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  1. Fee Schedules - General Information

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — A fee schedule is a complete listing of fees used by Medicare to pay doctors or other providers-suppliers. This comprehensive listing of fee maximums is used to...

  2. Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Outpatient clinical laboratory services are paid based on a fee schedule in accordance with Section 1833(h) of the Social Security Act. The clinical laboratory fee...

  3. 42 CFR 414.62 - Fee schedule for clinical psychologist services.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Fee schedule for clinical psychologist services... Physicians and Other Practitioners § 414.62 Fee schedule for clinical psychologist services. The fee schedule for clinical psychologist services is set at 100 percent of the amount determined for corresponding...

  4. Physician Fee Schedule Search

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — This website is designed to provide information on services covered by the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). It provides more than 10,000 physician services,...

  5. DMEPOS Fee Schedule

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The list contains the fee schedule amounts, floors, and ceilings for all procedure codes and payment category, jurisdication, and short description assigned to each...

  6. 47 CFR 1.1155 - Schedule of regulatory fees and filing locations for cable television services.

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    2010-10-01

    ... locations for cable television services. 1.1155 Section 1.1155 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS... Schedule of regulatory fees and filing locations for cable television services. Fee amount Address 1. Cable Television Relay Service $315 FCC, Cable, P.O. Box 979084, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000 2. Cable TV System (per...

  7. 76 FR 78950 - FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division; Revised User Fee Schedule

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    2011-12-20

    ... amounts for volunteers, as explained at 75 FR 18752, and Centralized Billing Service Providers (CBSPs), as... Information Services Division; Revised User Fee Schedule AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.... Enourato, Section Chief, Resources Management Section, Criminal Justice Information Services Division, FBI...

  8. 42 CFR 415.172 - Physician fee schedule payment for services of teaching physicians.

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    2010-10-01

    ... teaching physicians. 415.172 Section 415.172 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES... PROVIDERS, SUPERVISING PHYSICIANS IN TEACHING SETTINGS, AND RESIDENTS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS Physician Services in Teaching Settings § 415.172 Physician fee schedule payment for services of teaching physicians. (a...

  9. DME Prosthetics Orthotics, and Supplies Fee Schedule

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics-Orthotics, and Supplies Fee Schedule. The list contains the fee schedule amounts, floors, and ceilings for all procedure codes...

  10. 75 FR 33445 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule

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    2010-06-11

    ... Part IV Department of Homeland Security 8 CFR Parts 103, 204, 244, et al. U.S. Citizenship and..., and 274A [CIS No. 2490-09; DHS Docket No. USCIS-2009-0033] RIN 1615-AB80 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS. ACTION: Proposed...

  11. 75 FR 69851 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule; Correction

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    2010-11-16

    ...] RIN 1615-AB80 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule; Correction AGENCY: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS. ACTION: Final rule; correction. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security corrects an inadvertent error in the amendatory language of the final rule U.S. Citizenship and...

  12. 76 FR 76032 - Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

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    2011-12-06

    ... Part 22 RIN 1400-AC57 Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas... services in light of an independent cost of service study's findings that the U.S. Government is not fully... visa categories. The commenter appears not to challenge this decision as concerns tiered fees for visa...

  13. 77 FR 35355 - User Fee Schedule for Trade Promotion Services

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    2012-06-13

    ... sites around the world. It enables U.S. exporters an opportunity to target specific markets in the local... those markets. Pricing Discounts The US&FCS currently offers various discounts to SMEs. For all SMEs... pricing pricing Standard service delivery hours Full SME Full SME Full SME Full SME Business Service...

  14. 47 CFR 1.1152 - Schedule of annual regulatory fees and filing locations for wireless radio services.

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    2010-10-01

    ... locations for wireless radio services. 1.1152 Section 1.1152 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION GENERAL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Schedule of Statutory Charges and Procedures for Payment § 1.1152 Schedule of annual regulatory fees and filing locations for wireless radio services. Exclusive use services...

  15. 75 FR 28188 - Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

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    2010-05-20

    ... detailed explanation of the Cost of Survey Study (CoSS), the activity-based costing model that the... for an independent cost of service study (CoSS), which used an activity-based costing model from... activity-based costing models in past years to set fees in Consular Schedules of Fees. However, in previous...

  16. 42 CFR 415.170 - Conditions for payment on a fee schedule basis for physician services in a teaching setting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... physician services in a teaching setting. 415.170 Section 415.170 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE... BY PHYSICIANS IN PROVIDERS, SUPERVISING PHYSICIANS IN TEACHING SETTINGS, AND RESIDENTS IN CERTAIN SETTINGS Physician Services in Teaching Settings § 415.170 Conditions for payment on a fee schedule basis...

  17. 48 CFR 915.404-4-71-5 - Fee schedules.

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    2010-10-01

    ... METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Contract Pricing 915.404-4-71-5 Fee schedules. (a... subcontracting, normal contractor services performed by the government or another contractor: (1) The target fee...) The target fee schedule provides for 45 percent of the contract work to be subcontracted for such...

  18. Physician Fee Schedule National Payment Amount File

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The significant size of the Physician Fee Schedule Payment Amount File-National requires that database programs (e.g., Access, dBase, FoxPro, etc.) be used to read...

  19. 47 CFR 1.1156 - Schedule of regulatory fees and filing locations for international services.

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    2010-10-01

    ....O. Box 979084, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. (c) Submarine cable: Regulatory fees for submarine cable systems will be paid annually, per cable landing license, for all submarine cable systems operating as of.... Submarine cable systems(capacity as of Dec. 31, 2009) Fee amount Address <2.5 Gbps $14,625 FCC...

  20. 75 FR 58961 - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule

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    2010-09-24

    .... Entertainers, Athletes, and other Individuals with Extraordinary Talent. c. Adoption. d. Entrepreneurs. e..., 2007), 29865, 29873. Fee exemptions were also provided for four small volume programs: victims of human...

  1. 29 CFR 1208.6 - Schedule of fees and methods of payment for services rendered.

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    2010-07-01

    ... promote any particular product or industry. (8) Representative of the news media refers to any person... history of payment; or (2) A requester has previously failed to pay a fee charge in a timely fashion (i.e...

  2. 22 CFR 212.35 - Schedule of fees and method of payment for services rendered.

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    2010-04-01

    ..., the results of which are not intended to promote any particular product or industry. (8... those instances when they can qualify as disseminators of “news” who make their products available for... failed to copy a fee charged in a timely fashion (i.e., within thirty days of the billing date), the...

  3. 76 FR 57681 - Modification of Interlibrary Loan Fee Schedule

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    2011-09-16

    .... Knipling, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service. [FR Doc. 2011-23723 Filed 9-15-11; 8:45 am] BILLING... Service 7 CFR Part 505 RIN 0518-8AA04 Modification of Interlibrary Loan Fee Schedule AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Research Service proposes to amend...

  4. 47 CFR 1.1153 - Schedule of annual regulatory fees and filing locations for mass media services.

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    2010-10-01

    ... locations for mass media services. 1.1153 Section 1.1153 Telecommunication FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION... of annual regulatory fees and filing locations for mass media services. Radio [AM and FM] (47 CFR.... Markets 51 thru 100 11,550 5. Remaining Markets 3,050 6. Construction Permits 3,050 Satellite UHF/VHF...

  5. 17 CFR 200.80e - Appendix E-Schedule of fees for records services.

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    2010-04-01

    ... EXCHANGE COMMISSION ORGANIZATION; CONDUCT AND ETHICS; AND INFORMATION AND REQUESTS Information and Requests.... Regular service. Paper copies of original paper copies, or from microfiche accessible to the contractor...

  6. 36 CFR 1258.12 - NARA reproduction fee schedule.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false NARA reproduction fee... ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC AVAILABILITY AND USE FEES § 1258.12 NARA reproduction fee schedule. (a) Certification: $15...) Unlisted processes: For reproductions not covered by this fee schedule, see also § 1258.4. Fees for other...

  7. 75 FR 48672 - Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration Applications

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    2010-08-11

    ... the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). Section 33 also created a schedule of decision... entitled ``CR No.'' cross-references the current Congressional Record category number for convenience... Registration EPA No. CR No. Action (months) Service Fee FY 11/12 ($) R010 1 Food use\\1\\ 24 569,221 R020 2 Food...

  8. 29 CFR Appendix to 29 Cfr Part 1404 - Arbitration Policy; Schedule of Fees

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    2010-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 4 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Arbitration Policy; Schedule of Fees Appendix to 29 CFR Part 1404 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE ARBITRATION SERVICES Pt. 1404, App. Appendix to 29 CFR Part 1404—Arbitration Policy; Schedule of Fees Annual...

  9. 41 CFR 51-9.304-5 - Reproduction fee schedule.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Reproduction fee schedule... RULES 9.3-Individual Access to Records § 51-9.304-5 Reproduction fee schedule. (a) The fee for... physical characteristics do not permit reproduction by routine electrostatic copying shall be the direct...

  10. 75 FR 6321 - Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

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    2010-02-09

    .... participating in official U.S. Government-sponsored educational and cultural exchanges. (c) Replacement Machine..., including fees for Machine-Readable Visas (MRVs) and Border Crossing Cards (BCCs), have been modified..., as the amount is statutorily determined. Examples include: (1) The $13 fee for machine-readable BCCs...

  11. 28 CFR 802.10 - Fee schedule.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Judicial Administration COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA... Guidelines. They reflect direct costs for search, review (in the case of commercial requesters), and... case of commercial requesters), and duplicating documents to respond to a FOIA request. (c) Fees shall...

  12. Medicare program; revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule, and other Part B payment policies for CY 2008; revisions to the payment policies of ambulance services under the ambulance fee schedule for CY 2008; and the amendment of the e-prescribing exemption for computer generated facsimile transmissions. Final rule with comment period.

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    2007-11-27

    This final rule with comment period addresses certain provisions of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, as well as making other proposed changes to Medicare Part B payment policy. We are making these changes to ensure that our payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services. This final rule with comment period also discusses refinements to resource-based practice expense (PE) relative value units (RVUs); geographic practice cost indices (GPCI) changes; malpractice RVUs; requests for additions to the list of telehealth services; several coding issues including additional codes from the 5-Year Review; payment for covered outpatient drugs and biologicals; the competitive acquisition program (CAP); clinical lab fee schedule issues; payment for renal dialysis services; performance standards for independent diagnostic testing facilities; expiration of the physician scarcity area (PSA) bonus payment; conforming and clarifying changes for comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities (CORFs); a process for updating the drug compendia; physician self referral issues; beneficiary signature for ambulance transport services; durable medical equipment (DME) update; the chiropractic services demonstration; a Medicare economic index (MEI) data change; technical corrections; standards and requirements related to therapy services under Medicare Parts A and B; revisions to the ambulance fee schedule; the ambulance inflation factor for CY 2008; and amending the e-prescribing exemption for computer-generated facsimile transmissions. We are also finalizing the calendar year (CY) 2007 interim RVUs and are issuing interim RVUs for new and revised procedure codes for CY 2008. As required by the statute, we are announcing that the physician fee schedule update for CY 2008 is -10.1 percent, the initial estimate for the sustainable growth rate for CY 2008 is -0.1 percent, and the conversion factor (CF) for CY 2008 is $34.0682.

  13. 78 FR 43281 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical...

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    2013-07-19

    ... related to chiropractors billing for evaluation and management services. Craig Dobyski, (410) 786-4584... for the Physician Fee Schedule G. Therapy Caps H. Requirements for Billing ``Incident To'' Services I. Complex Chronic Care Management Services J. Chiropractors Billing for Evaluation & Management Services III...

  14. Medicare program; replacement of reasonable charge methodology by fee schedules for parenteral and enteral nutrients, equipment, and supplies. Final rule.

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    2001-08-28

    This final rule implements fee schedules for payment of parenteral and enteral nutrition (PEN) items and services furnished under the prosthetic device benefit, defined in section 1861(s)(8) of the Social Security Act. The authority for establishing these fee schedules is provided by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, which amended the Social Security Act at section 1842(s). Section 1842(s) of the Social Security Act specifies that statewide or other area wide fee schedules may be implemented for the following items and services still subject to the reasonable charge payment methodology: medical supplies; home dialysis supplies and equipment; therapeutic shoes; parenteral and enteral nutrients, equipment, and supplies; electromyogram devices; salivation devices; blood products; and transfusion medicine. This final rule describes changes made to the proposed fee schedule payment methodology for these items and services and provides that the fee schedules for PEN items and services are effective for all covered items and services furnished on or after January 1, 2002. Fee schedules will not be implemented for electromyogram devices and salivation devices at this time since these items are not covered by Medicare. In addition, fee schedules will not be implemented for medical supplies, home dialysis supplies and equipment, therapeutic shoes, blood products, and transfusion medicine at this time since the data required to establish these fee schedules are inadequate.

  15. 49 CFR 801.60 - Fee schedule.

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    2010-10-01

    ... private elementary or secondary school, an institution of undergraduate higher education, an institution... requester agrees in writing to pay the anticipated total fee. In circumstances involving a total fee that...

  16. 36 CFR 327.31 - Shoreline management fee schedule.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Shoreline management fee... THE CHIEF OF ENGINEERS § 327.31 Shoreline management fee schedule. A charge will be made for Shoreline... permits for vegetative modification on Shoreline areas. In all cases the total administrative charge will...

  17. 75 FR 36522 - Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

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    2010-06-28

    ... of the Cost of Service Study (CoSS), the activity-based costing model that the Department used to... used an activity-based costing model to determine the current direct and indirect costs to the U.S.... Activity-based costing in general and the methodology employed by the CoSS to arrive at the various costs...

  18. 77 FR 5177 - Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

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    2012-02-02

    ... $15 --Making arrangements for a Deceased Non-U.S. Citizen Family Member: from a charge of Consular... --Processing Letters Rogatory and Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act 275 (FSIA) Judicial Assistance Cases: from... endeavors to recover the cost of providing services that benefit specific individuals, as opposed to the...

  19. 75 FR 34219 - Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2010

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    2010-06-16

    ... volume of LLW disposal of three classes of licenses: Operating reactors, fuel facilities, and materials... Class/category of licenses fee Annual fee Operating Power Reactors (Including $4,625,000 $4,784,000... 170: Fees for Facilities, Materials, Import and Export Licenses, and Other Regulatory Services Under...

  20. 36 CFR 1258.2 - What does the NARA reproduction fee schedule cover?

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    2010-07-01

    ... reproduction fee schedule cover? 1258.2 Section 1258.2 Parks, Forests, and Public Property NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC AVAILABILITY AND USE FEES § 1258.2 What does the NARA reproduction fee schedule cover? The NARA reproduction fee schedule in § 1258.12 covers reproduction of: (a) NARA...

  1. 12 CFR 261.17 - Fee schedules; waiver of fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... present evidence or information in support of a request for a waiver or reduction of fees. (4...: Clerical/Technical, hourly rate 20.00 Professional/Supervisory, hourly rate 38.00 Manager/Senior Professional, hourly rate 65.00 Computer search and production: Computer operator search, hourly rate 32.00...

  2. 12 CFR 271.9 - Fee schedules; waiver of fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... information in support of a request for a waiver or reduction of fees. (4) Determination by Secretary. The... microfiche, per frame .10 Duplicate microfiche, per microfiche .35 Search and review: Clerical/Technical....00 Computer search and production: Computer operator search, hourly rate 32.00 Tapes (cassette), per...

  3. 32 CFR 1662.6 - Fee schedule; waiver of fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... particular product or industry. (8) The term representative of the news media refers to any person actively... disseminators of news) who make their products available for purchase or subscription by the general public... full payment in advance where a requester has previously failed to pay fees in a timely fashion. (B) If...

  4. 7 CFR 500.24 - Fee Schedule.

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    2010-01-01

    .... M Street Picnic Area 5,000 Per Day Up to 200 seated or standing; paved or grassy areas can be tented..., projection stand, two flip charts (no paper), and trashcan. Still Photography: Individual No Charge For... Application FeePer Half Day All photography that use models, sets or props that are not part of the site's...

  5. 50 CFR 600.518 - Fee schedule for foreign fishing.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 50 Wildlife and Fisheries 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Fee schedule for foreign fishing. 600.518 Section 600.518 Wildlife and Fisheries FISHERY CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT, NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT PROVISIONS Foreign Fishing § 600.518...

  6. 5 CFR 1302.6 - Schedule of fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Schedule of fees. 1302.6 Section 1302.6 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES PRIVACY ACT PROCEDURES § 1302... and mailed or delivered to the Assistant to the Director for Administration, Office of Management and...

  7. 77 FR 67062 - Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book...

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    2012-11-08

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System AGENCY: Bureau of the Public Debt, Fiscal... fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National...

  8. 75 FR 67807 - Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book...

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    2010-11-03

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System Authority: 31 CFR 357.45. AGENCY: Bureau of the...) is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities...

  9. 76 FR 68523 - Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book...

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    2011-11-04

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Fiscal Service Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System AGENCY: Bureau of the Public Debt, Fiscal... fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National...

  10. 5 CFR 1631.14 - Fee schedule.

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    2010-01-01

    ..., but not limited to, the Government Printing Office or the National Technical Information Service, the... disclosure. (b) Computer searches for records. The Board will charge the actual direct cost of providing the service. This will include the cost of operating the central processing unit (CPU) for that portion of...

  11. 44 CFR 5.46 - Fee schedule.

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    2010-10-01

    ... actual direct cost of providing the service. This will include the cost of operating the central processing unit (CPU) for that portion of operating time that is directly attributable to searching for...) FEMA shall use the most efficient and least costly methods to comply with requests for documents made...

  12. 25 CFR 175.11 - Procedures for setting service fees.

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    2010-04-01

    ... UTILITIES Service Fees, Electric Power Rates and Revenues § 175.11 Procedures for setting service fees. The Area Director shall establish, and amend as needed, service fees to cover the expense of customer... 25 Indians 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Procedures for setting service fees. 175.11 Section 175...

  13. 77 FR 4509 - Patent Public Advisory Committee Public Hearings on the Proposed Patent Fee Schedule

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    2012-01-30

    ... currently is planning to set or adjust patent fees pursuant to its Section 10 fee setting authority. As part... DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office 37 CFR Chapter I [Docket No.: PTO-P-2012-0002] Patent Public Advisory Committee Public Hearings on the Proposed Patent Fee Schedule...

  14. Fee-for-service payment – an evil practice that must be stamped out?

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    Ikegami, Naoki

    2015-01-01

    Co-opting physicians to regulate Fee-for-Service (FFS) payment is more feasible and simpler to administer than capitation, Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and pay-for-performance. The key lies in designing and revising the fee schedule, which not only defines and sets the fee for each item, but also the conditions of billing. Adherence to these regulations must be strictly audited in order to control volume and costs, and to assure quality. The fee schedule requires periodic revisions on an item-by-item basis in order to maintain balance among the providers, to list new drugs, devices and equipment, and to reflect the lower market prices of existing ones. Implementing the fee schedule will facilitate the control of balance billing and extra billing, and the introduction of more sophisticated methods of payment in the future. PMID:25674568

  15. Fee-for-service payment - an evil practice that must be stamped out?

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    Ikegami, Naoki

    2015-02-01

    Co-opting physicians to regulate Fee-for-Service (FFS) payment is more feasible and simpler to administer than capitation, Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs) and pay-for-performance. The key lies in designing and revising the fee schedule, which not only defines and sets the fee for each item, but also the conditions of billing. Adherence to these regulations must be strictly audited in order to control volume and costs, and to assure quality. The fee schedule requires periodic revisions on an item-by-item basis in order to maintain balance among the providers, to list new drugs, devices and equipment, and to reflect the lower market prices of existing ones. Implementing the fee schedule will facilitate the control of balance billing and extra billing, and the introduction of more sophisticated methods of payment in the future.

  16. Fee-for-Service Payment – An Evil Practice that Must be Stamped Out?

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    Naoki Ikegami

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Co-opting physicians to regulate Fee-for-Service (FFS payment is more feasible and simpler to administer than capitation, Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs and pay-for-performance. The key lies in designing and revising the fee schedule, which not only defines and sets the fee for each item, but also the conditions of billing. Adherence to these regulations must be strictly audited in order to control volume and costs, and to assure quality. The fee schedule requires periodic revisions on an item-by-item basis in order to maintain balance among the providers, to list new drugs, devices and equipment, and to reflect the lower market prices of existing ones. Implementing the fee schedule will facilitate the control of balance billing and extra billing, and the introduction of more sophisticated methods of payment in the future.

  17. 76 FR 32409 - Medicare Program; Five-Year Review of Work Relative Value Units Under the Physician Fee Schedule

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    2011-06-06

    ... Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Part 414 Medicare Program; Five-Year Review of Work Relative Value...; Five-Year Review of Work Relative Value Units Under the Physician Fee Schedule AGENCY: Centers for... proposed revisions to work relative value units (RVUs) and corresponding changes to the practice expense...

  18. 7 CFR 785.5 - Fees for mediation services.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fees for mediation services. 785.5 Section 785.5... AGRICULTURE SPECIAL PROGRAMS CERTIFIED STATE MEDIATION PROGRAM § 785.5 Fees for mediation services. A requirement that non-USDA parties who elect to participate in mediation pay a fee for mediation services will...

  19. 75 FR 11375 - Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for FY 2010

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    2010-03-10

    ... based on the volume of LLW disposal of three classes of licenses: operating reactors, fuel facilities... operating power reactors and fuel facility fee classes, because these licensees will potentially benefit... Fees for FY 2010 FY 2010 Class/Category of licenses FY 2009 proposed annual fee annual fee Operating...

  20. 78 FR 58342 - Proposed Fee Schedule for Commercial Filming and Still Photography Permits

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    2013-09-23

    ... for Commercial Filming and Still Photography Permits AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Land... still photography conducted on public lands under their jurisdiction. The additional comment period is... proposed location fee schedule to establish land-use fees for commercial filming and still photography that...

  1. 78 FR 52209 - Proposed Fee Schedule for Commercial Filming and Still Photography Permits

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    2013-08-22

    ... for Commercial Filming and Still Photography Permits AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Bureau of Land... photography conducted on public lands under their jurisdiction. The proposed fee schedule would establish land-use fees for commercial filming and still photography that are consistent for the National Park...

  2. 78 FR 14879 - Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2013

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    2013-03-07

    .... Medical Isotope Production....... 3.4 4.3 2. Activities not assessed under 10 CFR part 170 licensing and... Commission's annual fee rule because its fee structure assessed annual fees against the regulated industry at... Association of Broadcasters v. FCC, 554 F.2d 1118 (D.C. Cir. 1976); Electronic Industries Association v. FCC...

  3. 17 CFR Appendix B to Part 145 - Schedule of Fees

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    2010-04-01

    ... any particular product or industry. No charge will be made for the first 100 pages duplicated or for... expected to exceed $250; or (ii) when a requester has previously failed to pay fees in a timely fashion. (g...

  4. 28 CFR 549.72 - Services provided without fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... care; (f) Diagnosis or treatment of chronic infectious diseases; (g) Mental health care; or (h... Section 549.72 Judicial Administration BUREAU OF PRISONS, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT MEDICAL SERVICES Fees for Health Care Services § 549.72 Services provided without fees. We will not charge...

  5. 76 FR 36779 - Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2011

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    2011-06-22

    ... held in January 2011. The staff has also recently participated in a focus group meeting designed to... $915.8 million. After accounting for billing adjustments, the total amount to be billed as fees is... accounting system was implemented. Comments on previous fee rulemakings and the instant rulemaking have...

  6. 7 CFR Appendix A to Subpart A of... - Fee Schedule

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    ... paper); or (2) The first two hours of manual search time, or the equivalent value of computer search... journalists may be regarded as working for a news organization if they can demonstrate a solid basis for... equivalent value of computer search time as defined in section 4(e) of this appendix. Section 6. Fee waivers...

  7. 39 CFR 265.9 - Schedule of fees.

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    ... commencing work on the request. (ii) When a requester has previously failed to pay a fee in a timely fashion... research the results of which are not intended to promote any particular product or industry. (8... make their products available for purchase or subscription by the general public. These examples are...

  8. 78 FR 39461 - Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2013

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    2013-07-01

    ... the NRC more bribe money to overlook incidents at nuclear power plants. Response. The NRC agrees with... stating that licensee fees are bribes to the NRC to overlook incidents at facilities. OBRA-90 and...

  9. 78 FR 47319 - Fee Schedule for Reference Biological Standards and Biological Preparations

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    2013-08-05

    ... CONTACT: To obtain information on the current inventory of reference biological standards and biological... Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE., Mailstop C-17, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; telephone... provide contact information to obtain a current inventory of products and an up-to-date fee schedule of...

  10. 77 FR 15529 - Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2012

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    2012-03-15

    ... reclamation activities. Also, the NRC has included medical isotope production under fee relief categories to capture program activity for medical isotope production facilities for regulatory basis development. The FY 2012 NRC medical isotope budget of approximately $3 million is not attributable to existing NRC...

  11. 76 FR 14747 - Revision of Fee Schedules; Fee Recovery for Fiscal Year 2011

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    2011-03-17

    ... volume of LLW disposal of three classes of licenses: Operating reactors, fuel facilities, and materials... identifies the types of operating activities that support and benefit these licensees. The activities related...: Table XI--Benefit Factors for Uranium Recovery Licenses Number of Benefit factor Benefit factor Fee...

  12. 30 CFR 256.63 - Service fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... will be adjusted periodically according to the Implicit Price Deflator for Gross Domestic Product by... actual cost for any reason other than inflation, then a proposed rule containing the new fees will be...

  13. 30 CFR 250.125 - Service fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... periodically according to the Implicit Price Deflator for Gross Domestic Product by publication of a document... any reason other than inflation, then a proposed rule containing the new fees will be published in the...

  14. 77 FR 3069 - Modification of Interlibrary Loan Fee Schedule

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    2012-01-23

    ... payment used (traditional invoicing through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) or payment.../credit program for interlibrary loan) and eliminates the current billing surcharge, which is instead... current cost of providing the service. Elimination of the separate billing surcharge will enable customers...

  15. Nonblocking Scheduling for Web Service Transactions

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    Alrifai, Mohammad; Balke, Wolf-Tilo; Dolog, Peter

    2007-01-01

    For improved flexibility and concurrent usage existing transaction management models for Web services relax the isolation property of Web service-based transactions. Correctness of the concurrent execution then has to be ensured by commit order-preserving transaction schedulers. However, local...

  16. 22 CFR 72.31 - Fees for consular death and estates services.

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    2010-04-01

    ... personal estates of all officers and employees of the United States who die abroad while on official duty... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Fees for consular death and estates services... PROPERTY AND ESTATES DEATHS AND ESTATES Fees § 72.31 Fees for consular death and estates services. (a) Fees...

  17. 19 CFR 24.22 - Fees for certain services.

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    2010-04-01

    ... crew member or other person is traveling for an official business purpose and not for pleasure; (ii... TREASURY CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE § 24.22 Fees for certain services. (a) Definitions. For... where the person's travel begins under cover of a transaction which includes the issuance of a ticket or...

  18. Trends in Medicaid fee-for-service outpatient drug utilization ...

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    in the total number of prescriptions as also the prices of generic drugs. Thus, higher utilization of generic drugs may offer substantial savings to Medicaid programs at the state level. Keywords: Fee-for-service programs, Medicaid program, Generic drug utilization; Branded drugs,. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

  19. 28 CFR 32.7 - Fees for representative services.

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    2010-07-01

    ... EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE BENEFIT CLAIMS General Provisions § 32.7 Fees for representative services. (a) A person... with the filing of the petition, with— (i) A copy of the petition; and (ii) A letter advising the... days of the date of that letter; and (7) A copy of the letter described in paragraph (a)(6)(ii) of this...

  20. Fee-based services in sci-tech libraries

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    Mount, Ellis

    2013-01-01

    This timely and important book explores how fee-based services have developed in various types of sci-tech libraries. The authoritative contributors focus on the current changing financial aspects of the sci-tech library operation and clarify for the reader how these changes have brought about conditions in which traditional methods of funding are no longer adequate. What new options are open and how they are best being applied in today's sci-tech libraries is fully and clearly explained and illustrated. Topics explored include cost allocation and cost recovery, fees for computer searching, an

  1. Fee-for-service will remain a feature of major payment reforms, requiring more changes in Medicare physician payment.

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    Ginsburg, Paul B

    2012-09-01

    Many health policy analysts envision provider payment reforms currently under development as replacements for the traditional fee-for-service payment system. Reforms include per episode bundled payment and elements of capitation, such as global payments or accountable care organizations. But even if these approaches succeed and are widely adopted, the core method of payment to many physicians for the services they provide is likely to remain fee-for-service. It is therefore critical to address the current shortcomings in the Medicare physician fee schedule, because it will affect physician incentives and will continue to play an important role in determining the payment amounts under payment reform. This article reviews how the current payment system developed and is applied, and it highlights areas that require careful review and modification to ensure the success of broader payment reform.

  2. An Elastic Charging Service Fee-Based Load Guiding Strategy for Fast Charging Stations

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    Shu Su

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available Compared with the traditional slow charging loads, random integration of large scale fast charging loads will exert more serious impacts on the security of power network operation. Besides, to maximize social benefits, effective scheduling strategies guiding fast charging behaviors should be formulated rather than simply increasing infrastructure construction investments on the power grid. This paper first analyzes the charging users’ various responses to an elastic charging service fee, and introduces the index of charging balance degree to a target region by considering the influence of fast charging loads on the power grid. Then, a multi-objective optimization model of the fast charging service fee is constructed, whose service fee can be further optimized by employing a fuzzy programming method. Therefore, both users’ satisfaction degree and the equilibrium of charging loads can be maintained simultaneously by reasonably guiding electric vehicles (EVs to different fast charging stations. The simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed dynamic charging service pricing and the corresponding fast charging load guidance strategy.

  3. 31 CFR 223.22 - Fees for services of the Treasury Department.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fees for services of the Treasury Department. 223.22 Section 223.22 Money and Finance: Treasury Regulations Relating to Money and Finance... BUSINESS WITH THE UNITED STATES § 223.22 Fees for services of the Treasury Department. (a) Fees shall be...

  4. Trusted Service Scheduling and Optimization Strategy Design of Service Recommendation

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    Xiaona Xia

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available More and more Web services raise the demands of personalized service recommendation; there exist some recommendation technologies, which improve the qualities of service recommendation by using service ranking and collaborative filtering. However, privacy and security are also important issues in service scheduling process; social relationships have been the key factors of interpersonal communication; service selection based on user preferences has become an inevitable trend. Starting from user demand preferences, this paper analyzes social topology and service demand information and obtains trusted social relationships; then we construct the fusion model of service historical preferences and potential ones; according to social service recommendation demands, TSRSR algorithm has completed designing. Through experiments, TSRSR algorithm is much better than the others, which can effectively improve potential preferences’ learning. Furthermore, the research results of this paper have more significance to study the security and privacy of service recommendation.

  5. Fee Pricing for Bank Services: Who Benefits?

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    Nigro, Peter D.

    1984-01-01

    Discusses how banks brave enough to go against conventional wisdom, which says that customers should pay for everything, could end up with greater profits and more customer satisfaction by exchanging free minimum services for minimum reasonable balances. (RM)

  6. 75 FR 48553 - Update of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Fees Schedule for Annual Charges for the Use...

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    2010-08-11

    ... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 18 CFR Part 11 [Docket No. RM10-27-000] Update of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Fees Schedule for Annual Charges for the Use of Government Lands; Corrections Date: August 5, 2010. AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION...

  7. 78 FR 32067 - User Fees for 2013 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers

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    2013-05-29

    ... / Wednesday, May 29, 2013 / Rules and Regulations#0;#0; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing... AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing... classification fee should continue to be a basic, uniform fee per bale fee as determined necessary to maintain...

  8. 77 FR 33289 - User Fees for 2012 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers

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    2012-06-06

    ... / Wednesday, June 6, 2012 / Rules and Regulations#0;#0; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing... AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing... that the classification fee should continue to be a basic, uniform fee per bale fee as determined...

  9. 32 CFR 518.20 - Collection of fees and fee rates.

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    2010-07-01

    ... AUTHORITIES AND PUBLIC RELATIONS THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PROGRAM Fee Schedule § 518.20 Collection of... above 75 Contractor 44 (2) Computer search. Fee assessments for computer search consists of two parts... of the Activities. Neither the FOIA, nor its fee structure cover these kinds of services. Therefore...

  10. 77 FR 21684 - User Fees for 2012 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers

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    2012-04-11

    ...; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 28 RIN 0581-AD23 User Fees for 2012 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to maintain user fees for cotton...

  11. 78 FR 18898 - User Fees for 2013 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers

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    2013-03-28

    ...; ] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 28 RIN 0581-AD30 User Fees for 2013 Crop Cotton Classification Services to Growers AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to maintain user fees for cotton...

  12. 41 CFR 102-79.80 - May Executive agencies assess fees for antenna placements against telecommunication service...

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    2010-07-01

    ... assess fees for antenna placements against telecommunication service providers for antenna site outleases... antenna placements against telecommunication service providers for antenna site outleases on major..., upon approval from GSA, may charge fees based on market value to telecommunication service providers...

  13. 78 FR 21862 - Revision to United States Marshals Service Fees for Services

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    2013-04-12

    ... Marshals Service employee, agent, or contractor. This proposed fee increase reflects the current costs to..., insurance, travel, and rents or imputed rents on land, buildings, and equipment''; (c) ``management and.... Marshals Service employee, agent, or contractor, plus travel costs and any other out-of- pocket expenses...

  14. 13 CFR 107.900 - Management fees for services provided to a Small Business by Licensee or its Associate.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Management fees for services... Licensees Management Services and Fees § 107.900 Management fees for services provided to a Small Business... apply to management services that you or your Associate provide to a Small Business that you do not...

  15. customer-teller scheduling system for optimizing banks service

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    els Bank Teller scheduling system for optimizing a Banks customer service. The model takes into account real time system ... Keywords: scheduler, service optimisation, queuing theory, simulation, customer satisfaction, integer programming ...... build up the customer loyalty, who will return for similar business in the future.

  16. 7 CFR 51.44 - Disposition of fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Regulations of the Department of Agriculture AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT OF 1946... Schedule of Fees and Charges at Destination Markets § 51.44 Disposition of fees. (a) The fees collected for...

  17. Medicare program; revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule for calendar year 2004. Final rule with comment period.

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    2003-11-07

    This final rule will refine the resource-based practice expense relative value units (RVUs) and make other changes to Medicare Part B payment policy. The policy changes concern: Medicare Economic Index, practice expense for professional component services, definition of diabetes for diabetes self-management training, supplemental survey data for practice expense, geographic practice cost indices, and several coding issues. In addition, this rule updates the codes subject to the physician self-referral prohibition. We also make revisions to the sustainable growth rate and the anesthesia conversion factor. These changes will ensure that our payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services. We are also finalizing the calendar year (CY) 2003 interim RVUs and are issuing interim RVUs for new and revised procedure codes for CY 2004. As required by the statute, we are announcing that the physician fee schedule update for CY 2004 is -4.5 percent, the initial estimate of the sustainable growth rate for CY 2004 is 7.4 percent, and the conversion factor for CY 2004 is $35.1339. We published a proposed rule (68 FR 50428) in the Federal Register on Part B drug payment reform on August 20, 2003. This proposed rule would also make changes to Medicare payment for furnishing or administering certain drugs and biologicals. We have not finalized these proposals to take into account that the Congress is considering legislation that would address these issues. We will continue to monitor legislative activity that would reform the Medicare Part B drug payment system. If legislation is not enacted soon on this issue, we remain committed to completing the regulatory process.

