Medicine becoming less costly? One of the few areas of medicine where consumers pay out of pocket is cosmetic surgery. The inflation-adjusted price of cosmetic medicine actually fell over the past two decades — despite a huge increase in demand and considerable innovation [See http://healthblog.ncpa.org/why-cant-the-market-for-medical-care-work-like-cosmetic-surgery/].
Today, HealthCare Advocates won a denial of coverage for intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy for a child.
The Internet has benefited the world in many ways but there is one down side, the new mental health diagnosis of “Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD).” IAD was first introduced in 1995 by Ivan Goldberg, M.D. Most people reading this will assume that Internet addiction means being addicted to watching pornography; that is not the case. Internet addiction disorder involves overuse use of a computer, problematic computer use, or pathologic computer use.
The overuse or problematic use include habits such as gaming, social media, watching Internet videos, texting and emailing, or other computer related activities to the point that the computer use interferes with normal life. A study published by Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking (2014) suggests that prevalence of Internet addiction disorder varies considerably among countries and is inversely related to quality of life.
To determine if a loved one has Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD), they should be tested by a professional. The Internet Addiction Test (IAT) has been found to be a reliable test in determining if a person suffers from IAD.
If your insurance company denies coverage and you want to appeal the decision, contact HealthCare Advocates.
Nationally, the number of uninsured dropped by 5.2% since Obamacare began.
2014 Pennsylvania: 287,057
2015 Pennsylvania: 427, 454
2014 New Jersey: 137,634
2015 New Jersey: 20,8467
Great news! The Supreme Court has confirmed that if you qualify, you can still get financial help to lower the costs of your health care no matter where you live.
A decision is expected soon in King v. Burwell. If overturned, millions of Americans will lose healthcare subsidies. See the full story:
HealthCare Advocates’ research indicates that in its experience, CIGNA denies IVIG therapy for PANDAS (or PANS) more than other insurance companies. If your child has been denied IVIG for PANDAS, contact us.
America was built, in part, on burdensome taxation. An now the state of New York taxes healthcare:
Will you lose your Obamacare subsidy?
Anthem insurance company is the most recent victim of a cyber attack. User files were compromised. http://www.anthemfacts.com/