State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.
Contracts between an insurer and a subscriber or a group of subscribers whereby a specified set of health benefits is provided in return for a periodic premium.
Agencies established under PL93-641 to coordinate, conduct, and implement state health planning activities. Two primary responsibilities are the preparation of an annual State Health Plan and giving assistance to the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Health planning and resources development agencies which function in each health service area of the United States (PL 93-641).
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)
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Cost-sharing mechanisms that provide for payment by the insured of some portion of covered expenses. Deductibles are the amounts paid by the insured under a health insurance contract before benefits become payable; coinsurance is the provision under which the insured pays part of the medical bill, usually according to a fixed percentage, when benefits become payable.
Encouraging consumer behaviors most likely to optimize health potentials (physical and psychosocial) through health information, preventive programs, and access to medical care.
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
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)
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.
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.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
Administrative units of government responsible for policy making and management of governmental activities.
Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Adverse or favorable selection bias exhibited by insurers or enrollees resulting in disproportionate enrollment of certain groups of people.
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)
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.
Arrangements negotiated between a third-party payer (often a self-insured company or union trust fund) and a group of health-care providers (hospitals and physicians) who furnish services at lower than usual fees, and, in return, receive prompt payment and an expectation of an increased volume of patients.
An agency of the UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that conducts and supports programs for the prevention and control of disease and provides consultation and assistance to health departments and other countries.
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.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
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)
Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a benefit or service received.
Preventive emergency measures and programs designed to protect the individual or community in times of hostile attack.
Field of medicine concerned with the determination of causes, incidence, and characteristic behavior of disease outbreaks affecting human populations. It includes the interrelationships of host, agent, and environment as related to the distribution and control of disease.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
Tax-exempt trusts or custodial accounts established by individuals with financial institutions for saving money for future medical expenses.
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)
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Procedures outlined for the care of casualties and the maintenance of services in disasters.
Organizations which assume the financial responsibility for the risks of policyholders.
The state of the organism when it functions optimally without evidence of disease.
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.
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
Activities concerned with governmental policies, functions, etc.
The interactions between representatives of institutions, agencies, or organizations.
Review of claims by insurance companies to determine liability and amount of payment for various services. The review may also include determination of eligibility of the claimant or beneficiary or of the provider of the benefit; determination that the benefit is covered or not payable under another policy; or determination that the service was necessary and of reasonable cost and quality.
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.
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
The provision of expert assistance in developing health planning programs, plans as technical materials, etc., as requested by Health Systems Agencies or other health planning organizations.
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
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.
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive health services provided for individuals in the community.
Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.
Societies having institutional membership limited to hospitals and other health care institutions.
The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
The 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.
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)
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.
Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
The temporal sequence of events that have occurred.
A method of payment for health services in which an individual or institutional provider is paid a fixed, per capita amount without regard to the actual number or nature of services provided to each patient.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
A shared service which combines the purchasing power of individual organizations or facilities in order to obtain lower prices for equipment and supplies. (From Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
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)
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.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
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.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
Norms, criteria, standards, and other direct qualitative and quantitative measures used in determining the quality of health care.
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
Community or individual involvement in the decision-making process.
Smallest political subdivisions within a country at which general governmental functions are carried-out.
The decision process by which individuals, groups or institutions establish policies pertaining to plans, programs or procedures.
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).
Components of a national health care system which administer specific services, e.g., national health insurance.
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
That portion of total HEALTH CARE COSTS borne by an individual's or group's employing organization.
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.
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
The systematic application of information and computer sciences to public health practice, research, and learning.
Insurance providing for payment of services rendered by the pharmacist. Services include the preparation and distribution of medical products.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
A method of examining and setting levels of payments.
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)
Prepaid health and hospital insurance plan.
Sudden increase in the incidence of a disease. The concept includes EPIDEMICS and PANDEMICS.
Any system which allows payors to share some of the financial risk associated with a particular patient population with providers. Providers agree to adhere to fixed fee schedules in exchange for an increase in their payor base and a chance to benefit from cost containment measures. Common risk-sharing methods are prospective payment schedules (PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM), capitation (CAPITATION FEES), diagnosis-related fees (DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUPS), and pre-negotiated fees.
Method of charging whereby a physician or other practitioner bills for each encounter or service rendered. In addition to physicians, other health care professionals are reimbursed via this mechanism. Fee-for-service plans contrast with salary, per capita, and prepayment systems, where the payment does not change with the number of services actually used or if none are used. (From Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, 1976)
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).
Works about lists of drugs or collections of recipes, formulas, and prescriptions for the compounding of medicinal preparations. Formularies differ from PHARMACOPOEIAS in that they are less complete, lacking full descriptions of the drugs, their formulations, analytic composition, chemical properties, etc. In hospitals, formularies list all drugs commonly stocked in the hospital pharmacy.
The Balanced Budget Act (BBA) of 1997 establishes a Medicare+Choice program under part C of Title XVIII, Section 4001, of the Social Security Act. Under this program, an eligible individual may elect to receive Medicare benefits through enrollment in a Medicare+Choice plan. Beneficiaries may choose to use private pay options, establish medical savings accounts, use managed care plans, or join provider-sponsored plans.
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
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.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.
The controlling of access to health services, usually by primary care providers; often used in managed care settings to reduce utilization of expensive services and reduce referrals. (From BIOETHICS Thesaurus, 1999)
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.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
Aspects of health and disease related to travel.
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
Application of marketing principles and techniques to maximize the use of health care resources.
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.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
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.
The concept covering the physical and mental conditions of women.
The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).
That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.
Organizations which are not operated for a profit and may be supported by endowments or private contributions.
The status of health in rural populations.
Compensatory plans designed to motivate physicians in relation to patient referral, physician recruitment, and efficient use of the health facility.
Degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.
The status of health in urban populations.
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)
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.
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.
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)
The circulation or wide dispersal of information.
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.
Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.
Purchasers are provided information on the quality of health care, including patient outcomes and health status, with data on the dollar outlays going towards health. The focus is on managing the use of the health care system to reduce inappropriate care and to identify and reward the best-performing providers. (from accessed 11/25/2011)
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.
An organized group of three or more full-time physicians rendering services for a fixed prepayment.
Organized periodic procedures performed on large groups of people for the purpose of detecting disease.
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)
Management review designed to evaluate efficiency and to identify areas in need of management improvement within the institution in order to ensure effectiveness in meeting organizational goals.
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for health care services.
State-provided health insurance marketplaces established under the PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
A partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity that enters into an arrangement for the provision of services with persons who are licensed to practice medicine, osteopathy, and dentistry, and with other care personnel. Under an IPA arrangement, licensed professional persons provide services through the entity in accordance with a mutually accepted compensation arrangement, while retaining their private practices. Services under the IPA are marketed through a prepaid health plan. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
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.
The process by which decisions are made in an institution or other organization.
Institutions which provide medical or health-related services.
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.
A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.
Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.
Public Law 104-91 enacted in 1996, was designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system, protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families, and to protect individual personal health information.
Media that facilitate transportability of pertinent information concerning patient's illness across varied providers and geographic locations. Some versions include direct linkages to online consumer health information that is relevant to the health conditions and treatments related to a specific patient.
The 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.
Individuals licensed to practice medicine.
The application of mathematical formulas and statistical techniques to the testing and quantifying of economic theories and the solution of economic problems.
An infant during the first month after birth.
Total pharmaceutical services provided by qualified PHARMACISTS. In addition to the preparation and distribution of medical products, they may include consultative services provided to agencies and institutions which do not have a qualified pharmacist.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
Method of measuring performance against established standards of best practice.
Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.
Advanced technology that is costly, requires highly skilled personnel, and is unique in its particular application. Includes innovative, specialized medical/surgical procedures as well as advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.
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.
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.
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.
The legal relation between an entity (individual, group, corporation, or-profit, secular, government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as equipment, or completely a creature of law, such as a patent; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as a building.
A 1974 Federal act which preempts states' rights with regard to workers' pension benefits and employee benefits. It does not affect the benefits and rights of employees whose employer is self-insured. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Reform Terms, 1993)
Drugs whose drug name is not protected by a trademark. They may be manufactured by several companies.
The act of making a selection among two or more alternatives, usually after a period of deliberation.
Facilities which administer the delivery of health care services to people living in a community or neighborhood.
The promotion and support of consumers' rights and interests.
An organized procedure carried out through committees to review admissions, duration of stay, professional services furnished, and to evaluate the medical necessity of those services and promote their most efficient use.
A geographic area defined and served by a health program or institution.
Organized services to provide information on any questions an individual might have using databases and other sources. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
Descriptions and evaluations of specific health care organizations.
Organized services to provide health care to women. It excludes maternal care services for which MATERNAL HEALTH SERVICES is available.
The obligations and accountability assumed in carrying out actions or ideas on behalf of others.
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.
A broad approach to appropriate coordination of the entire disease treatment process that often involves shifting away from more expensive inpatient and acute care to areas such as preventive medicine, patient counseling and education, and outpatient care. This concept includes implications of appropriate versus inappropriate therapy on the overall cost and clinical outcome of a particular disease. (From Hosp Pharm 1995 Jul;30(7):596)
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.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Entities sponsored by local hospitals, physician groups, and other licensed providers which are affiliated through common ownership or control and share financial risk whose purpose is to deliver health care services.
The capacity of an organization, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.
Payment by individuals or their family for health care services which are not covered by a third-party payer, either insurance or medical assistance.
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.
Any group of three or more full-time physicians organized in a legally recognized entity for the provision of health care services, sharing space, equipment, personnel and records for both patient care and business management, and who have a predetermined arrangement for the distribution of income.
An interactive process whereby members of a community are concerned for the equality and rights of all.
Amounts charged to the patient or third-party payer for medication. It includes the pharmacist's professional fee and cost of ingredients, containers, etc.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.

Challenges in securing access to care for children. (1/437)

Congressional approval of Title XXI of the Social Security Act, which created the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), is a significant public effort to expand health insurance to children. Experience with the Medicaid program suggests that eligibility does not guarantee children's enrollment or their access to needed services. This paper develops an analytic framework and presents potential indicators to evaluate CHIP's performance and its impact on access, defined broadly to include access to health insurance and access to health services. It also presents options for moving beyond minimal monitoring to an evaluation strategy that would help to improve program outcomes. The policy considerations associated with such a strategy are also discussed.  (+info)

Prepaid capitation versus fee-for-service reimbursement in a Medicaid population. (2/437)

Utilization of health resources by 37,444 Medicaid recipients enrolled in a capitated health maintenance organization was compared with that of 227,242 Medicaid recipients enrolled in a traditional fee-for-service system over a 1-year period (1983-1984) in the state of Kentucky. Primary care providers in the capitated program had financial incentives to reduce downstream costs like specialist referral, emergency room use, and hospitalizations. The average number of physician visits was similar for both groups (4.47/year in the capitated program; 5.09/year in the fee-for-service system). However, the average number of prescriptions (1.9 versus 4.9 per year), average number of hospital admissions per recipient (0.11 versus 0.22 per year), and average number of hospital days per 1,000 recipients (461 versus 909 per year) were 5% to 60% lower in the capitated group than in the fee-for-service group. The Citicare capitated program resulted in a dramatic reduction in healthcare resource utilization compared with the concurrent fee-for-service system for statewide Medicaid recipients.  (+info)

"Carving out" conditions from global capitation rates: protecting high-cost patients, physicians, and health plans in a managed care environment. (3/437)

The purposes of this study were (1) to develop a method for identifying individuals with high-cost medical conditions, (2) to determine the percentage of healthcare spending they represent, and (3) to explore policy implications of "carving out" their care from managed care capitation. Annual payments over a 2-year period to enrollees of three health plans--a traditional managed care organization, and a state Medicaid program--were determined by using a cross-sectional analysis of insurance claims data. The main outcome measures were the number of enrollees with total annual payments in excess of $25,000 and the contribution of these high-cost enrollees to each health plan's total costs. Forty-one groups of diagnosis and procedure codes representing a combination of acute and chronic conditions were included on the list of carve-out conditions. Pulmonary insufficiency and respiratory failure together accounted for the largest number of high-cost individuals in each health plan. Solid organ and bone marrow transplants, AIDS, and most malignancies that required high-dose chemotherapy were also important. The carve-out list identified more than one third of high-cost individuals enrolled in the Medicaid program, approximately 20% of high-cost managed care enrollees, and 10% of high-cost fee-for-service enrollees. These data confirm that it is possible to identify high-cost individuals in health plans by using a carve-out list. Carving out high-cost patients from capitation risk arrangements may protect patients, physicians, and managed care organizations.  (+info)

The effect of a Medicaid managed care program on the adequacy of prenatal care utilization in Rhode Island. (4/437)

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to determine whether adequacy of prenatal care utilization improved after the implementation of a Medicaid managed care program in Rhode Island. METHODS: Rhode Island birth certificate data (1993-1995; n = 37021) were used to analyze pre- and post-program implementation changes in adequacy of prenatal care utilization. Logistic regression models were used to characterize the variation in prenatal care adequacy as a function of both time and the various covariates. RESULTS: Adequacy of prenatal care utilization for Medicaid patients improved significantly after implementation of the program, from 57.1% to 62.1% (odds ratio [OR] = 1.2, 95% confidence interval [CI] = 1.1, 1.3). After the program was implemented, Medicaid patients who went to private physicians' offices for prenatal care were 1.4 times as likely as before to receive adequate prenatal care (OR = 1.4, 95% CI = 1.2, 1.7). CONCLUSIONS: Unlike many other Medicaid expansions for pregnant women, the RIte Care program in Rhode Island has resulted in significant improvement in adequacy of prenatal care utilization for its enrollees. This improvement was due to specific program interventions that addressed and changed organizational and delivery system barriers to care.  (+info)

A conflict of strategies: Medicaid managed care and Medicaid maximization. (5/437)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of state strategies aimed at increasing federal Medicaid matching dollars on the design of states' Medicaid managed care programs. STUDY DESIGN: Data obtained from the 1996-1997 case studies of 13 states to examine how states have adapted the design of their Medicaid managed care programs in part because of maximization strategies, to accommodate the many roles and responsibilities that Medicaid has assumed over the years. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Our study showed that as states made the shift to managed care, some found that the responsibilities undertaken in part through maximization strategies proved to be in conflict with their Medicaid managed care initiatives. Among other things, the study revealed that most states included provisions that preserved the health care safety net, such as adapting the managed care benefit package and promoting the participation of safety net providers in managed care programs. In addition, most of the study states continued to pay special subsidies to safety net providers, including hospitals and clinics. CONCLUSIONS: States have made real progress in moving a large number of Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care. At the same time, many states have specially crafted their managed care programs to accommodate safety net providers and existing funding mechanisms. By making these adaptations states, in the long run, may compromise the central goals of managed care: controlling costs and improving Medicaid beneficiaries' access to and quality of care.  (+info)

Medical records and privacy: empirical effects of legislation. (6/437)

OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of state legislation requiring patient informed consent prior to medical record abstraction by external researchers for a specific study. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: Informed consent responses obtained from November 1997 through April 1998 from members of a Minnesota-based IPA model health plan. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive case study of consent to gain access to medical records for a pharmaco-epidemiologic study of seizures associated with use of a pain medication that was conducted as part of the FDA's post-marketing safety surveillance program to evaluate adverse events associated with approved drugs. DATA COLLECTION: The informed consent process approved by an institutional review board consisted of three phases: (1) a letter from the health plan's medical director requesting participation, (2) a second mailing to nonrespondents, and (3) a follow-up telephone call to nonrespondents. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Of 140 Minnesota health plan members asked to participate in the medical records study, 52 percent (73) responded and 19 percent (26) returned a signed consent form authorizing access to their records for the study. For 132 study subjects enrolled in five other health plans in states where study-specific consent was not required, health care providers granted access to patient medical records for 93 percent (123) of the members. CONCLUSION: Legislation requiring patient informed consent to gain access to medical records for a specific research study was associated with low participation and increased time to complete that observational study. Efforts to protect patient privacy may come into conflict with the ability to produce timely and valid research to safeguard and improve public health.  (+info)

