catastrophic care

catastrophic care

[kat′əstrof′ik]
Etymology: Gk, katastrophe, sudden downturn; L, garrire, to babble
a pattern of health care that involves intensive, highly specialized life-support care of an acutely ill or severely traumatized patient.
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This commonsense approach would reduce higher-cost medical interventions, such as emergency department visits and catastrophic care, and the preventable human costs that impact patients and those who care for them.
Member districts also can expect consistency and quality across medical and prescription drug benefits, as well as effective and innovative chronic disease management programs that improve quality of life for those with long- term health problems while reducing the need for costly catastrophic care.
PMSI, one of the nation's largest providers of specialty products and services for the workers' compensation market, today announced the expansion of its Catastrophic Care Support Program.
Latinos are hardest hit for a variety of reasons: lower income, a tendency to work for smaller companies without insurance, language barriers, and customs that prioritize catastrophic care over preventive care.
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TMS services include home health care, catastrophic care services, home infusion therapy, custom mobility, home modifications, assistive technology and durable medical equipment and supplies.
We're pleased to announce this alliance with CareCentrix," said Michael Costigan, President, Catastrophic Care Division.
At a press conference today at Road Atlanta, Volkswagen announced that the race will raise a minimum of $100,000 for Atlanta's Shepherd Center, the country's largest catastrophic care hospital specializing in the treatment of people with spinal cord and brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, and other neuromuscular or urological disorders.
Maintaining pharmacy access is important not only to Medi-Cal beneficiaries' health and safety, but also to the Medicaid program's overall ability to constrain healthcare costs, including those related to preventable emergency room visits and catastrophic care.
This strategy supports our mission: To become indispensable to our clients and risk-sharing partners by managing catastrophic care in a superior fashion," said Tillett.
When a patient's conditions become increasingly serious, FutureHealth contacts Avandel Healthcare to begin catastrophic care management for organ and tissue transplants and complex premature births.
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