Navigation Links
ASPS Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Increase Access to Reconstructive Surgery for Children
Date:3/9/2009

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today announced its strong support of H.R. 1339, the "Children's Access to Reconstructive Evaluation and Surgery Act" -- or CARES Act. This bi-partisan legislation was introduced today in the House of Representatives by Reps. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), and Bart Gordon (D-TN).

In response to the difficulty families face when insurance companies deny coverage for reconstructive procedures to correct deformities in children, the CARES Act would require insurance companies to provide coverage for the treatment of a child's congenital or developmental deformity or disorder due to trauma, infection, tumor, or disease. Many states have attempted to address similar issues. In fact, nearly a decade ago, Texas enacted comparable legislation. However, state laws do not help the many families covered by health plans regulated solely by Federal law - typically by large multi-state employers who self-insure and are regulated by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

"The ASPS and CARES Coalition believes that a statutory requirement for insurance coverage of children's deformities is vital to correct the growing problem of insurance companies denying care on the grounds that the care provided is cosmetic in nature," said Malcolm Z. Roth, M.D., ASPS board vice president for health policy and advocacy. The American Medical Association defines reconstructive surgery as being performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. Reconstructive surgery is generally performed to improve function and approximate a normal appearance. The CARES Act identifies the distinction between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

According to the March of Dimes, 3 percent of babies born annually (120,000) suffer
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. CPTA Applauds Legislation to Ease Patient Access to Physical Therapy Services
2. National Medical Association Applauds President Obama for Convening the White House Forum on Health Reform
3. Council for Quality Respiratory Care Applauds President Obamas Appointments of Governor Sebelius, DeParle to Lead Health Care Efforts
4. Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance Applauds Selection of Gov. Sebelius for Secretary of Health and Human Services
5. UPDATED: DGA Leadership Applauds Gov. Sebelius Cabinet Appointment
6. DGA Chair Gov. Schweitzer Applauds Gov. Sebelius Cabinet Appointment
7. APHA Applauds Inclusion of Health Reform Fund in Presidents Budget
8. Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Advocacy Alliance Applauds Obama for Commitment to Health Reform, Cancer Research, in Budget Blueprint
9. Partnership Applauds President for Shining Light on True Cost Driver in Health Care - Calls on CBO to Join the Effort
10. AIDS Action Applauds President on Appointment of Jeffrey Crowley as Director of National AIDS Policy
11. Allscripts Applauds Economic Stimulus Incentives Rewarding Physicians for Using Electronic Health Records
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/20/2014)... Allegheny General Hospital’s (AGH) Cardiovascular Institute is ... repair a damaged mitral valve as the heart continues ... by Abbott Vascular , is designed to treat ... in which the heart’s mitral valve leaflets fail to ... heart’s left ventricle into the left atrium. The heart ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... joined Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., ... specialized women’s healthcare services to more than 100,000 patients ... care though all ages and stages of a women’s ... office locations in Westerville and Dublin. , ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Zereana Jess-Huff, a ... Mrs. Maryland 2014 on a platform to think outside the ... and uses her position to raise awareness about women’s other ... for breast cancer. You say the color pink and everybody ... know for a fact that it has not been won ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Dunbridge, Ohio (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... 50 years, takes pride in manufacturing top-of-the-line absorbent products. ... the image of its most popular brand, Tranquility® Premium ... logo, created a new website, gave its packaging a ... to bring the brand message to the public. , ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Rockynol ... Living Center on Oct. 14. The $11 million project ... services, and a cooked-to-order kitchen with full-service restaurant style ... premier choice for first class Assisted Living apartments,” said ... residents deserve the highest quality of care and this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 2Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 3Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 2Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 3Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 2Health News:Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra 3Health News:Tranquility® Premium Protection Incontinence Products Releases New Logo and Website 2Health News:Rockynol Retirement Community Expands Assisted Living Center 2
... , MONDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The ... poses a health threat to clean-up workers, fishermen and members ... have examined the area. "Clinicians should be aware of, ... and related chemicals. Symptomatic patients should be asked about occupation ...
... first study to compare the effectiveness of the birth ... found that the pill works equally well in women ... physician-scientists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center refutes a ... not reliably prevent pregnancy in women who are overweight ...
... , HOUSTON - A protein associated with cancer progression ... creation of new blood vessels that feed the tumor ... University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in ... using a nanoparticle-based gene-silencing system to block production of ...
... most beautiful thing about humans, says Indiana University researcher S. ... prone to error. Yet humans are still extremely flexible and ... seamlessly. His new study demonstrates how this adaptability boils down ... ,God does not play dice., Unfortunately, we all have to ...
... asthma on the list of potential health risks posed ... uncovered. Furthermore, the practice of using ozone to remove ... hotel rooms and the interiors of vehicles, is probably ... researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) ...
... , MONDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds ... much lower than what their wife or female partner makes, while ... than their husband or male partner. The findings suggest that ... among the young couples they studied. "With women, they were ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Gulf Oil Spill Still a Health Threat to Many, Researchers Report 2Health News:Gulf Oil Spill Still a Health Threat to Many, Researchers Report 3Health News:Birth control pill equally effective for women regardless of their weight 2Health News:Novel role: EZH2 boosts creation of ovarian cancer blood vessels 2Health News:Novel role: EZH2 boosts creation of ovarian cancer blood vessels 3Health News:Input-output trade-offs found in human information processing 2Health News:Berkeley study shows ozone and nicotine a bad combination for asthma 2Health News:Berkeley study shows ozone and nicotine a bad combination for asthma 3Health News:Infidelity Rises When She Makes More Than He Does 2Health News:Infidelity Rises When She Makes More Than He Does 3
(Date:10/19/2014)... 20, 2014 CTI BioPharma Corp. (CTI) (NASDAQ ... its third quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, October ... markets. Following the announcement, members of the management team ... results and provide a general corporate update at 4:30 ... can be obtained as follows: Wednesday, October ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... , Deutschland, October 19, 2014 ... CRT-Fallstudien gefragt. Das Problem dabei ist, ... Informationen mit der Kompetenz zu teilen. ... und deshalb freuen wir uns umso mehr, dass ... gebeten, ihre Gepflogenheiten bei Kühlketten aufzuschreiben - mit ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... , Oct. 17, 2014 With the ... Affairs function has come across several challenges in ... and managing globalization.  The ... is dedicated to providing benchmarking and best practices ... Consortium is a service composed of three stages: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CTI BioPharma to Report Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results on October 29, 2014 2Vergleichsbericht zu Pharma-Kühlketten und CRT 2Early Key Findings from the Medical Affairs Consortium Research 2
... DUBLIN , April 27, 2010 , ... EMOP Returns in May to Campione, Italy ; Sell Out Event Expected , ... European Masters of Poker returns for its fourth main event stop of,season two from May 28 to 30 ... Qualification for the EUR1,000 ...
... MADISON, Wis. , April 27 MCNC is ... pilot partnership with Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... and knowledge management. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, ... of North Carolina by adding Mediasite ...
Cached Medicine Technology:European Masters of Poker Italy Online Qualification in Full Swing 2European Masters of Poker Italy Online Qualification in Full Swing 3MCNC Partners With Sonic Foundry to Provide Classroom Technology to K-20 Community 2MCNC Partners With Sonic Foundry to Provide Classroom Technology to K-20 Community 3MCNC Partners With Sonic Foundry to Provide Classroom Technology to K-20 Community 4
... Mediware product, which serves as an ... a dynamic and complete representation of ... orders, medication list, allergies, and notes ... that increase patient safety. MediMAR uses ...
... to medication administration, any error is one ... solution is the Dynamic Hospital AdministratOR. This ... administration system, suitable for hospitals of all ... networked, or as a fully-integrated component of ...
... Outlook® Safety Infusion System is designed to ... drug, and the right dose. Available in ... Outlook® Safety Infusion System allows hospitals to ... meet their needs. DoseGuard™ dose limit technology ...
... that support the nursing process. The caregiver ... I&O information at the point of collection ... This design supports compliance with documentation requirements., ... at the nursing station, wCareAssist™ is right ...
Medicine Products: