Will patients be unwelcome in doctor’s offices? On January 26, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it’s moving away from fee-for-service Medicare payments – the way you pay your plumber, your hairstylist, your photographer – and planning to tie 30% of Medicare payments to “quality” by 2016 and 50% by the end of 2018.
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Patient Advocate Says New Mandate Will Harm Doctor-Patient Relationships; Survey Demonstrates Concern
ST. PAUL, Minn.—When Minnesota rang in the new year, the state also ushered in a new mandate requiring all health providers to utilize an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system that will share their patients’ private data with other entities and greatly impact the doctor-patient relationship.
Republicans must ignore bad advice. Liberal media, government officials, Democrats, and ACA proponents say Republicans must soon “fix” (expand) Obamacare.
As SCOTUS’ King v. Burwell Decision Looms, Administration Declares High-Risk Pools for Those with Serious Pre-Existing Conditions ‘Compliant’
ST. PAUL, Minn.—There was once a time when a citizen who had a serious pre-existing condition, had no access to employer health care, and was unable to obtain individual coverage from a traditional insurance company, could join a “high-risk pool” in nearly three-quarters of U.S. states and have his or her medical needs met.
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arguments on March 4
ST. PAUL, Minn.— 2015 is gearing up to be the year Obamacare will take even more money out of Americans’ pockets.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Millions of students around the country are returning to school today after a long holiday break. But some of them might see some changes this year in their school personnel—all thanks to Obamacare rules and regulations.
HEALTH PRIVACY ALERT!YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SIGN HIPAA "PRIVACY" FORMS
By federal law, you are not required to sign the clinic or hospital HIPAA "Privacy" form...even if the clinic or hospital tries to insist that you must. The form has nothing to do with consent or privacy. The form is actually just an acknowledgment that you have received and understood the clinic or hospital's "Notice of Privacy Practices," which given the permissive access allowed, could better be described as a Notice of Data Disclosure Practices. Federal law only requires...