  18. The impact of the fee-for-service reimbursement system on the ...

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    The impact of the fee-for-service reimbursement system on the utilisation of health services: Part III. A comparison of caesarean section rates in white nulliparous women in the private and public sectors.

  19. The impact of the fee-for-service reimbursement system on the ...

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    The impact of the fee-for-service reimbursement system on the utilisation of health services: Part II. Comparison of utilisation patterns in medical aid schemes and a local health maintenance organisation.

  20. Scheduled service versus personal transportation: the role of distance

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    Flores-Fillol, Ricardo; Fageda, Xavier; Bilotkach, Volodymyr

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents a theoretical and empirical analysis of the relationship between frequency of scheduled transportation services and their substitutability with personal transportation (using distance as a proxy). We study the interaction between a monopoly firm providing a high speed Scheduled service and private transportation (i.e., car). Interestingly, the carrier chooses to increase the frequency of service on longer routes when competing with personal transportation because by provid...

  1. The Simultaneous Vehicle Scheduling and Passenger Service Problem

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    Petersen, Hanne Løhmann; Larsen, Allan; Madsen, Oli B.G.

    Passengers using public transport systems often experience waiting times when transferring between two scheduled services. We propose a planning approach which seeks to obtain a favorable trade-off between the conflicting objectives passenger service and operating cost, by allowing some moderate...... modifications of the timetable during the vehicle scheduling phase. This planning approach is referred to as the Simultaneous Vehicle Scheduling and Passenger Service Problem (SVSPSP). The SVSPSP is solved using a large neighbourhood search metaheuristic. The proposed framework is tested on data inspired...

  2. 76 FR 57014 - Award Fee for Service and End-Item Contracts

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    2011-09-15

    ... next payment voucher for the amount of such overpayment or refund the difference to the Government, as... evaluation score, the Contractor will either credit the next payment voucher for the amount of such... the Award Fee for Service Contracts clause to allow the contracting officer to withhold fee payments...

  3. Customer-Teller Scheduling System for Optimizing Banks Service ...

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    Customer satisfaction is a concern to service industries as customers expect to be served promptly when they arrive. Demand for service is highly variable: depends on hour of the day, or day of the week, or even dates of the month. For a service industry like a Bank, there is a need for effcient Bank Teller scheduling system ...

  4. 7 CFR 54.1028 - Fees and other charges for service.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Governing the Certification of Sanitary Design and Fabrication of Equipment Used in the Slaughter, Processing, and Packaging of Livestock and Poultry Products § 54.1028 Fees and other charges for service...

  5. Utilization of smoking cessation medication benefits among medicaid fee-for-service enrollees 1999?2008

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    Kahende, Jennifer; Malarcher, Ann; England, Lucinda; Zhang, Lei; Mowery, Paul; Xu, Xin; Sevilimedu, Varadan; Rolle, Italia

    2017-01-01

    Objective To assess state coverage and utilization of Medicaid smoking cessation medication benefits among fee-for-service enrollees who smoked cigarettes. Methods We used the linked National Health Interview Survey (survey years 1995, 1997?2005) and the Medicaid Analytic eXtract files (1999?2008) to assess utilization of smoking cessation medication benefits among 5,982 cigarette smokers aged 18?64 years enrolled in Medicaid fee-for-service whose state Medicaid insurance covered at least one...

  6. Creating Fee-Based Online Services: A New Role for Academic Librarians.

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    Trehub, Aaron

    1999-01-01

    Discussion of the impact of the Internet on libraries focuses on librarians as creators and marketers of new online services. Describes two fee-based online services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and concludes that academic libraries have the ability to create new online services, especially reference services. (Author/LRW)

  7. 76 FR 76619 - International Mail: New Prices and Fee Changes-Mailing Services

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    2011-12-08

    ... 39 CFR Part 20 Foreign relations, International postal services. Accordingly, 39 CFR part 20 is... POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 20 International Mail: New Prices and Fee Changes--Mailing Services... of the United States Postal Service, International Mail Manual (IMM[supreg]) throughout various...

  8. Computer-aided resource planning and scheduling for radiological services

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    Garcia, Hong-Mei C.; Yun, David Y.; Ge, Yiqun; Khan, Javed I.

    1996-05-01

    There exists tremendous opportunity in hospital-wide resource optimization based on system integration. This paper defines the resource planning and scheduling requirements integral to PACS, RIS and HIS integration. An multi-site case study is conducted to define the requirements. A well-tested planning and scheduling methodology, called Constrained Resource Planning model, has been applied to the chosen problem of radiological service optimization. This investigation focuses on resource optimization issues for minimizing the turnaround time to increase clinical efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in cases where the scheduling of multiple exams are required for a patient. How best to combine the information system efficiency and human intelligence in improving radiological services is described. Finally, an architecture for interfacing a computer-aided resource planning and scheduling tool with the existing PACS, HIS and RIS implementation is presented.

  9. Liner Shipping Service Scheduling with Workshift Costs

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    Reinhardt, Line Blander

    while ensuring that given transit time limits for the carried cargo is satisfied, and considering the layover time for containers transshipping between services. Workshift times and cost are included ensuring that changing the port visit time will not introduce an addition cost for the port operations...

  10. Scheduling Patients’ Appointments: Allocation of Healthcare Service Using Simulation Optimization

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    Ping-Shun Chen

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In the service industry, scheduling medical procedures causes difficulties for both patients and management. Factors such as fluctuations in customer demand and service time affect the appointment scheduling systems’ performance in terms of, for example, patients’ waiting time, idle time of resources, and total cost/profits. This research implements four appointment scheduling policies, i.e., constant arrival, mixed patient arrival, three-section pattern arrival, and irregular arrival, in an ultrasound department of a hospital in Taiwan. By simulating the four implemented policies’ optimization procedures, optimal or near-optimal solutions can be obtained for patients per arrival, patients’ inter-arrival time, and the number of the time slots for arrived patients. Furthermore, three objective functions are tested, and the results are discussed. The managerial implications and discussions are summarized to demonstrate how outcomes can be useful for hospital managers seeking to allocate their healthcare service capacities.

  11. The Simultaneous Vehicle Scheduling and Passenger Service Problem

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    Petersen, Hanne Løhmann; Larsen, Allan; Madsen, Oli B.G.

    2013-01-01

    Passengers using public transport systems often experience waiting times when transferring between two scheduled services. In this paper we propose a planning approach that seeks to obtain a favourable trade-off between the two contrasting objectives, passenger service and operating cost, by modi...... by the express-bus network in the Greater Copenhagen area. The results are encouraging and indicate a potential decrease of passenger transfer waiting times in the network of up to 20%, with the vehicle scheduling costs remaining mostly unaffected.......Passengers using public transport systems often experience waiting times when transferring between two scheduled services. In this paper we propose a planning approach that seeks to obtain a favourable trade-off between the two contrasting objectives, passenger service and operating cost......, by modifying the timetable. The planning approach is referred to as the simultaneous vehicle scheduling and passenger service problem (SVSPSP). The SVSPSP is modelled as an integer programming problem and solved using a large neighborhood search metaheuristic. The proposed framework is tested on data inspired...

  12. 78 FR 66803 - Fee Schedule for the Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book...

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    2013-11-06

    ... Transfer of U.S. Treasury Book-Entry Securities Held on the National Book-Entry System AGENCY: Bureau of... (Treasury) is announcing a new fee schedule applicable to transfers of U.S. Treasury book-entry securities maintained on the National Book-Entry System (NBES) that occur on or after January 2, 2014. DATES: Effective...

  13. Calculating the Fee-Based Services of Library Institutions: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Challenges

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    Sysіuk Svitlana V.

    2017-05-01

    Full Text Available The article is aimed at highlighting features of the provision of the fee-based services by library institutions, identifying problems related to the legal and regulatory framework for their calculation, and the methods to implement this. The objective of the study is to develop recommendations to improve the calculation of the fee-based library services. The theoretical foundations have been systematized, the need to develop a Provision for the procedure of the fee-based services by library institutions has been substantiated. Such a Provision would protect library institution from errors in fixing the fee for a paid service and would be an informational source of its explicability. The appropriateness of applying the market pricing law based on demand and supply has been substantiated. The development and improvement of accounting and calculation, taking into consideration both industry-specific and market-based conditions, would optimize the costs and revenues generated by the provision of the fee-based services. In addition, the complex combination of calculation leverages with development of the system of internal accounting together with use of its methodology – provides another equally efficient way of improving the efficiency of library institutions’ activity.

  14. customer-teller scheduling system for optimizing banks service

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    due to idle times. On the other hand, good scheduling results in low waiting cost, good. Teller utilization, customer satisfaction, and more profit. Operations managers are faced with the problem of ... As service speeds up, time spent waiting on queue decreases. ... Nigerian Journal of Technology. Vol. 30, No. 1, March 2011.

  15. Paying for banking services: what determines the fees?

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    Dvořák, P.; Hanousek, Jan

    -, č. 388 (2009), s. 1-25 ISSN 1211-3298 R&D Projects: GA MŠk LC542; GA ČR GA402/09/1595 Institutional research plan: CEZ:MSM0021620846 Keywords : bank fees * Central and Eastern Europe * international comparison Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://www.cerge-ei.cz/pdf/wp/Wp388.pdf

  16. 7 CFR 800.71 - Fees assessed by the Service.

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    2010-01-01

    ... (rapid test kit method) $10.00 (ii) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 2.25 (iii) Vomitoxin (qualitative) 12.50 (iv) Vomitoxin (quantitative) 18.50 (v) Waxy corn (per test) 2.25 (vi) Fees for other tests...) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 10.00 (c) Vomitoxin (qualitative) 31.00 (d) Vomitoxin...

  17. Fees and Therapy: Clarification of the Relationship of Payment Source to Service Utilization.

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    DeMuth, Nancy Marwick; Kamis, Edna

    1980-01-01

    Fee, sociodemographic, and provider characteristics contributed little unique variance to explaining the volume of services used. Clinical considerations were, as predicted, most important in explaining service utilization. Implications for national health insurance are also discussed, since public third-party reimbursement did not lead to…

  18. The impact of the fee-for-service reimbursement system on the ...

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    In the local fee-for-service sector, 'third-party payment' means that both doctors and patients have little awareness of the direct costs of services. In other systems, such as HMOs, there is a strong cost consciousness on the part of practitioners. These differences in practice setting account in part for the different patterns of ...

  19. 75 FR 18751 - FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division User Fees

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    2010-04-13

    ... the fees, OMB Circular A-25's definition of full cost ``as all direct and indirect costs to any part... full cost, defined as all direct and indirect costs of providing a service. Thus, the FBI defined the... labor costs were reviewed and assigned to activities and then to services. 2. Support labor costs were...

  20. The marginal social cost of headway for a scheduled service

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    Fosgerau, Mogens

    2009-01-01

    This brief paper derives the marginal social cost of headway for a scheduled service, i.e. the cost for users of marginal increases to the time interval between departures. In brief we may call it the value of headway in analogy with the value of travel time and the value of reliability. Users have...... waiting time costs as well as schedule delay costs measured relative to their desired time of arrival at the destination. They may either arrive at the station to choose just the next departure or they may plan for a specific departure in which case they incur also a planning cost. Then planning...

  1. 75 FR 44158 - Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related...

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    2010-07-28

    ... related services. * * * * * (b) Service involved in examination of tariffs or schedules for preparation of certified copies of tariffs or schedules or extracts therefrom at the rate of $41.00 per hour. (c) Service... carriers:. (i) A formal complaint filed $350. under the coal rate guidelines (Stand-Alone Cost Methodology...

  2. 13 CFR 108.900 - Fees for management services provided to a Small Business by a NMVC Company or its Associate.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fees for management services... Small Businesses by NMVC Companies Management Services and Fees § 108.900 Fees for management services... management services that you or your Associate provide to a Small Business during the term of a Financing or...

  3. Heart failure program proves that DM works--even under fee-for-service.

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    2002-08-01

    DM has a place in fee-for-service medicine. With ever-increasing pressures on the bottom line, a growing number of health care organizations are considering what DM can do to help them better meet their budgets as well as patient needs. In fact, even fee-for-service settings are experimenting with DM programs--in some cases, with solid success. See how a large integrated system in Minnesota was able to boost care of heart failure patients while turning a money-losing diagnosis into a profitable one.

  4. User fees and health service utilization in Vietnam: how to protect the poor?

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    Dao, H T; Waters, H; Le, Q V

    2008-10-01

    Vietnam started its health reform process two decades ago, initiated by economic reform in 1986. Economic reform has rapidly changed the socio-economic environment with the transition from a centrally planned economy to a market-oriented economy. Health reform in Vietnam has been associated with the introduction of user fees, the legalization of private medical practices, and the commercialization of the pharmaceutical industry. This paper presents the user fees and health service utilization in Vietnam during a critical period of economic transition in the 1990s. The study is based on two national household surveys: the Vietnam Living Standard Survey 1992-1993 and 1997-1998. The concentration index and related concentration curve were used to measure differences in health service utilization as indicators of health outcomes of income quintiles, ranking from the poorest to the richest. User fees contribute to health resources and have helped to relieve the financial burden on the Government. However, comparisons of concentration indices for hospital stays and community health centre visits show that user fees can drive people deeper into poverty, widen the gap between the rich and the poor, and increase inequality in health outcomes. An effective social protection and targeting system is proposed to protect the poor from the impact of user fees, to increase equity and improve the quality of healthcare services. This cannot be done without taking measures to improve the quality of care and promote ethical standards in health care, including the elimination of unofficial payments.

  5. Using fee-for-service testing to generate revenue for the 21st century public health laboratory.

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    Loring, Carol; Neil, R Brock; Gillim-Ross, Laura; Bashore, Matthew; Shah, Sandip

    2013-01-01

    The decrease in appropriations for state public health laboratories (SPHLs) has become a major concern as tax revenues and, subsequently, state and federal funding, have decreased. These reductions have forced SPHLs to pursue revenue-generating opportunities to support their work. We describe the current state of funding in a sampling of SPHLs and the challenges these laboratories face as they implement or expand fee-for-service testing. We conducted surveys of SPHLs to collect data concerning laboratory funding sources, test menus, fee-for-service testing, and challenges to implementing fee-for-service testing. Most SPHLS receive funding through three revenue sources: state appropriation, federal funding, and fee-for-service testing (cash funds). Among SPHLs, state appropriations ranged from $0 to more than $6 per capita, federal funding ranged from $0.10 to $5 per capita, and revenue from fee-for-service testing ranged from $0 to $4 per capita. The tests commonly performed on a fee-for-service basis included assays for sexually transmitted diseases, mycobacterial cultures, newborn screening, and water testing. We found that restrictive legislation, staffing shortages, inadequate software for billing fee-for-service testing, and regulations on how SPHLs use their generated revenue are impediments to implementing fee-for-service testing. Some SPHLs are considering implementing or expanding fee-for-service testing as a way to recapture funds lost as a result of state and federal budget cuts. This analysis revealed many of the obstacles to implementing fee-for-service testing in SPHLs and the potential impact on SPHLs of continued decreases in funding.

  6. Fee-for-service, Capitation and Health Provider Choice with Private Contracts

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    Boone, J.

    2014-01-01

    Contracts between health insurers and providers are private; i.e. not public. By modelling this explicitly, we find the following. Insurers with bigger provider networks,pay higher fee-for-service rates to providers. This makes it more likely that a patient is treated and hence health care costs

  7. Department of Energy report on fee for spent nuclear fuel storage and disposal services

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    Since the July 1978 publication of an estimated fee for storage and disposal, several changes have occurred in the parameters which impact the spent fuel fee. DOE has mounted a diversified program of geologic investigations that will include locating and characterizing a number of potential repository sites in a variety of different geologic environments with diverse rock types. As a result, the earliest operation date of a geologic repository is now forecast for 1997. Finally, expanded spent fuel storage capabilities at reactors have reduced the projected quantities of fuel to be stored and disposed of. The current estimates for storage and disposal are presented. This fee has been developed from DOE program information on spent fuel storage requirements, facility availability, facility cost estimates, and research and development programs. The discounted cash flow technique has used the most recent estimates of cost of borrowing by the Federal Government. This estimate has also been used in calculating the Federal charge for uranium enrichment services. A prepayment of a percentage of the storage portion of the fee is assumed to be required 5 years before spent fuel delivery. These funds and the anticipated $300 million in US Treasury borrowing authority should be sufficient to finance the acquisition of storage facilities. Similarly, a prepayment of a percentage of the disposal portion would be collected at the same time and would be used to offset disposal research and development expenditures. The balance of the storage and disposal fees will be collected upon spent fuel delivery. If disposal costs are different from what was estimated, there will be a final adjustment of the disposal portion of the fee when the spent fuel is shipped from the AFR for permanent disposal. Based on current spent fuel storage requirements, at least a 30 percent prepayment of the fee will be required

  8. A FairShare Scheduling Service for OpenNebula

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    Bagnasco, S.; Vallero, S.; Zaccolo, V.

    2017-10-01

    In the ideal limit of infinite resources, multi-tenant applications are able to scale in/out on a Cloud driven only by their functional requirements. While a large Public Cloud may be a reasonable approximation of this condition, small scientific computing centres usually work in a saturated regime. In this case, an advanced resource allocation policy is needed in order to optimize the use of the data centre. The general topic of advanced resource scheduling is addressed by several components of the EU-funded INDIGO-DataCloud project. In this contribution, we describe the FairShare Scheduler Service (FaSS) for OpenNebula (ONE). The service must satisfy resource requests according to an algorithm which prioritizes tasks according to an initial weight and to the historical resource usage of the project. The software was designed to be less intrusive as possible in the ONE code. We keep the original ONE scheduler implementation to match requests to available resources, but the queue of pending jobs to be processed is the one ordered according to priorities as delivered by the FaSS. The FaSS implementation is still being finalized and in this contribution we describe the functional and design requirements the module should satisfy, as well as its high-level architecture.

  9. Recreation fees: attitudes and perceptions of Region 6 Forest Service employees in recreation positions and non-recreation positions

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    Karen Robinson; Robert C. Burns; Alan Graefe

    2007-01-01

    This study explored the attitudes and perceptions of U.S. Forest Service employees concerning the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program (RFDP) in the Pacific Northwest Region (Region 6, Oregon and Washington), and their perceptions of how recreation fees should be used once the money is collected. Employees who reported that they were in a recreationrelated position...

  10. 29 CFR 1401.36 - Freedom of Information Act fee schedules.

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    ... 1401.36 Labor Regulations Relating to Labor (Continued) FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE... of commercial use requesters, reviewing to respond to a FOIA request. (2) Search includes all time... the process of examining documents located in response to a request that is for commercial use, to...

  11. 78 FR 74229 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical...

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    ... determination NCQDIS National Coalition of Quality Diagnostic Imaging Services NP Nurse practitioner NPI... Social Security Act (Act) requires us to establish payments under the PFS based on national uniform... resource-based, and the PE and MP RVUs were based on average allowable charges. Section 121 of the Social...

  12. Higher fees paid to US physicians drive higher spending for physician services compared to other countries.

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    Laugesen, Miriam J; Glied, Sherry A

    2011-09-01

    Higher health care prices in the United States are a key reason that the nation's health spending is so much higher than that of other countries. Our study compared physicians' fees paid by public and private payers for primary care office visits and hip replacements in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We also compared physicians' incomes net of practice expenses, differences in financing the cost of medical education, and the relative contribution of payments per physician and of physician supply in the countries' national spending on physician services. Public and private payers paid somewhat higher fees to US primary care physicians for office visits (27 percent more for public, 70 percent more for private) and much higher fees to orthopedic physicians for hip replacements (70 percent more for public, 120 percent more for private) than public and private payers paid these physicians' counterparts in other countries. US primary care and orthopedic physicians also earned higher incomes ($186,582 and $442,450, respectively) than their foreign counterparts. We conclude that the higher fees, rather than factors such as higher practice costs, volume of services, or tuition expenses, were the main drivers of higher US spending, particularly in orthopedics.

  13. Providing frequency regulation reserve services using demand response scheduling

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    Motalleb, Mahdi; Thornton, Matsu; Reihani, Ehsan; Ghorbani, Reza

    2016-01-01

    Highlights: • Proposing a market model for contingency reserve services using demand response. • Considering transient limitations of grid frequency for inverter-based generations. • Price-sensitive scheduling of residential batteries and water heaters using dynamic programming. • Calculating the profits of both generation companies and demand response aggregators. - Abstract: During power grid contingencies, frequency regulation is a primary concern. Historically, frequency regulation during contingency events has been the sole responsibility of the power utility. We present a practical method of using distributed demand response scheduling to provide frequency regulation during contingency events. This paper discusses the implementation of a control system model for the use of distributed energy storage systems such as battery banks and electric water heaters as a source of ancillary services. We present an algorithm which handles the optimization of demand response scheduling for normal operation and during contingency events. We use dynamic programming as an optimization tool. A price signal is developed using optimal power flow calculations to determine the locational marginal price of electricity, while sensor data for water usage is also collected. Using these inputs to dynamic programming, the optimal control signals are given as output. We assume a market model in which distributed demand response resources are sold as a commodity on the open market and profits from demand response aggregators as brokers of distributed demand response resources can be calculated. In considering control decisions for regulation of transient changes in frequency, we focus on IEEE standard 1547 in order to prevent the safety shut-off of inverter-based generation and further exacerbation of frequency droop. This method is applied to IEEE case 118 as a demonstration of the method in practice.

  14. User fees for public health care services in Hungary: expectations, experience, and acceptability from the perspectives of different stakeholders.

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    Baji, Petra; Pavlova, Milena; Gulácsi, László; Groot, Wim

    2011-10-01

    The introduction of user fees for health care services is a new phenomenon in Central-Eastern European Countries. In Hungary, user fees were first introduced in 2007, but abolished one year later after a referendum. The aim of our study is to describe the experiences and expectations of health system stakeholders in Hungary related to user fees as well as their approval of such fees. For our analysis we use both qualitative and quantitative data from focus-group discussions with health care consumers and physicians, and in-depth interviews with policy makers and health insurance representatives. Our findings suggest that the reasons behind the unpopularity of user fees might be (a) the rejection of the objectives of user fees defined by the government, (b) negative personal experiences with user fees, and (c) the general mistrust of the Hungarian population when it comes to the utilization of public resources. Successful policy implementation of user fees requires social consensus on the policy objectives, also there should be real improvements in health care provision noticeable for consumers, to assure the fees acceptance. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. A Time Scheduling Model of Logistics Service Supply Chain with Mass Customized Logistics Service

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available With the increasing demand for customized logistics services in the manufacturing industry, the key factor in realizing the competitiveness of a logistics service supply chain (LSSC is whether it can meet specific requirements with the cost of mass service. In this case, in-depth research on the time-scheduling of LSSC is required. Setting the total cost, completion time, and the satisfaction of functional logistics service providers (FLSPs as optimal targets, this paper establishes a time scheduling model of LSSC, which is constrained by the service order time requirement. Numerical analysis is conducted by using Matlab 7.0 software. The effects of the relationship cost coefficient and the time delay coefficient on the comprehensive performance of LSSC are discussed. The results demonstrate that with the time scheduling model in mass-customized logistics services (MCLSs environment, the logistics service integrator (LSI can complete the order earlier or later than scheduled. With the increase of the relationship cost coefficient and the time delay coefficient, the comprehensive performance of LSSC also increases and tends towards stability. In addition, the time delay coefficient has a better effect in increasing the LSSC’s comprehensive performance than the relationship cost coefficient does.

  16. 28 CFR 0.114 - Fees for services.

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    ... served by one U.S. Marshals Service employee, agent, or contractor, plus travel costs and any other out-of-pocket expenses. For each additional U.S. Marshals Service employee, agent, or contractor who is needed to serve process—$55 per person per hour for each item served, plus travel costs and any other out...

  17. Assessing the Elimination of User Fees for Delivery Services in Laos

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    Boudreaux, Chantelle; Chanthala, Phetdara; Lindelow, Magnus

    2014-01-01

    A pilot eliminating user fees associated with delivery at the point of services was introduced in two districts of Laos in March 2009. Following two years of implementation, an evaluation was conducted to assess the pilot impact, as well as to document the pilot design and implementation challenges. Study results show that, even in the presence of the substantial access and cultural barriers, user fees associated with delivery at health facilities act as a serious deterrent to care seeking behavior. We find a tripling of facility-based delivery rates in the intervention areas, compared to a 40% increase in the control areas. While findings from the control region suggest that facility-based delivery rates may be on the rise across the country, the substantially higher increase in the pilot areas highlight the impact of financial burden associated with facility-based delivery fees. These fees can play an important role in rapidly increasing the uptake of facility delivery to reach the national targets and, ultimately, to improve maternal and child health outcomes. The pilot achieved important gains while relying heavily on capacity and systems already in place. However, the high cost associated with monitoring and evaluation suggest broad-scale expansion of the pilot activities is likely to necessitate targeted capacity building initiatives, especially in areas with limited district level capacity to manage funds and deliver detailed and timely reports. PMID:24632592

  18. Is There Variation in Procedural Utilization for Lumbar Spine Disorders Between a Fee-for-Service and Salaried Healthcare System?

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    Schoenfeld, Andrew J; Makanji, Heeren; Jiang, Wei; Koehlmoos, Tracey; Bono, Christopher M; Haider, Adil H

    2017-12-01

    Whether compensation for professional services drives the use of those services is an important question that has not been answered in a robust manner. Specifically, there is a growing concern that spine care practitioners may preferentially choose more costly or invasive procedures in a fee-for-service system, irrespective of the underlying lumbar disorder being treated. (1) Were proportions of interbody fusions higher in the fee-for-service setting as opposed to the salaried Department of Defense setting? (2) Were the odds of interbody fusion increased in a fee-for-service setting after controlling for indications for surgery? Patients surgically treated for lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis (2006-2014) were identified. Patients were divided into two groups based on whether the surgery was performed in the fee-for-service setting (beneficiaries receive care at a civilian facility with expenses covered by TRICARE insurance) or at a Department of Defense facility (direct care). There were 28,344 patients in the entire study, 21,290 treated in fee-for-service and 7054 treated in Department of Defense facilities. Differences in the rates of fusion-based procedures, discectomy, and decompression between both healthcare settings were assessed using multinomial logistic regression to adjust for differences in case-mix and surgical indication. TRICARE beneficiaries treated for lumbar spinal disorders in the fee-for-service setting had higher odds of receiving interbody fusions (fee-for-service: 7267 of 21,290 [34%], direct care: 1539 of 7054 [22%], odds ratio [OR]: 1.25 [95% confidence interval 1.20-1.30], p service setting irrespective of the underlying diagnosis. These results speak to the existence of provider inducement within the field of spine surgery. This reality portends poor performance for surgical practices and hospitals in Accountable Care Organizations and bundled payment programs in which provider inducement is allowed to

  19. Cost analysis, cost recovery, marketing and fee-based services a guide for the health sciences librarian

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    This outstanding volume won the 1986 Ida and George Eliot Prize--awarded by the Medical Library Association for the work judged most effective in furthering medical librarianship. Library professionals review the controversy behind fee-for-service programs and provide a rationale for incorporating them into contemporary library philosophies of service. Some fee-based services are necessary for survival in a society that treats information as a marketable commodity; this comprehensive book gives practical advice on cost analysis, cost recovery and marketing of reference services, and presents i

  20. 47 CFR 1.1164 - Penalties for late or insufficient regulatory fee payments.

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    ... PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Schedule of Statutory Charges and Procedures for Payment § 1.1164 Penalties for late... required to be filed with a regulatory fee (as is the case with wireless radio services), the application... fee plus the 25 percent penalty charge accompanies the refiled application. (2) If the application...

  1. Racial Disparities in Health Service Utilization Among Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Adjusting for Multiple Chronic Conditions.

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    Gandhi, Krupa; Lim, Eunjung; Davis, James; Chen, John J

    2017-06-01

    To examine racial disparities in health services utilization in Hawaii among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years and above. All-cause utilization of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, home health agency, and skilled nursing facility admissions were investigated using 2012 Medicare data. For each type of service, multivariable logistic regression model was used to investigate racial disparities adjusting for sociodemographic factors and multiple chronic conditions. Of the 84,212 beneficiaries, 27.8% were White, 27.4% were Asian, 27.3% were Pacific Islanders; 70.3% had two or more chronic conditions and 10.5% had six or more. Compared with Whites, all racial groups experienced underutilization across all types of services. As the number of chronic conditions increased, the utilization of inpatient, home health care, and skilled nursing facility dramatically increased. Disparities persist among Asians and Pacific Islanders who encounter the problem of underutilization of various health services compared with Whites.

  2. 14 CFR 291.44 - BTS Schedule P-12(a), Fuel Consumption by Type of Service and Entity.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false BTS Schedule P-12(a), Fuel Consumption by... TRANSPORTATION Reporting Rules § 291.44 BTS Schedule P-12(a), Fuel Consumption by Type of Service and Entity. (a) For the purposes of BTS schedule P-12(a), type of service shall be either scheduled service or...

  3. Utilization of smoking cessation medication benefits among medicaid fee-for-service enrollees 1999-2008.

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    Full Text Available To assess state coverage and utilization of Medicaid smoking cessation medication benefits among fee-for-service enrollees who smoked cigarettes.We used the linked National Health Interview Survey (survey years 1995, 1997-2005 and the Medicaid Analytic eXtract files (1999-2008 to assess utilization of smoking cessation medication benefits among 5,982 cigarette smokers aged 18-64 years enrolled in Medicaid fee-for-service whose state Medicaid insurance covered at least one cessation medication. We excluded visits during pregnancy, and those covered by managed care or under dual enrollment (Medicaid and Medicare. Multivariate logistic regression was used to determine correlates of cessation medication benefit utilization among Medicaid fee-for-service enrollees, including measures of drug coverage (comprehensive cessation medication coverage, number of medications in state benefit, varenicline coverage, individual-level demographics at NHIS interview, age at Medicaid enrollment, and state-level cigarette excise taxes, statewide smoke-free laws, and per-capita tobacco control funding.In 1999, the percent of smokers with ≥1 medication claims was 5.7% in the 30 states that covered at least one Food and Drug Administration (FDA-approved cessation medication; this increased to 9.9% in 2008 in the 44 states that covered at least one FDA-approved medication (p<0.01. Cessation medication utilization was greater among older individuals (≥ 25 years, females, non-Hispanic whites, and those with higher educational attainment. Comprehensive coverage, the number of smoking cessation medications covered and varenicline coverage were all positively associated with utilization; cigarette excise tax and per-capita tobacco control funding were also positively associated with utilization.Utilization of medication benefits among fee-for-service Medicaid enrollees increased from 1999-2008 and varied by individual and state-level characteristics. Given that the

  4. 14 CFR 375.50 - Transit flights; scheduled international air service operations.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Transit flights; scheduled international... WITHIN THE UNITED STATES Transit Flights § 375.50 Transit flights; scheduled international air service... to the International Air Services Transit Agreement in transit across the United States may not be...

  5. Using Integer Programming for Airport Service Planning in Staff Scheduling

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    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Reliability and safety in flight is extremely necessary and that depend on the adoption of proper maintenance system. Therefore, it is essential for aircraft maintenance companies to perform the manpower scheduling efficiently. One of the objectives of this paper is to provide an Integer Programming approach to determine the optimal solutions to aircraft maintenance planning and scheduling and hence the planning and scheduling processes can become more efficient and effective. Another objective is to develop a set of computational schedules for maintenance manpower to cover all scheduled flights. In this paper, a sequential methodology consisting of 3 stages is proposed. They are initial maintenance demand schedule, the maintenance pairing and the maintenance group(s assignment. Since scheduling would split up into different stages, different mathematical techniques have been adopted to cater for their own problem characteristics. Microsoft Excel would be used. Results from the first stage and second stage would be inputted into integer programming model using Microsoft Excel Solver to find the optimal solution. Also, Microsoft Excel VBA is used for devising a scheduling system in order to reduce the manual process and provide a user friendly interface. For the results, all can be obtained optimal solution and the computation time is reasonable and acceptable. Besides, the comparison of the peak time and non-peak time is discussed.

  6. The fee-for-service shift to bundled payments: financial considerations for hospitals.

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    Scamperle, Keely

    2013-01-01

    Skyrocketing health care costs are forcing payers to demand delivery efficiencies that preserve and promote quality care while reducing costs. Hospitals are challenged to meet the pressure from payers to deliver value and outcome-based health care while preserving sufficient financial margins. The fee-for-service (FFS) model with its perverse incentives to incur high-volume services is no longer, if ever, sufficient to ensure quality, cost-efficient health care. In response, payers have sought to force the issue through accelerated efforts to bundle payments to providers. It is theorized that by tying together providers throughout the continuum or episode of care for a patient, efficiencies in delivery inclusive of cost reductions will be obtained. This article examines the bundled payment models and the financial considerations for hospital facility providers.

  7. 26 CFR 1.61-2 - Compensation for services, including fees, commissions, and similar items.

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    ... (including Christmas bonuses), termination or severance pay, rewards, jury fees, marriage fees and other...). For the special rules relating to the includibility in an employee's gross income of an amount equal...

  8. 48 CFR 1852.216-76 - Award Fee for service contracts.

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    ... payments exceed the final evaluation score, the Contractor will either credit the next payment voucher for... [insert payment office] will make payment based on [Insert method of authorizing award fee payment, e.g... fee has been paid, the Contracting Officer may direct the withholding of further payment of award fee...

  9. Removing user fees for health services: A multi-epistemological perspective on access inequities in Senegal.

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    Mladovsky, Philipa; Ba, Maymouna

    2017-09-01

    Plan Sésame (PS) is a user fee exemption policy launched in 2006 to provide free access to health services to Senegalese citizens aged 60 and over. Analysis of a large household survey evaluating PS echoes findings of other studies showing that user fee removal can be highly inequitable. 34 semi-structured interviews and 19 focus group discussions with people aged 60 and over were conducted in four regions in Senegal (Dakar, Diourbel, Matam and Tambacounda) over a period of six months during 2012. They were analysed to identify underlying causes of exclusion from/inclusion in PS and triangulated with the household survey. The results point to three steps at which exclusion occurs: (i) not being informed about PS; (ii) not perceiving a need to use health services under PS; and (iii) inability to access health services under PS, despite having the information and perceived need. We identify lay explanations for exclusion at these different steps. Some lay explanations point to social exclusion, defined as unequal power relations. For example, poor access to PS was seen to be caused by corruption, patronage, poverty, lack of social support, internalised discrimination and adverse incorporation. Other lay explanations do not point to social exclusion, for example: poor implementation; inadequate funding; high population demand; incompetent bureaucracy; and PS as a favour or moral obligation to friends or family. Within a critical realist paradigm, we interpret these lay explanations as empirical evidence for the presence of the following hidden underlying causal mechanisms: lacking capabilities; mobilisation of institutional bias; and social closure. However, social constructionist perspectives lead us to critique this paradigm by drawing attention to contested health, wellbeing and corruption discourses. These differences in interpretation lead to subsequent differential policy recommendations. This demonstrates the need for the adoption of a "multi

  10. 20 CFR 402.175 - Fees for providing information and related services for non-program purposes.

