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- How Much Is Enough? MASTERSON, LES // HealthLeaders Magazine;Apr2009, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p59
The article addresses the issues in the medical loss ratio (MLR) provisions. Such laws mandate insurers to adhere to a required medical loss ratio level, 85% in the health plans in California, making them spend a portion of their revenues on direct medical care. David Ford of the California...
- Part IV. Items of General Interest. // Internal Revenue Bulletin;9/26/2011, Vol. 2011 Issue 39, p451
The article presents notice of proposed rulemaking by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the U.S. in 2011. The IRS releases an amendment to temporary regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act associated to coverage of preventive services with no cost sharing...
- Anticipating health reform. // Journal of Property Management;May/Jun94, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p12
Reports on the provisions of President Bill Clinton's health care proposal that would help answer business concerns on health care costs. Percent of company expenditure on health care premiums; Eligibility for federal financial assistance for insurance coverage; Prorated health plan; Premium...
- Reprise likely for 'death panel' legislation. O'Connor, John // McKnight's Long-Term Care News;Jun2010, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p4
The article reports on the controversial measure permitting Medicare payments for end-of-life consultations that may soon be introduced as a stand-alone bill in the U.S. in 2010.
- Legislators sift through health bills. Czurak, David // Grand Rapids Business Journal;10/13/97, Vol. 15 Issue 41, pB-8
Describes several legislation in the United States aimed at cutting health care costs to employers and employees. Includes ban on genetic discrimination; Requirement of complete coverage for diabetes patients; Requirement on health maintenance organizations to cover emergency services done at...
- French government seizes purse strings. Dorozynski, Alexander // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/04/96, Vol. 312 Issue 7039, p1119
Reports that the French National Assembly has adopted a bill that would give the government control over health care spending. Provisions under the proposed bill; Opposition from the medical community; Provision of penalties for physicians who prescribe in excess of medical guidelines.
- Briefly noted... // Insurance Advocate;7/20/96, Vol. 107 Issue 28, p27
Reports on a bill signed by Ohio Governor George Voinovic calling for exemption from income tax for workers who accumulate the money specifically to pay medical bills.
- New hospital reimbursement system enacted in N.Y. // Insurance Advocate;7/20/96, Vol. 107 Issue 28, p28
Reports on the enactment of legislation passed in the New York State legislature allowing hospitals and third-party payors to negotiate health care rates beginning on January 1, 1997. Features of the legislation; Benefits for hospitals; Comment by State Senator Kemp Hannon.
- CON survival struggle. Moore, J. Duncan // Modern Healthcare;08/11/97, Vol. 27 Issue 32, p32
Reports that the use of the CON laws that were implemented for healthcare expenditures is on the decline. Reason for the decline; Advantages and disadvantages of the CON laws; Number of States where these laws are still enforced; What managed care companies require from contracts with hospitals.