health explains: "None of these reductions were financed by cuts to Medicare enrollees eligibility or benefits; benefits were improved in the ACA. Cuts were focused on hospitals, ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Tune into this webcast to learn what is happening with the Healthcare Reform in the US and what are the expectations moving forward with Healthcare Reform, how will it change, cease to exist or transition to Trumpcare. Learn how healthcare costs are continuing to rise in the US and more US employers are implementing domestic and international medical tourism. Learn what changes if any will President Trump have on medical tourism in the US and what opportunities this provides to the medical tourism marketplace. ...
Healthcare Reform from the Inside- UCLA Neurosurgical Clinical Quality Program: Healthcare Reform from the Inside A Neurosurgical Quality...
This paper examines the short- and long-run effects of exchange market reform in developing countries. The first part reviews the recent experience of Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka with exchange market reform. The second part studies analytically the short-run dynamics of the parallel market premium and the money supply upon unification, when the post-reform regime consists of either a pure float or a managed float. The third part discusses the impact of unification on inflation and quasi-fiscal deficits, and identifies a variety of implicit taxes and subsidies that must be taken into account in assessing the longer-run effects of exchange market reform.
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 ...
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…
In the 1944 Supreme Court Case, United States v. South-Eastern Underwriters Association, the Court established that the business of insurance constitutes "interstate commerce," and therefore is subject to Congressional oversight under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution. This decision specifically held that the Sherman Act - the federal antitrust statute - applied to insurance.. In quick reaction, insurance companies lobbied Congress to pass the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945 to establish a special-interest exemption for the industry from federal antitrust laws. After 70 years, it is apparent that the unbridled antitrust exemption created by Congress in the 1940s was not prudent. Over the decades - and expeditiously since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, in 2009 - the health insurance market has mutated into one of the least transparent and most anti-competitive industries in the United States.. The Competitive Health Insurance ...
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, ...
Beatty, Jun 22: Trump 37, Clinton 30. UT/TTP, Jun 27: Trump 41, Clinton 33. KTVT/Dixie, Aug 11: Trump 46, Clinton 35. PPP, Aug 16: Trump 44, Clinton 38. WaPo-SurveyMonkey, Sep 6: Clinton 46, Trump 45. ECPS, Sep 14: Trump 42, Clinton 36. Texas Lyceum, Sep 15: Trump 39, Clinton 32. YouGov, Oct 3: Trump 50,1, Clinton 41.5. KTVT/Dixie, Oct 5: Trump 45, Clinton 38. WFAA/SurveyUSA, Oct 14: Trump 47, Clinton 43. UH Hobby Center, Oct 17: Trump 41, Clinton 38. WaPo/SurveyMonkey, Oct 17: Trump 48, Clinton 46. CBS/YouGov, Oct 23: Trump 46, Clinton 43. Crosswind/Statesman, Oct 27: Trump 45, Clinton 38. UT/TT, Oct 27: Trump 45, Clinton 42. KTVT/Dixie Strategies, Nov 2: Trump 52, Clinton 39. NBC/WSJ/Marist, Nov 3: Trump 49, Clinton 40. ECPS, Nov 3: Trump 49, Clinton 34. YouGov, Nov 5: Trump 50,3, Clinton 42.4. ...
Beatty, Jun 22: Trump 37, Clinton 30. UT/TTP, Jun 27: Trump 41, Clinton 33. KTVT/Dixie, Aug 11: Trump 46, Clinton 35. PPP, Aug 16: Trump 44, Clinton 38. WaPo-SurveyMonkey, Sep 6: Clinton 46, Trump 45. ECPS, Sep 14: Trump 42, Clinton 36. Texas Lyceum, Sep 15: Trump 39, Clinton 32. YouGov, Oct 3: Trump 50,1, Clinton 41.5. KTVT/Dixie, Oct 5: Trump 45, Clinton 38. WFAA/SurveyUSA, Oct 14: Trump 47, Clinton 43. UH Hobby Center, Oct 17: Trump 41, Clinton 38. WaPo/SurveyMonkey, Oct 17: Trump 48, Clinton 46. CBS/YouGov, Oct 23: Trump 46, Clinton 43. Crosswind/Statesman, Oct 27: Trump 45, Clinton 38. UT/TT, Oct 27: Trump 45, Clinton 42. KTVT/Dixie Strategies, Nov 2: Trump 52, Clinton 39. NBC/WSJ/Marist, Nov 3: Trump 49, Clinton 40. ECPS, Nov 3: Trump 49, Clinton 34. YouGov, Nov 5: Trump 50,3, Clinton 42.4. ...
The provisions of the Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa (PFRS) incorporate best practices for sustainable fisheries management and responsible aquaculture development which have been identified as priorities by stakeholders. The rational implementation of the PFRS entails identification of user-friendly appropriate strategies that would facilitate alignment of national and regional fisheries and aquaculture policies to these provisions of the PFRS.. This document has been developed as a complementary document to the parent PFRS to provide guidance for the implementation of the PFRS. It therefore describes the criteria/parameters for alignment of national and regional policies and strategies to the provisions of the PFRS, the indicators to monitor the progress of alignment of national and regional policies to the PFRS, implementation as well as the mechanism to support or facilitate its implementation of the PFRS. The Guide also includes indicators ...
There were a number of different health care reforms proposed during the Obama administration. Key reforms address cost and coverage and include obesity, prevention and treatment of chronic conditions, defensive medicine or tort reform, incentives that reward more care instead of better care, redundant payment systems, tax policy, rationing, a shortage of doctors and nurses, intervention vs. hospice, fraud, and use of imaging technology, among others. The first of these reform proposals to be passed by the United States Congress is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which originated in the Senate and was later passed by the House of Representatives in amended form on March 21, 2010 (with a vote of 219-212). President Obama signed the reforms into law on March ...
With the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Healthcare Reform Law) three months ago, pharmaceutical manufacturers are continuing to assess how the changes to their price-reporting responsibilities are affecting their business models and operations. Among the issues facing manufacturers are concerns pertaining to the implementation of Medicaid Drug Rebate Program price-reporting changes, as well as the nascent developments with respect to the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap Discount Program.[1]. Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Revisions. Increase in Minimum Unit Rebate Amount. The increase in the minimum unit rebate amount raises certain operational issues. Retroactively effective as of January 1, 2010, the minimum unit rebate amount for innovator products has increased from 15.1% to 23.1% of average manufacturer price (AMP). This ...
Part 1 of 6-part educational series on the healthcare reform and how it impacts small business) Brought to you by the WIPP Healthcare Committee. Please join WIPPs Healthcare Committee on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 as it presents a special webinar that will give you an overview of the healthcare reform law and how it impacts the small business community. Currently, it is a very dynamic time for the healthcare industry: changes brought on by the healthcare reform law continue to be implemented, states are working on their exchanges for individuals and small ...