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    ... Act; and (2) Full cost of an employee's time includes fringe benefits and overhead costs such as rent... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Fees for providing information and related services for non-program purposes. 402.175 Section 402.175 Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY...

  11. Association between fee-for-service expenditures and morbidity burden in primary care

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    Kristensen, Troels; Olsen, Kim Rose; Schroll, Henrik

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: In primary care, fee-for-services (FFS) tariffs are often based on political negotiation rather than costing systems. The potential for comprehensive measures of patient morbidity to explain variation in negotiated FFS expenditures has not previously been examined. OBJECTIVES......: To examine the relative explanatory power of morbidity measures and related general practice (GP) clinic characteristics in explaining variation in politically negotiated FFS expenditures. METHODS: We applied a multilevel approach to consider factors that explain FFS expenditures among patients and GP...... in expenditures was related to the GP clinic in which the patient was treated. CONCLUSIONS: Morbidity measures were significant patient-related FFS expenditure drivers. The association between FFS expenditure and morbidity burden appears to be at the same level as similar studies in the hospital sector, where...

  12. 50 CFR 86.101 - What is the Service schedule to adopt the National Framework?

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    ... National Framework? 86.101 Section 86.101 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE... INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT (BIG) PROGRAM Service Completion of the National Framework § 86.101 What is the Service schedule to adopt the National Framework? The Secretary of the Interior adopted the National Framework on...

  13. 78 FR 16496 - Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice Revising Precedural Schedule

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    ... Energy Regulatory Commission Public Service Company of Colorado; Notice Revising Precedural Schedule On... the Public Service Company of Colorado's Cabin Creek Pumped Storage Project No. 2351, located on the... currently licensed, is located on 267 acres of U.S. Forest Service lands within the Arapahoe National Forest...

  14. Fee-for-service as a business model of growing importance: the academic biobank experience.

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    McDonald, Sandra A; Sommerkamp, Kara; Egan-Palmer, Maureen; Kharasch, Karen; Holtschlag, Victoria

    2012-10-01

    Biorepositories offer tremendous scientific value to a wide variety of customer groups (academic, commercial, industrial) in their ability to deliver a centralized, standardized service model, encompassing both biospecimen storage and related laboratory services. Generally, the scientific expertise and economies of scale that are offered in centralized, properly resourced research biobanks has yielded value that has been well-recognized by universities, pharmaceutical companies, and other sponsoring institutions. However, like many facets of the economy, biobanks have been under increasing cost pressure in recent years. This has been a particular problem in the academic arena, where direct support from grant sources (both governmental and philanthropic) typically now is more difficult to secure, or provides reduced financial support, relative to previous years. One way to address this challenge is to establish or enhance a well-defined fee-for-service model which is properly calibrated to cover operational costs while still offering competitive value to users. In this model, customers are never charged for the biospecimens themselves, but rather for the laboratory services associated with them. Good communication practices, proper assessment of value, implementation of best practices, and a sound business plan are all needed for this initiative to succeed. Here we summarize our experiences at Washington University School of Medicine in the expectation they will be useful to others.

  15. 14 CFR 1215.109 - Scheduling user service.

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    ... duration of each service, including orbital position or time constraints on service delivery from a given spacecraft where appropriate. (5) Orbital or trajectory parameters and tracking data requirements. (6...

  16. Implementing a Fee-for-Service Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment Program in Cameroon: Challenges and Opportunities.

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    DeGregorio, Geneva; Manga, Simon; Kiyang, Edith; Manjuh, Florence; Bradford, Leslie; Cholli, Preetam; Wamai, Richard; Ogembo, Rebecca; Sando, Zacharie; Liu, Yuxin; Sheldon, Lisa Kennedy; Nulah, Kathleen; Welty, Thomas; Welty, Edith; Ogembo, Javier Gordon

    2017-07-01

    Cervical cancer screening is one of the most effective cancer prevention strategies, but most women in Africa have never been screened. In 2007, the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services, a large faith-based health care system in Cameroon, initiated the Women's Health Program (WHP) to address this disparity. The WHP provides fee-for-service cervical cancer screening using visual inspection with acetic acid enhanced by digital cervicography (VIA-DC), prioritizing care for women living with HIV/AIDS. They also provide clinical breast examination, family planning (FP) services, and treatment for reproductive tract infection (RTI). Here, we document the strengths and challenges of the WHP screening program and the unique aspects of the WHP model, including a fee-for-service payment system and the provision of other women's health services. We retrospectively reviewed WHP medical records from women who presented for cervical cancer screening from 2007-2014. In 8 years, WHP nurses screened 44,979 women for cervical cancer. The number of women screened increased nearly every year. The WHP is sustained primarily on fees-for-service, with external funding totaling about $20,000 annually. In 2014, of 12,191 women screened for cervical cancer, 99% received clinical breast exams, 19% received FP services, and 4.7% received treatment for RTIs. We document successes, challenges, solutions implemented, and recommendations for optimizing this screening model. The WHP's experience using a fee-for-service model for cervical cancer screening demonstrates that in Cameroon VIA-DC is acceptable, feasible, and scalable and can be nearly self-sustaining. Integrating other women's health services enabled women to address additional health care needs. The Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services Women's Health Program successfully implemented a nurse-led, fee-for-service cervical cancer screening program using visual inspection with acetic acid-enhanced by digital cervicography in

  17. 77 FR 44721 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face to...

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    ... Classification of Diseases IMRT Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy IOM Internet-only Manual IPCI Indirect... related to therapy services. Chava Sheffield, (410) 786-2298, for issues related to certified registered... of Certain Physician Pathology Services G. Therapy Services H. Primary Care and Care Coordination I...

  18. 77 FR 68891 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to...

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  19. The impact of user fees on access to health services in low- and middle-income countries.

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    Lagarde, Mylene; Palmer, Natasha

    2011-04-13

    Following an international push for financing reforms, many low- and middle-income countries introduced user fees to raise additional revenue for health systems. User fees are charges levied at the point of use and are supposed to help reduce 'frivolous' consumption of health services, increase quality of services available and, as a result, increase utilisation of services. To assess the effectiveness of introducing, removing or changing user fees to improve access to care in low-and middle-income countries We searched 25 international databases, including the Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) Group's Trials Register, CENTRAL, MEDLINE and EMBASE. We also searched the websites and online resources of international agencies, organisations and universities to find relevant grey literature. We conducted the original searches between November 2005 and April 2006 and the updated search in CENTRAL (DVD-ROM 2011, Issue 1); MEDLINE In-Process & Other Non-Indexed Citations, Ovid (January 25, 2011); MEDLINE, Ovid (1948 to January Week 2 2011); EMBASE, Ovid (1980 to 2011 Week 03) and EconLit, CSA Illumina (1969 - present) on the 26th of January 2011. We included randomised controlled trials, interrupted time-series studies and controlled before-and-after studies that reported an objective measure of at least one of the following outcomes: healthcare utilisation, health expenditures, or health outcomes. We re-analysed studies with longitudinal data. We computed price elasticities of demand for health services in controlled before-and-after studies as a standardised measure. Due to the diversity of contexts and outcome measures, we did not perform meta-analysis. Instead, we undertook a narrative summary of evidence. We included 16 studies out of the 243 identified. Most of the included studies showed methodological weaknesses that hamper the strength and reliability of their findings. When fees were introduced or increased, we found the use of health

  20. 75 FR 18887 - FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division User Fees

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  1. 77 FR 227 - Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, Five-Year Review of Work...

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    ... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 CFR Parts 410... referencing two Table numbers. On page 73362, in Table 47, the measure entitled ``Ischemic Vascular Disease (IVD): Complete Lipid Profile and LDL Control Addendum B--Relative Value Units and Related Information...

  2. An Efficient Scheduling Scheme to Enhance the Capacity of VoIP Services in Evolved UTRA Uplink

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    Full Text Available An efficient scheduling scheme is proposed to increase the available capacity of VoIP services over evolved UTRA uplink. On top of the advantages of persistent scheduling, the proposed scheme adaptively share the resources of two VoIP users to get early-termination gain of dynamic scheduler. Through system-level simulations, the performance of the proposed algorithm is evaluated in terms of the capacity enhancement of VoIP services. Comparisons with the original persistent scheduling and the HSUPA scheduler reveal that the proposed scheme increases the capacity of VoIP services up to 20%.

  3. 47 CFR 1.1107 - Schedule of charges for applications and other filings for the international services.

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    ... Applications, P.O. Box 979093, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. Service FCC Form No. Fee amount($) Paymenttype code 1. International Fixed Public Radio (Public & Control Stations) a. Initial Construction Permit (per station) 407.... Assignments or transfers (all services) Corres & 159 1,015.00 CUT 3. Fixed Satellite Transmit/Receive Earth...

  4. Developing an equitable fee structure for gas processing services: JP-90 and beyond

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    Kingsbury, J.D.; Moller, I.

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    The Joint Industry Gas Processing Fee Task Force Report, JP-90, was designed to promote negotiation of gas processing fees that are based on principles of equity and fairness for both natural gas producers and processors. Another purpose of the JP-90 was to develop an effective dispute resolution process for use in those cases where negotiations have failed. At its inception, JP-90 was the only guideline for unregulated fee practices in the oil and gas sector in North America. Today PJVA-95, the revised version of JP-90, is in its final draft. It addresses the changing focus of the gas processing business, and changing regulatory roles in Alberta and British Columbia. A number of other fee mechanisms also have been described, such as the jumping pound formula, fixed fees, fees based on price, wellhead purchases, and others. These mechanisms developed over time to allow the processor and the producer to share the price risk. The changing role of regulatory agencies in fee dispute resolution was also discussed briefly

  5. Risk bearing and use of fee-for-service billing among accountable care organizations.

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    Muhlestein, David B; Croshaw, Andrew A; Merrill, Thomas P

    2013-07-01

    To determine the willingness of accountable care organizations (ACOs) to bear financial risk for the healthcare they provide. Structured interviews conducted between January and June 2012 with 57 ACOs led by hospitals and physician groups located throughout the United States. Findings are based on the 38 ACOs that were actively providing care under an ACO payment arrangement at the time of the interview. Among these ACOs, 71% cover a portion of their ACO population with contracts that put the ACOs at some financial risk, while 45% have risk-based contracts for their entire ACO population. Payments based on fee-for-service (FFS) billing still dominate, as 92% of ACOs use FFS-based billing for at least a portion of their ACO population and 71% are fully reimbursed using FFS-based billing. Under the auspices of an ACO, providers are accepting some financial risk for their accountable care patient population. There is still strong reliance on FFS-based billing methods as providers experiment with different payment models.

  6. Impact of continued biased disenrollment from the Medicare Advantage Program to fee-for-service.

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    Riley, Gerald F

    2012-01-01

    Medicare managed care enrollees who disenroll to fee-for-service (FFS) historically have worse health and higher costs than continuing enrollees and beneficiaries remaining in FFS. To examine disenrollment patterns by analyzing Medicare payments following disenrollment from Medicare Advantage (MA) to FFS in 2007. Recent growth in the MA program, introduction of limits on timing of enrollment/disenrollment, and initiation of prescription drug benefits may have substantially changed the dynamics of disenrollment. The study was based on MA enrollees who disenrolled to FFS in 2007 (N=248,779) and a sample of "FFS stayers" residing in the same counties as the disenrollees (N=551,616). Actual Medicare Part A and Part B payments (excluding hospice payments) in the six months following disenrollment were compared with predicted payments based on claims experience of local FFS stayers, adjusted for CMS-Hierarchical Condition Category (CMS-HCC) risk scores. Disenrollees incurred $1,021 per month in Medicare payments, compared with $798 in predicted payments (ratio of actual/predicted=1.28, p Analysis of 10 individual MA plans revealed variation in the degree of selective disenrollment. Despite substantial changes in policies and market characteristics of the Medicare managed care program, disenrollment to FFS continues to occur disproportionately among high-cost beneficiaries, raising concerns about care experiences among sicker enrollees and increased costs to Medicare.

  7. 78 FR 59817 - Revision to United States Marshals Service Fees for Services

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    ... other indirect costs including material and supply costs, utilities, insurance, travel, and rents or imputed rents on land, buildings, and equipment;'' (c) ``management and supervisory costs;'' and (d... Service employee, agent, or contractor, plus travel costs and any other out-of- pocket expenses. For each...

  8. Scheduling Performance Evaluation of Logistics Service Supply Chain Based on the Dynamic Index Weight

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    Weihua Liu

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    Full Text Available Scheduling is crucial to the operation of logistics service supply chain (LSSC, so scientific performance evaluation method is required to evaluate the scheduling performance. Different from general project performance evaluation, scheduling activities are usually continuous and multiperiod. Therefore, the weight of scheduling performance evaluation index is not unchanged, but dynamically varied. In this paper, the factors that influence the scheduling performance are analyzed in three levels which are strategic environment, operating process, and scheduling results. Based on these three levels, the scheduling performance evaluation index system of LSSC is established. In all, a new performance evaluation method proposed based on dynamic index weight will have three innovation points. Firstly, a multiphase dynamic interaction method is introduced to improve the quality of quantification. Secondly, due to the large quantity of second-level indexes and the requirements of dynamic weight adjustment, the maximum attribute deviation method is introduced to determine weight of second-level indexes, which can remove the uncertainty of subjective factors. Thirdly, an adjustment coefficient method based on set-valued statistics is introduced to determine the first-level indexes weight. In the end, an application example from a logistics company in China is given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  9. Performance deterioration modeling and optimal preventive maintenance strategy under scheduled servicing subject to mission time

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    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Servicing is applied periodically in practice with the aim of restoring the system state and prolonging the lifetime. It is generally seen as an imperfect maintenance action which has a chief influence on the maintenance strategy. In order to model the maintenance effect of servicing, this study analyzes the deterioration characteristics of system under scheduled servicing. And then the deterioration model is established from the failure mechanism by compound Poisson process. On the basis of the system damage value and failure mechanism, the failure rate refresh factor is proposed to describe the maintenance effect of servicing. A maintenance strategy is developed which combines the benefits of scheduled servicing and preventive maintenance. Then the optimization model is given to determine the optimal servicing period and preventive maintenance time, with an objective to minimize the system expected life-cycle cost per unit time and a constraint on system survival probability for the duration of mission time. Subject to mission time, it can control the ability of accomplishing the mission at any time so as to ensure the high dependability. An example of water pump rotor relating to scheduled servicing is introduced to illustrate the failure rate refresh factor and the proposed maintenance strategy. Compared with traditional methods, the numerical results show that the failure rate refresh factor can describe the maintenance effect of servicing more intuitively and objectively. It also demonstrates that this maintenance strategy can prolong the lifetime, reduce the total lifetime maintenance cost and guarantee the dependability of system.

  10. An Order Insertion Scheduling Model of Logistics Service Supply Chain Considering Capacity and Time Factors

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    Weihua Liu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Order insertion often occurs in the scheduling process of logistics service supply chain (LSSC, which disturbs normal time scheduling especially in the environment of mass customization logistics service. This study analyses order similarity coefficient and order insertion operation process and then establishes an order insertion scheduling model of LSSC with service capacity and time factors considered. This model aims to minimize the average unit volume operation cost of logistics service integrator and maximize the average satisfaction degree of functional logistics service providers. In order to verify the viability and effectiveness of our model, a specific example is numerically analyzed. Some interesting conclusions are obtained. First, along with the increase of completion time delay coefficient permitted by customers, the possible inserting order volume first increases and then trends to be stable. Second, supply chain performance reaches the best when the volume of inserting order is equal to the surplus volume of the normal operation capacity in mass service process. Third, the larger the normal operation capacity in mass service process is, the bigger the possible inserting order’s volume will be. Moreover, compared to increasing the completion time delay coefficient, improving the normal operation capacity of mass service process is more useful.

  11. An order insertion scheduling model of logistics service supply chain considering capacity and time factors.

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    Liu, Weihua; Yang, Yi; Wang, Shuqing; Liu, Yang

    2014-01-01

    Order insertion often occurs in the scheduling process of logistics service supply chain (LSSC), which disturbs normal time scheduling especially in the environment of mass customization logistics service. This study analyses order similarity coefficient and order insertion operation process and then establishes an order insertion scheduling model of LSSC with service capacity and time factors considered. This model aims to minimize the average unit volume operation cost of logistics service integrator and maximize the average satisfaction degree of functional logistics service providers. In order to verify the viability and effectiveness of our model, a specific example is numerically analyzed. Some interesting conclusions are obtained. First, along with the increase of completion time delay coefficient permitted by customers, the possible inserting order volume first increases and then trends to be stable. Second, supply chain performance reaches the best when the volume of inserting order is equal to the surplus volume of the normal operation capacity in mass service process. Third, the larger the normal operation capacity in mass service process is, the bigger the possible inserting order's volume will be. Moreover, compared to increasing the completion time delay coefficient, improving the normal operation capacity of mass service process is more useful.

  12. 49 CFR 1002.1 - Fees for records search, review, copying, certification, and related services.

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    ... of which are not intended to promote any particular product or industry. They must show that their... to pay a fee charged in timely fashion (i.e. within 30 days of the date of billing) may be required...

  13. Multi-layer service function chaining scheduling based on auxiliary graph in IP over optical network

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    Li, Yixuan; Li, Hui; Liu, Yuze; Ji, Yuefeng

    2017-10-01

    Software Defined Optical Network (SDON) can be considered as extension of Software Defined Network (SDN) in optical networks. SDON offers a unified control plane and makes optical network an intelligent transport network with dynamic flexibility and service adaptability. For this reason, a comprehensive optical transmission service, able to achieve service differentiation all the way down to the optical transport layer, can be provided to service function chaining (SFC). IP over optical network, as a promising networking architecture to interconnect data centers, is the most widely used scenarios of SFC. In this paper, we offer a flexible and dynamic resource allocation method for diverse SFC service requests in the IP over optical network. To do so, we firstly propose the concept of optical service function (OSF) and a multi-layer SFC model. OSF represents the comprehensive optical transmission service (e.g., multicast, low latency, quality of service, etc.), which can be achieved in multi-layer SFC model. OSF can also be considered as a special SF. Secondly, we design a resource allocation algorithm, which we call OSF-oriented optical service scheduling algorithm. It is able to address multi-layer SFC optical service scheduling and provide comprehensive optical transmission service, while meeting multiple optical transmission requirements (e.g., bandwidth, latency, availability). Moreover, the algorithm exploits the concept of Auxiliary Graph. Finally, we compare our algorithm with the Baseline algorithm in simulation. And simulation results show that our algorithm achieves superior performance than Baseline algorithm in low traffic load condition.

  14. Scheduling and coordination for in-service inspection of nuclear power plant

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    Based on the practice and experiences of pre-service and in-service inspections for Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) by Research Institute of Nuclear Power Operation (RINPO) following RSEM code, requirements of utility and actual situation in China, the in-service inspection preparation for organization, techniques and equipment/tooling, materials, personnel and documentation is briefly described. And the scheduling and coordinating consideration for planed in-service inspection activities during NPP outage is emphatically introduced. (2 refs., 4 figs.)

  15. Refining Spectrum Fee to Increase Utilization Efficiency by Adopting ITU-R SM 2012-2 Case Study: Cellular Service in Indonesia

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    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available The spectrum fees called as “Biaya Hak Pengguna Frekuensi” (BHP-F for cellular services in Indonesia are currently calculated based on apparatus, proportionally to the number of transceiver stations and radio channels. Unfortunately, the formula cannot promote the efficiency of frequency spectrum efficiency. ITU-R SM 2012-2 recommended the spectrum fee formula that can promote the efficiency; Administrative Incentives Price (AIP also claims to promote the effectiveness of the radio spectrum utilization. By combining ITU-R SM 2012-2 with AIP, the frequency fee formula can promote not only the efficiency but also the effectiveness of spectrum utilization. This paper will explain and discus the modification of ITU-R SM 2012-2 with AIP in designing the spectrum fees for cellular services in Indonesia.

  16. Contemporary Epidemiology of Heart Failure in Fee-For-Service Medicare Beneficiaries Across Healthcare Settings.

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    Khera, Rohan; Pandey, Ambarish; Ayers, Colby R; Agusala, Vijay; Pruitt, Sandi L; Halm, Ethan A; Drazner, Mark H; Das, Sandeep R; de Lemos, James A; Berry, Jarett D

    2017-11-01

    To assess the current landscape of the heart failure (HF) epidemic and provide targets for future health policy interventions in Medicare, a contemporary appraisal of its epidemiology across inpatient and outpatient care settings is needed. In a national 5% sample of Medicare beneficiaries from 2002 to 2013, we identified a cohort of 2 331 939 unique fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries ≥65-years-old followed for all inpatient and outpatient encounters over a 10-year period (2004-2013). Preexisting HF was defined by any HF encounter during the first year, and incident HF with either 1 inpatient or 2 outpatient HF encounters. Mean age of the cohort was 72 years; 57% were women, and 86% and 8% were white and black, respectively. Within this cohort, 518 223 patients had preexisting HF, and 349 826 had a new diagnosis of HF during the study period. During 2004 to 2013, the rates of incident HF declined 32%, from 38.7 per 1000 (2004) to 26.2 per 1000 beneficiaries (2013). In contrast, prevalent (preexisting + incident) HF increased during our study period from 162 per 1000 (2004) to 172 per 1000 beneficiaries (2013) ( P trend <0.001 for both). Finally, the overall 1-year mortality among patients with incident HF is high (24.7%) with a 0.4% absolute decline annually during the study period, with a more pronounced decrease among those diagnosed in an inpatient versus outpatient setting ( P interaction <0.001) CONCLUSIONS: In recent years, there have been substantial changes in the epidemiology of HF in Medicare beneficiaries, with a decline in incident HF and a decrease in 1-year HF mortality, whereas the overall burden of HF continues to increase. © 2017 American Heart Association, Inc.

  17. Transgender Medicare Beneficiaries and Chronic Conditions: Exploring Fee-for-Service Claims Data

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    Guerino, Paul; Ewald, Erin; Laffan, Alison M.

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Purpose: Data on the health and well-being of the transgender population are limited. However, using claims data we can identify transgender Medicare beneficiaries (TMBs) with high confidence. We seek to describe the TMB population and provide comparisons of chronic disease burden between TMBs and cisgender Medicare beneficiaries (CMBs), thus laying a foundation for national level TMB health disparity research. Methods: Using a previously validated claims algorithm based on ICD-9-CM codes relating to transsexualism and gender identity disorder, we identified a cohort of TMBs using Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) claims data. We then describe the demographic characteristics and chronic disease burden of TMBs (N = 7454) and CMBs (N = 39,136,229). Results: Compared to CMBs, a greater observed proportion of TMBs are young (under age 65) and Black, although these differences vary by entitlement. Regardless of entitlement, TMBs have more chronic conditions than CMBs, and more TMBs have been diagnosed with asthma, autism spectrum disorder, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, hepatitis, HIV, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. TMBs also have higher observed rates of potentially disabling mental health and neurological/chronic pain conditions, as well as obesity and other liver conditions (nonhepatitis), compared to CMBs. Conclusion: This is the first systematic look at chronic disease burden in the transgender population using Medicare FFS claims data. We found that TMBs experience multiple chronic conditions at higher rates than CMBs, regardless of Medicare entitlement. TMBs under age 65 show an already heavy chronic disease burden which will only be exacerbated with age. PMID:29125908

  18. Reaching Urban Poor Hypertensive Patients: A Novel Model of Chronic Disease Care Versus a Traditional Fee-for-Service Approach.

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    Sanders, Jim; Guse, Clare E

    2016-08-09

    There is a significant disparity in hypertensive treatment rates between those with and without health insurance. If left untreated, hypertension leads to significant morbidity and mortality. The uninsured face numerous barriers to access chronic disease care. We developed the Community-based Chronic Disease Management (CCDM) clinics specifically for the uninsured with hypertension utilizing nurse-led teams, community-based locations, and evidence-based clinical protocols. All services, including laboratory and medications, are provided on-site and free of charge. In order to ascertain if the CCDM model of care was as effective as traditional models of care in achieving blood pressure goals, we compared CCDM clinics' hypertensive care outcomes with 2 traditional fee-for-service physician-led clinics. All the clinics are located near one another in poor urban neighborhoods of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Patients seen at the CCDM clinics and at 1 of the 2 traditional clinics showed a statistically significant improvement in reaching blood pressure goal at 6 months (P service clinics when compared with the CCDM clinics. The CCDM model of care is at least as effective in controlling hypertension as more traditional fee-for-service models caring for the same population. The CCDM model of care to treat hypertension may offer another approach for engaging the urban poor in chronic disease care. © The Author(s) 2016.

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    ... Secretary shall make fair market value appraisals of areas administered by the Service within five years... reappraised on a schedule of at least once every five years. Until areas are appraised, the fair market value... fee lands added to such areas after that date shall be on the basis of fair market value. ...

  1. 78 FR 38541 - Increase in Fees for Voluntary Federal Dairy Grading and Inspection Services

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    ... from all participating dairy plants does not significantly disadvantage any plant that is smaller than... and Inspection Program process milk into dairy foods that enter commerce as retail products... year. The comments explained that grading and inspection fees are usually negotiated into sales...

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    ... payments exceed the final evaluation score, the Contractor will either credit the next payment voucher for... either credit the next payment voucher for the amount of such overpayment or refund the difference to the... fee payments, at a not-to-exceed amount of $100,000 for the contract, in reserve to protect the...

  3. Fairness Consideration of Scheduling for Real-Time Services in 4G Systems

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    Full Text Available In order to achieve higher resource utilization, the call admission control (CAC will allow the number of connections into the system more than the system capacity can offer. However, the fairness problem will occur when these connections are real-time services. To solve this problem, in this paper, we propose a fair scheduling algorithm named contribution-based scheduling algorithm (CSA for real-time polling service (rtPS or guarantee bit rate (GBR in the uplink direction in the forth-generation (4G systems. In CSA, a mobile subscriber (MS gains its contribution credit value at the end of each transmission time interval (TTI, which is based on the contribution of MS to the radio resource scheduling. The base station (BS schedules the bandwidth according to the credit value. Simulation results show that CSA achieves higher fairness in bandwidth allocation while connection drop rate and queuing delay are also guaranteed as compared to the roundrobin (RR and early deadline first (EDF mechanisms.

  4. Medicare Advantage and Fee-for-Service Performance on Clinical Quality and Patient Experience Measures: Comparisons from Three Large States.

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    Timbie, Justin W; Bogart, Andy; Damberg, Cheryl L; Elliott, Marc N; Haas, Ann; Gaillot, Sarah J; Goldstein, Elizabeth H; Paddock, Susan M

    2017-12-01

    To compare performance between Medicare Advantage (MA) and Fee-for-Service (FFS) Medicare during a time of policy changes affecting both programs. Performance data for 16 clinical quality measures and 6 patient experience measures for 9.9 million beneficiaries living in California, New York, and Florida. We compared MA and FFS performance overall, by plan type, and within service areas associated with contracts between CMS and MA organizations. Case mix-adjusted analyses (for measures not typically adjusted) were used to explore the effect of case mix on MA/FFS differences. Performance measures were submitted by MA organizations, obtained from the nationwide fielding of the Medicare Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (MCAHPS) Survey, or derived from claims. Overall, MA outperformed FFS on all 16 clinical quality measures. Differences were large for HEDIS measures and small for Part D measures and remained after case mix adjustment. MA enrollees reported better experiences overall, but FFS beneficiaries reported better access to care. Relative to FFS, performance gaps were much wider for HMOs than PPOs. Excluding HEDIS measures, MA/FFS differences were much smaller in contract-level comparisons. Medicare Advantage/Fee-for-Service differences are often large but vary in important ways across types of measures and contracts. © Health Research and Educational Trust.

  5. An Analysis and Comparison of Medication Therapy Management Cost-Avoidance vs. Fee-for-Service Financial Models.

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    Schuh, Michael J

    2015-05-01

    To describe, compare, and contrast cost-avoidance and fee-for-service medication therapy management (MTM) financial models of practice to allow clinicians to better choose the type of MTM practice that best fits their particular practice environment. Literature regarding pharmacist practices providing MTM services and capstone projects of proposed and currently operating MTM pharmacist practices presented in the University of Florida Master of Science MTM program. Understanding the two major payment methods of sustaining a financially viable MTM pharmacist practice is critical to practice success. Survey was broad with regard to clinical models to compare differences because funding to support these services can be difficult to obtain. Despite differences in approach, various methods exist to financially sustain a pharmacist with an MTM practice. Each method or model has advantages and disadvantages in differing practice environments. With enough cost avoidance or revenue generation, financially dissimilar MTM financial models can be sustainable.

  6. Workflow as a Service in the Cloud: Architecture and Scheduling Algorithms

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    Wang, Jianwu; Korambath, Prakashan; Altintas, Ilkay; Davis, Jim; Crawl, Daniel

    2017-01-01

    With more and more workflow systems adopting cloud as their execution environment, it becomes increasingly challenging on how to efficiently manage various workflows, virtual machines (VMs) and workflow execution on VM instances. To make the system scalable and easy-to-extend, we design a Workflow as a Service (WFaaS) architecture with independent services. A core part of the architecture is how to efficiently respond continuous workflow requests from users and schedule their executions in the cloud. Based on different targets, we propose four heuristic workflow scheduling algorithms for the WFaaS architecture, and analyze the differences and best usages of the algorithms in terms of performance, cost and the price/performance ratio via experimental studies. PMID:29399237

  7. Workflow as a Service in the Cloud: Architecture and Scheduling Algorithms.

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    Wang, Jianwu; Korambath, Prakashan; Altintas, Ilkay; Davis, Jim; Crawl, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    With more and more workflow systems adopting cloud as their execution environment, it becomes increasingly challenging on how to efficiently manage various workflows, virtual machines (VMs) and workflow execution on VM instances. To make the system scalable and easy-to-extend, we design a Workflow as a Service (WFaaS) architecture with independent services. A core part of the architecture is how to efficiently respond continuous workflow requests from users and schedule their executions in the cloud. Based on different targets, we propose four heuristic workflow scheduling algorithms for the WFaaS architecture, and analyze the differences and best usages of the algorithms in terms of performance, cost and the price/performance ratio via experimental studies.

  8. Footing the bill: the introduction of Medicare Benefits Schedule rebates for podiatry services in Australia

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract The introduction of Medicare Benefits Schedule items for allied health professionals in 2004 was a pivotal event in the public funding of non-medical primary care services. This commentary seeks to provide supplementary discussion of the article by Menz (Utilisation of podiatry services in Australia under the Medicare Enhanced Primary Care program, 2004-2008 Journal of Foot and Ankle Research 2009, 2:30, by placing these findings within the context of the podiatry profession, clinical decision making and the broader health workforce and government policy.

  9. Effect of fee-for-service air-conditioning management in balancing thermal comfort and energy usage.

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    Chen, Chen-Peng; Hwang, Ruey-Lung; Shih, Wen-Mei

    2014-11-01

    Balancing thermal comfort with the requirement of energy conservation presents a challenge in hot and humid areas where air-conditioning (AC) is frequently used in cooling indoor air. A field survey was conducted in Taiwan to demonstrate the adaptive behaviors of occupants in relation to the use of fans and AC in a school building employing mixed-mode ventilation where AC use was managed under a fee-for-service mechanism. The patterns of using windows, fans, and AC as well as the perceptions of students toward the thermal environment were examined. The results of thermal perception evaluation in relation to the indoor thermal conditions were compared to the levels of thermal comfort predicted by the adaptive models described in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers Standard 55 and EN 15251 and to that of a local model for evaluating thermal adaption in naturally ventilated buildings. A thermal comfort-driven adaptive behavior model was established to illustrate the probability of fans/AC use at specific temperature and compared to the temperature threshold approach to illustrate the potential energy saving the fee-for-service mechanism provided. The findings of this study may be applied as a reference for regulating the operation of AC in school buildings of subtropical regions.

  10. Inpatient Utilization and Costs for Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries with Heart Failure.

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    Fitch, Kathryn; Pelizzari, Pamela M; Pyenson, Bruce

    2016-04-01

    Although the medical and economic burden of heart failure in the United States is already substantial, it will likely grow as the population ages and life expectancy increases. Not surprisingly, most of the heart failure burden is borne by individuals aged ≥65 years, many of whom are in the Medicare population. The population-based utilization and costs of inpatient care for Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure are not well understood by payers and providers. To create a real-world view of utilization and costs associated with inpatient admissions, readmissions, and admissions to skilled nursing facilities among Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries with heart failure. The study used the 2011 and 2012 Medicare 5% sample limited data set to perform a retrospective analysis of claims data. The look-back year that was used to identify certain patient characteristics was 2011, and 2012 was the analysis period for the study. Beneficiaries with heart failure were defined as those who had ≥1 acute inpatient, emergency department, nonacute inpatient, or outpatient claims in 2012 containing an International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision code for heart failure. To be included in the study, beneficiaries with heart failure had to have eligibility for ≥1 months in 2012 and in all 2011 months, with Part A and Part B eligibility in all the study months, and no enrollment in an HMO (Medicare Advantage plan). Utilization of inpatient admissions, inpatient readmissions, and skilled nursing facility admissions in 2012 were reported for Medicare FFS beneficiaries with heart failure and for all Medicare FFS beneficiaries. The costs for key metrics included all allowed Medicare payments in 2012 US dollars. The 2012 Medicare FFS population for this study consisted of 1,461,935 patients (1,301,545 without heart failure; 160,390 with heart failure); the heart failure prevalence was 11%. The Medicare-allowed cost per member per month (PMPM) was $3395 for a

  11. 47 CFR 1.1102 - Schedule of charges for applications and other filings in the wireless telecommunications services.

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    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Schedule of charges for applications and other filings in the wireless telecommunications services. 1.1102 Section 1.1102 Telecommunication FEDERAL... § 1.1102 Schedule of charges for applications and other filings in the wireless telecommunications...

  12. The Simultaneous Vehicle Scheduling and Passenger Service Problem with Flexible Dwell Times

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    Fonseca, Joao Filipe Paiva; Larsen, Allan; van der Hurk, Evelien

    In this talk, we deal with a generalization of the well-known Vehicle Scheduling Problem(VSP) that we call Simultaneous Vehicle Scheduling and Passenger Service Problem with Flexible Dwell Times (SVSPSP-FDT). The SVSPSP-FDT generalizes the VSP because the original timetables of the trips can...... be changed (i.e., shifted and stretched) in order to minimize a new objective function that aims at minimizing the operational costs plus the waiting times of the passengers at transfer points. Contrary to most generalizations of the VSP, the SVSPSP-FDT establishes the possibility of changing trips' dwell...... times at important transfer points based on expected passenger ows. We introduce a compact mixed integer linear formulation of the SVSPSP-FDT able to address small instances. We also present a meta-heuristic approach to solve medium/large instances of the problem. The e ectiveness of the proposed...

  13. 36 CFR 404.7 - Fees to be charged-general.

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    ... use the most efficient and least costly methods to comply with requests for documents made under the... operating statutory-based fee schedule programs (see definition in § 404.6(b)), such as the NTIS, ABMC... of providing the service. This will include the cost of operating the central processing unit (CPU...

  14. 5 CFR 1303.40 - Fees to be charged-general.

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    .... Moreover, it shall use the most efficient and least costly methods to comply with requests for documents... distribution by agencies operating statutory-based fee schedule programs (see definition in Sections 1303.30(b... actual direct cost of providing the service. This will include the cost of operating the central...

