The United States is facing a 16,000 shortage of primary care physicians, a current Senate report finds.
The national program aims to mobilize nurses across the country and provide resources and effective ways they can be advocates for health care reform in their communities.
Healthcare reform act is spurring transition from medical fee-for-service models to “accountable care”
A.C.O.’s, as they are known, are collections of medical providers who band together under one business umbrella. The organization can include primary care doctors, specialists, social workers, pharmacists and nurses. The difference is in how these providers are paid: Instead of an insurance company or the government reimbursing each provider for each service provided to each patient, the A.C.O. is paid simply to care for a group of patients.
Yesterday, HealthPoint reported that the rules would soon be issued– hours later, they were.
Next phase of health care reform soon to be set: Obama administration will issue standards for health care exchanges
“We want states to be successful in establishing their own exchanges,” said Timothy B. Hill, a senior official at the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. “We are doing everything we can to help states get ready. But we are not naive. There is a likelihood that some states won’t be ready.”
The USA Today reports that Home Health Care companies are leading the fight against the Obama proposal that would require them to pay workers the minimum wage.
The U.S. House voted yesterday on a law that prohibits health insurers from covering abortions, if the insured receives any federal subsidies.
As an integral part of Obama’s healthcare reform, 29 states are receiving grants to improve health insurance oversight, reports the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.
Obama’s health care law contained an error which would allow married early retirees to qualify for Medicaid — costing tax payers $14.6 billion. Today, the Associated Press reported on the Administration’s fix.