Citations with the tag: MEDICAL policy
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- Interim guidance leads to first list of approved PSOs.
// Hospital Peer Review; Dec2008, Vol. 33 Issue 12, p158
The article reveals that interim guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on the criteria for becoming a patient safety organization (PSO) has allowed The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to officially designate PSOs.
- Patient or client? If in doubt, ask.
Wing, Peter C. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal; 08/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 3, p287
Presents a survey of people seeking health care as to their preference in being called `patients' or `clients.' The setting for the survey; Method; Conclusions.
- Taking the `care' out of health care.
Silversides, Ann // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal; 02/24/98, Vol. 158 Issue 4, p465
Focuses on Ontario Minister of Health Elizabeth Witmer's plan to take the word care out of health care, literally. The confidential email from the head of the health ministry's communication and informative department; The instruction to the ministry staff to write about the health system,...
- HCFA to reverse home-health referral rule.
Silversides, Ann // AHA News; 12/16/96, Vol. 32 Issue 49, p5
Reports on Health Care Financing Administration official's plans to withdraw the regulation that prevents hospital-employed doctors from referring patients to home-health agencies owned by their hospitals.
- AHA's `Atlas' will help map Tennessee's health care future.
Luggiero, Gary // AHA News; 1/20/97, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p2
Focuses on the efforts by the Tennessee Department of Health to identify and rank community-health problems on a county-by-county basis. Features of the efforts; Comment by James McMackin, chief executive officer of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital; Role of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care in...
- A radical prescription for state health care.
Fuller, Patty // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 3/1/93, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p12
Cites draft recommendations from the Multi-Disciplinary Association of Medicine to get basic medicare spending in Canada under control. Proposals for Alberta's medical care system; Increasing percentage to cover all care at hospitals; How rates would be set; Who would pay; Deciding what...
- Credit card medicine.
Teel, Gina // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 5/3/93, Vol. 20 Issue 20, p36
Describes SmartCard, a credit-card sized strip of plastic complete with a computer chip that stores its holder's complete medical history. If Alberta Health Minister Shirley McClellan has her way, every Albertan will soon be carrying one. Provincial use of the card to identify abusers of the...
- Face it, Maz & Co. have killed what remained of private sector health.
Byfield, Link // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 6/21/93, Vol. 20 Issue 27, p2
Claims that Deputy Prime Minister Don Mazankowski, Michael Wilson and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will be remembered as the trio whose hypocrisies, evasions, economic myopia and political procrastination destroyed Canada. 1984 campaign of Tories on a platform of free enterprise; How the...
- On the Oregon trail.
Jenkinson, Michael // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 7/12/93, Vol. 20 Issue 30, p38
States that Alberta Medical Association President Wayne MacNicol has proposed using the Oregon model of health care, which ensures that taxpayers don't pay for so-called `Cadillac' services. Proposal from the Alberta government that the province's 4,000 doctors could bill the system no more...
- Shrinking state medicare.
Jenkinson, Michael // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 5/30/94, Vol. 21 Issue 24, p14
Claims that providers of employee health-benefit packages in Alberta are approaching the de-insurance question carefully, both because there is no official list of what will be removed from medicare and because of concerns that employers and employees will balk. Ontario Blue Cross advertisement...
- You're sick? Prove it.
Cosh, Colby // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 2/26/96, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p9
Asserts that suppressing demand will probably be Alberta's next move to cut health spending. View of Tory MLA Dennis Herard that many medical procedures in the province may be unnecessary; Herard's government task force which is studying ways to improve medical record keeping.
- Live fat-free or die.
Tyrell Jr., R. Emmett // American Spectator; Jan1994, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p12
Editorial. Argues against the government's national health care reform. Tax increase in alcohol, tobacco, junk food and sex; Statistics on preventable deaths according to an article on the `Journal of the American Medical Association'; Absence of serious analysis of the situation.
- State health reform: Is it national health reform writ small?
Rodgers, Jack // Business Economics; Apr95, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p18
Discusses the similarities and differences between health reform at state and federal levels in the United States. State single player proposal; Inability of states to regulate Employer Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA) plans; Lack of state responsibility for Medicare beneficiaries.
