General health

Private health plans are required by law to provide a certain amount of Part A coverage, and many have done so. For many beneficiaries, however, the cost of Part A services alone is a large portion of the cost of Medicare and Medicaid. There are other mechanisms through which private insurance companies are reimbursed for Medicare and Medicaid services, including: 1) the payment of a share of the costs of any drugs that the insurer reimburses, and 2) the payment of a percentage of the amount of Part A services provided to beneficiaries, which is generally the total fee for a full day of service. Private insurance companies also get reimbursed for any drugs or procedures that are medically necessary. Private plans that do not provide these services get a percentage of the cost of any drugs or procedures. Although they are not required under the Medicare and Medicaid regulations to provide services under these arrangements, the fact that they are reimbursed in advance makes it very easy to get patients to purchase these items.

The most recent example of private reimbursement for Part A procedures came with the introduction of private insurance that replaced government-paid Part A services. If an insurer did not offer Medigap plans, or if they did not meet a certain criteria, a taxpayer-funded premium was deducted from the payer's payment to the private health insurer. The amount of the deductible, the portion of the premium the government paid, was calculated in part, but not entirely, based on a person's income. In the 1980s the federal government stepped in and created health care tax subsidies to allow providers to buy care from private companies like HCA for less than the price they paid for it, and to cover more of their costs. These new subsidies are now being phased out under the Affordable Care Act and the federal government will pay for 70 percent of the cost of private insurance for most Americans.

In the future, the new system is likely to bring about a dramatic change of strategy for the large majority of health care providers. For-profit health care enterprises will continue to have a strong incentive to keep patients at home, or at least at the hospital that has the most business. In the past this was an easy choice. For-profit hospitals provided the most expensive and best-trained staff. If they were to be replaced by non-profit, hospital-owned enterprises, those that have the best infrastructure, or the best doctors and hospitals, they would be the ones to hire the most staff and the most expensive. The result will probably be a shift toward a system that is more like that of an urban, non-profit hospital, rather than one that is more like that of a for-profit enterprise. Hospitals in particular will benefit from the new incentives.

The same is true of physician practices and home health agencies. As general health have access to high-quality care from home and in-home nursing, the incentives to stay in the hospital will become greater. This is not to general health that all physicians will shift from being physicians to being home health agents.

Betapace

Betapace is a beta-blocker used to improve symptoms of arrhythmia, it affects heart and blood circulation.

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Combivent

Combivent is prescribed to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The medication works by dilating and enlarging the airways via relaxation of the muscles of respiratory tract.

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Dramamine

Dramamine affects certain receptors in central nervous system to treat dizziness, nausea, vomiting caused by sea and air sickness.

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Prograf

Prograf suppresses immune system of the body to avoid rejection of a transplanted heart, liver, or kidney.

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Aricept

Aricept treats dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease via preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine, the substance associated with the processes of thinking and memory.

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Differin

Differin helps to clear the acne and helps to keep new acne from starting.

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Diamox

Diamox helps to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness such as headache, tiredness, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath.

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Alfacip

Alfacip is used to treat osteoporosis and conditions with impairments of calcium metabolism such as bone loss due to age.

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Lamictal

Lamotrigine belongs to the group of anticonvulsant drugs. This medication is used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder. Lamotrigine can be also applied for other purposes.

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Sinemet

Sinemet is formulated from two medications: carbidopa and levodopa. It is used relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as the muscle tremor, stiffness, and weakness.

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Topamax

Topiramate is used to treat convulsions, epilepsy in children and adults, and also to prevent migraines and certain psychiatric conditions.

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Mysoline

Mysoline is used alone or co-administered with other drugs as an anti-seizure medication to treat epilepsy.

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Vitamin C

Ascorbic acid is vitamin C, it has antioxidant properties and used as is essential for maintaining of elasticity of the skin, formation of collagen, bone and teeth. It helps to heal wounds, improves resistance to infection.

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Kemadrin

Kemadrin is indicated to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as tremors, stiffness, spasms, and poor muscle control.

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Dapsone

Dapsone is used alone or co-administered with other drugs to treat leprosy and dermatitis herpetiformis (itching lesions on the elbows, knees, and scalp).

