first_imgEconomy | Health | Politics | State GovernmentLawmakers seek health care price transparencyMarch 3, 2017 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:(Creative Commons photo by tOrange.biz)When Alaskans buy candy bars, they know how much they’re going to pay before they make the purchase. The same isn’t true for health care. Lawmakers are looking to change that.Alaskans pay more for health care than anyone in the country. Anchorage Democratic Rep. Ivy Spohnholz wants them to know more about what they’re going to pay before they decide on a procedure.That’s why she’s introduced House Bill 123, which would require the state and health care providers to post a list price of common procedures.Ivy Spohnholz speaks after being sworn into office last March. She introduced a bill intended to increase health care price transparency. (Photo by Jeremy Hsieh/KTOO)“Health care is the only industry that we have where we as consumers don’t know the price before we make a purchase or we utilize a service,” Spohnholz said. “This removes one of the fundamental tenets of capitalism, that is, the power of the consumer to make choices about what they do or they don’t purchase.”Representatives for Alaska hospitals and insurers say they support price transparency. But they don’t necessarily agree on what should be included in legislation.For example, the prices that would be available under the bill — known as chargemaster prices — generally are much higher than what any patient or insurer would pay. That’s because insurers negotiate discounts with health care providers. And uninsured patients usually aren’t charged the list price.That’s why other states have mandated something called “all payer claims databases.” These databases include the amounts that are actually paid by insurers.Spohnholz said she considered such a database in Alaska.“But we passed on that, because that came with a half-a-million-dollars-a-year price tag, which seemed in this particular fiscal climate to be untenable,” she said.The price lists mandated by the bill wouldn’t cost the state anything, because providers would compile the prices from lists they already have.Becky Hultberg, president of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association, said during a House Health and Social Services Committee meeting Thursday that providers want to work with lawmakers to increase transparency.“The structure of the health care payment and delivery system is complicated, and it makes transparency pricing difficult to implement, even when all parties agree on its desirability,” she said.Prices are based on the severity of patients’ problems, the amount of required treatment, and negotiations between insurers and providers. Some of these factors aren’t known before treatment starts.And, Hultberg noted, people who have insurance plans that don’t require a lot of out-of-pocket expenses may not care about the prices.“Economic theory and also reality support the idea that most consumers are only price sensitive and engaged in price shopping up to the point of their out-of-pocket exposure,” she said.A separate concern was raised by Jon Zasada of the Alaska Primary Care Association. He directs policy for the group, which is made up of the state’s community health centers.He said publicly posting list prices may mislead patients, since the centers charge patients based on a sliding scale that depends on their income. Centers don’t want to scare patients away with prices they won’t pay.“We’d hate to put potential patients off from seeking … primary and preventive care,” he said.Members of Premera – the state’s largest insurer — can get out-of-pocket cost estimates from the insurer based on their provider and the procedure.Premera spokeswoman Melanie Coon said the company is monitoring the bill’s progress.“If people can have a better understanding of health care costs in general and the health care services they’re paying for – that’s our ultimate goal for our customers,” she said.Public testimony on the bill will be held on Tuesday.Share this story:last_img read more

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first_imgMonday 29 June 2015 8:48 pm whatsapp Chinese stocks plummet amid valuation fears China’s equity bubble edged closer to bursting yesterday, as stocks plummeted despite the best efforts of the country’s central bank to steady the market.The benchmark Shanghai Composite index closed 3.3 per cent lower to 4,053 and the Shenzhen Composite fell 6.1 per cent, amid mounting concerns that stocks are overvalued.The Shanghai Composite was down 22 per cent from its 12 June high of 5,166, putting the index into a bear market, which is broadly defined as a 20 per cent drop from its peak.Economists attributed the recent decline to regulatory changes to margin trading on 13 June, meaning investors can borrow less money from brokers to buy stocks.The practice leads to more market volatility, as investors need to pay their brokers if share prices fall below a certain point. They will sell more stocks to come up with the cash, causing a bigger dip in the market.On Saturday, the People’s Bank lowered interest rates by 25 basis points to 4.85 per cent and trimmed the cash reserves needed by banks in an attempt to calm stock market fluctuations, but this had a limited and short-term effect.