- Massachusetts may eliminate health bill surcharge waiver.
Geisel, Jerry // Business Insurance; 07/13/98, Vol. 32 Issue 28, p3
Reports that in 1998 Massachusetts may eliminate a law which exempts infrequent health care payers from a surcharge on all hospital bills. Examination of this law; Number of health care payers applying for infrequent payer status; Comment from a spokeswoman for the Division of Health Care...
- The history of the Health Care Financing and Reform Act of 1998.
Aaron, H. // Brookings Review; Summer91, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p40
Presents a futuristic look back at the Health Care Financing and Reform Act of 1998, which `will shape US health care policy for much of the 21st century,' and `promises to achieve two long-sought but elusive goals.' Assuring access to health care for all Americans; Controlling explosively...
- Health care reform.
Weiner, Joshua M.; Illston, Laurel Hixon // Brookings Review; Spring93, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p22
Analyzes President Bill Clinton's health care reform proposal which favors employer-mandated health insurance and cost containment based on managed competition and global budgets. `Basic benefit package'; Role of tax breaks; Aim of managed competition; Integration of Medicaid into the private...
- Making health reform work: The view from the states.
DiIulio Jr., John J.; Kettl, Donald F. // Brookings Review; Summer94, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p22
Reports on the role of state and local governments in the implementation of health care reform in the United States. Dependence of national policy on states; Variations in state commitments, capabilities and styles of health care reform policies; Coverage, cost-containment and quality as key...
- Health policy analysis: Concept and principles.
DiIulio Jr., John J.; Kettl, Donald F. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization; 1995, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p717
Focuses on the concept of health policy analysis (HPA) which is the application of scientific methods to the formulation of policy options and a description of the consequences or implications of each option. Emphasis on the consequences of analysis; Client orientation of HPA; Values and norms...
- Health care consumers deserve facts.
Somani, Peter // Crain's Cleveland Business; 5/1/95, Vol. 16 Issue 18, p11
Opinion. Criticizes the lack of fact-providing policies for health care consumers in Ohio. Importance of providing medical facts to improve the quality of medical services; Improvement of state medical policies with the passage of House Bill 487; Significance of consumer cooperation.
- The Worst Health Care Reform Plan�Except For All the Others.
Aaron, H. // Challenge (05775132); Nov/Dec91, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p61
Discusses the need for healthcare reform, and the key conditions needed to accomplish it. Political groups must accept that reform is necessary; Presidential backing; Incremental reform; Tax credits; National health insurance; Mandatory employer-financed insurance; Details.
- What health-care crisis?
Stelzer, Irwin M. // Commentary; Feb1994, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p19
Argues against the legitimacy of the supposed health care crisis. Question on the necessity of health care reform; Factors contributing to a sense of crisis; Fallacy of international comparisons; Refutation of claims of too much health care spending; Insurance coverage.
- Keeping workers informed on reform.
Seglem, Lee // Crain's New York Business; 11/15/93, Vol. 9 Issue 46, p20
Discusses the need to inform workers on the impact of President Bill Clinton's health care reform package on companies. Sharing of responsibility with employees; Assurance on security of jobs; Use of communications devices; Corporate newsletters; Employee hotline programs; Training of human...
- State health problems.
Pattison, Scott // Consumers' Research Magazine; Feb1993, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p40
Reports that many states are trying to enact health care reforms but federal government policies have hindered success. Study by the National Center for Policy Analysis, a think tank based in Dallas; Recommendations.
- The hidden costs.
Spencer, Peter L. // Consumers' Research Magazine; Mar1993, Vol. 76 Issue 3, p38
Comments on two approaches to reforming the United States health care system. Attempted control of costs through regulation; Premise that consumers should themselves control costs; Government spending on health care; National Center for Policy Analysis; Health Insurance Association of America;...
- Tennessee health plan.
Pattison, Scott // Consumers' Research Magazine; Jan1994, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p38
States that Tennessee has permission to implement a health care plan that includes some of the key elements of the Clinton plan. Use of `health alliances'; Role of Medicaid funds; Concerns raised about the program; More.
