CDH3

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CDH3

A gene on chromosome 16q22.1 that encodes a calcium-dependent cell–cell adhesion glycoprotein (cadherin), which is involved in regulating cell–cell adhesions, mobility and proliferation of epithelial cells. CDH3 is also a retired HUGO symbol for what is now designated CDH15, see there.

Molecular pathology
Loss of heterozygosity mutations of CDH3 occur in breast and prostate cancer; aberrant expression of cadherin 3 occurs in cervical adenocarcinomas. CDH3 mutation causes congenital hypotrichosis with juvenile macular dystrophy and ectodermal dysplasia with ectrodactyly and macular dystrophy.
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CDHPs include high deductibles and are generally paired with a tax-exempt health savings account or health reimbursement to help pay for out of pocket expenses.
The 2003 Medicare Modernization Act created health savings accounts (HSAs), now the most common type of CDHP.
Equally as important, individuals benefit from a CDHP portal's cost comparison tools that allow them to view account details and summary information on physician visits, prescription drug purchases and treatment costs.
The CDHP can be seen as an insured healthcare plan that includes a $2,000 deductible.
For example, in the first year of a CDHP program, employees might hoard their discretionary funds, then overspend on health care after funds accumulate.
The evidence in our Seventh Annual Cigna Choice Fund Experience Study is clear, consistent and compelling: our CDHP customers are more engaged with their health and health spending, they spend less to receive the same levels of recommended care, and are more satisfied with their health care experience.
The study tracked more than 316,000 individual Blue Cross and Blue Shield members and found those migrating to a CDHP plan not only saw cost savings in the first year but continued to experience even lower health costs years later.
Meanwhile, despite the fact that satisfaction is on the rise for CDHPs, EBRI researchers pointed out that those in a traditional health plan were more likely to recommend their plan to a friend or family member than those individuals in a CDHP or an HDHP plan.
Navigating the CDHP insurance model for the patient involves multifaceted health care decision making while weighing personal expenditures (Goodman 2004; Greene et al.
According to Sullivan, CDHP education is the key to increasing these types of accounts.
The federal government also has demonstrated strong support for CDHP as indicated by its passage of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, which led to the development of tax-free health savings accounts (HSAs) to complement CDHP offerings.
23) Similarly, in 2005, Forrester Research predicted that CDHP enrollment could account for 19% of the market in 2009 and 24% by 2010 (or about 42 million people).