September 7, 2015

How to Fix the ‘Unaffordable’ Flaws of Affordable Care Act

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Though the Affordable Care Act was rolled out with great fanfare, it has failed to meet expectations primarily due to the complex design of the law's exchange subsidy programs. With the enactment of the law individuals not covered by government insurance or employer groups can buy health cover protection from private insurers and in turn avail income-based subsidies in the form of advanced payments of a premium tax credit from the government. However, the criteria for availing these subsidies ha

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affordable care act or obama care
September 4, 2015

The Immediate Challenges to Making Affordable Care Act More Effective

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With the introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as “Obamacare,” the US government has taken a crucial step towards providing affordable medical insurance to every citizen. But like other reforms, this too has its own share of flaws. To start with, this bill is more of a compromise, which reflects a combination of ideas and perspectives of the Senate and Democratic controlled House of Representatives. The core problem with the bill is the over reliance on income bas

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Time-based medical service
September 2, 2015

How to Bill a Time-Based Medical Service

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Most healthcare practitioners rely on the ‘key components,’ namely history, exam, and medical decision-making, for all their billing purposes. But what about medical counseling or face-to-face interactions where these three key components do not come into picture? In such cases, the only viable option available to measure the level of service offered for billing is time. Yes, time! Doesn’t a lawyer charge by the hour and why not the same apply to doctors? However, using time as a key de

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