Billing Error

September 11th, 2014

HealthCare Advocates helps a man reduce his bill from $37,000 to $3,000. There was $25,000 error.

Physician Shortage

July 3rd, 2014

America has an aging population increasing the need for physicians. AAMC estimates a shortage of 91,500 physicians by 2020.

IVIG for PANS / PANDAS

June 27th, 2014

HealthCare Advocates just won another IVIG case for PANS / PANDAS. The insurance company had denied coverage but we proved the IVIG was medically necessary.

Veterans and Non-VA care

June 6th, 2014

Veterans finding it difficult to get an appointment at the VA may obtain care from a private physician. http://www.nonvacare.va.gov/NONVACARE/PC3/veterans.asp

Diet Fact

May 22nd, 2014

A survey of 2,500 women found that for every 7 pounds lost, she loses 1 friend due to jealousy or lifestyle change.

Obamacare – Next Question

April 1st, 2014

Enrollment in Obamacare has reached 6 million, and 25% of those people are between the ages of 18 and 34. The question that remains is how many people will not pay the premiums or drop-off after 1 or 2 months?

Obamacare

March 28th, 2014

Enrollment has reached 6 million. The question that remains is how many people will not pay the premiums or drop-off after 1 or 2 months?

Insurance Delay

March 6th, 2014

Americans who kept health plans that don’t comply with the ACA
requirements will be able to renew those policies for two more years.

What to expect for the next month

January 8th, 2014

The current state of insurance is long on-hold times to reach a representative at an insurance company. Another issue is that some insurance companies have not finalized the plan policies so members do not have a way to understand their full plan benefits.

Denied coverage – violation of the law or a trick?

December 31st, 2013

Insurance companies are denying insurance due to pre-existing conditions – a violation of the law or a trick?

The Affordable Care Act is clear that as of 2014, people cannot be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions. Interestingly, HealthCare Advocates has been receiving calls from people that are being denied coverage for pre-existing conditions. What is the gimmick you ask? It is still 2013 and the law does not take effect until 2014. This allows the insurance companies to deny undesirable members up and until January 1, 2014.

Of course most people would think, “doesn’t the insurance company have to tell me this or suggest that I apply in 2014?” While it would seem like the decent thing to do, the insurance companies may deny people coverage based on pre-existing conditions up until January 1, 2014. If you have a pre-existing condition, just apply after the 1st of the year.