Tag: "pay" at medical news
Majority of patients in point-of-service health plans never use self-referral option for specialty care
...twork, and fee-for-service plans. POS plan members pay
minimum fees for service within the network and for referrals authorized by the physician "gatekeeper." The members share of the cost increases for treatment outside the network and for self-referrals. According to the study, a family POS plan costs ...
Lack of prescription drug benefits seriously affects minority seniors, as well as those with low income, SFVAMC study says
...imited amount of money each month, and you have to pay
for medicine, food, telephone service, and rent from that, then in some cases not taking your medications is an understandable choice," Steinman said. Rather than focus on the effect of ethnicity, Steinman hopes the study will emphasize the sheer n...
UC Davis study: fewer Californians dying of lung cancer, pulmonary disease as smoking decreases
...ncreased taxes on cigarettes by 25 cents a pack to pay
for anti-smoking advertising and smoking cessation programs. Prop. 99 went on the state ballot in November of 1988 and went into effect Jan. 1, 1989. From 1988 to 1997, the prevalence of smoking in California dropped by 27 percent and the number of c...
Effective surgery fails to attract patients unless costs are low
...self; how much individual patients were willing to pay
for the corrective procedure; and the cost of the ...The inferred average amount people were willing to pay
was $1.43. This sum, although negligible to a person living in a developed nation, is considerable i...
Uninsured, medicaid patients more likely to die from heart attack
... to heart patients who don't have the insurance to pay
for them. Death rates after a heart attack vary according to insurance coverage and were lowest for patients with private insurance, says study author Jay J. Shen, Ph.D., of Governors State University in University Park, Illinois "In...
Patent rights stimulate R&D, but fall short in helping poor countries obtain lifesaving drugs
...oducts than consumers in developing countries (who pay
only the manufacturing costs, minus overhead). According to the researchers, certain guarantees must be set in place for differential pricing to be implemented effectively. These include: Preventing a backwash of cheap products from the developi...
Rewards coupled with naltrexone effective in treating heroin and other opioid addictions
...heir childrens lives, so they used the vouchers to pay
for their childs birthday party or Christmas presents. There were some very touching ways in which they used this program to help them stop using and move out of drug-using patterns." The researchers found that use of the vouchers significantly impr...
Rx for drug dilemmas: Tailor the copayment to the patient
Those who could benefit most from medicines pay
the least, or even get paid, under new plan ANN... - including millions of seniors on Medicare - who pay
for their drugs out of pocket. Meanwhile, though, some insurers are raising their copays to offset t...
Low-wage workers won't spring for health benefits
...rvices Research, says efforts to help small firms pay
for insurance wont be effective until the workers ...ates have enacted reforms to help small businesses pay
for health insurance for their employees. But results of the study show that even a hefty cut in pre...
Fresh hopes for treatment of malaria in Africa
... effectively testing a wonder drug that no one can pay
for. Dr Theonest Mutabingwa and colleagues from the National Institute for Medical Research in Tanzania tested two antimalarial drugs in a study in northeastern Tanzania, at Muheza, among 360 children less than five years old with falciparum malaria ...
Air safety, election forecasting lead topics as operations researchers meet in Miami beach
...sity of Minnesota. Learn five clues to what you'll pay
in an online auction. Tuesday, November 6, 8:15- 9:45 AM, Fontainebleau, Imperial IVKids and Vaccines Using Monte Carlo Simulation to Determine Combination Vaccines for Childhood Diseases Sheldon H. Jacobson, University of Illinois; Edward C. Sewell...
Study shows Actonel reduces vertebral fracture risk 70 percent in patients on chronic steroid therapy
...and esophageal or gastric ulcers. Patients should pay
particular attention to the dosing instructions, as failure to take the drug according to instructions may compromise clinical benefits and may increase the risk of adverse events. About the Alliance for Better Bone Health The Alliance for Better B...
Dentists deliver preventive messages to finance committee
...d researchers, while at the same time, offering to pay
off high debt loads incurred by students during their educations, Dr. Sweetnam remarked....
Pain, price, insurance delays for new vaccines concern kids' doctors
...s whose insurance companies decided immediately to pay
for Prevnar vaccinations could get the shot series for their children without having to pay
out of pocket. Others with high enough incomes could pay
for it themselves, though some doctors in t...
The impact of terrorist attacks on women: A report of findings from a national survey of American women
...ly of women, reveals that, while women continue to pay
attention to and feel the impact of September 11, ..., despite the fact that Americans generally do not pay
close attention to foreign affairs, American women have both a high degree of knowledge about and em...
Study: many poor children live in pain because barriers to dental care too great
... office income goes for overhead. Besides lower pay
for treating Medicaid patients, previous studies report that some dentists complain that such patients parents are unreliable and that the paperwork and bureaucracy are excessively burdensome, said Rozier, who oversaw the study. Parents and other car...
Neuroscientists searching for roots of empathy find brain regions involved in learning by imitation
...p at the same time in humans. Educators sometimes pay
too much attention to the means without the goal or to the goal without giving children the means, or the steps, to accomplish something, Decety said....
Mayo Clinic Proceedings looks at epidemic of obesity in February issue
...5) or paying at the gas pump vs. walking inside to pay
(0.6 vs. 5). Larger differences were noted when you choose to use a lawn service instead of doing the yard work yourself (0 vs. 360) and letting the dog out the back door vs. walking it for a half hour (2 vs. 125). Effective strategies for dealing w...
Habitually sleeping more than 8 hours, need for daytime nap signal increased risk of death from stroke
...s something both patients and their doctors should pay
attention to," Qureshi said....
Nutrition education with a food label focus helps diabetics over 65 meet treatment goals
...rt. Unfortunately, at present, Medicare will only pay
for 10 hours of instruction per year which may not be enough to have a lasting effect, " Miller adds....
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