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  • Interesting analogy: health sciences, which is almost entirely a “point-of-service” community that reacts to people coming in the door, with no coherent forecasting service.

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  • A solution to this is electronic point-of-service enrollment, allowing the government to reduce the cost of its eligibility process while maintaining better fraud controls.

    There's Lots of Slack in Health Care

  • Several economists have suggested a point-of-service tax.

    Dr. Susan Corso: Tax Prep Blues

  • UNH manages HMO, PPO and point-of-service (POS) plans, as well as various Medicare and Medicaid options, through a variety of branded programs, including UnitedHealthcare, AmeriChoice (in the public sector) and Ovations (for AARP members).

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  • A model with a de-facto hypothecated tax or minimum contribution such as Germany's pre-dominant 15% +of salary or 150 Eur a month whichever is higher is still "free-at-.point-of-service".

    David Cameron's NHS reforms may leave him feeling sick | Jackie Ashley

  • The program offers an assortment of health plans from which to choose, including fee-for-service, point-of-service, and health maintenance organizations (HMOs).

    Senator Joe Lieberman: Recession Not a Good Time for Health Care Reform

  • The text of the amendment includes the claim that "half of traditional indemnity plans and preferred provider organizations, 20 percent of point-of-service networks, and 7 percent of health maintenance organizations cover no contraceptive methods other than sterilization."

    McCain's Viagra Moment

  • This could be referring to a 1993 Guttmacher study showing that 49 percent of indemnity plans did not cover contraceptives, and that less than 20 percent of large-group indemnity plans and PPOs and less than 40 percent of point-of-service plans and HMOs covered the full range of reversible contraception options.

    McCain's Viagra Moment

  • Under its point-of-service plan, only 38 percent of members who should have gotten beta blockers -- drugs that can help prevent second heart attacks -- received them.

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  • Fee-for-service is dying and point-of-service will vanish, too, in the view of Tom Beauregard, a health-care specialist with the consulting firm Hewitt Associates.

    Health Care Report Cards


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