Access to care for the uninsured: is access to a physician enough? (7/437)

OBJECTIVES: This study examined a private-sector, statewide program (Kentucky Physicians Care) of care for uninsured indigent persons regarding provision of preventive services. METHODS: A survey was conducted of a stratified random sample of 2509 Kentucky adults (811 with private insurance, 849 Medicaid recipients, 849 Kentucky Physicians Care recipients). RESULTS: The Kentucky Physicians Care group had significantly lower rates of receipt of preventive services. Of the individuals in this group, 52% cited cost as the primary reason for not receiving mammography, and 38% had not filled prescribed medicines in the previous year. CONCLUSIONS: Providing free access to physicians fills important needs but is not sufficient for many uninsured patients to receive necessary preventive services.  (+info)

Medicaid managed care payment rates in 1998. (8/437)

This paper reports on a new survey of state Medicaid managed care payment rates. We collected rate data for Medicaid's Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and poverty-related populations and made adjustments to make the data comparable across states. The results show a slightly more than twofold variation in capitation rates among states, caused primarily by fee-for-service spending levels and demographics. There is a very low correlation between the variation in Medicaid capitation rates among states and the variations in Medicare's adjusted average per capita cost. The data are not sufficient to answer questions about the adequacy of rates but should help to further policy discussions and research.  (+info)

