Delivering Health Care in America

Delivering Health Care in America

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In a clear, cohesive format, Delivering Health Care in America provides a comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the US health system from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique systems approach, it brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read text that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance, while presenting a solid overview of how the various components fit together. The fourth edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest information on: The global threat of avian influenza Health policy agenda of the Bush administration Progress towards Healthy People 2010 goals The effects of corporatization, information revolution, and globalization on health care delivery. The role of hospitals in the U.S. healthcare system The continuing nursing shortage Prospective payment initiatives for inpatient psychiatric facilities and inpatient rehabilitation facilities Pay-for-performance initiatives Trends in home health care services The role of long-term care hospitals and reimbursement for their services Disease management as a strategy to manage utilization The role of inpatient rehabilitation facilities Updated information on health services for special populations State strategies to provide universal coverage State Children s Health Insurance Plan reauthorization issues The President s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief High-deductible health plans Insurance restructuring in Massachusetts Challenges in long-term care The era of evidence-based medicine Mandates of recent legislation such as the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 New Fifth Edition Now AvailableqOptometrists sometimes advertise package prices that include the charges for eye exams, frames for eyeglasses, and ... that are identified by their Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codesa€”an accepted standard for coding physician services. ... Because of geographical cost variations, each of the RVU categories is multiplied by its own geographic adjustment factor (Geographic Practice Cost Index).


Title:Delivering Health Care in America
Author: Professor Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore Maryland Director Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center Leiyu Shi, Associate Professor of Management School of Business and Economics Indiana University at South Bend Douglas A Singh
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2009-10-06
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