Summary: Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.
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- Special issues for younger Medicare beneficiaries with disabilitiesBonnie Burns
California Health Advocates, USA
Issue Brief Cent Medicare Educ 4:1-8. 2003..In this brief we focus on how people with disabilities qualify for Medicare and how their Medicare benefits coordinate with other types of health benefits they may have...
- Experience in the United States with public deliberation about health insurance benefits using the small group decision exercise, CHATMarion Danis
Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
J Ambul Care Manage 33:205-14. 2010..Some municipalities have used it to assess public priorities for direct service delivery to the uninsured. Setting up the exercise requires substantial preparation, but the public finds it simple to use and understand...
- Who is giving up the free lunch? The insured patients' decision to access health insurance benefits and its determinants: Evidence from a low-income countryArdeshir Sepehri
Department of Economics, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5, Canada
Health Policy 92:250-8. 2009..This paper examines the determinants of the insured's decision to use their health insurance card when seeking outpatient and inpatient health care in Vietnam...
- Health insurance benefit packages prioritized by low-income clients in India: three criteria to estimate effectiveness of choiceDavid Mark Dror
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Institute for Health Policy and Management, rte de Frontenex 39B, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Soc Sci Med 64:884-96. 2007..budget of about 11 US dollars per household per year, to identify priorities of poor people regarding health insurance benefits in India in late 2005...
- Use of antidepressants among Canadian workers receiving depression-related short-term disability benefitsCarolyn S Dewa
Health Systems Research and Counseling Unit, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Psychiatr Serv 54:724-9. 2003....
- Industrial accident compensation insurance benefits on cerebrovascular and heart disease in KoreaHyeong Su Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Konkuk University, Chungju, Korea
J Korean Med Sci 18:483-8. 2003..Using the insurance benefit paid for the 4,300 cases, this study estimated the burden of insurance benefits spent on work-related cerebrovascular and heart disease...
- The effect of mandating complementary and alternative medicine services on insurance benefits in Washington StateCarolyn A Watts
Department of Health Services, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
J Altern Complement Med 10:1001-8. 2004..Washington was the first state to require insurance companies to cover all categories of licensed providers. The purpose of this paper was to examine the effect of Washington's law on coverage decisions of major health plans...
- Community exercise program use and changes in healthcare costs for older adultsRonald T Ackermann
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, Washington, USA
Am J Prev Med 25:232-7. 2003..Regular exercise is associated with many health benefits. Community-based exercise programs may increase exercise participation, but little is known about cost implications...
- The role of consumer knowledge of insurance benefits in the demand for preventive health care among the elderlyStephen T Parente
Department of Health Care Management, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA
Health Econ 14:25-38. 2005..Our findings suggest that strategies to educate the insured Medicare population about coverage of preventive services may have substantial social value...
- Medicare beneficiary counseling programs: what are they and do they work?L A McCormack
Health Economics Research, Inc, Waltham, MA 02154, USA
Health Care Financ Rev 18:127-40. 1996..Because the ICA programs serve as a vital link between HCFA and its beneficiaries, information about the programs' success may be useful to HCFA and other policymakers during this era of consumer information...
- Dramatic improvement or death spiral--two members of congress assess the Medicare billEdward M Kennedy
N Engl J Med 350:747-51. 2004
- The new Medicare prescription-drug benefit--a pure power playJohn K Iglehart
N Engl J Med 350:826-33. 2004
- The first months of the prescription-drug benefit--a CMS updatePeter B Bach
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Washington, DC, USA
N Engl J Med 354:2312-4. 2006
- Six questions about the new Medicare billDouglas Waller
Time 162:50-1. 2003
- Drug insurance utilization management policies and "reference pricing": an illustrated commentary on the article by Vittorio Maio and colleaguesMalcolm Maclure
School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, B C V8W 3P5, Canada
Milbank Q 83:131-47. 2005
- Recent developments in employee benefits lawJonathan G Rose
Katten, Muchin Zavis Rosenman, Washington, D C, USA
Tort Trial Insur Pract Law J 40:345-68. 2005..This article is not meant to be exhaustive, but discusses the more important developments during 2003-2004, with particular focus on issues of concern to the insurance industry...
- Promise or peril? Impact of the Medicare drug benefit on the ESRD populationMark E Williams
Beth Israel Deconess Medical Centerand Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 11:228-33. 2004
- Coordination of dental and medical benefitsBinod K Verma
N Y State Dent J 69:15-6. 2003
- Prescription drug benefits under Part D of the Medicare Modernization Act--the genie's out of the bottleL Sue Andersen
Health Benefits ABCs
Issue Brief Cent Medicare Educ 5:1-10. 2005..In this brief, we discuss the new Part D benefit, including who is eligible, the basic benefit, benefits for low-income individuals and coordination with other prescription drug coverage...
