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High-Need Physician Workforce Incentives Act endorsed by American College of Physicians
...tates to provide physicians with care coordination fees
for managing and coordinating care, in partnership with patients, through a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). The bill creates a primary care physician retention and medical home enhancement grants. The proposal directs HRSA to make grants to...
Educational expenses for residents equals significant amount of salary
... The total board expenditures of $3,120, including fees
and travel, are paid entirely by 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 ...
Physicians should be able to review performance rates before release
...ysicians from challenging ratings. Similarly, user fees
and penalties should not be imposed on physicians who challenge performance rating decisions. 6. Fairness must be integral to methods used by payers to evaluate requests for reconsideration. Decisions about the appropriateness of ratings should b...
Adoption of health information technology will lead to higher standard of quality care
...port HIT adoption. Under the Gonzalez bill, these fees
would be triggered if the procedure or service was facilitated by HIT. "To achieve immediate quality and healthcare savings through HIT," Dr. Kirk concluded, "Congress must recognize the significant financial barriers for solo and small practices. ...
National experts and nonprofit organizations call to end FDA user fees and to improve drug safety
...rts asks the lawmakers to not reauthorize the user fees
system that finances the review of new drugs by th...ct introduced by Senators Kennedy and Enzi. User fees
may appear to save the taxpayer money, but at an unacceptable cost to public health, the letter from...
UCSF policy expert presents recommendation for health coverage
...iscrimination they face because such programs keep fees
below the going rate, Luft says. Costs of minor ...and co-payment plan they choose and the physicians fees
and practice style, but not their own health risk, which is covered by the universal pool. Low-i...
Research ethics committees in Africa report inadequate funding, staffing and training
...f of the committees report that funding comes from fees
for reviews, while the remaining committees report that funding comes from government or foreign agencies. Fees vary from US $5 for reviews submitted by students to US $585 for industry studies. A lack of expertise in how to consider the ethical ...
Model language unveiled to help clinical researchers disclose financial conflicts
...side of the study Per capita payments Finders' fees
restricted to research uses Unrestricted finders' fees
Researchers holding a patent Universities holding a patent Researchers owning equity University ...
Proposal calls for sweeping changes at US Food and Drug Administration
...est situation. The FDA is overly dependant on user fees
from drug companies. The FDA is short on expertise in drug safety and public health. "The key features of today's media stories about questionable drug safety are the same as with previous drug tragedies," Furberg said. "New drugs are introduced...
New studies in the journal Sleep focus on helping children, women sleep better
...According to the results, there was an increase in fees
in the two years before, and a decrease in fees
in the two years following, diagnosis. In addition, the number of physician claims in the two years...
Health facility births key to substantially reducing maternal mortality worldwide
... make the health centre strategy work, health care fees
for mothers need to be removed and where insurance...ts needed in health centres. Remove health care fees
for mothers or ensure insurance packages include maternity care, and address transport barriers for ...
American College of Physicians expresses support for executive order on health care transparency
...and beneficiaries with information on quality, the fees
charged for specific procedures, and the cost of care. Lynne Kirk, MD, FACP, president of the ACP, said physicians support more transparency because both physicians and patients will benefit from having access to reliable and evidence-based mea...
Rapid expansion of HIV treatment services in Africa feasible, with good patient outcomes
...icers and nurses. In the following 18 months, all fees
for patients seeking care were eliminated, ART and laboratory tests were offered for free and the program expanded to 14 additional urban sites. "At the time of program initiation, there was widespread uncertainty that complex, long-term HIV care co...
Paying physicians to recruit patients into trials: The ethical concerns
...rowing competition between research sponsors. The fees
offered to health professionals for successful recruitment can be substantial, they say--finder's fees
ranging between $2,000 and $5,000 per patient are common. Lemmens and Miller outline a number of c...
Vision, contributions earn two honors for UH optometrist
...hich one dollar would be added to the registration fees
charged by the schools and colleges of optometry for each credit hour of continuing professional education provided to practitioners. He maintained the momentum for this concept, transformed it into a viable and robust organization and expanded it t...
Dramatic rise in ethnic plastic surgery in 2005
... trending data on gender, age, geography, surgeons fees
and more, contact ASPS Public Relations. Since 2003, statistics have been collected through the first online national database for plastic surgery procedures, Tracking Operations and Outcomes for Plastic Surgeons (TOPS). This data, combined with the ...
Study shows AIDS drugs cost-effective, care underfunded
... expenditures for physicians' services and clinic fees
accounted for less than $2 of every $100, or on average, $360 per patient per year. This is far less than the providers' actual costs, which average approximately $1,500 to 2,000 per patient per year. The study assumed all patients had Medicare hea...
ACP releases annual report on 'The State of the Nation's Health Care'
...ers. Our proposals address the way that Medicare fees
are determined, how payments are updated, and how to assure that pay-for-performance programs provide sufficient incentives for quality improvement and care coordination by primary care physicians." Vineet Arora, MD, MA, chair of the ACP Council of ...
Failure to resolve budget reconciliation leaves patients and doctors uncertain
...ation packages." The SGR formula unfairly ties the fees
paid for physician services to the performance of the overall economy. Because costs of taking care of an aging population, many of whom have multiple chronic diseases, continue to increase at a faster rate than overall growth in the economy, calcul...
Cataract surgery rates and costs related to physician reimbursement methods
...sement increased by eight percent whereas facility fees
for cataract procedures decreased by approximately 45 percent." The study also found that cataract surgical rates decreased more dramatically than other ophthalmologic procedures after implementing CC. "Cataract surgery is almost always an elective p...