The participants were randomly assigned to view one of three types of videos: a gain-framed (the benefits of getting HP vaccination), loss-framed (the negative effects of not getting vaccinated), and control group (Gerend & Shepherd, 2012). Gerend and Shepherd (2012) conducted pre and post-test survey to assess the HBM and TPB constructs and background knowledge, including physician’s recommendation. After ten months, they surveyed whether participants completed HPV (Gerend & Shepherd, 2012). Gerend and Shepherd (2012) estimated the relationship between HPV uptake and each construct of the theories with and without risk/protective factors, such as a cost of vaccination or physician’s recommendation. They found that the rate of vaccination were similar whereas perceived susceptibility and perceived benefits varied across the three groups.
Patient Safety In 1999, the Institute of Medicine released a report citing that medical errors accounted for approximately 98,000 deaths in the United States each year. It was also determined that medical errors have a direct impact on the spiraling cost of healthcare. With this revelation regulatory organizations, insurance companies and government official starting putting protocols and guidelines in place to decrease medical errors and create a culture of quality improvement (McGowan & Healey, 2009).
As you know I have been trying to meet with you to discuss your case with you since January of this year. Specifically, you had appointments scheduled for January 20, 2017, January 24, 2017, February 9, 2017, February 24, 2017 and, March 21, 2017. You failed to keep any of these appointments. The reason I wanted to meet with you was to explain why I was not interested in pursuing this case.
Furthermore, it was not clear when this problem would be determined; because Judge Baird, the judge presiding over the case had since retired in 2010. Judge Karen Sage took the case, and on December 9, 2011, and January 9, 2012, everyone involved in the party were to give the Judge reports concerning the case. Cameron Willingham’s wrongful death may be in progress. If the Court of Inquiry decides that Cameron Willingham is not guilty of killing his daughters, this will be the first case in America in which a person put to death would be cleared (Ryan 261-313). His case is ongoing at this
VA Choice Act was a politically motivated Band-Aid on a placed over severed artery. Without a re-vamp of the entire US healthcare system, The Obligation of Honor to US military Veterans cannot be fulfilled due to an overburdened, underfunded VHA and the attempt of “privatization” of the excess Veteran demand to the private sector health care system has proven abysmal. The only hope to fulfill the Obligation of Honor is a restructuring of the entire US healthcare model incorporating Universal healthcare. Undersecretary for Health Dr. Randy Petzel retired on May 15, 2014 and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned two weeks later on May 30, 2014. The U. S. President appointed the Honorable Robert “Bob” McDonald as the new VA Secretary charged with making changes to the VA System.
(September 30, 2013) - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published amended rules applicable to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 in January 2013. As explained by the Secretary of HHS, healthcare has experienced significant changes since HIPAA was enacted in 1996. The implementation of electronic medical records is just one of those changes. The new HIPAA regulations are designed to provide patients with better privacy protection, and additional rights not included in the original HIPAA rules.
With more than twelve disease-modifying medications approved by the U.S. FDA the course of the disease has shown great refinement. These medications have proven to treat relapsing forms of MS such as exacerbations. Exacerbations are caused by the inflammation of the CNS, which occurs due to the damage of myelin, thereby impeding the dissemination of nerve impulses. A true exacerbation must last at least 24 hours and occur one month apart from the last episode. Exacerbations could either be classified as mild or severe.
The actress said she decided to undergo the surgery after learning that she carries a gene known as BRCA1, which increases the risk of both breast and ovarian cancer. "My doctors estimated that I had an 87 percent risk of breast cancer and a 50 percent risk of ovarian cancer, although the risk is different in the case of each woman," Jolie stated. "Once I knew that this was my reality, I decided to be proactive and to minimize the risk as much I could." By late April 2013, Jolie added, she had completed several months of medical procedures, including a double mastectomy and reconstruction surgery, at the Pink Lotus Breast Center in
Importance of it According to a patient safety report fact sheet published by World Health Organization in 2012 it is estimated that worldwide 1 in every 300 patients experiences harm while getting health care, and in the developed countries, the number of patients harmed during hospitalization is estimated to be one in ten patients (Region, 2012). In order to minimize the probability of harming the patient it is essential to monitor the quality of the medical care that is provided to them while focusing towards the goal of improving the quality of caregiver by measuring it against an already established benchmark. Benchmarking in health care is defined as the continual and collaborative discipline of measuring and comparing the results of
According to the rule in CMS, “A code from category I22, Subsequent ST elevation (STEMI) and non ST elevation (NSTEMI) myocardial infarction, is to be used when a patient who has suffered an AMI has a new AMI within the 4 week time frame of the initial AMI. A code from category I22 must be used in conjunction with a code from category I21. The sequencing of the I22 and I21 codes depends on the circumstances of the encounter.” (ICD-10-CM Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting FY 2016 , 2016).
Guchinskiy indicating whether or not the condition is chronic in nature and if it predates the accident of this file. Our right to take the testimony of the doctor has been preserved and we will schedule that deposition. The case is continued to 09/05/17 at 3pm with a thirty (30) minute time allowance to make summations on the records and for a final decision on the outstanding issues of post-concussive syndrome and post-concussive headaches. Depending on our IME we may have to develop the record with regard to the neck and shoulder.
Perry Ashilevi, HADM 555, Fall 2016(Instructor: Scott Perryman) Reading Assignment #1: Modern Healthcare Article Topic: “Divided Over Bundled Payments” by Elizabeth Whitman, September 28, 2016. In the Modern Healthcare article “Divided Over Bundled Payments”, the author Elizabeth Whitman suggests that there is a separation between payers and providers as to the direction of bundled payment models. As a result of the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the author asserts that bundled payment is becoming more popular for value based payment in the healthcare industry.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-HIPAA, was introduced in Congress as the Kennedy-Kassebaum Bill and later passed in 1996. Before HIPAA, there was no federal standardization when it came to health care programs and information, and it was up to the state to create these rules and regulations. The rules and regulations were also fragmented among government agencies. Since there was no standard authority to combat against fraud and abuse in state and federal health care programs, it became a major issue that could not be ignored. For this reason, HIPAA was created with the objective to provide provisions for the prevention of fraud and abuse, and to ensure that individuals would be able to maintain their health insurance between
To lay the groundwork for portability, this rule set standardized codes and formats for the interchange of medical data and for administrative purposes. HIPAA mandates two types of codes for the transfer of data. First and most importantly, uniform codes are needed to describe diseases and injuries, describe the causes of the diseases and injuries, and to describe the preventions and treatments used. Secondly, there are smaller sets of codes for many administrative purposes—for describing ethnicity, the type of facility or the type of unit where care was performed. As much as possible, the major codes have been chosen based on code sets that are already in use, known as "legacy