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Detrol

Detrol is prescribed for treatment of spasms of the bladder muscles, overactive bladder characterized by symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence.

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Arava

Arava is an antirheumatic drug which slows the progression of joint damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

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Hytrin

Hytrin is an alpha-adrenergic blocker, which relaxes blood vessels. It is prescribed to treat hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Oxytrol

Oxytrol treats symptoms of overactive bladder via reduction of muscle spasms of the bladder and urinary tract.

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Provigil

Provigil is a wakefulness-promoting agent for adults who experience excessive sleepiness.

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Requip

Requip due to its effects similar to dopamine improves at symptoms of Parkinson's disease (muscle spasms, stiffness, tremors, etc.)

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Valparin

Valproic acid is prescribed as an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug to treat to treat convulsions, migraines, etc.

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Strattera

Strattera is prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Eldepryl

Eldepryl is prescribed to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, it works by preventing the breakdown of dopamine in the brain.

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Dilantin

Dilantin is anti-seizure medication used to treat epilepsy.

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Albenza

Albenza is used to treat tapeworm infections, it works changing ability of the worm to absorb sugar necessary for its normal life.

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Trileptal

Oxcarbazepine is an anticonvulsant used to control certain types of seizures. It is also used as a mood stabilizing drug.

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Depakote

Depakote is used to heal seizure disorders, convulsions, to prevent migraine and treat acute manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder.

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Urispas

Urispas is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, it prevents spasms in the urinary tract, makes urination less painful, decreases urinary urgency, etc.

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Antabuse

Antabuse is prescribed to heal chronic alcoholism. It works by interfering metabolism of alcohol.

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Exelon

Exelon treats dementia caused by Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

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Ditropan

Ditropan is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as incontinence, frequent or urgent urination.

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Levothroid

Levothroid acts like a thyroid gland hormone and is used to treat hypothyroidism and obesity.

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Rocaltrol

Rocaltrol is a form of vitamin D. It is used in treatment of low calcium levels in blood in patients with chronic kidney dialysis.

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Phoslo

Phoslo is a mineral. It is used to treat kindny failure in late stage. It works reducing phosphate leves.

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Cycrin

Cycrin is used in treatment of irregular or absent menstrual periods, or abnormal uterine bleeding.

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Urso

Urso is a bile acid used to prevent and to treat gallstones.

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Vermox

It is used in treatment of infections caused by pinworm, whipworm, hookworm and roundworm.

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Stromectol

Stromectol is an anthelmintic, is used for treating infections caused by certain parasites

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Azulfidine

Azufline is a salicylate used to treat ulcerative colitis

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Revia

Revia is used to prevent addiction of certain drugs.

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Reminyl

Reminyl is used to treat dementia caused by Alzheimer'r disease.

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Artane

Artrane is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

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Detrol La

Detrol La is prescribed for treatment of spasms of the bladder muscles, overactive bladder characterized by symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, and incontinence.

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Sinemet Cr

Sinemet is formulated from two medications: carbidopa and levodopa. It is used relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as the muscle tremor, stiffness, and weakness.

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Actigall

Actigall is used to treat small gallstones, to prevent gallstones, to treat primary biliary cirrhosis.

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Etodolac

Etodolac is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis or osteoarthritis.

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Viramune

Nevirapine is used to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Nevirapine is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.

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Isordil

Isordil is used for the treatment and prevention of angina caused by coronary artery disease.

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Terramycin

Terramycin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.

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Tetracycline

Tetracycline is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria.

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Pletal

Pletal is a medication used for reducing attacks of intermittent claudication.

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Calcium Carbonate

Calcium is used to prevent and treat calcium deficiencies.

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Danocrine

The medicine is used to treat endometriosis and fibrocystic breast disease.

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Indinavir

Indinavir is used to treat HIV infection.

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Ticlid

Ticlid is used to reduce the risk of stroke.

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Dulcolax

Dulcolax is used to relieve occasional constipation and irregularity.

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Spiriva

Spiriva is an anticholinergic agent, it widens breathing passages and is used treat breathing difficulties caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Tiova Rotacap

Tiova is an anticholinergic agent, it widens breathing passages and is used treat breathing difficulties caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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