- The Medicare drug cardJeanie Stoker
AnMed Home Care Services, P O Box 195, 1926 Mc Connell Springs Road, Anderson, SC 29622 0195, USA
Home Healthc Nurse 23:364-5. 2005
- States' control of prescription drug spending: a heterogeneous approachNancy E Morden
University of Washington, in Seattle, USA
Health Aff (Millwood) 24:1032-8. 2005....
- The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act and the impact on care of people with chronic illness: benefit design and implementation issuesClaudia Schlosberg
Blank Rome LLP, Washington, DC 20037, USA
Care Manag J 5:113-21. 2004....
- The new medicare drug benefit: formularies and their potential effects on access to medicationsHaiden A Huskamp
Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
J Gen Intern Med 20:662-5. 2005..Such efforts should reduce administrative burden and better allow physicians to help patients obtain needed medications...
- Pharmacy utilization and the Medicare Modernization ActVittorio Maio
Department of Health Policy, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Milbank Q 83:101-30. 2005..Therefore, the economic and clinical impact of PUM measures on seniors should be studied further to help policymakers design better drug benefit plans...
- Medicare and long-term careJudith Stein
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc, USA
Issue Brief Cent Medicare Educ 4:1-6. 2003..In this brief, we provide an overview of these benefits--including information about what services are covered, when they are covered, and how much your clients will pay for this care...
- Can we afford all this?John F Dickerson
Time 162:48-51. 2003
- The beginning of the end of MedicareDiana J Mason
Am J Nurs 104:11. 2004
- Medicare's private plans: is more change on the way?Theresa M Forster
Caring 27:8-11, 1. 2008....
- Medicare beneficiaries don't receive available preventive servicesGina Rollins
Rep Med Guidel Outcomes Res 14:1-2, 7-8. 2003
- A political history of medicare and prescription drug coverageThomas R Oliver
Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 624 N Broadway, Room 403, Baltimore, MD 21205 1999, USA
Milbank Q 82:283-354. 2004..Based on several new circumstances in 2003, the article demonstrates why there was a historic opportunity to add a Medicare prescription drug benefit and identify challenges to implementing an effective policy...
- Medicare skilled nursing facility benefitsJennifer Weiss
Medicare Rights Center, New York City, NY, USA
Am J Nurs 104:65-7. 2004
- The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003Susan Emmer
Emmer Consulting, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1013-5. 2004
- Medicare Savings Programs: helping your clients get and use the benefitsPatricia Nemore
Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc, USA
Issue Brief Cent Medicare Educ 5:1-6. 2004..And like their counterparts, they face special access and eligibility issues. In this second brief in our series on dual enrollees, we discuss issues that your clients may face as they seek to enroll in and use Medicare Savings Programs...
- Medicare for people with Alzheimer's diseaseLeslie Fried
American Bar Association ABA Commission on Law and Aging Alzheimer s Association, USA
Issue Brief Cent Medicare Educ 5:1-6. 2004..This issue brief presents information about the types of services Medicare will cover for people with Alzheimer's disease...
- Strategic choices for managed care plans under the Modernization Act of 2003Alexander R Shekhdar
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, USA
J Health Law 37:429-44. 2004..The primary driver of this change, in the near- and far-term, will be the Medicare managed care plans that currently serve 4.7 million beneficiaries...
- State variation in insurance laws a major driver of employers' self-insurance decisionsLeAnne DeFrancesco
Find Brief 7:1-3. 2004
- Prescription drug coverage for people with MedicareNatasha Stein
Center for Medicare Education, Washington, DC, USA
Issue Brief Cent Medicare Educ 3:1-8. 2002..This brief explores some of the issues facing beneficiaries without drug coverage and describes some of the different options available to help offset the costs of prescription medications...
- The new Medicare bill: far-reaching effects on cancer treatmentJoseph S Bailes
Texas Oncology, Houston, USA
Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 2:292-4. 2004..A large net reduction in total payments will take effect in 2005 and is likely to have significant adverse effects on the delivery of care to cancer patients...
- Medicare Part D drug benefit and HIV/AIDS: questions and answersWilliam M Valenti
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, USA
AIDS Read 16:66, 70-1. 2006..In the end, we need to work to avoid interruptions in treatment for our patients...
- A medical economic fairy tale: Jack, the magic beans, Medicare and the US FDANeil J Nusbaum
Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Illinois 61107 1897, USA
Drugs Aging 23:447-50. 2006..Laxity in the approval process for ineffective drugs may therefore result in lack of funds to support acquisition of more useful medicines for the elderly...
- Medicare prescription drug coverage (part D): challenges and opportunitiesBeth Witten
National Kidney Foundation Inc, New York, NY, USA
Nephrol News Issues 20:14-6, 18. 2006
- Part D decisions: like other employers, many states are collecting a new federal subsidy for maintaining retiree drug coverage--but for many, that's not their "final answer"Rachel Burton
State Legis 32:26-7. 2006
- Medication access and continuity: the experiences of dual-eligible psychiatric patients during the first 4 months of the Medicare prescription drug benefitJoyce C West
American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education, American Psychiatric Association, Practice Research Network, 1000 Wilson Blvd, Suite 1825, Arlington, VA 22209, USA
Am J Psychiatry 164:789-96. 2007....
