Tag Archives: HHS

National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month and a time remind ourselves of the need to focus on some of the health disparities that have become all to common in the United States. While I have previously discussed the growing prevalence … Continue reading

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Diabetes Alert Day

March 22 is Diabetes Alert Day.  Diabetes, and in particular, Type 2 diabetes is a disease that is affecting more and more Americans every day.  Once a disease typically seen only in older adults we now have children living with … Continue reading

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Medicare Coverage of an Annual Wellness Visit – Update on Final Regulations

Last week HHS released their final rules on the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit for the establishment of a Personalized Prevention Plan. You can access the PDF here Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B … Continue reading

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Just what is a Medical Cost?

Last month, the National Association of Insurance Regulators (NAIC) approved a model regulation on Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) that includes definitions of what services provided by insurance companies should be counted towards their Medical Loss Ratio (MLR).  This has become … Continue reading

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