70,000 Ways to Code Medical Care and Possibly Delay Claims

70,000 Ways to Code Medical Care and Possibly Delay Claims

While patients might not be aware there is a system for coding medical diagnoses and procedures, they should be aware that the system was updated effective Oct. 1. Doctors offices and insurance companies now have 70,000 ways to code patient’s care, which will undoubtedly result in some delay in paying claims or possibly in pre-approving […]

Medical Care for Travelers Abroad Whether for Ebola or an Accident

Medical Care for Travelers Abroad Whether for Ebola or an Accident

Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and countless intestinal bugs strike fear in the heart of people traveling outside of the U.S. these days. What happens when someone does get ill with a routine illness, a serious medical condition, breaks a hip or even is hit as a pedestrian? Contrary to what many believe, health insurance […]

Medical Care Companies Use Credit Card Data to Learn About Patient’s Habits

Medical Care Companies Use Credit Card Data to Learn About Patient’s Habits

Medical care companies are using a patient’s credit card data to learn about their personal habits. The purpose of this data collection is to learn about personal habits that may be deemed to be harmful to an individual’s health. For example, if someone is eating too many sweets or drinking too many sodas, their consumer […]