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VIDEO: Insurance companies have weaponized the law with no surprises, which could impact patient care

VIDEO: Insurance companies have weaponized the law with no surprises, which could impact patient care

Ed Gaines, JD, CCP, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Industry Liaison, Zotec Partners, discusses the impact of the No Surprises Act on healthcare and medical imaging at the 2022 meeting from the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Gaines works with the RSNA on billing and health insurance issues and has spoken in sessions …

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In the United States, adults with visual impairment reported reduced access to health care services

In the United States, adults with visual impairment reported reduced access to health care services

A new analysis of the 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey indicated that adults with visual impairments reported having lower access to and use of health care than those without impairments. The results focused specifically on a lower prevalence of having health insurance coverage, a regular health care provider, and receiving dental care, as …

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Baltimore-area children face barriers to accessing mental health care due to language: report

Baltimore-area children face barriers to accessing mental health care due to language: report

A report released Wednesday by two Baltimore-based social justice groups says language barriers prevent children from immigrant families in Maryland from having equitable access to mental health services. Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, patients are guaranteed free access to translation and interpretation services if …

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Done Right, Colorado Can Save Millions on Health Care |  OPINION

Done Right, Colorado Can Save Millions on Health Care | OPINION

Dominique Moreno janice rich Governor Jared Polis recently presented his preliminary annual budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Early estimates say Colorado will face tough decisions as one-time federal funds run out, the economic outlook deteriorates and inflation rises. One of the fastest rising costs for Colorado families is easily the cost of health …

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Paul Kendall: Health care reform must be reformed

Dr. John Dunn: An emergency care perspective on primary care and what needs to change

This commentary is from John Dunn, MD, Jeffersonville resident and physician at UVM Urgent Care Center. He practiced in Vermont for about 30 years. Dr. Fay Homan wrote an excellent commentary that appeared here Dec. 1 about the need for more primary care here in Vermont. At UVM Urgent Care Center, I see people every …

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Florida leaders misrepresented research before gender-affirming care ban

Florida leaders misrepresented research before gender-affirming care ban

Behind Florida’s decision to block clinical services for transgender teens is an argument – repeated by the state’s governor and leading medical authorities – that most cases of gender incongruity fade away with time. The Florida Board of Medicine voted Nov. 4 to approve a rule prohibiting doctors from performing surgeries on minors to alter …

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Solving the mental health crisis in long-term care facilities

Solving the mental health crisis in long-term care facilities

Tara Cortes Serious mental illnesses, substance use disorders, and anxiety and depressive disorders are at crisis levels among older adults. These mental health issues are frequently experienced by seniors who are in long-term care facilities. It has been found that among residents of long-term care facilities, approximately 75% of residents have one or more mental …

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Elemy lays off staff as it ends direct care for platform business

Elemy lays off staff as it ends direct care for platform business

Elemy launched a fourth round of layoffs on Thursday, effective that day, as part of its move to a near-pure software platform. The San Francisco-based behavioral health tech startup declined to specify how many roles will be affected. The layoffs are part of its evolution from a tech-backed autism service provider to a near-pure software …

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Emergency department for mental health care in western Massachusetts fluctuates

Emergency department for mental health care in western Massachusetts fluctuates

BOSTON (SHNS) – When the chief of Western Massachusetts’ largest behavioral health provider woke up on Thursday, 39 people were still waiting in emergency departments around greater Springfield in need of psychiatric treatment beds. . Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield reports doubling of mental health visits That number isn’t unusual, according to Behavioral Health Network …

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