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How Health Care Reform Affects Individual Health Insurance Ohio

Ohio is one of the 26 states which are challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 provision which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance starting in 2014 or pay a fine. Two years after the law was passed, there are still many questions being raised about its ability to make individual health insurance Ohio more affordable. Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) may become more expensive. HSAs combine a high-deductible health plan with a tax-preferred savings account. The cost of HSAs may go up under Obamacare and...

How Health Care Costs Lower With Healthy Diet & Exercise

Van Thompson is an attorney and writer. A former martial arts instructor, he holds bachelor’s degrees in music and computer science from Westchester University, and a juris doctor from Georgia State University. He is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including a 2009 CALI Legal Writing Award. A healthy lifestyle can help you save money on health care. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, health insurers can no longer deny coverage or increase rates based upon pre-existing medical conditions. While the overall costs of...

NASA’s New Horizons Probe Is Officially Set To Explore The Kuiper Belt

After capturing and transmitting the most detailed images of Pluto we’ve ever seen, NASA’s New Horizons space probe is getting a new mission. NASA announced today that the probe had received funding to continue its exploration of the outer reaches of our solar system. Going deeper into the Kuiper Belt, New Horizons is set to reach the small icy object known as 2014 MU69, which was first discovered by the Hubble telescope in June of 2014. This potential destination was announced last year , but now the probe has officially been...

More Heart Clinic Patients Notified About Hepatitis Risk

West Virginia health officials are notifying more patients at a heart clinic in Beckley who may have been exposed to hepatitis after four additional cases of hepatitis C were detected by the state Bureau of Public Health. The state Department of Health and Human Resources announced the additional cases on Monday, multiple media outlets reported. In March, the bureau investigated 12 cases of hepatitis linked to injectable medications given during cardiac stress tests at the Raleigh Heart Clinic in Beckley. Officials said eight patients...

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Physician Credentialing And Medical Credentialing Services

The physicians require physician credentialing for their practices so as to negotiate their pays for rendering the services, in order to meet the legal compliance requirements and to facilitate the process of payments. The medical professional highly depends on the medical credentialing services by various professional agencies so as to ensure a smooth payment and verification procedure. The medical credentialing service agencies prevent or help in preventing underpayment for the services rendered by the medical professional such as a...

Physician And Healthcare Facility Credentialing

Credentialing is the process of obtaining and reviewing documentation for the purpose of determining participation privilege status in the health plan. Such documentation may be provided by the applicant and/or obtained during the process. The documentation may include, but not be limited to, the applicant’s education, training, clinical privileges, experience, licensure, accreditation, certifications, professional liability insurance, malpractice history and professional competence. Generally, the terms credentialing and recredentialing...

Photo Ultrasound Clinics Totally Unregulated In Ontario

News that an ultrasound clinic near Toronto gave at least 20 pregnant women identical images of a generic fetus reveals how such clinics are operating with zero oversight in most of Canada. Professional sonographers who use ultrasound for medical purposes are raising concern about the growing and completely unregulated practice of what they call “entertainment ultrasound. Nothing is stopping anyone from using an ultrasound machine to generate and sell 3D photos and videos of unborn babies in the womb, said Greg Toffner, president and CEO...
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