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It's All About Money
Costs Up, Reimbursements Down, And The Uninsured Are Everywhere

Proceed To Article Up Up And Away - Health Care Costs Will Continue To Rise
Health care spending rates are on the rise and are likely to keep increasing, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). More...

Proceed To Article Most Urgent Liver Patients Receive Higher Proportion Of Transplants
A United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) analysis of recent changes to U.S. liver transplant policy indicates that urgent patients receive a large and increasing proportion of donated livers. More...

Proceed To Article Hispanic And Black Americans Still More Likely Than Whites To Be Uninsured
Almost one-third of all Hispanics and one-fifth of all blacks in the United States had no health insurance in early 1998, compared with 12.2 percent of whites. More...

Proceed To Article Report On The Distribution Of Health Care Expenses
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is the Nationís primary source of data on medical care spending for the US civilian population. This report describes total spending for medical expenses in 1996, overall and by type of service. Detailed information of this sort has not been available since data from the 1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey (NMES) were released in the early 1990s. More...

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The Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) System Is Here
The Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) system has finally arrived, and hospitals could be in for a real shock, according to the premiere issue of a new monthly publication offering guidance on the newly enacted Medicare payment scheme for outpatient care.

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