- Correction necessary regarding CMS guidance for coverage of new multiple-source brand drugsRonnie Depue
J Manag Care Pharm 13:290; author reply 290. 2007
- Job-based health insurance in 2001: inflation hits double digits, managed care retreatsJ Gabel
Health Research and Educational Trust
Health Aff (Millwood) 20:180-6. 2001..Despite premium increases, the percentage of firms offering coverage remained statistically unchanged, and a relatively strong labor market has continued to shield workers from the higher cost of coverage...
- Medicare Part D: selected issues for pharmacists and beneficiaries in 2007Janet Kilian
Amabulatory Care Pharmacy Department, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, 833 South Wood St, MC 886, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
J Manag Care Pharm 13:59-65. 2007..Pharmacists will continue to be an essential and integral part of the continued success of the Medicare prescription drug benefit in 2007, in part by being informed about the policies and regulations...
- The role of outcomes research in defining and measuring value in benefit decisionsMichael B Nichol
School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, 1540 E Alcazar St, CHP 140, Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
J Manag Care Pharm 12:S19-23; quiz S24-6. 2006..To identify ways that health care leaders at all levels can quantify the value proposition, thus influencing health care delivery and improving patient care...
- Variation in estimated Medicare prescription drug plan costs and affordability for beneficiaries living in different statesMatthew M Davis
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0456, USA
J Gen Intern Med 22:257-63. 2007..Variations in estimated PDP costs for beneficiaries living in different states have not previously been characterized...
- Confusing inequitable medicare prescription drug benefitGail E Shearer
J Gen Intern Med 22:286-8. 2007
- Medicare and TRICAREElyse Politi
Arlington Area Agency on Aging, Arlington, VA, USA
Issue Brief Cent Medicare Educ 3:1-6. 2002..In this brief, we discuss how these new programs work, who is eligible and how much they cost. We will also explore how the programs interact with your clients' Medicare benefits...
- The road all-too-well traveled: a year of Medicare Part D and what we have learned so farRebecca Hays
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Prog Transplant 17:68-9. 2007
- Problem-based learning using the online Medicare Part D Plan Finder toolTimothy W Cutler
School of Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, C 152 Box 0622, 521 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 0622, USA
Am J Pharm Educ 72:47. 2008....
- Adverse selection and generosity of alcohol treatment benefitsKatherine M Harris
Division of Clinical and Prevention Research, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism NIAAA, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
Inquiry 39:413-28. 2002..Also, users of alcohol treatment services do not remain disproportionately enrolled longer in plans with generous benefits...
- Mental health and substance abuse insurance parity for federal employees: how did health plans respond?Colleen L Barry
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
J Policy Anal Manage 27:155-70. 2008..This finding helps to explain the absence of an effect of the FEHB Program directive on total spending, and is relevant to the policy debate in Congress over federal parity...
- The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit: understanding the benefits and the gaps in this new coverageFay Baier
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seattle, WA, USA
Am J Nurs 106:66-72. 2006..Also addressed are concerns voiced by some beneficiaries about the coverage and suggestions on how to avoid confusion when choosing and enrolling in a plan...
- Coordinating care for dual eligibles: options for linking state Medicaid programs with Medicare Advantage Special Needs PlansCharles J Milligan
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Issue Brief (Commonw Fund) 32:1-12. 2008..The authors also provide guidance on contractual issues important to state Medicaid agencies, and they discuss environmental factors that influence the choice of models and the program's prospects for success...
- Changing health insurance trendsJohn K Iglehart
N Engl J Med 347:956-62. 2002
- Medicare Part D--the product of a broken processLouise M Slaughter
N Engl J Med 354:2314-5. 2006
- Unintended consequences of caps on Medicare drug benefitsJohn Hsu
Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif 94612, USA
N Engl J Med 354:2349-59. 2006..Little information exists about the consequences of limits on prescription-drug benefits for Medicare beneficiaries...
- Implementing the Medicare drug benefit in a diverse inner-city communityJoann Stubbings
Research and Public Policy, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 64:193-9. 2007..An integrated effort to maintain continued access to pharmacy services and prescribed medications for patients in an inner-city community before and during the implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit is described...
- Cost sharing, caps on benefits, and the chronically ill--a policy mismatchKenneth E Thorpe
N Engl J Med 354:2385-6. 2006
- The pharmacist and the Medicare Modernization Act: beauty and the beast?Lisa C Hutchison
College of Pharmacy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Consult Pharm 22:57-9. 2007..In the same way, the pharmacist's vision of improved access to care has been realized, although it is occurring through much pain for our beautiful pharmacy profession...
