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The ObamaCare Handbook: Understanding the Basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

The ObamaCare Handbook: Understanding the Basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

“What exactly is Obamacare? How will it affect me and my healthcare situation, my finances, my family? The Obamacare Handbook begins to answer these daunting questions, giving readers a path forward. It provides a sound starting point for what is certain to be a critical issue for all Americans in the coming months.” — Roberta Sanchez

“In this concise volume, William Dhiel clears away the clutter that clings to this topic, giving us clear understanding of The Affordable Care Act’s basic elements, and positions us to proactively prepare ourselves for its effects.” — S.M. Hennings

The Obamacare Handbook has been on the Amazon Kindle Best Sellers List since its publication earlier this year. Why? Because it takes the complicated issue and makes it simple to understand. No politics, no opinions, just facts.

The past few years have been dominated with passionate arguments for and against what has come to be known as ObamaCare. With the passing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and the Supreme Court ruling and the election results of 2012, ObamaCare is now officially America’s new health program.

So now what?

At the publication of this book, much of the details of ObamaCare have yet to be decided and explained. There are several different groups with specific interests and responsibilities all trying to figure out how to successfully integrate these new laws into a cohesive, understandable and effective program.

The purpose of this book is to lay the foundation and provide you with the basic facts so that as more decisions are made and more information becomes available, you will have the necessary understanding to make the most informed and beneficial decisions for yourself, your family and your business.

In this book you will learn:

What are the basic details of the new law?
How does this affect me as an employee, self-employer or employer?
What options do I have?
How do I assess what is best for me and my family?
What steps do I need to take?

If you are unsure of what the future of your health insurance looks like, this book is for you. If you are confused by all the different things you have been hearing and reading, this book is for you. If you need a clear and concise explanation of the basic law and health reform strategy, this book is for you. And if you want to take a proactive approach to your health care situation, this book is for you.

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Peninsula Regional Medical Center - Understanding Your Bill - PRMC

Shooting videos for hospitals are always tricky as there are many regulations that prohibit you from showing practically anyone. So… you need to improvise by showing lots of staff members doing certain things. In fact, I – Dr. Mark Leishear (President of SugarFly Studios) make an appearance in this video – and no, I did not stay at a Holiday Inn the night before. In this particular video, PRMC wanted to showcase 1)Why you get more than 1 bill, 2)Itemized bill requests and 3)Financial assistance. And it came together masterfully.
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The biggest buzzword of this decade in the employee health benefits market is “Private Health Insurance Exchange.” Numerous entities ranging from start-ups to new divisions of leading insurance companies have been created to offer new Private Health Exchanges. So, what is a private health insurance exchange? Webster defines an exchange as a place where things or services are exchanged, such as a store or shop specializing in merchandise usually of a particular type. Employers and health insurance brokers should attend this webinar to learn what a private health exchange really is: a store or shop specializing in health insurance merchandise. During this 60 minute webinar, you will learn: What a private health exchange really is The difference between a public and private health exchange What insurance options are available in private health exchanges How insurers and brokers can offer private health insurance exchanges The role private health exchanges will play in 2013, 2014 and beyond
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(PRWEB) August 17, 2012

Zane Benefits, which provides businesses with flexible and comprehensive alternatives to employer-based health benefits, today announced a free webinar titled “Understanding Private Heath Exchanges”.

Numerous entities ranging from start-ups to new divisions of leading insurance companies have been created to offer new Private Health Exchanges. The term “private health insurance exchange” has become one of the biggest health related buzzwords of this decade.

So, what is a private health insurance exchange? Webster defines an exchange as a place where things or services are exchanged, such as a store or shop specializing in merchandise usually of a particular type.

Employers and health insurance brokers should attend this webinar to learn what a private health exchange really is: a store or shop specializing in health insurance merchandise.

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Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) June 10, 2008

The nationwide rollout has begun and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients in some states already have the option of receiving their benefit payments electronically on a debit card, rather than via a paper check. However, eligible individuals many of whom are unbanked should have a clear understanding of the pros and cons of opting for the debit card, particularly the financial ramifications, according to Allsup, which represents tens of thousands of people in the SSDI process each year. It also offers services that support the financial and health well-being of individuals with disabilities.

Before signing on to or totally dismissing the idea of the debit card program, potential cardholders should look at how they are likely to use a card, said Paul Gada, personal financial planning director of the Allsup Disability Life Planning Center. ”For some, the card may make sense. For others, they may realize after looking at their spending habits that getting a bank account may really be the best option. And there will be others that will always operate with cash only, regardless of the drawbacks it presents.”

The debit MasterCard program, called Direct Express, is run by the U.S. Treasury Department through Comerica Bank with the intent to encourage Social Security recipients who do not have a bank account to elect to have their benefits loaded electronically onto a debit card. Direct Express has been introduced in 10 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas. The rest of the nation will be phased in throughout the summer.

Cost savings for the government could be significant, based on estimates from the Treasurys Financial Management Service. For example, it cost 89 cents to issue a paper check in 2006 compared with 9 cents to process an electronic payment. If the 4 million recipients of Social Security, SSDI and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) who dont have bank accounts signed up for debit cards, the savings could be $ 44 million annually.

