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This book's goal is to offer medical practice leadership teams practical guidance on navigating the shift from volume-based to value-based managed care contractual relationships. Medical practices - both independent and affiliated - that understand how their organization can and should position themselves for the future will have a significant advantage over the competition. Honestly identifying where you are and defining where you want to be begins with developing a clear understanding of national and local market dynamics, identifying potential arrangements within your local market and applying those factors to your organization's goals. This exercise can ultimately inform your value proposition, which becomes the cornerstone of your managed care contracting strategy. The book will cover in detail the most common alternative payment models and what your practice should do to prepare for this transition. Models detailed include: Pay for performance Bundled payments Shared savings Capitation
Whilst recovering from a canoeing accident in the South of France, and with a promising professional swimming career in tatters, 16 year-old Marion sees an advert that will change her life: Icon models are holding a contest. She enters, gets whipped into shape by militant stylists, cross-dressing walking experts and chain-smoking make-up artists and manages to win a modelling contract. But when she arrives in Paris to begin modelling, her glamorous ideas are quickly dispelled. She becomes indebted to the agency and struggles to get her first break. Based on true events, A Model Life follows Marion's career as she climbs up the modelling food-chain, from dealing with pervy photographers in Paris to trudging through snow to castings in New York, from Armani to Playboy Marion has seen it all. This book is a must for anyone who wants to know what modelling is really like... The real Marion has enjoyed an international modelling career for over 15 years, including haute couture shows, designer campaigns and TV commercial work.
Bayesian inference has become a standard method of analysis in many fields of science. Students and researchers in experimental psychology and cognitive science, however, have failed to take full advantage of the new and exciting possibilities that the Bayesian approach affords. Ideal for teaching and self study, this book demonstrates how to do Bayesian modeling. Short, to-the-point chapters offer examples, exercises, and computer code (using WinBUGS or JAGS, and supported by Matlab and R), with additional support available online. No advance knowledge of statistics is required and, from the very start, readers are encouraged to apply and adjust Bayesian analyses by themselves. The book contains a series of chapters on parameter estimation and model selection, followed by detailed case studies from cognitive science. After working through this book, readers should be able to build their own Bayesian models, apply the models to their own data, and draw their own conclusions.
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Modeling and Simulation: Theory and Practice provides a comprehensive review of both methodologies and applications of simulation and modeling. The methodology section includes such topics as the philosophy of simulation, inverse problems in simulation, simulation model compilers, treatment of ill-defined systems, and a survey of simulation languages. The application section covers a wide range of topics, including applications to environmental management, biology and medicine, neural networks, collaborative visualization and intelligent interfaces. The book consists of 13 invited chapters written by former colleagues and students of Professor Karplus. Also included are several short 'reminiscences' describing Professor Karplus' impact on the professional careers of former colleagues and students who worked closely with him over the years.
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