YES on HR 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010(Obamacare). YES on HR 2, the Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization and Expansion (2009), a bill to expand the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP).. YES on HR 3162, the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), a 2007 bill to expand the Childrens Health Insurance Program.. YES on H Amdt 728, the Federal Health Plan Contraceptive Coverage Amendment (1998), an amendment to prohibit funding for any federal health plan that does not offer contraceptive coverage, with an exception made for certain religious-based plans.. IMMIGRATION, NATIONALITY, & ENGLISH LANGUAGE ISSUES. NO on HR 3009, the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act (2015), a bill to cut off federal funding to state or local governments that restrict law enforcement from inquiring about an individuals citizenship or immigration status.. NO on HR 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act of 2014, a bill to prohibit ...
As states continue to refine their SCHIP programs, the Academy suggests that the following principles and implementation and evaluation strategies be incorporated in their efforts:. 1.. Expand Comprehensive Coverage. SCHIP programs should provide comprehensive, quality health care coverage to the largest number of uninsured children possible.. A.. Congress should expand SCHIP to allow states to include children through 21 years of age. States should adopt the highest income eligibility allowable and should discontinue asset testing to determine eligibility. To reach even more children, more flexible income limits should be considered.. B.. States should allow adolescent emancipated minors to be evaluated for SCHIP eligibility based on their own income.22. C.. States should consider offering a SCHIP buy-in option for children whose family incomes are above their states SCHIP eligibility level but who do not have access to or cannot afford comprehensive private insurance.. D.. States should ...
If you want a picture of American healthcare, in all its excellence and squalor, there it is: The best doctors, the latest technology, six weeks of hospital care for a sick boy, at a cost of $250,000-in a country that cant find $80 to fix a toothache.
If you want a picture of American healthcare, in all its excellence and squalor, there it is: The best doctors, the latest technology, six weeks of hospital care for a sick boy, at a cost of $250,000-in a country that cant find $80 to fix a toothache.
Key Findings:  May 2005Joyce, T. and A. Racineble for Medicaid. SCHIP mandates that all state plans cover the cost and administration of childhood vaccines. Whether SCHIP has narrowed immunization coverage rates between near-poor and nonpoor
I am concerned that not only is SCHIP a socialistic program but look at the title of it. The word CHIP is embedded in the title. This whole push for socialized medicine (Michael Moore being one of the pushers)is a very dangerous prospect. As our health system stands right now, it is controlled by the corporations which IS the government. The corporations are meshed with the government. I think thats called fascism. On the one hand Michael Moore tells us how horrible our healthcare system is and that it is the fault of the corporations. Then he tells us that we need government run healthcare......which is ONE with the corporations. This makes no sense. Michael Moore appears to be controlled opposition. He is making the people think that the Elites solution (government controlled health care) is their idea so we will end up clamoring for it and accepting it. ...
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Although many families with low incomes are eligible for various health insurance programs, more than three of five eligible children are not enrolled in Medicaid or the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Churning in enrollment is also common: over half of low-income family members who repeatedly experience periods without coverage leave Medicaid and then re-enroll later. Focusing on eight states, this project will examine factors that affect program enrollment and coverage stability, including a new federal rule requiring people to document their citizenship when applying for or renewing Medicaid coverage. In Phase 1, state officials and others convened to discuss the implications of the new citizenship documentation requirements and how these effects might be measured. In Phase 2, the researchers will analyze administrative data to determine the impact of the new Medicaid rule and other factors. Findings will inform debate over extending public coverage to a greater number of ...
Feb 4, 2009. H.R. 2 (111th). To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to extend and improve the Childrens Health Insurance Program, and for other purposes. In, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.
Most low-income households now have access to public programs but many fail to take advantage of them. Virtually all children from low-income families are now eligible for Medicaid or the various State Childrens Health Insurance Programs (SCHIP). Yet the parents of about 7.7 million eligible children failed to enroll them. The Urban Institute found that 88 percent of these parents knew about the health insurance programs for poor children, but less than one-fourth had ever attempted to enroll their children or even inquire about the programs. The Urban Institute found that 40 percent of those who had not inquired and 16 percent who inquired and didnt apply said they did not need or want the programs ...
On December 3, 2014, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee convened a hearing entitled The Future of the Childrens Health Insurance Program. Witnesses for the hearing included Evelyne Baumrucker, Health Financing Analyst at the Congressional Research Service (CRS); Alison Mitchell, Health Care Financing Analyst at CRS; Carolyn Yocom, Director of Health Care at the Government Accountability Office (GAO); and Anne Schwartz, PhD, Executive Director of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). During the hearing Members and witnesses discussed the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was created in 1997 and reauthorized by the Childrens Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) in 2009. The 2010 ACA contained provisions to extend CHIP funding until September 30, 2015, and required states to maintain eligibility standards through 2019. On July 29, 2014, the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the ...
1. Find the Web site for Californias health department. 2. Summarize eligibility criteria for the Medicaid program in your state of residence. 3. Describe your States Childrens Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). What is it.
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This final rule sets forth the State requirements to provide information to us for purposes of estimating improper payments in Medicaid and SCHIP. The Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) requires heads of Federal agencies to estimate and report to the Congress annually these...
The program, known as the State Childrens Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP, was vetoed Wednesday morning as the president affirmed that the program expansion would be too costly. Bush said it was reaching limits beyond its original objective.. The president said that several states are spending more money on adults than children. He also declared that the proposal could have possibly allowed children in families earning as much as $83,000 a year to receive coverage under the program, which diverts them away from private health insurance.. That doesnt sound poor to me, Bush said. The policies of the government ought to be: help poor children and to focus on poor children. And the policies of the government ought to be: help people find private insurance, not federal coverage. And thats where the philosophical divide comes in.. Bush added that the bill passed by Congress manifests the desire by some in Washington, D.C. to federalize health care. I dont think that is good for the ...
As Republicans in Congress continue efforts to pass tax reform, the November Kaiser Health Tracking Poll examines views of the plans and how they relate to health care issues. Overall, reforming the tax code is seen as a top priority for President Trump and Congress by about three in ten (28 percent), falling well-behind several health care issues such as reauthorizing funding for the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (62 percent) and stabilizing the ACA marketplaces (48 percent). In addition, the majority of the public (55 percent) support the idea of eliminating the requirement for all Americans to have health insurance or else pay a fine as part of the Republican tax plan, however views vary party. In contrast, the majority of the public (68 percent), including majorities across parties, oppose eliminating the tax deduction for individuals who have high health care costs. The poll also takes an early look at the publics views of the potential consequence of Congress not ...
Quality of care, Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), as well as Medicare integrity are among the most significant management and performance challenges facing the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Kimmel was returning to his late-night show after taking a week off for the boys second heart surgery.. His voice cracking at times, Kimmel gave a monologue calling on the US Congress to restore a childrens health insurance programme that has recently lapsed.. He said it was disgusting that politicians had prioritised getting tax cuts for their billionaire and millionaire donors.. Kimmels son, Billy, had surgery soon after he was born in April and the eight-month-old had another operation last week.. The host wants US politicians to restore the Childrens Health Insurance Program, which has been unfunded since September because of a political stalemate.. Kimmel said the programme had covered nine million children and was in place for several decades.. However, he said it was now on the backburner while they (politicians) work out their new tax plans, which means parents of children with cancer, diabetes and heart problems are about to get letters saying their coverage could be cut off ...
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Connecticuts next Governor will face significant challenges in health care as well as exciting new tools and opportunities under national and state health reform efforts. The candidates have both now released their plans. Click here for Dan Malloys plan and here for Tom Foleys plan.Join us for a webinar with Dan Malloy and Nancy Wyman…. Read More ...
Yesterday, after a three-day federal government shutdown, Congress passed a continuing resolution (CR) bill that was quickly signed into law to keep the federal government operating through Feb. 8, 2018. After months of delay, Congress included new, long-term funding for the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the CR. Since September 2017, when consistent federal […]. Read More ...
The Bush administration, engaged in a battle with Congress over whether a popular childrens health insurance program should be expanded, has announced new policies that will make it harder for
This fall, a decade-long campaign to trim federal health spending managed to successfully disrupt federal health care programs.. Unfortunately, the target fell on the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP), community health centers (CHCs), and chronic disease prevention programs.. ...
HelpingYouCare® (.com and .org) has added a new resource on U.S. State by State health and healthcare comparisons and rankings. The new National - U.S. State by State Health & Healthcare Comparisons and Rankings resource is located in the VoicesForCare™ section of the HelpingYouCare® website. It includes articles and information comparing and ranking the 50 U.S. States with respect to health statistics and health care systems and rankings.. This adds a focus on U.S. State by State health comparisons to the International Health Care Compare resource that is also featured in a National & International - Health Care Compare section of the HelpingYouCare® website.. Among the recent articles featured in the new National - U.S. State by State Health & Healthcare Comparisons and Rankings resource are:. New Report on Americas Health Rankings Indicates Progress But Troubling Challenges. CDC Launches Sortable Database of Health Stats by State and Region. Doctor Shortage: Which States Have the Fewest ...
Stopgap funding for the Childrens Health Insurance Program expires Jan. 19. Soon thereafter, states will begin to cut coverage as money runs out, experts say.
Since FY04, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has used an online data application system through our security portal to collect student data information about our state-funded Academic Support grant programs with fund codes 596/597, 594/624, 619/592, and 632/625. Application in this sense means a web-based tool that allows districts and other organizations to view and update information about students who are eligible to receive services through state-funded Academic Support grants. While this online application is more user-friendly for most districts, the Department also allows districts the option of downloading a prescribed excel template, completing required data elements and then uploading the revised excel file into the portal. This entire process is designed to make it easier for grantees to submit required information, to have the shared information be secure from outsiders, and to help the Department more efficiently and effectively collect and analyze data. ...
A state program that provides health coverage to about 102,000 low-wage workers lacks oversight and direction, according an independent audit. The Basic Health Plan is too focused on process rather than health outcome, and it fails to adequately monitor the companies it pays, according to the report approved Wednesday by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee. According to the auditors, Basic Health suffers from:
The law states that school districts with less than 500 employees have to go into the state plan. However, for districts who employ between 500 and 1,000 employees like Tomball, the legislature has given them a choice. The deadline to decide is Sept. 30. If a school was larger than 1,000 employees they had no choice. They will not be allowed in the state plan for three years.. ...
State Health Facts provides free, up-to-date, health data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the United States, counties, territories, and other geographies. State Health Facts provides users with the ability to map, rank, trend, and download data. Data come from a variety of public and private sources, including KFF reports, public websites, government surveys and reports, and private organizations.
WASHINGTON - Two-year old Bethany Wilkerson was making such a healthy, happy ruckus during a Capitol Hill rally, Oct. 16, that her mother, Dara, had to hand her over to the childs father so she could appeal to Congress to override President Bushs veto of the State Childrens Health Insuran...
Human Patient Simulations: Evaluation of Self-Efficacy and Anxiety in Clinical Skills Performance: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2237-9.ch020: The relationship between self-efficacy (self-confidence) and anxiety levels, and the use of Human Patient Simulations (HPS) as a teaching-learning strategy
The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) is a medical assistance program for low-income Oregonians administered by the Oregon Health Authority. Covered benefits in the OHP Plus package include physician services, hospital services, limited dental, mental health, immunizations, prescriptions, family planning services, maternity, and most preventive services.
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Among the conclusions of the June 2013 MACPAC report is that more research is needed on how nonphysician practitioners could improve access to care for Medicaid enrollees with disabilities. The Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP last week. The report, issued annually, includes a chapter on access to care for adults with disabilities. Based on large-scale population surveys, provider and stakeholder data, consumer interviews and other qualitative data, and state Medicaid program data, MACPAC reported that access to health care among Medicaid-only enrollees with disabilities is comparable to that of other insured persons with disabilities; that unmet need among Medicaid-only enrollees with disabilities is lower than that of individuals with disabilities covered by private insurance or Medicare only; and that preventive services are underused among Medicaid enrollees with ...
There are currently two public health insurance options available to United States children, Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The programs are similar in that they both target improvements in childrens health through increased access to medical care. Program participation, however, may impact the labor market decisions of participant families.
On Monday Aug. 31, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a list of proposed benchmark health plans for each state for coverage beginning in January, 2017. The proposed benchmark plans will assure that eye exams and eyeglasses are covered for children in all states. All health plans offering small group coverage (up to 100 employees) or individual coverage are required to provide these essential benefits, posted here: More specifically, pediatric vision benefits were included in the existing coverage of the proposed benchmark plans in 30 states (including Washington DC). If the selected benchmark plan did not include coverage for pediatric vision services, then the states were required to supplement their benchmark plan with the benefits covered by Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), which covers annual eye exams and eyeglasses, or the states Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ...
With economic, political, and historical problems facing a campaign for single payer, isnt it time to settle for a second best plan and isnt the plan of Barack Obama, the Democratic Party nominee, an excellent choice for second best? The first thing to look for in a reform plan is its potential to do some good. Second, will the means it adopts stand the test of time?. Obamas plan would indeed do some good by making timely health care available to more people. It would give people who cannot afford health insurance a government subsidy to use in buying health insurance, provided they are not eligible for Medicaid or State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). This would give many people the health care that they might otherwise wait too long to seek. The subsidy for the uninsured would be on a sliding scale up to the highest income for eligibility. Except for children, however, Obamas plan does not mandate insurance for anyone. How many uninsured will buy insurance then depends on how ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.. ...
Previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration, the CMS is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.. ...
Health care reform is a change to health policies on a national level. Health care reform consists of improving health care and its quality, improving the quality of specialists, and allowing more citizens to receive health care by having little or no cost at all. Americans should care about how health care reform was created, and the adverse effect on the different classes of people. Health care reform was discussed about in the United States by political figures such as President Bill Clinton (1997) when state children health insurance programs were implemented. On March 21st, 2010 President Obama implemented legislation that intended to cover 32 million uninsured people. Health care reform consists of these key parts, setting the agenda, formulating policy, and adopting policy. These procedures were necessary to produce positive outcomes for health care reform. The rules and procedures used to pass health care reform in 2010 were necessary to create these policies ...
The census data also found that 11.7 percent of U.S. children under 18 lacked health insurance, compared with 10.9 percent in 2005. In a statement released Tuesday, the executive director of the American Public Health Association, Georges Benjamin, observed, This is a travesty.. Tragically, our children share the burden. 8.7 million children-or more than one in 10-were uninsured in 2006, up from 8 million, he continued. Access to health care is critical, especially for children. Children who are uninsured are more than three times less likely to have seen a doctor in the last year and have a higher incidence of preventable disease than insured children.. The data served to add more voices to an already contentious debate in Washington regarding Congress reauthorization of the State Childrens Health Insurance Program, designed with the goal of expanding health insurance to children whose families earn too much money to be eligible for Medicaid, but not enough money to purchase private ...
Federal Means-Tested Public Benefits. To date, Federal agencies administering benefit programs have determined that Federal means-tested public benefits include Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)... State Means-Tested Public Benefits. Each State will determine which, if any, of its public benefits are means-tested. If a State determines that it has programs which meet this definition, it is encouraged to provide notice to the public on which programs are included. Check with the State public assistance office to determine which, if any, State assistance programs have been determined to be State means-tested public benefits... Programs Not Included: The following Federal and State programs are not included as means-tested benefits: emergency Medicaid; short-term, non-cash emergency relief; services provided under the National School Lunch and Child Nutrition Acts; ...
This bill, the Healthy California Act, would create the Healthy California program to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state. The bill, among other things, would provide that the program cover a wide range of medical benefits and other services and would incorporate the health care benefits and standards of other existing federal and state provisions, including, but not limited to, the states Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medi-Cal, ancillary health care or social services covered by regional centers for persons with developmental disabilities, Knox-Keene, and the federal Medicare program. The bill would require the board to seek all necessary waivers, approvals, and agreements to allow various existing federal health care payments to be paid to the Healthy California program, which would then assume responsibility for all benefits and services previously paid for with ...
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When the first President Bush called for a thousand points of light, Democrats chuckled at the metaphor and saw his calls for volunteerism as an inexpensive way to keep his promise to create a kinder, gentler nation. Utahs Hatch has worked with his Democratic friend from Massachusetts so often and so respectfully that when he describes their joint bills - the most famous is the State Childrens Health Insurance Program - he insists on referring to them in one big mouthful as Kennedy-Hatch-Hatch-Kennedy. [...] the service idea is rooted in the best and most communitarian forms of both conservatism and progressivism. Why would Republicans and conservatives support this bill? Hatch asked during an interview, and then he answered, noting that it promotes help for faith-based as well as secular groups and gives a vital role to state governments. [...] he is positively tender when he describes visiting Habitat for Humanity projects, meeting with Teach for America volunteers, or spending time with
1115 Managed Medical Assistance Waiver The Managed Medical Assistance program provides primary and acute medical care, and behavioral health and dental services for the majority of Medicaid recipients. Recipients receive their services through competitively selected health plans.. 1115 Family Planning Waiver. The family planning waiver provides family planning and family planning-related services to all women of child bearing ages (14-55) losing Medicaid coverage, who have a family income at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level and who are not otherwise eligible for Medicaid, Childrens Health Insurance Program, or other health insurance coverage providing family planning services. Coverage is available for up to two years after loss of Medicaid eligibility.. ...
