Navigation Links
Hospital Cost Shifting Adds to Auto Injury Claim Costs
Date:4/23/2010

surers to pay hospitals appropriately and help control auto injury claim costs," said Sprinkel.

Hospital cost shifting to auto injury claims illustrates the complex relationship between property-casualty insurance and the broader healthcare and insurance system. "Healthcare legislation enacted by Congress last month underscores the complexity of this relationship," said Sprinkel. "It will take months, if not years, to understand the full impact of the reforms on hospital cost shifting and the auto insurance system," said Sprinkel.

To explore the relationship between key health system features and auto injury hospital costs, IRC developed a statistical model of average hospital charges for auto injury claims in different states. Key predictors of average hospital charges confirmed by the model are the percentage of a state's population without health insurance coverage and the percentage of the population covered by Medicaid. To estimate excess hospital charges due to hospital cost shifting, IRC compared average hospital charges for BI liability claims in Maryland with average charges in 38 other tort and add-on states. In the 1970s, Maryland received a waiver from the federal government allowing it to regulate hospital reimbursement rates for all purchasers of hospital services. As a result, virtually all hospital cost shifting in the state was eliminated. Maryland's unique approach to hospital reimbursement, while unlikely to be replicated in other states, provides an opportunity to examine costs in an environment with minimal cost shifting. In all instances, IRC found that average hospital charges for auto injury claims in Maryland were substantially lower than hospital charges in most other states. IRC also found that the costs of expensive diagnostic procedures performed in Maryland hospitals were much lower than in other states but were more similar to costs in other states when the procedures were performed outside
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Childrens Hospital Surgeon Receives Prestigious Paul Tessier Medal
2. VHI Releases Annual Industry Report - Highlights Hospital, Nursing Facility Efficiency
3. Pennsylvania EPA Awards Abington Memorial Hospital Funding for Green Projects
4. Sebastian Ferrero Foundation and Shands HealthCare Have Selected Sg2 to Conduct a Needs Assessment for a Gainesville-Based Childrens Hospital
5. Patients with mild gallstone pancreatitis can undergo surgery sooner, shortening hospital stays
6. 3 years out, safety checklist continues to keep hospital infections in check
7. Tobacco Heir to Speak Out Against Tobacco at Saint Francis Hospital
8. Obamas Budget Proposals Will Thwart Charitable Giving to Keep Nonprofit Hospitals Operating, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Says
9. Unique Clean Energy Program Helps Hospitals Buy Clean Energy, Reduce Costs and Counteract Climate Change
10. Community hospitals offer a safe surgical option for some cancer surgeries
11. Most Hospital Patients Dont Know What Meds Theyre Taking
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Hospital Cost Shifting Adds to Auto Injury Claim Costs
(Date:11/28/2014)... 2014 Written and narrated by award winning ... releases the “The Happiest Man In the World: Life ... of how and why Project C.U.R.E. came to be. , ... Josie and the Reverend Richard W. Jackson, Dr. Jackson exceeded ... 30, but realized that he wasn’t happy. Prompted by this ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... Austin, Texas (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 ... of prediabetes testing and treatment, helped employees learn ... complimentary on-site diabetes blood screening at a local ... Stop Diabetes @ Work initiative. , As ... @ Work program , PreDiabetes Centers is co-hosting ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... Everett, WA (PRWEB) November 28, 2014 ... Snohomish County provides an overview of the influenza virus that ... annual flu season. , The article begins with a ... it manifests its symptoms. It reminds families that children under ... and those suffering from chronic diseases, such as heart and ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... 28, 2014 An inventor from Flint, Mich., ... day. "I got this idea while lying in a hospital ... he said. , The Bed Buddy provides a more ergonomic ... the bathroom. It eliminates the need to leave the bed, ... and dignity. Easy to use and producible in design variations, ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... Most of the people attending a presentation by Ken ... Prince Woods retirement community found out the “prized” possessions ... wouldn’t have made the cut to be on an “Antiques ... decorative and folk art and his appearances on the PBS ... buying and selling antiques. Broadly speaking the antiques market ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Thanksgiving Weekend Audiobook Treat! “The Happiest Man In the World: Life Lessons From a Cultural Economist” by Dr. James W. Jackson 2Health News:PreDiabetes Centers Offers Workplace Diabetes Screening at Local School 2Health News:How Flu Vaccines Can Impact Families Is Discussed in New Article from Community Health Center of Snohomish County 2Health News:Antiques Appraiser Sheds Light on "Treasures" 2
... MONDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Women who gained 18 or ... three times more likely to develop gestational diabetes during their second ... the study, published in the May 23 online issue of ... to shed six or more pounds between babies cut their risk ...
