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Health Policy Reform

Chronicles of Health Creation: 'Never Only Opioids" Urges Imperative for Integrative Medicine in Pain Care'

John Weeks | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

A new eight-page, policy brief, "Never Only Opioids: The Imperative for Early Integration of Non-Pharmacological Approaches and Practitioners in the Treatment of Patients with Pain" argues that it is long past time for the last to be first -- to reverse this order and always bring integrative care options up front, as least as complements.

An Obamacare Picture Worth 10,000 Words

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

A seasoned colleague recently told me that some PowerPoint presentations have no power and make no point. But sometimes, a picture really is worth a thousand words.

Dental Crisis Looms for California's Children

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Lazarus

California needs real leadership in oral health. California has not had a dental director in years. Without a strong office of oral health, led by a dental director, California is missing opportunities to ensure children have the best dental care possible.

Review Finds Cost Effectiveness of Complementary and Integrative Medicine in More Than Two Dozen High-Quality Studies

John Weeks | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Herman is right that it's time to shift the dialogue from roundhouse dismissal of potential cost-saving contributions from what she and the authors call "CIM" treatments and providers. The evidence is there for proactive exploration of potential cost savings.

House Health Care Bill (Pages 401-450)

Backstage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

P. 401 Subtitle B--Reducing Health Disparities SEC. 1221. ENSURING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN MEDICARE. (a) ENSURING EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION BY THE...

House Health Care Bill (Pages 301-350)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

P. 301 whether it should be made only upon use of post acute care services or for every discharge. (3) Whether the bundle should be applied acros...

House Health Care BIll (Pages 201-250)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Health Care Bill (Pages 201-250) P. 201 ending with fiscal year 2019 as is not taken into account under subparagraph (A). ''(4) STUDY OF FE...

House Health Care Bill (Full Text)

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats have released their newest version of the health care reform bill, weighing in at a whopping 1,018 pages, and HuffPost's Eyes and Ears...

House Health Care Bill (Pages 351-400)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

P. 351 such amount as would provide for a benefits ratio of at least .85; ''(B) for 3 consecutive contract years, the Secretary shall not permit ...

House Health Care BIll (Pages 251-300)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Health Care BIll (Pages 251-300) P. 200 '(I) periodically identify services as being potentially misvalued using criteria specified in clau...

House Health Care BIll (Pages 101-150)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Health Care Bill (Pages 101-150) P. 101 coverage, for the period of time beginning on the date of birth and ending on the date the child othe...

House Health Care BIll (Pages 51-100)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

House Health Care Bill (Pages 51-100) P. 51 covered by this Act shall be provided without regard to personal characteristics extraneous to the provi...

House Health Care BIll (Pages 151-200)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

House Health Care BIll (Pages 151-200) P. 151 aggregate wages paid by the employer during such calendar year. (4) AGGREGATIONRULES.--Related empl...

Health Care Bill Released: What Does Congress Hope You're Missing (INTERACTIVE INVESTIGATION)

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democrats have released their newest version of the health care reform bill, weighing in at a whopping 1,018 pages, and HuffPost's Eyes and Ears...