Drug Companies May Be Penalize For Overcharging NHS Tax Payers Money on Branded Drugs
The Nation Health Care System of Britain, the NHS, has been in constant light over the past few years. This focus has become even more acute// |as it tries desperately to repair itself from collapsing.
A recent report by the Office of Fair Trading, has expressed that the NHS may actually be pa...
Landrieu Leads Senate Fight to Improve Health Care For Small Businesses
Tax equity, including a tax credit for businesses that provide insurance to help ease the burden;
And, insurance mandates that don't penalize
small firms that want to provide health insurance but can't.
"Our small businesses need a quality, affordable health insurance option, stable ...
United American Nurses Hails House Health Care Reform Bill
...ivate insurance, shared responsibility between employers, government and individuals and affordable, high-quality care for all Americans that does not penalize
those who already have health care coverage.
"I eagerly anticipate nurses contributing to this discussion and sharing our health care experti...
Pay-for-performance may benefit doctors who care for very sick
...ts should be reassuring for policy-makers who have faced crticism that performance measures, public reporting, and pay-for-performance initiatives may penalize
health care providers of patients with multiple co-existing chronic conditions," they wrote.
New health reform strategy would insure everyone, improve health and slow spending growth
...g coverage and improving quality, while also achieving savings can be accomplished in large part because of payment changes that reward efficiency and penalize
waste. Although spending slows as a result of reforms, it would still increase each year.
A central recommendation is to create a national insuranc...
PWeR(TM) Platform Available to Increase Provider Reimbursements From Medicare
...1,700 to $3,500 per healthcare provider per
year. Additionally, the e-prescribing incentive for 2011-2012 will be 1% and
0.5% for 2013. CMS plans to penalize
providers who do not utilize e-
prescriptions with Medicare reimbursements reduced by 1% beginning in 2012,
1.5% in 2013 and 2% in 2014.
Increase in Diagnostic Imaging Fueled by Self-Referring Doctors
...increases in diagnostic imaging, which likely provide little health benefit to patients," Ho wrote.
She said eliminating these reimbursements would penalize
doctors who actually provide in-office imaging as a convenience to patients. She called for policy makers, insurers, physicians and health service res...
Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths Applauds Senator Durbin's Hospital Infection Legislation, but Suggests Some Crucial Additions in Order to Combat Soaring MRSA Rates
...ness. It's ironic that in
many parts of the U.S., restaurants are inspected yearly for cleanliness,
but not hospitals, not even operating rooms."
Hospitals that Fail to Deal Honestly with Government and
On October 17, the Journal of the American Medical Association
published a report...
Watson Wyatt Identifies Major Benefit Trends During Open Enrollment Season
percent of employers currently offer economic incentives and another 26
percent plan to do so in 2008. A few companies take the opposite approach
workers for unhealthy choices, such as smoking, by charging
them higher premiums. Many companies give workers a financial incentive to
complete a heal...
Less than one-third of women aware of landmark hormone therapy study, Stanford researcher finds
...t 9 percent knew the medication increased the risk for memory loss and 34 percent knew that it increased the risk for heart disease. The study did not penalize
women for responses that reflected scientific uncertainty about the risks and benefits of hormone therapy.
Stafford said the low level of knowledge...
Brazil's biotech firms: From imitators to innovators in health-related products
...pment infrastructure and stimulate the creation of facilities to provide required services;
Modify or remove policies that levy taxes or otherwise penalize
companies that must out-source portions of their development programs to off-shore vendors;
Help build a culture of innovation by stimulating dial...
January Market Jitters Fails to Derail Biotech
...e satisfied with biotech fourth-quarter
results, noted Burrill, "although they weren't over-generous in their
rewards but they certainly were quick to penalize
any companies falling
short of expectations." Amgen, for example, hit its projected numbers, but
its 2008 outlook fell well below forecasts as sales o...
Wireless Are you at Risk and Liable?
...s more victims recognize they are victims due to weak wireless network configurations, more cases should occur. Most likely the cost of the cases will penalize
the law-abiding community in the form of higher guest rates, coffee prices or increased taxes due to the amount of traffic in the court system.
A (modern) Tale of Two Cities: Milwaukee and Madison inch together
...aborative can actually collaborate. Some tough issues still divide the cities, not the least of which are state government aid formulas that sometimes penalize
one city in favor of the other, or which reward bad behavior in one city while punishing good policy in the other.
Still, it was a night when Barr...
It takes more than money to reach the top
... However, editors also review and rate ads (although the method of rating is unclear). Ad testing has become increasingly important since poor ads can penalize
an advertiser by resulting in higher cost and lower ad placement. Since the quality rating of an ad is reset each time ads are tested, it had become ...