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Johns Hopkins To Announce AIDS Capitated Care Program

...fHealth and Mental Hygiene, and health maintenance organizations in Maryland.Moore Options will provide all primary and specialty care required by thepatients, such as diagnostic services, inpatient and emergency care, home carewith skilled nursing, prescription drugs, hospice care, mental health, androutine denta...

UNC-CH Study Shows State Protects HMO Clients Poorly

... of state residents enrolled in health maintenance organizations nearly as well as it should, chiefly because the organizations have grown so fast that laws and regulations have not kept up, according to a new University of Nort...

Hospitals Discourage Consumer Questioning Of Bills, Study Suggests

...ay actually be beneficial toorganizations; and (3) organizations sometimes use anticipatory impressionmanagement to avoid accountability and responsibility for their actions. The findings in the study echo some results of the "1998 American CustomerSatisfaction Index (ACSI)" published in the February 15, 1998 issu...

Chemical Society's Highest Award Goes To Ronald Breslow

... single lobbyfor Congress. "There are 130 organizations now that are part of a massive effort tomake sure science gets sufficient funding," he said. "We can fight over how itgets divided up later." Breslow admitted he was a chemistry-set kid. "I had a laboratory in thebasement of our house, right ...

Prevalence Of Silicosis Studied In Surface Coal Miners

...ge of Medicine. "The partnership of these organizations has been the essentialingredient in this research," adds Stauffer....

New Report Demonstrates That Following Guidelines Improves Clinical Practices, Reduces Liability Costs

...of care. MMI's systematic approach helpshealthcare organizations focus their limited resources on key areas of risk...us $24,659. MMI's programs have helped healthcare organizations not only control costs butimprove quality of care. Previous data collected from participating hospit...

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

...a comprehensive program is in place. Managed care organizations now haveproof that they should invest in a population management approach, rather thanmerely providing patient education programs. Policymakers, consumer advocatesand the general public now have evidence that the promise of managed care can befulfil...

Managed Care Symposium Sponsored By Society Of Actuaries Examines HEDIS, Stakeholders' Views

... managed care is, "As much as HMOs andmanaged care organizations insisted they would be different than the traditionalinsurance companies that sired them, they have become their parents." Nohl alsoobserves, "When Humana Health Care surveyed its members ... (Humana) discoveredonly one thing really mattered to consu...

National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants

...tivity is reshaping relationships among people and organizations while also transforming the processes of discovery, learning and communication. Similar growth in scientific understanding of learning and intelligence in natural systems and artificial systems is contributing to unprecedented research opportunities...

Clinical Trials Announced Using Non-Invasive Innovative MRI To Diagnose Breast Tumors

...tunity to play a facilitator role amongthe various organizations involved," said Dr. Angelo P. Creticos, President of the Washington Square Health Foundation, Inc. "This grant is a vehicle to bringthis world class international research project to the Chicagoland area. We hope it will enhance the standing Chicag...

PAHO Working With Affected Communities In Central America

...lic health related humanitarian and non-government organizations to coordinate and consult with the local PAHO/WHO Offices to ensure a common strategy. In Honduras, where more than 1.9 million were affected, some 7,000 people have died, 6,000 have disappeared, 11,000 are wounded and more than 30,000 families ...

Managed-Care Incentives Should Be Disclosed, Physician Says

... supply themselves. They also require managed-care organizations that contract with Medicaid or Medicare to disclose financial incentives that cover referral services. These disclosures are made to the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) or the state Medicaid office. Managed-care plans also must disclose ...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Ranked "Most Preferred Hospital" In L.A. And #1 In Six Other Key Categories

...ire designed totrack the performance of healthcare organizations from the consumer'sperspective. The results of the study provide information about physicianaccessibility, overall medical care and physician-patient relationships. "The award reflects the importance and value of consumers' perspectives," saysMichae...

Management Academy To Boost Training For Local, State Public Health Departments

...measurable and meaningful effects on public health organizations and thecommunities that they serve," said Dr. William L. Roper, dean of the School ofPublic Health. UNC-CH was selected from a pool of leading research universities to direct theacademy because of its unique combination of expertise in public health...

Who Cares For You When You're Ill

..." focuses on NPs and PAs at nine healthmaintenance organizations (HMOs) and multispecialty clinics (MSCs). Physicianswere also interviewed, most of whom spoke favorably about NPs and PAs, but somedid not. "In our study we discuss the expanded scope of practice and autonomy of NPs andPAs. It clearly indicates a p...

UW-Madison Center One Of Two Sites Nationwide Selected For Clinical Trial Of Cancer Drug

...unced it wouldentertain applications from research organizations to conduct tests in humans. In animal studies, endostatin inhibited the growth of already existing tumorsand caused some to shrink to microscopic lesions. When researchers examinedthose tiny lesions, they found the endostatin had blocked the growth ...

Managed-Care Systems Could Save By Eliminating Restricted Access To Dermatologists

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Health-maintenance organizations and medicalconsumers take note: For treatment of skin disease, you're better off medicallyand financially by going straight to a dermatologist. That's the conclusion of two recent studies being presented as exhibitsat the annual meeting of the Americ...

Demystifying Cancer: Physicians, Researchers, And Web Experts Offer Two-Day Symposium For Patients, Families, Health Care Providers, And The Public

...withtheir health care providers, four Boston-based organizations are offering aunique two-day program called "Demys...unch on Saturday). In addition, the collaborating organizations will host freepublic lectures at the Museum on Friday night and special demonstrations for themuseum...

Advances In Translational Cancer Research Is Focus Of 90th Annual Meeting Of American Association For Cancer Research

...ns, and an exhibition of local and national cancer organizations will provide information on support and advocacy programs. The General Session will take place from 9-11:30 a.m., followed by the "Ask-the-Experts" Session from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The public exhibition will be open from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m....

Disabilities Don't Raise Insurance Costs

...ant results: In general, large and medium-sized organizations providedaccommodations for employees with disabili...one percent of the respondents reported that their organizations neverhad an insurer refuse coverage to employees or dependents with disabilities,limit their coverag...

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