  15. 7 CFR 205.642 - Fees and other charges for certification.

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    ... schedule must explain what fee amounts are nonrefundable and at what stage during the certification process...) ORGANIC FOODS PRODUCTION ACT PROVISIONS NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM Administrative Fees § 205.642 Fees and... application process with a copy of its fee schedule. ...

  16. Continuity of Care and Healthcare Utilization in Older Adults with Dementia in Fee-for-Service Medicare

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    Amjad, Halima; Carmichael, Donald; Austin, Andrea M; Chang, Chiang-Hua; Bynum, Julie PW

    2016-01-01

    Importance Poor continuity of care may contribute to high healthcare spending and adverse patient outcomes in dementia. Objective To examine the association between medical provider continuity and healthcare utilization, testing, and spending in older adults with dementia. Design Observational retrospective cohort from 2012 using inverse probability weighted analysis. Setting National sample in fee-for-service Medicare. Participants 1,416,369 continuously enrolled, community dwelling, fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries age ≥ 65 with a claims-based dementia diagnosis and at least 4 ambulatory visits in 2012. Exposure Continuity of care score measured on patient visits across physicians over 12 months. A higher continuity score is assigned to visit patterns in which a larger share of the patient’s total visits are with fewer providers. Score range from 0 to 1 was examined in low, medium, and high continuity tertiles. Main Outcomes and Measures Outcomes include all-cause hospitalization, ambulatory care sensitive condition hospitalization, emergency department visit, imaging and lab testing (CT head, chest x-ray, urinalysis, and urine culture), and healthcare spending (overall, hospital and skilled nursing facility, and physician). Results Beneficiaries with dementia who had lower levels of continuity of care were younger, higher income, and had more comorbid medical conditions. Almost 50% of patients had at least one hospitalization and emergency department visit during the year. Utilization was lower with increasing level of continuity. Specifically comparing the highest versus lowest continuity groups, annual rates per beneficiary of hospitalization (0.83 vs 0.88), emergency department visits (0.84 vs 0.99), CT head (0.71 vs 0.83), urinalysis (0.72 vs 1.09), and healthcare spending (total spending $22,004 vs $24,371) were higher with lower continuity even after accounting for sociodemographic factors and comorbidity burden (all p values care sensitive

  17. Continuity of Care and Health Care Utilization in Older Adults With Dementia in Fee-for-Service Medicare.

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    Amjad, Halima; Carmichael, Donald; Austin, Andrea M; Chang, Chiang-Hua; Bynum, Julie P W

    2016-09-01

    Poor continuity of care may contribute to high health care spending and adverse patient outcomes in dementia. To examine the association between medical clinician continuity and health care utilization, testing, and spending in older adults with dementia. This was a study of an observational retrospective cohort from the 2012 national sample in fee-for-service Medicare, conducted from July to December 2015, using inverse probability weighted analysis. A total of 1 416 369 continuously enrolled, community-dwelling, fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries 65 years or older with a claims-based dementia diagnosis and at least 4 ambulatory visits in 2012 were included. Continuity of care score measured on patient visits across physicians over 12 months. A higher continuity score is assigned to visit patterns in which a larger share of the patient's total visits are with fewer clinicians. Score range from 0 to 1 was examined in low-, medium-, and high-continuity tertiles. Outcomes include all-cause hospitalization, ambulatory care sensitive condition hospitalization, emergency department visit, imaging, and laboratory testing (computed tomographic [CT] scan of the head, chest radiography, urinalysis, and urine culture), and health care spending (overall, hospital and skilled nursing facility, and physician). Beneficiaries with dementia who had lower levels of continuity of care were younger, had a higher income, and had more comorbid medical conditions. Almost 50% of patients had at least 1 hospitalization and emergency department visit during the year. Utilization was lower with increasing level of continuity. Specifically comparing the highest- vs lowest-continuity groups, annual rates per beneficiary of hospitalization (0.83 vs 0.88), emergency department visits (0.84 vs 0.99), CT scan of the head (0.71 vs 0.83), urinalysis (0.72 vs 1.09), and health care spending (total spending, $22 004 vs $24 371) were higher with lower continuity even after accounting for

  18. Scheduling Coordinator’s Flat Rate Service for Wind Energy Development in Poland

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    Zbigniew Prondziński

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The development of the electricity market has made the energy industry an attractive investment for many businesses. In recent years, the electricity market has been going through the process of liberalization, which has contributed to the provision of new services for investors interested in the development of the energy industry. Recently, one of the most rapidly growing sources of electricity has been wind farms. Few investors are aware of the consequences of connecting wind farms to the national power grid, as well as of the subsequent exploitation of these resources. After the Electricity Sales Contract has been concluded, investors agree to predict electrical capacity generation within the span of 24 hours with a daily advance. The specific nature of wind farm functioning makes the prediction of electrical capacity generation difficult and, consequently, the owners bear the costs of deviations on the electricity balancing market. The resulting costs may result in the lack of liquidity of the project owner and, ultimately, in bankruptcy. In such a case, the Scheduling Coordinator’s flat rate service is a solution for the owner of a wind farm. The paper presents an analysis of selected forecasting models used to predict the electrical capacity of wind farms, as well as the Scheduling Coordinator’s service.

  19. Methodologic model to scheduling on service systems: a software engineering approach

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    Eduyn Ramiro Lopez-Santana

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an approach of software engineering to a research proposal to make an Expert System to scheduling on service systems using methodologies and processes of software development. We use the adaptive software development as methodology for the software architecture based on the description as a software metaprocess that characterizes the research process. We make UML’s diagrams (Unified Modeling Language to provide a visual modeling that describes the research methodology in order to identify the actors, elements and interactions in the research process.

  20. Scheduling and location issues in transforming service fleet vehicles to electric vehicles

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    Mirchandani, Pitu; Madsen, Oli B.G.; Adler, Jonathan

    There is much reason to believe that fleets of service vehicles of many organizations will transform their vehicles that utilize alternative fuels which are more sustainable. The electric vehicle is a good candidate for this transformation, especially which “refuels” by exchanging its spent...... batteries with charged ones. This paper discusses the issues that must be addressed if a transit service were to use electric vehicles, principally the issues related to the limited driving range of each electric vehicle’s set of charged batteries and the possible detouring for battery exchanges....... In particular, the paper addresses the optimization and analysis of infrastructure design alternatives dealing with (1) the number of battery-exchange stations, (2) their locations, (3) the recharging capacity and inventory management of batteries at each facility, and (4) routing and scheduling of the fleet...

  1. Time at your service : schedulability analysis of real-time and distributed services

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    Jaghoori, Mohammad Mahdi

    2010-01-01

    The software today is distributed over several processing units. At a large scale this may span over the globe via the internet, or at the micro scale, a software may be distributed on several small processing units embedded in one device. Real-time distributed software and services need to be

  2. A time scheduling model of logistics service supply chain based on the customer order decoupling point: a perspective from the constant service operation time.

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    Liu, Weihua; Yang, Yi; Xu, Haitao; Liu, Xiaoyan; Wang, Yijia; Liang, Zhicheng

    2014-01-01

    In mass customization logistics service, reasonable scheduling of the logistics service supply chain (LSSC), especially time scheduling, is benefit to increase its competitiveness. Therefore, the effect of a customer order decoupling point (CODP) on the time scheduling performance should be considered. To minimize the total order operation cost of the LSSC, minimize the difference between the expected and actual time of completing the service orders, and maximize the satisfaction of functional logistics service providers, this study establishes an LSSC time scheduling model based on the CODP. Matlab 7.8 software is used in the numerical analysis for a specific example. Results show that the order completion time of the LSSC can be delayed or be ahead of schedule but cannot be infinitely advanced or infinitely delayed. Obtaining the optimal comprehensive performance can be effective if the expected order completion time is appropriately delayed. The increase in supply chain comprehensive performance caused by the increase in the relationship coefficient of logistics service integrator (LSI) is limited. The relative concern degree of LSI on cost and service delivery punctuality leads to not only changes in CODP but also to those in the scheduling performance of the LSSC.

  3. A Time Scheduling Model of Logistics Service Supply Chain Based on the Customer Order Decoupling Point: A Perspective from the Constant Service Operation Time

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    Yang, Yi; Xu, Haitao; Liu, Xiaoyan; Wang, Yijia; Liang, Zhicheng

    2014-01-01

    In mass customization logistics service, reasonable scheduling of the logistics service supply chain (LSSC), especially time scheduling, is benefit to increase its competitiveness. Therefore, the effect of a customer order decoupling point (CODP) on the time scheduling performance should be considered. To minimize the total order operation cost of the LSSC, minimize the difference between the expected and actual time of completing the service orders, and maximize the satisfaction of functional logistics service providers, this study establishes an LSSC time scheduling model based on the CODP. Matlab 7.8 software is used in the numerical analysis for a specific example. Results show that the order completion time of the LSSC can be delayed or be ahead of schedule but cannot be infinitely advanced or infinitely delayed. Obtaining the optimal comprehensive performance can be effective if the expected order completion time is appropriately delayed. The increase in supply chain comprehensive performance caused by the increase in the relationship coefficient of logistics service integrator (LSI) is limited. The relative concern degree of LSI on cost and service delivery punctuality leads to not only changes in CODP but also to those in the scheduling performance of the LSSC. PMID:24715818

  4. A Time Scheduling Model of Logistics Service Supply Chain Based on the Customer Order Decoupling Point: A Perspective from the Constant Service Operation Time

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    Weihua Liu

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In mass customization logistics service, reasonable scheduling of the logistics service supply chain (LSSC, especially time scheduling, is benefit to increase its competitiveness. Therefore, the effect of a customer order decoupling point (CODP on the time scheduling performance should be considered. To minimize the total order operation cost of the LSSC, minimize the difference between the expected and actual time of completing the service orders, and maximize the satisfaction of functional logistics service providers, this study establishes an LSSC time scheduling model based on the CODP. Matlab 7.8 software is used in the numerical analysis for a specific example. Results show that the order completion time of the LSSC can be delayed or be ahead of schedule but cannot be infinitely advanced or infinitely delayed. Obtaining the optimal comprehensive performance can be effective if the expected order completion time is appropriately delayed. The increase in supply chain comprehensive performance caused by the increase in the relationship coefficient of logistics service integrator (LSI is limited. The relative concern degree of LSI on cost and service delivery punctuality leads to not only changes in CODP but also to those in the scheduling performance of the LSSC.

  5. Prevalence of dementia subtypes in U.S. Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, 2011-2013

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    Goodman, Richard A.; Lochner, Kimberly A.; Thambisetty, Madhav; Wingo, Thomas; Posner, Samuel F.; Ling, Shari M.

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Rapid growth of the older adult population requires greater epidemiologic characterization of dementia. We developed national prevalence estimates of diagnosed dementia and subtypes in the highest-risk U.S. population. Methods We analyzed CMS administrative enrollment and claims data for 100% of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries enrolled during 2011-2013, and age > 68 years as of December 31, 2013 (n = 21.6 million). Results Over 3.1 million (14.4%) beneficiaries had a claim for a service/treatment for any dementia subtype. Dementia not otherwise specified was the most common diagnosis (present in 92.9%). The most common subtype was Alzheimer's (43.5%), followed by vascular (14.5%), Lewy body (5.4%), frontotemporal (1.0%), and alcohol induced (0.7%). The prevalence of other types of diagnosed dementia was 0.2%. Discussion This study is the first to document concurrent prevalence of primary dementia subtypes among this U.S. population. The findings can assist in prioritizing dementia research, clinical services, and caregiving resources. PMID:27172148

  6. Total Cost of Care Lower among Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries Receiving Care from Patient-Centered Medical Homes

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    van Hasselt, Martijn; McCall, Nancy; Keyes, Vince; Wensky, Suzanne G; Smith, Kevin W

    2015-01-01

    Objective To compare health care utilization and payments between NCQA-recognized patient-centered medical home (PCMH) practices and practices without such recognition. Data Sources Medicare Part A and B claims files from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010, 2009 Census, 2007 Health Resources and Services Administration and CMS Utilization file, Medicare's Enrollment Data Base, and the 2005 American Medical Association Physician Workforce file. Study Design This study used a longitudinal, nonexperimental design. Three annual observations (July 1, 2008–June 30, 2010) were available for each practice. We compared selected outcomes between practices with and those without NCQA PCMH recognition. Data Collection Methods Individual Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) beneficiaries and their claims and utilization data were assigned to PCMH or comparison practices based on where they received the plurality of evaluation and management services between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. Principal Findings Relative to the comparison group, total Medicare payments, acute care payments, and the number of emergency room visits declined after practices received NCQA PCMH recognition. The decline was larger for practices with sicker than average patients, primary care practices, and solo practices. Conclusions This study provides additional evidence about the potential of the PCMH model for reducing health care utilization and the cost of care. PMID:25077375

  7. Comparison of preventive care in Medicaid managed care and Medicaid fee for service in institutions and private practices.

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    Fairbrother, G; Hanson, K L; Butts, G C; Friedman, S

    2001-01-01

    To compare preventive screening for children in Medicaid managed care (MMC) with children in Medicaid fee for service (M-FFS) in private and institutional settings. The sample included randomly selected institutions and private practice physicians in New York City. Within setting, children in MMC and M-FFS were sampled randomly and charts reviewed for immunizations and lead and anemia screening. In both institutions and private practices, children enrolled in MMC appeared more likely to be up-to-date than their M-FFS counterparts for immunizations (institution, P private practice, P institution, P private practice, P institution, P private practice, P private physicians. When considering 10 different attributes of managed care plans, no clear pattern of association with better preventive care services was observed. The positive effect of managed care on preventive care services was largely explained by more visits and longer follow-up time; however, there were differences between institutions and private practices, with enrollment in MMC associated with some positive effect on screenings in private practices.

  8. Improving profitability in a fee for service pediatric dental private practice through internal marketing.

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    Nacht, E S

    1993-01-01

    To maximize your internal marketing, emphasize quality, services, and services added in your office. Your increased understanding of the needs and wants of your patients will be financially rewarding and gratifying.

  9. Comments on the Law on CSN Fees and Public Prices

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    Azuara, J. A.

    1999-01-01

    The article reviews the main modifications introduced by the Law on CSN Fees in the agency's financing system which is based on charging service rendering fees. The new regulations adjust the fees to the actual cost of services and lays down conditions for setting the fees in each case. (Author)

  10. 7 CFR 354.4 - User fees for certain domestic services.

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    ... be obtained from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine... 354.4 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE OVERTIME SERVICES RELATING TO IMPORTS AND EXPORTS; AND USER...

  11. Comparison of Traditional and Open-Access Appointment Scheduling for Exponentially Distributed Service Time

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    Chongjun Yan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper compares the performance measures of traditional appointment scheduling (AS with those of an open-access appointment scheduling (OA-AS system with exponentially distributed service time. A queueing model is formulated for the traditional AS system with no-show probability. The OA-AS models assume that all patients who call before the session begins will show up for the appointment on time. Two types of OA-AS systems are considered: with a same-session policy and with a same-or-next-session policy. Numerical results indicate that the superiority of OA-AS systems is not as obvious as those under deterministic scenarios. The same-session system has a threshold of relative waiting cost, after which the traditional system always has higher total costs, and the same-or-next-session system is always preferable, except when the no-show probability or the weight of patients’ waiting is low. It is concluded that open-access policies can be viewed as alternative approaches to mitigate the negative effects of no-show patients.

  12. Who benefits from removing user fees for facility-based delivery services? Evidence on socioeconomic differences from Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

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    McKinnon, Britt; Harper, Sam; Kaufman, Jay S

    2015-06-01

    Coverage of skilled delivery care has been increasing across most low-income countries; however, it remains far from universal and is very unequally distributed according to socioeconomic position. In an effort to increase coverage of skilled delivery care and reduce socioeconomic inequalities, governments of several countries in sub-Saharan Africa have recently adopted policies that remove user fees for facility-based delivery services. There is little rigorous evidence of the impact of these policies and few studies have examined effects on socioeconomic inequalities. This study investigates the impact of recent delivery fee exemption policies in Ghana, Senegal, and Sierra Leone on socioeconomic differences in the use of facility-based delivery services. Using Demographic and Health Survey data from nine sub-Saharan African countries, we evaluated the user fee policy changes using a difference-in-differences approach that accounts for underlying common secular trends and time invariant differences among countries, and allows for differential effects of the policy by socioeconomic position. Removing user fees was consistent with meaningful increases in facility deliveries across all categories of household wealth and maternal education. We found little evidence of differential effects of removing user fees across quartiles of household wealth, with increases of 5.4 facility deliveries per hundred live births (95% CI: 2.1, 8.8) among women in the poorest quartile and 6.8 per hundred live births (95% CI: 4.0, 9.7) for women in the richest quartile. However, our results suggest that educated women benefited more from removing user fees compared to women with no education. For women with at least some secondary education, the estimated effect was 8.6 facility deliveries per hundred live births (95% CI: 5.4, 11.9), but only 4.6 per hundred live births (95% CI: 2.2, 7.0) for women with no education (heterogeneity p-value = 0.04). Thus, while removing fees at the point

  13. 7 CFR 91.39 - Premium hourly fee rates for overtime and legal holiday service.

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    ...) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE... available from the Laboratory Manager or facility supervisor. [72 FR 15021, Mar. 30, 2007] ...

  14. Differences in Services and Fees for Management and Administration of Iraq Reconstruction Contracts

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    Warren, David; Childress, David; Salvatierra, George; Thompson, Chuck; Williams, Roger M

    2008-01-01

    ...), a field operating agency of the Air Force Civil Engineer, are two primary organizations providing project management and contract administration services for major Iraq reconstruction projects...

  15. Passenger Fee

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    Department of Homeland Security — TSA has implemented congressionally mandated security fees to help finance the increased cost of securing the nation's aviation transportation system. The revenue...

  16. 12 CFR 11.4 - Filing fees.

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    ... Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT DISCLOSURE RULES... part before it will accept the filing. The OCC provides an applicable fee schedule for such filings in the “Notice of Comptroller of the Currency Fees” described in 12 CFR 8.8. (b) Fees must be paid by...

  17. 7 CFR 70.78 - Fees or charges for grading service performed under cooperative agreement.

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    ...) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT OF 1946 AND THE EGG PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT (CONTINUED) VOLUNTARY GRADING OF POULTRY PRODUCTS AND RABBIT PRODUCTS Grading of Poultry...

  18. 7 CFR 58.46 - Fees for service performed under cooperative agreement.

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    ... MARKETING SERVICE (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT OF 1946 AND THE EGG PRODUCTS INSPECTION ACT... provided for by such agreement. Marking, Branding, and Identifying Product ...

  19. 10 CFR 170.31 - Schedule of fees for materials licenses and other regulatory services, including inspections, and...

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    ... production of accelerator-produced radionuclides. Application [Program Code(s): 03210] $6,500 4. Waste.... Users. Application $3,100 Inspections Full Cost C. Evaluation of security plans, route approvals, route... under the reciprocity provisions of 10 CFR 150.20. Application $1,800 17. Master materials licenses of...

  20. 77 FR 18907 - Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

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    ... charged to Mexican citizen minors who apply in Mexico, and whose parent or guardian already has a BCC or... system, which accounts for only traditional general-ledger- type costs such as salaries, supplies, travel... driver's license. In this simple scenario, every cost associated with that facility (the salaries of...

  1. 75 FR 14111 - Schedule of Fees for Consular Services, Department of State and Overseas Embassies and Consulates

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    ... peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a person might engage in multiple activities: grocery shopping...: grocery shopping, for example, requires gas to drive to the store, time to make the trip, and money to buy... its facilities and infrastructure costs years before a facility comes online. Even if demand changes...

  2. 75 FR 17281 - Changes in Hourly Fee Rates for Science and Technology Laboratory Services-Fiscal Years 2010-2012

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    2010-04-06

    ... equipment, training, trash and hazardous waste disposal, travel and transportation costs. There have been... Small Business Administration (13 CFR 121.201). The increases in annual hourly fee rates as stated will...

  3. Challenges of Decentralized, Farmer-Led and Fee-For-Service ...

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    Agricultural extension services are crucial for the rapid spread of research results to farmers and for transmitting information about farmers' needs, circumstances, and problems to researchers. In developing countries, public extension organizations are dominant. These public extension systems are often inadequately ...

  4. Potentials of fee-based library services in Nigeria: with a case report ...

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    Libraries have traditionally been custodians of information which are provided free of charge to users. Recent decline in funds to libraries and the change in the concept of information from a free resource to a marketable resource in the information age have necessitated the re-evaluation of free services in the libraries.

  5. 12 CFR 622.106 - Service of subpoena and payment of witness fees.

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    2010-01-01

    .... (b) Motions to quash. Any person to whom a subpoena is directed may, prior to the time specified... Board, determines in his, her, or its discretion, to be just, reasonable, and proper. ... PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE Rules and Procedures Applicable to Formal Investigations § 622.106 Service of...

  6. Trends in Medicaid physician fees, 2003-2008.

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    Zuckerman, Stephen; Williams, Aimee F; Stockley, Karen E

    2009-01-01

    Medicaid physician fees increased 15.1 percent, on average, between 2003 and 2008. This was below the general rate of inflation, resulting in a reduction in real fees. Only primary care fees grew at the rate of inflation-20 percent between 2003 and 2008. However, because of slow growth in Medicare fees, Medicaid fees closed a small portion of their ongoing gap relative to Medicare-growing from 69 percent to 72 percent of Medicare. The increase in Medicaid fees relative to Medicare fees resulted from relative increases for primary care and obstetrical services, but not for other services.

  7. Provider Experiences with Chronic Care Management (CCM) Services and Fees: A Qualitative Research Study.

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    O'Malley, Ann S; Sarwar, Rumin; Keith, Rosalind; Balke, Patrick; Ma, Sai; McCall, Nancy

    2017-12-01

    Support for ongoing care management and coordination between office visits for patients with multiple chronic conditions has been inadequate. In January 2015, Medicare introduced the Chronic Care Management (CCM) payment policy, which reimburses providers for CCM activities for Medicare beneficiaries occurring outside of office visits. To explore the experiences, facilitators, and challenges of practices providing CCM services, and their implications going forward. Semi-structured telephone interviews from January to April 2016 with 71 respondents. Sixty billing and non-billing providers and practice staff knowledgeable about their practices' CCM services, and 11 professional society representatives. Practice respondents noted that most patients expressed positive views of CCM services. Practice respondents also perceived several patient benefits, including improved adherence to treatment, access to care team members, satisfaction, care continuity, and care coordination. Facilitators of CCM provision included having an in-practice care manager, patient-centered medical home recognition, experience developing care plans, patient trust in their provider, and supplemental insurance to cover CCM copayments. Most billing practices reported few problems obtaining patients' consent for CCM, though providers felt that CMS could better facilitate consent by marketing CCM's goals to beneficiaries. Barriers reported by professional society representatives and by billing and non-billing providers included inadequacy of CCM payments to cover upfront investments for staffing, workflow modification, and time needed to manage complex patients. Other barriers included inadequate infrastructure for health information exchange with other providers and limited electronic health record capabilities for documenting and updating care plans. Practices owned by hospital systems and large medical groups faced greater bureaucracy in implementing CCM than did smaller, independent practices

  8. Successful Implementation of Six Sigma to Schedule Student Staffing for Circulation Service Desks

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    Jankowski, Janiece

    2013-01-01

    In fall of 2011 the University at Buffalo Libraries circulation department undertook Six Sigma training for the purpose of overhauling its student scheduling process. The department was able to mitigate significant staffing budgetary reductions and resource reallocations and to overcome the unique challenges of scheduling student labor for a…

  9. Risk-constrained dynamic self-scheduling of a pumped-storage plant in the energy and ancillary service markets

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    Kazempour, S. Jalal; Moghaddam, M. Parsa; Haghifam, M.R.; Yousefi, G.R.

    2009-01-01

    This work addresses a new framework for self-scheduling of an individual price-taker pumped-storage plant in a day-ahead (DA) market. The goal is achieving the best trade-off between the expected profit and the risks when the plant participates in DA energy, spinning reserve and regulation markets. In this paper, a set of uncertainties including price forecasting errors and also the uncertainty of power delivery requests in the ancillary service markets are contemplated. Considering these uncertainties, a new approach is proposed which is called dynamic self-scheduling (DSS). This risk-constrained dynamic self-scheduling problem is therefore formulated and solved as a mixed integer programming (MIP) problem. Numerical results for a case study are discussed. (author)

  10. Scheduling Operative Surgical Services to Recover CHAMPUS Surgical Procedures at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky

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    number of deliveries and cesarean sections. Similarly, the number of circumcisions performed under CHAMPUS 50 attributable to the urology service...for accurate scheduling: case length and physician history . More in depth information is needed about the duration of each procedure. Currently, all...4,050.30 $2,025.15 89 TOT AVE CODE PROCEDURE CASES COST COST 7359 OTH MANUALLY ASSISTED DELIVERY 49 $150,376.79 $3,068.91 736 EPISIOTOMY 36 $96,595.63

  11. An Efficient Uplink Scheduling Algorithm with Variable Grant-Interval for VoIP Service in BWA Systems

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    Oh, Sung-Min; Cho, Sunghyun; Kim, Jae-Hyun; Kwun, Jonghyung

    This letter proposes an efficient uplink scheduling algorithm for the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service with variable frame-duration according to the voice activity in IEEE 802.16e/m systems. The proposed algorithm dynamically changes the grant-interval to save the uplink bandwidth, and it uses the random access scheme when the voice activity changes from silent-period to talk-spurt. Numerical results show that the proposed algorithm can increase the VoIP capacity by 26 percent compared to the conventional extended real-time polling service (ertPS).

  12. Patient experience in primary care: association with patient, physician and practice characteristics in a fee-for-service system.

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    Cohidon, Christine; Wild, Pascal; Senn, Nicolas

    2018-04-03

    Nowadays we typically use patient experience as a quality of care indicator, although this has some limitations. The aim of this study was to investigate to what extent patient, physician and practice characteristics were associated with patient-reported experience of care in the major dimensions in family medicine in a fee-for-service system. The data came from the Swiss part of the Quality and Costs of Primary Care (QUALICOPC) study, an international cross-sectional survey. A random sample of 194 Swiss family physicians and 1540 of their patients were included in this analysis. We assessed patient experience using three scores characterising access, communication and continuity-coordination. Multilevel statistical methods were used to analyse these scores based on patient-level, physician-level and practice-level factors. Poor experience of access was associated with poor health (incidence rate ratio [IRR] 1.91, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.54-2.55) but was lower among older patients (IRR 0.75, 95% CI 0.63-0.88). Experience of access was also reported as poorer in urban areas and in practices including other paramedical professionals (besides medical assistants) (IRR 1.27, 95% CI 1.06-1.51). Communication was reported as poorer in practices where physicians achieve greater daily face-to-face consultations (IRR 1.16, 95% CI 1.08-1.25) and in patients reporting higher incomes (IRR 1.24, 95% CI 1.01-1.52). Additionally, younger patients reported poorer continuity-coordination experience. In the continuity-coordination domain, patient experience appeared better in group practices (including other family physicians) and in those of physicians with a greater weekly workload in terms of hours. Finally, we found experience of communication and continuity better in the French-speaking area than German-speaking area of Switzerland. In this study, we found that patient experience in family medicine in Switzerland was very good for all domains studied; access, family

  13. 76 FR 23502 - Fee-Generating Cases

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  14. 42 CFR 3.522 - Fees.

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    ... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Fees. 3.522 Section 3.522 Public Health PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES GENERAL PROVISIONS PATIENT SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS AND PATIENT SAFETY WORK PRODUCT Enforcement Program § 3.522 Fees. The party requesting a subpoena must...

  15. Association of Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations vs traditional Medicare fee for service with spending, utilization, and patient experience.

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    Nyweide, David J; Lee, Woolton; Cuerdon, Timothy T; Pham, Hoangmai H; Cox, Megan; Rajkumar, Rahul; Conway, Patrick H

    2015-06-02

    The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model aims to drive health care organizations to reduce expenditures while improving quality for fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare beneficiaries. To determine whether FFS beneficiaries aligned with Pioneer ACOs had smaller increases in spending and utilization than other FFS beneficiaries while retaining similar levels of care satisfaction in the first 2 years of the Pioneer ACO Model. Participants were FFS Medicare beneficiaries aligned with 32 ACOs (n = 675,712 in 2012; n = 806,258 in 2013) and a comparison group of alignment-eligible beneficiaries in the same markets (n = 13,203,694 in 2012; n = 12,134,154 in 2013). Analyses comprised difference-in-differences multivariable regression with Oaxaca-Blinder reweighting to model expenditure and utilization outcomes over a 2-year performance period (2012-2013) and 2-year baseline period (2010-2011) as well as adjusted analyses of Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems (CAHPS) survey responses among random samples of beneficiaries in Pioneer ACOs (n = 13,097), FFS (n = 116,255), or Medicare Advantage (n = 203,736) for 2012 care. Beneficiary alignment with a Pioneer ACO in 2012 or 2013. Medicare spending, utilization, and CAHPS domain scores. Total spending for beneficiaries aligned with Pioneer ACOs in 2012 or 2013 increased from baseline to a lesser degree relative to comparison populations. Differential changes in spending were approximately -$35.62 (95% CI, -$40.12 to -$31.12) per-beneficiary-per-month (PBPM) in 2012 and -$11.18 (95% CI, -$15.84 to -$6.51) PBPM in 2013, which amounted to aggregate reductions in increases of approximately -$280 (95% CI, -$315 to -$244) million in 2012 and -$105 (95% CI, -$148 to -$61) million in 2013. Inpatient spending showed the largest differential change of any spending category (-$14.40 [95% CI, -$17.31 to -$11.49] PBPM in 2012; -$6.46 [95% CI, -$9.26 to -$3.66] PBPM in 2013). Changes in

  16. 47 CFR 1.1160 - Refunds of regulatory fees.

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    ... Statutory Charges and Procedures for Payment § 1.1160 Refunds of regulatory fees. (a) Regulatory fees will... other authorization useless; (ii) When a licensee in the wireless radio service surrenders the license...

  17. 15 CFR 200.114 - Fees and bills.

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    ... tolerance on standards submitted for verification, and related matters. (b) The minimum fee for any service... customer's device. Fees for calibrations or tests include the cost of preparation of an NIST report...

  18. Scheduling Trucks in a Cross-Dock with Mixed Service Mode Dock Doors

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    Bodnar, Peter; Azadeh, Kaveh; Koster, René de

    2017-01-01

    The problem considered in this paper is how to schedule inbound and outbound trucks subject to time windows at a multidoor cross-dock. Dock doors can either be dedicated to inbound or outbound trucks or be capable of handling both truck types. In addition, loads are allowed to be temporarily buff...

  19. Author fees for online publication

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    Like the journals themselves, AGU publication fees have been restructured to accommodate the new online, publish-as-ready approach. The new fee structure is based on authors' providing electronic files of their text and art in acceptable formats (Word, WordPerfect, and LaTeX for text, and .eps or .tif for digital art). However, if you are unable to supply electronic files, you can opt for a higher-charge, full-service route in which AGU will create electronic files from hard copy. All authors for AGU journals are expected to support the journal archive through fees based on number as well as size of article files. The revenue from these fees is set aside for the "Perpetual Care Trust Fund," which will support the migration of the journal archive to new formats or media as technology changes. For several journals, excess length fees remain in place to encourage submission of concisely written articles. During this first transition year, most author fees are based on the number of print page equivalents (pdf) in an article; in the future, however, charges are expected to be associated with file size. The specific fees for each journal are posted on AGU's Web site under Publications-Tools for Authors.

  20. Integrated Optimization of Service-Oriented Train Plan and Schedule on Intercity Rail Network with Varying Demand

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    Wenliang Zhou

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available For a better service level of a train operating plan, we propose an integrated optimization method of train planning and train scheduling, which generally are optimized, respectively. Based on the cost analysis of both passengers travelling and enterprises operation, and the constraint analysis of trains operation, we construct a multiobjective function and build an integrated optimization model with the aim of reducing both passenger travel costs and enterprise operating costs. Then, a solving algorithm is established based on the simulated annealing algorithm. Finally, using as an example the Changzhutan intercity rail network, as an example we analyze the optimized results and the influence of the model parameters on the results.

  1. The Application of GeneXpert MTB/RIF for Smear-Negative TB Diagnosis as a Fee-Paying Service at a South Asian General Hospital

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    Poojan Shrestha

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay (Xpert is a novel automated diagnostic tool for tuberculosis but its optimal placement in the healthcare system has not been determined. The objective of this study was to determine the possibility of additional case detection for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB by offering Xpert to smear-negative patients in a low-HIV burden setting with no Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb. culture facilities. Patients routinely presenting with symptoms suggestive of PTB with negative smears were offered single Xpert test on a fee-paying basis. Data were retrospectively reviewed to determine case detection in patients tested from February to December 2013. Symptoms associated with a positive test were analysed to determine if refinement of clinical criteria would reduce unnecessary testing. 258 smear-negative patients were included and M.tb. was detected in 55 (21.32%, n=55/258. Using standard clinical assessment for selection, testing 5 patients detected one case of smear-negative PTB. These results demonstrate that fee-paying Xpert service in low-income setting can increase TB case confirmation substantially and further systematic studies of health economic implications should be conducted to determine optimal implementation models to increase access to Xpert in low- and middle-income countries.

  2. The Application of GeneXpert MTB/RIF for Smear-Negative TB Diagnosis as a Fee-Paying Service at a South Asian General Hospital

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    Arjyal, Amit; Caws, Maxine; Prajapati, Krishna Govinda; Karkey, Abhilasha; Dongol, Sabina; Pathak, Saruna; Prajapati, Shanti; Basnyat, Buddha

    2015-01-01

    The GeneXpert MTB/RIF assay (Xpert) is a novel automated diagnostic tool for tuberculosis but its optimal placement in the healthcare system has not been determined. The objective of this study was to determine the possibility of additional case detection for pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) by offering Xpert to smear-negative patients in a low-HIV burden setting with no Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.) culture facilities. Patients routinely presenting with symptoms suggestive of PTB with negative smears were offered single Xpert test on a fee-paying basis. Data were retrospectively reviewed to determine case detection in patients tested from February to December 2013. Symptoms associated with a positive test were analysed to determine if refinement of clinical criteria would reduce unnecessary testing. 258 smear-negative patients were included and M.tb. was detected in 55 (21.32%, n = 55/258). Using standard clinical assessment for selection, testing 5 patients detected one case of smear-negative PTB. These results demonstrate that fee-paying Xpert service in low-income setting can increase TB case confirmation substantially and further systematic studies of health economic implications should be conducted to determine optimal implementation models to increase access to Xpert in low- and middle-income countries. PMID:25949825

  3. Task scheduler and service subsystem for the common node of a distributed function laboratory computer network

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    Stubblefield, F.W.; Dimmler, D.G.

    1976-01-01

    In a functionally distributed computer system, the system function is partitioned into less complex functions which reside at decreasing functional hierarchy levels. At some point in the partitioning process, all software and hardware required to implement an identified function are confined to a node of the system. The type of hardware elements and the form of the software required at the node are determined by the node function. This principle is illustrated in the case of a task scheduler for the common node of a distributed function laboratory computer system having a star-like configuration

  4. 37 CFR 6.1 - International schedule of classes of goods and services.

