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- Patient or client? If in doubt, ask. Wing, Peter C. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;08/01/97, Vol. 157 Issue 3, p287
Presents a survey of people seeking health care as to their preference in being called `patients' or `clients.' The setting for the survey; Method; Conclusions.
- HCFA to reverse home-health referral rule. // AHA News;12/16/96, Vol. 32 Issue 49, p5
Reports on Health Care Financing Administration official's plans to withdraw the regulation that prevents hospital-employed doctors from referring patients to home-health agencies owned by their hospitals.
- AHA's `Atlas' will help map Tennessee's health care future. Luggiero, Gary // AHA News;1/20/97, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p2
Focuses on the efforts by the Tennessee Department of Health to identify and rank community-health problems on a county-by-county basis. Features of the efforts; Comment by James McMackin, chief executive officer of Unicoi County Memorial Hospital; Role of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care in...
- A radical prescription for state health care. Fuller, Patty // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;3/1/93, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p12
Cites draft recommendations from the Multi-Disciplinary Association of Medicine to get basic medicare spending in Canada under control. Proposals for Alberta's medical care system; Increasing percentage to cover all care at hospitals; How rates would be set; Who would pay; Deciding what...
- Face it, Maz & Co. have killed what remained of private sector health. Byfield, Link // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;6/21/93, Vol. 20 Issue 27, p2
Claims that Deputy Prime Minister Don Mazankowski, Michael Wilson and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will be remembered as the trio whose hypocrisies, evasions, economic myopia and political procrastination destroyed Canada. 1984 campaign of Tories on a platform of free enterprise; How the...
- You're sick? Prove it. Cosh, Colby // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;2/26/96, Vol. 23 Issue 11, p9
Asserts that suppressing demand will probably be Alberta's next move to cut health spending. View of Tory MLA Dennis Herard that many medical procedures in the province may be unnecessary; Herard's government task force which is studying ways to improve medical record keeping.
- State health reform: Is it national health reform writ small? Rodgers, Jack // Business Economics;Apr95, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p18
Discusses the similarities and differences between health reform at state and federal levels in the United States. State single player proposal; Inability of states to regulate Employer Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA) plans; Lack of state responsibility for Medicare beneficiaries.
- Massachusetts may eliminate health bill surcharge waiver. Geisel, Jerry // Business Insurance;07/13/98, Vol. 32 Issue 28, p3
Reports that in 1998 Massachusetts may eliminate a law which exempts infrequent health care payers from a surcharge on all hospital bills. Examination of this law; Number of health care payers applying for infrequent payer status; Comment from a spokeswoman for the Division of Health Care...
- The history of the Health Care Financing and Reform Act of 1998. Aaron, H. // Brookings Review;Summer91, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p40
Presents a futuristic look back at the Health Care Financing and Reform Act of 1998, which `will shape US health care policy for much of the 21st century,' and `promises to achieve two long-sought but elusive goals.' Assuring access to health care for all Americans; Controlling explosively...
- Health care reform. Weiner, Joshua M.; Illston, Laurel Hixon // Brookings Review;Spring93, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p22
Analyzes President Bill Clinton's health care reform proposal which favors employer-mandated health insurance and cost containment based on managed competition and global budgets. `Basic benefit package'; Role of tax breaks; Aim of managed competition; Integration of Medicaid into the private...