“The failure of Saturday’s policy moves to lift equity prices for more than a few minutes at the start of trading [yesterday] has focused attention on what else policymakers might do to support the markets,” said Mark Williams, chief Asia economist at research firm Capital Economics.“The lesson from China’s last equity bubble [in 2007-2008] is that, once sentiment has soured, policy inventions aimed at shoring up prices have only a short-lived effect.”China’s equity market is broadly seen to be heading towards a correction – or crash – as its stocks are highly overvalued, with some trading at 100 times their projected earnings. Express KCS whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

first_img Reset Your Password Password* Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Please Login Forgotten your password? Please click here Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium LOGIN Reset With Chinese food, you always have a great sense of pride stemming from having struck a bargain deal after ordering one of the tastiest items on the menu: spring rolls.That’s how I feel about value for money, anyway.Pretty darn basic food served in most takeaways, we know what we get for a British Pound or two in most cities around the world. And, drawing a parallel with the latest talk regarding Australia’s Toll Group, small change is indeed – based … Premium subscriber LOGIN New Premium subscriber REGISTER Email* << Go back Email* By Alessandro Pasetti 14/04/2020last_img read more

first_img Log In | Learn More Nicholas Florko By Nicholas Florko Nov. 24, 2020 Reprints Washington Correspondent Nicholas Florko reports on the the intersection of politics and health policy. He is the author the newsletter “D.C. Diagnosis.” What is it? Tags Donald Trumpdrug pricinggovernment agenciespolicySTAT+White House Politics Unlock this article — plus daily intelligence on Capitol Hill and the life sciences industry — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. [email protected] center_img GET STARTED STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Which pricey drugs will Trump’s international pricing policy target? A version of this story first appeared in D.C. Diagnosis, STAT’s weekly newsletter about the politics and policy of health and medicine. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox.WASHINGTON — President Trump’s new drug pricing policy, to tie certain U.S. drug prices to those in other countries, will cost a small cadre of drug makers millions, if not billions. @NicholasFlorko About the Author Reprints Alex Hogan/STAT What’s included?last_img read more

first_imgNew Free Eye Care Centre Opened in Kingston Health & WellnessJanuary 27, 2010 RelatedNew Free Eye Care Centre Opened in Kingston Advertisements RelatedNew Free Eye Care Centre Opened in Kingstoncenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding (centre), engages Cuba’s Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Yuri Gala López (left), and Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer (right), during the ceremony to officially open the Jamaica/Cuba Ophthalmology Centre on the lawns of the St. Joseph’s Hospital in east Kingston, on Wednesday (January 27) . The Centre falls under the Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Programme. KINGSTON — Caribbean nationals in need of free eye care can now benefit from the services offered by the Jamaica/Cuba Ophthalmology Centre, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, east Kingston, which was officially opened today. The Centre was established under the Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Programme. A 15-member Cuban health team is currently in Jamaica, and will work with a Jamaican health team to provide the services. The programme is expected to run for three years, after which it is projected that enough Jamaican medical personnel will be trained to operate the Centre. Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, said that the programme is a complement to the Government’s no user fees policy and that with the facility, the choices available to those in need of ophthalmic care, but are unable to afford treatment, have been widened. “The facility also advances the mandate of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), which seeks to promote the improvement of health, including the development and organisation of efficient and affordable health services in the Caribbean Community,” he said. The programme has four components: selection of persons for surgery; surgical services and laser treatment; follow up post operative care; and strengthening the capacity of Jamaican doctors and nurses. Conditions to be treated are Cataract (opacity of the lens), Pterigyum (fleshy growth over the eye) and Diabetic Retinopathy (damage to the back of the eye or excessive blood vessel growth from uncontrolled diabetes) in the first instance. The introduction of other treatments will be considered, depending on the requests from the Ministry of Health. Persons treated at the Centre will be able to obtain post operative care at the National Chest Hospital, which has a new 22-bed ward. Residences, that will accommodate the Cuban Health Professionals who will be working at the Centre, are also located at the hospital. Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, addressing the audience at the official opening of the Jamaica/Cuba Ophthalmology Centre, at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, east Kingston on Wednesday (January 27). Partly hidden is Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Jean Dixon. The Centre was established under the Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Programme. Jamaicans will be selected for the programme through referrals from Government health facilities, or through community screenings conducted under the programme. Patients from other CARICOM countries will access the programme through referrals directed through the Ministry’s head office. Persons who are already on the list for the screening process will be contacted, as soon as they are scheduled for surgery. Previously, after persons were screened, those selected for surgery were sent to Cuba, where the procedures were done according to medical assessment. Approximately 1,000 persons could be accommodated per year for treatment in Cuba. Under the new programme, patients will no longer travel to Cuba, and the Centre has the capacity to treat 5,000 patients per year. In addition to the provision of specialist eye care staff, the Cuban Government has equipped the Centre, while Jamaica will provide the Cubans with accommodation, travel and meals. Cuba’s Ambassador to Jamaica, His Excellency Yuri Gala López, pointed out that that the friendly bond between Jamaica and Cuba has been strengthened, as evidenced by the nearly 300 Jamaican youths studying free of charge in Cuban universities, as well as more than 130 Cuban co-operators who are giving their support in different bilateral programmes, especially in the areas of education and health in Jamaica. He said that the opening of the new ophthalmology centre is a clear indication that these relations will continue to bring the two countries closer, during 2010. Among the dignitaries who participated in the launch were: Prime Minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Kenneth Baugh; Permanent Secretary in the Health Ministry, Dr. Jean Dixon; CARICOM diplomats from participating countries; Cuban officials; and Opposition Spokesman on Health, Dr. Fenton Ferguson. Since its inception in September, 2005, approximately 44,000 persons have been screened, while 5,354 surgeries have been performed under the Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Programme. RelatedNew Free Eye Care Centre Opened in Kingstonlast_img read more

first_imgRoyal Mail to collect COVID-19 test kits 7 days a week Collections will now be made from over 15,000 priority postboxes on a SundayRoyal Mail has been a key partner for the government’s national testing programme for the distribution of coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits since the start of the pandemicThe majority of the tens of millions of home, regional test centre and care provider tests have moved through Royal Mail for some or all of their delivery and return journeys since April 2020Royal Mail is introducing a weekend extension for over 15,000 existing priority postboxes from 21 November. Collections will now be made from these priority postboxes on a Sunday.Royal Mail has also increased its number of priority postboxes available for Monday to Saturday postings from 33,000 to over 35,000, providing increased convenience for test kit customers.Priority postboxes can be identified via the Royal Mail website or app.Nick Landon, Chief Commercial Officer at Royal Mail, said:Since April, we have played a crucial role in the movement of test kits. This includes delivery to and collection from the growing number of regional test centres and care providers and the return of home tests.As part of this we introduced a unique network of priority postboxes for the rapid return of test kits to labs to help in the country’s fight against the pandemic.Royal Mail has always been proud to help the country in whatever way we can and we could not be prouder of the support we have been asked to give the government and the Department of Health and Social Care.Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, said:I want to thank the Royal Mail, who, from this weekend, will empty some of their post boxes 7 days a week to speed up home testing.It is a big team effort and I am very grateful for our posties for playing their part to help keep people safe. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:coronavirus, covid-19, Department of Health, Government, health, home testing, pandemic, Secretary, testing, UK, UK Government, websitelast_img read more