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    .... 21. Household or kitchen utensils and containers; combs and sponges; brushes (except paint brushes... design relating thereto; industrial analysis and research services; design and development of computer...

  5. 75 FR 15687 - Safety and Security Equipment and Services Trade Mission to Brazil

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    ... selected to participate in the mission from the applicant pool. The target participants will include U.S... business size. The dual pricing reflects the Commercial Service's user fee schedule that became effective... Suitability of the company's products or services to the target sectors and markets; Applicant's potential for...

  6. Improving the quality of e-commerce web service: what is important for the request scheduling algorithm?

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    Suchacka, Grazyna

    2005-02-01

    The paper concerns a new research area that is Quality of Web Service (QoWS). The need for QoWS is motivated by a still growing number of Internet users, by a steady development and diversification of Web services, and especially by popularization of e-commerce applications. The goal of the paper is a critical analysis of the literature concerning scheduling algorithms for e-commerce Web servers. The paper characterizes factors affecting the load of the Web servers and discusses ways of improving their efficiency. Crucial QoWS requirements of the business Web server are identified: serving requests before their individual deadlines, supporting user session integrity, supporting different classes of users and minimizing a number of rejected requests. It is justified that meeting these requirements and implementing them in an admission control (AC) and scheduling algorithm for the business Web server is crucial to the functioning of e-commerce Web sites and revenue generated by them. The paper presents results of the literature analysis and discusses algorithms that implement these important QoWS requirements. The analysis showed that very few algorithms take into consideration the above mentioned factors and that there is a need for designing an algorithm implementing them.

  7. Special immunobiologicals’ schedule applied to infants at a reference service in Ceará

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    Joselany Áfio Caetano

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To analyze the vaccine schedule for preterm infants in a program of special immunobiologicals. Methods: A documental study conducted at a Reference Center of Special Immunobiologicals (CREATE situated in a general hospital of tertiary care in pediatrics. The sample consisted of 112 newborns with gestational age below 37 weeks and weighing less than 2500g, suitable for vaccination, assisted in 2006-2007. Data collection was done from registration forms, reference records and registers of control of special immunobiologicals’ administration, in year 2008. Results: The results showed that 22 (20% newborns were weighing between 1000 and 1499g. Regarding gestational age, 39 (35% were born between 30 and 34 weeks of pregnancy. Most proceeded from public institutions, 37 (69%. The vaccination schedule of most children, 68 (61%, was incomplete. The main clinical indications for special immunobiologicals were prematurity and bronchopulmonary dysplasia. It was observed that 89% (n = 100 of preterm infants received the pneumococcal vaccine (Prevenar. For preterm infants who were at risk of developing serious events related to the tetravalent vaccine, it was elected the scheme Prevenar + DTPa + Hib. Simultaneous administration of meningococcal conjugate vaccines - C (MncC with Prevenar was indicated for candidates for cochlear implants. Conclusion: The integral care to the preterm newborn involves early immunization, that is, the one that starts in the neonatal unit, and requires the inclusion of special immunobiologicals, which should be criteriously recommended.

  8. The impact of scheduling on service reliability : Trip-time determination and holding points in long-headway services

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    Van Oort, N.; Boterman, J.W.; Van Nes, R.

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents research on optimizing service reliability of longheadway services in urban public transport. Setting the driving time, and thus the departure time at stops, is an important decision when optimizing reliability in urban public transport. The choice of the percentile out of

  9. 32 CFR 321.11 - Fees.

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    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fees. 321.11 Section 321.11 National Defense Department of Defense (Continued) OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (CONTINUED) PRIVACY PROGRAM DEFENSE SECURITY SERVICE PRIVACY PROGRAM § 321.11 Fees. Individuals may request copies for retention of any...

  10. 18 CFR 3b.223 - Fees.

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    ... INFORMATION Rules for Disclosure of Records § 3b.223 Fees. (a) Fees will be charged for the direct cost of... practicable, self-service duplication of requested documents may also be made on duplicating machines by the... to determine if they fall within the disclosure requirements of this part; and (3) When the system...

  11. 48 CFR 871.206 - Other fees and charges.

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    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Other fees and charges... Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service 871.206 Other fees and charges. VA may pay fees and other charges that are not prescribed by law but are required by nongovernmental organizations, such as...

  12. 24 CFR 214.313 - Housing counseling fees.

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Housing counseling fees. 214.313... HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAM Program Administration § 214.313 Housing counseling fees. (a) Participating agencies may charge reasonable and customary fees for housing education and counseling services, as long as...

  13. 50 CFR 14.94 - What fees apply to me?

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    ... Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR TAKING... IMPORTATION, EXPORTATION, AND TRANSPORTATION OF WILDLIFE Import/Export Licenses and Inspection Fees § 14.94 What fees apply to me? (a) Import/export license application fees. You must pay the application and...

  14. 28 CFR 505.3 - Inmates exempted from fee assessment.

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    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Inmates exempted from fee assessment. 505... AND ADMINISTRATION COST OF INCARCERATION FEE § 505.3 Inmates exempted from fee assessment. Inmates who began service of sentence before January 1, 1995, or who have had a fine either imposed or expressly...

  15. 37 CFR 211.3 - Mask work fees.

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    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Mask work fees. 211.3 Section... PROCEDURES MASK WORK PROTECTION § 211.3 Mask work fees. (a) Section 201.3 of this chapter prescribes the fees or charges established by the Register of Copyrights for services relating to mask works. (b) Section...

  16. 14 CFR 187.15 - Payment of fees.

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    ... REGULATIONS FEES § 187.15 Payment of fees. (a) The fees of this part are payable to the Federal Aviation Administration by check, money order, wire transfers, draft, payable in U.S. currency and drawn on a U.S. bank, or by credit card payable in U.S. currency, prior to the provision of any service under this part. (b...

  17. Custos dos Serviços de Não-auditoria (SNA das Maiores Empresas Brasileiras = Non-audit service (SNA fees in the biggest brazilian companies

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    identify elements that characterize groups of firms with different SNA fees analysis of variance was used, evaluating variables from the total assets, equity, net income and external audit services – SAE fees. The results show that most SNAare used by companies to audit tax (31%. Moreover, the audit SOX holds a significant cost, representing 16% of total SNA, but there is a low incidence, which can be justified by a concern with recent corporate governance. One concern with the disclosure of SNA can arise because 50% of the costs evidenced by the companies comprising the group "other services" and the types of services that are part of this group are not explained. In addition, information inconsistencies were found between RF and RA in 35% of the companies. Concerning the cost variable of SNA, this study provides evidence that the highest SNA fees were evidenced by the sample companies which evidenced the highest SAE fees.

  18. 31 CFR 321.23 - Paying agent fees and charges.

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  20. 36 CFR 902.82 - Fee schedule.

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    ..., an institution of graduate higher education, an institution of undergraduate higher education, an institution of professional education, and an institution of vocational education, which operates a program or... examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Moreover, as traditional methods of news delivery evolve (e...

  1. A hybrid expert system, clustering and ant colony optimization approach for scheduling and routing problem in courier services

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    Eduyn López-Santana

    2018-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the problem of scheduling and routing workers in a courier service to deliver packages for a set of geographically distributed customers and, on a specific date and time window. The crew of workers has a limited capacity and a time window that represents their labor length. The problem deals with a combination of multiples variants of the vehicle routing problem as capacity, multiple periods, time windows, due dates and distance as constraints. Since in the courier services the demands could be of hundreds or thousands of packages to be delivered, the problem is computationally unmanageable. We present a three-phase solution approach. In the first phase, a scheduling model determines the visit date for each customer in the planning horizon by considering the release date, due date to visit and travel times. We use an expert system based on the know-how of the courier service, which uses an inference engine that works as a rule interpreter. In the second phase, a clustering model assigns, for each period, customers to workers according to the travel times, maximum load capacity and customer’s time windows. We use a centroid based and sweep algorithms to solve the resulted problem. Finally, in the third phase, a routing model finds the order in which each worker will visit all customers taking into account their time windows and worker’s available time. To solve the routing problem we use an Ant Colony Optimization metaheuristic. We present some numerical results using a case study, in which the proposed method of this paper finds better results in comparison with the current method used in the case study

  2. Schedule Analytics

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    2016-04-30

    led several cost research initiatives in cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, and agile development and various independent schedule...and he supports DoD and federal acquisition efforts with a focus on rapid and agile practices to speed solutions with the lowest practical program...assessment, and risk management to control cost and deliver on time. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) assessment of 86 programs that made up the

  3. Stochastic scheduling of aggregators of plug-in electric vehicles for participation in energy and ancillary service markets

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    Alipour, Manijeh; Mohammadi-Ivatloo, Behnam; Moradi-Dalvand, Mohammad; Zare, Kazem

    2017-01-01

    Plug-in electric vehicles are expected to play a major role in the transportation system as the environmental problems and energy crisis are being more and more urgent recently. Implementing a large number of vehicles with proper control could bring an opportunity of large storage and flexibility for power systems. The plug-in electric vehicle aggregator is responsible for providing power and controlling the charging pattern of the plug-in electric vehicles under its contracted area. This paper deals with the problem of optimal scheduling problem of plug-in electric vehicle aggregators in electricity market considering the uncertainties of market prices, availability of vehicles and status of being called by the ISO in the reserve market. The impact of the market price and reserve market uncertainties on the electric vehicle scheduling problem is characterized through a stochastic programming framework. The objective of the aggregator is to maximize its profit by charging the plug-in electric vehicles on the low price time intervals as well as participating in ancillary service markets. The operational constraints of plug-in electric vehicles and constraints of vehicle to grid are modeled in the proposed framework. An illustrative example is provided to confirm the performance of the proposed model. - Highlights: • Optimal scheduling of vehicle aggregators in electricity market has been addressed. • The operational constraints of plug-in vehicle to grid are considered. • The uncertainties of calling status in reserve market and market prices are modeled. • Vehicles' driving patterns and availability uncertainty are modeled. • The effect of risk measure weight in the vehicle to grid model has been studied.

  4. Optimizing Air Transportation Service to Metroplex Airports. Par 2; Analysis Using the Airline Schedule Optimization Model (ASOM)

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    Donoue, George; Hoffman, Karla; Sherry, Lance; Ferguson, John; Kara, Abdul Qadar

    2010-01-01

    The air transportation system is a significant driver of the U.S. economy, providing safe, affordable, and rapid transportation. During the past three decades airspace and airport capacity has not grown in step with demand for air transportation; the failure to increase capacity at the same rate as the growth in demand results in unreliable service and systemic delay. This report describes the results of an analysis of airline strategic decision-making that affects geographic access, economic access, and airline finances, extending the analysis of these factors using historic data (from Part 1 of the report). The Airline Schedule Optimization Model (ASOM) was used to evaluate how exogenous factors (passenger demand, airline operating costs, and airport capacity limits) affect geographic access (markets-served, scheduled flights, aircraft size), economic access (airfares), airline finances (profit), and air transportation efficiency (aircraft size). This analysis captures the impact of the implementation of airport capacity limits, as well as the effect of increased hedged fuel prices, which serve as a proxy for increased costs per flight that might occur if auctions or congestion pricing are imposed; also incorporated are demand elasticity curves based on historical data that provide information about how passenger demand is affected by airfare changes.

  5. Enriching the Tactical Network Design of Express Service Carriers with Fleet Scheduling Characteristics

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    Meuffels, W.J.M.; Fleuren, H.A.; Cruijssen, F.C.A.M.; van Dam, E.R.

    2009-01-01

    Express service carriers provide time-guaranteed deliveries of parcels via a network consisting of nodes and hubs. In this, nodes take care of the collection and delivery of parcels, and hubs have the function to consolidate parcels in between the nodes. The tactical network design problem assigns

  6. Enriching the tactical network design of express service carriers with fleet scheduling characteristics

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    Meuffels, W.J.M.; Fleuren, H.A.; Cruijssen, F.C.A.M.; Dam, E.R.

    2010-01-01

    Express service carriers provide time-guaranteed deliveries of parcels via a network consisting of nodes and hubs. In this, nodes take care of the collection and delivery of parcels, and hubs have the function to consolidate parcels in between the nodes. The tactical network design problem assigns

  7. 18 CFR 35.13 - Filing of changes in rate schedules, tariffs or service agreements.

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    ... service data required by letter. The Director of the Office of Energy Market Regulation may, by letter... information is provided, the utility shall explain the importance of providing such information to support the... inventories and the target objectives, or between Period II objectives and Period I objectives. Nuclear fuel...

  8. On the types of franchise fees

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    Miljković Strahinja D.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available By accessing a franchising network at the moment of contracting a franchising agreement, a franchisor concedes the franchise package of rights to a franchisee. Making use of the benefits provided by business operations in a developed and market-recognizable franchise network, the franchisee has certain contractual obligations which are embodied in financial compensation to the franchisor. The franchisee is obliged to pay the franchisor certain fees, such as: 1 the initial franchise fee; 2 the continuing franchise fee and 3 the advertising fee. The initial franchise fee may be regarded as 'an entry fee', i.e. a ticket to a franchising network. The continual fee is an active revenue which allows a franchisor to finance the activities of rendering a wide range of services to a franchisee and, concurrently, to make profit. The advertising fee is paid to a franchisor by a franchisee for services rendered in the field of advertising business. In the author's opinion, the professional public in the country should pay considerable attention to this topic, with specific reference to the experiences of countries with developed franchising business practices.

  9. 7 CFR 53.19 - Payment of fees and other charges.

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    ... billing for fees and other charges for service the applicant shall remit by check, draft, or money order... Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards..., CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) Regulations Charges for Service § 53.19 Payment of fees and other charges. Fees...

  10. Influence of the freight transnational rail liner service on the train scheduling in case of major corridors

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    Mihaela POPA

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper we discuss several consequences of the freight transnational rail liner service on the rail corridor capacity. The Northern part of the IVth TEN-T corridor on Romanian territory has specific feature related to the passenger flows connecting important Romanian demographic and economic clusters, on one side, and on the other side, to its diagonal crossing aspect, from the Western border to the Constanta port, connecting the Central Europe countries to the Black Sea regions, which means that there are a lot of expectation in terms of this corridor rail capacity: this corridor will, be for a long time further, the single and first completed continuous upgraded and modernised rail corridor. Its utilization will necessarily be heterogeneously planned (meaning for passengers rapid trains and freight rapid trains, from domestic/internal market, but especially for external market of Romania. In this paper, we consider a simple mathematical model for the calculus of capacity in two different cases: for a homogeneous utilization, meaning that all trains have the same running speeds and for heterogeneous utilization, when the passenger trains have the higher speed and hence, the higher priority over the freight trains, even if some of them are freight transnational liner service. Special feature of liner rail service has to be considered (fixed schedule, no stops for passenger train advance. We draw several useful possible solutions to be considered in order to preserve the active corridor capacity, and to assure a smooth flow for the transnational liner services, which ultimately will enhance the rail attractiveness.

  11. Education fees – New forms

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    2015-01-01

    The application forms for the payment of education fees have been updated and are now available in the Admin e-guide (under the “Useful Documents” heading):   Payment of education fees (including language course fees) – AC12A (form to be used by staff members recruited before 1 January 2007, with the exception of former “local staff”).   Payment of education fees – AC12B (form to be used by staff members recruited on or after 1 January 2007, by fellows, scientific associates and guest professors and by former “local staff” whose contracts started before 1 January 2007). The Education Fees service will continue to accept the old forms until the end of the current academic year, i.e. until 31 August 2015. Members of the personnel are reminded that any false declaration or failure to declare information with a view to deceiving others or achieving a gain that would result in a financial loss for CERN or...

  12. Optimal Scheduling of an Regional Integrated Energy System with Energy Storage Systems for Service Regulation

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    2018-01-01

    Full Text Available Ancillary services are critical to maintaining the safe and stable operation of power systems that contain a high penetration level of renewable energy resources. As a high-quality regulation resource, the regional integrated energy system (RIES with energy storage system (ESS can effectively adjust the non-negligible frequency offset caused by the renewable energy integration into the power system, and help solve the problem of power system frequency stability. In this paper, the optimization model aiming at regional integrated energy system as a participant in the regulation market based on pay-for-performance is established. Meanwhile YALMIP + CPLEX is used to simulate and analyze the total operating cost under different dispatch modes. This paper uses the actual operation model of the PJM regulation market to guide the optimal allocation of regulation resource in the regional integrated energy system, and provides a balance between the power trading revenue and regulation market revenue in order to achieve the maximum profit.

  13. [Financial analysis of a department of general surgery in a French hospital. The new "fee-for-service" reimbursement system results in a high deficit for emergency care].

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    Burdy, G; Dalban-Sillas, B; Leclerc, C; Bonnaventure, F; Roullet Audy, J-C; Frileux, P

    2009-10-01

    The aim of this study was to perform a detailed analysis of income and expense in a department of general surgery in a French hospital under the new system of funding based on a "fee-for-service" principle. All hospital stays of year 2006 were analysed retrospectively. The conditions of admission (elective vs. emergency), the principal diagnosis, and surgical procedures were examined. We determined hospital costs and the reimbursement for every admission. One thousand nine hundred and eighty-five hospitalizations generated an income of 8Meuros with a deficit of 1.3Meuros. The 775 elective admissions generated 50% of the income and 13% of the deficit (178,562euros). Seven hundred and forty-nine emergency admissions generated 45% of the income and 82% of deficit (1.1Meuros). Four hundred and sixty-one admissions for endoscopy generated 5% of the income and 5% of the deficit (67,249euros). Hospital stays of less than two days (the minimum duration of stay for total reimbursement) caused a loss of 122,624euros. Length of hospital stay below the lower limit caused a loss of 42,850euros. Elective surgical activity in digestive surgery can generate a balanced budget provided the length of hospital stay is reduced to the minimum, sometimes to the detriment of patient comfort. Emergency admissions result in a large deficit between cost and reimbursement; this fact may lead hospitals to avoid emergency activity in the future unless appropriate remedial measures are taken.

  14. EDUCATION FEES

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    2002-01-01

    The Human Resources Division wishes to remind members of the personnel that, according to Article R IV 1.13 of the Staff Regulations, the amount of any financial benefit linked to education fees received from a source outside the Organization is deducted from the benefits paid by the Organization. Similarly, housing benefit, allowances or any other contributions towards the cost of accommodation shall also be deducted from the amount paid by CERN. The Human Resources Division also wishes to draw the attention of members of the personnel to the provisions of Article R IV 1.24 (Journey expenses) which state: 'Three times per period of two years the Organization shall reimburse the journey expenses in respect of each child covered by the provisions of Article R A 8.01 a) for the return trip between the duty station of the member of the personnel and the educational establishment.' Members of the personnel are reminded that the ticket or proof of payment of th...

  15. 20 CFR 10.807 - How are payments for particular services calculated?

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    2010-04-01

    ...' COMPENSATION ACT, AS AMENDED Information for Medical Providers Medical Fee Schedule § 10.807 How are payments... relative per capita cost of medical care in a locality using information about enrollment and medical cost... malpractice insurance (M), and the dollar value assigned to one unit in that category of service (surgery) is...

  16. 78 FR 60208 - Oil and Gas and Sulphur Operations in the Outer Continental Shelf-Adjustment of Service Fees

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    2013-10-01

    ... (OMB) Circular A-25. Under DOI's implementing policy, BSEE is required to charge the full cost for... produced, final goods and services in the economy for the designated year (e.g., 2012), as contained in the... economy. It will not adversely affect in a material way the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the...

  17. 75 FR 21536 - Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2010

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    2010-04-26

    ... 5 B. Regulatory Fee Obligations for Digital Full Service 7 Television Broadcasters C. Regulatory Fee Obligations for Digital Low Power, 8 Class A, and TV Translators/Boosters D. Commercial Mobile Radio Service... divide the FY 2010 amount by the number of estimated payment units in each fee category to determine the...

  18. 75 FR 71548 - Clarification of the Post Office Box Lock Replacement Fee

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    2010-11-24

    ... POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 111 Clarification of the Post Office Box Lock Replacement Fee AGENCY... of the lock replacement fee for Post Office TM boxes to reflect current practice. DATES: January 2... Standards for Domestic Mailing Services (75 FR 39477-39492). The applicability of the lock replacement fee...

  19. 36 CFR 223.280 - Waiver of fees and/or fair market value.

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    2010-07-01

    ... fees and/or fair market value. The Forest Service waives the collection of fees otherwise required... 36 Parks, Forests, and Public Property 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Waiver of fees and/or fair market value. 223.280 Section 223.280 Parks, Forests, and Public Property FOREST SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF...

  20. 76 FR 40849 - Post Office (PO) Box Fee Groups for Merged Locations

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    2011-07-12

    ... 111 Post Office (PO) Box Fee Groups for Merged Locations AGENCY: Postal Service. TM ACTION: Proposed... Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM ) 508.4 to allow Post Office TM (PO) Box fee groups to be merged due to... , with a subject line of ``PO Box Fee Group for Merged Locations.'' Faxed comments are not accepted. FOR...

  1. Practice Expenses in the MFS: The Service-Class Approach

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    Latimer, Eric A.; Kane, Nancy M.

    1995-01-01

    The practice expense component of the Medicare fee schedule (MFS), which is currently based on historical charges and rewards physician procedures at the expense of cognitive services, is due to be changed by January 1, 1998. The Physician Payment Review Commission (PPRC) and others have proposed microcosting direct costs and allocating all indirect costs on a common basis, such as physician time or work plus direct costs. Without altering the treatment of direct costs, the service-class appr...

  2. Federal fees and contracts for storage and disposal of spent LWR fuel

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    Clark, H.J.

    1979-01-01

    The methodology for establishing a fee for federal spent fuel storage and disposal services is explained along with a presentation of the cost centers and cost data used to calculate the fee. Results of the initial fee calculation and the attendant sensitivity studies are also reviewed. The current status of the fee update is presented. The content of the proposed contract for federal services is briefly reviewed

  3. 42 CFR 447.76 - Public schedule.

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    2010-10-01

    ... charge. (6) A list of hospitals charging alternative cost sharing for non-emergency use of the emergency...) MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS PAYMENTS FOR SERVICES Payments: General Provisions Alternative Premiums and...) Current premiums, enrollment fees, or similar fees. (2) Current cost sharing charges. (3) The aggregate...

  4. CMS Records Schedule

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — The CMS Records Schedule provides disposition authorizations approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for CMS program-related records...

  5. Cost Effectiveness of Genotype-Guided Warfarin Dosing in Patients with Mechanical Heart Valve Replacement Under the Fee-for-Service System.

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    Kim, Dong-Jin; Kim, Ho-Sook; Oh, Minkyung; Kim, Eun-Young; Shin, Jae-Gook

    2017-10-01

    Although studies assessing the cost effectiveness of genotype-guided warfarin dosing for the management of atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism have been reported, no publications have addressed genotype-guided warfarin therapy in mechanical heart valve replacement (MHVR) patients or genotype-guided warfarin therapy under the fee-for-service (FFS) insurance system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost effectiveness of genotype-guided warfarin dosing in patients with MHVR under the FFS system from the Korea healthcare sector perspective. A decision-analytic Markov model was developed to evaluate the cost effectiveness of genotype-guided warfarin dosing compared with standard dosing. Estimates of clinical adverse event rates and health state utilities were derived from the published literature. The outcome measure was the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). One-way and probabilistic sensitivity analyses were performed to explore the range of plausible results. In a base-case analysis, genotype-guided warfarin dosing was associated with marginally higher QALYs than standard warfarin dosing (6.088 vs. 6.083, respectively), at a slightly higher cost (US$6.8) (year 2016 values). The ICER was US$1356.2 per QALY gained. In probabilistic sensitivity analysis, there was an 82.7% probability that genotype-guided dosing was dominant compared with standard dosing, and a 99.8% probability that it was cost effective at a willingness-to-pay threshold of US$50,000 per QALY gained. Compared with only standard warfarin therapy, genotype-guided warfarin dosing was cost effective in MHVR patients under the FFS insurance system.

  6. Tuition Fees, as User Prices, and Private Incentives

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    Economides, George; Philippopoulos, Apostolis; Sakkas, Stelios

    2016-01-01

    This paper studies the aggregate and distributional implications of introducing tuition fees for public education services into a tax system with income and consumption taxes. The setup is a neoclassical growth model where agents differ in capital holdings. We show that the introduction of tuition fees (a) improves individual incentives to work and/or save and (b) can be both efficient and equitable. The focus is on the role of tuition fees as an extra price and how this affects private incen...

  7. 32 CFR 516.78 - Status, fees, and expenses.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Status, fees, and expenses. 516.78 Section 516.78..., and expenses. (a) Soldiers who are required to comply with summons to serve on state or local juries... authorities and their servicing finance and accounting activity to ensure that such jury fees are so deposited...

  8. 7 CFR 1779.29 - Fees and charges by lender.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fees and charges by lender. 1779.29 Section 1779.29 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (CONTINUED) WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL PROGRAMS GUARANTEED LOANS § 1779.29 Fees and charges by...

  9. 17 CFR 250.63 - Approval of reorganization fees.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Approval of reorganization... Reorganizations § 250.63 Approval of reorganization fees. All fees, expenses and remuneration, whether interim or final, to whomsoever paid for services rendered or to be rendered in connection with any reorganization...

  10. 12 CFR 611.1250 - Preliminary exit fee estimate.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Preliminary exit fee estimate. 611.1250 Section 611.1250 Banks and Banking FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION FARM CREDIT SYSTEM ORGANIZATION Termination of... services, studies, auditing, business planning, equity holder meetings, and application fees for the...

  11. 7 CFR 27.80 - Fees; classification, Micronaire, and supervision.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fees; classification, Micronaire, and supervision. 27... Classification and Micronaire § 27.80 Fees; classification, Micronaire, and supervision. For services rendered by... classification and Micronaire determination results certified on cotton class certificates.) (e) Supervision, by...

  12. Properties and service performance : Application of FeE460, a comparative investigation towards normalized, quenched and tempered, and thermomechanically treated steel types

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    Vuik, J.; Wortel, J. van

    1996-01-01

    In this summary, the items that have been investigated and the main results of the research contract 7210/KA/607-F1.3/88, 'Application of FeE460, a comparative investigation towards normalized, quenched and tempered, and thermomechanically treated steel types' are described. The steels mentioned

  13. Implementation of Fee-Free Maternal Health-Care Policy in Ghana: Perspectives of Users of Antenatal and Delivery Care Services From Public Health-Care Facilities in Accra.

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    Anafi, Patricia; Mprah, Wisdom K; Jackson, Allen M; Jacobson, Janelle J; Torres, Christopher M; Crow, Brent M; O'Rourke, Kathleen M

    2018-01-01

    In 2008, the government of Ghana implemented a national user fee maternal care exemption policy through the National Health Insurance Scheme to improve financial access to maternal health services and reduce maternal as well as perinatal deaths. Although evidence shows that there has been some success with this initiative, there are still issues relating to cost of care to beneficiaries of the initiative. A qualitative study, comprising 12 focus group discussions and 6 interviews, was conducted with 90 women in six selected urban neighborhoods in Accra, Ghana, to examine users' perspectives regarding the implementation of this policy initiative. Findings showed that direct cost of delivery care services was entirely free, but costs related to antenatal care services and indirect costs related to delivery care still limit the use of hospital-based midwifery and obstetric care. There was also misunderstanding about the initiative due to misinformation created by the government through the media.We recommend that issues related to both direct and indirect costs of antenatal and delivery care provided in public health-care facilities must be addressed to eliminate some of the lingering barriers relating to cost hindering the smooth operation and sustainability of the maternal care fee exemption policy.

  14. 76 FR 44014 - Generic Drug User Fee; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

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    2011-07-22

    ... generic drug user fees. New legislation would be required for FDA to establish and collect user fees for... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0381] Generic Drug User Fee; Public Meeting; Request for Comments AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS...

  15. 31 CFR 594.512 - Payment of taxes and incidental fees to the Palestinian Authority.

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    2010-07-01

    ....512 Payment of taxes and incidental fees to the Palestinian Authority. Effective April 12, 2006, U.S. persons are authorized to pay taxes or fees to, and purchase or receive permits or public utility services... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Payment of taxes and incidental fees...

  16. 31 CFR 595.510 - Payment of taxes and incidental fees to the Palestinian Authority.

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    2010-07-01

    ... Payment of taxes and incidental fees to the Palestinian Authority. Effective April 12, 2006, U.S. persons are authorized to pay taxes or fees to, and purchase or receive permits or public utility services... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Payment of taxes and incidental fees...

  17. 7 CFR 62.301 - Payment of fees and other charges.

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    2010-01-01

    ... provisions. Upon receipt of billing for fees and other charges, the applicant shall remit payment within 10... 7 Agriculture 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Payment of fees and other charges. 62.301 Section 62...) Quality Systems Verification Programs Definitions Charges for Service § 62.301 Payment of fees and other...

  18. 15 CFR 50.5 - Fee structure for age search and citizenship information.

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    2010-01-01

    ... THE CENSUS § 50.5 Fee structure for age search and citizenship information. Type of service Fee... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fee structure for age search and citizenship information. 50.5 Section 50.5 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Commerce and...

  19. 75 FR 41931 - Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2010

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    2010-07-19

    .... Submarine Cable Methodology 11 B. Regulatory Fee Obligations for Digital Full Service 16 Television Broadcasters C. Regulatory Fee Obligations for Digital Low Power, 21 Class A, and TV Translators/Boosters D... fee categories. Consistent with past practice, we then divide the FY 2010 amount by the number of...

  20. Current Perceptions and Practices of Charging Fees in College and University Counseling Centers

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    Hurst, James C.; And Others

    1974-01-01

    A questionnaire that assessed the practice of charging special fees for counseling, testing, and outreach programs was sent to directors of university counseling centers. Charging fees for counseling services is a practice of 4 percent of the respondents, while fees for testing has increased from 11 percent to 34 percent over a 10-year period.…

  1. 75 FR 82074 - Fee Adjustment for Testing, Evaluation, and Approval of Mining Products

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    2010-12-29

    ..., and Approval of Mining Products AGENCY: Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Labor. ACTION..., evaluating, and approving mining products as provided by 30 CFR part 5. MSHA charges applicants a fee to... materials manufactured for use in the mining industry. The new fee schedule, effective January 1, 2011, is...

  2. Sleep pattern and decision-making in physicians from mobile emergency care service with 12-h work schedules.

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    Castro, Eleni de Araújo Sales; de Almondes, Katie Moraes

    2018-06-01

    Shift work schedules are biological standpoint worse because compel the body to anticipate periods of wakefulness and sleep and thus eventually cause a disruption of biological rhythms. The objective of this study is to evaluate the sleep pattern and decision-making in physicians working in mobile units of emergency attention undergoing day shift and rotating shift. The study included 26 physicians. The instruments utilized were a sociodemographic questionnaire, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, the Sleep Habits Questionnaire, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Chronotype Identification Questionnaire of Horne-Ostberg, the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) and hypothetical scenarios of decision-making created according to the Policy-Capturing Technique. For inclusion and exclusion criteria, the participants answered the Chalder Fatigue Scale, the Beck Anxiety Inventory, the Beck Depression Inventory and the Inventory of Stress Symptoms for adults of Lipp. It was found good sleep quality for physicians on day shift schedule and bad sleep quality for physicians on rotating shift schedule. The IGT measure showed no impairment in decision-making, but the hypothetical scenarios revealed impairment decision-making during the shift for both schedules. Good sleep quality was related to a better performance in decision-making. Good sleep quality seems to influence a better performance in decision-making.

  3. 76 FR 65639 - International Mail: Proposed Product Rate and Fee Changes

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    2011-10-24

    ... Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee International Reply Coupons International Business Reply Service The... * * * * * International Business Reply Service (382) [For each country that offers International Business Reply Service... POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 20 International Mail: Proposed Product Rate and Fee Changes AGENCY...

  4. Patient-initiated Electronic Messages and Quality of Care for Patients With Diabetes and Hypertension in a Large Fee-for-Service Medical Group: Results From a Natural Experiment.

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    McClellan, Sean R; Panattoni, Laura; Chan, Albert S; Tai-Seale, Ming

    2016-03-01

    Few studies have examined the association between patient-initiated electronic messaging (e-messaging) and clinical outcomes in fee-for-service settings. To estimate the association between patient-initiated e-messages and quality of care among patients with diabetes and hypertension. Longitudinal observational study from 2009 to 2013. In March 2011, the medical group eliminated a $60/year patient user fee for e-messaging and established a provider payment of $3-5 per patient-initiated e-message. Quality of care for patients initiating e-messages was compared before and after March 2011, relative to nonmessaging patients. Propensity score weighting accounted for differences between e-messaging and nonmessaging patients in generalized estimating equations. Large multispecialty practice in California compensating providers' fee-for-service. Patients with diabetes (N=4232) or hypertension (N=15,463) who had activated their online portal but not e-messaged before e-messaging became free. Quality of care included HEDIS-based process measures for hemoglobin (Hb) A1c, blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), nephropathy, and retinopathy tests, and outcome measures for HbA1c, blood pressure, and LDL. E-messaging was measured as counts of patient-initiated e-message threads sent to providers. Patients were categorized into quartiles by e-messaging frequency. The probability of annually completing indicated tests increased by 1%-7% for e-messaging patients, depending on the outcome and e-messaging frequency. E-messaging was associated with small improvements in HbA1c and LDL for some patients with diabetes. Patient-initiated e-messaging may increase the likelihood of completing recommended tests, but may not be sufficient to improve clinical outcomes for most patients with diabetes or hypertension without additional interventions.

  5. 47 CFR 1.1162 - General exemptions from regulatory fees.

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    2010-10-01

    ... of Statutory Charges and Procedures for Payment § 1.1162 General exemptions from regulatory fees. No...) service), wireless radio service, common carrier radio service, or international radio service requiring... in the wireless radio, common carrier, or international services where such authorization is to be...

  6. Do client fees help or hurt?

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    Barnett, B

    1998-01-01

    This article discusses the impact of client fees for family planning (FP) services on cost recovery and level of user services in developing countries. The UN Population Fund reports that developing country governments currently pay 75% of the costs of FP programs. Donors contribute 15%, and clients pay 10%. Current pressures are on FP services to broaden and improve their scope, while user demand is increasing. Program managers should consider the program's need for funds and the clients' willingness to pay. Clients are willing to pay about 1% of their income for contraception. A study of sterilization acceptance in Mexico finds that the average monthly case load declined by 10% after the 1st price increase from $43 to $55 and declined by 58% after the 2nd price increase to $60. Fewer low-income clients requested sterilization. A CEMOPLAF study in Ecuador finds that in three price increase situations the number of clients seeking services declined, but the economic mix of clients remained about the same. The decline was 20% in the group with a 20% price increase and 26% in the 40% increase group. In setting fees, the first need is to determine unit costs. The Futures Group International recommends considering political, regulatory, and institutional constraints for charging fees; priorities for revenue use; protection for poor clients; and monitoring of money collection and expenditure. Management Sciences for Health emphasizes consideration of the reasons for collection of fees, client affordability, and client perception of quality issues. Sliding scales can be used to protect poor clients. Charging fees for laboratory services can subsidize poor clients. A Bangladesh program operated a restaurant and catering service in order to subsidize FP services. Colombia's PROFAMILIA sells medical and surgical services and a social marketing program in order to expand clinics.

  7. Strategies used by women workers to reconcile family responsibilities with atypical work schedules in the service sector.

