This study showed a decreasing trend of calls reporting acute fluoride exposure over the years 2010 to 2012 and follows the trend of decreasing calls since 2000 as per the 2011 AAPCC
A strength of the AAPCC
data is that calls are classified as those representing an actual human exposure event or classified as other calls, such as those seeking only information.
The primary objective for doing so is to examine how the Medicare price (the AAPCC
payment rate), the price of substitutes for an HMO Medicare product (specifically the price of a supplemental Medicare insurance policy), and a firm's production in its private market influence its decision-making with respect to the Medicare market.
Currently, Medicare risk contractors are paid 95% of the AAPCC
that HCFA would expect to spend on fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement for a Medicare beneficiary in the same county.
Even allowing that the AAPCC
data are correct (and we do not), 2 deaths in a year associated with vitamins, nationwide, is a very small number.
If dually eligible beneficiaries are more likely to enroll in MA plans in high payment/high benefit counties, States will be differentially affected by the current payment formulas because the States with high AAPCC
payments will have their dually eligible population voluntarily leave the Medicaid Program.
Soloway explained that it is difficult for AAPCC
to make definitive statements about changing incidence patterns over time, since the number of poison control centers reporting to the association has varied considerably over the decades.
In urban settings, the Direct Medical Education (DME) may also be combined with changes in the AAPCC
, an important consideration for academic medical centers in high AAPCC
After serving for two years as president-elect of AAPCC
, Richard Dart, MD, PhD, the director of the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center in Denver, Colo.
paid managed care plans 95 percent of the county per capita Medicare expenditure, adjusted for the age, gender, and institutional and welfare status of the enrolled beneficiaries.
In 19 of those 27 years, AAPCC
reports that there was not 1 single death due to vitamins.
actuarial rate cells were defined by: age, sex, Medicaid enrollment (indicating poverty), institutional status (for nursing home residents), and working aged status (for beneficiaries with employer-based insurance where Medicare is a secondary payer).