Term ends December 31, 2019. David Bangsberg, MSc, MD, MPH is an Oregon native and the Founding Dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. He was previously a Professor at Harvard School of Medicine and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. After completing a Masters Degree in Philosophy of Science from Kings College London and MD at Johns Hopkins. He completed his medical residency at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in north Harlem to care for patients afflicted by urban poverty and HIV. Upon moving to the University of California, San Francisco and completing fellowships in infectious disease and AIDS prevention as well as Masters Degrees in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, he became the leading expert in HIV and homelessness. He then turned to sub-Saharan Africa to find that the poorest HIV-infected people in the world had some of the highest levels of HIV treatment adherence. His work was described by President Bill Clinton as the nail in the coffin on ...
The Board is using community feedback gathered at listening sessions to shape recommendations to the Legislature and OHA regarding the future of Oregons coordinated care organizations. The following meetings were held in 2016:. ...
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President Donald Trump contradicted his own administration on Thursday when he tweeted that funding for the Childrens Health Insurance Program should not be included in a short-term plan to fund the government.
N = non-preferred. Non-preferred drugs listed as N but without clinical drug use criteria are subject to the Non-Preferred Drugs in Select PDL Classes prior authorization criteria. New drugs will be listed as N until reviewed by the P&T Committee and are subject to the New Drug Policy ...
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2013, 2014. This dataset is a de-identified summary table of prevalence rates for vision and eye health data indicators from the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data. Medicaid MAX are a set of de-identified person-level data files with information on Medicaid eligibility, service utilization, diagnoses, and payments. The MAX data contain a convenience sample of claims processed by Medicaid and Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) fee for service and managed care plans. Not all states are included in MAX in all years, and as of November 2019, 2014 data is the latest available. Prevalence estimates are stratified by all available combinations of age group, gender, and state. Detailed information on VEHSS Medicare analyses can be found on the VEHSS Medicaid MAX webpage ( Information on available Medicare claims data can be found on the ResDac website ( The VEHSS Medicaid MAX dataset was last updated November 2019 ...
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The year 2014 was the first year of the Affordable Care Acts (ACAs) broad expansion of Medicaid to individuals up to 138% of the federal poverty level. Despite the fact that 22 states have yet to agree to the expansion, Medicaid enrollment has surged. By December 2014, 70 million individuals-about one in five Americans-were enrolled in Medicaid or its sister program, the Childrens Health Insurance Program, an increase of 11 million from mid-2013.1
CHDIs IMPACT, Promoting Childrens Health in Early Care and Education Settings by Supporting Health Consultation, summarizes research on the role and benefits of health consultation in early learning settings, and reviews policies, regulations, training, and payment structures used in Connecticut and other states. The IMPACT also provides a framework for Connecticut to integrate health into early learning systems by utilizing the opportunities presented as part of State health reform efforts.
Fee Waiver Options. Did you know the CSU provides a fee waiver benefit to its employees? Details about the fee waiver program, instructions and options are available online. The CSU, Chico Employee Fee Waiver Application filing period for Spring (and Winter*) 2018 terms is October 2 through November 3, 2017. One application form is required for each term of enrollment. As a reminder, course fees can be waived for up to two courses, but the maximum amount of release time an employee can request is equal to one course.. Return completed forms to the Human Resources Services Center, Kendall Hall Room 220, campus zip 0010, by Friday, November 4, 2016. If you have questions, please review the website, e-mail [email protected], or call ext. 6771.. * Winter courses at CSU, Chico are not state-funded and, as such, do not qualify for the fee waiver program. Courses during summer terms at other CSU campuses may or may not be state-funded. Please check with the campus offering the course to confirm. ...
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Meridian Health to buy Compuware building in Detroit". Crain's Detroit Business. November 17, 2014. "Meridian Health plans move ... Wayne State University Press. ISBN 0-8143-3270-6. One Campus Campus Martius - Bedrock Real Estate Services Downtown Detroit ... The building was sold in a joint venture to Dan Gilbert's real estate group Bedrock Real Estate and Meridian Health for $142 ... The building now has Quicken Loans, Microsoft, Meridian Health, Plante Moran and Compuware as its major tenants. The building ...
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National Academy for State Health Policy. "Medicaid Enrollment in Comprehensive Managed Care Plans by Type". statehealthfacts. ... States were motivated to implement PCCM programs for several reasons: States wanted to increase access to health care. State ... Some states perform all these programs in-house using state employees; other states contract out all or some of these functions ... National Academy for State Health Policy for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant ...
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In a fifteen-day session, the General Assembly passed a plan that allocated $190 million more to health insurance for state ... In the second half of 2004, Fletcher proposed changes to the health benefits of state workers and retirees. Fletcher's plan ... Brammer, Jack; Ryan Alessi (2004-10-20). "Health Plan Passes - Strike is Canceled; Teachers Vote Not to Walk Out; State ... To improve the state's management of Medicaid, he rolled back some of the program's requirements and unveiled a plan to focus ...
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"New York State Trauma Centers". Archived from the original on 2020-03-31. Retrieved 2020-05-13. "RMHNY - ... The plan called for a 10-floor, 155,000 square foot building with separate dedicated pediatric units for critically ill ... The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is one of the largest providers of pediatric health services in New York state. The ... The hospital is a member of the Montefiore health network and is the only children's hospital in the network. The hospital ...
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Leiner indicated that it plans to explore debt restructuring and a sale of the company, and will continue normal operations ... in what the United States Department of Justice termed the largest criminal antitrust conspiracy ever uncovered. On March 10, ... "In the Matter of LEINER HEALTH PRODUCTS, INC". Retrieved June 4, 2006. "CPSC, Leiner Health Products Announce Recall ... Leiner Health Products was a company based in Carson, California, and was one of America's largest manufacturers of vitamins, ...
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The landlady sends out a notice stating that pets are forbidden in the apartments but Chi wants to go outside and visit the ... Summer has come and the Yamadas plan to have nagashi-soumen, which is noodles eaten straight from water flowing through little ... It's time for Chi's health checkup, but how to smuggle her out?. ...
"San Francisco State University. Retrieved 2010-05-02.. *^ San Antonio Rose: The Life And Music Of Bob Wills. Charles R. ... Throughout the 1950s, he struggled with poor health and tenuous finances, but continued to perform frequently despite the ... announced plans to create a feature-length documentary about the life and music of Bob Wills. The documentary will be titled ... " Retrieved 2015-10-07.. *^ "Inductee Explorer , Rock & Roll Hall of Fame". Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. ...
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The state legislature of the US state of New Jersey votes to legalize same-sex civil unions following a court order in October ... Hell, he had a New Years Eve show planned in NYC! I don't know who removed him, but I think he should be there. But, of course ... He was a) not in power at the time of his death, b) not really sudden or tragic (being 93, and having health problems for the ... Former heads of state/govt may be included regardless (as long as their page is well updated). If anyone has any ideas how to ...
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Chief of Staff: Prewar Plans and Preparations. United States Army in World War II. Washington D.C.: United States Army Center ... Biographical Sketches of the United States Army's Senior Officer. Washington, D.C.: United States Army Center of Military ... The Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) is a statutory office (10 U.S.C. § 3033) held by a four-star general in the United States ... "Commanding Generals and Chiefs of Staff 1775-2005: Portraits & Biographical Sketches of the United States Army's Senior Officer ...
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... family planning and health survey: (NFHS, 1991). Kathmandu Nepal. 1993. "Annual Report 2013/2014" (PDF). Ministry of Health and ... "Health Profile: Nepal" (PDF). United States Agency for International Development. March 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) ... The demand for health services is further lowered by the lack of health education. Reproductive health care is neglected, ... Rural health facilities often lack adequate funding. In 2003, Nepal had ten health centers, 83 hospitals, 700 health posts, and ...
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  • Two states have halted Medicaid expansion plans, and a fight over the public option has been put on hold. (
  • As the prognosis for a quick economic recovery remains uncertain, some states facing massive revenue declines - including California, New York and Ohio - have already made or planned Medicaid cuts as millions of newly jobless Americans are expected to strain the safety net health care program for the poor. (
  • When a state wants to change any of the Medicaid/CHIP benefits it offers or change the way in which services are offered, it must submit a State Plan Amendment. (
  • A state can also request CMS to waive certain federal requirements to allow greater flexibility or expand the Medicaid populations it serves. (
  • The CMS website provides more information about Medicaid and CHIP State Plans and Medicaid demonstration waivers . (
  • Generally, the idea is for the government to create a health insurance program to compete with the private marketplace, one that, unlike Medicaid and Medicare, would be available to all. (
  • Washington's embrace of a public option comes as Democratic candidates for president are talking about "Medicare for All" proposals and some states are considering letting people buy in to Medicaid. (
  • The 850-plus bed facility in Lakewood also lost its certification by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and federal funding after it repeatedly failed health and safety inspections. (
  • Medicaid is a federal insurance program that is administered at the state level. (
  • Both Medicare and Medicaid programs provide health insurance at lower costs than private health insurance policies. (
  • Gov. Cuomo warned Wednesday of potential state income tax hikes of 10 to 26 percent to cover the costs of a massive Medicaid bill in the new GOP health care plan . (
  • For the second day in a row, Cuomo slammed an amendment to the proposed plan to overhaul ObamaCare that would force the state to pick up $2.3 billion in Medicaid costs in 2020 that are now paid by New York's counties outside New York City. (
  • Either, we could pass on the devastating cuts to our hospitals, nursing homes and the 40% of New Yorkers who currently receive Medicaid and health benefits. (
  • In an effort to ramp up the pressure to scuttle the controversial Medicaid amendment that targets only New York and the overall House GOP health plan, Cuomo's office released the potential impact reductions could have on hospitals in the districts of New York's Republican congressional representatives. (
  • Former Gov. Mario Cuomo - the father of the current governor, Andrew - proposed a gradual state takeover of growing Medicaid costs from New York City and other localities in 1991. (
  • In recent years, the state has assumed more of the costs of Medicaid. (
  • Andrew Cuomo capped the Medicaid costs to localities and the state now pays for spending growth in the program. (
  • Gov. Cuomo said his position of a state Medicaid takeover is consisted with his dad's. (
  • As it stands, he said, providers often take a mix of Medicaid or Medicare patients and patients with private insurance, with the higher-paying private plans balancing out the lower-paying public ones. (
  • Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs) enroll individuals who are entitled to both Medicare and medical assistance from a state Medicaid plan. (
  • Many states already leverage Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans (D-SNPs ) to better manage care for individuals enrolled in both Medicare and state Medicaid programs. (
  • The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), with support from The SCAN Foundation , convened state policymakers at its recent annual conference to explore these new opportunities, highlight Medicare/Medicaid integration efforts in leading states, and explore what internal state capacity is needed to successfully address the needs of dual-eligible beneficiaries across programs. (
  • Individuals covered by both Medicare and Medicaid present unique challenges for state policymakers. (
  • Arizona's D-SNP plans must be contracted "companion" plans with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the state's Medicaid agency. (
  • This and other contract features help encourage member enrollment in the same health plan for both Medicare and Medicaid services. (
  • States emphasized the need to have subject matter expertise within a state Medicaid agency. (
  • However, there are multiple factors to consider, some of which are new now that state health systems are expected to make eligibility determinations for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and marketplace subsidies. (
  • Most, if not all, states have used one integrated system to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and other means-tested public service programs. (
  • For these states, an integrated enrollment system for health coverage programs became the goal to ensure applicants could be screened simultaneously for Medicaid, CHIP, and marketplace subsidies in a way that appeared seamless for consumers. (
  • The column's release comes a week before states must submit amended ACA benchmark plan proposals to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the 2023 plan year. (
  • NCQA studied 1,429 health plans and rated 1,062: 498 private (commercial), 386 Medicare and 178 Medicaid. (
  • Additionally, he recently led the implementation of the Department s Population Health Data Analytics module to support Montana s Medicaid program. (
  • Marie Zimmerman oversee and lead the major functions Minnesota s Medicaid program, Medical Assistance, and its Basic Health Plan, MinnesotaCare, the program which provide health coverage to 1.2 million Minnesotans. (
  • For certain men and women who lack insurance coverage, Medicaid family planning waivers help provide family planning and sexual health services free of charge. (
  • The KY Medicaid KCHIP State Plan is available in Portable Document Format (PDF), which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. (
  • The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was signed into law in 1997 and provides federal matching funds to states to provide health coverage to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but who can't afford private coverage. (
  • The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is encouraging enrollees of two of its Medicaid programs to update any out-of-date addresses to ensure their transition to full coverage benefits under expanded Medicaid when those services go live on July 1. (
  • Enrollees of the Take Charge Plus and Greater New Orleans Community Health Connection programs do not need to apply to enroll in the expanded Medicaid program and be eligible for full benefits, but address information must be current. (
  • Here's your Apple Health (Medicaid) 101. (
  • Medicaid provides health care for people who meet federal income requirements. (
  • Medicaid is the federal name for the program, while Apple Health is what Medicaid is called in the state of Washington . (
  • What's the difference between Medicaid and Apple Health? (
  • Medicaid and Apple Health are names for the same program. (
  • Apple Health is what Medicaid is called in the state of Washington . (
  • We work with the state to offer health care plans to Apple Health (Medicaid) and Medicare recipients. (
  • Officials with the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Massachusetts Medical Society and Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization expressed concerns about the potential impacts of the bill's proposed Medicaid program changes and funding cuts, elimination of ACA coverage mandates and other things. (
  • Stressing that the MMS believes all Americans should have access to health benefits that cover their needs, he argued that lawmakers "cannot forget that patients who are covered by Medicaid are a part of the overall health care system. (
  • Jeffrey Hulburt, president and CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization -- a value-based physician and hospital network and an Accountable Care Organization in Massachusetts, meanwhile, cautioned that the Medicaid cuts proposed in the Senate GOP bill could derail progress the state has made in overhauling how it delivers and pays for low-income health care. (
  • The state could lose even more if a proposal is enacted to place caps on Medicaid spending and make it more a block grant program that would likely reduce federal health care spending to the state, he said. (
  • Through a state financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid, you may be able to access the addiction treatment services that will guide you along the road to long term health and recovery. (
  • Using a state financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid can increase the number of choices you have in terms of addiction treatment. (
  • The important thing is to ensure that you are qualified for state financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid. (
  • Overall, a state financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid can be an effective way to pay for your addiction treatment at a qualified alcohol and drug rehab center located in Vermont. (
  • For members of the Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA), I recently conducted a webinar on State Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans. (
  • For a variety of reasons, Medicaid health plans are better positioned for the Exchange plan market than many commercial plans. (
  • It was part of a series of webinars by Sellers Dorsey for Medicaid health plan leaders. (
  • Sellers Dorsey's other webinar topics included (1) grants and demonstrations under health reform law (PPACA), (2) Medicaid expansion , and (3) Medicaid drug rebate . (
  • State Exchanges will serve as a new, additional gateway to Medicaid and CHIP. (
  • Working with state Medicaid agencies, State Exchanges will screen all individuals who apply for Exchange coverage for eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP. (
  • Beginning July 1, 2020, a $2,500 benefit for hearing instruments and related services every 24 months is available through all plans when a hearing care professional prescribes a hearing instrument. (
  • That plunges the state into a national debate over the future of health care, and especially the meaning of universal health care, a phrase used by most of the Democratic hopefuls in the 2020 presidential election. (
  • The State Plan is up to date as of January 21, 2020, and will be updated with all State Plan Amendments as soon as they are approved. (
  • Sept. 17, 2020 Today is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day Physician suicide is a tremendous issue in health care today. (
  • The implementation framework for the coalition is based on Healthy CT 2020: The Connecticut State Health Assessment (SHA) and Connecticut State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) . (
  • He said an analysis by the state Health Department found more than 1 million New Yorkers would face a significant loss in health care coverage and that $4.5 billion in costs would be shifted from the feds on to the state, counties and hospitals over the next four years, including $2.4 billion annually once the new program is in place starting in 2020. (
  • Consumers will be able to enroll in public option health plans starting on Nov. 1, 2020, with coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2021. (
  • These accounts are for insurance premiums, and medical (or dependent care) expenses not covered by your insurance, from which you can be reimbursed throughout the plan year or claim period as you incur the expenses. (
  • More than a third of New Jersey counties and towns are wasting millions of dollars on health insurance brokers and premiums when switching to the state's plan would be cheaper, a new audit has found. (
  • Even sponsors of the legislation acknowledge the state plans may save consumers only 5-10% on their premiums. (
  • Charge higher rates, beyond those permissible under the ACA, based on factors such as age, gender, occupation, and group size, so long as the association does not use the "health status" of member groups to determine eligibility, premiums, or benefits. (
  • The insurance commission in Maryland has told insurers renewing policies to inform customers that they may be better off with a new plan and that their renewed plan may be subject to higher premiums. (
  • In 35 states and the District of Columbia, there are no limits on how high insurers can raise premiums based on a person's state of health. (
  • Only New Jersey, New York and Washington require insurers to spend at least 75 percent of premiums on health care. (
  • The report discusses each of these factors and finds that even after controlling for differences among states in average health plan richness and enrollee households size, a large range in premiums across the states remains. (
  • One factor underlying differences in per-employee premiums is variation in "plan richness," a commonly used term of art within the actuarial community. (
  • In order to receive a larger amount of coverage, State Line, MS individuals will typically be required to pay higher monthly premiums. (
  • The cost of health plan premiums has been rising in double digits almost every year. (
  • Group medical plans are an attractive fringe benefit because personally paid medical insurance premiums and qualified medical expenses are only deductible when they exceed 7.50% of the taxpayer's adjusted gross income. (
  • Prohibits discrimination in eligibility or premiums solely on the basis of an individual's health situation. (
  • But critics of short-term and association plans worry that if too many people sign up for them, ACA premiums could rise further. (
  • But while advocates of these controversial plans tout their lower premiums, some reports indicate that ACA premiums are already starting to stabilize in more than a dozen states. (
  • The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that six states -- Arizona, North Carolina, Texas, Illinois, Iowa and Wyoming -- will likely see a decline in premiums. (
  • And the Kaiser Family Foundation found that insurers in eight other states -- Connecticut, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia -- are also planning on decreasing premiums in at least one of their plans this fall. (