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    Barthe, B; Messing, K; Abbas, L

    2011-01-01

    Workers' attempts to accommodate family needs may be considered illegitimate in the paid work sphere. Their attempts at work-family balancing (WFB) in that sphere can remain invisible, even when those attempts require considerable energy. Since identification of WFB strategies can potentially lead to suggestions to improve management practices, we report an attempt to find them in the work sphere. 14 care aides in a Québec residence for seniors and 2~schedule managers were recruited. Qualitative ergonomic analysis was employed. 24 hours observation; interviews of nursing and human resources staff; qualitative ergonomic analysis by two researchers; feedback collected from meetings with management and union. Strategies for schedule choice were compared between care aides with heavier vs. lighter family responsibilities. For workers with heavier family responsibilities, choice of work schedules was almost entirely conditioned by family considerations, leaving little leeway to manage workers' own health protection. Family constraints affected activity at work, and strategies for handling family constraints could potentially be affected by changes in work organization. Managers should encourage full discussion of work-family balancing strategies if they wish to adapt their working conditions to the workers, and ergonomists should include this balancing as a facet of work activity, despite possible negative consequences.

  8. 10 CFR 170.12 - Payment of fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Clearing House) using E.D.I. (Electronic Data Interchange), check, draft, money order, or credit card... professional hourly rates in effect the time the service was provided. The full cost fees are payable upon...

  9. 32 CFR 534.4 - Other fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... prescribed in § 534.3(e)(2). (3) Oaths in matters of military administration. Where the service of one of the... paid to civil officers for administering oaths in matters relating to military administration, subject... Department of Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY CLAIMS AND ACCOUNTS MILITARY COURT FEES § 534.4...

  10. 77 FR 18742 - Copyright Office Fees

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    2012-03-28

    ... statements of account. The fee for licensees who file a SA1 form and currently pay only $52 each accounting... the concept of expedited services warrants further analysis and it will publish a separate public... licenses set forth in sections 111-122 of the Copyright Act, including the processing of the statements of...

  11. 75 FR 39475 - International Mail: Proposed Changes in Prices and Fees

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    2010-07-09

    ... Fee International Reply Coupons International Business Reply Service Registered Mail TM Return Receipt....3a to change the price to $2.20.] * * * * * 382 International Business Reply Service * * * * * 382.4... POSTAL SERVICE 39 CFR Part 20 International Mail: Proposed Changes in Prices and Fees AGENCY...

  12. Reimbursement of school fees

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    2003-01-01

    Members of the personnel are reminded that only school fees from educational establishments recognized by local legislation are reimbursed by the Organization. Human Resources Division Tel. 72862/74474

  13. What criteria guide national entrepreneurs' policy decisions on user fee removal for maternal health care services? Use of a best-worst scaling choice experiment in West Africa.

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    Torbica, Aleksandra; De Allegri, Manuela; Belemsaga, Danielle; Medina-Lara, Antonieta; Ridde, Valery

    2014-10-01

    Several countries in sub-Saharan Africa have implemented policies to remove or reduce user fees. Our aim was to identify criteria guiding such decisions among national policy entrepreneurs, those who link up problem definition, solution development and political processes. We administered a best-worst scaling (BWS) experiment to 89 policy entrepreneurs, asking them to identify the most and the least important criteria on a series of predefined sets. Sets were compiled using a Balance Incomplete Block Design which generated random combinations of all 11 criteria included in the experiment. In turn, those had emerged from a prior set of focus group discussions organized among policy entrepreneurs. Ordered logit models were used to investigate the value of single criteria as well as heterogeneity of preferences. Political commitment was identified as the most important criterion guiding policy decisions on user fee abolition or reduction to the overall sample, but particularly so for more experienced respondents aged over 50 years. International pressure and donor money were identified as least important while equity and institutional capacity were deemed of relatively little importance. Respondents more involved in advising on policy than on formulating policy rated economic issues such as financial sustainability and cost-effectiveness as less important. It is feasible to apply BWS experiments in low-income countries, although whether the technique can be adjusted to elicit preferences among non-literate respondents in these settings is unclear. © The Author(s) 2014 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.co.uk/journalsPermissions.nav.

  14. 77 FR 4807 - Revised Fee Policy for Acceptance of Foreign Research Reactor Spent Nuclear Fuel From High-Income...

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    2012-01-31

    ... the right to adjust the fee set in an acceptance contract if there are unique and compelling... DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY National Nuclear Security Administration Revised Fee Policy for Acceptance of... minimum cost of providing acceptance services. This minimum fee will take effect immediately. In the case...

  15. 76 FR 50991 - Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; User Fee Regulations

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    2011-08-17

    ... INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on user fees, contact Ms. Kris Caraher, User Fees Section Head, Financial..., filing of petitions and applications and agency #0;statements of organization and functions are examples... Collection; User Fee Regulations AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension...

  16. 10 CFR 171.16 - Annual fees: Materials licensees, holders of certificates of compliance, holders of sealed source...

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    2010-01-01

    ... shown in the following table: Schedule of Materials Annual Fees and Fees for Government Agencies... 10 CFR 31.12(a)(4), or (5) [Program Code(s): 02710] 3,700 S. Licenses for production of accelerator.... Reciprocity 8 N/A 17. Master materials licenses of broad scope issued to Government agencies 187,000 18...

  17. GSA eLibrary Schedules and Contracts

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    General Services Administration — GSA eLibrary (formerly Schedules e-Library) is the online source for the latest contract award information for: GSA Schedules; Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)...

  18. Applied Behavior Analysis and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS): a Symbiotic Relationship for Advancements in Services for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).

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    Guercio, John M; Hahs, Adam D

    2015-05-01

    The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is a widely used diagnostic tool for the assessment of autism spectrum disorders. We compared interobserver reliability scores for observers using the existing guidelines for administration of the ADOS with those of the same observers using modified guidelines that included operational definitions for each area of observation. The results indicated increased mean interobserver reliability scores from 55.83 % using the existing guidelines to 84 % when using the modified guidelines and enhanced reliability scores for 3 of 3 clients with whom the ADOS was used. The guidelines are the following: integration of a highly effective diagnostic tool with ABA, the inclusion of a diagnostic tool may promote more comprehensive ABA services, more clearly define and identify areas of concern in autism, and impact implementation efficacy and reliability of assessments for individuals with autism.

  19. Medicare physician payment systems: impact of 2011 schedule on interventional pain management.

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    Manchikanti, Laxmaiah; Singh, Vijay; Caraway, David L; Benyamin, Ramsin M; Hirsch, Joshua A

    2011-01-01

    Physicians in the United States have been affected by significant changes in the patterns of medical practice evolving over the last several decades. The recently passed affordable health care law, termed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (the ACA, for short) affects physicians more than any other law. Physician services are an integral part of health care. Physicians are paid in the United States for their personal services. This payment also includes the overhead expenses for maintaining an office and providing services. The payment system is highly variable in the private insurance market; however, governmental systems have a formula-based payment, mostly based on the Medicare payment system. Physician services are billed under Part B. Since the inception of the Medicare program in 1965, several methods have been used to determine the amounts paid to physicians for each covered service. Initially, the payment systems compensated physicians on the basis of their charges. In 1975, just over 10 years after the inception of the Medicare program, payments changed so as not to exceed the increase in the Medical Economic Index (MEI). Nevertheless, the policy failed to curb increases in costs, leading to the determination of a yearly change in fees by legislation from 1984 to 1991. In 1992, the fee schedule essentially replaced the prior payment system that was based on the physician's charges, which also failed to live up to expectations for operational success. Then, in 1998, the sustainable growth rate (SGR) system was introduced. In 2009, multiple attempts were made by Congress to repeal the formula - rather unsuccessfully. Consequently, the SGR formula continues to hamper physician payments. The mechanism of the SGR includes 3 components that are incorporated into a statutory formula: expenditure targets, growth rate period, and annual adjustments of payment rates for physician services. Further, the relative value of a physician fee schedule

  20. 78 FR 33436 - 2013 Final Fee Rate and Fingerprint Fees

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    2013-06-04

    ... DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission 2013 Final Fee Rate and Fingerprint... National Indian Gaming Commission has also adopted its new fingerprint processing fees of $22 per card... involved in processing fingerprint cards based on fees charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and...

  1. Validation of World Health Organization Assessment Schedule 2.0 in specialized somatic rehabilitation services in Norway.

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    Moen, Vegard Pihl; Drageset, Jorunn; Eide, Geir Egil; Klokkerud, Mari; Gjesdal, Sturla

    2017-02-01

    The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS) 2.0 is a generic instrument to assess disability covering six domains. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential of the instrument for monitoring disability in specialized somatic rehabilitation by testing reliability, construct validity and responsiveness of WHODAS 2.0, Norwegian version, among patients with various health conditions. For taxonomy, terminology and definitions, the Consensus-based Standards for the Selection of Health Measurement Instruments were followed. Reproducibility was investigated by the intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) in a randomly selected sample. Internal consistency was assessed by Cronbach's alpha. Construct validity was evaluated by correlations between WHODAS 2.0 and the Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short Form, and fit of the hypothesized structure using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Responsiveness was evaluated in another randomly selected sample by testing a priori formulated hypotheses. Nine hundred seventy patients were included in the study. Reproducibility and responsiveness were evaluated in 53 and 104 patients, respectively. The ICC for the WHODAS 2.0 domains ranged from 0.63 to 0.84 and was 0.87 for total score. Cronbach's alpha for domains ranged from 0.75 to 0.94 and was 0.93 for total score. For construct validity, 6 of 12 expected correlations were confirmed and CFA did not achieve satisfactory fit indices. For responsiveness, 3 of 8 hypotheses were confirmed. The Norwegian version of WHODAS 2.0 showed moderate to satisfactory reliability and moderate validity in rehabilitation patients. However, the present study indicated possible limitations in terms of responsiveness.

  2. 77 FR 50757 - Charging Standard Administrative Fees for Nonprogram-Related Information

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    2012-08-22

    ... administrative fees for providing information and related services for nonprogram-related purposes. SUMMARY: We... providing information and related services for nonprogram purposes we provide to the public. Previously, the... will ensure fees are consistent and that we collect the full cost of supplying our information when a...

  3. 7 CFR 505.2 - Fees for loans of materials in library collections.

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    2010-01-01

    ....00 processing fee. (d) All services in this section will incur a billing surcharge per invoice... RESEARCH SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY FEES FOR LOANS AND COPYING § 505....00, is billed as a direct cost recovery based on charges to the library by the billing vendor...

  4. 33 CFR 55.11 - How are child development center fees established?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false How are child development center... HOMELAND SECURITY PERSONNEL CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES General § 55.11 How are child development center fees established? (a) Fees for the provision of services at child development centers shall be set by...

  5. Power Extension Package (PEP) system definition extension, orbital service module systems analysis study. Volume 11: PEP, cost, schedules, and work breakdown structure dictionary

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    1979-01-01

    Cost scheduling and funding data are presented for the reference design of the power extension package. Major schedule milestones are correlated with current Spacelab flight dates. Funding distributions provide for minimum expenditure during the first year of the project.

  6. Executive Schedule C System (ESCS)

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    Office of Personnel Management — Used to store information on Federal employees in the Senior Executive Service (SES) and appointed employees in the Schedule C System. Every four years, just after...

  7. Schedule Sales Query Raw Data

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    General Services Administration — Schedule Sales Query presents sales volume figures as reported to GSA by contractors. The reports are generated as quarterly reports for the current year and the...

  8. Reminder : Reimbursement of education fees / accommodation fees

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    2003-01-01

    Your attention is drawn to the 20 km distance limit set in Article R A 8.01 of the Staff Regulations, namely, that only accommodation fees of students attending an educational establishment which is more than 20 km from the place of residence and the duty station of the member of the personnel are reimbursed by the Organization, subject to the percentage rate and maximum amounts set out in this article and in Administrative Circular N° 12. Human Resources Division Tel : 72862 / 74474

  9. Reimbursement of education fees / accommodation fees

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    2003-01-01

    Your attention is drawn to the 20 km distance limit set in Article R A 8.01 of the Staff Regulations, namely, that only accommodation fees of students attending an educational establishment which is more than 20 km from the place of residence and the duty station of the member of the personnel are reimbursed by the Organization, subject to the percentage rate and maximum amounts set out in this article and in Administrative Circular N° 12. Human Resources Division Tel: 72862 / 74474

  10. 75 FR 32773 - Auction of 218-219 MHz Service and Phase II 220 MHz Service Licenses Scheduled for December 7...

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    2010-06-09

    ... licensees to use certain portions of the electromagnetic spectrum or provide service to certain areas in... Telecommunications Bureau, Auctions and Spectrum Access Division: For auction legal questions: Sayuri Rajapakse at... 2. Auction 89 will include a total of 1,868 licenses. These include licenses for spectrum not...

  11. 78 FR 59824 - Fees

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    2013-09-30

    ...) is changing its records fees regulation to remove the payment policy section, which sets out methods of payment. This is being done to allow NARA more flexibility in the way it accepts payment. DATES... Division (SP); Suite 4100; National and Archives Records Administration; 8601 Adelphi Road; College Park...

  12. Shift schedule, work-family relationships, marital communication, job satisfaction and health among transport service shift workers.

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    Iskra-Golec, Irena; Smith, Lawrence; Wilczek-Rużyczka, Ewa; Siemiginowska, Patrycja; Wątroba, Joanna

    2017-02-21

    Existing research has documented that shiftwork consequences may depend on the shift system parameters. Fast rotating systems (1-3 shifts of the same kind in a row) and day work have been found to be less disruptive biologically and socially than slower rotating systems and afternoon and night work. The aim of this study was to compare day workers and shift workers of different systems in terms of rotation speed and shifts worked with regard to work-family and family-work positive and negative spillover, marital communication style, job satisfaction and health. Employees (N = 168) of the maintenance workshops of transportation service working different shift systems (day shift, weekly rotating 2 and 3‑shift system, and fast rotating 3-shift system) participated in the study. They completed the Work- Family Spillover Questionnaire, Marital Communication Questionnaire, Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire and the Physical Health Questionnaire (a part of the Standard Shiftwork Index). The workers of quicker rotating 3-shift systems reported significantly higher scores of family-to-work facilitation (F(3, 165) = 4.175, p = 0.007) and a higher level of constructive style of marital communication (Engagement F(3, 165) = 2.761, p = 0.044) than the workers of slower rotating 2-shift systems. There were no differences between the groups of workers with regard to health and job satisfaction. A higher level of work-family facilitation and a more constructive style of marital communication were found among the workers of faster rotating 3-shift system when compared to the workers of a slower rotating 2-shift system (afternoon, night). This may indicate that the fast rotating shift system in contrary to the slower rotating one is more friendly for the work and family domains and for the relationship between them. Int J Occup Med Environ Health 2017;30(1):121-131. This work is available in Open Access model and licensed under a CC BY-NC 3.0 PL license.

  13. Routing and scheduling problems

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    Reinhardt, Line Blander

    be that the objects routed have an availability time window and a delivery time window or that locations on the path have a service time window. When routing moving transportation objects such as vehicles and vessels schedules are made in connection with the routing. Such schedules represent the time for the presence......In today’s globalized society, transport contributes to our daily life in many different ways. The production of the parts for a shelf ready product may take place on several continents and our travel between home and work, vacation travel and business trips has increased in distance the last...... couple of decades. To deliver competitive service and price, transportation today needs to be cost effective. A company requiring for things to be shipped will aim at having the freight shipped as cheaply as possible while often satisfying certain time constraints. For the transportation company...

  14. 32 CFR 701.45 - Fee assessment.

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    2010-07-01

    ... DOCUMENTS AFFECTING THE PUBLIC FOIA Fees § 701.45 Fee assessment. (a) Fees may not be used to discourage... failed to pay fees in a timely fashion (i.e., 30 calendar days from the date of the assessed billing in...) Where a requester has previously failed to pay a fee charged in a timely fashion (i.e., within 30...

  15. Abolition of user fees: the Uganda paradox.

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    Nabyonga Orem, Juliet; Mugisha, Frederick; Kirunga, Christine; Macq, Jean; Criel, Bart

    2011-11-01

    Inadequate health financing is one of the major challenges health systems in low-income countries currently face. Health financing reforms are being implemented with an increasing interest in policies that abolish user fees. Data from three nationally representative surveys conducted in Uganda in 1999/2000, 2002/03 and 2005/06 were used to investigate the impact of user fee abolition on the attainment of universal coverage objectives. An increase in illness reporting was noted over the three surveys, especially among the poorer quintiles. An increase in utilization was registered in the period immediately following the abolition of user fees and was most pronounced in the poorest quintile. Overall, there was an increase in utilization in both public and private health care delivery sectors, but only at clinic and health centre level, not at hospitals. Our study shows important changes in health-care-seeking behaviour. In 2002/03, the poorest population quintile started using government health centres more often than private clinics whereas in 1999/2000 private clinics were the main source of health care. The richest quintile has increasingly used private clinics. Overall, it appears that the private sector remains a significant source of health care. Following abolition of user fees, we note an increase in the use of lower levels of care with subsequent reductions in use of hospitals. Total annual average expenditures on health per household remained fairly stable between the 1999/2000 and 2002/03 surveys. There was, however, an increase of US$21 in expenditure between the 2002/03 and 2005/06 surveys. Abolition of user fees improved access to health services and efficiency in utilization. On the negative side is the fact that financial protection is yet to be achieved. Out-of-pocket expenditure remains high and mainly affects the poorer population quintiles. A dual system seems to have emerged where wealthier population groups are switching to the private sector.

  16. NRC comprehensive records disposition schedule

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    1992-03-01

    Title 44 United States Code, ''Public Printing and Documents,'' regulations cited in the General Services Administration's (GSA) ''Federal Information Resources Management Regulations'' (FIRMR), Part 201-9, ''Creation, Maintenance, and Use of Records,'' and regulation issued by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in 36 CFR Chapter XII, Subchapter B, ''Records Management,'' require each agency to prepare and issue a comprehensive records disposition schedule that contains the NARA approved records disposition schedules for records unique to the agency and contains the NARA's General Records Schedules for records common to several or all agencies. The approved records disposition schedules specify the appropriate duration of retention and the final disposition for records created or maintained by the NRC. NUREG-0910, Rev. 2, contains ''NRC's Comprehensive Records Disposition Schedule,'' and the original authorized approved citation numbers issued by NARA. Rev. 2 totally reorganizes the records schedules from a functional arrangement to an arrangement by the host office. A subject index and a conversion table have also been developed for the NRC schedules to allow staff to identify the new schedule numbers easily and to improve their ability to locate applicable schedules

  17. 24 CFR 983.354 - Other fees and charges.

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    2010-04-01

    ... DEVELOPMENT PROJECT-BASED VOUCHER (PBV) PROGRAM Payment to Owner § 983.354 Other fees and charges. (a) Meals... require the tenant or family members to pay charges for meals or supportive services. Non-payment of such... services be included in the calculation of reasonable rent. Non-payment of such charges is grounds for...

  18. 24 CFR 982.510 - Other fees and charges.

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    2010-04-01

    ... DEVELOPMENT SECTION 8 TENANT BASED ASSISTANCE: HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM Rent and Housing Assistance Payment § 982.510 Other fees and charges. (a) The cost of meals or supportive services may not be included... meals or supportive services. Non-payment of such charges is not grounds for termination of tenancy. (c...

  19. 7 CFR 4290.330 - Grant issuance fee.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL BUSINESS-COOPERATIVE SERVICE AND RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL BUSINESS INVESTMENT COMPANY (âRBICâ) PROGRAM Application and Approval Process for RBIC Licensing § 4290.330 Grant issuance fee. The Applicant must pay to...

  20. No Win, No Fee: Some Economics of Contingent Legal Fees.

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    Gravelle, Hugh; Waterson, Michael

    1993-01-01

    This paper analyzes the effects on the litigation process of alternative contracts between plaintiffs and their lawyers. Three contracts are compared: normal (hourly fee), contingent mark up fees, and contingent share contracts. The focus is on the first two, a recent change in English law governing legal fees providing the motivation. The influences of the contract type on the acceptance of settlement offers, the settlement probability, the accident probability, the demand for trials, and th...

  1. Discount rate in the spent fuel storage and disposal fee

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    Forster, J.D.; Cohen, S.

    1980-04-01

    After introducing the financial analyses, discount rates, and interest rates involved, the study discusses existing government guidelines for establishing charges for any service provided by the government to be paid by users of those services. Three current government user charges are analyzed including specifically their interest rate policies and how these charges provide precedent for the spent fuel acceptance and disposal fee: uranium enrichment services, the sale of electric power, and the delivery of experiments to orbit by the NASA Space Shuttle. The current DOE policy regarding this storage and disposal fee is stated and discussed. Features of this policy include: the full government cost is borne by users of the services provided; the fee is established and due in full at the time of spent fuel delivery; and the fee is adjusted when spent fuel is transferred from the AFR to the repository. Four evaluation criteria for use in analyzing the applications of discount rates in the spent fuel acceptance fee calculation are discussed. Three outstanding issues are discussed

  2. 22 CFR 22.1 - Schedule of fees.

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    2010-04-01

    ...) Replacement machine-readable visa when the original visa was not properly affixed or needs to be reissued.... citizens abroad originally issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate 30. (b) Issuance of Replacement Report of...

  3. 78 FR 59347 - Pesticides; Revised Fee Schedule for Registration Applications

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    2013-09-26

    ... and associated tolerance petitions for pesticides that are termed ``conventional chemicals,'' excluding pesticides intended for antimicrobial uses. The term ``conventional chemical'' is a term of art...

  4. Optimal Payment Cards Fees

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    Assaf Eilat

    2007-01-01

    Credit card rebates, which are paid to all credit card users regardless of borrowing, have grown substantially. This paper analyzes this phenomenon by comparing the socially and privately optimal interchange fees in debit and credit cards. Compared to debit cards, credit cards raise efficiency by allowing convenient borrowing, but also tax nonholders in order to finance the rebates paid to credit card users. A welfare enhancing and legally feasible policy is suggested, under which the regress...

  5. 32 CFR 806.24 - Fee restrictions.

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    2010-07-01

    ... INFORMATION ACT PROGRAM § 806.24 Fee restrictions. For FOIA purposes, Air Force activities will consider the cost of collecting a fee to be $15 and will not assess requesters' fees for any amount less than $15. ...

  6. 76 FR 24035 - Generic Drug User Fee; Public Meeting; Request for Comments

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    2011-04-29

    ... legislation would be required for FDA to establish and collect user fees for generic drugs, and FDA is... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0381] Generic Drug User Fee; Public Meeting; Request for Comments AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS...

  7. 47 CFR 1.1157 - Payment of charges for regulatory fees.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Payment of charges for regulatory fees. 1.1157... of Statutory Charges and Procedures for Payment § 1.1157 Payment of charges for regulatory fees... wireless radio, mass media, common carrier, cable and international services shall be filed in full on an...

  8. 48 CFR 836.606-73 - Application of 6 percent architect-engineer fee limitation.

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    2010-10-01

    ... architect-engineer fee limitation. 836.606-73 Section 836.606-73 Federal Acquisition Regulations System DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF CONTRACTING CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECT-ENGINEER CONTRACTS Architect-Engineer Services 836.606-73 Application of 6 percent architect-engineer fee limitation...

  9. 30 CFR 285.506 - What operating fees must I pay on a commercial lease?

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    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What operating fees must I pay on a commercial lease? 285.506 Section 285.506 Mineral Resources MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR... Financial Assurance Requirements Payments § 285.506 What operating fees must I pay on a commercial lease? If...

  10. 76 FR 43339 - Hunt Fee at Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, TX

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    2011-07-20

    ... Fish and Wildlife Service Hunt Fee at Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge, TX AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife... Refuge (Refuge), located in Texas, as authorized by Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA). The Refuge's proposed fee is $12.50 for lottery deer and feral hog hunt. Under REA provisions, the Refuge...

  11. 76 FR 54931 - Post Office (PO) Box Fee Groups for Merged Locations

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    2011-09-06

    ... 111 Post Office (PO) Box Fee Groups for Merged Locations AGENCY: Postal Service TM . ACTION: Final..., Domestic Mail Manual (DMM ) 508.4 to allow Post Office Box TM (PO Box TM ) fee groups to be merged due to... lower, and only once per calendar year. Absent this change, where a box section is merged with a...

  12. How changes to the Medicare Benefits Schedule could improve the practice of cardiology and save taxpayer money.

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    Harper, Richard W; Nasis, Arthur; Sundararajan, Vijaya

    2015-09-21

    Rising health care costs above inflation are placing serious strains on the sustainability of the Australian Medicare system in its current structure. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS), which lists rebates payable to patients for private medical services provided on a fee-for-service basis, is the cornerstone of the Australian health care system. Introduced in the 1980s, the MBS has changed little despite major advances in the evidence base for the practice of cardiology. We outline how we believe sensible changes to the MBS listings for four cardiac services--invasive coronary angiography, computed tomography coronary angiography, stress testing and percutaneous coronary intervention--would improve the clinical practice of cardiology and save substantial amounts of taxpayer money.

  13. 78 FR 691 - Guarantee Fee Rates for Guaranteed Loans for Fiscal Year 2013; Maximum Portion of Guarantee...

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    2013-01-04

    ... DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Guarantee Fee Rates for Guaranteed...; Annual Renewal Fee for Fiscal Year 2013 AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice... persistently poor, are experiencing trauma as a result of natural disaster, or are experiencing fundamental...

  14. 77 FR 5759 - Guarantee Fee Rates for Guaranteed Loans for Fiscal Year 2012; Maximum Portion of Guarantee...

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    2012-02-06

    ... DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Guarantee Fee Rates for Guaranteed...; Annual Renewal Fee for Fiscal Year 2012 AGENCY: Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice... remain persistently poor, that experience long-term population decline and job deterioration, that are...

  15. Pricing strategy for aesthetic surgery: economic analysis of a resident clinic's change in fees.

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    Krieger, L M; Shaw, W W

    1999-02-01

    The laws of microeconomics explain how prices affect consumer purchasing decisions and thus overall revenues and profits. These principles can easily be applied to the behavior aesthetic plastic surgery patients. The UCLA Division of Plastic Surgery resident aesthetics clinic recently offered a radical price change for its services. The effects of this change on demand for services and revenue were tracked. Economic analysis was applied to see if this price change resulted in the maximization of total revenues, or if additional price changes could further optimize them. Economic analysis of pricing involves several steps. The first step is to assess demand. The number of procedures performed by a given practice at different price levels can be plotted to create a demand curve. From this curve, price sensitivities of consumers can be calculated (price elasticity of demand). This information can then be used to determine the pricing level that creates demand for the exact number of procedures that yield optimal revenues. In economic parlance, revenues are maximized by pricing services such that elasticity is equal to 1 (the point of unit elasticity). At the UCLA resident clinic, average total fees per procedure were reduced by 40 percent. This resulted in a 250-percent increase in procedures performed for representative 4-month periods before and after the price change. Net revenues increased by 52 percent. Economic analysis showed that the price elasticity of demand before the price change was 6.2. After the price change it was 1. We conclude that the magnitude of the price change resulted in a fee schedule that yielded the highest possible revenues from the resident clinic. These results show that changes in price do affect total revenue and that the nature of these effects can be understood, predicted, and maximized using the tools of microeconomics.

  16. 78 FR 14821 - Fee Rate

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    2013-03-07

    ... and will remain in effect until a new fee rate is adopted. Therefore, all gaming operations within the... DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Indian Gaming Commission Fee Rate AGENCY: National Indian Gaming Commission, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 25 CFR 514.2...

  17. Future aircraft networks and schedules

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    Shu, Yan

    2011-07-01

    Because of the importance of air transportation scheduling, the emergence of small aircraft and the vision of future fuel-efficient aircraft, this thesis has focused on the study of aircraft scheduling and network design involving multiple types of aircraft and flight services. It develops models and solution algorithms for the schedule design problem and analyzes the computational results. First, based on the current development of small aircraft and on-demand flight services, this thesis expands a business model for integrating on-demand flight services with the traditional scheduled flight services. This thesis proposes a three-step approach to the design of aircraft schedules and networks from scratch under the model. In the first step, both a frequency assignment model for scheduled flights that incorporates a passenger path choice model and a frequency assignment model for on-demand flights that incorporates a passenger mode choice model are created. In the second step, a rough fleet assignment model that determines a set of flight legs, each of which is assigned an aircraft type and a rough departure time is constructed. In the third step, a timetable model that determines an exact departure time for each flight leg is developed. Based on the models proposed in the three steps, this thesis creates schedule design instances that involve almost all the major airports and markets in the United States. The instances of the frequency assignment model created in this thesis are large-scale non-convex mixed-integer programming problems, and this dissertation develops an overall network structure and proposes iterative algorithms for solving these instances. The instances of both the rough fleet assignment model and the timetable model created in this thesis are large-scale mixed-integer programming problems, and this dissertation develops subproblem schemes for solving these instances. Based on these solution algorithms, this dissertation also presents

  18. Designing cyclic appointment schedules for outpatient clinics with scheduled and unscheduled patient arrivals

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    Kortbeek, Nikky; Zonderland, Maartje Elisabeth; Braaksma, Aleida; Vliegen, Ingrid M.H.; Boucherie, Richardus J.; Litvak, Nelli; Hans, Elias W.

    2014-01-01

    We present a methodology to design appointment systems for outpatient clinics and diagnostic facilities that offer both walk-in and scheduled service. The developed blueprint for the appointment schedule prescribes the number of appointments to plan per day and the moment on the day to schedule the

  19. Integrated scheduled waste management system in Kuala Lumpur ...

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    GREGORY

    2011-12-16

    Dec 16, 2011 ... requirements, packaging requirements, impact of scheduled wastes, recycling of scheduled wastes and recommendations. Besides ... specifically excludes municipal solid waste and municipal sewage. Scheduled wastes are ... scheduled waste generated in Kuala Lumpur (KL) and service provided for ...

  20. Topology-based hierarchical scheduling using deficit round robin

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    Yu, Hao; Yan, Ying; Berger, Michael Stubert

    2009-01-01

    This paper proposes a topology-based hierarchical scheduling scheme using Deficit Round Robin (DRR). The main idea of the topology-based hierarchical scheduling is to map the topology of the connected network into the logical structure of the scheduler, and combine several token schedulers accord...... of malicious traffic. This is significant for IPTV services in Carrier Ethernet networks....

  1. 7 CFR 93.14 - Fees for aflatoxin analysis and fees for testing of other mycotoxins.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fees for aflatoxin analysis and fees for testing of... Nuts, Corn and Other Oilseeds § 93.14 Fees for aflatoxin analysis and fees for testing of other mycotoxins. (a) The fee charged for any laboratory analysis for aflatoxins and other mycotoxins shall be...

  2. 32 CFR 310.20 - Reproduction fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Reproduction fees. 310.20 Section 310.20... PROGRAM DOD PRIVACY PROGRAM Access by Individuals § 310.20 Reproduction fees. (a) Assessing fees. (1) Charge the individual only the direct cost of reproduction. (2) Do not charge reproduction fees if...

  3. 12 CFR 572.8 - Determination fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Determination fees. 572.8 Section 572.8 Banks... FLOOD HAZARDS § 572.8 Determination fees. (a) General. Notwithstanding any Federal or State law other... flood hazard area. A determination fee may also include, but is not limited to, a fee for life-of-loan...

  4. 12 CFR 339.8 - Determination fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Determination fees. 339.8 Section 339.8 Banks... IN AREAS HAVING SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARDS § 339.8 Determination fees. (a) General. Notwithstanding any... hazard area. A determination fee may also include, but is not limited to, a fee for life-of-loan...

  5. 12 CFR 760.8 - Determination fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Determination fees. 760.8 Section 760.8 Banks... HAVING SPECIAL FLOOD HAZARDS § 760.8 Determination fees. (a) General. Notwithstanding any Federal or... flood hazard area. A determination fee may also include, but is not limited to, a fee for life-of-loan...

  6. 40 CFR 152.404 - Fee amounts.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fee amounts. 152.404 Section 152.404 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) PESTICIDE PROGRAMS PESTICIDE REGISTRATION AND CLASSIFICATION PROCEDURES Registration Fees § 152.404 Fee amounts. The fee prescribed by the...

  7. Measuring users' response to higher recreation fees

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    Stephen D. Reiling; Hsiang Tai Cheng; Cheryl Trott

    1992-01-01

    One of the arguments against higher fees at publicly-provided recreational facilities is that higher fees may force low-income users to reduce their use of facilities more than high-income users, or force them to stop using the facilities altogether if they cannot afford the higher fee. Measuring the impact of higher fees on current users with different income levels...

  8. 12 CFR 16.33 - Filing fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Banking COMPTROLLER OF THE CURRENCY, DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY SECURITIES OFFERING DISCLOSURE RULES § 16.33 Filing fees. (a) Filing fees must accompany certain filings made under the provisions of this part... Comptroller of the Currency Fees published pursuant to § 8.8 of this chapter. (b) Filing fees must be paid by...

  9. Constitutional principle of equality of citizens before the law in the Montenegrin tax system: The assessment of constitutionality of the Law on fees (taxes on services of public interest

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    Ilija Vukčević

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper elaborates the application of general constitutional principle of equality before the law in the area of taxation. The issue of the constitutionality of the Law on fees on access to certain services of public interest and on consumption of tobacco products and acoustic and electro acoustic devices represents the most comprehensive analysis of the subject matter. In this case, the Constitutional Court of Montenegro, among other awkward conclusions, has ruled that there is no constitutional basis for the application of the principle of ability-to-pay and the principle of proportionality in the area of taxation. This strange reasoning is the resemblance of the settled case practice of the Constitutional Court of Montenegro of evading the interference in issues related to constitutionality in tax matters. According to the Constitutional Court of Montenegro, such standing is the consequence of scarce constitutional provisions relating to taxation (e.g. there is no ex lege principle of ability-to-pay in the Constitution of Montenegro. In this way, Constitutional Court of Montenegro, intentionally or by accident, has placed this part of Montenegrin legal system out of its jurisdiction. This reasoning is unacceptable since, to certain extent, it undermines the whole legal system. By doing so, the Constitutional Court of Montenegro puts the Parliament of Montenegro out of the constitutional boundaries of Montenegrin legal system regarding the area of taxation, and gives the legislator the possibility to act without any constitutional control. This reluctance of the Constitutional Court of Montenegro can be attributed to the insufficient understanding of this sophisticated area of the legal system and the fear of delivering wrong decisions, or it can be interpreted as a deliberate retreat in front of the demand for unlimited powers exercised by the legislator in tax matters.

  10. 47 CFR 1.1158 - Form of payment for regulatory fees.

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    2010-10-01

    ... of Statutory Charges and Procedures for Payment § 1.1158 Form of payment for regulatory fees. Any... submitted with an application in the wireless radio service) made by credit card or money order must be...

  11. 20 CFR 702.134 - Payment of claimant's attorney's fees in disputed claims.

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    2010-04-01

    ... AND PROCEDURE General Provisions Representation § 702.134 Payment of claimant's attorney's fees in... person, administrative body or court before whom the service was performed, which shall be paid directly...

  12. 75 FR 12555 - Prescription Drug User Fee Act; Public Meeting

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    2010-03-16

    ...Information/Legislation/FederalFoodDrugandCosmeticActFDCAct/SignificantAmendmentstotheFDCAct/FoodandDrug... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0128] Prescription Drug User Fee Act; Public Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of...