Downloadable! In April 2006, the state of Massachusetts passed legislation aimed at achieving near universal health insurance coverage. A key provision of this legislation, and of the national legislation passed in March 2010, is an individual mandate to obtain health insurance. Although previous researchers have studied the impact of expansions in health insurance coverage among the indigent, children, and the elderly, the Massachusetts reform gives us a novel opportunity to examine the impact of expansion to near-universal health insurance coverage among the entire state population. In this paper, we are the first to use hospital data to examine the impact of this legislation on insurance coverage, utilization patterns, and patient outcomes in Massachusetts. We use a difference-in-difference strategy that compares outcomes in Massachusetts after the reform to outcomes in Massachusetts before the ...
... Walter Coleman WV/PA HFMA September 25, 2014 How about efficiency? Waste in the System Revenue Industry Tipping Point Time • • • • How do local market conditions impact timing considerations? Can market-changing events create an urgent paradigm shift? What is my step-change business model risk? Do I have the financial tools to adequately analyze relevant states? 6 Healthcare Performance Program Umbrella Mandatory Element of Reform VALUE BASED PURCHASING Value Based Purchasing Overview • MANDATORY - we have no choice VBP Example $33,333,333 Medicare Reimbursement Amount mandated to pay for participation VBP Example $33,333,333 Medicare Reimbursement VBP Example $33,333,333 Medicare Reimbursement VBP Example $33,333,333 Medicare Reimbursement Amount mandated to pay for participation VBP ...
Health reform increased Medicaid enrollment, but was not associated with Veterans Health Administration and private insurance enrollment among Massachusetts veterans.
According to statements from CMS, the 2004 physician payment reform was designed to align economic incentives and improve the quality of dialysis care.27 In the discourse leading up to the policys enactment, there was no mention of how the reform might influence dialysis modality decisions. Since the policy was enacted, some physicians have expressed concern that it created a financial incentive to place some patients on in-center hemodialysis rather than home hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis.28 However, surveys of nephrologists in the United States suggest that economic factors do not play an important role in dialysis modality selection.11,15 Our findings indicate that economic incentives have had a substantial effect on physicians decisions regarding dialysis modality, and that payment reform had the unintended consequence of leading fewer patients to home dialysis. Since the choice of dialysis modality is central to ...
Downloadable! After providing some general background on developments in Bangladeshs economy, the article indicates the nature of international political pressures, as represented by the Washington consensus, put on Bangladesh to adopt market-oriented reforms. The sequencing and pattern of Bangladeshs market reforms and their consequences for its external balance are then examined. Particular attention is given to the fact that its macroeconomic reforms preceded its microeconomic ones. The impacts of Bangladeshs market reforms on the incidence of poverty can be seen as part of the general question of the effects of these reforms on social welfare. The Human Development Index (HDI) for Bangladesh is considered in this context. Poverty may be measured in different ways. Here, the Human Poverty Index (HPI) and the incidence of poverty (based on Bangladeshs official poverty line) are considered as indicators of the extent of ...
Washington - A group of House Democrats is reintroducing sweeping auto safety reform legislation a year after General Motors Co. recalled 2.6 million vehicles now linked to at least 57 deaths, reported The Detroit News.. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., is reintroducing a measure that would dramatically hike the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations auto safety budget by at least $100 million by 2017 by imposing a $3 fee on all new car sales that would rise to $9 by 2018. The bill is backed by Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and at least four other Democrats, her office said.. Despite withering criticism of NHTSA and congressional hearings into GMs delayed recall, as well another round of hearings into millions of defective Takata air bags, the prospects for sweeping auto safety reform legislation are hazy. Many auto industry officials think it is unlikely major reforms are approved. In 2010, after harsh criticism of NHTSA after Toyota Motor Corp. recalled ...
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The proposed study will evaluate the impact that Massachusettss recently enacted health care reform legislation has had on low-income and moderate-income adults in the state. The study will include annual surveys of Massachusetts residents conducted in the fall of 2006, 2007, and 2008. The fall 2006 survey-for which funding is being requested here-will collect baseline information on coverage, access, utilization, and out-of-pocket costs prior to implementation of the reform initiative on October 1, 2006. Subsequent follow-up surveys will gather similar information in 2007 and 2008 to support a pre-post analysis. The proposed study will be funded by a consortium of sponsors: The Commonwealth Fund, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.. ...
This column by Susan A. Carleson, CEO of the ACRU and the Carleson Center for Public Policy (CCPP), was published March 25, 2011 on the American Thinker website.. With federal and state budgets exploding, welfare reform is once again on the menu.. Just about everyone agrees that the 1996 welfare reform was a huge success. By 2009, the number of dependent families had dropped by two-thirds, and federal spending for cash welfare assistance remained stable at $16.5 billion a year. But most importantly, the 96 reform gave dignity to millions by breaking the vicious cycle of multi-generational poverty. Last week, the Republican Study Committee unveiled its Welfare Reform Act of 2011, which includes work requirements for Food Stamps and a mandatory cap on total welfare spending. It was described as "building upon the success" of the 1996 welfare reform. While admirable in its focus on reducing government spending, the new bill ...
New resources from APTA help explain how the health insurance exchanges (exchanges)-a fundamental component of the Affordable Care Act-will affect providers of physical therapy services. The health care reform law created exchanges to provide competitive marketplaces for individuals and small employers to directly compare available private health insurance options on the basis of price, quality, service, and other factors. The primary purpose of the exchanges is to enhance competition in the health insurance market, improve choice of affordable health insurance, and give small business the same purchasing clout as large business. Find links to general resources, APTA comments and summaries of exchange rules, and related resources, particularly essential health benefits, on APTAs new Health Insurance ...
New resources from APTA help explain how the health insurance exchanges (exchanges)-a fundamental component of the Affordable Care Act-will affect providers of physical therapy services. The health care reform law created exchanges to provide competitive marketplaces for individuals and small employers to directly compare available private health insurance options on the basis of price, quality, service, and other factors. The primary purpose of the exchanges is to enhance competition in the health insurance market, improve choice of affordable health insurance, and give small business the same purchasing clout as large business. Find links to general resources, APTA comments and summaries of exchange rules, and related resources, particularly essential health benefits, on APTAs new Health Insurance ...
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is being challenged in the U.S. Supreme Court, after multiple lawsuits from 26 different states took on various provisions of it, with detractors arguing for the laws unconstitutionality during the oral arguments taking place this week. The nations highest court is examining the healthcare reform law, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in March 2010. Of the four federal appellate court rulings preceding the Supreme Courts consideration of the law, two upheld the ACA in its entirety; one ruled the plaintiffs to be without legal standing to bring a case; and a fourth struck down the individual mandate for health insurance purchase as unconstitutional.. The Supreme Courts nine justices will reportedly make a final decision in June. If the courts majority rules the law unconstitutional, it would deal a policy ...
