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urgent care center visits
By Hannah Nelson April 15, 2021 - While urgent care has deterred lower-acuity emergency department visits over the past decade, a new study published in Health Affairs suggests that the rise of urgent care centers has increased overall costs for low-acuity care. Using claims and enrollment data spanning 2008 through 2019, the...
Time’s running out for 2020 Marketplace insurance! Open Enrollment for 2020 Marketplace insurance ends Sunday, December 15. This means you have only 3 days to enroll in, re-enroll in, or change a 2020 Marketplace plan. Act now for coverage that starts January 1 First time applying at HealthCare.gov? Create an...
Toll Free Phone Numbers and Websites of MVA & Auto Insurance Companies in New York
Below is the list of toll-free phone numbers and websites at which patients and billing companies may contact MVA & Auto Insurance Companies. Insurance companies denoted with an asterisk (*) do not offer the ability to obtain a quote or purchase a policy directly through their website. Information on Insurance...
“Good things take time, as they should. We shouldn’t expect good things to happen overnight. Actually getting something too easily or too soon can cheapen the outcome.” — John Wooden The above quote can be applied to almost every endeavor, but as it applies to the back office functions of...
AHIMA Advocacy Summit
By Susan Clark How do I feel following the 2021 AHIMA Advocacy Summit? I feel energized, valued, and impactful! If you have not experienced a previous Advocacy Summit, you may not know that it consists of two components: 1) informative sessions on the latest in health information policy and innovation from...
The Best Path Forward | Journal Of AHIMA
By Joe Nicholson, DO “Business as usual.” Hopefully, the COVID-19 pandemic has erased that phrase from our lexicon forever. After all, what does it mean? For healthcare professionals, “business as usual” too often involves transactional, fragmented experiences somewhat divorced from patients’ everyday lives. Providers routinely suggest patients adopt healthier diets, for...
NSA and Balance Billing Laws by State
No Surprises Act (NSA) established new federal protections against surprise medical bills and balance billing, which took effect on 1st Jan, 2022. State-regulated insurance plan (such as employer-sponsored commercial plans): If that state already has a balance billing law deemed by the federal government as meeting certain criteria, the state...
Telehealth investment and Financial impact
Health IT leaders are preparing for teams to return to the office and elective procedures to begin again as the pandemic hits its peak across the country. But the return has to be strategic and will require COVID-19 testing to safely relax social distancing and avoid another surge of the...
Healthcare providers are granted even more latitude for use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency. On a Friday, at month-end, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) kindly dropped another bomb on us: more temporary policy changes during the public health emergency for COVID-19. We may...
Private payer policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic
We are closely monitoring private payer policies regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The following answers are based on information from each payer’s respective website. Policies are changing rapidly. We will update this page as we receive additional information. Your local provider representatives may have updated information. While many payers have provided...