- [Workers with alcohol and drug addiction problems. Consensus Document of the Study Group on Hazardous Workers]N Magnavita
Istituto di Medicina del Lavoro, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma
Med Lav 99:3-58. 2008..Italian Law 81/08 (so-called "Unified Text of Laws on Health and Safety at Work"), came into force on 15 May 2008 and incorporates provisions related to medical surveillance of drug and alcohol dependency at the workplace...
- Changes in reimbursement rates and rules associated with the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act. IntroductionPhilip E Johnson
H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Dr, Tampa, FL 33612, USA
Am J Health Syst Pharm 63:S2-6. 2006..Future trends in the Medicare population and drug expenditures, the organizational structure of the Medicare program, and recent changes in Medicare rules and rates for pharmaceutical reimbursement are described...
- Trends in mental health insurance benefits and out-of-pocket spendingDavid R McKusick
The MEDSTAT Group, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 330, Washington, DC 20008, USA
J Ment Health Policy Econ 5:71-8. 2002b>Insurance benefits can have a large effect on whether one is able to access health care services. Mental health and substance abuse (MHSA) insurance coverage has typically been less generous than that of general health services.
- [Costs of occupational diseases and accidents at work in Poland]Izabela Rydlewska-Liszkowska
Z Zakładu Polityki Zdrowotnej, Instytutu Medycyny Pracy im prof dra med I Nofera w Lodzi
Med Pr 57:317-24. 2006..The aim of this study was to estimate and assess the range of the expenditure of money on occupational diseases and accidents at work in Poland in 2004...
- Insurance coverage and subsequent utilization of complementary and alternative medicine providersWilliam E Lafferty
Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Box 357660, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Am J Manag Care 12:397-404. 2006..Since 1996, Washington State law has required that private health insurance cover licensed complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers...
- State vocational services and employment in cancer survivorsFong Chan
Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
J Cancer Surviv 2:169-78. 2008..This study investigated the association of state vocational rehabilitation services in the USA and work outcomes of cancer survivors who were unemployed prior to receipt of services...
- The rights of the medically uninsured: an analysis of social justice and disparate health outcomesMichelle Chandler
College of Health and Public Affairs, Orlando, FL 32818, USA
J Health Soc Policy 21:17-36. 2006..6 million individuals currently without insurance benefits, the need to address the disparity in access to treatment and a means of social justice in the distribution ..
- Improving childhood asthma outcomes in the United States: a blueprint for policy actionMarielena Lara
University of California Los Angeles RAND Program on Latino Children with Asthma RAND Health, Santa Monica, California 90407 2138, USA
Pediatrics 109:919-30. 2002..The objective of this project was to create a blueprint for improvement of national policy in this area...
- Employer-paid nonmedical costs for patients with diabetes and end-stage renal diseaseSachin J Kamal-Bahl
Outcomes Research and Management, Merck and Co, Inc, 770 Sumneytown Pike and Broad St, PO Box 4, WP39 170, West Point, PA 19486, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 3:A83. 2006..and mortality, can generate substantial costs for large employers providing life insurance and disability insurance benefits. This study is the first to examine such disease-related nonmedical costs for employers and models the ..
- Language preference and non-traumatic low back disorders in Washington State workers' compensationDavid K Bonauto
Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
Am J Ind Med 53:204-15. 2010..Workers in the United States with limited English proficiency likely perform more hazardous work, experience higher rates of work-related injury and illness, and have worse disability outcomes...
- New parity, same old attitude towards psychotherapy?Norman A Clemens
Case Western Reserve University, USA
J Psychiatr Pract 16:115-9. 2010Full parity of health insurance benefits for treatment of mental illness, including substance use disorders, is a major achievement...
- Underutilization of social insurance among the poor: evidence from the PhilippinesStella Quimbo
School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
PLoS ONE 3:e3379. 2008..Many developing countries promote social health insurance as a means to eliminate unmet health needs. However, this strategy may be ineffective if there are barriers to fully utilizing insurance...
- Risk of death in elderly users of conventional vs. atypical antipsychotic medicationsPhilip S Wang
Department of Psychiatry, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120, USA
N Engl J Med 353:2335-41. 2005..However, the advisory did not apply to conventional antipsychotic medications; the risk of death with these older agents is not known...
- Employer drug benefit plans and spending on prescription drugsGeoffrey F Joyce
RAND Health, 1700 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90407 2138, USA
JAMA 288:1733-9. 2002..It is unknown how these initiatives affect drug costs...
- Socioeconomic status, drug insurance benefits, and new prescriptions for inhaled corticosteroids in schoolchildren with asthmaA L Kozyrskyj
Department of Community Health Sciences, Manitoba Centre for Health Policy and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, S101 750 Bannatyne Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3, Canada
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 155:1219-24. 2001..Low-income children with asthma are less likely to receive inhaled corticosteroid prescriptions that can prevent asthma morbidity...
- Private health insurance for adolescents: is it adequate?Harriette B Fox
Maternal and Child Health Policy Research Center, 750 17th Street NW, Suite 1025, Washington, D C 20006, USA
J Adolesc Health 32:12-24. 2003..To examine the nature and extent of private insurance coverage available for health services needed by six hypothetical adolescents with physical and mental health conditions...