A new survey indicates that small hospitals expect bigger hospitals to lead the drive toward a new health delivery model, where clinically integrated networks will provide care and insure the patients receiving it.. The survey, from the New York-based consultancy firm, Kurt Salmon, discovered that 77 percent of respondents see clinical integration initiatives occurring in their markets. Eighty-one percent of the community hospital executives surveyed said they believe clinically integrated networks will develop their own insurance product or develop one through collaboration with a payer.. The survey also revealed that most are under the belief that large health systems and hospitals will develop clinically integrated networks. Only 18.5 percent of respondents believed hospitals with under 300 beds could build one, while 61 percent see large regional health systems in their markets positioning themselves to own the entire ...
Good on Bill OReilly - not just for veering away from Foxs dishonest attempts to make the Prince Andrew sex case about Bill Clinton but for also shooting down those efforts.. Ive posted twice about the sleazy and sleazier efforts of Foxs Megyn Kelly, Christ Stirewalt and Sean Hannity to drag Bill Clinton into a sex case that alleged under-aged girls were "lent" to Prince Andrew and legal eagle Alan Dershowitz by a Wall Street high flier, Jeffrey Epstein. Because Clinton was one of many big names Epstein palled around with, Kelly, Hannity and Stirewalt deliberately suggested - without a shred of evidence - that Clinton was somehow involved in the sexcapades. Prince Andrew and Dershowitz have strongly denied the allegations, by the way.. A few nights ago, OReilly discussed the case in his "Is it legal" segment. He did not mention Bill Clinton during the segment. So kudos to OReilly for not going there. But he went a step further in his mail segment last night. The first email in the segment ...
On April 3, leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee outlined details of a proposal to repeal the current Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) system and replace it with a fair and stable system of physician payment in the Medicare program. Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Michigan), Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Michigan), Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-Pennsylvania) and Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) stated that, "Fixing the flawed SGR physician payment system is a top priority for the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means. We recognize that the uncertainty over potentially devastating reimbursement cuts makes it difficult for practices to plan for the future. This uncertainty affects decisions to hire necessary staff and make investments in practice improvement.". They added, "We envision a system where ...
Insurance denials are one of the major factors that affect a physicians revenue even though health reforms do address some issues faced by patients and physicians in dealing with insurance companies, the denial rate of claims has not significantly altered due to such reforms. These insurance denials are avoidable especially as they create problems for physicians and providers and delay or even eliminate the possibility of proper provider reimbursement. Dealing with insurance companies is tough enough for experienced physicians; it is even tougher for new physicians who have limited hands-on experience in such matters.. The reforms have played a significant role in reining in insurance companies and some of these policies may work but still remain to be fully tested. The survey conducted by The United States Department of Health and Human Services finds that the rate of denial is 19% but the denial rate increases with the age ...
A severe lack of data on consumers and disease patterns has prevented insurers from offering the same type of innovative policies that are available in developed markets. A high claims ratio, combined with problems in the supply chain, has made it difficult for health insurers to make a profit in the short term.". The report "The Private Health Insurance Market in India" by Business Insights presents a detailed examination of Indias nascent private health insurance sector, exploring the market structure, the key trends and the main opportunities. In doing so, it sets the private health insurance sector in the context of the wider health insurance market, which is relevant because privately-owned insurance companies often participate in both the private and social sectors.. USE THE REPORT TO:. ...
Reform Would Tackle Fiscal Challenges Head-On, Save As Much as $20 Billion over the Next 30 Years. BOSTON - Friday, January 11, 2013 - Governor Deval Patrick today announced plans to file legislation to reform health insurance benefits for retirees that would save as much as $20 billion for the Commonwealth and municipalities over the next 30 years. Todays announcement builds on the Governors record of reform and his Administrations commitment to fiscal responsibility for the long-run.. "We have worked hard to make government work better," said Governor Patrick. "With this reform, we create a benefit system that is both fair and sustainable.". The legislation would be based on recommendations included in todays report released by the Commission to Study Retiree Healthcare and Other Non-Pension Benefits (OPEB). The pension ...
Rethinking Health Care , Events , Speakers , Seminars , Resources Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and founder of "Physicians for a National Health Program," will present her lecture Health Reform: The Need for Single Payer National Health Insurance as part of the Weissman Centers Fall 2009 series, Rethinking Healthcare on Wednesday, November 18, at 7:30 pm in Gamble Auditorium, Art Building, at Mount Holyoke College. The United States spends $2 trillion a year on health care, the highest per capita spending for health care in the world. Despite spending nearly twice as much on health care as residents of other nations, Americans ...
Beyond the Affordable Care Act: A Physicians Proposal for Single-Payer Health Care Reform establishes the vision and principles that will empower Americans to replace our expensive, inadequate, and inefficient collection of health care systems with an improved Medicare for All.. The proposal outlines the general structure of a single-payer system for the United States, including coverage and eligibility; physician and outpatient care payment; global budgeting of hospitals; health planning and capital investments; coverage for medications, devices, and supplies; the establishment of a national long-term care program; cost-containment; and single-payer financing. The proposal also demonstrates the shortcomings ...
Second, rather than acknowledge that the fact that such reforms are needed is proof that no one seriously expects the supposed Medicare reforms in Obamacare (like the IPAB and its price controls) to work, the Times parrots the line tried out by various defenders of Obamacare in the past year, that Obamacare would actually move the under-65 market to something like a premium-support system, so its logic is the same as a premium-support reform of Medicare. This ignores the fact that Ryans Medicare reform would transform Medicare-which is currently a purely government-run single-payer fee-for-service insurer-into at least something of a competitive market among private insurers while ...
As a crucial U.S. Supreme Court decision draws nearer, the Obama administration is touting the successes of the health care reform law.. The successes of the Affordable Care Act, the White House said in fact sheet distributed Tuesday, include:. • A big reduction in the number of uninsured. A recent Gallup survey, the White House noted, found that the nations uninsured rate was 11.9% during the first quarter of 2015, a steep fall from 17.1% in 2013.. • Premium subsidies for the lower-income uninsured to use to offset health insurance premiums. Currently, those subsides are being used by 8.7 million people, the White House said.. • Establishment of a system of state and federal health insurance exchanges through which 10.2 million people are receiving coverage.. • Elimination of annual and lifetime dollar limits in health insurance plans and establishment of ...
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says Democrats whore promising Americans universal health care coverage are on the wrong track. According to Romney, it would be wrong to impose a single answer on the country. Romney says states should be allowed to experiment with health care reform. The idea that every time theres a challenge in America, the federal government should step in and put in place a one-size-fits-all program is in my opinion an idea that should not be pursued, Romney says. Romney just finished a term as governor of Massachusetts and he signed a health care reform law that forces Massachusetts residents to get health insurance - just like car insurance is mandatory - and the state helps low income Massachusetts residents get insurance. That Massachusetts law also ...