Having monthly benefits electronically deposited onto debit cards also has its advantages for recipients, most notably convenience and security. For example, people with limited mobility who have the debit card would not have to make a special trip to cash their SSDI check or be concerned if they were hospitalized or otherwise unable to retrieve their benefit payment. Funds on the card are FDIC insured, just like money in a bank account, so the money is fully protected if the card is lost or stolen, although there will be a fee the second time a card needs to be replaced in any given year.

Evaluating the Costs

While cost savings for the government and taxpayers are obvious, it may not be as clear-cut for debit-card recipients. They may pay even more in transaction fees than the average six dollars to have a paper check cashed, especially if they dont pay attention to how theyre using the debit card.

The following questions are among those that Gada recommends before signing up for a debit card:

How accessible to you is an ATM in the Comerica network?
How often would you make ATM withdrawals and would they be at in- or out-of-network ATMs?
How often would you use the electronic bill payment feature?
Will the companies you are paying electronically charge you a fee for electronic payment?
Is there a bank in your area that could provide you with a more cost-effective solution for the features you want, such as ATM, electronic bill pay or direct debit?
If you are concerned about opening a bank account, have you spoken with a local bank to see if they can help alleviate your concerns?
Social Security recipients participating in the Direct Express program are allowed one free ATM cash withdrawal per month from a designated ATM. They are assessed a 90-cent fee for each additional ATM withdrawal. Cardholders may be charged an additional surcharge fee by ATM owners outside of the Comerica Bank network, which issues the debit cards. Additionally, program participants have access to online bill payment for a fee of 50 cents per online bill payment and can receive a paper statement for a 75-cent monthly fee.

Gada advises potential cardholders to consider how they would use the debit card. For example, rather than having to pay for a cashier check or carry large amounts of cash and pay bills in person, incurring a small transaction fee for electronic bill payment may be worth it, particularly for individuals who have a difficult time getting around. However, Gada noted, individuals should check to see if the organization they are paying will assess an additional charge for accepting electronic bill payment.

On the other hand, people who are going to head for an ATM every time they need cash will find transaction fees quickly adding up to little added value.

”In these cases, its time to seriously consider what is preventing you from getting an account at your local bank, because that probably would be your best option,” said Gada. ”Many banks offer no minimum balance checking accounts where you can have your Social Security benefits direct deposited and electronically pay bills or use their ATMs at no additional charge.”

Overcoming Banking Barriers

One of the reasons that some Social Security recipients continue to insist on paper checks is the fear that their bank accounts could be attached by creditors. However, under federal law, Social Security benefit payments are protected from attachment, meaning creditors do not have the right to take these funds from a recipients bank account. The same rules will apply to funds placed on Direct Express debit cards. There are a few explicit exceptions to the rules guarding against attachment of Social Security benefits. For example, Social Security funds can be taken to pay child support or alimony payments the individual owes.

”At any given time, there are likely millions of dollars in Social Security payments that are at risk because people on fixed incomes got into debt or are having a dispute with a creditor,” said Gada. ”Unfortunately, they are acting on inaccurate information that has them afraid to put their money into bank accounts where it can be protected and they can be afforded other benefits of being banked.”

About Allsup

Allsup, Belleville, Ill., is a leading nationwide provider of financial and healthcare related services to people with disabilities. Founded in 1984, Allsup has helped more than 100,000 people receive their entitled Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare benefits. Allsup employs more than 500 professionals who deliver services directly to consumers and their families, or through their employers and long-term disability insurance carriers.

For more information, visit http://www.Allsup.com .

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Geriatrics and the Law: Understanding Patient Rights and Professional Responsibilities, Third Edition (Springer Series on Ethics, Law and Aging)

Geriatrics and the Law: Understanding Patient Rights and Professional Responsibilities, Third Edition (Springer Series on Ethics, Law and Aging)

“The updated Third Edition of Geriatrics and the Law by the leading scholar in law and old age belongs on the desk of every hospital and long-term care administrator, Director of Nursing, and Medical Director. It is the most comprehensive volume available on the topic. The book provides clearly written legal and ethical principles and their implications and applications.”–Elias S. Cohen, JD, Executive Director, Community Services Systems, Inc.

Significant changes in the law are affecting patients’ rights and professionals’ responsibilities in providing clinical services to the elderly. This edition of Kapp’s successful text continues to inform and sensitize health care professionals about the legal issues, and offers practical advice and guidance to practitioners in a variety of disciplines.

The text has been thoroughly updated and, where appropriate, expanded. Topics woven into each chapter include: implications of the relevant statutes, regulations, judicial opinions, private guidelines, and discussion of new laws. This practical book is a valuable and useful resource for practitioners, health care students, and educators. It contains extensive references and a helpful Appendix of Resources.

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Understanding Work Stress, Productivity & Heath Care Crisis, Adrenaline Nation Part 2 Peter McCarthy

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Understanding Health Insurance: A Guide to Billing and Reimbursement

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Understanding Health Insurance, Tenth Edition is fully updated to the latest code sets, guidelines, and claim forms to provide you with the most essential and up-to-date knowledge on billing and reimbursement. With Understanding Health Insurance, Tenth Edition, you will learn about managed health care, legal and regulatory issues, coding systems, reimbursement methods, coding for medical necessity, and common health insurance plans. Exercises in each chapter provide plenty of practice for learning how to bill and reimburse, and the accompanying workbook provides more application-based assignments for each chapter as well as additional case studies to reinforce your knowledge. The text includes free software that allows you to test your knowledge.

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