- [A comparison of long-term care insurance in Germany and the Netherlands]Yia Wun Liang
School of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, ROC
Hu Li Za Zhi 57:17-22. 2010..As national insurance benefits all insured individuals, premium sharing must consider the equity of relevant stakeholders...
- Medico-legal interaction in disability and fatal claimsTerence G Ison
Osgoode Hall Law School
J Law Med 17:833-48. 2010..the causes of disability or death in the context of claims for damages, workers' compensation, motor vehicle insurance benefits, disability insurance, claims under some other types of insurance, military pensions for disabilities and ..
- Detecting malingering of Ganser-like symptoms with tests: a case studyHarald Merckelbach
Department of Experimental Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 60:636-8. 2006..He had been involved in a car crash and was seeking disability insurance benefits. Extensive testing with malinger instruments revealed that he performed below chance on simple memory tests ..
- A comprehensive case management program to improve palliative careClaire M Spettell
Aetna Informatics, Aetna, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422, USA
J Palliat Med 12:827-32. 2009The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of comprehensive case management (CM) and expanded insurance benefits on use of hospice and acute health care services among enrollees in a national health plan.
- Work resumption after vocational rehabilitation: a follow-up two years after completed rehabilitationAsa Ahlgren
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden
Work 28:343-54. 2007..The present study follows up alterations in work resumption or in social insurance benefits from the time of completed VR and during the following two years.
- The use of state workers' compensation administrative data to identify injury scenarios and quantify costs of work-related traumatic brain injuriesRonald M Wrona
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98516, USA
J Safety Res 37:75-81. 2006..Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a public health problem but little is known about the nature of that problem in the working population...
- [Economic evaluation of disability prevention programs for community-dwelling elderly secular trend analyses of medical and care expenses comparing participants and non-participants in the programs]Hiroto Yoshida
Research Team for Social Participation and Health Promotion, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
Nihon Koshu Eisei Zasshi 54:156-67. 2007..This study was conducted to evaluate disability prevention programs for community-dwelling elderly in terms of the cost/benefit balance...
- Trends in employer-sponsored health insurance coverage for tobacco-dependence treatmentsSara B McMenamin
University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
Am J Prev Med 35:321-6. 2008Nearly 1.8 million smokers in California receive their health insurance benefits through their employer...
- Employer adoption of evidence-based chronic disease prevention practices: a pilot studyJeffrey R Harris
Health Promotion Research Center, Department of Health Services, University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
Prev Chronic Dis 5:A92. 2008....
- Assessing barriers to change in drinking behavior: results of an online employee screening programRobert H Aseltine
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Community Health, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA
Work 32:165-9. 2009..This study examined the correlates of two potential barriers to changes in drinking behavior--underestimation of drinking and lack of knowledge of helping resources--using data from web-based employee alcohol screenings...
- Changes in the prevalence of disability pension in Iceland 1976-1996Sigurour Thorlacius
State Social Security Institute of Iceland
Scand J Public Health 30:244-8. 2002..The objectives were to determine changes in the prevalence of disability pension in Iceland and its distribution according to gender, age, and main diagnoses...
- Does prevention of cardiovascular diseases lead to decreased cost of illness? Twenty years of experience from FinlandU Kiiskinen
Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion, National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Prev Med 26:220-6. 1997..During the past 20 years the age-standardized cardiovascular disease mortality rate has declined in Finland by 50%. The aim of this study was to examine the social cost consequences of this decline...
- No care for the caregivers: declining health insurance coverage for health care personnel and their children, 1988-1998Brady G S Case
Harvard Medical School, 955 Massachusetts Ave, PMB 321, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Am J Public Health 92:404-8. 2002..This study examined trends in health insurance coverage for health care workers and their children between 1988 and 1998...
- Corporate smoking cessation on Long IslandPeter Mulligan
Townsend School of Business, Dowling College, Oakdale, New York 11769, USA
Health Promot Pract 11:182-7. 2010..Employers are experiencing major annual increases in the cost of providing health insurance benefits. The expenditures due to smoking-related diseases are a major contributor to the escalating cost of employer-..
- Patterns of informal and formal caregiving among elders with private long-term care insuranceM A Cohen
LifePlans, Inc, and Center for Health and Long Term Care Research, Waltham, MA 02154, USA
Gerontologist 41:180-7. 2001..We focus on how benefits are used, whether claimants feel they are getting appropriate value from their policies, and what the patterns are of formal and informal service use...
- Imminent suicide: the illusion of short-term predictionRobert I Simon
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA
Suicide Life Threat Behav 36:296-301. 2006..Managed care admission protocols may contain imminence criteria for patients at risk for suicide before approving insurance benefits, yet no suicide risk factors exist for the short-term prediction of suicide.
