Lagana & Eustace Bill to Require Increased Transparency In Health Care Introduced in Assembly (paramuspost.com) Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana and Timothy Eustace sponsored Legislation to require hospitals and other health care facilities to notify patients before providing care that insurance may not cover was introduced recently in the Assembly. The bill (A-3945) would require in-network health care facilities to inform a patient and obtain his or her consent before permitting an out-of-network health care professional to provide a covered non-emergency service during the patient’s hospitalization or treatment.
New Online Resource Supports Medical School Admissions Officers (aamc.org) The AAMC recently debuted an online information hub to help support our nations' medical school admissions officers in identifying and fostering a capable, diverse, and compassionate future physician workforce.
Government issues three insurance rules related to ACA coverage (ahanews.com) The federal government Nov. 21 issued three rules regarding health insurance under the Affordable Care Act: a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ proposed rule on the notice of benefit and payment parameters establishes key standards for issuers and Marketplaces for 2016.
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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors (npr.org) Dr. Oliver Korshin practices ophthalmology three days a week in the same small office in east Anchorage, Alaska, he's had for three decades. Many of his patients have aged into their Medicare years right along with him.
UnitedHealthcare's Oxford unveils six Obamacare insurance options for N.J. residents (njbiz.com) UnitedHealthcare has entered the HealthCare.gov marketplace in New Jersey under the Affordable Care Act, where it's offering six health plans statewide under its Oxford brand for coverage taking effect in 2015.