Thus this paper contains an in-depth study of Medicaid HMOs and private HMOs' consumer-friendly characteristics that are proposed to serve as the potential explanatory variables for HMOs' diverse performance in terms of consumers' utilization of preventive care
The second reason preventive care
brings so few cost savings is the large number of people who need to receive a particular preventive service in order to avert a single expensive illness.
Assume for the moment that the reform-induced price change elicits a large demand response from both insured and previously uninsured people, resulting in an increase in total spending for preventive care
Accordingly, HRSA must quickly flesh them out in the coming months if they are to be up and running by the time the preventive care
provision takes effect in September, or anytime soon thereafter.
The highest screening rate was 10%, for visits to a gynecology clinic; 7% of preventive care
visits and 4% of visits by women aged 15-24 included screening.
Persons who regularly use private care may lack established relationships with public providers, and private providers may be less likely to exhort their patients to obtain preventive care
Many parents just don't have the time or money to take their children to receive preventive care
, assistant principal Henry Fries said.
In addition, the FSA and HRA pay or reimburse preventive care
benefits, as described in Notice 2004-23.
The lag in preventive care
may have something to do with record keeping, Mr.
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GAO was asked to determine (1) the extent to which beneficiaries received recommended preventive services through existing visits, (2) whether approaches used by Medicare + Choice plans provide insight for improving delivery of preventive care
services for fee-for-service beneficiaries, and (3) what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is doing to explore suggested options for delivering preventive care
to fee-for-service beneficiaries.
They then obtained their medical records and compared the recorded treatments with the recommended treatments for 30 acute and chronic conditions, and for preventive care
People with even short breaks in their health insurance coverage are less likely to seek crucial preventive care
, according to a study from researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, and Metro-Health Medical Center.
HMOs also encourage patients to have a primary care provider, and they have been leaders in the use of technologies like computerized reminder systems, which are effective in promoting the regular use of preventive care
services (Mandelson and Thompson, 1998).
Stroke patients with dementia not given preventive care