- Preventing disability through community-based health coachingStephen K Holland
Long Term Care Group, Inc, Natick, Massachusetts 01760, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 51:265-9. 2003..Baseline exclusions include being cognitively impaired or qualifying for long-term care insurance benefits due to deficiencies in two or more activities of daily living...
- Health care coalitions: from joint purchasing to local health reformJoseph A Camillus
Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Inquiry 45:142-52. 2008..the 1990s, these coalitions focused their efforts on supporting purchasing activities related to health insurance benefits and direct health care...
- Enhancing employee capacity to prioritize health insurance benefitsMarion Danis
Section on Ethics and Health Policy, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 1156, USA
Health Expect 10:236-47. 2007To demonstrate that employees can gain understanding of the financial constraints involved in designing health insurance benefits.
- The health insurance puzzle: a new approach to assessing patient coverage preferencesA K Biddle
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 27599 7400, USA
J Community Health 23:181-94. 1998Previous studies of preferences for health insurance benefits have required individuals to make a series of complex and repetitive decisions, and have assumed that all insured benefits are desirable...
- Lasers and soft tissue treatments for the pediatric dental patientLawrence Kotlow
Alpha Omegan 101:140-51. 2008..placed a child at risk during the use of a general anesthetic for an elective procedure, which may not have insurance benefits. Traditional methods of oral surgery using scalpels or electrosurgery may produce significant postoperative ..
- [Analysis of health insurance benefits: material and methods]A Weill
Echelon National du Service Médical de l Assurance Maladie CNAMTS, CNAMTS 66, Avenue du Maine, 75 694 Paris Cedex 14, France
Diabetes Metab 26:49-54. 2000..Finally, we needed to take into account the fact that the resulting data contained virtually no information on facilities receiving a once a year total budget allocation (all public hospital)...
- Sickness certificates as a basis for decisions regarding entitlement to sickness insurance benefitsElsy Söderberg
Division of Social Medicine and Public Health Science, Department of Health and Society, Linkoping University, S 581 85 Linkoping, Sweden
Scand J Public Health 33:314-20. 2005....
- Evaluating Economic Subsidies To Improve Dietary Intake Among Low Income FamiliesMarian L Fitzgibbon; Fiscal Year: 2010..includes seven FTEs with benefits including a full tuition waiver from the University of Illinois and health insurance benefits for all benefit-eligible employees...
- Workplace Health PromotionMARGARET A HANNON; Fiscal Year: 2010..We have developed an intervention that improves employers'health insurance benefits, workplace policies, and employee programs for several of these risk factors, including tobacco cessation, ..
- A2ALL Cohort Study: Pyschosocial and Surgical OutcomesAbhinav Humar; Fiscal Year: 2013..health-related financial expenses, changes in employment, and changes in health, disability, or life insurance benefits. Finally, with regards to specific technical issues related to the recipient surgery, our aim is to study ..
- Expanding Treatment of Opioid Dependence Among the Privately InsuredSusan H Busch; Fiscal Year: 2012..Restrictive insurance benefits for substance abuse may partially explain low treatment rates among the 53 percent of opioid dependent ..
- Natural Experiment of Value-Based Incentives for Preventive ServicesJohn Hsu; Fiscal Year: 2013..Our data contain detailed, comprehensive information on insurance benefits, individual characteristics, immunizations, clinical events, and medical spending...
- Screening for Free: A Value-Based Insurance Design Natural ExperimentJohn Hsu; Fiscal Year: 2013DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Aligning health insurance benefits with clinical goals, aka value-based insurance design (VBID), holds much promise for reducing financial barriers to recommended care, improving quality, and ..
- Healthcare Access for Children of the Working PoorSylvia Guendelman; Fiscal Year: 2002..As a result, working poor families, many of whom do not receive health insurance benefits through their employer, have had difficulties accessing healthcare and meeting their healthcare needs...
- Managing Health Information in Your LifeWanda Pratt; Fiscal Year: 2009..multiple clinicians, learn new health terminology, make treatment choices, manage their home care, track insurance benefits, etc...
- Global Trade and U.S. Health PoliciesHoward Waitzkin; Fiscal Year: 2003..corporations) has led to environmental and occupational health effects, unemployment, loss of health insurance benefits, and withdrawal from U.S. Medicaid and Medicare markets...
- OCCUPATIONAL KNEE INJURY AND DISABILITY IN THE U.S. ARMYSandra Sulsky; Fiscal Year: 2000..in the more subjective components of military disability determinations and the granting of civilian insurance benefits. Synthesizing the answers to the research questions, above, will enable us to: Identify which risk factors ..
- Changing Medicaid: Take-Up, Welfare, and FertilityLARA SHORE SHEPPARD; Fiscal Year: 2003..the mid-1990s encouraged welfare recipients to work and leave welfare, but assured them that public health insurance benefits would continue...
- MANAGED CARE, TREATMENT/SERVICE PATTERNS, AND OUTJAMES LUCKEY; Fiscal Year: 1999..background information and baseline behaviors and data will also be gathered from treatment programs on insurance benefits, care authorized by the managed care entity, and the patterns of treatment/services received Two followup ..
