Category Archives: Healthcare Law

5 Documentation Requirements for Chronic Care Management Reimbursement

To be properly reimbursed by Medicare for select chronic care management (CCM) services not previously eligible for payment, documenting all conditions and satisfying requirements is critical, including the most challenging requirement, the ’20 minutes a month’ rule, says Rick Hindman, … finish reading 5 Documentation Requirements for Chronic Care Management Reimbursement

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CMS Releases Data on Medicare Providers’ Fees, Services to Mixed Reviews

Reaction to CMS’ public online release of data on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals has been mixed. Specifically, the data released last week includes physicians’ names and addresses, summaries of the services … finish reading CMS Releases Data on Medicare Providers’ Fees, Services to Mixed Reviews

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Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s leading healthcare executives believe the healthcare system will be somewhat or significantly better by 2020 than it is today as a result of national healthcare reform, according to a study published in the Health Affairs … finish reading Leading Healthcare Executives Optimistic About Healthcare Reform

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Medical Costs Drive New Health Plan Increases Above 10 Percent

Rising medical costs were the primary driver of recent rate increases by health insurers, accounting for three-quarters or more of the larger premium hikes requested between July 2012 and June 2013, a new Commonwealth Fund study finds. The analysis takes … finish reading Medical Costs Drive New Health Plan Increases Above 10 Percent

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Public Awareness of Health Insurance Marketplaces Has Tripled Since October 1st Launch

Despite widespread difficulty accessing the online health insurance marketplaces, public awareness has tripled since their October 1st launch, and a majority of those unable to access them will try again, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey. Sixty percent of … finish reading Public Awareness of Health Insurance Marketplaces Has Tripled Since October 1st Launch

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Cigna Survey: Women Confident Now, Yet Worried about Future Health Concerns

Women are confident in their ability to choose the right health plan, but they’re fearful about their future needs, according to a new national survey from Cigna. Affording healthcare coverage within their household budget, caring for elderly parents and not … finish reading Cigna Survey: Women Confident Now, Yet Worried about Future Health Concerns

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4 Out of 5 Marketplace Health Plans Hold NCQA Accreditation

Almost 85 percent of the health plans offered in the Health Insurance Marketplaces that launched last week are accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA experienced a surge of nearly 60 health plan organizations seeking accreditation prior … finish reading 4 Out of 5 Marketplace Health Plans Hold NCQA Accreditation

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Young Adults Value Health Insurance But Can’t Afford It

Nearly half of the 15 million young adults enrolled in a parent’s health plan last year most likely would not have been eligible for coverage without the health reform law’s dependent coverage provision, according to a new Commonwealth Fund survey. … finish reading Young Adults Value Health Insurance But Can’t Afford It

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White House Gives Employers More Time to Comply with Coverage Mandate

Employer concerns about adhering to ACA’s health insurance mandate by the January 2014 deadline have prompted the White House to extend the deadline and change the reporting process, according to a White House blog posted by Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor … finish reading White House Gives Employers More Time to Comply with Coverage Mandate

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Prescription Drug Costs Among Top Concerns for Medicare Beneficiaries

Prescription drug costs are among the top concerns for more than one-third of Medicare Part D beneficiaries, with one in five admitting they’ve had to delay filling a prescription or skip doses to help manage medication costs, according to a … finish reading Prescription Drug Costs Among Top Concerns for Medicare Beneficiaries

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