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Health Reform Law for Claims & Appeals: July 1, 2011 – PPACA Enforcement Date For Providers Bill Of Rights
Hanover Park, IL (PRWEB) June 01, 2011
As July 1, 2011, the PPACA claims & appeals regulation enforcement date, is only 30 days away, ERISAclaim.com announced the Total PPACA Claims & Appeals Compliance Services for doctors and hospitals, to be in compliance with new healthcare reform laws for all claims delays and denials for all group health plans and individual claim market. ERISAclaim.com is the first and only PPACA Total Compliance Service Provider for healthcare providers with complete spectrum of educational and consulting services, including education and implementation for PPACA claims specialists and PPACA appeals department, claims recovery and litigation support, for billing coding staff, supervisor, manager, director, CFO, in-house counsel and outside billing companies as well as outside litigating attorneys. PPACA claims and appeals regulations are the most sweeping reimbursement law changes since the enactment of Medicare 45 years ago.
July 1, 2011 is the enforcement date for the new federal Providers Bill of Rights under Health Reform Laws, says Dr. Jin Zhou, President of ERISAclaim.com, a national expert on PPACA and ERISA appeals and compliance.
On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Health Reform Bill, PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). PPACA claims and appeals regulations went into effect on September 23, 2010. PPACA adopts ERISA claim regulation in its entirety, with 7 new requirements, as the minimum PPACA internal appeal standards. PPACA adopts NAIC external appeal model, with 16 new standards, as PPACA federal and state external appeal standards.
On September 20, 2010, the Departments, DOL, HHS & IRS, issued a Technical Release (TR #2010-02) to extend enforcement grace period until July 1, 2011 for certain new PPACA internal appeal standards. Also, during enforcement grace period, no enforcement actions will be taken against a plan that is working in good faith to implement such additional standards but does not yet have them in place.
On March 18, 2011, the Departments issued another Technical Release (TR # 2011-01) to extend enforcement grace period, in part only for three new standards, until January 1, 2012, which are insignificant for healthcare providers. The TR #201101 seeks to minimize both cost and delay, to avoid confusion for participants and plans alike, and to avoid enforcing standards that the Departments intend to modify in the near future.
Both technical releases do not affect disclosure requirements still in effect for ERISA plans under ERISA claims procedure regulation for 36 years, and do not address the rights of private parties in private litigation by healthcare providers.
If a plan fails to comply with PPACA claims regulations, $100/patient/day, a excise tax liability should be reported on IRS Form 8928 with respect to PHS Act section 2719(b) with respect to a failure to meet any of these particular standards
More importantly, July 1, 2011, the PPACA claims and appeals enforcement date, will start the enforcement for the new federal Providers Bill Of Rights, as PPACA claims regulation defines a health care provider, with a valid designation of authorized representative, as a claimant, regardless of network participation. This new federal law will make the new federal Patients Bill of Rights same as the new federal Provider’s Bill of Rights in U.S. healthcare history.
Complete PPACA Regulations and Guidance can be found on DOL website:
Since the enactment of PPACA on March 23, 2010, ERISAclaim.com has offered the Total PPACA Claims & Appeals Compliance Services for doctors and hospitals, including, but not limited to, the followings:
1.PPACA Webinars for Hospital CFOs: Most Sweeping Health Reform Revenue Laws & “Overpayment” Crisis – 04-26-2011
2.PPACA Claims Specialist: YF Corporation Makes History In Advocating Patients Bill Of Rights For Claims Denials – 04-25-2011
3.Courts’ Million-Dollar ERISA Decision Against Hospital Prompts Million-Dollar PPACA Claims Recovery Services – 04-24-2011
4.Healthcare Reform Law PPACA Claim Specialists: New Legal Assignment of Benefits Required Under New Federal Providers Bill of Rights – 01-17-2011
5.Federal PPACA Claim Laws for Out-of-Network Doctors & Hospitals Same Rights as In-Network Providers – 04-18-2011
6.Healthcare Reform Law PPACA Claim Specialists: New Legal Assignment of Benefits Required Under New Federal Providers Bill of Rights – 01-17-2011
7.First National Healthcare PPACA & ERISA Claims Specialist Certification Class Under Health Reform Laws Held For Provider State Association – 11-22-2010
8.Webinars On New Federal Penalties In $100 / Day / Patient On Insurers, HMOs, TPAs & IROs Under External Review Laws, Effective Sept. 23, 2010 Per IRS, DOL & HHS – 08/30/2010
9.New Health Reform Law Claim Denial Appeal Book Announced for Healthcare Providers to Comply with New PPACA Deadline: 09/23/2010 – 06/28/2010
10.New Health Reform Law Appeal Certification Class Announced for Hospitals to Comply with New PPACA Deadline: 09/23/2010 – 06/24/2010
11.ERISAclaim.com Webinars On Healthcare Revenue Cycle Crisis Turnaround: Pre-Payment Review Delays and Denials Deemed Denial ERISA Appeals – 04/19/2010
To find out more about the Total PPACA Claims and Appeals Compliance Services from ERISAclaim.com:
Located in a Chicago suburb in Illinois, ERISAclaim.com is the only ERISA & PPACA consulting, publishing and website resource for healthcare providers in the country. ERISAclaim.com offers free webinars, basic and advanced educational seminars and on-site claims specialist certification programs for doctors, hospitals and commercial companies, as well as litigation support. Dr. Jin Zhou is regarded as the industry Godfather of ERISA claims for healthcare providers.
