Treasury's role in the M & A process has "four quadrants of value": 1) governance and control; 2) cost containment
and savings; 3) process efficiency gains; 4) human capital.
Note: The North Carolina Nursing Home Polypharmacy Initiative is discussed in a recent report from the Center for Health Care Strategies: "Clinical Pharmacy Management Initiative: Integrating Quality Into Medicaid Cost Containment
With cost containment
the top priority, ATPCO has looked to Tivoli Storage Manager to help improve data availability and reduce the time and money required to backup and recover data.
The rapid growth of workers' compensation medical expenditures in the early 1990s led to growth in the number and variety of medical cost containment
laws and regulations adopted between 1992 and 1997," said Richard Victor, executive director of the WCRI.
The study also shows that provider fee schedule remains the most popular cost containment
strategy, with 42 jurisdictions using it.
Claim frequency, duration studies, and cost-savings reports help to identify the most effective means of cost containment
The idea that auditing all types of disability claims is critical to disability cost containment
was almost universally accepted.
In a broad sense, all institutional efforts to deliver services more efficiently can be understood as cost containment
efforts, from changing to lower cost suppliers of linens or medications to streamlining billing procedures.
He was particularly critical of recent changes to Medicaid--including the drive toward cost containment
in the name of managed care--which have done nothing to improve access to long-term care.
Health care cost containment
efforts by health care services monitoring effort have been dissected and commented on through court decisions for several years.
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Alfred Taricco, MD, FACS, coeditor, follows with an overview of the variety of cost containment
measures in effect, including an assessment of PROs, managed care, peer review, and health care professionals other than physicians, some of whom are supplements to physicians.
What cost containment
measures were imposed in 2006, and what further reforms are poised to threaten the pharmaceutical market?
The real solution," Anderson stated, "for long-term cost containment
is good health.
Many European governments profess to be willing to reward innovative drugs, however this is largely a smokescreen as debt-ridden governmental payers increasingly prioritize cost containment