- INCENTIVES AND MANAGEMENT AFFECTING PSYCHIATRIC PRACTICEMark Schlesinger; Fiscal Year: 1991..Additional information will be included about state policies -- including mandated insurance benefits for mental health care, freedom of choice laws allowing non-psychiatrists to bill for psychiatric services, ..
- Understanding How Insurance Affects Persons with Multip*Matthew Solomon; Fiscal Year: 2003..This project aims to compare how insurance status, insurance benefits, and the price of disease-specific medications affect the drug treatment regimens for persons with two ..
- PROMOTING MAMMOGRAPHY AMONG INSURED EMPLOYEESJoni Mayer; Fiscal Year: 1990..to a university work environment; 2) tailoring the program specifically to employees who receive health insurance benefits; 3) actively collaborating with the personnel staff in many phases of the project; 4) recruiting at least 25%..
- PRACTICE PROFILING TO INCREASE TOBACCO CESSATIONSusan Swartz; Fiscal Year: 2001..2) To assess the influence of health insurance benefits for smoking cessation services on the behavior of smokers...
- ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ALCOHOL TREATMENT OFFSET EFFECTSALLEN GOODMAN; Fiscal Year: 1991..Policy-related scenarios will simulate the impacts of changes in costs of treatments, health insurance benefits for alcoholism treatment, and other parameters such as price, income, and sociodemographic risk factors...
- Alcohol Use and Medical Care Quality among the ElderlyELIZABETH MERRICK; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- IDENTIFICATION OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT CHANGES IN HRQOLFREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2002..abstract_text> ..
- Health and Health Services Use in the HRS/AHEADFREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2008..Linear and non-linear regression and random effects models will also be used where appropriate. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Continuity of Care and Health Outcomes: Does It Really Matter?FREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Adverse Outcomes of Dual Use of Health Systems Among Older Male VeteransFREDRIC WOLINSKY; Fiscal Year: 2006..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Effects of Mental Parity on High-Cost and Severely-Ill IndividualsHaiden A Huskamp; Fiscal Year: 2011..We will estimate a combination of two-part random-effects models for longitudinal data, latent class random-effects models, logistic regression models, Poisson regression models, and hazard models to address these aims. ..
- Feasibility of a Partnered Approach to Prevent DiabetesRonald Ackermann; Fiscal Year: 2006....
- Economics of Formulary Design and Mental Health PolicyHaiden Huskamp; Fiscal Year: 2006..Huskamp the training, mentoring, time and resources to develop the skills that will put her in a position to lead independent research on the economics of pharmaceutical treatment for mental illnesses. ..
- Translating the DPP into the Community: The YMCA modelRonald Ackermann; Fiscal Year: 2007..In combination, these data will enable us to design and conduct a larger, future 3-year trial focusing on the effectiveness and sustainability of community DPP translation in multiple YMCA settings. ..
- NEIGHBORHOOD & HEALTH CARE EFFECTS IN CHILDHOOD ASTHMAMarielena Lara; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Gender differences in problem drinking trajectoriesConstance Weisner; Fiscal Year: 2007..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Using MEPS Data to Inform Public-Plan ConsumerismMatthew Davis; Fiscal Year: 2007..Findings will have immediate relevance for implementation of the HOA projects and other consumerism efforts. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Selection and the Quality Impact of Nursing Home OwnershipDavid C Grabowski; Fiscal Year: 2010..By examining this relationship using a novel empirical strategy, this study provides an opportunity to improve the quality of care for the millions of Americans receiving care in the nursing home setting. ..
- Ambulatory Patient Safety of Clients in Treatment for Substance AbuseBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2007..The proposed planning project will set the stage for interventions as well as methodology to determine whether they are successful. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Palliative Care for Hospitalized Cancer PatientsDiane E Meier; Fiscal Year: 2010..Reproducible structures and processes for the PCCTs will allow successful components of the program to be readily adopted and operationalized at a range of hospital types. ..
- Telemedicine-Based Collaborative Care to Reduce Rural Health DisparitiesJohn C Fortney; Fiscal Year: 2010..This population is at high risk for experiencing health disparities and thus, interventions targeting this population have the potential to have a major impact. ..
- Development of an Instrument to Measure Health LiteracyLauren McCormack; Fiscal Year: 2009....
- Course of Problems in Adolescent Drug Treatment IntakesConstance Weisner; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Behavioral Interventions for the Dually DiagnosedMarc Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- LONG-TERM IMPACT OF DRUG TREATMENT ON OUTCOME & COSTConstance Weisner; Fiscal Year: 2008....
- Children's Developmental Outcomes in Cohabiting UnionsSusan Brown; Fiscal Year: 2007..By incorporating a developmental perspective, I will be better equipped to address how and why newly emerging family structures such as cohabitation influence children's lives. ..