... The School Board shall have discretion to establish and maintain group health plans for the benefit of eligible employees. Group health plans, as the term is used in this policy, may include, but would not be limited to, major medical, prescription drug, dental and/or vision plans. These group health plans may provide certain health benefits to employees and eligible dependents as permitted by law.. The Board has elected to provide major medical coverage that provides minimum value coverage under the Affordable Care Act for some or all of its eligible employees. The terms and conditions of the health coverage are set forth in the appropriate plan documents.. Adopted 1/13/ ...
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Continuing a history of inequity, private insurers have placed restrictions and limitations on coverage for mental health conditions making access to treatment services increasingly more challenging. A state-by-state advocacy movement has led to the enactment of various state laws to require mental health parity. With the Clinton Administrations attempt at health care reform, mental health parity became part of the health reform debate and led to the passage of the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996. The inadequacies of this law were partially corrected in the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, which included mandated coverage for substance use conditions. The Obama Administration in 2011 included these provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which ...
Based on the WHO three-dimensional cube measurements of UHC, it appears that most high income countries such as German, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia have achieved UHC goals through equitable health financing mechanisms [14]. Low and middle income countries (LMIC) started the journey towards Universal Health Coverage goals in 2005 following the 57th World Health Assemblys resolution number 58:33 which urged member states to reform health financing arrangements towards UHC [1]. Currently with regards to the WHO three-dimensional cube, Ghana through National Health Insurance scheme [15] and Rwanda through Community Based Health Insurance schemes [16] are among few LMIC which have successfully developed a health financing system that advances the goals of Universal Health Coverage concept [17].. Most studies explored tools and methods to measure progress ...
On Wednesday, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a report titled Repealing the Individual Health Insurance Mandate: An Updated Estimate, which now projects $338 billion in savings over 10 years if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Acts (ACA) individual mandate starting in 2019. At the end of 2016, the CBO estimated that repeal of the individual mandate would result in a higher savings of $416 billion.. The CBO and JCT report predicts that enacting repeal legislation would reduce federal budget deficits by about $338 billion over the 2018-2027 period and increase the number of uninsured people by 4 million in 2019 and 13 million in 2027. The report also states that non-group insurance markets would continue to be stable in almost all areas of the country throughout the coming decade, and that average premiums in the non-group market would increase by about 10% in most years of the decade (with no ...
He also noted that the law will save the federal budget a quarter of a trillion dollars over 10 years, and will slow the growth in health care costs. Many provisions in the Affordable Care Act will help to directly lower health insurance premiums, such as increased transparency about insurance premium increases and limits on the percent of insurer premiums that go to administrative expenses and profits. Prevention is being enhanced through better coverage and the elimination of copays for preventive services.. By 2014, when key features of the law-such as the state health insurance exchanges, with subsidies for private coverage, and expanded eligibility for Medicaid-are in place, all Americans will have access to affordable coverage.. As the President observed, now is the time to turn to the bipartisan goal of further reducing the growth in health ...
Responsiveness of health care services in low and middle income countries has been given little attention. Despite being introduced over a decade ago in many developing countries, national health insurance schemes have yet to be evaluated in terms of responsiveness of health care services. Although this responsiveness has been evaluated in many developed countries, it has rarely been done in developing countries. The concept of responsiveness is multi-dimensional and can be measured across various domains including prompt attention, dignity, communication, autonomy, choice of provider, quality of facilities, confidentiality and access to family support. This study examines the insured users perspectives of their health care services responsiveness. This retrospective, cross-sectional survey took place between October 2010 ...
January 1, 2010. SEE ALSO: Foreign governments among Clinton donors. Former President Bill Clintons charity released a donor list Friday under an agreement with President Barack Obama to prevent conflicts with Hillary Rodham Clintons role as secretary of state, but it failed to identify who gave in 2009, her first year in the Cabinet post.. The donor list disclosed by the William J. Clinton Foundation did show that conservative Richard Scaife, who bankrolled anti-Clinton investigations in the 1990s, pitched in money. Also, Saudi Arabia and Norway each donated in the range of $10 million to $25 million to the former presidents charity. Several other foreign governments, including Kuwait, also participated. The biggest donors included the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which gave more than $25 million. The contributors also included troubled insurance giant American International Group, banking industry fixture Citigroup, Inc. and entertain Barbra Streisands foundation.. Clinton foundation ...
Introduction xiii Acknowledgments xvii. The Authors xix. The Contributors xxi. Part One Issues and Methods of Public Health Practice. 1 The Need for Change in the Practice of Public Health 3. Mission and Services of Public Health 3. Public Healths History and Its Impact on Current Services 10. Gap Between Mission and Current Public Health Practice 13. 2 The Success of Public Health Programs: Critical Factors 27. Definition of Public Health 30. Public Health Systems 31. Community Health Workers 34. Population-Based Medicine 36. Problems in Our Health Care System 36. The Need for Improved Accountability of Public Health Professionals 39. Local Health Departments 39. Epidemic of Chronic Diseases 42. Information Management 44. Expansion of Health Education ...
Spending on health care in the United States has grown at an unsustainable rate for the past four decades, yet millions of Americans fail to receive effective and efficient care. National...
The fact is that spending on border security and immigration enforcement are already at their highest levels . Demands for even more immigration enforcement as a pretext for passing comprehensive immigration reform does not make sense. Violence and crime on the US-Mexico border has been "on the decline" in recent years. And as Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has said, the border is as "secure now as it has ever been.". Why waste time, money and resources on securing a border that is already secure?. The best way to secure the border is comprehensive immigration reform.. Comprehensive immigration reform, which would include provisions for border security, would provide a realistic mechanism for future legal immigration and would generate at least $1.5 trillion in cumulative GDP over ten years. And by creating a more flexible visa system, immigration reform would likely allow border patrol to focus their resources on ...
Launching the project on the theme "Tackling Accountable REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Delivery through strengthened Advocacy," Alhaji Fuisine commended ISODEC for the initiative and urged the people in the beneficiary district to take advantage of the project to enhance their health status.. He said, the project is in line with the Government commitment in providing access to health care for the people in rural communities and therefore, health workers should help in tackling the health issues of the people.. Speaking at the launch, Professor Saa Dittoh, Board Member of ISODEC t said, the two-year project is a web-based complaints and resolution tracking system, which seeks to improve quality, transparency and accountability in the health delivery system and the beneficiary districts include Bawku West, munduri, East Gonja, Bunkpurugu, Yunyoo and Bolgatanga.. The primary aim of the ...