first_imgReport 13/2020 Collision and derailment at Neville Hill R132020_201118_Neville Hill PDF, 9.67MB, 55 pages SummaryAt 21:41 hrs on 13 November 2019, an empty LNER Intercity Express Train, approaching the maintenance depot at Neville Hill in Leeds, caught up and collided with the rear of a LNER High Speed Train moving into the depot. The leading train was travelling at around 5 mph (8 km/h) and the colliding train at around 15 mph (24 km/h). No one was injured in the accident, but the trailing bogie of the second and third vehicles and the trailing wheelset of the fourth vehicle of the Intercity Express Train derailed to the right, by up to 1.25 metres.The collision occurred because the driver of the Intercity Express Train was focused on reinstating an on-board system which he had recently isolated, instead of focusing on the driving task. This was exacerbated by him unintentionally commanding too much acceleration due to his lack of familiarity with the train.The driver had isolated the on-board system at Leeds station because he had been unable to correctly set up the train management system. He had been unable to do this because ambiguous documentation from Hitachi, the train manufacturer, had led to LNER misunderstanding the required process for setting up the train management system when developing the content of its driver training programme.The driver’s lack of adequate familiarity with the train probably arose because LNER had not recognised that his training needs were greater than for his peers.The derailment occurred because the design of the Intercity Express Train is susceptible to derailment in low speed collisions. This susceptibility is related to the use of high-strength couplers with large freedoms of movement in pitch and yaw. These features were part of the train’s design. However, the impact of these features on the train’s resistance to derailment and lateral displacement in low speed collisions, was not considered by the train’s designers.The crashworthiness standard used to design the Intercity Express Train did not specifically require consideration of the likelihood of derailment during collisions at lower than the 22.5 mph (36 km/h) specified design speed, nor did it include specific criteria for assessing the derailment performance. As such, the assessment and validation of the design did not identify any issues with these design features.RecommendationsRAIB has made five recommendations. Two recommendations are addressed to LNER and relate to correcting its understanding of the setup of the train management system and ensuring that the documentation provided by Hitachi has not led to any other safety issues. The other recommendations relate to:Hitachi to revisit the assessment of the design of the Intercity Express Train against the requirements of the crashworthiness standardLNER to assess the risk of a derailment of an Intercity Express Train involved in a low speed collisionRSSB to consider whether it is appropriate for the crashworthiness standard to be modified.NotesThe sole purpose of RAIB investigations is to prevent future accidents and incidents and improve railway safety. RAIB does not establish blame, liability or carry out prosecutions.RAIB operates, as far as possible, in an open and transparent manner. While our investigations are completely independent of the railway industry, we do maintain close liaison with railway companies and if we discover matters that may affect the safety of the railway, we make sure that information about them is circulated to the right people as soon as possible, and certainly long before publication of our final report. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:accident, collision, crash, Discovery, future, Government, Impact, industry, Safety, speed, UK, UK Government, vehiclelast_img read more

first_imgRelatedJeffrey Town gets new Health Centre Advertisements RelatedJeffrey Town gets new Health Centre Jeffrey Town gets new Health Centre Health & WellnessApril 20, 2010center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The new Jeffery Town Health Centre, in St. Mary, was officially opened on Friday, April 16, by Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer.The Type 1 facility was built through a partnership between the Digicel Foundation and the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, at a cost of $10.9 million.In his address, the Minister said the opening of the centre was an important step in efforts to improve the quality of health care for all Jamaicans.Minister of Health, Hon. Rudyard Spencer, giving the main address at the official handing over ceremony for Jeffrey Town Type 1 Health Centre, in St. Mary, on Friday, April 16.He explained that the Ministry is focused on changing the health seeking behaviour of Jamaicans, who prefer to access health care in a hospital, rather than at the primary health care facility.Noting that resources to the primary health care sector are being systematically deployed in order to broaden access to health care and also reduce the cost of health care to Jamaicans, he said the farther people have to travel to access care is the more expensive the non-health costs could be.He said that data collected by the Ministry of Health showed that visits to health centres have reached over three million since the abolition of user fees in April, 2008, and that persons accessing the service at this level have saved more than $1 billion.Mr. Spencer said that the no user fee policy must be seen as more than just a health or social policy, adding that is also important to the broader development agenda of the country.Major General Robert Neish, Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation, addresses the official handing over cremony for the new Jeffrey Town Type 1 Health Centre, in St. Mary, on Friday, April 16.He noted that the government has increased the money spent on drugs by 100 per cent since the abolition of user fees, moving from $1.2 billion to $2.4 billion to satisfy the 44 per cent increase in visits to public pharmacies.The Minister emphasised the Government commitment to ensuring the provision of the highest quality health care for Jamaicans, citing the introduction of flexible opening hours at a number of major health centres; the training of health nurse assistants to be engaged in health care institutions; and the training of dialysis technicians as some of the initiatives being implemented to realize this objective.Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation, Major General Robert Neish, reiterated the organisation’s commitment to assist communities in becoming more self reliant.Chief Executive Officer of the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, Mr. Billy Heaven, addressing the official handing over ceremony for the new Jeffrey Town Type 1 Health Centre, in St. Mary, on Friday, April 16.He disclosed that the Foundation plans to establish at least one developmental project in every parish, as part of its effort to empower communities.Mr. Neish said the Foundation is pleased to have been able to partner with the CHASE Fund to build the health centre, because of the urgent need for such an amenity in the community.The new facility is equipped with a waiting area, an office, a record-keeping area, two examination rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a storeroom and a wash area.It will provide ante-natal, curative, post-natal, child and adult nutrition services, chronic disease management and control, family planning, HIV/AIDS management, cancer screening, early detection and referral of health problems, and immunisation service. RelatedJeffrey Town gets new Health Centrelast_img read more

first_imgHomeBriefsARCADIA – 22nd horse suffers fatal injuries at Santa Anita Mar. 15, 2019 at 4:35 amBriefsNewsARCADIA – 22nd horse suffers fatal injuries at Santa Anitanews2 years agoDavid BernsteinHorseKTLA-TVPrincess Lili Bsanta anita A filly broke both front legs at the end of a workout on the main dirt track at Santa Anita and was euthanized on Thursday, becoming the 22nd horse to suffer catastrophic injuries since Dec. 26.Trainer and owner David Bernstein said the 3-year-old filly named Princess Lili B broke down just past the finish line after a half-mile workout.Bernstein told KTLA-TV that Princess Lili B apparently took a step as she changed leads, which led to her breaking her left ankle and then her right ankle. A lead change refers to which set of legs, left or right, leads or advances forward when a horse is galloping.“She was always very sound and we’ve never had a problem with her,” Bernstein said in the interview. “We didn’t have to train her on any medication. She’s just a lovely filly to be around.”Bernstein said the filly’s exercise rider didn’t indicate any problem with the dirt surface.“I think it’s one of those things that happens, sadly enough,” the trainer told KTLA.Bernstein said he wouldn’t hesitate to train another horse on Santa Anita’s surface again.“I know they’ve done the best job they can possibly do,” he said. “They’re hired a number of great experts to handle this surface.”Santa Anita had reopened its main track for limited workouts on Monday, with horses limited to jogging and galloping while the surface was monitored for any irregularities that may have caused the deaths of 22 horses since the winter meet began on Dec. 26.This week’s workouts were the first conducted under the track’s new training protocols, which include two veterinarians observing each horse going to and from the track.Associated PressTags :David BernsteinHorseKTLA-TVPrincess Lili Bsanta anitashare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLetter to the Editor – See the problemSACRAMENTO – California lawmakers try again to tamp down rising rentsYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press12 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author12 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson19 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter19 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor19 hours agolast_img read more