  • If the Trump administration had made fewer changes to the marketplace last year, premiums would have likely decreased by 15 percent or more, according to North Carolina Health News. (
  • Hawaii insurance officials have previously said premiums for state residents would be competitively priced compared with other U.S. states - even cheaper in many cases, according to comparisons with two studies. (
  • In addition to their concerns about fraud, the regulators worry that the association health plans will weaken their insurance markets by siphoning away the healthiest consumers and leaving everyone else with higher premiums. (
  • This lets them keep their premiums lower than other kinds of plans. (
  • If you are only interested in the cost of your health insurance in 2011 (considering cost only when selecting a health insurance plan is not a good idea but perhaps it will make your decision easier), just go to the FedSmith insurance premiums calculator to find the plan that best suits your budget. (
  • Bill Hammond, director of health policy at the Empire Center for Public Policy, warned Thursday that the tax credit provision in the House GOP bill could pose a problem in New York, which since 1992 has barred insurance companies from charging different premiums based on age. (
  • Premiums will change for some plans. (
  • In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom has abandoned plans to extend coverage to 27,000 undocumented immigrant seniors after the pandemic blew a $54 billion hole in the state budget. (
  • Kathleen Sebelius , secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Nevada, New York and Vermont have received new grants to help support the establishment of Affordable Insurance Exchanges. (
  • For 2009-10 sessions, bills to expand use of section 125 cafeteria plans were discussed in at least eight states, including Alaska, California, Iowa (enacted), Kansas, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Washington (as of 12/09). (
  • A handful of states, including Oregon, Maryland, Minnesota and California, are opting to start rating health plans based on quality well before they're required to in 2016 under federal health reform. (
  • Those states and a handful of others, among them Minnesota and California, are opting to do the ratings early, before the federal health law requires them to do so in 2016. (
  • In September 2014, California Governor Brown signed SB-1053 into law, requiring health insurance policies in California to cover all FDA-approved contraceptives drugs, devices, and products, as well as voluntary sterilization procedures, contraceptive education and counseling, and related follow-up services by 2016, with no cost-sharing. (
  • The California law limits the use of reasonable medical management, and goes beyond the Federal requirements by prohibiting non-grandfathered and Medi-Cal plans from imposing cost-sharing requirements or other restrictions or delays in provision of contraceptive benefits. (
  • 1. CIGNA HealthCare of California: CIGNA HealthCare of California wins the crown in the Golden State. (
  • California plans to use its $1 million grant to improve the collection of data on proposed health insurance rate hikes. (
  • This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. (
  • California Healthline is a service of the California Health Care Foundation produced by Kaiser Health News , an editorially independent program of the Kaiser Family Foundation . (
  • Sacramento, CA - A sweeping new healthcare reform plan proposed for California is going to be expensive, but it does contain measures designed to contain costs. (
  • According to a new analysis comparing the two, that puts the California plan ahead of the healthcare reform program approved in Massachusetts two years ago. (
  • Anthony Wright with Health Access California says the pending "California Health Security and Cost Reduction Act" includes cost-containment features that Massachusetts is just now exploring, including lower prescription prices. (
  • What kind of questions should California answer before it considers a state-based single-payer system? (
  • Insurance regulators from blue states such as California, Minnesota and Washington are now raising concerns with the Labor Department. (
  • Jeremy Earl said that 27 states, including California and New York, already have rules stricter than the federal guidelines to assure the network adequacy of health plans. (
  • The Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County, doing business as L.A. Care Health Plan, is an independent, local public agency based in Los Angeles, California, that began operations as a licensed health plan in 1997. (
  • L.A. Care Health Plan (Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County) was created by the State of California to provide health care services for Medi-Cal managed care beneficiaries, uninsured children and other vulnerable populations in Los Angeles County. (
  • After a competitive selection process, Health Net of California was chosen by the State as the "commercial plan," L.A. Care Health Plan was formed as the Local Initiative Health Authority of Los Angeles County, and the Two-Plan Model began to operate in L.A. County. (
  • During its 1997 launch, L.A. Care contracted with seven established health plans, referred to as plan partners: Blue Cross of California (now Anthem), Community Health Plan (CHP), Kaiser Permanente, Care 1st, UHP, Tower Health Plan and Maxicare. (
  • They are Anthem Blue Cross, Kaiser Permanente, and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan (formerly Care 1st). (
  • On October 1 2013, L.A. Care Health Plan launched L.A. Care Covered, a new health plan accredited by the NCQA and selected by Covered California to administer health insurance to Los Angeles County residents. (
  • And in Colorado, the pandemic has stalled a heated legislative debate over a public option to compete with private insurers - a centerpiece of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's health care platform. (
  • Are you a health care worker? (
  • It will not be hard next session to say we need to strive for improvements in access to health care," said state Sen. Kerry Donovan, the bill's sponsor. (
  • We remain deeply committed to providing exceptional customer service, while developing innovative products and services that will translate into better health, better care and lower costs," said John D. Bennett, MD, president and CEO, CDPHP. (
  • Each year, NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. (
  • NCQA's Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. (
  • The plan was developed by the State Health Planning Division which contains clear statements of goals, objectives, criteria, and standards for the purpose of guiding the development of health care programs administered or funded by the State of Tennessee through its departments, agencies, and programs. (
  • Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Americans will have more health insurance choices and the ability to compare insurance plans. (
  • Consumers will be able to learn whether they are eligible for tax credits and cost-sharing reductions, or other health care programs like the Children's Health Insurance Program. (
  • To learn more about your new benefits, your welcome packet, and what to do if you have an urgent health care issue please visit the New to Oregon Health Care web page​. (
  • [1] Yet at the same time, a pre-Affordable Care Act, 2008 report detailed that 43.7 percent of private sector establishments do not offer health insurance. (
  • Designed as an optional feature for employers, cafeteria plans allow employees to pay for a variety of health care expenses without paying any federal tax on those charges. (
  • Will Washington State's New 'Public Option' Plan Reduce Health Care Costs? (
  • But is Washington's approach to individual health care a true public option? (
  • Under Washington's approach, called Cascade Care, the state will not get into the insurance business. (
  • Washington state, Tolbert notes, has a history of leading the way on health care by seeking innovative approaches to expand coverage and ensure affordability. (
  • Inslee said at a news conference in Burien that he wants to change the system from being 'crisis-based' to one that focuses on prevention by providing mental health care to more people. (
  • The governor reiterated his plan to move mental health care away from large institutions to smaller community-based centers. (
  • For over 160 years, we've been delivering customized health care solutions to state and local government employees, with integration to drive down costs. (
  • Together, we'll work on a long-term strategic plan to cut costs, customize acess to care and improve health outcomes for a strong and healthy workforce. (
  • Control rising care costs with features like provider transparency, integrated pharmacy, competitive provider contracts, health expense funds and more. (
  • Improve care and health outcomes with our patented CareEngine ® system, which finds gaps in care to alert attending doctors. (
  • You set the amount that your employees can use to pay for covered health care costs. (
  • It's easy to find care, view claims and store personal health information on their member website. (
  • Access to affordable, customized health care for government employees. (
  • Health information programs provide general health information and are not a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a physician or other health care professional. (
  • Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the onetime candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, proposed what he called "a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care system," and he said 15 Democratic senators supported it. (
  • Important elements in both parties are trying to move beyond President Barack Obama's health care law, which has always been a complicated, politically difficult mix of government and private health insurance. (
  • Heading in the other direction were several Republican senators, led by Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, who would take money spent under the Affordable Care Act and give it to states in the form of block grants. (
  • A bill supported by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina would take money spent under the Affordable Care Act and give it to states in the form of block grants. (
  • With just a handful still working out the details, most states have decided to allow health insurance providers to renew policies that don't meet the new standards required by the Affordable Care Act . (
  • Faced with widespread criticism that millions of Americans faced cancellation of their health-care plans by the end of the year, the Obama administration reversed course last month and gave state insurance departments the option of letting carriers renew policies that don't comply with the ACA. (
  • The change also sent 50 state insurance commissioners-who regulate health-care coverage-back to the drawing board. (
  • Of those that have completed their reviews this week, some 34 states have said insurance carriers can renew policies even if they don't meet the Affordable Care Act guidelines. (
  • Those with plans meeting the coverage level called for under the Affordable Care Act were not subject to cancellation. (
  • Some states cite existing state laws prohibiting renewals, while others have used the occasion to take a swipe at the Affordable Care Act and the Obama administration's handling of the rollout. (
  • But "the individual health insurance market is still the wild, wild West for America's health care consumers," said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA, in releasing the new state survey. (
  • State health plans were generally "rich," using money from employer and employee premium contributions to pay 92 percent, on average, of the typical enrollees' health care costs. (
  • The Texas Legislature signed into law June 15 a bill that would provide school employees with state-funded health care benefits. (
  • In general, managed care plans, such as Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and the Open Access Plan (OAP), deliver healthcare through a system of network providers and have a lower monthly premium than the Quality Care Health Plan (QCHP). (
  • There are several managed care plans located throughout the state available to State members. (
  • In addition to managed care, the State plan offers t he Quality Care Health Plan (QCHP), administered by Aetna , which allows plan participants to access any provider nationwide. (
  • It helps low-income individuals get health care. (
  • For instance, a plan with inexpensive premium costs may cover only catastrophic events while a higher-cost premium plan offers full health care coverage. (
  • It is important for individuals and families to anticipate health care needs before selecting a health insurance plan. (
  • When considering which health insurance plan in State Line, MS to purchase, it's important to understand that it's impossible to know what will happen in the future, so it's wise not to try and guess what health care requirements might present themselves over the next year. (
  • To make a more educated guess as to the best health insurance plan to select, consider looking at past health care needs. (
  • Individuals with more severe conditions should heavily consider plans that offer an extensive amount of coverage to account for any necessary medications or surgical care. (
  • Health Maintenance Organization, or HMO, requires one health care physician to cover all of your healthcare needs. (
  • So, if you plan on seeing certain specialists, you have to first get permission from your primary care physician. (
  • PPO, or Preferred Provider Organization, offers a much wider network of health care providers. (
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  • In one bold step, we can dramatically improve affordable, quality public health care and relieve local government and property taxpayers of the most significant burden imposed upon them by the state of New York," Mario said in 1991. (
  • The more information, the better,' said Laura Etherton, health care policy analyst for US PIRG, an advocacy group. (
  • Gov. Kenny Guinn said the increase is in addition to the estimated $40 million his administration and lawmakers included in the public schools budgets for health care programs. (
  • Where government sought interest from dates of its overpayment to plaintiff under a health care plan for federal employees, summary judgment denying government's motion for interest reversed because language in contract provided for interest to be paid. (
  • OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal for a limited public health care option cleared the state House of Representatives on Friday, advancing what he has called the most practical option for expanding health coverage - and bringing to Washington state a national debate over what universal health care means. (
  • Broadly, conservatives have resisted calls to involve state or federal governments in providing health care, while moderates have called for making private health care more affordable. (
  • Residents would buy Cascade Care on the state's health plan website, just like any other plan. (
  • On the House floor Friday, Republican lawmakers warned that government intervention would destabilize the state's health care market, and especially that the payment rates proposed for doctors treating Cascade Care patients were too low. (
  • This is an illusion of care," said Rep. Joe Schmick, a Colfax Republican and the ranking member of the House Health Care and Wellness committee. (
  • Meanwhile, a Democratic lawmaker had introduced an alternative plan on the other end of the spectrum: Single-payer health care, run by the state, an idea Cody and others have noted has some backers. (
  • Unbalancing the market shouldn't be a problem, she said, because Cascade Care targets only people not already covered by employers' plans or low-income subsidies, who instead buy individual insurance themselves, directly from insurers. (
  • The Republican alternative to the Affordable Care Act could result in 465,000 fewer Oregonians with health insurance and would blow a $2.6 billion hole in the state's budget, according to a new state analysis. (
  • The analysis offers a preliminary look at the impact of the American Health Care Act, unveiled early this month to an avalanche of criticism from across the political spectrum. (
  • Brown said thousands of health care jobs -- 23,300 to be exact, -- are at risk as well. (
  • This bill is not about health care," Gov. Brown said. (
  • Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight Affordable Care Act: Working with States to Protect Consumers, May 22, 2014. (
  • Recent changes to federal regulation, stemming the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, are expected to make D-SNPs more attractive for states seeking to better integrate care for this population. (
  • This population often has higher health care costs and poorer outcomes , including higher rates of chronic conditions and behavioral health diagnoses. (
  • For states, creating well-integrated and coordinated systems of care for this high-needs population can be hampered by the complex interplay of these two programs. (
  • They are controversial because while they offer consumers a lower-cost option for health care, they aren't required to fully comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (
  • They can reject people with preexisting conditions and refuse to cover benefits like maternity care, mental health and hospitalization. (
  • Health promotion and disease prevention are the keys to lower health care and health insurance costs. (
  • Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield incorporates wellness benefits into all their products that including mammography, well-child care, immunizations, and disease-specific screening tests. (
  • NIHCM Foundation supports timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access. (
  • Grants provide funding for health reporting, educational opportunities for health care reporters and support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns. (
  • NIHCM Foundation supports innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. (
  • Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. (
  • The following documents - called a Certificate of Coverage - provide in-depth descriptions of the health care benefits for each plan. (
  • May 28, 2004 ( - Through effective benefit plan design, states can more efficiently manage health-care costs, yet many states still choose to pass though costs through to participants. (
  • The Segal Company's third release of data from the 2003 Segal State Health Benefits Survey found states, like private employers, are facing a rise in the costs of health-care benefits. (
  • As with other health-care plans across the nation, state plans can expect to see double-digit increases going forward with the average medical cost trend rate showing a 14.5% increase in 2003. (
  • Workers with generous employer health care benefits that may not be offered in retirement and those at higher risk of. (
  • Responses to a large survey of health care consumers suggests that workers now expect their employers to support physical, mental. (
  • Some state officials are weighing this question now that their revamped, Affordable Care Act (ACA) health coverage systems have been operational for several years and most of the early, initial glitches have been repaired. (
  • Hawaii is starting open enrollment under President Barack Obama's federal health care overhaul without consumers being able to compare actual plans and prices. (
  • You do not need prior authorization from the Health Benefit Plan for Grand Valley State University or from any person (including a primary care provider) in order to obtain access to obstetrical or gynecological care from a health care professional in our network who specializes in obstetrics or gynecology. (
  • However, the health care professional may be required to comply with certain procedures, including obtaining authorization for certain services, following a pre-approved treatment plan, or following certain procedures for making referrals. (
  • For a list of participating health care professionals who specialize in obstetrics or gynecology, contact Grand Valley State University at (616) 331-2220. (
  • Washington, D.C. - Today, the Women's Initiative at the Center for American Progress released a new column spotlighting an analysis of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) benchmark plans' maternity care coverage for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (
  • The authors find wide variations in how state benchmark plans cover a variety of pregnancy-related services, including coverage of ultrasounds, birth center or home-based care, midwifery care, and pregnancy care for plan dependents-putting pregnant people's physical and financial well-being at risk and states potentially in violation of federal law. (
  • At least 17 states include coverage of pregnancy care at birth centers, whereas Michigan is the only state in the country whose benchmark plan explicitly excludes birth center coverage. (
  • The Affordable Care Act requires coverage for maternity-related care, but our analysis indicates that there is substantial variation among states in what services are actually included-putting pregnant and postpartum people at significant physical and financial risk. (
  • it should standardize maternity care coverage requirements to protect all pregnant and postpartum people," said Jamille Fields Allsbrook , director of women's health and rights at CAP. (
  • Your responses to this questionnaire will be used to inform PPESA's online Reproductive Health Care scorecard, which will be available on a rolling basis at (
  • 0-100%) will educate voters about both incumbent and non-incumbent candidates' positions on issues affecting Planned Parenthood health care providers and their ability to serve New Yorkers. (
  • Planned Parenthood believes in ensuring that people have access to the reproductive and sexual health care services they need. (
  • We believe that every individual - regardless of income, age, race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status - has the fundamental right to decide when and whether to be a parent and to access non-judgmental, confidential health care. (
  • It is the government's role to support personal childbearing decisions by ensuring adequate access to preventive health care services, including birth control and sexual health information, as well as access to quality prenatal care and safe, legal abortion. (
  • In the face of unprecedented attacks on our mission and reproductive health, Planned Parenthood stands firm in our commitment to protecting and expanding reproductive care here in New York and nationally. (
  • Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts defines support of our mission to include consistent voting records and public leadership in opposition to attempts to roll back access to sexual and reproductive health care and health equity. (
  • National attacks on Planned Parenthood's funding could jeopardize the ability of Planned Parenthood patients to access essential health care locally. (
  • Each year more than 187,000 New Yorkers rely on Planned Parenthoods across New York State for sexual and reproductive health care services, including birth control, gynecological care, HIV testing, and STI testing and treatment. (
  • Planned Parenthood health centers provide care no matter what and are dependent on local and federal funding as well as private donations to serve all New Yorkers regardless of insurance, immigration status, or income. (
  • Extreme politicians are attempting to defund and shut down Planned Parenthood health centers, which would deny millions of people across the country, access to the birth control, cancer screenings, STI and HIV testing and treatment and other care they rely on. (
  • Planned Parenthood is the nation's leading reproductive health care provider, and if these politicians succeed, it will be a national public health crisis. (
  • Without Planned Parenthood, many patients would have nowhere else to go for care. (
  • According to the Guttmacher Institute, more than sixty percent of the women who obtain care at a publicly-funded family planning health center consider it to be their primary source of health care. (
  • For four in 10 women, that center is their only source of health care. (
  • Investment in family planning provides vital health care services to New York families and long-term cost savings. (
  • Whether it's through a tobacco tax, employer contribution, new federal funds - to improve our health care system not only for the uninsured, but for the insured, as well. (