Background Regarding Arizonas CPS Reform Efforts When Governor Janet Napolitano assumed office in January 2003, she pledged to make the protection, well-being and permanency of Arizonas most vulnerable children one of her top priorities. On her third day in office, Governor Napolitano established the Governors Advisory Commission on Child Protective Services Reform. This group ? comprised of legislators, court representatives, advocates, community providers, agency directors and law enforcement ? was charged with developing recommendations on numerous issues related to child protection and child welfare. After more than 80 meetings that included key stakeholders, such as foster and adoptive parents, treatment providers, advocates, mentors, and other volunteers, the Commission forwarded to the Governor its list of more than 200 recommendations for improving Arizonas child protection system. These recommendations covered areas of CPS reports, CPS records, CPS structure, ...
Health Delivery is a NZ based website and has been developed to service Australia and the rest of the world. We are able to provide our Australian and other worldwide customers, quality products, at great prices. We provide an economical track-able shipping service to Australia, so customers are able to keep track of their purchase at all times. ...
Health Delivery is a NZ based website and has been developed to service Australia and the rest of the world. We are able to provide our Australian and other worldwide customers, quality products, at great prices. We provide an economical track-able shipping service to Australia, so customers are able to keep track of their purchase at all times. ...
Washington, DC) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her trip to Nigeria should encourage President Goodluck Jonathan to address increasingly deadly violence in northern and central Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Clinton on August 7, 2012. Much of the violence has been initiated by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.. Clinton, who is scheduled to meet with Jonathan in Abuja on August 9, should also raise security force abuses, corruption, and lack of accountability, Human Rights Watch said.. "Nigeria is facing a surge of violence and lawlessness that has blighted the lives of thousands of Nigerians," said Daniel Bekele, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. "Nigerias leaders need to confront this violence, whether committed by Boko Haram or the countrys security forces.". Attacks by Boko Haram have left more than 1,400 people dead in northern and central Nigeria since 2010. The armed group has targeted police and other government security agents, Christians and ...
This Friday marks the two-year anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One provision of health reform for which we see immediate and positive effects is the stipulation allowing young adults up to age 26 to stay on or join their parents employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) policies.. The figure below compares changes in employment rates and health insurance rates for various age groups. Young adults did not fare well in the job market from 2009-10; their employment rate fell further than any other age group. Given the close relationship between labor market outcomes and employer-sponsored insurance, we would expect declines in coverage for all groups. Instead, ESI actually increased among young adults. It rose particularly dramatically among those who received health care coverage through a family members policy, most likely that ...
Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources Bill Hazel recently visited Liberty University to speak to the faculty, staff, and students. He was joined by Del. Scott Garrett of Lynchburg in an event coordinated by Libertys School of Health Sciences.. Charged by Gov. Bob McDonnell to prepare Virginia for health system reform, mandated by President Barack Obamas controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Hazel expressed his personal view. "My own personal belief, and let me add the disclaimer you see on TV, The opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of the management, I think that individuals should be responsible for purchasing their own health insurance. I think that to the extent that taxpayers are supporting coverage, they should support individuals and not employers.". Referencing Libertys College of Osteopathic Medicine, Hazel congratulated the school in ...
Huckfeldt PJ, Sood N, Escarce JJ, Grabowski DC, Newhouse JP. Effects of Medicare payment reform: Evidence from the home health interim and prospective payment systems. J Health Econ. Mar 1, 2014; 34: --: 1-18: PubMed PMID24395018 ; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4255717 ...
Register Guard (Eugene, Ore.), Letters, June 2, 2014. In his May 24 letter Roger Russell said the serious problems at Veterans Affairs hospitals have to do with allegations of veterans waiting weeks or months to see a doctor, malpractice, fraud and even unnecessary deaths.. Those are symptoms of serious problems related to the VAs size and financing. Its too small to handle the enormous need, and it doesnt receive the resources it needs to do the job.. Russell said having a single-payer system would mean the federal government would take over and control the nations health care system. Thats wrong, too, with the error due to confusing health care financing with health care delivery.. Single-payer is about financing health care. Its like Medicare. Under a single-payer system, ...
Non-elderly adults have not been so fortunate. Those between ages 18 and 64 experienced a 4.6 percentage-point increase in the share uninsured from 2000 to 2012. Unlike children, their ESI losses were not fully offset by increasing public coverage.. For young adults, health reform played a key role in preventing a decline in workplace coverage. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act includes provisions that allow young adults up to age 26 to secure health insurance coverage through their parents employer-sponsored health insurance policies. Looking closely at changes in employer-sponsored insurance since the young adult provision took effect in mid-2010, it is clear that young adults are benefiting.. Figure E illustrates the change in employer-sponsored health insurance and the change in employment rates by age group from 2009 and 2012. Young adults, ages 19-25, are the only age ...
Health expenditure; public (% of total health expenditure) in Malaysia was last measured at 54.83 in 2013, according to the World Bank. Public health expenditure consists of recurrent and capital spending from government (central and local) budgets, external borrowings and grants (including donations from international agencies and nongovernmental organizations), and social (or compulsory) health insurance funds. Total health expenditure is the sum of public and private health expenditure. It covers the provision of health services (preventive and curative), family planning activities, nutrition activities, and emergency aid designated for health but does not include provision of water and sanitation.This page has the latest values, historical data, forecasts, charts, statistics, an economic calendar and news for Health expenditure - public (% of total ...
AMY GOODMAN: President Bush speaking before Congress in his 2005 State of the Union Address. The President won an initial victory in tort reform on Thursday when a bill sought by corporations to curb class action lawsuits advanced in the Senate. The Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 to approve the measure and send it to the full Senate where it will be considered early next week. The bill transfers most class action lawsuits from State Courts to more stringent Federal Courts, and is the first in a package of changes to the tort system sought by the Bush Administration.. JUAN GONZALEZ: But Republican Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania is trying to take the bill one step further. Specter is pushing forward an amendment to impose new limits on medical malpractice lawsuits, and that would also preclude people who claim they have been, have suffered from asbestos poisoning from filing lawsuits. Asbestos was widely used for fireproofing and insulation until 1970s. Studies have shown that inhaled ...
Some 78 percent of small business owners said they were not familiar with health insurance exchanges and how they could impact their business.. Also, 77 percent of small employers said they were not doing any long-term planning regarding how health care reform might impact their business. The majority of small businesses, 68 percent, either incorrectly believe or arent sure whether they must provide health insurance to employees in 2014. And almost 70 percent either incorrectly believed or were not sure whether they would have to pay a tax for not providing health insurance. Beginning in 2014, the Affordable Care Act requires businesses with 50 or more full-time employees to provide health insurance coverage for their workers. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees are exempt from this requirement.. The ...
