Tag: "expenses" at medical news
Backache sufferers who fear pain change movements
...urrence of pain within the following year. Medical expenses
and work absenteeism due to back pain disability are estimated at $20 billion to $40 billion per year in the United States, according to the researchers. ...
Intensive-care patients with alcohol problems are more likely to require mechanical ventilation
...0 per patient, with younger patients having higher expenses
compared to older patients, said Marjolein de Wit, assistant professor of medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, and corresponding author for the study. She added that the majority of medical patients with a critical illness have multiple co...
Educational expenses for residents equals significant amount of salary
...the residents, Dr. Baker said. Total out of pocket expenses
for these activities was $7,515, which amounted to 15% of senior residents average annual salary, he said. "Ive spent 27 years as a program director and I realized that residents have to pick up their own costs for a lot of things," said Dr. Baker....
Costs of treating arthritis on the rise nationwide, study finds
...eed for cost-effective efforts to decrease medical expenses
and increase the earning power of people with arthritis. In 2003, employed adults with arthritis earned an average of $3,613 less than healthy working adults between the ages of 18 and 64. Nationwide, raw earnings losses due to arthritis totalled ...
Physicians should be able to review performance rates before release
...ians about the potential difficulty and associated expenses
of a performance measurement auditing process, the College will educate its membership about the appeals process and encourage its membership to use it judiciously to avoid frivolous appeals. ACP is willing to engage in a multi-stakeholder process t...
AACR awards minority and other underrepresented scientists
...en this year will receive financial support toward expenses
associated with attending the AACR Annual Meeting. A committee of the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council administers both of these award programs. AACR-Women in Cancer Research Brigid G. Leventhal Scholars in Cancer Research Awards honor...
Health insurance fails to protect Americans from financial risk
... the services products cover and the out-of-pocket expenses
for which consumers are liable. 3. CONDUCT OVE...reased to $5000 the next year. "The out of pocket expenses
drove us into debt and ruined our credit," Nancy related. "It is heartbreaking for me to see my hus...
International and American Associations for Dental Research present awards and fellowships
...orita Corporation, consists of a plaque and travel expenses
to the IADR General Session in New Orleans. This is the 10th year the award has been presented. IADR Honorary Membership The three most recent living IADR Past Presidents may select an Honorary Member who has made significant contributions to and...
Consumer-driven health plans slow to catch on, 2nd annual survey finds
... accounts, without tax penalty, to pay for medical expenses
not covered by their health plans. The survey, ...nding 5 percent or more of their income on medical expenses
and premiums and 2 in 5 are spending 10 percent or more. Consumer-driven plans remain largely unk...
Firms covering large majority of nation's workers view health benefits as important recruitment tool
...expanding health coverage, reducing administrative expenses
and improving the quality of care, finding they generally support such incremental steps. "Employers are willing to step up to the plate and share responsibility for paying for health insurance coverage for workers," said Sara Collins, an assistant...
Federal government needs to take closer look at assisted living facilities
...iving residents use private funds to pay for their expenses
while eligible persons can use Medicaid to cover nursing home costs." Surveying the regulation of ALFs by state agencies, Bruce found lax rules and inconsistent inspections. Lack of staff training is a major shortcoming in many states. Maryland, for...
ADHD costly before and after diagnosis
...ithout ADHD, with white children accumulating more expenses
than those of other ethnicities, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Approximately 8 percent of children age 4 to 17 have ADHD, according to background infor...
$36.4 billion a year: Cost of HIV/AIDS highlights racial and ethnic disparities
... they have focused primarily on the direct medical expenses
of treating the disease. The results up to now have given an incomplete picture of the disease's economic consequences, according to Angela Blair Hutchinson, PhD, MPH, a health economist at the CDC and lead author of the paper. "We wanted to assess...
Rising health expenses are a good value, researchers say
...DGE, Mass. -- Despite dramatic increases in health expenses
since 1960, the return on medical spending is high... from 1960 to 2000, analyzing increases in medical expenses
versus improvements in health. "The rising cost of healthcare has been the source of a lot of sab...
Wound infections cheaper than we thought
...ealth care services, work losses and outof- pocket expenses
by the patient, the cost of infection was $74. "We arrived at this figure by using statistical techniques to estimate how much a postdischarge wound infection contributed to these costs, while controlling the effects of other factors that also caus...
Kidney donors pay the price
...niversity of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. While expenses
for medical evaluation, surgery and hospital care are generally covered through public or private insurance, donors often foot the bill for other costs associated with the donation process, said Dr. Scott Klarenbach, a co-author on the study who is a...
Health savings accounts are not likely to stem rising health care spending
... factors including tax subsidies for out-of-pocket expenses
and the fact that people with high deductible plan...om both income and payroll taxes), only those with expenses
between $700 and $2,500 would see an increase in the marginal and average cost-sharing. "Health ...
International Association for Dental Research presents awards & fellowships
...the J. Morita Co., consists of a plaque and travel expenses
to the IADR General Session in Brisbane. This is the 9th year the award has been presented. IADR Honorary Membership The three most recent living IADR Past Presidents may select an Honorary Member who has made significant contributions to and/or ...
Employees in small firms pay 18 percent more for health insurance when adjusted for value of plan
... actuarial value--the percentage of total medical expenses
paid by a health plan--is taken into account, a ne...average actuarial value, with 88% of total medical expenses
paid by employer plans, compared with a low of 73% in Montana. The study, "Generosity and Adjusted P...
Mayo Clinic to host inaugural National Symposium on Health Care Reform in May
...ancial burden is high and for those unable to pay, expenses
shift to providers, employers and taxpayers; these costs drive up insurance and health care costs. Panelists are Stuart Butler, Ph.D., The Heritage Foundation; Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., National Institutes of Health; David Kendall, Progressive Po...