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Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program
...ts 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 care that could be adopted nationallyin the next few ...
Learning From Experience: New Pattern Recognition & Detection Helps Radiologists Analyze Digital Mammograms
...e GISapplications for land use classification, and insurance
companies coulduse it to identify potential landsl...tal mammogram scanners, medical researchcenters or insurance
Many Medical Screening Tests May Be Unnecessary.
...tients claim entitlement to such tests under their insurance
plans, when health advocacy and professional groups recommend their use, or when media attention heightens interest in the latest screening breakthrough, the article notes. These claims, however, may not be supported by scientific evidence demonstra...
Women Say Overwhelming Yes To Ultrasound In New Study
...y are willing to pay out of pocket for it if their insurance
company won't cover the procedure. That was one of the findings of a new study, conducted at the University of Michigan Medical Center. The results were presented Dec. 1 at the 83rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Societ...
Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests
...ing your hospital visit. [The hospital] bills your insurance
company as acourtesy to you." Hospitals also may use images that legitimate their billing practices todiminish consumer attention and invoke patient acceptance and prompt payment,said the study. Thus, they make common items on the bill appear more re...
Poor Heart Disease Patients Pay More For Medications, Get Less Preventative Care
...ients are living on a fixed income withoutadequate insurance
to cover medication costs. They also receive less cardiacrehabilitation, according to the study of 523 heart disease patients at Duke. "This should be a wake-up call to physicians and the health careindustry in this cost-conscious age," said ...
Keeping Score On Doctors: Report Says Flaws In Counting Must Be Addressed To
...rgue that using information fromhospital bills and insurance
claims is not an accurate way to gather informatio... "Report cards are widely used by government, insurance
companies, HMOs,and employers," Jollis said. "However, the quality of data is not yet up to thetask ...
Acceptability Of Alternative Health Care Growing In U.S.
...ging baby boom generation, an increasing number of insurance
companiesare responding to market pressures for co...een a transitionfrom fee-for-service and indemnity insurance
payments to managed care plans. Some insurershave found that covering alternative therapies is cost ...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
While state-funded health insurance
for children of the workingpoor can reduce financi...Child Health Plus is a New York State-fundedhealth insurance
program for low-income families that wasintroduced in 1991. The 18-month study involved extensive te...
Health Workers May Experience Costly Dislocation As Health Spending Growth Slows
...States heavily dependent on outside funds, such as insurance
and pharmaceuticals, include Indiana, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Minnesota. Declines in health employment will also be strongly felt in areas where the smaller scale of non-health employment makes health services a dominant employer, such as West ...
Dermatologists Recommend Raising Age for Insurance Coverage for Acne Drugs to Age 40 -- or Beyond
...an and Alan Fleischer recommend raising the agefor insurance
coverage of the drug to at least 40. "We found that many insurance
companies refuse to pay for tretinoin forpatients older than 25," said Feldman, associate professor ...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
...C.--Passage of a law last year that expands health insurance
forchildren by $24 billion offers an unprecedented...fficials who are implementing the new and expanded insurance
plans. "This historic new commitment to children's health holds the promise ofimproving the lives ...
New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs
...management andoperational consulting services, and insurance
and reinsurance products for thehealthcare industry. In addition to its Deerfield headquarters, MMI has anetwork of offices throughout the United States and overseas. For moreinformation about MMI, visit the Company's Web site at www.mmicompanies....
Thousands Of AIDS Deaths Could Be Prevented With Expanded Medicaid Coverage,
UCSF Study Concludes
...ihoodof qualifying and enrolling in the expansion; insurance
status, income, andaccess to antiretroviral therapy of individuals; effectiveness of therapy inreducing HIV progression; and cost of HIV medications and care.Brian Haile, research associate, UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies, was astudy co-inv...
Early Medical Abortion With Mifepristone (RU 486) And Misoprostol Is Highly Acceptable To American Women
...eatures of the study, such as good medicalcare, no insurance
problems, and that it was free; that the method was safe,with a low risk of complications and side effects; and that it seemed easier,simpler, or faster. Some participants voiced a political commitment to abortionrights and availability of mifeprist...
'Mutual Insurance Pool' Could Improve Transplant Organ Shortage
... RichardSchwindt are selling the idea of a "mutual insurance
pool" as an alternativeincentive program to their ...s faculty ofbusiness administration, argue that an insurance
pool would be more "politicallyfeasible." "The concept of mutual insurance
is an old traditi...
Infants With Eye Problem Sought For NIH-Sponsored Study Of Congenital Esotropia
...," says Dr. Wright. There is no costto patients or insurance
companies to participate in this study....
Medicine Becomes Monetized
...Are you insured?" Today's question is"What type of insurance
do you have?" "Doctors are being transform...he field is also very crowded with shadowpeople -- insurance
people, employee benefits people." At for-profit hospitals, doctors no longer make decisions...
Guidelines Not Necessarily Guiding Physician Behavior, Study Says
...y, race, sex, household income and type of medical insurance
had noimpact on whether patients received cholesterol-lowering drugs."For a population as demographically diverse as ours, this negative finding wasreassuring," says Frolkis. Co-authors are Stephen J. Zyzanski, Ph.D.; Jonathan M. Schwartz, M.B.A.; an...
Future Workers Will Receive MSAs
... many employers will no longer offerregular health insurance
but, instead, will offer employees medical allowan...enseof quality. "Today's employment-based health insurance
is an historical artifact that isoutdated, impractical and too expensive to maintain," says Roger Ba...
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