  13. 78 FR 73820 - Publicly Managed Recreation Opportunities, Recreation Fees

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    2013-12-09

    ... Service employees who administer the Recreation Fee Program. The final directive will be available to the... of $100 million or more on the economy, nor will it adversely affect productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health and safety, or State or local governments. The final directive will not...

  14. 75 FR 47063 - Mutual Fund Distribution Fees; Confirmations

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    2010-08-04

    ... dealers with sales charges set at competitively established rates--rates that could better reflect the...: The Marketing and Service Fee D. Proposed Amendments to Rule 6c-10: The Ongoing Sales Charge E... through intermediaries.\\8\\ These intermediaries include broker-dealers, banks, insurance companies...

  15. 5 CFR 2502.12 - Fees to be charged-general.

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    2010-01-01

    ... costly methods to comply with requests for documents made under the FOIA. When documents that would be responsive to a request are maintained for distribution by agencies operating statutory-based fee schedule... the cost of operating the central processing unit for that portion of operating time that is directly...

  16. Records Control Schedules Repository

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    National Archives and Records Administration — The Records Control Schedules (RCS) repository provides access to scanned versions of records schedules, or Standard Form 115, Request for Records Disposition...

  17. 77 FR 15116 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing...

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    2012-03-14

    ... Processing, Escrow Administration, Customer Service, Servicing Fees and 235 Loans AGENCY: Office of the... Proposal: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing for Performing Loans; MIP Processing, Escrow Administration...

  18. Fees and penalties for use of the environment – financial and legal aspects

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    Andrzej Borodo

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Fees and penalties for use of the environment, regulated by the Environmental Protection Act, are legal structures related with each other. These are the four basic fees (for the emission of gases or dust into the air, the discharge of sewage, for water drawing and for storage of waste, as well as increased fees and penalties. Fees and penalties for use of the environment are separate institutions in relation to other categories of public revenues (taxes, fees for services. These are the payments for use directly the components of the environment (e.g. air, water. They constitute public burden for the use of the environment, which the state legislature imposes on entities using the environment. Their aim is to limit the use of the natural environment and the accumulation of funds for financing the tasks in the area of environmental protection.

  19. Choosing and Paying for Legal Services: There Is a Way To Get and Pay for What You Need and Can Afford!

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    Geiger, Philip E.; Cantelme, David

    2002-01-01

    Discusses pros and cons of various methods of compensating an attorney or law firm for legal services: Hourly fee; retainer and hourly fee; long-term or annual contract; retainer, fees, and benefits; capped fees; and expenses and reimbursements. Includes brief questionnaire to determine legal services needed and wanted by a school district. (PKP)

  20. 32 CFR 299.6 - Fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... PROGRAM NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (NSA/CSS) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT PROGRAM... personnel costs associated with computer searches shall be computed according to the following schedule: Type Grade Hourly rate (1) Clerical E9/GS8 and below $20 (2) Professional O1-O6/GS9-GS15 44 (3...

  1. Schedule Sales Query Report Generation System

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    General Services Administration — Schedule Sales Query presents sales volume figures as reported to GSA by contractors. The reports are generated as quarterly reports for the current year and the...

  2. Support for wilderness recreation fees: The influence of fee purpose and day versus overnight use

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    Christine A. Vogt; Daniel R. Williams

    1999-01-01

    This paper examines public support for new user fees established at the Desolation Wilderness in California as part of the Fee Demonstration Program. Traditional approaches to fee policy evaluations have typically focused on economic or revenue issues and equity impacts of various pricing strategies. Support for fees has been shown to vary by users in terms of...

  3. 77 FR 65199 - Generic Drug User Fee-Backlog Fee Rate for Fiscal Year 2013

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    2012-10-25

    ... INFORMATION CONTACT: David Miller, Office of Financial Management (HFA-100), Food and Drug Administration...] Generic Drug User Fee--Backlog Fee Rate for Fiscal Year 2013 AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS... the backlog fee related to generic drug user fees for fiscal year (FY) 2013. The Federal Food, Drug...

  4. Le Nordais on schedule

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    Anon.

    1998-01-01

    The first phase of the Le Nordais wind farm project in the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec is on schedule. It was announced that the project's first turbines will be turning by September 1998. Hydro-Quebec has agreed to buy power from the 100 MW wind farm. The Le Nordais consortium plans to have 76,750 kW turbines in service in Cap-Chat by December 1998. Many of the foundations for the towers are poured and a substation is under construction. The turbines that are currently in use come from Denmark, but 20 of the 76 turbines being slated for installation this year will come from NEG Micon Canada Inc.'s assembly plant in Quebec. The Quebec government is providing a $5.6 million grant for their production and for turbine assembly in Quebec. During phase two, an additional 57 turbines will be installed in Matane by the end of 1999. 1 fig

  5. Widening the Schedulability Hierarchical Scheduling Systems

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    Boudjadar, Jalil; David, Alexandre; Kim, Jin Hyun

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a compositional approach for schedula- bility analysis of hierarchical systems, which enables to prove more sys- tems schedulable by having richer and more detailed scheduling models. We use a lightweight method (statistical model checking) for design ex- ploration, easily ass...

  6. 47 CFR 76.1511 - Fees.

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    2010-10-01

    ... local franchising authority or other governmental entity, in lieu of the franchise fees permitted under... calculation of the incumbent cable operator's cable franchise fee. Gross revenues does not include revenues...

  7. Health worker perspectives on user fee removal in Zambia.

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    Carasso, Barbara S; Lagarde, Mylene; Cheelo, Caesar; Chansa, Collins; Palmer, Natasha

    2012-10-30

    User fees for primary care services were removed in rural districts in Zambia in 2006. Experience from other countries has suggested that health workers play a key role in determining the success of a fee removal policy, but also find the implementation of such a policy challenging. The policy was introduced against a backdrop of a major shortage in qualified health staff. As part of a larger study on the experience and effect of user fee removal in Zambia, a number of case studies at the facility level were conducted. As part of these, quantitative and qualitative data were collected to evaluate health workers' satisfaction and experiences in charging and non-charging facilities. Our findings show that health-care workers have mixed feelings about the policy change and its consequences. We found some evidence that personnel motivation was higher in non-charging facilities compared to facilities still charging. Yet it is unclear whether this effect was due to differences in the user fee policy or to the fact that a lot of staff interviewed in non-charging facilities were working in mission facilities, where we found a significantly higher motivation. Health workers expressed satisfaction with an apparent increase in the number of patients visiting the facilities and the removal of a deterring factor for many needy patients, but also complained about an increased workload. Furthermore, working conditions were said to have worsened, which staff felt was linked to the absence of additional resources to deal with the increased demand or replace the loss of revenue generated by fees. These findings highlight the need to pay attention to supply-side measures when removing demand-side barriers such as user fees and in particular to be concerned about the burden that increased demand can place on already over-stretched health workers.

  8. Health worker perspectives on user fee removal in Zambia

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    Carasso Barbara S

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background User fees for primary care services were removed in rural districts in Zambia in 2006. Experience from other countries has suggested that health workers play a key role in determining the success of a fee removal policy, but also find the implementation of such a policy challenging. The policy was introduced against a backdrop of a major shortage in qualified health staff. Methods As part of a larger study on the experience and effect of user fee removal in Zambia, a number of case studies at the facility level were conducted. As part of these, quantitative and qualitative data were collected to evaluate health workers’ satisfaction and experiences in charging and non-charging facilities. Results Our findings show that health-care workers have mixed feelings about the policy change and its consequences. We found some evidence that personnel motivation was higher in non-charging facilities compared to facilities still charging. Yet it is unclear whether this effect was due to differences in the user fee policy or to the fact that a lot of staff interviewed in non-charging facilities were working in mission facilities, where we found a significantly higher motivation. Health workers expressed satisfaction with an apparent increase in the number of patients visiting the facilities and the removal of a deterring factor for many needy patients, but also complained about an increased workload. Furthermore, working conditions were said to have worsened, which staff felt was linked to the absence of additional resources to deal with the increased demand or replace the loss of revenue generated by fees. Conclusion These findings highlight the need to pay attention to supply-side measures when removing demand-side barriers such as user fees and in particular to be concerned about the burden that increased demand can place on already over-stretched health workers.

  9. 7 CFR 54.28 - Payment of fees and other charges.

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    2010-01-01

    ... furnished. Upon receipt of billing for fees and other charges for service the applicant shall remit by check... Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE (Standards... MEAT PRODUCTS (GRADING, CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) Regulations Charges for Service § 54.28 Payment...

  10. 39 CFR Appendix A to Part 265 - Fees for Computer Searches

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    2010-07-01

    ... 39 Postal Service 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fees for Computer Searches A Appendix A to Part 265 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION RELEASE OF INFORMATION... Personnel: High technical $120 per hour. Medium technical 70 per hour. Low technical 50 per hour. Computer...

  11. Billing for outpatient transplant pharmacy services.

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    Maldonado, Angela Q; Seiger, Todd C; Urann, Christina L; McCleary, Jo Ann; Goroski, Angela L; Ojogho, Okechukwu N

    2012-01-15

    The economic impact of out-patient pharmacy services in a transplant program was evaluated. Full-time kidney transplant pharmacy services were implemented at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (PSHMC) in the fall of 2008, with two pharmacists combining hours to provide one full-time-equivalent position. At PSHMC, posttransplantation patients are seen three times per week. The number of patient visits with pharmacists for 2010 was compared with the total number of patient visits. The face-to-face time spent with the patient was translated to a level of billing that was associated with a set reimbursement schedule. For each patient encounter in which a pharmacist was involved, the incremental difference between the nursing and pharmacy levels of billing was examined, as were the levels most often billed by pharmacists. The difference in billing levels between pharmacists and nurses for the same patient encounter was also evaluated. Overall, pharmacist visits accounted for 208 (22%) of the 994 out-patient kidney transplant visits in 2010, with pharmacists billing at a higher level of acuity compared with nursing for the same patient encounter 48% of the time. This translated to an approximate increase of $100 per patient visit. For the one-year study period, pharmacists utilizing facility- fee billing increased out-patient reimbursement by approximately $10,000. By utilizing outpatient facility-fee billing for pharmacy services, the transplant program at PSHMC increased reimbursement in the outpatient setting.

  12. 44 CFR 6.85 - Reproduction fees.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Reproduction fees. 6.85... HOMELAND SECURITY GENERAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRIVACY ACT OF 1974 Fees § 6.85 Reproduction fees. (a... over 81/2 x 14 inches or whose physical characteristics do not permit reproduction by routine...

  13. 25 CFR 514.1 - Annual fees.

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    2010-04-01

    ... of money wagered on class II and III games, admission fees (including table or card fees), less any... revenues: Money wagered $1,000,000 Admission fees 5,000 1,005,000 Less: Prizes paid in cash $500,000 Cost... gross revenues 456,250 (ii) For paragraph (2)(ii) of this section: Gross gaming revenues: Money wagered...

  14. 13 CFR 120.1702 - Program fee.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Program fee. 120.1702 Section 120.1702 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS LOANS Establishment of SBA... Guarantee Fee. The Ongoing Guarantee Fee is payable to SBA, and it is calculated and payable monthly from...

  15. 28 CFR 802.22 - Fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 28 Judicial Administration 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Fees. 802.22 Section 802.22 Judicial... Privacy Act § 802.22 Fees. The Agency shall charge fees under the Privacy Act for duplication of records... Information Act (See § 802.10(i)(1)). ...

  16. 12 CFR 614.4950 - Determination fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Determination fees. 614.4950 Section 614.4950... Insurance Requirements § 614.4950 Determination fees. (a) General. Notwithstanding any Federal or State law... or will be located in a special flood hazard area. A determination fee may also include, but is not...

  17. 38 CFR 36.4707 - Determination fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 38 Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Determination fees. 36...) LOAN GUARANTY Sale of Loans, Guarantee of Payment, and Flood Insurance § 36.4707 Determination fees. (a... will be located in a special flood hazard area. A determination fee may also include, but is not...

  18. 16 CFR 4.5 - Fees.

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    ... 16 Commercial Practices 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fees. 4.5 Section 4.5 Commercial Practices... same fees and mileage as are paid witnesses in the courts of the United States. (b) Presiding officers... in the courts of the United States. (c) Responsibility. The fees and mileage referred to in this...

  19. Differential Fee: From Conceptualisation to Implementation.

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    Ng, Todd C. Y.; Wong, Andrew L. S.

    A differential fee policy was adopted at the Open Learning Institute (OLI) of Hong Kong after a process of conceptualization, planning, proposal, approval and implementation. Under the differential fee policy different tuition rates were charged for different courses. The differential fee policy was conceptualized at OLI based on economics,…

  20. Financing Public Service Broadcasting

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    Berg, Christian Edelvold; Lund, Anker Brink

    2012-01-01

    Recently several European countries have abolished the traditional public service licence fee system, replacing it with direct public funding. But except for Iceland, the Nordic countries have not followed suit. The article discusses this development within a comparative framework of Public Service...... Broadcasting (PSB) financing regimes in Europe, concluding that Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden may still be considered conventional, licence fee PSB countries, but with some interesting differences in relation to competitive and market oriented alternatives of resource provision...

  1. Nuclear Waste Fund fee adequacy: An assessment: Nuclear Waste Policy Act

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    1987-06-01

    The estimated long-term impact of the costs and fees associated with disposal of defense high-level wastes (DHLW) in the Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) repository system is assessed. It is assumed that the DHLW disposal fees paid will provide funds equivalent to the OCRWM costs for disposing of this waste, including interest on costs incurred before the payment of the fee(s) to cover these costs, and the appropriate share of the common costs of the OCRWM waste disposal system. The DHLW disposal fee payments into the Nuclear Waste Fund will be subject to Congressional appropriations. This report is based on the assumptions that the first repository will open in 2003 and the second repository in 2023. In addition, this analysis features an Improved Performance System (IPS), a major component of which is a proposed (but currently unauthorized) Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility that is assumed to open in 1998. The possibility of adverse developments in inflation and real interest rates should be considered in assessing the findings of this analysis which are based on a cash flow analysis that utilized methods very similar to those employed in previous fee adequacy studies. Revisions were made in the areas of system logistics, repository schedules, real interest rates, inflation rates, and the estimation of costs for design and evaluation work, transportation, and repositories in differing host rocks. The principal recommendation is that the ongoing disposal fee should remain at 1.0 mill per (net) kilowatt-hour (kWh) for 1987 based on the assumption that defense waste fees will be adequate to cover the defense share of the program costs

  2. Immunization Schedules for Adults

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    ... ACIP Vaccination Recommendations Why Immunize? Vaccines: The Basics Immunization Schedule for Adults (19 Years of Age and ... diseases that can be prevented by vaccines . 2018 Immunization Schedule Recommended Vaccinations for Adults by Age and ...

  3. Instant Childhood Immunization Schedule

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    ... Recommendations Why Immunize? Vaccines: The Basics Instant Childhood Immunization Schedule Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir Get ... date. See Disclaimer for additional details. Based on Immunization Schedule for Children 0 through 6 Years of ...

  4. Anti-Corruption in the Health Sector: Reducing Vulnerabilities to Corruption in User Fee Systems

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    Vian, Taryn

    2006-01-01

    Designed to promote efficiency and expand access to health care services by leveraging financial contributions from patients, user fee systems are in place in government and private facilities throughout the world. Yet, without proper financial controls and personnel management systems, user fee revenue is vulnerable to corruption. This case-based brief illustrates how one hospital was able to introduce policy and system changes to reduce corruption and increase responsible stewardship of use...

  5. To retain or remove user fees?: reflections on the current debate in low- and middle-income countries.

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    James, Chris D; Hanson, Kara; McPake, Barbara; Balabanova, Dina; Gwatkin, Davidson; Hopwood, Ian; Kirunga, Christina; Knippenberg, Rudolph; Meessen, Bruno; Morris, Saul S; Preker, Alexander; Souteyrand, Yves; Tibouti, Abdelmajid; Villeneuve, Pascal; Xu, Ke

    2006-01-01

    Many low- and middle-income countries continue to search for better ways of financing their health systems. Common to many of these systems are problems of inadequate resource mobilisation, as well as inefficient and inequitable use of existing resources. The poor and other vulnerable groups who need healthcare the most are also the most affected by these shortcomings. In particular, these groups have a high reliance on user fees and other out-of-pocket expenditures on health which are both impoverishing and provide a financial barrier to care. It is within this context, and in light of recent policy initiatives on user fee removal, that a debate on the role of user fees in health financing systems has recently returned. This paper provides some reflections on the recent user fees debate, drawing from the evidence presented and subsequent discussions at a recent UNICEF consultation on user fees in the health sector, and relates the debate to the wider issue of access to adequate healthcare. It is argued that, from the wealth of evidence on user fees and other health system reforms, a broad consensus is emerging. First, user fees are an important barrier to accessing health services, especially for poor people. They also negatively impact on adherence to long-term expensive treatments. However, this is offset to some extent by potentially positive impacts on quality. Secondly, user fees are not the only barrier that the poor face. As well as other cost barriers, a number of quality, information and cultural barriers must also be overcome before the poor can access adequate health services. Thirdly, initial evidence on fee abolition in Uganda suggests that this policy has improved access to outpatient services for the poor. For this to be sustainable and effective in reaching the poor, fee removal needs to be part of a broader package of reforms that includes increased budgets to offset lost fee revenue (as was the case in Uganda). Fourthly, implementation matters

  6. 7 CFR 305.25 - Dry heat treatment schedules.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Dry heat treatment schedules. 305.25 Section 305.25... SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS Heat Treatments § 305.25 Dry heat treatment schedules. Treatment schedule Temperature ( °F) Time Directions T302-a-1-2 168 minimum At least 2 hours...

  7. Building a model-based decision support system for solving vehicle routing and driver scheduling problems under hours of service regulations.

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    2011-08-27

    "In principle, hours-of-service (HOS) regulations are intended to help truck drivers ensure get adequate rest and perform safe operations. The new HOS regulations, however, may lead to substantial cost increases for regional common carriers which hav...

  8. NASA scheduling technologies

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    Adair, Jerry R.

    1994-01-01

    This paper is a consolidated report on ten major planning and scheduling systems that have been developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). A description of each system, its components, and how it could be potentially used in private industry is provided in this paper. The planning and scheduling technology represented by the systems ranges from activity based scheduling employing artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to constraint based, iterative repair scheduling. The space related application domains in which the systems have been deployed vary from Space Shuttle monitoring during launch countdown to long term Hubble Space Telescope (HST) scheduling. This paper also describes any correlation that may exist between the work done on different planning and scheduling systems. Finally, this paper documents the lessons learned from the work and research performed in planning and scheduling technology and describes the areas where future work will be conducted.

  9. User fees: Scuba diving in Mabini, Batangas, Philippines

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    World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

    2006-01-01

    Metadata only record Batangas is a coastal marine area containing a wide range of aquatic resources which include 319 coral species, dolphins, turtles, and shorebirds. Several NGOs had provided funding for marine conservation, but due to the uncertainty in continued funding additional funding mechanisms were needed. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sought to implement a diver fee to supply the needed conservation funds. PES-1 (Payments for Environmental Services Associate Award)

  10. Perspective on methods to calculate a fee for disposal of defense high-level waste in combined (civilian/defense) repositories

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    1986-12-01

    The Department of Energy intends to send the high-level waste from defense operations to combined civilian/defense repositories for disposal. The federal government must pay a fee to cover its fair share of the cost for the disposal system. This report provides an overview perspective on the defense high-level waste (DHLW) quantities and characteristics and on potential alternatives for calculation and payment of the disposal fee. Information on the DHLW expected from government sites includes the number of waste canisters, radioactivity, thermal decay power, mass of defense reactor fuel, and total electrical energy-equivalents. Ranges in quantities are shown where different operating scenarios are being considered. Several different fee determination methods are described and fees for different quantities of waste are estimated. Information is also included on possible payment alternatives, production and shipping schedules, and credits which could be applied to the fee

  11. Service Utilization of Veterans Dually Eligible for VA...

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human ServicesService Utilization of Veterans Dually Eligible for VA and Medicare Fee-For-Service, 1999-2004 According to findings in Service Utilization of Veterans Dually...

  12. A decade of experience with a clinical pharmacokinetics service.

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    Ambrose, P J; Smith, W E; Palarea, E R

    1988-09-01

    The development, operation, and functions of the pharmacokinetics service at Memorial Medical Center of Long Beach (MMCLB) are described, and the data used to determine the quality and cost-effectiveness of the service are presented. Current functions of the pharmacokinetics service at MMCLB include making brief written comments about the interpretations of serum drug concentrations (SDCs) and oral recommendations to physicians on dosage adjustment; provision of written consultations with dosage recommendations; provision of drug information, education, and research; and development of drug dosing guidelines for the pharmacy and medical staff. During the 10-year existence of this service, costs have been justified on the basis of not only revenue generated by the service (in the form of "drug concentration scheduling" and "drug concentration evaluation" fees charged to patients) but also by cost savings resulting from the prevention of inappropriate, misleading, and potentially dangerous SDCs. An audit conducted in 1986 showed that the policy of having pharmacists schedule the sampling times for SDCs saves about $500,000 annually. Quality assurance has been documented by auditing compliance with and therapeutic effectiveness of dosing guidelines and by working with laboratory personnel to identify and prevent spurious SDC results and assay errors. The methods used by the pharmacokinetics service at MMCLB to document the benefits of the service have been vital in proving both its cost-effectiveness and its positive effect on patient care.

  13. Decomposing Fees paid to Audit Firms-Assessing Knowledge Spillovers and Independence

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    Holm, Claus

    We extend prior studies (e.g., Whisenant et al., 2003; Krishnan and Yu, 2011; Chan et al., 2012) by explicitly utilizing a stringent decomposition of total fee paid for audit services and other services in a sample of listed non-financial Danish companies. When controlling for the joint...... determination of fees pertaining to the statutory audit and non-audit services, we find support for the existence of positive knowledge spillover from non-audit to audit and the possible independence problems related to this economic bonding. In terms of the non-audit components, the knowledge spillover...

  14. 32 CFR 701.49 - Payment of fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... DOCUMENTS AFFECTING THE PUBLIC FOIA Fees § 701.49 Payment of fees. (a) Normally, fees will be collected at... failed previously to pay a fee in a timely fashion (i.e., within 30 calendar days from the date of the... previously failed to pay fees in a timely fashion (i.e., 30 calendar days) after being assessed in writing by...

  15. 75 FR 75170 - APHIS User Fee Web Site

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    2010-12-02

    ... information about APHIS' user fees, contact Mrs. Kris Caraher, Section Head, User Fees Section, Financial... contains information about the Agency's user fees. ADDRESSES: The Agency's user fee Web site is located at.... SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A user fee is a charge to identifiable recipients (e.g., individuals or firms)--users...

  16. 48 CFR 915.404-4-71-6 - Fee base.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Fee base. 915.404-4-71-6... CONTRACT TYPES CONTRACTING BY NEGOTIATION Contract Pricing 915.404-4-71-6 Fee base. (a) The fee base shown... estimate of cost to which a percentage factor is applied to determine maximum fee allowances. The fee base...

  17. Removing user fees: learning from international experience to support the process.

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    McPake, Barbara; Brikci, Nouria; Cometto, Giorgio; Schmidt, Alice; Araujo, Edson

    2011-11-01

    Removing user fees could improve service coverage and access, in particular among the poorest socio-economic groups, but quick action without prior preparation could lead to unintended effects, including quality deterioration and excessive demands on health workers. This paper illustrates the process needed to make a realistic forecast of the possible resource implications of a well-implemented user fee removal programme and proposes six steps for a successful policy change: (1) analysis of a country's initial position (including user fee level, effectiveness of exemption systems and impact of fee revenues at facility level); (2) estimation of the impact of user fee removal on service utilization; (3) estimation of the additional requirements for human resources, drugs and other inputs, and corresponding financial requirements; (4) mobilization of additional resources (both domestic and external) and development of locally-tailored strategies to compensate for the revenue gap and costs associated with increased utilization; (5) building political commitment for the policy reform; (6) communicating the policy change to all stakeholders. The authors conclude that countries that intend to remove user fees can maximize benefits and avoid potential pitfalls through the utilization of the approach and tools described.

  18. Program reference schedule baseline

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    1986-07-01

    This Program Reference Schedule Baseline (PRSB) provides the baseline Program-level milestones and associated schedules for the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program. It integrates all Program-level schedule-related activities. This schedule baseline will be used by the Director, Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM), and his staff to monitor compliance with Program objectives. Chapter 1 includes brief discussions concerning the relationship of the PRSB to the Program Reference Cost Baseline (PRCB), the Mission Plan, the Project Decision Schedule, the Total System Life Cycle Cost report, the Program Management Information System report, the Program Milestone Review, annual budget preparation, and system element plans. Chapter 2 includes the identification of all Level 0, or Program-level, milestones, while Chapter 3 presents and discusses the critical path schedules that correspond to those Level 0 milestones

  19. Scheduling for decommissioning projects

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    Podmajersky, O.E.

    1987-01-01

    This paper describes the Project Scheduling system being employed by the Decommissioning Operations Contractor at the Shippingport Station Decommissioning Project (SSDP). Results from the planning system show that the project continues to achieve its cost and schedule goals. An integrated cost and schedule control system (C/SCS) which uses the concept of earned value for measurement of performance was instituted in accordance with DOE orders. The schedule and cost variances generated by the C/SCS system are used to confirm management's assessment of project status. This paper describes the types of schedules and tools used on the SSDP project to plan and monitor the work, and identifies factors that are unique to a decommissioning project that make scheduling critical to the achievement of the project's goals. 1 fig

  20. 45 CFR 1303.3 - Right to attorney, attorney fees, and travel costs.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Right to attorney, attorney fees, and travel costs. 1303.3 Section 1303.3 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) OFFICE OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THE ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, HEAD START PROGRAM APPEAL...

  1. 78 FR 57445 - Charging Standard Administrative Fees for Nonprogram-Related Information

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    ... full cost of supplying information when a request is for a purpose not directly related to the... administrative fees for providing information and related services for nonprogram-related purposes; announcing... of providing information and related services we provide to the public for nonprogram purposes. We...

  2. 48 CFR 552.238-74 - Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting.

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    2010-10-01

    ... by the U.S. Department of Treasury, Financial Management Service. The Contractor shall use the issue... Sales Reporting. 552.238-74 Section 552.238-74 Federal Acquisition Regulations System GENERAL SERVICES....238-74 Industrial Funding Fee and Sales Reporting. As prescribed in 538.273(b)(1), insert the...

  3. 12 CFR 9.101 - Providing investment advice for a fee.

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    2010-01-01

    ... activities generally do not entail providing investment advice for a fee: (i) Financial advisory and counseling activities, including strategic planning of a financial nature, merger and acquisition advisory services, advisory and structuring services related to project finance transactions, and providing market...

  4. Scheduling nurses’ shifts at PGI Cikini Hospital

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    Nainggolan, J. C. T.; Kusumastuti, R. D.

    2018-03-01

    Hospitals play an essential role in the community by providing medical services to the public. In order to provide high quality medical services, hospitals must manage their resources (including nurses) effectively and efficiently. Scheduling of nurses’ work shifts, in particular, is crucial, and must be conducted carefully to ensure availability and fairness. This research discusses the job scheduling system for nurses in PGI Cikini Hospital, Jakarta with Goal Programming approach. The research objectives are to identify nurse scheduling criteria and find the best schedule that can meet the criteria. The model has hospital regulations (including government regulations) as hard constraints, and nurses’ preferences as soft constraints. We gather primary data (hospital regulations and nurses’ preferences) through interviews with three Head Nurses and distributing questionnaires to fifty nurses. The results show that on the best schedule, all hard constraints can be satisfied. However, only two out of four soft constraints are satisfied. Compared to current scheduling practice, the resulting schedule ensures the availability of nurses as it satisfies all hospital’s regulations and it has a higher level of fairness as it can accommodate some of the nurses’ preferences.

  5. The triangle scheduling problem

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    Dürr, Christoph; Hanzálek, Zdeněk; Konrad, Christian; Seddik, Yasmina; Sitters, R.A.; Vásquez, Óscar C.; Woeginger, Gerhard

    2017-01-01

    This paper introduces a novel scheduling problem, where jobs occupy a triangular shape on the time line. This problem is motivated by scheduling jobs with different criticality levels. A measure is introduced, namely the binary tree ratio. It is shown that the Greedy algorithm solves the problem to

  6. Hidden costs: the direct and indirect impact of user fees on access to malaria treatment and primary care in Mali.

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    Johnson, Ari; Goss, Adeline; Beckerman, Jessica; Castro, Arachu

    2012-11-01

    About 20 years after initial calls for the introduction of user fees in health systems in sub-Saharan Africa, a growing coalition is advocating for their removal. Several African countries have abolished user fees for health care for some or all of their citizens. However, fee-for-service health care delivery remains a primary health care funding model in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Although the impact of user fees on utilization of health services and household finances has been studied extensively, further research is needed to characterize the multi-faceted health and social problems associated with charging user fees. This ethnographic study aims to identify consequences of user fees on gender inequality, food insecurity, and household decision-making for a group of women living in poverty. Ethnographic life history interviews were conducted with 24 women in Yirimadjo, Mali in 2007. Purposive sampling selected participants across a broad socio-economic spectrum. Semi-structured interviews addressed participants' past medical history, socio-economic status, social and family history, and access to health care. Interview transcripts were coded using the guiding analytical framework of structural violence. Interviews revealed that user fees for health care not only decreased utilization of health services, but also resulted in delayed presentation for care, incomplete or inadequate care, compromised food security and household financial security, and reduced agency for women in health care decision making. The effects of user fees were amplified by conditions of poverty, as well as gender and health inequality; user fees in turn reinforced the inequalities created by those very conditions. The qualitative data reveal multi-faceted health and socioeconomic effects of user fees, and illustrate that user fees for health care may impact quality of care, health outcomes, food insecurity, and gender inequality, in addition to impacting health care utilization

  7. Experiences and Perceptions of Barriers to Health Services for Elderly in Rural Namibia

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    Gert Van Rooy

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available We investigate barriers to accessing health facilities (e.g., transportation and cost of services and health service delivery barriers (e.g., timeliness of services scheduling of appointments, language that the literature suggest are operative. Semistructured interviews were utilized with respondents in three purposefully selected regional research sites in Namibia. All questions were translated into local languages. It is found that although many senior citizens appreciate the use of modern health care and are exempted from paying health care consultation fees, they still prefer to use traditional health medicine because of the long distance to health care facilities, which when they decide to travel translates into high transportation costs. Referrals to hospitals become very expensive. There is a need to consider the unique issues (extended family system affecting access to health care for elderly people in Namibia to achieve equitable access to health care services.

  8. Scheduling lessons learned from the Autonomous Power System

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    Ringer, Mark J.

    1992-01-01

    The Autonomous Power System (APS) project at NASA LeRC is designed to demonstrate the applications of integrated intelligent diagnosis, control, and scheduling techniques to space power distribution systems. The project consists of three elements: the Autonomous Power Expert System (APEX) for Fault Diagnosis, Isolation, and Recovery (FDIR); the Autonomous Intelligent Power Scheduler (AIPS) to efficiently assign activities start times and resources; and power hardware (Brassboard) to emulate a space-based power system. The AIPS scheduler was tested within the APS system. This scheduler is able to efficiently assign available power to the requesting activities and share this information with other software agents within the APS system in order to implement the generated schedule. The AIPS scheduler is also able to cooperatively recover from fault situations by rescheduling the affected loads on the Brassboard in conjunction with the APEX FDIR system. AIPS served as a learning tool and an initial scheduling testbed for the integration of FDIR and automated scheduling systems. Many lessons were learned from the AIPS scheduler and are now being integrated into a new scheduler called SCRAP (Scheduler for Continuous Resource Allocation and Planning). This paper will service three purposes: an overview of the AIPS implementation, lessons learned from the AIPS scheduler, and a brief section on how these lessons are being applied to the new SCRAP scheduler.

  9. Fees for Advertisements in Public Space Incurred by a Given Bank Brand in Poland

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    Płuciennik Monika

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available This article aims to present significant changes in the rates of fees for advertisements on selected bank buildings located in public space, resulting from the implementation of the so-called "Act on Landscape Protection" (Act on amending certain acts in connection with the strengthening of landscape protection tools from 24 April 2015 (2015 Journal Of Laws, item 774. The Act on landscape protection aims to minimize the amount of signboards in city centers. It introduces significant changes regarding (a fees, (b the expanded definition of advertisements, and (c potential revisions and renewal of advertisements. The implementation of the Act causes significant inconveniences and challenges in the process advertising services. The objective of this research is to assess changes in the costs of advertising incurred by banks. More specifically, the research estimated (a fees incurred by a selected bank brand for signboards placed on all bank branches within the entire country. An altered definition of an advertisement placed in the right-of-way and in public space will cause an increase in the surface of signboards, and, therefore, an increase in fees. In addition, a new type of fee (i.e., advertising fee will increase the expenses incurred by the bank for the specified objects.

  10. Effects of Block Scheduling

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    1999-09-01

    Full Text Available This study examined the effects of a tri-schedule on the academic achievement of students in a high school. The tri-schedule consists of traditional, 4x4 block, and hybrid schedules running at the same time in the same high school. Effectiveness of the schedules was determined from the state mandated test of basic skills in reading, language, and mathematics. Students who were in a particular schedule their freshman year were tested at the beginning of their sophomore year. A statistical ANCOVA test was performed using the schedule types as independent variables and cognitive skill index and GPA as covariates. For reading and language, there was no statistically significant difference in test results. There was a statistical difference mathematics-computation. Block mathematics is an ideal format for obtaining more credits in mathematics, but the block format does little for mathematics achievement and conceptual understanding. The results have content specific implications for schools, administrations, and school boards who are considering block scheduling adoption.

  11. NRC comprehensive records disposition schedule. Revision 3

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    1998-02-01

    Title 44 US Code, ``Public Printing and Documents,`` regulations issued by the General Service Administration (GSA) in 41 CFR Chapter 101, Subchapter B, ``Management and Use of Information and Records,`` and regulations issued by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in 36 CFR Chapter 12, Subchapter B, ``Records Management,`` require each agency to prepare and issue a comprehensive records disposition schedule that contains the NARA approved records disposition schedules for records unique to the agency and contains the NARA`s General Records Schedules for records common to several or all agencies. The approved records disposition schedules specify the appropriate duration of retention and the final disposition for records created or maintained by the NRC. NUREG-0910, Rev. 3, contains ``NRC`s Comprehensive Records Disposition Schedule,`` and the original authorized approved citation numbers issued by NARA. Rev. 3 incorporates NARA approved changes and additions to the NRC schedules that have been implemented since the last revision dated March, 1992, reflects recent organizational changes implemented at the NRC, and includes the latest version of NARA`s General Records Schedule (dated August 1995).

