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Challenges To Native American Health Care Even More Profound Than Those Facing The U.S. Health System In General
...care, Medicaid, aswell as the major welfare reform bill
also are putting clinic budgets at risk.Finally, the general growth of managed care is putting additional pressures on the managers of Native American health services. Effective response to these powerful forces will require greatermanageme...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...midation. These can include thethreat of sending a bill
to a collection agency if payment is not made prom...ten or verbal communication with a patient about a bill
would be, "[Thehospital] is pleased to provide you with an itemization of charges you incurredduring...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...findings are particularly relevant in light of the bill
approved by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee last week that would raise cigarette prices by $1.10 a pack over the next five years with hopes of cutting teen-age smoking by 40 percent over the next 10 years. Also, President Clinton has said he favo...
New Treatment Under Investigation At University Of Maryland Could Dramatically Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths
... in Maryland with the passing of a clinical trials bill
mandating healthinsurance carriers to cover patient care costs associated with approved clinicalresearch for cancer and other life-threatening conditions. An earlier test of the new treatment in Germany on 26 colon cancerpatients who had neve...
You Don't Need To Make Sperm Or Even Be Alive To Be A Father
...ention of reproducing. This has inspired a bill
placed before the New York state legislature byRoy...e request must come from a wife orpartner. But the bill
has languished in committee for more than a year. "Nothinghas focused people's attention on the issu...
Database technology threatens liberty
... been added to the financialservices modernization bill
(H.R. 10) would allow for extensive disclosureswit...h care and should be deleted from the bill. As the bill
stands now,the medical records provisions of H.R. 10 would: Allow extensive disclosures without th...
New evidence about positive three-tier co-pay performance presented at Express Scripts 2000 Outcomes Conference
...including national healthcare expansion, patients' bill
of rights legislation and a Medicare prescription benefit. Ornstein also explained which policy proposals, in what form, he expected most likely to be enacted into law. Legal And Privacy Issues, Jennifer G. Low, JD, Associate General Counsel, Express...
Baylor team discovers reason for heart transplant failure
...nflammation, the patient is sent home with a clean bill
of health, he said. "But, nothing has been done about the virus. It's still sitting there as a low-level illness that over time creates the problem," Towbin said. Towbin and Bowles said the discovery suggests that all heart transplant patients should...
First large doctor-patient e-mail study finds positive attitudes on both sides
...via e-mail, and specifically how to allow time and bill
for it, has been a major concern for many physicians. Another chief concern among those resisting the routine use of e-mail between doctors and patients has been the issue of appropriateness the fear that patients will send messages to their physici...
UNC researchers show passengers boost risk of young driver accidents
...ate Rep. Debby Clary of Cherryville, sponsors of a bill
to limit passengers riding with novice drivers. They worry too many teens still die on N.C. highways when driving or riding with friends in cars. The three-stage N.C. graduated driver licensing system for beginning drivers was implemented on Dec. 1,...
Retiree drug costs will remain steep under house plan, Emory study shows
...r many, the reality of the House prescription drug bill
may indeed constitute a major shock. Indeed, many ...igh drug expenses may expect that the House-passed bill
will reduce substantially their out-of-pocket spending. Yet, as the analysis reveals, this is not li...
Study finds Medicare overbilling may be caused by government's faulty reimbursement
...0 percent of the codes emergency physicians use to bill
for the services they provide. E/M coding has received extraordinary attention by government auditors. The study's authors explain this is because most claims are billed under these codes, which represent less tangible services and have less precise ...
The Lancet Neurology October press release
Mental health bill
or public order--cause for concern Can we predict...g edge discusses the changes proposed in the draft bill
and their implications for both those with a mental illness and their carers. Global democratic co...
AIDS/syringe exchange study
...without a prescription. Gov. Gray Davis vetoed the bill
in late September because it did not require a one...ange. Without this provision, Gov. Davis said, the bill
could increase the number of contaminated needles and syringes in parks, beaches, and other public a...
Government regulations contribute to medical debt of uninsured and underinsured
...These rules may encourage health care providers to bill
the uninsured more than those with insurance for t...s to alleviate burdensome and unmanageable medical bill
problems. They say that the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) could clarify i...
A global strategy for reducing catastrophic health-care payments
...ys a reflection of high health-care costs. A large bill
for surgery, for example, might not be catastrophic if a household does not bear the full cost because the service is provided free or at a subsidised price, or is covered by third-party insurance. Conversely, small costs for common treatments can be...
Many low income Medicare beneficiaries will still face high drug bills under proposals in Congress
...th incomes above 160% of poverty. While the Senate bill
provides somewhat greater assistance to those at 130% of poverty, it does not provide coverage to Medicaid beneficiaries, leaving the states to pick up those costs. In 2006, a couple at 130 percent of poverty ($17,017 projected for 2006) with no drug...
N.C. likely to face radiologic science workforce shortage
...onsumer Assurance of Radiologic Excellence (CARE)" bill
would require federal minimum standards of educati...the radiologic science workforce. "If passed, this bill
would prevent people in North Carolina from taking X-rays with little formal education at all," said...
Foundation trusts threaten core NHS principles
...rather than healthcare needs, say the authors. The bill
will lead to multiple systems of care in England with access to and the quality of NHS provision increasingly dependent on the wealth and resources of local communities....
Halloween can be dangerous for those wearing illegal costume contact lenses
... R-Ohio, and Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., introduced a bill
(S. 1747) that would amend the "Federal Food, Drug.... House of Representatives may vote on a companion bill
(H. 2218) this week, but bureaucratic wrangling has thus far stalled action on the bill. The Academy...
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