- Church to pursue nursing-care suit.
Richey, Warren // Christian Science Monitor; 1/27/97, Vol. 89 Issue 42, p4
Presents information on the efforts by the Christian Science Church (CSC) to negate the declaration that would make unconstitutional federal reimbursement to Christian Science nursing facilities. Decisions made by United States federal judges on the issue; Appeals by the CSC; Comments from...
- Employer-mandated health care alive in states.
Richey, Warren // Discount Store News; 9/19/94, Vol. 33 Issue 18, p21
Reports that employer-mandated health care is alive in American states despite the US Congress' opposition to President Bill Clinton's plan for universal care benefits. Plan by Massachusetts to implement health plan in 1995; Other states that plan to come up with health plans.
- Reform bill satisfies retail groups.
Richey, Warren // Drug Topics; 8/8/94, Vol. 138 Issue 15, p7
Sites the features of the proposed health-care reform bill prepared by the House Democratic leadership.
- Medicare--where is its future?
King, Russell H. T. // Employee Benefits Journal; Mar1995, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p33
Takes a look into the future of Canadian health care policy. History of health care in Canada; Existing challenges; Future directions; Salient points discussed in the booklet, `The Redefinition of Canada's Health System'; Conclusion.
- Family doctors eye Clinton health plan warily.
King, Russell H. T. // Executive Health's Good Health Report; Feb1994, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p3
Reports on the Health Security Act of 1993 (Clinton health plan) which is based on the preventive, `whole body' approach. Question on altering relationships between doctors and patients in the Clinton plan; Rising status of family physicians; Universal coverage for the Clinton plan; Decline in...
- Health-care prescription applauded as a `plus' for children and schools.
Portner, Jessica; Schnaiberg, Lynn // Education Week; 9/29/93, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p27
Reports on the education sector's response to President Bill Clinton's plan for overhauling the health-care system. Plan's emphasis on `universal access'; Potential financial effect on schools; Emphasis on prevention as a boon to school nurses; Special education issue; Mental-health benefits.
- National and state legislation hot-button issue in managed care.
Franks, Jonathan // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley; 01/26/98, Issue 322256, p13
Details the effort of United States lawmakers to regulate medical care. Dissatisfaction of the public with managed care; Patient's bill of rights drafted by a White House health care committee; Proposal of a law that could free states from the constraints of he Employee Retirement Income...
- The independent living model of personal assistance in national long-term-ca re policy.
Dejong, G.; Batavia, A.I. // Generations; Winter92, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p89
Examines the development of a national long-term-care policy that incorporates the independent living model. The concept of personal assistance; Why the model is not dominant; Issues in developing a national program; Looking to the future; Title III of the Older Americans Act; Looking to the...
- Setting health care priorities.
Dougherty, C.J. // Hastings Center Report; May/Jun91, Vol. 21 Issue 3, supplement p1
Reports on the two-day meeting held in Wichita, Kansas in January 1991 which was sponsored by The Hastings Center and the Wesley Foundation to provide opportunity for the analysis of the Oregon Basic Health Services Act (OBHSA) model for health care reform. INSET: Oregon Basic Health Services...
- Oregon update.
Sipes-Metzler, P.R. // Hastings Center Report; Sep/Oct91, Vol. 21 Issue 5, p13
Details the Oregon Health Plan, which will be offered to Medicaid recipients if federal waivers are approved. Minimum benefit package; Concern that the plan adversely affects women and children; Reform of health care financing system; Mental health and chemical dependency services; More.
- The state of the great Northwest.
Sipes-Metzler, P.R. // Hastings Center Report; May/Jun92, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p3
Discusses the health care reform proposals dominating Washington State's recent legislative session. Governor Booth Gardner; Health Care Cost Containment and Access Commission; Health Services Commission; Opponents to the legislation.
- Do the right thing: Minnesota's HealthRight program.
Sipes-Metzler, P.R. // Hastings Center Report; Sep/Oct92, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p4
Reports on Minnesota's health care reform plan called HealthRight. Massachusetts' plan; Oregon's Medicaid program; What HealthRight does; Whether or not HealthRight is right.
- Oregon's denial.
