Public
Healthcare

Revenue Cycle
and Billing

Expanding the Use of Nurse Practitioners in Illinois and Other States

Expanding the Use of Nurse Practitioners in Illinois and Other States

What is the problem? Since the onset of Covid-19, there has been a shortage of primary care physicians nationally.  Keeping consumers healthy is extremely important and that means maintaining primary care.  Over the years, studies have shown that maintaining...

read more
Do Not Let the Flu Get You

Do Not Let the Flu Get You

Did You Say There is Another Virus to Worry About? The last thing we want to think about is another virus that can make us sick or cause death. Butas the weather turns colder, flu season knocks on our doors. This year more than ever, youdon’t want to let it in. What...

read more
Carrier Expanded Services During COVID-19

Carrier Expanded Services During COVID-19

By: Rachel Cullor There are many things that health insurance carriers are doing right now to ensure that their members are well taken care of during this pandemic. The providers in our area include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee, Ambetter, and Cigna who are all...

read more
Telehealth: A New Kind of House Call

Telehealth: A New Kind of House Call

By: Rachel Quinn Telehealth, a term taking the nation by storm due to recent Covid-19 related events, is becoming an important part of many American’s everyday vocabulary.  Healthcare professionals have urged people to stay in their homes as the spread of...

read more
Special Enrollment Period: Do You Qualify?

Special Enrollment Period: Do You Qualify?

By Rachel Quinn Open Enrollment is an annual forty five day window that Americans have to enroll into Affordable Health Care or Marketplace Health Insurance.  During this period you can go over your health care options for the upcoming year and enroll into a plan that...

read more
Understanding Common Insurance Terms

Understanding Common Insurance Terms

Understanding Common Insurance Terms By: Rachel Quinn Open enrollment is an important time for many Americans, especially those with health related issues.  This short window of time is when everyone has the opportunity to enroll in a Marketplace Health Insurance...

read more
Ways You Can Help During COVID-19 Outbreak

Ways You Can Help During COVID-19 Outbreak

By: Rachel Cullor With every state in the United States affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, and  millions of people under self-quarantine or under orders to stay at home, it is definitely a scary time for the country. Doctors, nurses, and other medical experts are...

read more
Payment and Grace Period Flexibilities Announced!

Payment and Grace Period Flexibilities Announced!

CMS released an announcement Wednesday, March 25th, that they will allow issuers of qualified health plans and stand-alone dental plans on the Health Insurance Marketplace and State Based Exchanges to extend binder payment and ongoing premium payment deadlines during...

read more
COVID-19: Doing Our Part

COVID-19: Doing Our Part

By: Rachel Cullor March 17th, 2020 2020 has started out much differently than 2019. With the detection of the COVID-19 virus and efforts to slow the spread, a lot of measures have been taken that disrupt our normal routine. The first US case of COVID-19 appeared in...

read more
Change Is Coming In 2020!

Change Is Coming In 2020!

Obamacare is expanding in a good way. Employers will now have more options to provide employees with more customized benefits. Traditionally, Health Reimbursement Accounts, commonly known as HRAs, involve employees being reimbursed by the employer as a way for the...

read more
New Medicare App

New Medicare App

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) know that navigating Medicare coverage can be frustrating. A lot of beneficiaries need to call someone to find out if a suggested procedure or treatment is covered prior to having it performed. CMS has put a focus...

read more
Obamacare Rate Hikes Appear Modest For 2020

Obamacare Rate Hikes Appear Modest For 2020

Expect modest to no rate increases for the 2020 plan year on the individual market as well as increased competition! Politico recently stated: "The era of annual eye-popping Obamacare rate hikes appears to be over. Premium increases in the law’s marketplaces are on...

read more
Could High Premiums Mean Possible Rebates?

Could High Premiums Mean Possible Rebates?

High premiums in 2018 could mean rebates for consumers from some carriers as required by law. A recent Star Tribune article says:"When carriers set premiums in the individual market that are too high, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires them to pay rebates that...

read more
Preventive Services Covered by Medicare

Preventive Services Covered by Medicare

As a Medicare beneficiary, you are entitled to these services at no cost: Abdominal aortic aneurysm screeningAbdominal aortic aneurysm screeningAlcohol misuse screenings & counselingBone mass measurements (bone density)Cardiovascular disease...

read more