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HEALTH REFORM IT

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Everything is on the table . . .


Let's not forget about health IT


The debate continues . . .

HEALTH REFORM IT

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Everything is on the table . . .


Let's not forget about health IT


The debate continues . . .

VIDEO HEALTH

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You knew it had to happen . . .  :-)


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Health video games become serious business

VIDEO HEALTH

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You knew it had to happen . . .  :-)


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Health video games become serious business

HEALTH TERMS - BED DAYS

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Definition:
  Number of inpatient hospital days per 1,000 health plan members for a specified period, usually annual.



HEALTH TERMS - BED DAYS

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Definition:
  Number of inpatient hospital days per 1,000 health plan members for a specified period, usually annual.



PHONE HEALTH

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How are you are really doing?

Turn on your cell phone . . .

Medical Monitoring, Cell Phone Industries Joining Forces





PHONE HEALTH

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How are you are really doing?

Turn on your cell phone . . .

Medical Monitoring, Cell Phone Industries Joining Forces





E-HEALTH GOLD

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E-HEALTH GOLD

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FIXING THE DOUGHNUT HOLE

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FIXING THE DOUGHNUT HOLE

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AARP TO THE RESCUE

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Just when it seemed like health care reform was DOA.

AARP stepped into the operating room with some life saving advocacy.

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Today, the Obama Administration announced a landmark $80 Billion deal with the pharmaceutical industry that was brokered by AARP.


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Rx Drug deal valid if Congress overhauls health care



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This is good news for all seniors including "my father" who have been struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs for far too long.


AARP TO THE RESCUE

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Just when it seemed like health care reform was DOA.

AARP stepped into the operating room with some life saving advocacy.

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Today, the Obama Administration announced a landmark $80 Billion deal with the pharmaceutical industry that was brokered by AARP.


ObamaAARP1_June 2009.jpegObama announces agreement with drug companies



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Rx Drug deal valid if Congress overhauls health care



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This is good news for all seniors including "my father" who have been struggling with the high cost of prescription drugs for far too long.


DEBATE: HEALTH CARE REFORM

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DEBATE: HEALTH CARE REFORM

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HEALTH TERMS - MEDICARE

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Definition: 
A federal program for the elderly and disabled, regardless of financial status. It is not necessary, as with Medicaid, for Medicare recipients to be poor. A U.S. health insurance program for people aged 65 and over, for persons eligible for social security disability payments for two years or longer, and for certain workers and their dependents who need kidney transplantation or dialysis.

Monies from payroll taxes and premiums from beneficiaries are deposited in special trust funds for use in meeting the expenses incurred by the insured. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (Part A) and supplementary medical insurance (Part B) - and a separate drug coverage program administered by the private sector (Part D). Medicare covers more than 16% of population.

It is the largest insurance program or health plan in the U.S.












HEALTH TERMS - MEDICARE

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Definition: 
A federal program for the elderly and disabled, regardless of financial status. It is not necessary, as with Medicaid, for Medicare recipients to be poor. A U.S. health insurance program for people aged 65 and over, for persons eligible for social security disability payments for two years or longer, and for certain workers and their dependents who need kidney transplantation or dialysis.

Monies from payroll taxes and premiums from beneficiaries are deposited in special trust funds for use in meeting the expenses incurred by the insured. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (Part A) and supplementary medical insurance (Part B) - and a separate drug coverage program administered by the private sector (Part D). Medicare covers more than 16% of population.

It is the largest insurance program or health plan in the U.S.












INFORMATION HEALTH

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INFORMATION HEALTH

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PANDEMIC LIVING - SWINE FLU

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PANDEMIC LIVING - SWINE FLU

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iMEDICAL

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For all of you iPhone users . . . I thought you would find this interesting.

Check out this interesting timeline:
The iPhone as medical tool
 
More:
Play-By-Play From Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (Scroll down and read - 2:21 PM)


 

iMEDICAL

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For all of you iPhone users . . . I thought you would find this interesting.

Check out this interesting timeline:
The iPhone as medical tool
 
More:
Play-By-Play From Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (Scroll down and read - 2:21 PM)


 

WIRELESS LIFELINE

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Help . . . for those in need.

Providing Cellphones for the Poor


Also check out:

Wireless World

Wireless Decisions


For more information:
Lifeline and Link-Up: Consumers




WIRELESS LIFELINE

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Help . . . for those in need.

Providing Cellphones for the Poor


Also check out:

Wireless World

Wireless Decisions


For more information:
Lifeline and Link-Up: Consumers




"NEW SHOW - ALLONE MOBILE"

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Personal Health Records on your cell phone?

Recently, I had the chance to chat with the good folks at AllOne Mobile.

They are working to provide . . .  "instant, secure access to personal health records anytime, anywhere via your mobile phone."


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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

June 12, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - ALLONE MOBILE"

With CEO Bill Reed and Senior VP Stu Segal





"NEW SHOW - ALLONE MOBILE"

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Personal Health Records on your cell phone?

Recently, I had the chance to chat with the good folks at AllOne Mobile.