Sipes-Metzler, P.R. // Hastings Center Report; Nov/Dec92, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p21
Discusses the Department of Health and Human Services' August 3 denial of Oregon's request for approval of its demonstration health plan for Medicaid. Louis Sullivan, Secretary of Health and Human Services; The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); The main complaint; Oregon's prioritization...
- The Clinton health security plan: An overview.
Sipes-Metzler, P.R. // HealthFacts; Jan94, Vol. 19 Issue 176, p2
Presents an overview of the Health Security Plan. Benefits; How it would work; Financing; Downside; Chief criticisms; Criticisms from consumer groups; Other reforms proposed.
- `The health security act of 1993' introduced in congress.
Sipes-Metzler, P.R. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Jan94, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p5
Reports on Congress' introduction of The Health Security Act 1993. House and Senate's technical and clerical modifications; House of the Representative's version; Senate version.
- In brief....
Sipes-Metzler, P.R. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Sep94, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p7
Reports on developments in health care regulations in the United States. Completion of the consolidation of carrier functions for durable medical equipment claims processing in August 1994; Proposed rule on a separate Medicare payment for physicians providing care plan oversight for home health...
- Healthcare reform: Now what?
Clarke, Richard L. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Nov94, Vol. 48 Issue 11, p12
Discusses the flaws in President Bill Clinton's Health Security Act. Creation of an entitlement without establishing mechanisms to match funding; Lack of incentives for the wise use of health resources; Complexity of the act; Inadequate incentives for medical research and technology advancement.
- Evaluation of the Grant Program for Rural Health Care Transition.
Clarke, Richard L. // Health Care Financing Review; Winter92, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p199
Provides a summary of an evaluation of the Grant Program for Rural Health Care Transition presented by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Congress on December 22, 1992. Legislative mandate; Summary highlights of the report.
- GASB releases not-for-profit accounting and financial reporting statement.
Clarke, Richard L. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Nov95, Vol. 49 Issue 11, p7
Reports that the financial statements of governmental not-for-profit healthcare entities in the United States will be significantly different from those of their nongovernmental counterparts under Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Stat ement No. 29, `The Use of Not-for-Profit...
- Congress, president agree on Medicare budget cuts.
Clarke, Richard L. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management); Jun97, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p9
Discusses the agreement reached by United States President Bill Clinton and the Republican congressional leadership to reduce Medicare and Medicaid spending. How the savings would be achieved; Few budget-related disputes; How to obtain information on the President's Medicare proposals.
- More tales from institutional review boards.
Neuhauser, Duncan // Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine; Spring94, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p153
Opinion. Focuses on the moral and ethical issues of medical institutional review boards. Case of Dr. Barry Marshall; Differences of decisions between IRBs; Management issues; Suggestions.
- Medical savings accounts gain steam.
Andrews, Greg // Indianapolis Business Journal; 11/1/93, Vol. 14 Issue 31, p1
Reports on the inclusion of medical savings account plans in health reform bills. Golden Rule Insurance Co. chairman J. Patrick Rooney's campaign for the medical savings accounts; Implementation of the plan; Golden Rule's test-marketing of a version of the accounts; Legislators and policy...
- Info on reform.
Shankle, Greta // Indianapolis Business Journal; 6/6/94, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p12A
Features the booklet `Health Care Reform Made Easy, The Short Version,' by Christine Roonery Merchent. Explanation of President Bill Clinton's health care reform proposal; Medical savings account program.
- Federal policy on forgoing treatment or care: Contradictions or consistency?
Uddo, Basile J. // Issues in Law & Medicine; Winter92, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p293
Discusses United States federal policy on foregoing medical treatment or care. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; Child abuse amendments of 1984; Americans with Disabilities Act; Army policy; Danforth Statute.
- What we don't know about health care reform.
Bandeian, Stephen H.; Lewin, Lawrence S. // Issues in Science & Technology; Spring94, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p52
Focuses on the need for better data to provide significant results from major changes in health care policy. Three fundamental plans of health care plans; Tools for analyzing the effect of the policy; Tasks to be performed by the administration, CBO and Lewin-VHI; Recommended steps in gathering...