  • A new report from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, a private nonprofit organization focused on improving health care quality, ranks Maine as the third-best state in the country for the quality of its health insurance plans. (
  • The Top 10 list is created from NCQA's 2017-18 Health Insurance Plan Ratings , which compare the quality and services of more than 1,000 health plans in the United States and provide consumers with a practical and meaningful guide to understanding their health care options and choosing the best health plans for themselves and their families. (
  • How consistently a plan provides scientifically recommended care for common, costly conditions such as diabetes, depression and heart disease. (
  • More than a dozen states plan to cancel health care policies not in compliance with ObamaCare in the coming weeks, affecting thousands of people just before the midterm elections. (
  • In coming weeks, 13 states and the District of Columbia plan to cancel such policies, which generally fall out of compliance with the Affordable Care Act because they don't offer the level of coverage the law requires. (
  • Obama had originally unequivocally promised that underhis health care plan, everyone could keep their doctors and plans. (
  • Period.If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. (
  • In Michigan, only four out of 16 companies that offer plans through the Affordable Care Act fully cover what the Lung Association says is needed to help people quit smoking. (
  • According to the American Lung Association's report, only 17% of plan issuers across the nation are covering smoking cessation the way that it is required by the Affordable Care Act. (
  • Read a New York Post article on the merger agreement between Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners in a bid to control costs and provide more extensive medical care to patients. (
  • Clearly this is a situation where the physician operating under the original consent for surgery still had a patient in his care in a postoperative situation, he had responsibility for this patient, and determining the situation of the patient's health status is his unique and sole province as the surgeon in charge of this procedure. (
  • The plans won't have to include mental health care, emergency services or other benefits required under the Affordable Care Act, making them a cheap alternative to the policies on the health care exchanges. (
  • Highmark Health and Penn State Health on Dec. 15 agreed to form a strategic partnership to improve care access, quality, and affordability for area residents by investing more than $1 billion in a new, community-based care network, among other initiatives. (
  • The agreement allows both organizations to maintain their existing health insurance agreements with other care providers, and Highmark's insurance arm will be allowed to continue making agreements with other health systems, Alyssa Rege writes for Becker's Hospital Review (Rege, Becker's Hospital Review , 12/18). (
  • We help leaders and future leaders in the health care industry work smarter and faster by providing provocative insights, actionable strategies, and practical tools to support execution. (
  • Legislation filed in the Senate would let state employees decide between four levels of group health insurance coverage, so they could buy cheaper, stripped-down plans or pay for more comprehensive care. (
  • Our current plan offers limited choices and lacks the price transparency needed for employees and their families to make cost-effective health care purchases," bill sponsor Tom Lee said in a written statement. (
  • This bill incorporates modern, innovative models for delivering high-quality health care at lower costs that will empower state employees to decide what benefits make the most sense for them," the Thonotosassa Republican said. (
  • It can be difficult to find coverage that meets your health care needs. (
  • Benefits Offered - Check whether the plan covers the health care services and medications you need. (
  • We offer excellent care, as well as many benefits not covered by Apple Health alone. (
  • We're proud of our network across Washington state and the care they provide our members. (
  • PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations) or POSs (Point-of-Service Plans) give you a choice of getting care within or outside of the provider network, although the costs are usually higher if the care is out-of-network. (
  • If you already have health coverage through another program, like Medicare, Tribal Health, or Foster Care, you can get extra coverage just for mental health and substance use services through our Behavioral Health Services Only (BHSO) plan. (
  • While this nation's newly enacted health care reform places some limits on insurers' coverage practices, it largely addresses the problem of the uninsured by mandating the purchase of insurance coverage. (
  • Therefore, the importance of enabling states to regulate insurers' conduct has actually been magnified under health care reform. (
  • One of the bridges here that's really never been made is with health care -- what does this mean for our patients, what does this mean for providers," Sherman says. (
  • The long-term benefit is a decrease in health care costs, decrease in illness, and at the same time, mitigating some of the impact of emissions and air pollution. (
  • Senate Republicans' plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act drew criticism this week from Massachusetts health care and hospital groups, who contended that the proposal unveiled Thursday would weaken the state's health care system. (
  • What's in Senate Republicans' health care bill? (
  • Even without an analysis on the bill by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, she contended, it's clear the Senate plan would reduce access to affordable coverage, increase medical debt and patients' out-of-pocket costs, worsen cost-shifting to employer insurance and increase uncompensated care rates. (
  • The promise of our successful collective efforts to date to reform the commonwealth's health care payment and delivery systems would be imperiled," she added in a statement . (
  • Contending that the Senate health care bill would move the country in the wrong direction, Nicholas challenged Republicans to name one provision in their plan that would improve health care for U.S. patients and providers. (
  • If the House (American) Health Care Act was a 'mean' bill, the Senate version is a 'nasty' one," she said. (
  • Dismantling the system that keeps them covered and able to access care will not only hurt them, it will represent a step back for the health care system as a whole," he said in a statement. (
  • It will be the largest project of its kind in state history and will provide enhanced access to state-of-the-art care for patients. (
  • We firmly believe that this new facility will change the landscape of health care and draw patients from throughout the region and nation," said Yale New Haven CEO Marna P. Borgstrom. (
  • New Haven is the beneficiary of the great patient care they provide - on behalf of all city residents I applaud the ongoing support of Yale New Haven Health in our city. (
  • While there certainly is room for improvement of Connecticut's health care system, the state government option is the wrong path forward. (
  • Rather than reducing costs, the bill would require Connecticut's taxpayers and small business employers to finance the program - shifting the health care costs to the same people the plan claims to help. (
  • Not only that, the state government option could drive up the costs of private health care plans, destabilizing the health insurance market throughout our state, and potentially drive private health insurance companies out of Connecticut's market completely. (
  • It offers all the care you need, as well as many extra benefits that go beyond Apple Health alone. (
  • See CHPW coverage by county and find health care resources in your area. (
  • Health care is a human right, not a luxury. (
  • After seven years of progress under the Affordable Care Act, the Republican Congress has proposed an inadequate, ill-conceived and unacceptable plan," Cuomo said. (
  • The House GOP health care plan would lose $2.4 billion annually for the state and its hospital. (
  • Former President Barack Obama is applauded after signing the Affordable Health Care for America Act during a ceremony with fellow Democrats in the East Room of the White House March 23, 2010. (
  • Affordable health care is not a partisan issue," he said. (
  • And Dr. William Streck of the Healthcare Association of New York State, which represents hospitals, said health care facilities will especially feel the pain. (
  • The Health Care Authority (HCA) announced that five carriers have been selected to offer public option health plans next year: Bridgespan, Community Health Network of Washington, Coordinated Care, LifeWise and United Healthcare. (
  • If you are unable to access the services that can meet your needs in full through state-funded health insurance, you can still get help establishing a continuum of care that you follow once you have been through an addiction treatment program. (
  • The reality about most of these previous plans is that they provided extremely limited benefits - no maternity care or coverage for prescription drugs, for example. (
  • Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, plans must provide everyone basic essential benefits , such as maternity care, prescription drug coverage and mental health services. (
  • In 1993, the State Department of Health Services produced a report entitled "Expanding Medi-Cal Managed Care: Reforming the Health System - Protecting Vulnerable Populations" which served as a blueprint for expansion of Medi-Cal managed care. (
  • It designated L.A. County as one of the areas for the "Two-Plan Model" where a locally organized Medi-Cal managed care plan (local initiative health plan) would be formed to compete directly for Medi-Cal managed care enrollments with a "commercial plan. (
  • L.A. Care currently has three plan partners. (
  • Starting in 1998, L.A. Care became involved in the Healthy Families program, California's version of the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and then in 2003 launched L.A. Care's Healthy Kids program for children ages 0-5, funded in partnership with First 5 LA and the Children's Health Initiative of Greater Los Angeles. (
  • In 2008, L.A. Care launched the Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plan (SNP) for those dually-eligible for both Medi-Cal and Medicare. (
  • Cal MediConnect offers members a coordinated care model within a single health plan and will help to foster better health outcomes and improved quality of life for dual-eligibles. (
  • L.A. Care is governed by a 13-member stakeholder Board of Governors representing consumers, community clinics, physicians, hospitals, federally-qualified health centers, children's health care providers, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. (
  • L.A. Care is among the few public health plans to have consumer members on its governing board with full voting privileges. (
  • L.A. Care launched its Community Health Investment Fund in 2001. (
  • Since then, it has awarded more than $132 million in grants and support for the health care safety net, to improve community and public health and expand health insurance coverage among underserved populations. (
  • Grant initiatives include the Tranquada Awards, which provide infrastructure support for safety net clinics, the Oral Health Initiative, which expands access to dental care for low-income Angelenos, and the Health Information Technology Initiative, which helps clinics purchase and implement technologies such as disease registries and electronic health records. (
  • L.A. Care Health Plan has six Family Resource Centers. (
  • A Long Term Care Benefit Plan is an option to sell a life insurance policy in return for 30 to 60 percent of the policy value toward long term health care. (
  • Life insurance policies are sold as Long Term Care Benefit Plans to pay for long term care, including assisted living and home care rather than a policy be surrendered or allowing it to lapse. (
  • A Long Term Care Benefit Plan is also known as an Assurance Benefit Plan. (
  • A Benefit Plan is separate from a long term care insurance policy because it allows policy holders to use any form of life insurance policies to pay for long term care. (
  • Life insurance policies can be converted into a Long Term Care Benefit Plan for 30 to 60 percent of the policy amount to be used for long term care. (
  • By exchanging a life insurance policy for a Long Term Care Benefit Plan, the benefits go toward long term care including assisted living, home health care, and nursing homes. (
  • The benefit payments are then made directly to the health care facility on a monthly basis. (
  • These Benefit Plans can be funded through companies such as Life Care Funding and The Lifeline. (
  • NCOIL aims to require a clear notice to consumers concerning the eight options available with life insurance, including accelerated death benefits and conversion to Long Term Care Benefit Plans. (
  • The legislation aimed to encourage the use of private-pay dollars for long term care through life insurance policy conversion into Long Term Care Benefit plans. (
  • Conversion of Life-Insurance Policies to Long-Term Care Benefit Plans in Florida" (PDF). (
  • The coronavirus pandemic has derailed Democrats' efforts in statehouses across the country to give more Americans government-backed health coverage. (
  • The chances that Democrats can revive many of these ambitious coverage plans will depend on the political and economic outlook that emerges after the health emergency subsides. (
  • The stalled progress on coverage expansion proposals could also deprive Democrats of an opportunity to claim momentum on their health agenda if Biden defeats President Donald Trump and the party retakes the Senate this fall. (
  • The state projected about 18,000 people newly able to afford coverage would sign up for the plan. (
  • About 3.7 million employers in the United States offer private or commercial health insurance to about 87 percent of the private-sector workforce - the single largest category of health coverage. (
  • The dramatic difference in these numbers mostly reflected the struggle of small and modest-sized employers to offer health coverage. (
  • At least 13 states adopted a cafeteria plan approach into state-based health reforms, with a dual goal of keeping coverage available and affordable while expanding the numbers using commercial health insurance. (
  • But because the definition of employer group health coverage is different under ERISA than under federal tax code, as long as employers do not endorse or promote specific individually purchased health insurance policies, these policies should not be subject to ERISA. (
  • Starting in 2021, consumers seeking individual coverage will have the option to buy a state-sponsored plan on the Health Benefit Exchange , the state's online insurance marketplace. (
  • Promoters of health plan scams have long used AHPs, either through bona fide or phony professional or trade associations, as a vehicle to sell fraudulent coverage to unsuspecting consumers. (
  • Work with a team of over 1,300 Aetna employees dedicated to state and local government, along with labor, to deliver affordable coverage where your employees live and work. (
  • The 11th-hour reversal further complicated the already rocky rollout of a law designed to provide wider health coverage to millions of uninsured households. (
  • In their refusal to allow renewals, many have also cited the new law's original ban on plans that don't provide minimum coverage levels. (
  • A new survey of state health insurance regulations across the country reveals why insurers deny coverage to millions of Americans with common ailments and sometimes refuse to pay the bills of those who are insured. (
  • The 50-state study, released by Families USA , a consumer watchdog organization, is the first to give a state-by-state picture of individual health insurance-the kind that consumers increasingly seek to purchase for themselves and their families as employer-based health coverage declines. (
  • The five states-Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont-require insurers to sell coverage to all who apply for it. (
  • In 21 states and the District of Columbia, insurers can continue to exclude coverage of a preexisting health condition for more than a year after a policy goes into effect. (
  • In 44 states and the District of Columbia, insurers can suddenly revoke a policyholder's coverage without any review by the state. (
  • Only Connecticut requires insurers to get permission from the state before revoking someone's coverage because of their medical history. (
  • In 19 states, consumers have no appeal rights if their coverage is revoked. (
  • Individual health coverage is more affordable and accessible than is widely believed," he says. (
  • Such plans could be set up and run by the states as "public-private partnerships to ensure that people in their states have access to coverage," says Zirkelbach. (
  • The key is that everyone has access to health coverage. (
  • Federal law prohibits insurers from dropping coverage based on someone's health status. (
  • And insurers in most states can add vague clauses to contracts that exclude coverage for unnamed preexisting conditions. (
  • The letter lists a "perceived negative to participation" as an increase in dependent coverage as compared to present district plans. (
  • The letter, however, states that the district plan beyond the Sept. 2002 date would have to have increases in dependent coverage rates. (
  • Telemedicine coverage includes both General Practitioners and Behavioral Health providers. (
  • Private health insurance is available to the insured with various levels of coverage. (
  • People who regularly play sports on a competitive level should choose a plan that provides coverage for both doctor visits and trips to the ER. (
  • Once these needs are covered, further coverage can be purchased depending on health history and general lifestyle. (
  • The notion is not new: Medicare, for example, rates private insurance plans that offer coverage to seniors, and also uses quality data to rate nursing home, home health agencies and dialysis providers. (
  • The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, signed into law on August 21, 1996, expanded the availability of coverage under group health plans. (
  • Moderates and progressives object to the plan for its tax breaks to the rich, the loss of insurance coverage for millions and its impact on the poor and elderly. (
  • If you buy coverage on your own and you first purchased your policy prior to March 23, 2010, it may be a grandfathered plan. (
  • The more healthy people drop out and go to skimpier coverage, the more [other ACA] plans become unaffordable," says Dania Palanker, assistant research professor for the Center on Health Insurance Reforms at Georgetown University. (
  • Comparing and finding the best health insurance coverage has never been easier. (
  • Since 1932, the goal and mission has remained the same - provide reliable health insurance coverage at a reasonable cost. (
  • Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield is an independent licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and they provide coverage to more than 400,000 members. (
  • Learn about the Premera plans available to SEBB Continuation Coverage subscribers. (
  • The following documents - called a Summary of Benefits and Coverage - provide summaries of what each plan covers and what it costs. (
  • For in-depth descriptions of benefits and coverage, see What are the full benefits of each plan ? (
  • When faced with implementing the ACA's requirements for new, streamlined, technology-driven enrollment systems that include health insurance marketplaces and use Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI), a new methodology to determine income eligibility, many states delinked eligibility determination for health coverage from other public programs. (
  • One more simplified health coverage application. (
  • Chief Marketing Officer Rick Budar of the Hawaii Health Connector told The Associated Press today that consumers will be able to apply for coverage, but insurers are still testing and reviewing rates in part to make sure they're shown correctly within the system. (
  • Budar says he doesn't expect many people to purchase plans until December, with coverage starting Jan. 1, the deadline nationally for most Americans to have health insurance or pay penalties. (
  • Hawaii's exchange, citing data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, says nearly 90,000 uninsured Hawaii residents will be eligible for coverage under the new marketplace. (
  • Plan coverage is subject to the annual deductibles and co-insurance provisions that apply to other similar medical treatments. (
  • Two states limit ultrasound coverage, including Arkansas (one ultrasound) and North Dakota (two ultrasounds). (
  • While no states explicitly include coverage of doula services, Connecticut is the only state in the country to explicitly exclude doulas. (
  • Please click here to read "States' Essential Health Benefits Coverage Could Advance Maternal Health Equity" by Jamille Fields Allsbrook and Nora Ellmann. (
  • The analysis comes as a new poll of voters by The Commonwealth Fund shows most people want insurance coverage for all Americans, and they want state and federal governments to help make it affordable. (
  • The coverage must consist of coverage which, as of the time the coverage is being provided, is identical to the coverage provided under the plan to similarly situated beneficiaries under the plan with respect to whom a qualifying event has not occurred. (
  • If coverage is modified under the plan for any group of similarly situated beneficiaries, such coverage shall also be modified in the same manner for all individuals who are qualified beneficiaries under the plan pursuant to this part 1 in connection with such group. (
  • The committee rejected on mostly party-line votes a series of Democratic amendments seeking to ensure that AHPs abide by state laws regulating coverage for specific illnesses. (
  • All states have expanded children's coverage significantly through their CHIP programs, with nearly every state providing coverage for children up to at least 213 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). (
  • If an individual decides they don't want or need the full coverage offered by the state's traditional plan, why not give at least some of the cost back to them in another way - maybe in the form of increases in their health-savings accounts, maybe in the form of more take-home pay? (
  • If you have CHPW Apple Health coverage as an individual, Medicare Advantage Dual coverage, or Behavioral Health Services Only (BHSO) coverage, covered services and programs that are delivered within network do not cost you anything . (
  • If your child has CHPW Apple Health for Kids coverage, you may pay a low monthly premium. (
  • Traditional HMOs (Health Maintenance Organizations) and EPOs (Exclusive Provider Organizations) may disallow coverage to providers outside their networks. (
  • This has permitted insurance companies to largely control the terms of ERISA health benefit plans that provide coverage through the purchase of insurance. (
  • Information about safety and health coverage of employees of state and local governments. (
  • If you already have health coverage through another program, you can get extra coverage just for mental health and substance use services . (
  • ALBANY - The controversial House GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare would jeopardize the insurance coverage of more than 1 million New Yorkers and cost the state and its hospitals $2.4 billion a year once fully phased-in, Gov. Cuomo said Thursday. (
  • In the end, people who will still have insurance will fall into two groups under this plan: older Americans and lower-income people who will pay more for coverage or lose it altogether, and higher-income people who will pay less," he said. (
  • March 18, 2011-Assembly Speaker John Oceguera testified today in support of a bill that would expand health insurance transparency for consumers so they can shop for the best coverage. (
  • As part of health reform implementation, states will create a large and complex new marketplace for the buying and selling of health insurance coverage. (
  • Individuals and small businesses may buy health coverage insurance in or outside an Exchange. (
