insurance medicine

insurance medicine

A type of “administrative medicine” in which a doctor works for the life, health, disability and long-term care insurance industry.
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Madeira was inspired to open a direct primary care practice after growing frustrated with traditional insurance medicine.
In the framework of changing the health system it is viewed as necessary, in particular, to prepare and introduce insurance medicine, to restore a scheme in which funds for a medical service "follow the patient" who wishes to access this particular service, noted the Prime Minister.
The Middle East Insurance Medicine Forum (MEIMF) was announced by the BIA medical committee during an event held at the Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance, Juffair.
When he finally retired from his cardiology practice he took on a new challenge of insurance medicine.
An actuary, life underwriter, or specialist in insurance medicine can assess risks and establish the appropriate methodology, mortality table, and adjustments to evaluate your client's life expectancy.
For example, researchers such as Mihelic, Tak and Rullestad have found that stress tests have significant protective value at relatively low face amounts among persons at risk for coronary disease, including smokers, men, and older individuals, even after accounting for false positive results (Journal of Insurance Medicine 2002).
Shavelle, "Life expectancies of persons with chronic disabilities," Journal of Insurance Medicine, 1998, 30, 96-108.
and as Program Chairman for the American Academy of Insurance Medicine (AAIM).
According to the Vice Prime Minister, at the beginning of 2017 it is planned to implement a series of measures to improve the quality and availability of medical services for each individual, which comprise: the reform of primary health care and creating a basis for the development of family medicine, the introduction of reference prices for medicines and a mechanism of partial compensation of cost of drugs to cure certain diseases that will make medications more affordable for patients, the approval of medical treatment protocols and the introduction of elements of insurance medicine.
This brings up the very important question of developing standards, based on objective diagnostic methods - which is a necessary condition for legal approval of authentic Ayurveda and its integration into insurance medicine.
A recent issue of the Journal of Insurance Medicine contained a putative protective value study on the treadmill electrocardiogram as a screening test in life underwriting.
We believe that modern statistical methods are in some ways better than the traditional life table methods doctors are taught as part of their 'actuarial' indoctrination into insurance medicine.
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