British liability claims rise
- RAC Trac survey helps tell the hospital story. // AHA News;6/13/2014, Vol. 50 Issue 12, p6
The article focuses on the results of the Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC)Trac survey by the American Hospital Association (AHA), which helps to monitor the impact of Medicare RACs program. The survey shows that half of the respondents' appeal was overturned to their favor. The survey cites lack...
- Avoid Therapy CERT Errors Or Risk Denials. // Eli's OASIS Alert;May2012, Vol. 13 Issue 5, pP51
The article discusses the importance to report the therapies received by patients at home using the medical code M1030 in the U.S. It notes that medical claims are often rejected due to medication errors and some errors incurred during the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program. In...
- Public, Private Insurers Refusing to Pay Hospitals for Costs of Avoidable Errors. Mitka, Mike // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/4/2008, Vol. 299 Issue 21, p2495
The article discusses issues involving the refusal of both private and public health insurers to pay for avoidable accidents, errors, and infections acquired by patients during a hospital stay. Private health insurers are expanding the list of what they are calling "never events" for which they...
- States ponder retreat from access laws. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;03/20/97, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p92
Features the legislative bill filed by the state of Washington to guarantee individual access to health premiums on monthlong open enrollment periods. Advantages of the bill; Prevention of carriers from leaving the insurance market.
- Parts of Kassebaum health bill trouble insurers. Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;7/24/95, Vol. 99 Issue 30, p22
Reports that individual health insurance premiums could increase if private insurers are required to extend coverage to all individuals leaving the group market. Federal standards to mandate the extension of individual coverage to losing group coverage; Emphasis on the issue of portability in...
- Are nonqualified MSAs a viable option. Slonin, Stuart A. // National Underwriter / Life & Health Financial Services;4/28/97, Vol. 101 Issue 17, p7
Features medical savings accounts (MSAs), which were signed into law in 1996, by the Kassebaum-Kennedy bill. Functions of qualified MSAs; Changes to the managed care market; Activity in the MSA market.
- Medicare Regulations--Judicial Review--Bowen v. Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. // American Journal of Law & Medicine;1986, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p162
Reports on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court not to bar the judicial review of a regulation to authorize the payment of benefits under part B of the Medicare program. Benefit of patients dissatisfied with the payment scheme; Approval of certiorari in favor of respondents on statutory...
- Health insurance deduction extended for self-employed. // Inside Tucson Business;1/22/96, Vol. 5 Issue 43, 1996 tax guide p3B
States that an extended date has been set for health insurance deduction. What is the date; How is deduction claim.
- COST OF DEFENDING LIABILITY CLAIMS RISING. // Medical Economics;2/10/2012, Vol. 89 Issue 3, p23
The article presents information on a new study by the Physician Insurers Association of America, according to which the average cost of defending a physician against a medical liability claim has increased by 62.7 percent in 2010, as compared to 2001.