It is clear that health financing-with the limited resources- has been a challenge that the government has expressed in all national documents. The government realizes the inability to provide free care to all, in particular with high population growth. The current health system has been unable to meet citizens needs of healthcare due to; low governmental expenditure on health, constant increase of private health care cost, inability of citizens to bear financial burden of illness and constraints on the public health sector such as the poor administrative efficiency.. The notion of health insurance in Yemen has been discussed for more than two decades now. Nevertheless, the law of health insurance scheme has been recently enacted upon. Therefore, what is ...
Our review provides the first systematic evidence synthesis of the literature on the effects of recent organizational changes to primary care in Canada on health system performance outcomes. We found moderate quality evidence that interdisciplinary team-based models of care such as Quebecs FMGs and Albertas PCNs led to reductions in emergency department use, but the evidence was mixed for hospital admissions. We also found low quality evidence that team-based models, blended capitation models and pay-for-performance incentives led to small and sometimes non-significant improvements in processes of care as measured by the delivery of screening and prevention services and chronic disease management. Studies examining the effects of new payment models in Ontario on physician costs and productivity were of high methodological quality and provided a coherent body of evidence assessing enhanced ...
The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe.. Read more ...
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present the issues Japanese law libraries are facing after the judicial system reform which took place in 2001. By examining the effects of the reform, the author identifies the challenges faced by such libraries.. Methods: Interviews were conducted at 17 law libraries to investigate the characteristics of the libraries collections and management aspects such as budgets and personnel.. Results: As an effect of the judicial system reform, law libraries in Japan can now be classified into four categories according to their patrons: 1) law libraries for scholars, 2) law libraries for lawyers, 3) law school libraries, and 4) law libraries for the public. The importance of law school libraries and law libraries for the public (law information services at public libraries) has been underlined due to revisions in legal education and the pending introduction of the citizen judge system. With the revised education system ...
Unlike more established competitors, Mr. Giustra was a newcomer to uranium mining in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic. But what his fledgling company lacked in experience, it made up for in connections. Accompanying Mr. Giustra on his luxuriously appointed MD-87 jet that day was a former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.. Upon landing on the first stop of a three-country philanthropic tour, the two men were whisked off to share a sumptuous midnight banquet with Kazakhstans president, Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, whose 19-year stranglehold on the country has all but quashed political dissent.. Mr. Nazarbayev walked away from the table with a propaganda coup, after Mr. Clinton expressed enthusiastic support for the Kazakh leaders bid to head an international organization that monitors elections and supports democracy. Mr. Clintons public declaration undercut both American foreign policy and sharp criticism of Kazakhstans poor human rights record by, among others, Mr. Clintons ...
As part of President Obamas Export Control Reform Initiative, the Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a proposed rule describing how spacecraft systems and related items that the president determines no longer warrant control under the U.S. Munitions List would be controlled under the Commerce Control List in new export control classification numbers 9A515, 9B515, 9D515 and 9E515. Concurrently, the State Departments Directorate of Defense Trade Controls has issued a proposed rule that would revise USML category XV to describe more precisely those types of such articles that warrant continuing control on the USML.. BIS notes that these rules are the first step in implementing the authorities returned to the president by the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act to determine the proper and more tailored controls over the export of satellites and related items. Similar to the creation of a new 600 series of ECCNs controlling munitions ...
President Bush on Tuesday said, One of the things that was necessary in Medicare to make it work better was to start exercising preventative medicine; to analyze and diagnose disease early, before they become acute. Interestingly enough, in the new Medicare reform law that I signed, for the first time were beginning to screen, offer screenings and a free physical for seniors when they sign up for the program.
by Dominic Corva, Social Science Research Director. The national landscape for post-prohibition cannabis laws changed substantially in November as eight states delivered change: four out of five legalization and four out of four medical voter initiatives. California, Maine, Nevada, and Massachusetts passed taxe-and-regulate recreational laws; and Arkansas, Florida, North Dakota and Montana passed medical cannabis initiatives. Only Arizona failed at the ballot box this year, and to understand why one would have to dig into my home states strange brew of right-libertarian-Mormon politics. Briefly, however, its important to remember that Arizona voters passed the most radical drug reform initiative in the US back in 1998, as it included other schedule I substances besides cannabis, but implementation was blocked by various state elements. It also has an extremely liberal authorization policy - I know Humboldt growers that use an online Arizona doctor who apparently has prescription authority in ...
Many Low-and-Middle-Income countries are considering reviewing their health financing systems to meet the principles of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). One financing mechanism, which has dominated UHC reforms, is the development of health insurance schemes. We trace the historical development of the National Health Insurance (NHI) policy, illuminate stakeholders perceptions on the design to inform future development of health financing policies in Kenya. We conducted a retrospective policy analysis of the development of a NHI policy in Kenya using data from document reviews and seven in depth interviews with key stakeholders involved in the NHI design. Analysis was conducted using a thematic framework. The design of a NHI scheme was marked by complex interaction of the actors understanding of the design, proposed implementation strategies and the covert opposition of the reform due to ...
In 1954, the Internal Revenue Service stipulated that employer contributions to the health insurance plans of their employees were to be excluded from employee taxable income. Today, the tax subsidy is major feature of the U.S. health care market. This paper examines the initial effects of the tax subsidy on the demand for health insurance using previously unexamined data from 1953 and 1958. Results suggest that the tax subsidy increased the growth of group insurance, particularly among union members and employed persons. This is a critical effect because group insurance is not only less expensive than individual insurance, but it is also easier to obtain, and households with access to group health insurance are far more likely to purchase health insurance coverage than those without similar access. By increasing access to group insurance, the tax subsidy fostered an increase in the purchase ...
Visit the Program Website Community health workers (CHWs) are a vital component of the state and national public health and health care workforce. "Community health worker" is an umbrella term for a number of different job titles, including community health advocates, outreach educators, peer leaders, promotores de salud, doulas, and patient navigators. For many decades, CHWs have made significant contributions to community-based health promotion, disease prevention and maternal child health support. ...
Clinton has called for the establishment of a no-fly zone and "safe zones" on the ground to protect non-combatants. Some analysts fear that protecting those zones could bring the United bring into direct conflict with Russian fighter jets.. "What we should do is focus on ISIS. We should not be focusing on Syria," said Trump as he dined on fried eggs and sausage at his Trump National Doral golf resort. "Youre going to end up in World War Three over Syria if we listen to Hillary Clinton," Trump said.. "Youre not fighting Syria any more, youre fighting Syria, Russia and Iran, all right? Russia is a nuclear country, but a country where the nukes work as opposed to other countries that talk," he said.. Trump said Assad is much stronger now than he was three years ago. He said getting Assad to leave power was less important than defeating Islamic State.. "Assad is secondary, to me, to ISIS," he said.. OBAMA FOCUSED "ON HIS GOLF GAME". On Russia, Trump again knocked Clintons handling of ...