... primary care specialty of internal medicine has identified common clinical ... care and better use of finite clinical resources. ... activities appears online in the Archives of Internal Medicine ... list of best practices via consensus from actual practitioners, said ...
... 23 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that they,ve discovered a ... a finding that might provide insight into how the germ ... About 200 million people around the world are thought ... chronically infected people in the United States. Many don,t know ...
... , NEW YORK, May 23, 2011More than eight of ... believe states should be allowed to implement key provisions ... support, ahead of the timeline outlined in the law. ... more low-income families and creating insurance exchanges with premium ...
... , MONDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Undercover research ... to provide emergency care to children with private insurance ... Posing as mothers of a fictional 10-year-old boy ... 85 dental practices twice, four weeks apart, to determine ...
... is a reasonably safe and accurate method for the initial ... April issue of the Journal of the American College ... shave biopsies for not providing accurate T (tumor) stage information, ... to determine the impact of shave biopsies on the initial ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Losing Baby Weight Cuts Odds of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes 2Health News:'Top 5' list helps primary care doctors make wiser clinical decisions 2Health News:'Top 5' list helps primary care doctors make wiser clinical decisions 3Health News:Researchers Find Cousin of Hepatitis C Virus in Dogs 2Health News:States should be allowed to implement key health reform law provisions early, experts say 2Health News:States should be allowed to implement key health reform law provisions early, experts say 3Health News:Some Dentists Reluctant to Treat Kids on Medicaid: Study 2Health News:Some Dentists Reluctant to Treat Kids on Medicaid: Study 3Health News:Shave biopsy is a safe and acceptable method for initial evaluation of melanoma 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... , November 26, 2014 A ... of the organ protrudes through the wall of a weak ... area at birth are some of the causes of hernias. ... hiatal, femoral, and incisional. An inguinal hernia is when part ... umbilical hernia is found in the area of the umbilicus. ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 26, 2014  Aridis Pharmaceuticals, ... produce novel therapies for infectious diseases, announced today ... an internationally recognized key opinion leader in the ... scientific advisory board. Founder and Chief ... "We believe Dr. Opal,s extensive experience investigating bacterial ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 25, 2014 According to ... Power Source (Electric, Battery, Pneumatic), by Product (Drill, ... Cart), by Application (Orthopedic, ENT, Oral, Thoracic, Neurology) ... global Powered Surgical Instruments Market is estimated to ... 2014 and is expected to grow at a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 2Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 3Global Hernia Repair Devices Market Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 to 2018 - Big Market Research 4Aridis Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Steven Opal to Scientific Advisory Board 2Aridis Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Steven Opal to Scientific Advisory Board 3Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 2Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 3Powered Surgical Instruments Market Worth $2.1 Billion by 2019 4
... Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA ) announced ... the Citi 2012 Global Health Care Conference on Wednesday, February ... Time) at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. Jack Lief, ... a corporate overview. A live audio webcast of ...
... Switzerland, Feb. 23, 2012  Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (SWX: ATLN.S) announced today that ... for the development, supply and commercialization of ... biologic for the potential treatment of Dupuytren,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Citi 2012 Global Health Care Conference 2Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Citi 2012 Global Health Care Conference 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Enter a Collaboration Agreement for XIAFLEX® in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico 2Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Enter a Collaboration Agreement for XIAFLEX® in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico 3Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Enter a Collaboration Agreement for XIAFLEX® in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico 4Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Enter a Collaboration Agreement for XIAFLEX® in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico 5Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Enter a Collaboration Agreement for XIAFLEX® in Canada, Australia, Brazil and Mexico 6
These are the Reusable Components (minus cannula), to be used with the VersaStep™ Plus Reposable Short System....
The VersaStep™ 5 mm and VersaStep™ PLUS Reposable system components for creating each access port are supplied in separate packages....
VersaStep™ Reposable Sterilization Trays....
... Instrument for applications in ... ,The VERSASTEP™ Plus instrument ... length is a unique ... radial dilation. It is ...
Medicine Products: