Tag: "eligibility" at medical news
States taking action to insure nation's 13.3M uninsured young adults
...uninsured young adults have low incomes, extending eligibility
for Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insura... the authors recommend continued efforts to expand eligibility
for dependents under private coverage beyond age 18 or 19 and that states take steps to ensure that ...
'SCHIP funding levels too low' ACP tells Senate Finance Committee Leaders
...orizing legislation should include: Expanded eligibility
and funding to cover all currently eligible children and to provide coverage to more children from lower income families. The College said that the current funding levels in the bill are insufficient and noted that they are substantially lower than ...
Parents of chronically ill kids are helped by better access to federal and employer leave
... their time off. Parents who were aware of their eligibility
for Family and Medical Leave benefits, had access ... Evaluating the potential impact of expanding eligibility
for the Family and Medical Leave Act and educating more employees about these benefits. Examin...
Limiting eligibility for medical studies can omit women and African-Americans
...ngs should remind all scientists that strict study eligibility
criteria can have unintended, negative consequence...n men or non-African-American patients, because of eligibility
requirements involving psychiatric problems, employment and housing problems, and drug use. "Resea...
Global integration package welcome news
...he statement which includes $500 million to extend eligibility
for the 175 percent premium R&D tax concession, $351.8 million for Industry Productivity Centres and $21.5 million for a National Nanotechnology Strategy, offers the promise of an Australia which can continue to compete in the global marketplace. ...
Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities
...eliminate the two-year waiting period for Medicare eligibility
for those who are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). This waiting period is a serious hardship for individuals who have already qualified for disability insurance because they have a serious medical condition that precludes worki...
SCHIP has been successful overall, should be expanded says new health care opinion leaders survey
...l matching funds to cover all children meeting the eligibility
criteria. QUALITY OF CARE The case for good quality preventive care for children is strong, especially for low-income young children. Responding to suggestions to use SCHIP to improve quality of care, majorities of respondents were in favor (s...
New standards could cut number of malnourished children on feeding programs
...ncies use the median method to determine a child's eligibility
for admission on to a therapeutic feeding programme although the z score method is also used infrequently for this purpose. The research team used both methods and found marked differences between the cut-offs used for defining severe acute malnutr...
Emergency Medicaid for immigrants goes to childbirth
... benefits to legal immigrants during the five-year eligibility
gap, and 11 states provide coverage for undocumented children or pregnant women. But immigration growth states such as North Carolina, whose foreign-population grew 274 percent in the 1990s, often lack a safety net for recent immigrants, DuBard said....
Seven-point system gauges seriousness of heart failure in elderly
...ty within six months, we can more easily establish eligibility
for hospice care."...
L'Oral accepting applications for 2007 USA fellowships for Women in Science
...is based on the research projects they propose and eligibility
according to stringent criteria. Now in its fourth year, the L'ORAL USA Fellowships for Women in Science program has already recognized 15 women in the United States. A jury of eight scientists, led by Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National...
How tumors respond to treatment prior to liver transplants may be useful in selecting recipients
...a, are traditionally used to determine a patient's eligibility
for a transplant. Treating tumors prior to transplant has been used as a strategy to bridge the waiting time before an organ becomes available, but little research has been conducted on whether pre-treatment may influence survival. Led by Gerd Otto...
Most doctors not adequately trained in family planning options
... is to consider her preferences as well as medical eligibility
criteria," she said. The existence of new highly reliable, easily taught natural family planning methods developed by Georgetown University's Institute for Reproductive Health may encourage physicians to present natural family planning options to t...
Funding right through to the prototype
... for development to market readiness is also a key eligibility
criterion. The DFG's funding mechanisms already allow for funding of cooperation projects between academic and industrial researchers on an equal footing, either through the individual grants program or the various coordinated programs. Approximately...
Young adults are fastest growing group of uninsured
...udy. "Policy changes such as increasing the age of eligibility
for public programs and continued parental coverag...ke a significant dent in the problem: Extending eligibility
for Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program beyond the current age limit for chil...
Racial minority participation in clinical trials increase with information and access
...ion is access, knowledge that these studies exist, eligibility
criteria that ensure minorities can participate, and overcoming existing logistical barriers such as the need for child care, the location of the study and reimbursement for travel expenses. The research team comprehensively searched the medical lit...
Regional disparities in transplantation rates
...ntation has issued new comprehensive guidelines on eligibility
criteria for kidney transplants. Since 1980, the ...anada. This document provides detailed guidance on eligibility
across broad criteria such as age (is there an upper limit of age when transplant is not recommended...
HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants
...V-positive with ESLD were evaluated for transplant eligibility
at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center between 1997 and 2002. These patients were followed, along with 1,359 HIV-negative patients who were also evaluated for transplant. Of the 58 HIV-positive patients, 48 percent died before a transplant wa...
New technology could improve clinical trial recruitment
... a patient matches a critical portion of a trial's eligibility
requirements, the CTA sends an alert--like a pop-up--to the screen of the patient's electronic medical record. The physician is reminded about the study and can then ask if the patient is interested in being considered for it. If the patient agrees, ...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 18, 2005
...enefit program, individuals should "consider their eligibility
for low-income subsidies and their prescription needs and projected costs; for some seniors, such alternatives as pharmaceutical company assistance programs may provide more cost savings."...