Since the No Surprises Act went into effect, the law has prevented more than two million surprise billing claims in its first two months of enactment, according to a survey from AHIP and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
Implementation of the federal No Surprises Act, intended to protect patients from unanticipated medical expense after receiving care from an out-of-network physician, other health professional, hospital, or other provider, is very much a work in progress.
The new federal law, which took effect in January of this year, bars surprise billing for emergency care and some nonemergency care at in-network facilities. The law and implementing regulations have established a process to determine payment for physicians, health care organizations and others that includes the IDR process.
Patients who live in rural areas incur a variety of costs attributed to physically getting into the office to meet with their doctor when the need arises.
Office visits represented 48 percent of all telehealth services used in the first year of the pandemic, making it the service most accessed via telehealth, federal data shows.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is asking for feedback from stakeholders on five proposed cost-efficiency models as part of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program. The deadline to respond is March 25, 2022.
When past-due medical bills appear on consumer credit reports, individuals may face difficulties finding jobs, securing housing, and accessing additional healthcare services.
RISE 2022: Humana aims to use data from Fitbit to help some Medicare Advantage members predict adverse events
Humana is working toward using Fitbit devices it has distributed to Medicare Advantage plan members to help track data on chronic conditions and to encourage healthy behaviors, a top executive said.