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Social Security disability fund to run dry next year

...the rise of health care costs.The Medicare premium increases would affect Part B, which provides coverage for outpatient services. For about 70 percent of beneficiaries, premium increases cannot exceed the dollar amount of their Social Security...
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Juneau residents use mental health budget as platform to advocate for schools

...from the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program and moving another $1 million from residential services to outpatient services.Jen Brown, director of the Rainforest Recovery Center at Bartlett, is fighting the proposal, which would cause...
State | AK legislature
Rainforest Recovery Center hires new director

...includes the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; director of performance improvement/UR/outpatient services at Harmony Foundation, Inc. in Estes Park, Colo.; and clinical services manger at The Phoenix Center, in...
City to investigate recovery clinic

...the admissions process is "somewhat chaotic," insurance verification delays result in loss of admissions, and outpatient services have declined by as much as two-thirds in one year due at least in part to the hospital's policy of billing...
Artist takes sculpture from Iowa City to Nome

...Francis said.Norton Sound Health Corp. provides secondary care, including dental, physical therapy and outpatient services, to 20 Alaskan villages - all of which are represented on the base of Coyne's sculpture.A native of Alaska...
Thank you

...some help, take a moment and tell them they are worth getting help. The following agencies offer residential and outpatient services, Juneau Recovery Hospital, 586-9508; Gastineau Humane Services, 780-4515; Juneau Youth Services, 789-0572...
Hospital use decline part of national trend

...are being admitted are staying for a shorter time," he said.That shift also isn't fully translating to just outpatient services, Henning said. What he's found is that more people are facing higher deductibles and higher personal costs...
Construction will delay elective surgeries at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital

...during this time. Since all of the hospital's windows are being replaced in this year-long construction project, there could be other impacts to the inpatient rooms and outpatient services at various times over the next few months.
Regional News
Outside editorial: US Doctors earn much more than their European counterparts

...many aspects of health care in which U.S. prices are higher than they are in other countries.One of them is outpatient services, which U.S. hospitals now regard as centers for generating profits (or "excess of revenue over expenses...
Eliminate old rules that stifle new growth

...together to deliver the best care.For example, the current rules required hospitals to have a single Director of Outpatient Services. This requirement made sense back when most of the care given in a hospital was inpatient. But today, when everything...


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