Objectives. We examined the impact of expanding health insurance coverage on socioeconomic disparities in total and cardiovascular disease mortality from 1998 to 2007 in Colombia. Methods. We used Poisson regression to analyze data from mortality registries (633 905 deaths) linked to population census data. We used the relative index of inequality to compare disparities in mortality by education between periods of moderate increase (1998-2002) and accelerated increase (2003-2007) in health insurance coverage. Results. Disparities in mortality by education widened over time. Among men, the relative index of inequality increased from 2.59 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 2.52, 2.67) in 1998-2002 to 3.07 (95% CI = 2.99, 3.15) in 2003-2007, and among women, from 2.86 (95% CI = 2.77, 2.95) to 3.12 (95% CI = 3.03, 3.21), respectively. Disparities increased yearly by 11% in men and 4% in women in 1998-2002, whereas they increased by 1% in men per year and remained stable among women ...
Making changes to your family health insurance Texas plan is necessary when you add and subtract people from your policy. You understand the sort of coverage you need, but your health insurance Texas policy must be updated constantly to help you save money. Your health insurance must change when you have a child, adopt a child, send your kids out of the house or bring a new family member into the house. This article explores how your health insurance Texas agent can help you with these complex changes.. #1: A Baby Is Born. You need your health insurance when you are pregnant with your child, but your health insurance Texas policy must be updated the day the baby is born. Your family is growing right before your very eyes, and the insurance carrier must receive updated information for your child. Sending all the insurance information to the carrier yourself is complicated, but sending your updated information ...
The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high-performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for societys most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. ...
National PTA believes that a comprehensive health program, encompassing health education, health services and healthy school environment includes the following components:. Policy and goals established by local school boards in partnership with parents, students, educators, community health care providers and others, and includes the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive school health program.. Health Curriculum that is comprehensive for all students preschool through 12th grade, sequentially developed, age and culturally appropriate, reflects current health issues of the community, and is taught by educators qualified to present health instruction. The curriculum and instruction program should include the following content areas: accident prevention and safety, community health, ...
Alan Dowling consults and researches internationally on health strategy; health information exchange; EHR and PHR adoption; technology-based process innovation and reengineering; and information systems design, adoption and outcome measurement. In addition to his work as a Weatherhead affiliate instructor, he teaches graduate courses in health information systems as an adjunct professor at Case Western Reserve University. Dowling has published and lectured at leading institutions and conferences internationally on the adoption of health information technology, including EHRs and PHRs. He has over 35 years experience in health informatics having, as a U.S. Air Force officer, developed the conceptual design for a worldwide DoD EHR in 1975.. Dowling recently served on the federal Office of the National Coordinator - Health Information Technologys National Alliance Work Group on Defining Health ...
Health Insurance Coverage: Coverage Rate in Maine was last reported at 90.50 % in January of 2012, according to the United States Federal Reserve. Health Insurance Coverage: Coverage Rate in Maine averaged 90.0643 % since its inception reaching a record high of 91.2000 % and a record low of 89.0000 %. This page includes actual data and historical chart for Health Insurance Coverage: Coverage Rate in Maine.
http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/422579-global-it-spending-in-remote-healthcare-delivery-market-2015-2019.html. According to the Global IT Spending in Remote Healthcare Delivery Market 2015 - 2019 report, there is a shortage of physicians and doctor across the globe. Rural populations have limited access to healthcare, and healthcare professionals often opt to work in urban rather than rural ones. However, telehealth and mHealth are the two emerging healthcare delivery solutions that can mitigate the effects of the low physician-to-patient ratio in remote areas, which will contribute to their high adoption rate during the forecast ...
This is the second in a series of briefs exploring health insurance coverage and uninsurance in Oregon using information gathered through the 2011 Oregon Health Insurance Survey (OHIS). This brief provides health insurance results on 15 regions in Oregon.. ...
This survey investigated health insurance coverage, as well as access to and use of health services, in each of ten states. With the goal of remedying the previous lack of state-level data, the survey was conducted to aid in defining problems of insurance coverage and to analyze the impacts of states policy options. The main unit of observation is the health insurance family, which includes the head, spouse, and their children up to age 18, or to age 23 if they were in school. Variables on health insurance coverage include the types of coverage respondents carried (Medicare, Medicaid, additional state or federal programs, and private policies), sources of private policy coverage, premiums paid for private policies, and number of months uninsured during the last year. Access to health care is measured by variables such as the type of usual ...
The rise of integrated health delivery systems promises to transform healthcare deliver in the United States through the disruptive and transformational power of technology and systems...
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The Health Insurance Experiment (HIE) was conducted from 1974 to 1982 in six sites across the country: Dayton, Ohio, Seattle, Washington, Fitchburg-Leominster and Franklin County, Massachusetts, and Charleston and Georgetown County, South Carolina. These sites represent four census regions (Midwest, West, Northeast, and South), as well as urban and rural areas. The HIE attempted to determine what effects alternative cost-sharing plans and a staff-model Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) had on the use of medical services and individual health outcomes. The main purpose of the experiment was to assess how the cost of health services affected individuals use of services, their satisfaction with health care, the quality of their care, and the state of their health. To study the effects of health insurance ...
Health Systems underpinning philosophy is that health and healthcare systems are characterized by complexity and interconnectedness, where "everything affects everything else". Thus, problems in healthcare need to be viewed holistically as an integrated system of multiple components (people, organizations, technology and resources) and perspectives. The journal sees the systems approach to be widely applicable to all areas of health and healthcare delivery, including public health, hospitals, primary care, telemedicine, disparities, and community health.. The principal aim of Health Systems is to bring together critical disciplines that have proved themselves already in ...
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The long-term care industry is the 10th largest employer in the United States, ahead of other major industries including food ... according to a report released Thursday by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. ... lawmakers appeared ready to shape payment reform themselves. ... Long-Term Care News is the pre-eminent magazine for long-term ... Coming to terms with Software as a Service agreements for long-term care ...
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... has teamed with GrandCare for a comprehensive three-day connected health and aging technology training at CEDIA headquarters in ... New possibilities created by healthcare reform. *Long-term care opportunities. This comprehensive and deep-dive training is ... CEDIA® and GrandCare are offering a comprehensive three-day connected health and aging technology training at CEDIA ... open to technology enthusiasts, custom integrators/dealers/distributors, professional care providers, healthcare organizations ...
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Infographic: Healthcare Payment Model Reform «  Healthcare Intelligence NetworkInfographic: Healthcare Payment Model Reform « Healthcare Intelligence Network

Long Term Care (22) *MACRA (30) *Meaningful Use (24) *Medicaid (78) *Medical Neighborhood (7) ... Healthcare Reform*In Successful ACOs, Population Health Focus Paves Way for Shared Savings Payouts ... This entry was posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 1:30 pm and is filed under Healthcare Reform, Healthcare Trends, ... Healthcare Intelligence Network. Information and ruminations on the business of healthcare from veteran healthcare journalists. ...
