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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US health insurance coverage
August 31, 2015

Disparity in US Health Insurance Coverage is a Cause for Concern

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Which country leads the way when it comes to healthcare spending? The answer is anybody’s guess - the United States. By reserving nearly 13% of its national income for health, the country spends more than twice as much the OECD average. Staggering isn’t it? The baffling fact, however, is that in spite of such huge investment, countries with meager healthcare spending have substantially healthier populations than the US. What is even more disturbing is the fact that many Americans, especially

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