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ISBN: 0833010328, 9780833010322
Authors: Edward Bedrosian, Elwyn Harris, Karl J. Hoffmayer, Carroll R. Lindholm, Eliza I. Wojtaszek
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: final, report, amber, relay, emergency, broadcast
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This report presents the results of an investigation of the technical feasibility of establishing a nationwide digital network using commercial AM radio broadcast stations that can support both voice and data transmission. The proposed network, called AMBER (AM broadcast emergency relay), is meant to support emergency communications for civilian and military users when other communication faciliti......
ISBN: 0833031945, 9780833031945
Authors: Michael Schoenbaum, Katherine M. Harris, Gary Cecchine, Ana Suarez, Christopher Horn, C. Ross Anthony
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: supplement, demonstration, program, senior, tricare, evaluation, report, final
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The TRICARE Senior Supplement Demonstration (TSSD), conducted from March 2000 through December 2002 in selected areas of California and Texas, offers Medicare-eligible military beneficiaries the option of enrolling in the TRICARE health care program as a supplement to Medicare. This book describes RAND's evaluation of the TSSD program.The authors found that enrollment in TSSD was very low because ......
ISBN: 0833005804, 9780833005809
Authors: Dale M. Landi, Bruno Augenstein, Cullen M. Crain, William R. Harris, Brian Michael Jenkins
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: crisis, communications, intergovernmental, means, improving
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This report summarizes assessments of potential bilateral and multilateral measures for enhancing superpower stability in times of nuclear crisis. Existing means for communication between the American and Soviet heads of state are less than adequate and could be substantially improved. Improved means for direct communication between the American and Soviet heads of state are not sufficient; the Ho......
ISBN: 0833036491, 9780833036490
Authors: Michael Schoenbaum, Barbara O. Wynn, Terri Tanielian, Katherine M. Harris, Renee Labor, C. Ross Anthony
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: rationalizing, tricare, life, retirees, military, benefits, medicare, eligible, health
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The 2001 National Defense Authorization Act expanded eligibility for coverage under TRICARE, the Department of Defense (DoD) health program, to Medicare-eligible military retirees age 65 and over. Medicare-eligible military retirees enrolled in Medicare Part B became entitled to both Medicare and TRICARE health care benefits — coverage referred to as TRICARE for Life (TFL). Under TFL, Medica......
ISBN: 0833033174, 9780833033178
Authors: Donna O. Farley, Katherine M. Harris, J. Scott Ashwood, Geralyn K. Cherry, George Dydek, John B. Carleton
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: final, report, demonstration, subvention, medicare, dod, evaluation
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The Medicare-Department of Defense (DoD) Subvention Demonstration tested Senior Prime as a managed care approach for enhancing access to affordable health care for Medicare-eligible DoD beneficiaries.While Senior Prime achieved solid beneficiary participation and satisfaction, it also raised a difficult set of challenges involved in applying managed care to the DoD health care system.These challen......
ISBN: 0833031244, 9780833031242
Authors: Samuel A. Bozzette, Rebecca D'amato, Sally C. Morton, Katherine M. Harris, Robin C. Meili, Roger Taylor
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: practice, suggestions, improvement, current, care, technology, assessment, managed, pharmaceutical
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Powerful pharmaceuticals are of increasing clinical and economic importance to managed care organizations, which are often responsible for managing and paying for the increasing costs of pharmaceuticals. This creates an incentive for them to go beyond a focus on clinical effectiveness and safety to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of new drugs. This report describes the processes by which managed c......
ISBN: 083304009X, 9780833040091
Authors: Stephanie S. Teleki, Allard E. Dembe, Jeffrey S. Harris, Thomas Wickizer, Donna O. Farley, Barbara O. Wynn
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: benefit, delivery, return, work, medical, compensation, colloquium, workers, rsquo, research
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The papers in these proceedings were selected from those presented at a May 2003 research colloquium on the workers’ compensation medical benefit delivery system and workers’ return to work after treatment. The colloquium was held at a time when California’s workers’ compensation program was at the center of intense debate and legislative activity: While coverage and expend......
ISBN: 0833030043, 9780833030047
Authors: Michael Schoenbaum, Katherine M. Harris, Gary Cecchine, Melissa A. Bradley, Ana Suarez, Terri Tanielian, C. Ross Anthony
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: continuous, plan, open, enrollment, demonstration, health, family, evaluation, report, uniformed, services, final
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The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 established the authority for a demonstration program under which eligible military retirees and their dependents would be permitted to enroll in the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP) at any time, rather than during a designated 30-day period each spring. The USFHP Continuous Open Enrollment demonstration was conducted at thre......
ISBN: 0833032135, 9780833032133
Authors: Donna O. Farley, Lisa R. Shugarman, Pat Taylor, Moira Inkelas, J. Scott Ashwood, Feng Zeng, Katherine M. Harris
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: rural, areas, 1990s, utilization, service, special, medicare, payments, trends
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This report analyzes four types of special payments that Medicare has been making to rural hospitals and physicians.These special payments are intended to support the rural health care infrastructure to help ensure access to care for Medicare beneficiaries.The research provides a comprehensive overview of these payments, including documentation of the supply of providers, trends in payments, and M......
ISBN: 0833033123, 9780833033123
Authors: Terri Tanielian, Katherine M. Harris, Ana Suarez, Renee Labor, Melissa A. Bradley, Sidney W. Atkinson, Peter Glassman
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: prescribers, baseline, survey, results, system, health, uniform, formulary, military, impact
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Pharmaceuticals represent one of the fastest growing components of both U.S. civilian and Department of Defense (DoD) health care expenditures. Both the DoD and U.S. Congress have identified the Military Health System pharmacy benefit as an area for reform. To this end, federal legislation requires the DoD to establish a single uniform formulary (UF) of covered drugs governing beneficiaries' acces......
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