Citations with the tag: MEDICAL policy

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  • 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.

  • HCFA to reverse home-health referral rule.
    Wing, Peter C. // 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • CBO supports single-payer plan.
    Bandeian, Stephen H.; Lewin, Lawrence S. // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009); 8/23/93, Vol. 40 Issue 34, p40 

    Reports the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) support for the American Health Security Act, HR 1200. Co-authors and co-sponsor; Nature of CBO report; Cost savings despite single payer-based reform; Major findings of CBO report; Funding for legislation.

  • Goodfellas.
    Klein, Jeffrey // Mother Jones; May/Jun93, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p3 

    Comments on an article which appeared in a Sunday `New York Times' and described how a Jackson Hole group had devised a plan called managed competition to aid Hillary Clinton in reforming health care. `Hillary Clinton's Potent Brain Trust on Health Care Reform'; Clear picture offered by the...

  • The big idea.
    Dreyfuss, Robert // Mother Jones; May/Jun93, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p18 

    Investigates why, despite broad popular support for a single-payer system, managed competition has moved to the top of the president's health-care agenda. President Clinton's rejection of the Canadian solution; How proponents of managed competition want the system to work; Super-HMOs, called...

  • Winners and losers.
    Weingarten, Michael; Smith, Elwood // Mother Jones; May/Jun93, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p23 

    Presents a guide to the different health care reform options. Current system; Jackson Hole plan; Clinton plan; Single-payer system; What the systems mean to consumers; Insurers; Big businesses; Small businesses; Drug companies; Doctors; Insured; Uninsured; The poor; Middle class; People with...

  • Surprise package.
    Peak, Martha H. // Management Review; Nov93, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p1 

    Opinion. Comments on President Bill Clinton's health reform program. Nationalized play-or-pay healthcare coverage; Insurance industry's action on Clinton's suggestion of a common claims form; Savings from preventive care; Need for Americans to treat the system and their bodies with respect;...

  • Fighting the law.
    Moore Jr., J. Duncan // Modern Healthcare; 03/23/98, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p24 

    Focuses on technical error of a Louisiana legislation passed in 1990 on healthcare delivery. Comments from Dave Tarver, executive vice president of State Medical Society; Information on the real intent of the original 1990 law.

  • Monitor.
    Moore Jr., J. Duncan // Materials Management in Health Care; Oct97, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p9 

    Presents regulatory developments concerning the healthcare industry in the United States as of October 1997. Environmental Protection Agency's final rules on hospital incinerators; Appointment of Nancy-Ann Min DeParle as deputy administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration;...

  • Memo from MJ.
    Jacobson, Michael F. // Nutrition Action Health Letter; May93, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p3 

    Opinion. Suggests that members of Congress and the Clinton administration focus on prevention of Americans' health problems, where nutrition is the key. Benefit of a diet low in fat, cholesterol, sodium, and sugar; Use of diet in treating a disease.

  • Put `health' into health care reform.
    Jacobson, Michael F. // Nutrition Action Health Letter; Jul/Aug94, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p3 

    Comments on health care reform proposals in Congress. Importance of preventive measures against debilitating diseases; Advocacy of dietary modifications.

  • `How much will it hurt, doc?'.
    Abcede, Angel; Alkire, Larry // National Petroleum News; Nov93, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p50 

    Reports on the impact of United States President Bill Clinton's national health care plan. Background; Features; Requirements; Apprehensions about mandated employee coverage; Effects on small businesses; Value of health alliances; Uncertainties within the plan; Impact on the oil industry.

  • P-C cos. praise health reform bill.
    Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag; 8/12/96, Vol. 100 Issue 33, p1 

    Reports on reactions to the Kassebaum-Kennedy health insurance reform bill. Efforts to establish standards for transmission of health plan medical data; Position on the issue by the American Insurance Association; ERISA Industry Committee; Independent Insurance Agents of America; Council for...

  • Chronic illness in the Clinton administration.
    Cockburn, Alexander // New Statesman & Society; 5/21/93, Vol. 6 Issue 253, p14 

    Examines the different proposals for health care reform under President Bill Clinton's administration. Collapse of the Enthoven model; Campaign of advocates of national insurance against managed competition; Advantages of the Canadian model; Hillary Clinton's push for a pro-managed competition...

  • Dems refuse to quit on health reform.
    Gatty, Bob // Ophthalmology Times; 1/23/95, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p5 

    Highlights the five-bill package of health reform legislation introduced by Senate Democrats. Providing Americans with access to affordable health care; Health insurance deductibility; Portability of coverage; Standardization of billing and claim forms.

  • States can lead the way to health care reform, governors think.
    Gatty, Bob // Public Health Reports; Nov/Dec91, Vol. 106 Issue 6, p735 

    States that a National Governors' Association Task Force on Health Care believes that states are well positioned to help find solutions to the country's health care problems. The group's access to and affordability of health care for all Americans; Comment by Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton,...

  • Setting the national agenda for injury control in the 1990s.
    Houk, Vernon N.; Millar, J. Donald // Public Health Reports; Mar/Apr92, Vol. 107 Issue 2, p129 

    Editorial. Comments on a plan that will help shape the future of injury control research, programs and policies for this decade. Involvement of the National Center for Environmental Health and Injury Control (NCEHIC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in the...

  • Public housing residents get PHS health grants.
    Houk, Vernon N.; Millar, J. Donald // Public Health Reports; Mar/Apr92, Vol. 107 Issue 2, p238 

    Reports that the Public Health Service has approved a total of $3.4 million for seven model programs to bring health care services to a large number of underserved and hard-to-reach public housing residents. Cities that received grants; Programs involving primary medical care, health screening...

  • Strengthening the public health system.
    Roper, William L.; Baker Jr., Edward L. // Public Health Reports; Nov/Dec92, Vol. 107 Issue 6, p609 

    Provides details of the five key areas designed to improve the infrastructure of the public health system and its capacity to carry out effectively the core functions of public health assessment, policy development, and assurance of the availability of the benefits of public health. Human...

  • PREVENTION 93 meeting set for St. Louis in April.
    Roper, William L.; Baker Jr., Edward L. // Public Health Reports; Jan/Feb93, Vol. 108 Issue 1, p144 

    Discusses what the general sessions of the PREVENTION 93 meeting to be held April 17-20, 1993, in St. Louis, Mo., will examine. Topics to be addressed in concurrent sessions; `Leadership for Prevention in Health Care Reform,' as theme; Sponsors; Contact point.

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