They are working to provide . . .  "instant, secure access to personal health records anytime, anywhere via your mobile phone."


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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

June 12, 2009

TOPIC:  "NEW SHOW - ALLONE MOBILE"

With CEO Bill Reed and Senior VP Stu Segal





HEALTH TERMS - BALANCE BILLING

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What is Balance Billing?

Definition:
  The practice of billing a patient for the fee amount remaining after insurer payment and co-payment have been made. Under Medicare, the excess amount cannot be more than 15 percent above the approved charge.



HEALTH TERMS - BALANCE BILLING

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What is Balance Billing?

Definition:
  The practice of billing a patient for the fee amount remaining after insurer payment and co-payment have been made. Under Medicare, the excess amount cannot be more than 15 percent above the approved charge.



HEALTH TERMS - ADVERSE SELECTION

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What is Adverse Selection?

Definition:  The problem of attracting members who are sicker than the general population, specifically, members who are sicker than was anticipated when developing the budget for medical costs. A tendency for utilization of health services in a population group to be higher than average or the tendency for a person who is in poor health to be enrolled in a health plan where he or she is below the average risk of the group.

From an insurance perspective, adverse selection occurs when persons with poorer-than-average health status apply for, or continue, insurance coverage to a greater extent than do persons with average or better health expectations. Occurs when premium doesn't cover cost. Some populations, perhaps due to age or health status, have a great potential for high utilization

Some population parameter such as age (e.g., a much greater number of 65-year-olds or older to young population) that increases the potential for higher utilization and often increases costs above those covered by a payer's capitation rate.

Among applicants for a given group or individual program, the tendency for those with an impaired health status, or who are prone to higher than average utilization of benefits, to be enrolled in disproportionate numbers and lower deductible plans.




HEALTH TERMS - ADVERSE SELECTION

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What is Adverse Selection?

Definition:  The problem of attracting members who are sicker than the general population, specifically, members who are sicker than was anticipated when developing the budget for medical costs. A tendency for utilization of health services in a population group to be higher than average or the tendency for a person who is in poor health to be enrolled in a health plan where he or she is below the average risk of the group.

From an insurance perspective, adverse selection occurs when persons with poorer-than-average health status apply for, or continue, insurance coverage to a greater extent than do persons with average or better health expectations. Occurs when premium doesn't cover cost. Some populations, perhaps due to age or health status, have a great potential for high utilization

Some population parameter such as age (e.g., a much greater number of 65-year-olds or older to young population) that increases the potential for higher utilization and often increases costs above those covered by a payer's capitation rate.

Among applicants for a given group or individual program, the tendency for those with an impaired health status, or who are prone to higher than average utilization of benefits, to be enrolled in disproportionate numbers and lower deductible plans.




CARING FOR LOVE ONES

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The economics of health care reform continue shape the debate . . .

Downturn Puts a Chokehold on Those Caring for Family Members


CARING FOR LOVE ONES

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The economics of health care reform continue shape the debate . . .

Downturn Puts a Chokehold on Those Caring for Family Members


ELECTRONIC MEANING

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What does it all mean?

Defining 'meaningful use' of Electronic Health Records(EHR)


ELECTRONIC MEANING

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What does it all mean?

Defining 'meaningful use' of Electronic Health Records(EHR)


HEALTH TERMS - VOLUME PERFORMANCE STANDARD (VPS)

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Do you know about the Volume Performance Standard (VPS) System?

Definition:  The VPS provides a mechanism to adjust fee updates for the Medicare Fee Schedule based on how annual increases in actual expenditures compare with previously determined performance standard rates of increase.




HEALTH TERMS - VOLUME PERFORMANCE STANDARD (VPS)

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Do you know about the Volume Performance Standard (VPS) System?

Definition:  The VPS provides a mechanism to adjust fee updates for the Medicare Fee Schedule based on how annual increases in actual expenditures compare with previously determined performance standard rates of increase.




HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS

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Health Care costs and spending are out of control.

You should find President Obama's new report on the economics of health care reform interesting.

Please read:

News Article:
Economist details health care system's waste


Report:
President's Council of Economic Advisers Report
The Economic Case for Health Care Reform


HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS

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WhiteHouse_June 2009.jpg

Health Care costs and spending are out of control.

You should find President Obama's new report on the economics of health care reform interesting.

Please read:

News Article:
Economist details health care system's waste


Report:
President's Council of Economic Advisers Report
The Economic Case for Health Care Reform


DR. iPHONE

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Calling Dr. iPhone . . . the health technology march continues . . .

Need to Check Your Cholesterol? There Will Be an App for That



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DR. iPHONE

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Calling Dr. iPhone . . . the health technology march continues . . .

Need to Check Your Cholesterol? There Will Be an App for That



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E-CONTROL

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You know how this goes . . .  :-)

Group Seeks Sway Over E-Records System





E-CONTROL

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You know how this goes . . .  :-)

Group Seeks Sway Over E-Records System





CYBER WARS

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CYBER WARS

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