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Medicaid cuts leave patients in a lurch

...aid. There has been a perpetual fluctuation in the reimbursement cycle and it is also reported that there have been unnecessarily long delays in the payments made to physicians. The state of Massachusetts has gone in for a huge and extensive termination of its services to people and this means they won't be e...

Screening Test For Early Diagnosis Of Colorectal Cancer

...ctal cancer. Researchers conclude saying greater reimbursement for performing screening tests, increased education efforts, and simple reminders for patients and physicians would improve screening rates and save lives....

Guidant sold defective defibrillators with full knowledge

..., Pa., have filed lawsuits against Guidant seeking reimbursement for device-related health care costs. Another Guidant document filed in connection with the Texas lawsuit shows that the company determined in February that it would not reopen its own investigation into the device's problem until the number of fail...

New Medicare Plan - Mixed Reaction among Pharmacists.

...rs (PBM). The pharmacists are concerned that the reimbursement will be around 8 % less than the usual cost as the cost of the drugs will be determined by the insurance company. Pharmacist will also not be availed of the benefits provided by the drug companies for filling prescriptions. All this will make matte...

Slash In Medi-Cal Coverage Makes Medical Care For The Poor Questionable

...ve to be paid are going up except for the rates of reimbursement which always goes downhill.He says the entire system is dysfunctional as we the doctors are receiving the same amount of salary that they received 15 years ago and he is very ashamed about it. Stan Rosenstein, deputy director of medical care serv...

New Treat And Teach Program To Modernize Dental Services in Scotland

...d. Another £4.5m would soon be awarded towards the reimbursement of rent and allowances for the dental practitioners, committed to the NHS. Dr. Andrew Lamb, Director, British Dental Association for Scotland has welcomed the move and expressed hope that it would encourage hospitals, health care access centers and...

Homecare Association Highlights Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare and Medicaid

...fter on e year and the suspension of home// health reimbursement are being opposed by the Association. Commenting on their stand, Tom Ryan, Chairman of the American Association for Homecare and CEO of Homecare Concepts in Farmingdale, NY said, “Continuing cuts to homecare erode the cost-effective infrastructure ...

International Teleradiology: The Future Of Radiologic Diagnosis

...the ACR guidelines and settlement of licensure and reimbursement related issues. To conclude, it would be reasonable to allow for a healthy competition among international and domestic radiologists, taking into consideration the most important aspect of the health care industry, the health care provider and the pa...

Rocky Transition to the Medicare Drug Program

...nment would make procedures for the states to file reimbursement claims for Medicaid recipients unable to obtain drugs under the new Medicare Part D Program. It also plans to switch dual eligibles to the private drug plan providers. But thousands were unable obtain their prescriptions because of enrollment prob...

Carotid Stenting Can Help Patients With Silent Disease

...xamination, and eventual expansion, of current CMS reimbursement for this procedure and allow access to this promising technology for a greater number of beneficiaries. In patients with carotid artery disease, the arteries that supply blood to the brain can develop atherosclerosis, a buildup of fat and cholestero...

Fewer Doctors Treating For Free

...are is mainly due to two trends, No changes in the reimbursement rates from the government and lower fees that insu...ined by time and finances. Busy schedules, reduced reimbursement rates and high medical-school debt appear to be contributing to the problem. Fewer medical students ...

MP Government Keen On Eradicating Malnutrition Among Children

...s.100 would be paid to mothers of such children as reimbursement of costs incurred while bringing the children to hospital. --Edited IANS...

More Than £500m Wasted On Drugs; MP Blames NH

...ry and taken action when necessary, to ensure that reimbursement prices reflect market prices,' said a spokesperson for the Health Department. 'We do not believe the report to be accurate. We have been working with the Department of Health to establish profit levels and ensure that pharmacies are neither over or...

NIACL to Pay Rs 2.19 lakh for Repudiating Mediclaim Policy

...ompany to pay Rs 2.19 lakh to a man who was denied reimbursement after undergoing cardiac bypass surgery,// and held it guilty of "wrongful repudiation" of the mediclaim policy on the ground of concealment of pre-existing ailments. The Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission ordering the National India...

Kidney donors do not realize financial gains

...ct potential donors and to assist in guiding donor reimbursement policies, which are being considered in several countries," he says. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian Council supported the study for Donation and Transplantation. Source : Eureka Alert...

Craniofacial Surgery Gives Tijuana Teen Chance to be 'Normal' Kid

...s Angeles to provide the respective hospitals with reimbursement for medical care to children from foreign countries who are unable to obtain medical care in their own countries. The children whose care is paid for by this donation are located and recommended by Mending Kids International. Mending Kids Internation...

Women Prefer Office Procedure during treatment of Early Pregnancy

...and the procedure was 80 percent longer. Physician reimbursement did not differ between the two groups. While the study did not demonstrate that office-based procedures are safer than traditional operating room management, the authors said they are concerned about the four-fold increase in bleeding-related compl...

Preventing Falls May Be Key to Avoiding Disability in Elderly

...cations — with different eligibility requirements, reimbursement systems and approaches. It is also important to understand what 'dose' effect or level of each intervention is needed to have an impact, he said. 'At the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, we are working to create sustainable community-based pro...

Sacroplasty Safe and Effective to Reduce Low Back Pain

...nd there is no Medicare code for the procedure, so reimbursement is problematic. His cost for one kit is about $400. He said he performs the service at no charge and receives no industry funding for his research. Frey would like to see controlled trials to compare sacroplasty to a sham procedure. It is conceivab...

Acupuncture for chronic pain in Osteoarthritis patients

...lth Insurers to consider including acupuncture for reimbursement by state health insurance funds. Acupuncture will become a routine medical option for OA treatment on approval. The authors conclude "the present results show that, in patients with chronic pain due to OA of the knee or hip who were receiving routi...

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