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social role of Blue Cross as a device for financing the costs of hospital care

Fredric R. Hedinger

social role of Blue Cross as a device for financing the costs of hospital care

an evaluation

by Fredric R. Hedinger

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Published by Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, University of Iowa] in [Iowa City .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Blue Cross Association,
    • Insurance, Hospitalization -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Fredric R. Hedinger.
      SeriesHealth care research series,, no. 2
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsRA421 .H412 no. 2, HG9397 .H412 no. 2
      The Physical Object
      Pagination112 p.
      Number of Pages112
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5563037M
      LC Control Number67063590

      not directly pay for health care service. Over 80% of health care is paid by insurance carriers and taxpayer funded programs (Baker. ). As long as people do not pay for health care out of their own pocket, most people do not care and pick the product like they were buying other commercial goods. For all its support, however, the costs of hospital care grew even faster. As Rosemary Stevens argues, from its inception, Medicare costs surpassed projections. In , for example, Medicare costs were projected to be $ billion. Five years later, however, they .

      TABLE Health Care Expenditures –* Type of Expenditure Hospital care 1, 1, Physician and clinical services 1,   Rebecca Roberts et al. “Distribution of Variable vs Fixed Costs of Hospital Care,” Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. , No. 7 (Febru ), pp. –

      health insurance companies and 64 Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans. Multitudes of gov-ernment agencies are involved with the fi-nancing of health care, medical and health services research, and regulatory oversight of the various aspects of the health care de-livery system (National Center for Health Statistics ; Blue Cross Blue Shield As-. BOOK REVIEW Published by [email protected] and (June ) Robert Cunningham III and Robert M. Cunningham Jr. The Blues: A History of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield System. Dekalb: Northern Illinois University Press, xii + pp. Tables, illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $ (cloth), ISBN


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Social role of Blue Cross as a device for financing the costs of hospital care by Fredric R. Hedinger Download PDF EPUB FB2

The social role of blue cross as a device for financing the costs of medical care: an evaluationAuthor: Roger M. Battistella. Get this from a library. The social role of Blue Cross as a device for financing the costs of hospital care: an evaluation. [Fredric R Hedinger]. The Social Role of Blue Cross as a Device for Financing the Costs of Hospital Care: An Evaluation.

Iowa City: University of Iowa, Henderson, James W. Health Economics and Policy, second edition. Cincinnati: South-Western, The Insurance Monitor. Walter S. Nichols, editor. 67, no. (July ). The social role of Blue Cross as a device for financing the costs of hospital care: This study of the problem of financing and providing hospital care for the aged persons was undertaken in Octoberto provide a factual basis for policy formulation on the respective roles of voluntary institutions and government in bringing a greater.

THE SOCIAL ROLE OF BLUE CROSS AS A DEVICE FOR FINANCING THE COSTS OF MEDICAL CARE: AN EVALUATION. By Roger M. Battistella. Topics: Journal Departments: Book Reviews.

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THE SOCIAL ROLE OF BLUE CROSS AS A DEVICE FOR FINANCING THE COSTS OF MEDICAL CARE: AN EVALUATIONBy Frederic R. Hedinger. Iowa City: University of Iowa, Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration,pp. This monograph is a superb study of the impact of the British Mental Health Act of upon the observation ward at St.

Francis' Hospital in southeast. Author(s): Hedinger,Fredric R Title(s): The social role of Blue Cross as a device for financing the costs of hospital care: an evaluation. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: [Iowa City, Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration, Univ.

of Iowa, c] Description: p. "Primary care physicians influence a vast majority of health care spending, and their role in this transformation is critical,” Blue Cross NC CEO Dr. Patrick Conway said in announcing the. The following is an excerpt from Lancaster Pollard's 'White Paper III for Community Hospitals & Systems.' A full version of the white paper can be viewed here.

Large hospitals and multi-hospital. Lawrence Prybil, Ph.D., is a professor and senior advisor to the dean at the University of Iowa (UI) College of Public Charlton, R.N., M.S., is team leader for market analytics and consulting at Wellmark Blue Cross-Blue Shield, and a doctoral student in epidemiology at the UI College of Public Roberts, M.B.A., is group vice president – provider relations and health.

At another point, Bernard Tresnowski of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association said: “The managed care produce is the product of the future.” The Changing Role Of The Hospital. Inspending on Medicare accounted for 15% of the federal budget.

Medicare also plays a major role in the health care system, accounting for 21% of total national health care spending in28% of spending on hospital care, and 24% of spending on physician services.

Capital financing has varying effects on hospitals and health systems, and much of that has to do with the size of the organization. For example, for-profit hospital chains can go to the debt. The Washington Post recently reported that approximately 20 percent of provider payments by Blue Cross entities "are through contracts that try to prioritize quality over quantity," and that 28 percent of Aetna's reimbursements are in value based contracts - which is expected to jump to 75 percent by   Blue Plans are leading the nation in advancing highly personalized, coordinated care with more care delivery models, such as Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), than any other plan.

These two care delivery models are recognized for their ability to improve healthcare quality and lower costs. After a modest surge in inpatient admissions from the Affordable Care Act’s coverage expansion in the fall ofhospitals have settled in to a lengthy period of declining hospital admissions.

hospital The first multi-hospital plan began in New Jersey in Frank Van Dyk was hired as the executive director of the Essex County Hospital Council to collect overdue bills from patients at the seventeen hospitals affiliated with the council.

the physician or hospital is paid a fee for each service or supply provided - based on individual components of health care What is Payment by Episode of Illness. The physician or hospital is paid one sum for all services delivered during one illness, as is the case with global surgical fees for physicians and DRGs for hospitals.

The price of medical care is the single biggest factor behind U.S. healthcare costs, accounting for 90% of spending. These expenditures reflect the cost of caring for those with chronic or long-term medical conditions, an aging population and the increased cost of new medicines, procedures and technologies.

The book, by a father-and-son team, is a comprehensive and balanced account of the Blue Cross organization, from its inspired beginnings under Justin Ford Kimball at Baylor's University Hospital in to its present-day role as a major force in American health care.

Assured of noninterference by Blue Cross managers, the authors have crafted Reviews: 1. Total annual healthcare costs for patients with CHD have been reported to be $18, in dollars 15 —$ greater than the costs for patients .Under social insurance, individuals or subgroups who are expected to use more care do not pay a differential premium; the excess costs are shared collectively.

In market terms, those with lower.