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Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program

...n's first AIDS care capitation programfor patients covered by Medicaid, the state-supported health insurance plan.Also one of the first in the nation, the program will use Hopkins specialistsand its network of sub-specialists to provide all health care to subscribers. The program is a prototype for HIV car...

UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly

...he services needed to treat that condition will be covered before enrolling.” Certificates of coverage...he handbooks for enrollees -- which should explain covered benefits and exclusions sometimes were incomplete and often confusing, she said. Plans used technica...

Society Of Actuaries Surveys Experts On Longer Life Spans And Forecasting Mortality For Social Security

...epresentedamong the attendees. The survey covered three areas: forecast methodology, factors affectingmortality improvement, and quantitative assessments about the percentage offuture mortality improvements. Section I, forecast methodology, showed that stochastic methods -- whichallow for c...

Baby Milk Manufacturers Are Breaking The Rules

...milk. Taylor's study is the first of its kind and covered cities in Bangladesh, Poland, South Africa and Thailand. The author found that baby milk manufacturers violate the code by continuing to send free gifts to mothers or indirectly apply marketing pressure through free gifts or samples to health worker...

Procter & Gamble Supports Yale University Collaboration For Public Health Training Throughout China

...lum in public healthlaw for China. The curriculum covered a comparative approach to public healthlaw, thereby shedding light on China's own laws. Under the Procter &Gamble-funded project, Yale faculty will return to Beijing to refine the publichealth law curriculum and help to disseminate it to faculties a...

Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain

...am betweenJuly 1992 and July 1993 and who had been covered by the programfor at least nine months. Participants were asked a number ofquestions about demographics, family size, and income as well asuse of health care services during the 12 months prior to ChildHealth Plus coverage and the first 12 months fol...

States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children

...tional and state levels about how manychildren are covered by insurance, their use of health care services, and thestatus of their health. Presently, these data are not available for moststates. 11 Million Uninsured More than 11 million children, or one in seven, are estimated to be uninsured inthe Unite...

Timing Of Breast Cancer Surgery Doesn't Appear To Influence Survival Anymore

...thing changed. From 1984 to 1988, the latest date covered by our study, thetiming of surgery in the menstrual cycle has been unimportant. "Right now we don't advocate scheduling breast cancer surgery on anyparticular day of the menstrual cycle," she says. What might have changed in medica...

Experts To Discuss Findings From New Lewin Group Study In Conference Call Briefing

...ven managed care planscomprising more than 360,000 covered lives and 7,000 diabetic lives. Why isthis study important? The estimated 16 million Americans with diabetes have newhope that they can receive excellent care in a managed care setting providedthat a comprehensive program is in place. Managed care...

Lewin Study Confirms Diabetes Treatment Centers of Americas Diabetes NetCareSM Program Improves Health Status, Reduces Medical Costs

...om seven commercial health plans comprising360,000 covered lives and 7,000 diabetic lives to determine the short-termimpact of implementing a population management program for people with diabetes. "The outcomes data substantiate that an effectively implemented comprehensivehealth care management program fo...

AIDS Prevention: Does It Work? Paper Suggests New Way To Assess Prevention Programs

...heauthors. They also observe that evaluation tools covered in academic literaturefrequently don't credit the full value of intervention, often overlooking themultiplier effect: One less infection today translates into more than one caseaverted. The Data In developing their model, the researchers examined d...

New approach supercharges immunotherapy

...ulation technology, which uses tiny magnetic beads covered withmonoclonal antibodies to CD3 and CD28, was developed and patented by Thompson atthe University of Chicago and Dr. Carl June at the Uniformed Services Universityof the Health Sciences. The University of Chicago's ARCH Development Corporationhas li...

Radically New Type Of Surgery Tested On First Patient

.... The magnet wasattached to a guidewire, which was covered by a plastic catheter. "The catheteris much narrower than a drinking straw but a bit fatter than spaghetti," saysAndrew F. Hall, D.Sc., the company's cardiovascular program manager. Sitting at the computer console, Dacey guided the small magn...

Halmstad Prize Honors 3 Actuarial Researchers For Annuity Study; Biomedical Mathematical Function Used

...mstad Prize for a study showing that the two lives covered by atwo-person joint and last-survivor annuity, wh...y beenestimated assuming independence of the lives covered -- that is, the death of oneperson covered by the annuity has no relationship to the continuing or e...

Patients May Not Be Receiving The Highest Quality Of Care

...uate for cancer orinfection. When the patient was covered by the strictest managed care plan, 14percent of p...ribe the recommendedtreatment when the patient was covered on a fee-for-service basis. A second scenario gave more startling results. When the recommended tre...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Now Offers Microwave Thermotherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Disease

... showed the treatment to beeffective. Treatment is covered by most insurance plans, as long as theprocedure is performed in a Medicare-approved facility (which Cedars-Sinai is). Prostatron® is manufactured by EDAP Technomed, Inc and received FDA approval inMay, 1996. For more information, or for a free ...

WIC, Medicaid Have Reduced Infant Deaths

...ions, states now have discretion as to who will be covered and what willbe provided in Medicaid. Under the 1996 law, Medicaid is already decoupled fromcash assistance. "Social programs implemented in the 1960s are now being curtailed littleby little. Public policy researchers should monitor the cons...

New Way To Make Astronauts Sleep

... theastronauts seemed to sleep best when they were covered with electrodes, eventhough some had joked that no one could sleep while wearing so many monitors. Czeisler revealed his findings at a meeting at the National Academy of Sciencesin Washington DC last week. He believes astronauts can't sleep because t...

Circumcisions In Doctors' Offices As Safe As Those In Hospitals

...erage office cost of $196 covered the fees for use of the office and theequipment. ... The $1,805 average operating-room fee covered general anesthesia and "global hospital fees," which included ...

From Houses Of Mercy To Temples Of Surgical Precision -- A New Book Explores The History Of Hospitals

...t fearing what was ahead of them. My bed is like a covered wagonand we are all on a wagon train helping each other in a time of need.'" This recent demonstration of strong commitment and compassionate caregiving ina modern hospital has served as a model for hospice development and forever-increasing patient...

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