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American Psychiatric Association Tipsheet - December
...twice asthose without to report having been denied insurance
because of a preexistingcondition or to have stayed in a job for fear of losing benefits. ["Mental Disorders and Access to Medical Care in the United States," by BenjaminG. Druss, M.D., M.P.H., et.al., p. 1775] APAfastFAX# 6901. Please direct mediai...
Medicare Policy Contradicts Preferred Treatment For Precancerous Skin Conditions, Westwood Squibb Center For Dermatology Research Reports
... Medicare policy leaves it up to the Medicare insurance
carriers inindividual states to decide whether to implement the rule, said William O'Neill,the director of practice issues for the American Academy of Dermatology. "Whatcauses frustration is this crazy quilt of states deciding this issue at theirown ...
Factors Other Than Race Explain Whether Men In Study Had Health Insurance And Received Health Care
...ther thanrace explained whether the men had health insurance
and whether they usedmedical and dental services. ...ty would eliminate the racial differences inhealth insurance
coverage and health service use reported by other researchers. Three-hundred-seven (307) HI...
Society Of Actuaries Issues Proceedings From Symposium, 'Managed Care In A Time Of Transition'
...rmanente Diana L. Murray, senior manager of group insurance
plans, Sara LeeCorporation James Murphy, F.S.A., national leader, health and welfare actuarialservices. Howard Johnson & Company Copies of the monograph are available for $35 from the Society ofActuaries' Books Department (phone: 847-706-35...
Intravenous Immunoglobulin Reduces Steroid Insensitivity, Hospitalizations Of
People With Severe Asthma, According To National Jewish Research
...onth for people withsevere asthma, but many health insurance
companies cover the cost because, asthis study shows, IVIG lowers emergency room and hospital use by patients withsevere asthma. Glucocorticoids reduce inflammation in the lungs. IVIG is an antibodythat is removed from the plasma portion of blood an...
Disabilities Don't Raise Insurance Costs
...s found thatcompanies' health, life and disability insurance
costs rarely rise because ofhiring employees with disabilities, but that attitudinal stereotypes aboutpeople with disabilities are still pervasive in the workplace, causing them tobe hired less and fired more than workers without disabilities. The s...
ENBREL (Etanercept) Patient And Physician Support Web Site Launched
...-800-282-7704)where they will be connected with an insurance
specialist. To answer anynoninsurance questions about ENBREL and RA in general, trained telephonecounselors are available at 1-888-4ENBREL. A link to the Arthritis FoundationWeb Site is also provided. Approximately 2.1 million Americans suffer from...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Now Offers Microwave Thermotherapy For Treatment Of Prostate Disease
...tment 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 referral to a phys...
More Cystic Fibrosis Patients Will Die Waiting For Lung Transplants, Predicts University Of Pittsburgh Study
...orated into national policy byUNOS and are used by insurance
companies to judge whether the costs ofevaluation or transplantation will be covered. The guidelines seek to assess apatient's progression of CF by measuring the volume of air that can be expiredand the percentage of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the...
Insurance Restrictions On Acne Drug Are Outmoded And Costly
..., M.D., Ph.D., and several colleagues reportedthat insurance
companies are losing money by requiring prior auth...rofessor of dermatology andpathology. "The insurance
companies were very worried that everyone in the countrywith wrinkles would start using Retin-A, so ...
Pennsylvania voters believe tobacco settlement funds should be used for cancer research
...cer research. One third suggested it go forhealth insurance
for the uninsured, and less than one tenth recommended it beused for anti-smoking programs. The poll was conducted by Eagle Consulting Group for The CommonwealthFoundation, a non-partisan public-policy research organization based inHarrisburg, PA. Th...
...ticalbase. Kithil conducted his own study based on insurance
reports and other sources thatkeep track of weather damages, and he came up with a much larger figure for theannual cost of lightning strikes. "It seems reasonable to estimate that there may be $4 to 5 billion in lightningcosts and losses each year i...
Help for women's urinary tract infections
...dyfinds. And, the research concludes, managed care insurance
systems that set a singleguideline for treating the painful but uncomplicated condition can standardizecare, eliminate unnecessary tests and minimize the risk of antibiotic resistancewhile giving patients quicker treatment. The study is published in ...
Depression-treating drugs lead record-setting pharmacy benefit cost rise -- Total increase lower when pharmacy benefit actively managed
...rth America, including managed care organizations, insurance
carriers,third-party administrators, employers and union-sponsored benefit plans. The company provides fully-integrated PBM services, including network claimsprocessing, mail-order pharmacy services, benefit design consultation, drugutilization rev...
Collective action for doctors
.... ANN ARBOR---Before they strike, negotiate with insurance
companies or lobbyCongress, physicians should make...tely 100,000 now working directly forhospitals and insurance
companies---would be eligible for its new union.Antitrust law prevents most of the nation's 684,000 ...
Database technology threatens liberty
... and even insurers providing travel cancellation insurance
to view records; Allow insurance
companies to routinely access patients' entire medicalrecords without patient consent; Allow unlimi...
Information technology is key to decreasing surgery costs, UI researcher finds
...e researcher has found a better way tosatisfy both insurance
companies and patients. It is all about using informationtechnologies to increase operating room staff productivity, said FranklinDexter, M.D., Ph.D., UI associate professor of anesthesia. Articles aboutDexter's approach to controlling operating room...
UI study indicates many older adults still not receiving recommended vaccinations
...were all covered by Medicare.However, supplemental insurance
in addition to Medicare nearly doubled thelikelihood of study participants getting both vaccines. Doebbeling noted thatMedicare coverage of the flu vaccine apparently has resulted in an increase inits usage, and Medicare coverage of the pneumococcal ...
One in seven adolescents still doesn't have health insurance
...ok, using datafrom the 1990s, at adolescent health insurance
and health care. "Approximately 4.2 million adolescents had no health insurance
coverage in 1995,based on data from the National Health Interview Survey conducted that year bythe B...
Many Virginians would increase taxes for K-12 education, study finds
...anaged care providesthe same quality care as other insurance
programs, and 77 percent agree thatmanaged care limits choices in medical care, still 44 percent agree thatMedicare should be a managed care program (57 percent of those under40-years-old and 34 percent of those over age 40), and 60 percent agree tha...
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