- Competitive Continuation of Insurance Financing of Integrative MedicinePaula Diehr; Fiscal Year: 2007..Since the United States is the world's number one consumer of medical care, this study on the addition of new CAM benefits and the consequences is important. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Race and Herbal Medications Among Medicare RecipientsWilliam Lafferty; Fiscal Year: 2004..African- Americans already report lower satisfaction with their medical care and frequently leave the doctor's office with unanswered questions, therefore, special educational programs may be useful. ..
- Standardized Patients as Drug Abuse Treatment ClientsBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2004..The proposed study will examine the feasibility and utility of SPs in this environment. ..
- Quality of Care in State Alcohol Treatment SystemsBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2005..Consequently, the methodology and the results will be of considerable interest to alcohol treatment clients, policy makers, and payers. ..
- GENE THERAPY, OBESITY AND HYPOTHALAMIC SIGNALINGSatya Kalra; Fiscal Year: 2005..This new knowledge will be applied to the ultimate goal of site-directed gene delivery aimed at the newly identified vulnerable loci in hypothalamic signaling to curb overeating and abnormal weight gain. ..
- PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTION FOR WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCERBARBARA ANDERSEN; Fiscal Year: 2005....
- Oupational surveillance modules for preventionDavid Bonauto; Fiscal Year: 2004..abstract_text> ..
- Effects of Health Plan Report Cards on Quality of CareMARY BUNDORF; Fiscal Year: 2004..This information is essential for both large purchasers, such as the Medicare program and employers, and policy makers to determine the appropriate role of these types of interventions in improving quality of care. ..
- Impact of Poor Health & AIDS on Small Businesses in SAMark Pauly; Fiscal Year: 2003..They will be useful for predicting the effect of changes in health on economic activity in this sector, and for allocating resources for disease prevention and treatment. ..
- IMPROVING COMPLIANCE WITH ANTIRETROVIRAL MEDICATIONSMarc Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2002..The primary outcome measure will be MEMS-measured adherence to correct dose-time. Secondary outcome measures will include cost-effectiveness and viral load. ..
- INTERVENING AT PRODROMAL STAGES OF PSYCHOSISDiana Perkins; Fiscal Year: 2004..The results of this study will guide the design of future intervention studies and are anticipated to provide pilot data for an R01 testing novel treatment strategies with patients in the prodromal stage of psychotic illness. ..
- Medicaid Managed Care & Access to Alcohol TreatmentBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2004..The investigators will explore application of hierarchical models and latent variable growth curves to the national data sets. The results will be of considerable interest to state Medicaid and alcohol drug abuse program directors. ..
- PALLIATIVE CARE AND THE ELDERLYDiane Meier; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- Use of Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) Providers by Cancer PatientsPaula Diehr; Fiscal Year: 2007..This study will increase the understanding of the role CAM should play in providing supportive care for cancer patients. ..
- PERCEPTION OF RISK AND BEHAVIOR IN THE ELDERLYDonald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2001....
- Contingent Reinforcement of Compliance in Drug UsersMarc Rosen; Fiscal Year: 2004..Important process measures will be whether IMF (cues to remember doses, changes in substance use). A secondary aim will be to evaluate the temporal concordance between use of substances and medication non-compliance. ..
- DRUG COURTS AND MEDICAID MANAGED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CAREBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2003..Process measures will include the modality and extent of drug abuse treatment services (as well as information gleaned from chart review). The results will be important for justice system and Medicaid policy makers. ..
- Chronic Kidney Disease Morbidity, Mortality & PredictorsStephen Derose; Fiscal Year: 2005..Researchers may use this information to generate hypotheses and plan studies that include subjects with CKD. ..
- Until Death Do Us Part: Careers of Caregiving WivesDonald Taylor; Fiscal Year: 2006..abstract_text> ..
- Union Transitions and Cohabitation among Older AdultsSusan Brown; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Enhancing the Prospective Prediction of PsychosisDiana Perkins; Fiscal Year: 2007..Each site has proven its ability to recruit prodromal patients in a previous collaboration. ..
- Income Support Policies and the Health of the ElderlyPamela Herd; Fiscal Year: 2007..S. Census, and data from the annual Census statistical abstracts. Mortality data, both aggregate and individual level, is available from the National Center for Health Statistics. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- National Impact of IT Investments on Hospital QualityStephen Parente; Fiscal Year: 2009..This research represents a collaborative effort of investigators at the University of Minnesota, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Medical University of South Carolina. ..
- Valid Consent/Refusal: A Core Competency for ResearchSusan Goold; Fiscal Year: 2006..Replication of the SPI is also easily accomplished at the many universities in the U.S. and Canada that have SPI programs, and we will disseminate evaluation findings in scholarly publications. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Medicaid cutbacks and clients with severe mental illnessBentson McFarland; Fiscal Year: 2007..Analyses will take into account varying "times at risk" for subjects who may be hospitalized or arrested. The results will be of keen interest to decision-makers who determine Medicaid policies. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..