Making phone calls to clear up a medical bill is not usually an enjoyable or easily accomplished task. Between the undecipherable billing codes, long call wait times and stringent processes, the frustrating back and forth required to resolve a medical billing question can be exhausting and stressful, to say the least. Consider the hassle associated with resolving one medical bill and imagine what HR departments and Benefits Managers must go through when trying to assist with hundreds or even thousands of claims.
Over the past several years, there has been a big uptick in companies offering “Wellness Programs” as one of many employee benefits. Perks like weekly yoga classes, onsite massages, free pedometers, and even more tactical programs like employee flu shots and 24/7 nurse hotlines, are seemingly a good way for employers to complement financial compensation and ensure they remain competitive in the benefits area. And while employees can benefit from this breadth of services, a big question begs if and exactly how, employers are benefitting from wellness programs.
The Affordable Care Act has addressed some healthcare issues, but many of the common medical billing errors persist causing concern for healthcare providers, patients and the employers that ultimately sponsor health coverage for many in this country.
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According to PreventDisease.com, preventable illness makes up approximately 80% of all disease, and it’s the main cause for eight out of nine deaths.
When visiting the doctor, it’s natural to entrust them with our health, and view them as the experts.; However, it is always okay, and your right as a patient, to ask any questions you may have. Sometimes doctors prescribe medication we may not need, and this can certainly do more harm than good. According to West Virginia IVC filter lawyers at Mani, Ellis, & Layne, PLLC, when a doctor prescribes the wrong medicine or administers the wrong dosage, patients can suffer from long-term injury, disability, or even death.
This is part 2 of Wellist's Financial Toxicity series. In the last post, we defined and discussed financial toxicity in oncology. Check it out here! This edition will discuss the 7 main causes of financial toxicity in oncology.
One in 10 Americans over the age of 65 is still working. For most, their employer-sponsored healthcare plans will continue to pay their health insurance premiums.
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Did you ever wonder what happens to your medical bills after a car accident? Let’s take a closer look at a few things you might want to consider about your medical care should you be a car accident.
The medical innovations and breakthroughs of the past decade have made quite a difference in helping patients to receive the best care possible. In addition to new drugs and treatments, devices that change the way healthcare providers interact with patients, store and access records and even perform the most basic procedures have created nothing short of a revolution in the world of medicine. The following three technologies have made a lasting impact on patient care that will continue to be felt for many years to come.
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