  12. NRC comprehensive records disposition schedule. Revision 3

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    1998-02-01

    Title 44 US Code, ''Public Printing and Documents,'' regulations issued by the General Service Administration (GSA) in 41 CFR Chapter 101, Subchapter B, ''Management and Use of Information and Records,'' and regulations issued by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in 36 CFR Chapter 12, Subchapter B, ''Records Management,'' require each agency to prepare and issue a comprehensive records disposition schedule that contains the NARA approved records disposition schedules for records unique to the agency and contains the NARA's General Records Schedules for records common to several or all agencies. The approved records disposition schedules specify the appropriate duration of retention and the final disposition for records created or maintained by the NRC. NUREG-0910, Rev. 3, contains ''NRC's Comprehensive Records Disposition Schedule,'' and the original authorized approved citation numbers issued by NARA. Rev. 3 incorporates NARA approved changes and additions to the NRC schedules that have been implemented since the last revision dated March, 1992, reflects recent organizational changes implemented at the NRC, and includes the latest version of NARA's General Records Schedule (dated August 1995)

  13. Schedule-Aware Workflow Management Systems

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    Mans, Ronny S.; Russell, Nick C.; van der Aalst, Wil M. P.; Moleman, Arnold J.; Bakker, Piet J. M.

    Contemporary workflow management systems offer work-items to users through specific work-lists. Users select the work-items they will perform without having a specific schedule in mind. However, in many environments work needs to be scheduled and performed at particular times. For example, in hospitals many work-items are linked to appointments, e.g., a doctor cannot perform surgery without reserving an operating theater and making sure that the patient is present. One of the problems when applying workflow technology in such domains is the lack of calendar-based scheduling support. In this paper, we present an approach that supports the seamless integration of unscheduled (flow) and scheduled (schedule) tasks. Using CPN Tools we have developed a specification and simulation model for schedule-aware workflow management systems. Based on this a system has been realized that uses YAWL, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Outlook, and a dedicated scheduling service. The approach is illustrated using a real-life case study at the AMC hospital in the Netherlands. In addition, we elaborate on the experiences obtained when developing and implementing a system of this scale using formal techniques.

  14. Education fees: Indexation of the amounts for accommodation, meals and school transport for the 2010-2011 academic year

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    2010-01-01

    At its meeting on 21 September 2010, the Standing Concertation Committee approved the calculated indexation of the amounts for accommodation, meals and school transport for the 2010-2011 academic year. Accommodation fees for the 2010-2011 academic year will be paid in the form of a lump sum of 537 CHF per month (paid at the rate of 100%). The amount used for the calculation of meal payments will be 18 CHF per meal (paid at the rate of 75%). The ceiling for school transport fees has been set at 615 CHF for the 2010-2011 academic year. Education Fees Service Tel. 72862 / 71421

  15. Education fees: Indexation of the amounts for accommodation, meals and school transport for the 2011-2012 academic year

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    2011-01-01

    At its meeting on 1 September 2011, the Standing Concertation Committee approved the calculated indexation of the amounts for accommodation, meals and school transport for the 2011-2012 academic year.  Accommodation fees for the 2011-2012 academic year will be paid in the form of a lump sum of 545 CHF per month (paid at the rate of 100%). The amount used for the calculation of meal payments will be 18.50 CHF per meal (paid at the rate of 75%). The ceiling for school transport fees has been set at 627 CHF for the 2011-2012 academic year. Education Fees Service Tel. 72862 / 71421

  16. Storage fee analysis for a nuclear waste terminal storage facility. Final report

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    1976-09-01

    A model was developed for determining a pricing schedule designed to recover federal government costs incurred in the development, design, construction, operation, decommissioning, and surveillance of a federal repository for high-level waste generated by the commercial nuclear power industry. As currently constructed, the model computes current dollar prices on a yearly basis for a single unit charge or a split fee based upon two user-provided quantity flows. Over the period of facility operation, the computed-cost schedule shows variability on a year-to-year basis only within specified ranges. The model uses as basic input data: cost schedule for the federal repository; quantity flow schedule for each factor to be charged; schedule for escalation rate, discount rate, and interest rate; and fraction of costs to be recovered on each quantity flow if the split-fee option is used. The model allows testing of these variables in order to determine the relative significance of each component with regard to cost to, and impact on, the nuclear power industry. Another feature of the model is its versatility. Not only is the user able to specify the percent of total costs to be covered by each method of fee assessment listed above but also the user can specify a revenue-cost ratio, an option that would prove useful in trying to assess the general uncertainty involved when dealing in the future. In addition, the model accepts either current-dollar or constant-dollar cost measures, and in the case of the latter escalates the costs with user-provided assumptions.

  17. Storage fee analysis for a nuclear waste terminal storage facility. Final report

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    1976-09-01

    A model was developed for determining a pricing schedule designed to recover federal government costs incurred in the development, design, construction, operation, decommissioning, and surveillance of a federal repository for high-level waste generated by the commercial nuclear power industry. As currently constructed, the model computes current dollar prices on a yearly basis for a single unit charge or a split fee based upon two user-provided quantity flows. Over the period of facility operation, the computed-cost schedule shows variability on a year-to-year basis only within specified ranges. The model uses as basic input data: cost schedule for the federal repository; quantity flow schedule for each factor to be charged; schedule for escalation rate, discount rate, and interest rate; and fraction of costs to be recovered on each quantity flow if the split-fee option is used. The model allows testing of these variables in order to determine the relative significance of each component with regard to cost to, and impact on, the nuclear power industry. Another feature of the model is its versatility. Not only is the user able to specify the percent of total costs to be covered by each method of fee assessment listed above but also the user can specify a revenue-cost ratio, an option that would prove useful in trying to assess the general uncertainty involved when dealing in the future. In addition, the model accepts either current-dollar or constant-dollar cost measures, and in the case of the latter escalates the costs with user-provided assumptions

  18. The article presents the analysis results of the production processes aimed at service production. The main features of service production are described and the terms of service production are formulated. It has been demonstrated, that airports can be considered as a service production enterprise. The specific features of the production peculiar to airports are noted. The production process at the airport is associated with the need to fulfill certain processes in real time, the presenceof random factors affecting the process (weather conditions, schedule changes, etc., special safety requirements, which lead to increase of the role of production informatization

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    Full Text Available The article presents the analysis results of the production processes aimed at service production. The main features of service production are described and the terms of service production are formulated. It has been demonstrated, that air- ports can be considered as a service production enterprise. The specific features of the production peculiar to airports are noted. The production process at the airport is associated with the need to fulfill certain processes in real time, the presenceof random factors affecting the process (weather conditions, schedule changes, etc., special safety requirements, which lead to increase of the role of production informatization.

  19. 40 CFR 195.20 - Fee payments.

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    ... Fees (IRAA), P.O. Box 952491, St. Louis, Missouri, 63195-2491. The fee payment shall include the... fixed costs (e.g., updating examinations) and increases/decreases in variable costs due to inflation and... organizations should pay to enable it to recover its fixed and variable costs each year for each program. EPA...

  20. 49 CFR 511.49 - Fees.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Fees. 511.49 Section 511.49 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ADJUDICATIVE PROCEDURES Hearings § 511.49 Fees. (a) Witnesses. Any person compelled...

  1. 7 CFR 6.33 - License fee.

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    .... Where the license at issue is a historical license, this will result, pursuant to § 6.23(b), in the person's loss of historical eligibility for such license. (d) Licensees may elect not to accept certain... License fee. (a) A fee will be assessed each quota year for each license to defray the Department's costs...

  2. 78 FR 18535 - Respirator Certification Fees

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    ... Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use) J. Plain Writing Act of... approval, production facility inspection (site qualification fee), and for verification of on-going quality...], facility maintenance, and testing capacity maintenance [test equipment depreciation]), and testing fees...

  3. 45 CFR 1705.10 - Fees.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Fees. 1705.10 Section 1705.10 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE PRIVACY REGULATIONS § 1705.10 Fees. (a) The Commission will not charge an individual for the costs of...

  4. 12 CFR 22.8 - Determination fees.

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    ... 12 Banks and Banking 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Determination fees. 22.8 Section 22.8 Banks and... HAZARDS § 22.8 Determination fees. (a) General. Notwithstanding any Federal or State law other than the... home securing the loan is located or will be located in a special flood hazard area. A determination...

  5. Tertiary Education Fees Public Opinion Poll, Australia.

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    McNair Anderson Associates Pty., Ltd., (Australia).

    The public reaction to the proposal that the Australian government should reintroduce fees for tertiary education was surveyed in 1985. The influence of the proposal on the way people would vote in a federal election was also investigated. The fee would be between $900 and $1,500 per year for full-time tertiary education. As part of a McNair…

  6. 10 CFR 1707.301 - Fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fees. 1707.301 Section 1707.301 Energy DEFENSE NUCLEAR..., allowance, and benefits). Fees for duplication will be the same as those charged by DNFSB in its Freedom of... (authentication) of copies of records. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board may certify that records are...

  7. 13 CFR 107.692 - Examination fees.

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    ... Addition—% of base examination fee No prior violations 15 Partnership or limited liability company 5... liability company, you will pay an additional charge equal to 5% of your base fee; (4) If you are a Licensee... COMPANIES Recordkeeping, Reporting, and Examination Requirements for Licensees Examinations of Licensees by...

  8. Taxes, Tuition Fees and Education for Pleasure

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    Malchow-Møller, Nikolaj; Nielsen, Søren Bo; Skaksen, Jan Rose

    2011-01-01

    The fact that education provides both a productive and a consumptive (nonproductive) return has important and, in some cases, dramatic implications for optimal taxes and tuition fees. Using a simple model, we show that when the consumption share in education is endogenous and tuition fees...

  9. AECB Cost Recovery Fees Regulations, amendment

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    1991-01-01

    The amendment to the Regulations was published on 24 October 1991 (SOR/91-590,Canada Gazette Part II, Vol.125, No 23). It modifies the list of institutions exempted from paying cost recovery fees (licence fees) to the Atomic Energy Control Board. The exemptions now include educational and health care institutions as well as Departments. (NEA)

  10. 76 FR 6702 - Private Transfer Fees

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    2011-02-08

    ...; American College of Real Estate Lawyers; Institute of Real Estate Management; Coalition to Stop Wall Street Home Resale Fees; Sierra Club; numerous State and regional real estate agent associations; real estate... transfer fee covenants included many local real estate agent associations and private citizens. The real...

  11. 14 CFR 406.161 - Witness fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Witness fees. 406.161 Section 406.161 Aeronautics and Space COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... the same fees and mileage expenses as are paid to a witness in a court of the United States in...

  12. 49 CFR 1572.501 - Fee collection.

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    2010-10-01

    ... agent in accordance with the requirements of this section. Applications submitted in accordance with 49... $60.00. (e) Form of fee. The TSA vendor will collect the fee required to obtain or renew a TWIC and... implementing OMB Circular A-76, weighted by the pay and non-pay proportions of total funding for that fiscal...

  13. 46 CFR 298.15 - Investigation fee.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Eligibility § 298.15 Investigation fee. (a) In general. Before we issue a Letter Commitment, you shall pay us... security, Vessel inspection during construction, reconstruction, or reconditioning (where applicable) and... percent on all Obligations to be issued in excess of $10,000,000. (c) Credit for filing fee. You will...

  14. 76 FR 53636 - Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees

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    ... CFR Part 310 RIN 3084-AA98 Telemarketing Sales Rule Fees AGENCY: Federal Trade Commission. ACTION... Telemarketing Sales Rule (``TSR'') by updating the fees ] charged to entities accessing the National Do Not Call... Advertising, Consumer protection, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Telephone, Trade practices...

  15. 31 CFR 323.5 - Fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... TREASURY BUREAU OF THE PUBLIC DEBT DISCLOSURE OF RECORDS § 323.5 Fees. The fees provided in part 1 of title... made for advising a person who has submitted satisfactory evidence of ownership as to the status of a... of the Public Debt that the person requesting the information is entitled to the record requested...

  16. 10 CFR 1303.108 - Fees.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Fees. 1303.108 Section 1303.108 Energy NUCLEAR WASTE TECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD PUBLIC INFORMATION AND REQUESTS § 1303.108 Fees. (a) General. The Board shall charge.... Review time includes time spent considering any formal objection to disclosure made by a business...

  17. 75 FR 30704 - Arbitration Services

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    ... FEDERAL MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE 29 CFR Part 1404 RIN 3076-AA12 Arbitration Services... the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) rules pertaining to arbitration services. It... party for an arbitration list or panel based on the party's non-payment of arbitrator fees. In addition...

  18. Project Schedule Simulation

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    Mizouni, Rabeb; Lazarova-Molnar, Sanja

    2015-01-01

    Despite several attempts to accurately predict duration and cost of software projects, initial plans still do not reflect real-life situations. Since commitments with customers are usually decided based on these initial plans, software companies frequently fail to deliver on time and many projects...... overrun both their budget and time. To improve the quality of initial project plans, we show in this paper the importance of (1) reflecting features’ priorities/risk in task schedules and (2) considering uncertainties related to human factors in plan schedules. To make simulation tasks reflect features......’ priority as well as multimodal team allocation, enhanced project schedules (EPS), where remedial actions scenarios (RAS) are added, were introduced. They reflect potential schedule modifications in case of uncertainties and promote a dynamic sequencing of involved tasks rather than the static conventional...

  19. Childhood Vaccine Schedule

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    ... Navigation Bar Home Current Issue Past Issues Childhood Vaccine Schedule Past Issues / Spring 2008 Table of Contents ... please turn Javascript on. When to Vaccinate What Vaccine Why Birth (or any age if not previously ...

  20. Location-based Scheduling

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    Andersson, Niclas; Christensen, Knud

    the predominant scheduling method since it was introduced in the late 1950s. Over the years, CPM has proven to be a very powerful technique for planning, scheduling and controlling projects, which among other things is indicated by the development of a large number of CPM-based software applications available...... on the market. However, CPM is primarily an activity based method that takes the activity as the unit of focus and there is criticism raised, specifically in the case of construction projects, on the method for deficient management of construction work and continuous flow of resources. To seek solutions...... to the identified limitations of the CPM method, an alternative planning and scheduling methodology that includes locations is tested. Location-based Scheduling (LBS) implies a shift in focus, from primarily the activities to the flow of work through the various locations of the project, i.e. the building. LBS uses...

  1. CERN confirms LHC schedule

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    2003-01-01

    The CERN Council held its 125th session on 20 June. Highlights of the meeting included confirmation that the LHC is on schedule for a 2007 start-up, and the announcement of a new organizational structure in 2004.

  2. Decentralized Ground Staff Scheduling

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    Sørensen, M. D.; Clausen, Jens

    2002-01-01

    Typically, ground staff scheduling is centrally planned for each terminal in an airport. The advantage of this is that the staff is efficiently utilized, but a disadvantage is that staff spends considerable time walking between stands. In this paper a decentralized approach for ground staff...... scheduling is investigated. The airport terminal is divided into zones, where each zone consists of a set of stands geographically next to each other. Staff is assigned to work in only one zone and the staff scheduling is planned decentralized for each zone. The advantage of this approach is that the staff...... work in a smaller area of the terminal and thus spends less time walking between stands. When planning decentralized the allocation of stands to flights influences the staff scheduling since the workload in a zone depends on which flights are allocated to stands in the zone. Hence solving the problem...

  3. ATLAS construction schedule

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    Kotamaki, M

    The goal during the last few months has been to freeze and baseline as much as possible the schedules of various ATLAS systems and activities. The main motivations for the re-baselining of the schedules have been the new LHC schedule aiming at first collisions in early 2006 and the encountered delays in civil engineering as well as in the production of some of the detectors. The process was started by first preparing a new installation schedule that takes into account all the new external constraints and the new ATLAS staging scenario. The installation schedule version 3 was approved in the March EB and it provides the Ready For Installation (RFI) milestones for each system, i.e. the date when the system should be available for the start of the installation. TCn is now interacting with the systems aiming at a more realistic and resource loaded version 4 before the end of the year. Using the new RFI milestones as driving dates a new summary schedule has been prepared, or is under preparation, for each system....

  4. 32 CFR 701.52 - Computation of fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Computation of fees. 701.52 Section 701.52... THE NAVY DOCUMENTS AFFECTING THE PUBLIC FOIA Fees § 701.52 Computation of fees. (a) It is imperative... costs, as requesters may solicit a copy of that document to ensure accurate computation of fees. Costs...

  5. 48 CFR 1816.405-271 - Base fee.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 true Base fee. 1816.405-271... CONTRACTING METHODS AND CONTRACT TYPES TYPES OF CONTRACTS Incentive Contracts 1816.405-271 Base fee. (a) A base fee shall not be used on CPAF contracts for which the periodic award fee evaluations are final...

  6. 48 CFR 970.1504-1-7 - Fee base.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Fee base. 970.1504-1-7... REGULATIONS DOE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTS Contracting by Negotiation 970.1504-1-7 Fee base. (a) The fee base is an estimate of necessary allowable costs, with some exclusions. It is used in the fee...

  7. 48 CFR 752.216-70 - Award fee.

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    2010-10-01

    ... award-fee contract is contemplated. Award Fee (MAY 1997) (a) The Government shall pay the Contractor for... Officer shall release 75 percent of all fee withholds under this contract after receipt of the certified... FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Texts of Provisions and Clauses 752.216-70 Award fee...

  8. From traditional to modern fee systems.

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    Bilitewski, Bernd

    2008-12-01

    This paper deals with the environmentally important issue regarding how best to motivate citizens to reduce their individual waste production. The paper discusses the pros and cons of the various financial incentives incorporated into the waste charging mechanism, pay-as-you-throw (PAYT). Pay-as-you-throw breaks with the tradition of paying for waste services through general blanket taxes or levies in the form of flat rates in that households are required to pay individually adjusted fees in the same way as water and electricity bills are calculated on an individual consumption basis. This difference is achieved through the interplay of three principal components which mark the technical implementation of PAYT: identification as a vehicle to attain accountability, measurement of the generated waste and/or corresponding services, and unit pricing as the basis for individual charges proportional to the extent of the obtained services. However, any motivating factor for inducing citizens to dispose of their recyclable discards and residual waste must be supported by a well developed collection infrastructure, good media information and an appropriate, transparent charging policy. Of particular importance is the use of a multi-tiered charge model, i.e., the charging of a fixed minimum fee plus certain variable components payable in respect of the service structure. The introduction of a basic charge, albeit reducing the intensity of the incentives created by the PAYT system, ensures that certain fixed costs for the provision of waste services will be covered independently from the actual waste developments and, at the same time, minimises the temptation to attempt to bypass the system. Such an arrangement for the waste charges neither contradicts the principle of pay-as-you-throw nor does it impair the waste diversion for which it is implemented. Waste statistics and figures representing the waste charging situation in Germany indicate that there is a relatively good

  9. Adaptive resource allocation for efficient patient scheduling

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    Vermeulen, Ivan B.; Bohte, Sander M.; Elkhuizen, Sylvia G.; Lameris, Han; Bakker, Piet J. M.; La Poutré, Han

    2009-01-01

    Efficient scheduling of patient appointments on expensive resources is a complex and dynamic task. A resource is typically used by several patient groups. To service these groups, resource capacity is often allocated per group, explicitly or implicitly. Importantly, due to fluctuations in demand,

  10. Planning and scheduling - A schedule's performance

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    Whitman, N.M.

    1993-01-01

    Planning and scheduling is a process whose time has come to PSI Energy. With an awareness of the challenges ahead, individuals must look for ways to enhance the corporate competitiveness. Working toward this goal means that each individual has to dedicate themselves to this more competitive corporate environment. Being competitive may be defined as the ability of each employee to add value to the corporation's economic well being. The timely and successful implementation of projects greatly enhances competitiveness. Those projects that do not do well often suffer from lack of proper execution - not for lack of talent or strategic vision. Projects are consumers of resources such as cash and people. They produce a return when completed and will generate a better return when properly completed utilizing proven project management techniques. Completing projects on time, within budget and meeting customer expectations is the way a corporation builds it's future. This paper offers suggestions on implementing planning and scheduling and provides a review of results in the form of management reports

  11. Are the fees that the traditional health practitioner charges generally lower than that of the medical practitioner?

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    Gabriel Louw

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background The cost of healthcare is a matter of concern for the public and the authorities. When a new healthcare provider enters the healthcare market, specifically the private sector, it is crucial to know if the fees will be affordable, especially when that service provider claims to be able to offer a far less expensive service than his competitors. The newcomer, the traditional health practitioner, was awarded statutory status in South Africa in terms of the Traditional Health Practitioners Act No 22 (2007. Although the training and skills of the various types of health practitioners are central to their ability to deliver an effective health service and influence the specific fee that the practitioner will charge, the focus of this research is only the financial aspect. Factors such as the nature, complexity, risk and difficulty level of procedures influence fees. The question here is whether the traditional health practitioner’s fees are in general lower in comparison with that of the medical practitioner. Aims The study aimed to determine if the fees of the traditional health practitioner are in general lower in comparison with that of the medical practitioner. Methods This is an exploratory and descriptive study that makes use of a historical approach by means of investigation and a literature review. The emphasis is on using current documentation like articles, books and newspapers as primary sources to reflect on whether the fees of the traditional health practitioner are generally lower than that of the medical practitioner. The findings are offered in narrative form. Results The research could not uncover any evidence to support the claim that the fees of the traditional health practitioner are lower in comparison with that of the medical practitioner. Conclusion This research could not confirm that the fees of the traditional health practitioner are in general lower when compared with that of the medical practitioner

  12. 75 FR 32483 - Prescription Drug User Fee Act; Meetings on Reauthorization; Request for Notification of...

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    2010-06-08

    .../Legislation/FederalFoodDrugandCosmeticActFDCAct/SignificantAmendmentstotheFDCAct/FoodandDrugAdministration... DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0128] Prescription Drug User Fee Act; Meetings on Reauthorization; Request for Notification of Stakeholder Intention...

  13. 45 CFR 61.13 - Fees applicable to requests for information.

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    2010-10-01

    ... requests for information from the HIPDB, except requests from Federal agencies. However, for purposes of... electronic data processing equipment to collect and maintain information—the actual cost of the service... 45 Public Welfare 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Fees applicable to requests for information. 61.13...

  14. Is the jury still out on the impact of user fees in Africa? A review of ...

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    Unofficial charging has also been found to be common, representing a further barrier to modern health services. In conclusion, due to the variety of experiences with user fees there is no standard policy that can be applied throughout Africa. Instead the willingness and capacity to pay, solidarity, access to alternative health ...

  15. 42 CFR 488.30 - Revisit user fee for revisit surveys.

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    2010-10-01

    ... Provisions § 488.30 Revisit user fee for revisit surveys. (a) Definitions. As used in this section, the following definitions apply: Certification (both initial and recertification) means those activities as... allegation of noncompliance, as defined in § 488.1. Provider of services, provider, or supplier has the...

  16. 30 CFR 202.353 - Measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties and direct use fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... gallons to the nearest hundred gallons. (e) You need not report the quality of geothermal resources... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Measurement standards for reporting and paying royalties and direct use fees. 202.353 Section 202.353 Mineral Resources MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE...

  17. 78 FR 42972 - Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on the John Day River, Oregon

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    2013-07-18

    ... proposing to begin collecting fees for day and overnight trips (floats) on the Service Creek (River Mile 157... the confluence of the John Day River and the Columbia River, Oregon. The John Day River system was... manage visitor use, protect natural resources, and achieve the goals of the John Day Basin Resource...

  18. 'No Win, No Fee', Cost-Shifting and the Costs of Civil Litigation

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    Fenn, Paul; Grembi, Veronica; Rickman, Neil

    Expenditure on legal services has been rising for much of the last two decades and has attracted considerable policy attention in the UK. We argue that an important reason for this increase lies within the introduction of 'no win no fee' schemes in 1995 and a subsequent amendment which allowed...

  19. 9 CFR 130.10 - User fees for pet birds.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false User fees for pet birds. 130.10... AGRICULTURE USER FEES USER FEES § 130.10 User fees for pet birds. (a) User fees for pet birds of U.S. origin returning to the United States, except pet birds of U.S. origin returning from Canada, are as follows...

  20. Experience in scheduled maintenance

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    Tsai, M.T.

    1985-01-01

    As outage management affects both the cost and reliability of a nuclear power plant, performance of a scheduled maintenance outage in an efficient and effective manner is an important task in the operation of nuclear power plant. This paper covers the experience gained in the past ten refueling outages for the two BWR units at the First Nuclear Power Station of Taipower. The key to optimizing both the cost and schedule of a refueling outage is to maintain a high level of quality workmanship. The outage management in planning, scheduling, preparation, coordination, and cooperation, accompanied by the qualified in-house capability and sufficient outside support, have placed the refueling outages at the FNPS in a well controlled situation and have established the capacity factors of these two BWR units at a level which is 20% higher than the world average in the past years

  1. 7 CFR 305.29 - Vacuum heat treatment schedule.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Vacuum heat treatment schedule. 305.29 Section 305.29... SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PHYTOSANITARY TREATMENTS Heat Treatments § 305.29 Vacuum heat treatment schedule. T111-a-1. Place bay leaves in a vacuum chamber. Starting at 0 hour, gradually reduce to 0.133 Kpa...

  2. 24 CFR 982.517 - Utility allowance schedule.

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    2010-04-01

    ... DEVELOPMENT SECTION 8 TENANT BASED ASSISTANCE: HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM Rent and Housing Assistance Payment § 982.517 Utility allowance schedule. (a) Maintaining schedule. (1) The PHA must maintain a... utilities and services paid by energy-conservative households that occupy housing of similar size and type...

  3. Air Carrier Industry Scheduled Service Traffic Stats.

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    2009-07-01

    Effective October 2002, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) modified the T-100/T-100(f) Traffic Reporting System to remove the distinction between large and small aircraft. All U.S. certificated and commuter air carriers and all foreign air c...

  4. Financial incentives and psychiatric services in Australia: an empirical analysis of three policy changes.

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    Doessel, D P; Scheurer, Roman W; Chant, David C; Whiteford, Harvey

    2007-01-01

    Australia has a national, compulsory and universal health insurance scheme, called Medicare. In 1996 the Government changed the Medicare Benefit Schedule Book in such a way as to create different financial incentives for consumers or producers of out-of-hospital private psychiatric services, once an individual consumer had received 50 such services in a 12-month period. The Australian Government introduced a new Item (319) to cover some special cases that were affected by the policy change. At the same time, the Commonwealth introduced a 'fee-freeze' for all medical services. The purpose of this study is two-fold. First, it is necessary to describe the three policy interventions (the constraints on utilization, the operation of the new Item and the general 'fee-freeze'.) The new Item policy was essentially a mechanism to 'dampen' the effect of the 'constraint' policy, and these two policy changes will be consequently analysed as a single intervention. The second objective is to evaluate the policy intervention in terms of the (stated) Australian purpose of reducing utilization of psychiatric services, and thus reducing financial outlays. Thus, it is important to separate out the different effects of the three policies that were introduced at much the same time in November 1996 and January 1997. The econometric results indicate that the composite policy change (constraining services and the new 319 Item) had a statistically significant effect. The analysis of the Medicare Benefit (in constant prices) indicates that the 'fee-freeze' policy also had a statistically significant effect. This enables separate determination of the several policy changes. In fact, the empirical results indicate that the Commonwealth Government underestimated the 'savings' that would arise from the 'constraint' policy.

  5. Automated Scheduling Via Artificial Intelligence

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    Biefeld, Eric W.; Cooper, Lynne P.

    1991-01-01

    Artificial-intelligence software that automates scheduling developed in Operations Mission Planner (OMP) research project. Software used in both generation of new schedules and modification of existing schedules in view of changes in tasks and/or available resources. Approach based on iterative refinement. Although project focused upon scheduling of operations of scientific instruments and other equipment aboard spacecraft, also applicable to such terrestrial problems as scheduling production in factory.

  6. Fuzzy HRRN CPU Scheduling Algorithm

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    Bashir Alam; R. Biswas; M. Alam

    2011-01-01

    There are several scheduling algorithms like FCFS, SRTN, RR, priority etc. Scheduling decisions of these algorithms are based on parameters which are assumed to be crisp. However, in many circumstances these parameters are vague. The vagueness of these parameters suggests that scheduler should use fuzzy technique in scheduling the jobs. In this paper we have proposed a novel CPU scheduling algorithm Fuzzy HRRN that incorporates fuzziness in basic HRRN using fuzzy Technique FIS.

  7. Long-term home care scheduling

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    Gamst, Mette; Jensen, Thomas Sejr

    In several countries, home care is provided for certain citizens living at home. The long-term home care scheduling problem is to generate work plans spanning several days such that a high quality of service is maintained and the overall cost is kept as low as possible. A solution to the problem...... provides detailed information on visits and visit times for each employee on each of the covered days. We propose a branch-and-price algorithm for the long-term home care scheduling problem. The pricing problem generates one-day plans for an employee, and the master problem merges the plans with respect...

  8. Changing Utilization of Noninvasive Diagnostic Imaging Over 2 Decades: An Examination Family-Focused Analysis of Medicare Claims Using the Neiman Imaging Types of Service Categorization System.

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    Rosman, David A; Duszak, Richard; Wang, Wenyi; Hughes, Danny R; Rosenkrantz, Andrew B

    2018-02-01

    The objective of our study was to use a new modality and body region categorization system to assess changing utilization of noninvasive diagnostic imaging in the Medicare fee-for-service population over a recent 20-year period (1994-2013). All Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule services billed between 1994 and 2013 were identified using Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary master files. Billed codes for diagnostic imaging were classified using the Neiman Imaging Types of Service (NITOS) coding system by both modality and body region. Utilization rates per 1000 beneficiaries were calculated for families of services. Among all diagnostic imaging modalities, growth was greatest for MRI (+312%) and CT (+151%) and was lower for ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and radiography and fluoroscopy (range, +1% to +31%). Among body regions, service growth was greatest for brain (+126%) and spine (+74%) imaging; showed milder growth (range, +18% to +67%) for imaging of the head and neck, breast, abdomen and pelvis, and extremity; and showed slight declines (range, -2% to -7%) for cardiac and chest imaging overall. The following specific imaging service families showed massive (> +100%) growth: cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, and breast MRI. NITOS categorization permits identification of temporal shifts in noninvasive diagnostic imaging by specific modality- and region-focused families, providing a granular understanding and reproducible analysis of global changes in imaging overall. Service family-level perspectives may help inform ongoing policy efforts to optimize imaging utilization and appropriateness.

  9. Exploratory study : vehicle mileage fees in Texas.

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    2011-01-01

    This project evaluates Vehicle Mileage (VM) fees as a possible funding mechanism for meeting the State of Texas : long-term transportation needs. Researchers conducted listening sessions with the general public and stakeholders to : gather input o...

  10. PRIA 3 Fee Determination Decision Tree

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    The PRIA 3 decision tree will help applicants requesting a pesticide registration or certain tolerance action to accurately identify the category of their application and the amount of the required fee before they submit the application.

  11. 28 CFR 36.505 - Attorneys fees.

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    2010-07-01

    ... ACCOMMODATIONS AND IN COMMERCIAL FACILITIES Enforcement § 36.505 Attorneys fees. In any action or administrative proceeding commenced pursuant to the Act or this part, the court or agency, in its discretion, may allow the...

  12. 24 CFR 984.302 - Administrative fees.

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    2010-04-01

    ... costs incurred by PHAs in carrying out the public housing FSS programs. These costs are subject to... program. The administrative fees paid to PHAs for HUD-approved costs associated with operation of an FSS...

  13. Hybrid job shop scheduling

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    Schutten, Johannes M.J.

    1995-01-01

    We consider the problem of scheduling jobs in a hybrid job shop. We use the term 'hybrid' to indicate that we consider a lot of extensions of the classic job shop, such as transportation times, multiple resources, and setup times. The Shifting Bottleneck procedure can be generalized to deal with

  14. Iterative robust multiprocessor scheduling

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    Adyanthaya, S.; Geilen, M.; Basten, T.; Voeten, J.; Schiffelers, R.

    2015-01-01

    General purpose platforms are characterized by unpredictable timing behavior. Real-time schedules of tasks on general purpose platforms need to be robust against variations in task execution times. We define robustness in terms of the expected number of tasks that miss deadlines. We present an

  15. Practical job shop scheduling

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    Schutten, Johannes M.J.

    1998-01-01

    The Shifting Bottleneck procedure is an intuitive and reasonably good approximation algorithm for the notoriously difficult classical job shop scheduling problem. The principle of decomposing a classical job shop problem into a series of single-machine problems can also easily be applied to job shop

  16. CMS multicore scheduling strategy

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    Yzquierdo, Antonio Pérez-Calero; Hernández, Jose; Holzman, Burt; Majewski, Krista; McCrea, Alison

    2014-01-01

    In the next years, processor architectures based on much larger numbers of cores will be most likely the model to continue 'Moore's Law' style throughput gains. This not only results in many more jobs in parallel running the LHC Run 1 era monolithic applications, but also the memory requirements of these processes push the workernode architectures to the limit. One solution is parallelizing the application itself, through forking and memory sharing or through threaded frameworks. CMS is following all of these approaches and has a comprehensive strategy to schedule multicore jobs on the GRID based on the glideinWMS submission infrastructure. The main component of the scheduling strategy, a pilot-based model with dynamic partitioning of resources that allows the transition to multicore or whole-node scheduling without disallowing the use of single-core jobs, is described. This contribution also presents the experiences made with the proposed multicore scheduling schema and gives an outlook of further developments working towards the restart of the LHC in 2015.

  17. 75 FR 33763 - Notice of Proposed New Recreation Fee Sites; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Title VIII...

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    2010-06-15

    ... are on-site amenities. The Forest Service proposes to charge $3 per person per day for shooters aged... charge $8 per night for a single site. Wolf Ford Campground is located within the Cradle of Forestry... installed in late summer. The Forest Service proposes to charge $8 for a single site. The fees listed are...

  18. 77 FR 39519 - Records Schedules; Availability and Request for Comments

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    2012-07-03

    ... containing results of telephone service customer satisfaction surveys. 19. Federal Communications Commission... disposal or reduce the retention period of records already authorized for disposal. NARA invites public... accumulation, agency records managers prepare schedules proposing retention periods for records and submit...

  19. Endoscopy Practice Management, Fee Structures, and Marketing.

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    Divers, Stephen J

    2015-09-01

    Although our knowledge and appreciation of endoscopic procedures in exotic pets is extensive, associated management practices, including equipment preferences and fee structures, have rarely been discussed. This short article highlights the results of a small survey of 35 experienced exotic animal endoscopists and details their equipment ownership/preferences and fee structures. The importance of marketing is also emphasized. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Optimal investment and scheduling of distributed energy resources with uncertainty in electric vehicles driving schedules

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    Cardoso, Goncalo [Technical Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal); Stadler, Michael [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Center for Energy and Innovation Technologies (Austria); Bozchalui, Mohammed C. [NEC Laboratories American Inc., Irving, TX (United States); Sharma, Ratnesh [NEC Laboratories American Inc., Irving, TX (United States); Marnay, Chris [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Barbosa-Povoa, Ana [Technical Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal); Ferrao, Paulo [Technical Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal)

    2013-12-06

    The large scale penetration of electric vehicles (EVs) will introduce technical challenges to the distribution grid, but also carries the potential for vehicle-to-grid services. Namely, if available in large enough numbers, EVs can be used as a distributed energy resource (DER) and their presence can influence optimal DER investment and scheduling decisions in microgrids. In this work, a novel EV fleet aggregator model is introduced in a stochastic formulation of DER-CAM [1], an optimization tool used to address DER investment and scheduling problems. This is used to assess the impact of EV interconnections on optimal DER solutions considering uncertainty in EV driving schedules. Optimization results indicate that EVs can have a significant impact on DER investments, particularly if considering short payback periods. Furthermore, results suggest that uncertainty in driving schedules carries little significance to total energy costs, which is corroborated by results obtained using the stochastic formulation of the problem.