  • Only Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) may sell coverage through the State Exchange. (
  • Qualified Health Plans may also offer coverage outside the Exchange. (
  • At state option, large employers may buy coverage through State Exchanges starting in 2017. (
  • This is happening in the individual market - where people who don't get coverage from their employer - buy their own health plans. (
  • Maybe I read here once that if you move, your health insurance coverage is not effective. (
  • Does coverage depend on your plan? (
  • When DH retires, he loses his health insurance, so I was asking if we could go on Cobra and still get coverage if we moved out of state. (
  • BTW, getting sick out of state and moving out of state could mean very different things regarding insurance coverage. (
  • My coverage actually got better when I retired and moved out of state~ so it depends on your insurance provider and their communitee~ check with your insurance provider! (
  • The organization provides health insurance for low-income individuals in Los Angeles County through four health coverage programs including Medi-Cal. (
  • In every state, exchanges will allow consumers to shop for and enroll in private healthcare plans that meet their needs, Sebelius said. (
  • Remember, if you cover eligible dependents, everyone must enroll in the same medical plan. (
  • However, families with slightly higher incomes who seek to enroll children in CHIP and adults in a qualified health plans (QHP) with marketplace subsidies may be deterred by a lengthier application that includes questions for programs for which they know they are not eligible. (
  • Consumers would have fewer plans to choose from and could eventually be forced to enroll in the state government-run health system. (
  • At the same time, Washington state has scaled back the launch of its pioneering public option for this fall, citing the challenge of standing up the program as hospitals and health insurers are consumed by the coronavirus response. (
  • Instead, Washington is creating more of a hybrid public-private system where the state will contract with private health insurers to administer the plans, but will control the terms to manage costs. (
  • Only five states ban insurers from "cherry-picking" the healthiest applicants and excluding others. (
  • In 29 states and the District of Columbia, insurers can deny legitimate claims by digging back years into a policyholder's medical history and alleging they failed to disclose, or should have known about, the health condition that led to treatment and claims for payment. (
  • This fall, health insurers in a few states will be seeing stars. (
  • Many will be offered by existing insurers, however, so states are rating other policies marketed by those insurers. (
  • Some insurers who are new to the market may have no track record, raising questions about fairness and how it will affect consumer choices if some plans receive scores and others are unrated. (
  • While plans run by private insurers - including a state-contracted plan - qualify for federal subsidies, a plan run by the state would not, which would mean the state would have to pay a much larger share of the costs. (
  • Twelve state attorneys general have sued the Trump administration over association health plans, citing concern over past abuses from their insurers. (
  • In addition to introducing the idea of loosening short-term and association health plan regulations, the Trump administration last year also briefly ended some payments to insurers that were meant to help offset the costs of subsidies, drastically cut outreach funding for the ACA and shortened the ACA enrollment period. (
  • Budar says he expects actual plans and prices to be up within the month, once they're approved by insurers. (
  • When asked why the delay is happening, Budar cited the insurers' approval and public feedback that consumers don't want to sign up for plans right away. (
  • But that unleashed a nasty political backlash, forcing him to back down and call for states and insurers to extend those policies forthree more years. (
  • The unfortunate result is that state laws that legitimately regulate the relationship between insurers and insureds continue to be wrongfully preempted, depriving countless ERISA plan members of the state law protections that should be available to them. (
  • He said he envisions "three buckets" of competitors in exchanges--insurers that compete nationally, Blue Cross Blue Shield plans operating at the state level, and provider-based insurance plans, CQ reports. (
  • And he stressed the opportunities for new customers that insurers have as a result of the health overhaul. (
  • There's been a lot of news lately about insurers cancelling some health plans and changing others. (
  • You can shop around for plans, either in the new Exchange - or from insurers selling outside of the Exchange. (
  • Creado en conjunto con más de 100 socios comunitarios, el SHIP está diseñado para responder a las prioridades que las comunidades identificaron en 2018 y 2019. (
  • Chelsey Tucker graduated with a Bachelor of History degree from Metropolitan State University in 2019. (
  • The deadline for the State Health Plan (SHP) Network participation is midnight, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. (
  • In fact, in 2019, a Connecticut Economic Research Center study concluded that Connecticut's health insurance industry employed around 25,000 of the state's residents, paying more than $5.2 billion in total wages every year. (
  • 2019)‎. Climate change and health in small island developing States - Regional Plan of Action for SIDS in the African and South East Asian Regions. (
  • Obstetricians & Gynecologists (OBGYN) specialize in female reproductive health issues as well as gynecological health issues. (
  • W e offer confidential family planning and reproductive health services at all county health departments. (
  • We provide a wide range of confidential and professional reproductive health services to both men and women, regardless of income. (
  • We offer family planning and reproductive health services at over 100 local health departments and county clinics. (
  • To increase access to reproductive health services, and to prevent gaps in services, MSDH partners with other healthcare agencies to provide quality reproductive health services. (
  • To locate these additional providers of reproductive health services, see the Delegate Agency Map in our Resources section. (
  • Over the last three years, there's been very little movement within the top 10 states except for Iowa and Hawaii, that in 2015 were 12th and 11th respectively and moved into the top 10 in 2016 and 2017. (
  • To avoid misalignment, presenters suggested working with MCOs to review detailed descriptions of the services to be coordinated by D-SNPs, including behavioral health and long-term services and supports, and discussing enrollment, marketing, and appeals policies with them to identify and resolve issues. (
  • For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at (
  • Using data from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the foundation listed the average deductible for a single person and a family covered under employer-based plans for 2018. (
  • The Oregon SHIP is a five-year plan that identifies our state's health priorities with strategies that will lead to improvements in outcomes. (
  • Given that maternal health outcomes in the United States continue to lag behind much of the rest of the world, particularly among Black and Indigenous people, we encourage all states to comply with federal law and advance health equity by broadening pregnancy-related services covered under their benchmark plans. (
  • The ratings are a system similar to CMS Star Ratings of Medicare Advantage plans and are weighted to give importance to health outcomes and consumer satisfaction. (
  • Sherman says he hopes framing the often polarizing climate change issue in terms of health outcomes will make it more compelling to more of these stakeholders. (
  • Yale New Haven has agreed to work with the city to drive better quality health outcomes for city employees at lower costs. (
  • It depends on how you define a public option," says Jennifer Tolbert, director of state health reform at the Kaiser Family Foundation. (
  • SEATTLE (AP) - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled on Tuesday his budget and policy plans for fixing the state's struggling mental health system in the coming years. (
  • There's too long of a line of people trying to get into the mental health system,' he said. (
  • Inslee said there was a critical shortage in mental health workers across the state, and his remedy would be to provide scholarships for people interested in pursuing a career in that area. (
  • They need to understand, he said, that 'all of us can be touched by mental health. (
  • Approve payment of a contract between the UNR medical school and the state division of Mental Health and Disabled Services. (
  • Learn more about mental well-being and mental health conditions as well as facts, statistics and the latest evidence-based interventions. (
  • and (2) the affect of the new statutory provision which requires states to set aside at least 10 percent of ADAMH funds for mental health services on the total services for children. (
  • and (4) while the set-aside requirement prompted states to use ADAMH funds for disturbed children, the 1984 revisions affected the states' capacity to both meet the set-aside and maintain ADAMH funding for other ongoing mental health services. (
  • As a result, you may still have a higher ability to overcome your drug and alcohol abuse problems as well as address any other co-occurring mental health and medical disorders that you may also be struggling with. (
  • The amendments made by this section [enacting this subchapter] shall apply to plan years beginning on or after July 1, 1986. (
  • Plan changes are submitted by the state to the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) , as State Plan Amendments (SPAs) . (
  • Use Zocdoc to find radiologists near you who take Golden State Medicare Health Plan insurance. (
  • Starting in 2014, consumers and small businesses will have access to high-quality, affordable health insurance through an exchange -- a one-stop marketplace where consumers can choose a private health insurance plan that fits their health needs and have the same kinds of insurance choices as members of Congress, Sebelius said. (
  • It could inspire other states to try such a plan, but consumers might be in for a reality check. (
  • Now Washington state has passed a law designed to give consumers another choice: a new, "public option" health insurance plan that, in theory, will be cheaper. (
  • Given historically minimal federal oversight of AHPs, maintaining broad state authority to regulate AHPs will be critical to protecting consumers, providers, and health insurance markets. (
  • In the interest of keeping the consumer protections we have enacted and ensuring that we keep health insurance costs down for all consumers, we are staying the course," said Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, adding that the decision was "in the best interest of the health insurance market in Washington. (
  • Some states have used the review of the rules on renewing policies to remind consumers they may be better off buying insurance through the exchanges. (
  • The survey's conclusion: "Most states fail to protect consumers against insurance company abuses. (
  • Wirefly helps you save on cell phones and plans by offering innovative comparison tools so consumers can make educated choices. (
  • In many states, consumers will not see much data this fall. (
  • Proponents say quality ratings were included in the health law not only to help consumers, but to improve the health system. (
  • Another issue is that little or none of the existing data reflects what consumers will experience in plans sold in the marketplaces because those policies will be new. (
  • Consumers 'don't want to have to dig through 400 measures to pick a plan,' said Nora Leibowitz, chief of policy, research and evaluation for Cover Oregon, one of the state marketplaces that will launch quality ratings this year. (
  • The bill calls for state plans by 2021, but rather than providing them directly to consumers, the state would contract with one or more private companies to offer the plans. (
  • Millions of Americans who buy individual health insurance, and don't qualify for a federal subsidy, have been hit with sticker shock in recent years. (
  • WASHINGTON - In one Senate office building, some of the leading lights of the Democratic Party gathered Wednesday to embrace what was once a proposal only of the far left: a huge expansion of Medicare, large enough to open the popular, government-run health program to all Americans. (
  • Those plans will take effect in January, when most Americans must carry health insurance. (
  • A collection of resources to help federal, state, and local decision-makers set an achievable agenda for all Americans. (
  • It is not a theoretical concern: Before passage of the ACA in 2010, association health plans flourished across the United States and millions of Americans were enrolled in them. (
  • Some 16 million uninsured Americans are projected to be insured through State Exchanges. (
  • However, this average masks sharp differences across the states, due to factors such as plan richness, average household size, provider price and physician practice patterns, as well as the age and health status of enrollees. (
  • Hundreds of measures exist and they must be adjusted to account for differences among plans' enrollees. (
  • Jeremy Earl said that 27 states have in place rules to standardize the network adequacy of health plans that are stricter than the federal guidelines for such plans. (
  • The result can be a savings of between 25 percent and 40 percent of every dollar the employee contributes to his or her plan . (
  • It costs about $100 per year per employee to create and administer a health-only cafeteria plan and several national companies compete for this business. (
  • Further, language was added to the report to clarify states' total annual employee health plan expenditures. (
  • In 2013, states and their employees paid $30.7 billion to insure 2.7 million employee households. (
  • This report provides a first-of-its kind analysis of the costs and characteristics of state employee health plans, and offers a nationwide benchmark against which states can be compared. (
  • Collectively, states and their employees spent about $31 billion to insure 2.7 million employee households in 2013, a slight uptick in spending from 2011 and 2012 after adjusting for inflation. (
  • States and their employees spent $30.7 billion to insure 2.7 million employee households, a slight uptick in spending from 2011 and 2012-the earliest years for which data were available-after adjusting for inflation. (
  • The average per-employee premium masks sharp differences across the states. (
  • Despite not having all the information they wanted, the Tomball school board decided Sept. 17 to join the state Teacher Retirement System (TRS) for employee benefits that will go into effect Sept. 1, 2002. (
  • The Board of Examiners on Tuesday approved a one-time appropriation set up by the Legislature to help school districts pay for rising costs of employee health insurance. (
  • Benefits paid under the insurance plan, which reimburse the employee for payments made for hospital, surgical or other medical expenses, are not included in the employee's gross income. (
  • Due to state employee furloughs, call center and staff response time may be delayed. (
  • In the case of a group health plan maintained pursuant to one or more collective bargaining agreements between employee representatives and one or more employers ratified before the date of the enactment of this Act [Apr. (
  • Mowery and Sloan in their capacity as fiduciaries to the Accucast Technology LLC 401(k) Plan and Accucast Technology LLC Health Plan failed to ensure employee contributions were forwarded to the plan. (
  • Upon entry of the consent order, Mowery and Sloan shall pay $5,270.88 to the participants in Accucast Technology LLC 401(k) Plan, which includes unremitted employee contributions and $225.74 in lost opportunity cost. (
  • These monies shall be paid to plan participants who were had voluntary employee contributions to the 401(k) Plan withheld from their pay during the period of Feb. 27, 2009, through Dec. 18, 2009, who have not received a distribution of their full vested account balance as of the date of the consent order. (
  • charge State employees an employee premium for employee-only health insurance for the first time ($11/month, or $22/month depending on plan they choose). (
  • Assign oversight of the State Employee health plan to the State Treasurer, and away from more direct control by the General Assembly. (
  • In response to scandals involving private sector pension plans, Congress in 1974 passed the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which broadly pre-empted state authority to regulate employee benefit plans, including health plans, even as it acknowledged state power to regulate health insurance. (
  • ERISA's broad preemption of state laws relating to employee benefit plans, with regard to health plans in particular, prevents states from regulating these plans even though ERISA itself provides almost no substantive regulation of their provisions. (
  • What Federal Employee Health Plans Are Available In Your State? (
  • Which federal employee insurance program is the best one for you to use in your state? (
  • However, states still cannot regulate 'self-insured' health plans sponsored by many large employers. (
  • States are concerned about their ability to regulate association health plans under a new rule the Trump administration is close to finalizing. (
  • Consequently, ERISA's savings clause is currently the only means by which states can regulate the substantive terms of insured ERISA health plans. (
  • As these state insurance laws comprise the mainstay of protections available for ERISA health plan members, it is critical that the savings clause function as fully as possible to save state laws that regulate insurance. (
  • Applying Miller to give full effect to the savings clause will unbind the states to indirectly regulate insured ERISA health benefit plans via their traditional role of regulating insurance business conducted within the states' borders. (
  • (1) Outpatient prescription drug benefits include both stand-alone drug plans and prescription drug benefits included as part of a medical plan. (
  • Get a customized benefits package with the exact plans, products and services you need, at a cost that fits your budget. (
  • Benefits are outlined in the plan's Summary Plan Document (SPD). (
  • Anyone who has been generally healthy over the past few years and is still in good shape will likely only need to purchase a low-cost plan that offers only essential benefits. (
  • For years, many school districts provided no health benefits for retirees - leaving them to join the state plan. (
  • But no money was planned in those school district budgets to pay the cost of helping subsidize retiree benefits. (
  • Self-insured medical reimbursement plans which favor employees who are officers, shareholders or highly-paid employees may not qualify for the above tax benefits. (
  • Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research Educational Trust, 2014 Employer Health Benefits Survey . (
  • You receive insurance cards for health, prescription, dental and vision benefits. (
  • What are the full benefits of each plan? (
  • A recent evaluation shows that California's community paramedicine pilots continue to deliver big benefits to the state. (
  • Did you know that your health plan, as required by the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998, provides benefits for mastectomy-related services? (
  • This paper examines the effect to date of two types of policy initiatives that could have substantial benefits for small business: state health insurance mandates and key components of CDHPs-HSAs, HRAs and high deductible health plans. (
  • The president later was forced to admit that any plan without the additional benefits required under ObamaCare faced cancellation. (
  • But many states - blue and red - are sounding alarm bells, arguing that by weakening state authority over the plans, the changes would enable unscrupulous operators to sell cheap policies with skimpy or nonexistent benefits. (
  • SB 900 would allow state workers to choose between bronze, silver, gold, or platinum plans, depending on how many benefits they'd like to pay for. (
  • If a plan costs less than the state's share of a worker's monthly premium, the worker could stash the extra money in a flexible savings or health savings account, or buy extra benefits - or take the extra money as a pay increase. (
  • This year's open season for health benefits will run from runs from Monday, November 8, 2010 through Monday, December 13, 2010. (
  • Our three enhanced plans offer different services and benefits to fit your life. (
  • Most likely, the existing plans being canceled or changed, failed to meet new federal standards for benefits. (
  • Benefits are deposited into a FDIC-insured benefit account that follows federal and state banking regulations and is held by a nationally chartered bank and trust company. (
  • The catastrophic insurance plans mentioned previously are designed primarily to cover emergency healthcare costs. (
  • Lynn Nicholas, the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association president and CEO, argued that "this bill would de-stabilize the healthcare system in our commonwealth. (
  • The report re-examines the effectiveness of the collaboration between the planning, public health and healthcare sectors, looking into what has been achieved or changed in England and Wales since 2012. (
  • Ian Greggor, director of estates and facilities at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust discussed the "incredibly important investment" of health, saying that we must get better at speaking the same language which will in turn encourage area wide conversations and partnerships. (
  • Kip is also CEO of Medonomics, Inc. a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving healthcare value and decision making, and president of the Health Results Group, LLC , strategic advisory firm. (
  • Past experience with natural disasters and current socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in healthcare in the United States ( 10 , 11 ) raise questions about the adequacy of plans to address the needs of disadvantaged populations. (
  • A 'Cafeteria Plan' is a benefit provided by your employer which allows you to contribute a certain amount of your gross income to a designated account before taxes are calculated. (
  • Many employers sponsor and offer such cafeteria plans as an additional benefit to workers, often combined with a direct employer contribution to a group health insurance plan, although not all are structured to allow premium payments. (
  • One ERISA expert, Patricia Butler authored a report published July 2008 describing it as follows: 'Because Section 125 plans are 'group health plans' under the Internal Revenue Code, it appears they are subject to both employer notice provisions under COBRA and employers and insurer nondiscrimination and benefit design requirements under HIPAA. (
  • Such association health plans (AHPs) would be treated as large-employer health plans under federal law. (
  • Private employees in New Hampshire have the highest average family deductible for employer-sponsored health plans, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. (
  • Health insurance policies in State Line, MS may be available through an employer group insurance policy or through a private insurance policy between the insured and the insurance company. (
  • Employer provided group insurance health plans offer lower cost insurance for employees since the employer pays a portion of the premium. (
  • A member of the colleges and universities of Minnesota State , Bemidji State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. (
  • Yale New Haven Health is the largest private employer in Connecticut and this project signals their focused desire to continue investing in our state," said Gov. Ned Lamont. (
  • These plans include everything from traditional indemnity products to Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and a Point-of-Service (POS) plan. (
  • Across all state plans, the most prevalent health benefit option cited was a preferred provider organization (PPO), in which 33% of all state employees were enrolled. (
  • Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts (PPESA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed by the Planned Parenthood affiliates of New York State. (
  • Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association - the organization of officials in the 26 States that operate OSHA-approved State Plans. (
  • States may operate the Exchange in a existing agency, create a new state agency, create new quasi-public independent agency, or contract with a non-profit non-insurer organization. (
  • World Health Organization. (
  • Regional Office for Africa & World Health Organization. (
  • To make your decision a little easier, you can use our new search engine to search for the plans available in your state. (
  • Approval of Minnesota (MN) State plan, Region V. Federal OSHA standards and enforcement authority no longer apply to occupational health and safety issues covered by the State plan and authority for Federal concurrent jurisdiction is relinquished. (
  • Section 125 cafeteria plans ' were created by a 1978 federal law which amended the Internal Revenue Code. (
  • A cafeteria plan allows you to reduce your gross income, thereby reducing the amount you pay in Federal, Social Security, and some State taxes - a savings of between 25 percent and 40 percent of every dollar you contribute to the plan . (
  • The federal law authorizing Cafeteria plans is cited as 26 U.S. Code §125 [ text online ]. (
  • For states concerned about federal preemption of state law, cafeteria plans may be one of the safer approaches. (
  • But under the proposed regulation, questions remain about how far a state could go in regulating AHPs without running afoul of federal standards. (
  • They proposed instead to send each state a lump sum of federal money, along with sweeping new discretion over how to use it. (
  • That's because the federal health law does not require states to post quality information about participating plans for two years. (
  • State Lands Administrator Pam Wilcox said the Federal Aviation Administration told the airport it could no longer give the state a special break on that lease, that the state must pay fair-market value. (
  • Bemidji State University is a participant in the Minnesota Family Planning Program (a federal grant to prevent unwanted pregnancies). (
  • One presenter noted, "integration is a process and not an event," long-term capacity is necessary to be able to analyze and respond to the changing state and federal regulatory landscape on an ongoing basis. (
  • 1. Do you support efforts to protect federal, state, and local funding for Planned Parenthood? (
  • And because federal law requires a 60-day notice of any plan changes, voters will be notified no later than November 1, right before the Nov. 4 midterms. (
  • However, due to the test's rather confused language, federal courts have continued to deliver inconsistent rulings as to whether particular state laws are saved from preemption. (
  • Is Your Health Plan Leaving the Federal Program? (
  • However, they must use State Exchanges to access the $450+ billion in new federal premium subsidies and tax credits. (
  • QHPs must be state licensed health plans and certified by the Exchange as meeting an array of new federal and state requirements. (
  • The new HHS Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (OCIIO) is responsible for federal oversight of the State Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans. (
  • Policy makers at the federal, state, and local levels should consider potential sources of socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities during a pandemic and formulate specific plans to minimize these disparities. (
  • The Segal Company concludes that while 'most employers with health insurance already provide premium-only cafeteria plans for eligible employees,' up to 10 percent of employers do not. (
  • Again, in most cases it is smaller employers who do not provide these plans. (
  • Provide services throughout the state. (
  • Washington state is leading the nation in a brighter way to provide for the health and security of our families," Inslee said at a bill signing ceremony in the state Capitol in Olympia. (
  • It would also provide the district an improved ability to budget the cost of the plan. (
  • The health insurance plans available to State members differ in the benefit levels they provide, the doctors and hospitals you can access and the out-of-pocket cost to you. (
  • Your plan can provide you with additional information regarding this benefit. (
  • The new rule also requires D-SNPs - in some circumstances - to provide an integrated appeals process and discharge planning for some high-need members. (
  • Budget deadlines in our state and another provide a healthy perspective on North Carolina's finances -- and a warning about what could happen. (
  • The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Office of Public Health (OPH), Bureau of Family Health (BFH) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to conduct community based outreach and to develop culturally competent communications to support such outreach, build community linkages and communications, and provide professional development training to address MCH-related health disparities in underserved communities throughout Louisiana. (
  • The plan would provide tax credits ranging from $2,000 for those under the age of 30 and $4,000 for people over 60. (
  • They are located in East L.A., Lynwood, Inglewood, Boyle Heights, Pacoima and Palmdale, CA. These centers provide free health education, fitness and nutrition classes to all community members. (
  • This is a high deductible health plan as defined by the IRS. (
  • considering plans that offer first-dollar health reimbursement arrangements attached to high-deductible plans. (
  • A little more than 1 percent choose in another option - a high-deductible, low-premium plan. (
  • The Colorado bill's prospects next year will depend on Democrats holding their narrow two-seat majority in the state Senate - and whether the public sentiment is strongly in hospitals' favor after the pandemic. (
  • Under the legislation, the state would offer an insurance plan at an estimated 7 to 20 percent cheaper than private options by paying doctors and hospitals less. (
  • His written plan calls for $56 million for infrastructure at Western and Eastern state hospitals. (
  • Both Louisiana and the nation have experienced declines in teen birth rates over the past decade, and Secretary Rebekah Gee of the Department of Health and Hospitals says that's something to celebrate. (
  • Mr. Graham's gathering had the feel of a health policy discussion at a conservative think tank. (
  • Eleven states have banned policy renewals-all but two of which are running their own exchanges. (
  • About 89 percent (or 52 million people) of those looking for individual health insurance don't get it because it's too expensive or they're turned down, according to a 2006 survey conducted by the Commonwealth Fund , a Washington health policy research group. (
  • The report also reviews several policy approaches available to states to influence their costs. (
  • The session, Maximizing Medicare: New Opportunities to Support State Policy Goals , featured examples of successful D-SNP models in Minnesota and Arizona, and highlighted lessons learned from states, detailing what internal expertise is needed to support these programs. (
  • Similarly, states found it helpful to regularly engage a range of stakeholders - providers, members, and advocates - to identify specific needs and areas of disconnect, and to allay consumer and provider concerns who may be impacted by policy changes. (
  • Health policy experts seem to agree that both short-term plans and association health plans will add a bit of instability to the ACA marketplace -- but the question is how much. (
  • We'll see," says Trish Riley, executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy. (
  • Mark Greenberg is a Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on immigration issues affecting children and families and implications of immigration enforcement and policy for health and human services programs and agencies. (
  • The group includes some business and environmental groups that don't always agree on climate policy, including the Business and Industry Association, the state Auto Dealers Association, the Conservation Law Foundation and Clean Energy New Hampshire. (
  • Also joining the commission is the state Office of Strategic Initiatives, which coordinates Gov. Chris Sununu's energy policy. (
  • Increase supportive nutrition and physical activity environments in regulated childcare through state-level policy change. (
  • Hammond also said a provision in the House GOP plan to prohibit people from using the tax credits to buy insurance that covers abortion also bumps up against a Cuomo administration policy requiring state-regulated health plans to cover such procedures. (
  • Michael Chang, projects and policy manager at the TCPA, introduced the report and the ongoing work strand of health at the TCPA throughout the country. (
  • The policy transfer is subject to regulatory standards in each state. (
  • The SHIP is a key initiative of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) that aims to advance health equity. (
  • The state look was cobbled together by the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Consumer and Business Services in just days. (
  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Health insurance exchanges are being planned in 49 states, while 34 states have begun building the exchanges, U.S. health officials said Thursday. (
  • Using the 2007 Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) State Public Health Survey, this article describes how state public health agencies perform tasks related to planning, performance management (PM) and QI. (
  • It would also require officials to plan expanded state subsidies for private insurance, including for part of the middle class. (
  • Today, some state officials who are eager to close the uninsured gap, particularly for children, are considering the value of integrating health with other human services systems as a way to share applicants' eligibility data across programs. (
  • Although developing two applications requires extra work for states, officials recognize the importance of designing applications that meet the needs of all individuals applying for these programs. (
  • State officials acknowledge that the "combined notice" created and sent by integrated eligibility systems can be confusing. (
  • State officials report the more challenging aspects of integrating eligibility systems for multiple programs, aside from the substantial cost and detailed system programming, is whether a state's infrastructure supports true integration. (
  • The contract was held up at the last board meeting after members questioned why the school provided psychiatric services to the division without a contract and then billed the state for $778,000 a year later. (
  • 2014. Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs , Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. (
  • Should states integrate their health insurance and human services eligibility and enrollment systems? (
  • 2. Do you support efforts to ensure public funding for family planning services? (
  • Affordable and accessible family planning services are essential to women's health, well-being, and economic stability. (
  • Services Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid Atlantic States,Inc offers OBGYN services in Annapolis, MD at 888 Bestgate Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. (
  • To learn more about OBGYN services, or to make an appointment with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid Atlantic States,Inc in Annapolis, MD, please call (410) 571-7300. (
  • For assistance locating Family Planning services in your area, please call 601-576-7486 . (
  • For more information about our programs and services, call 1-800-721-7222 or contact the county health department nearest you. (
  • We've added these services to invest in our members' long-term health. (
  • The governor also called the House GOP plan a "direct assault on New York values" as it would defund Planned Parenthood and restrict access to abortion services. (
  • The US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has unveiled a new roadmap for increased vaccination and immunization for the 21st century, the National Vaccine Plan or NVP. (
  • The conclusions, findings, and opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. (
  • Between 2006 and 2011 several states experimented with a new use for an old idea, aimed at lowering costs for both employees and their employers. (
  • With our tax-advantaged options, you get savings when employees contribute to health expense funds. (
  • Our mix of plans, programs and tools helps employees take charge of their whole self, from their plan, to their costs, to their health. (
  • States paid $805 (84 percent) of the total on average, and employees covered the remaining $154 (16 percent). (
  • Factors underlying this variation include plan richness, average household size, provider price and physician practice patterns, as well as the age and health status of employees. (
  • The law states that school districts with less than 500 employees have to go into the state plan. (
  • Indications are that the state plan's options also offered features deemed highly desirable by employees. (
  • They also anticipate over time that the plan would improve over the initial plan offerings to closely match the plan for other state employees. (
  • The letter also indicated that employees overwhelmingly support going into the state plan. (
  • The state has provided the district with estimates for four different plans that employees could choose from ranging from no deductible to a $1,000 deductible. (
  • TISD offers three health plans and then an extra supplemental plan for employees who are already covered by a spouse's plan. (
  • New this year to active State employees is the Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) . (
  • Employees must reenroll in MCAP for the new plan year in order to qualify for the rollover. (
  • All school employees will be offered a selection of plans based on their county of residence. (
  • Some school employees, including employees who live outside Washington State, may have more plan options if they work in a district that crosses county lines or is in a county that borders Idaho or Oregon. (
  • Small firms in the United States that seek to offer health insurance to their employees have historically reported problems with the availability and affordability of their options. (
  • 2) any group health plan maintained for employees by the government of the District of Columbia or any territory or possession of the United States or any agency or instrumentality. (
  • A tentative plan to make changes to the State Health Plan for state government employees has been taken "off the table" in response to feedback from state employees. (
  • Republican lawmakers who control both Houses of the North Carolina General Assembly for the first time since 1892 (not a typo) are moving forward with S265 (it passed out of committee this morning), which will bring about a series of changes in the N.C. State Employees Health Plan . (
  • 80% of N.C. State employees currently insure no spouse or dependents. (
  • Rescind the move to put employees who are severely obese (BMI of 40+) and/or who smoked cigarettes into a less generous plan, unless they lost weight or quit smoking, which would have effectively increased their out of pocket cost share (was to take effect July 1, 2011). (
  • The State Group Health Insurance Plan covers more than 360,000 state employees through either preferred-provider organizations or HMOs. (
  • The state government option is also similar to State of Connecticut Partnership Plan , a state-run plan for Connecticut's municipal employees that has experienced massive shortfalls and lacks appropriate oversight. (
  • The Code sets certain eligibility requirements for self-insured plans, similar to those applied in qualified retirement plans, which are designed to discourage discrimination. (
  • States cover some Medicare costs, depending on the state and the individual's eligibility. (
  • However, considering many states separated their health programs in order to implement new health eligibility and enrollment systems to meet ACA requirements, most states seeking to integrate must now bring together very separate systems and in some cases very separate infrastructures. (
  • Here are some of the key issues states need to address when developing integrated, eligibility-determination systems. (
  • Is there an integrated workforce or do health and human service programs have separate eligibility staff? (
  • Apple Health eligibility depends on income. (
  • The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has released its 2012-2013 Health Insurance Plan Rankings, and several CDPHP® health plans have once again been ranked as the best health plans in New York state. (
  • 1. ConnectiCare, Inc.: One of the most highly-rated plans at the NCQA, ConnectiCare has a long history of service. (
  • In a news release announcing this year's rankings, NCQA stated that the ratings blend dozens of quality indicators for health plans into a simple scale from 1 to 5, where "1" indicates lower performance and "5" indicates higher performance. (
  • While ERISA clearly precludes states from regulating self-insured health benefit plans, its "savings clause" saves from preemption states' regulation of insurance. (
  • State Treasurer Dale Folwell had sobering words on Saturday about the state's pension plan and state health plan. (
  • Association health plans are sold through trade organizations or industry groups that aren't subject to the same regulations as health insurance companies, while short-term health plans are expected to be sold on the ACA marketplace this fall. (
  • This was followed by health maintenance organizations (HMO), with 32% enrolled, indemnity plans (19% enrolled) and point-of-service (POS), with a 16% enrollment rate. (
  • Established in January, 2013, The Connecticut Health Improvement Coalition is a diverse partnership of local , regional, and statewide organizations and agencies that address public health from a variety of traditional and non-traditional perspectives. (
  • Hundreds of individuals and organizations, including advocates for people with cancer, hemophilia, leukemia and mental illness, also have warned the agency that weakening states' regulatory authority could prompt a return to the bad old days. (
  • To keep premium and deductible costs down, the new plans will cap total provider and facility reimbursement rates at 160% of Medicare. (
  • The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's annual "How Do You Measure Up" report says Michigan state lawmakers should be doing more to reduce cancer risks. (
  • In order to overcome this, our state's lawmakers must focus their efforts on Connecticut's economic and public health recovery. (
  • Richard Cauchi, Program Director, NCSL Health Program. (
  • The State Plan is the officially recognized statement describing the nature and scope of Kentucky Medicaid's Children's Health Insurance (KCHIP)program. (
  • In the same way, this type of health insurance will ensure that you may be able to attend an addiction treatment program for much longer than you otherwise would have been able to do if you were enrolled in a government run or funded recovery program. (
  • States must also create a Small Business Health Options Program Exchange (SHOP) for small businesses (separate or, more likely, part of a single state exchange). (
  • The five-year commitment is with Brilliant Corners, a nonprofit that works with the county's Housing for Health program. (
  • Tea Party Republicans consider the Ryan plan an unacceptable, slimmed-down version of Obamacare. (
  • Many of those forced out of their current plans and into ObamaCare may not be able to keep their doctors. (
  • The survey, " Failing Grades ," provides a report card of state insurance regulations in 14 categories of consumer protections. (
  • Leadership that understands the complexity of the population, and the need to mobilize specific resources and policies to address their unique issues and make long-term investment in these programs has been an ingredient for success in leading states. (
  • You're a few seconds away from obtaining detailed quotes for Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield's industry-leading health insurance programs. (
  • Over time, as these programs evolved, some states opted to create separate systems for their health programs. (
  • A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that blocking patients from going to Planned Parenthood in Texas was associated with a 35% decline in women in publicly funded programs using the most effective methods of birth control and a dramatic 27% increase in births among women who had previously accessed contraception through those programs. (
  • Today the House Select Committee on Legacy Costs from the State Health Plan, Pensions and Employment Security Commission met to discuss the financial condition of those programs. (
  • We want to hear from you about about maternal and child health needs and programs in Mississippi. (
  • Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) encourages States to develop and operate their own job safety and health programs. (
  • Highlights of innovative programs implemented by the State Plans to promote worker safety and health, as described in the OSHSPA Grassroots Report. (
  • This OSHA directorate includes the Office of State Programs, which coordinates the Agency's activities with the State Plans. (
  • This is because you can use this type of health insurance at most drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. (
  • Members will find a listing of providers who participate in the health plan's network when they go to the provider directory page on the plan's website. (
  • If you move out of your plan's service area, you may need to change plans. (
  • In the past, promoters of fraudulent health plans have used this type of regulatory ambiguity to avoid state oversight and enforcement activities that could have otherwise quickly shut down scam operations. (
  • That may be because states that have invested the time and money to set up exchanges in support of the ACA are eager to drive customers to their marketplaces. (
  • The exchanges in the marketplace are not providing the medication and counseling and we're very disappointed because this has a big impact on people's health and their success in quitting," Harrington explained. (
  • States likely will be able to either limit which health plans are offered in health insurance exchanges or they could allow unfettered competition, an HHS official told an AHIP conference audience. (
  • Joel Ario, who oversees the creation of health insurance exchanges for HHS, signaled that his office will issue guidance "within a few weeks" that encourages states to experiment with the menu of plans they will offer, according to CQ HealthBeat . (
  • Through State Exchanges, individuals and small businesses may buy federally defined benefit packages from state licensed and certified Qualified Health Plans. (
  • States may join together to operate multi-state, regional Exchanges. (
  • Nor should a state requirement that employers offer Section 125 plans be preempted by ERISA. (
  • There are legitimate AHPs that offer health insurance products to their members. (
  • We offer access to doctors and nurses across the state. (
  • Highmark Health and Penn State Health earlier this month agreed to enter a strategic partnership that will invest more than $1 billion in the development of a community-based health network, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Pennsylvania, Florida, and West Virginia. (
  • Florida State University. (
  • We explored how different socioeconomic and racial/ethnic groups in the United States might fare in an influenza pandemic on the basis of social factors that shape exposure, vulnerability to influenza virus, and timeliness and adequacy of treatment. (
  • By way of context, these plans would be designated "platinum" plans within the new health insurance marketplaces. (
  • For health plans, this is a huge new market with potential enrollment of 25 million to 40 million or more. (
  • Letting more people shift to lower-paying public plans would throw off that balance, and the lower rates could ultimately lead to fewer available doctors, he said. (
  • Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. (