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  • This entry was posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017 at 1:30 pm and is filed under Healthcare Reform , Healthcare Trends , Infographics , MACRA , Value-Based Reimbursement . (hin.com)
  • By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - The Obama administration announced Wednesday that some Americans with health insurance policies that don't meet consumer standards set by the Affordable Care Act will be allowed to keep their plans into 2017, three years later than originally envisioned. (nationalmemo.com)
  • SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) - Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) announced today that it is the recipient of a $30,000 grant funded by the Del Mar Healthcare Fund, through the Age Friendly Communities Program at the San Diego Foundation. (send2press.com)
  • The co-author, along with Tina Fernandes Botts, of Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction, fifth edition (Westview 2017), an overview of the major traditions of feminist theory, she is the Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hudson, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush in 2002, refuted each of HHS' arguments in his opinion, ruling that the case was legitimate and that the law 'radically changes the landscape of health insurance coverage in America. (healthlawyers.org)
  • By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's health care law, despite a rocky rollout and determined opposition from critics, already has spurred the largest expansion in health coverage in America in half a century, national surveys and enrollment data show. (nationalmemo.com)
  • The opposition was led largely by two groups: the Health Insurance Association of America and the National Federation of Independent Businesses, both believing reform would create hardship for their smaller members. (healthtechzone.com)
  • WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) today joined more than 60 aging and disability organizations to urge legislators to make long-term services and supports (LTSS) a part of health care reform legislation. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Our 5,700 member organizations, many of which have served their communities for generations, offer the continuum of aging services: adult day services, home health, community services, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities and nursing homes. (bio-medicine.org)
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  • In the 1980s, OWL formed a planning group with the National Women's Health Network, the American Association of University Women, the National Black Women's Health Project and other organizations to establish a women's agenda for health care reform. (wikipedia.org)
  • We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. (medhelp.org)
  • Providers worry, however, that the government's currently discussed attempts to cut spending and lower the deficit would limit the industry's outlook in the long term. (mcknights.com)
  • Since 2009 CARR has supplied San Diego seniors, families, professionals, government agencies and officials with evidence-based information and analysis on aging trends in long term care, research on local assisted living facilities and resources on advocating for resident rights and obtaining accountability. (send2press.com)
  • In January, when the Department of Health and Human Services announced that qualifying health insurance plans under Obamacare would have to cover contraceptives and "morning after" pills, many religious institutions - most. (jdsupra.com)
  • Elders as an age group have more health care needs than younger age groups, so a program that covers only elders is bound to come up short. (timegoesby.net)
  • In 1945, President Truman picked up the mantle for a national health program just months after the end of World War II. (healthtechzone.com)
  • His election in 1948 appeared to be a mandate for national health insurance, but the opposition, using fear of socialism, coupled with the power of southern Democrats who believed a federal role in healthcare might require desegregation, effectively blocked all proposals. (healthtechzone.com)
  • In 1952 the Federal Security Agency proposed health insurance for Social Security beneficiaries. (healthtechzone.com)
  • And in 1953 the Federal Security Agency made a cabinet-level agency, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. (healthtechzone.com)
  • The long-term care industry is the 10th largest employer in the United States, ahead of other major industries including food retail, merchandise retail and the military, according to a new report. (mcknights.com)
  • Annually, the long-term care industry generates $529 billion in total economic activity, supports and creates over 5.4 million jobs and generates $60 billion in tax revenue, according to a report released Thursday by the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. (mcknights.com)
  • Reports on developments in the healthcare industry. (ebscohost.com)
  • The industry accounts for about one-third of the revenue generated by Australia's entire healthcare sector. (prweb.com)
  • Market concentration is medium, but overall the industry is dominated by the health departments of the four largest states, which together account for a majority of hospital services provided by the industry. (prweb.com)
  • Benefits of competition between health plans. (ebscohost.com)
  • Washington (AFP) - More than 3.3 million Americans had signed up for new insurance plans by the end of last month under President Barack Obama's troubled signature health care law, officials said Wednesday. (nationalmemo.com)
  • The administration countered that an insured person will eventually require health care. (healthlawyers.org)
  • By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - With less than a month remaining in the first enrollment period, more than 4.2 million Americans have signed up for health insurance on marketplaces created by President Barack Obama's health law, administration officials announced Tuesday. (nationalmemo.com)
  • No matter how you point out that it will cost everyone less in the long run (including the government) the opposition have successfully made this the big bogey man. (timegoesby.net)
  • Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. (medhelp.org)
  • The combination of Johnson's political skills, a large Congressional Democratic majority, public approval, the support of the hospital and insurance industries, and the fact that no government cost controls or physician fee schedules were enacted contributed to the passage of the most significant health reform of the century. (healthtechzone.com)
  • This can be achieved by improving the sustainability and efficiency of social and healthcare systems and by the creation of an EU and global market for innovative products and services with new opportunities for EU business. (alzheimer-europe.org)
  • All long-term care issues are considered at EU level by the process of the Open Method of Coordination, which is a voluntary process for political cooperation, facilitating an exchange of good and best practices between Member States on specific subjects and includes the social protection committee. (alzheimer-europe.org)
  • That's personal enough, but then along comes my own Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, a Republican who sits on the Senate Finance Committee that is working on a health care reform bill expected to be released in August. (timegoesby.net)
  • President Franklin Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's distant cousin) appointed a committee to work on all these issues, but in the end did not risk the passage of the Social Security Act to advance national health reform. (healthtechzone.com)
  • Illustrates just how much each would take up a few moments and the republicans were due to two years in a hospital health insurance . (shubertmotors.com)
  • As Republicans slowly retreat from their war on the Affordable Care Act, ultra-conservative Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson's Obamacare lawsuit is threatening to turn into one more headache they would prefer to forget. (nationalmemo.com)
  • Out to eat, bring your card issuer about consumer protection demanded by affordable health blood screenings. (shubertmotors.com)
  • Ms Yannakoudakis opened the lunch debate dedicated to long- term care issues by explaining that she had personal experience of dementia as her friend has the disease dementia. (alzheimer-europe.org)
  • Long-term care has been firmly placed on the EU agenda and European commitment was evident in 2008 when a reflection was launched which addressed a whole range of issues regarding care issues. (alzheimer-europe.org)
  • As such, this long-lasting reflection which has focused on long-term care has raised a whole range of issues, not only from a patient's viewpoint, but also for Member States and EU institutions. (alzheimer-europe.org)
  • We handle all of your paperwork, and all of your customer service for as long as you're insured so you never have to deal directly with the insurance carriers. (angieslist.com)
  • I do know some elders who are against the reform and their objection seems to be about the cost. (timegoesby.net)