For any questions, please contact Dr. Jin Zhou, president of ERISAclaim.com, at 630-808-7237.
Read this and all doubts about pregnancy and pregnancy diagnostic tests will likely be cleared.
The fertilized egg plants itself on the wall with the uterus and placenta forms. this then starts secreting a particular hormone known as the HCG or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. this hormone is secreted 4-6 days following the first missed period. the range of days taken may well vary. Every pregnancy test detects this hormone.
First of all permit me tell you about these tests. You will find a couple of varieties of pregnancy tests
1) Urine Pregnancy Test.
2) Pregnancy Blood Test
What is Home/Urine Pregnancy Test?
The home/urine pregnancy test kits are obtainable in any retail store or a medical outlet. You can say this is the easiest method to learn regardless of whether you might be pregnant. this home pregnancy test also guarantees you privacy just if you don’t desire to let anyone know about your pregnancy. this test is also clean and hygienic.
What are Pregnancy Test Kits?
The pregnancy test kit has strips on which there’s a chemical which detects the hormone HCG. Some kits have two lines some have a positive or adverse sign on them. However, prior to buying a home pregnancy test kit make certain that it’s inside its validity date. Ditto, of the ones which might be lying inside your home to your extended time. Checking validity date of pregnancy test kit is important. A pregnancy test kit past its validity date usually do not give you the appropriate results. Buying bulk urine pregnancy test kits works out to be lot cheaper than the retail kits.
How does a Urine Pregnancy Test Work?
Each manufacturer gives a variety of instructions about how to use the kit. right after instructions may be the critical part of this test. any deviation from instructions can yield incorrect results. Some might ask you to pee directly over a test strip whereas others will ask you to first take some urine inside a clean cup or bowl and use a dropper to put a few drops or urine over a strip.
If you will be pregnant, each lines over a strip will transform color, after urine has been put on it. Incase of strips with positive or bad signs, if the positive sign shows, that approaches you will be pregnant and if the unfavorable sign shows that ways you will be not pregnant.
Which Urine sample will be the most effective for test?
Urine at any time can not be utilized like a sample for ones urine pregnancy test. it is quite essential to know which urine should be taken as sample. very first morning urine must be applied ideally as the sample urine for your test.
HCG takes time to accumulate in urine. therefore, this test needed concentrated urine sample. if the test requires being done in day time, see to it which you do not urinate for 4-5 hours ahead of using this urine as sample.
There are other rules for taking urine as sample like do not drink lots of water just before taking this test as it may affect the accuracy of results.
How early can a urine pregnancy test detect pregnancy?
Urine pregnancy tests can detect pregnancy as early as 3-4 days following missing the very first period. if the test is adverse try it once more right after Two days. Hormone HCG has different levels of secretion in every woman, so for some it may detect early and for some women it may possibly detect a modest later.
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The New 2010 Obama Healthcare Reimbursement Law Webinars Announced As ERISA Appeals Procedures Now Mandatory for All Group Health Plans and Healthcare Providers
Hanover Park, IL (PRWEB) January 4, 2010
The New 2010 Obama Healthcare Reimbursement Law monthly Webinars and ERISA Claim Specialist Certification Programs were announced by ERISAclaim.com because ERISA appeals procedures are now mandatory for all group health plans and healthcare providers under new Obama Healthcare Reform Laws.
The final Managers' Amendment of Senate Health Bill, HR3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act added a special section, Sec. 2719, (a)(2)(A), to incorporate ERISA claim regulation, 29 CFR 2560.503.1 in its entirety for all group health plans and all health insurance Companies offering group health coverage. The final Senate Bill is completely consistent with House Bill, HR3962, Affordable Health Care for America Act, which has the exact same ERISA provision in the Sec. 232, Requiring Fair Grievance And Appeals Mechanisms. Therefore, the new health care reimbursement laws from Obama Healthcare Reform are completely a done deal from legislation in the making as a matter of “what”, for all payers and providers. ERISA will be the only governing federal law for claims denials and appeals procedures for group health plans after January of 2010 for an additional 30 million Americans who are otherwise uninsured today. ERISA has been the only governing federal law for claims denials and appeals procedures for about 170 million Americans covered under employment-based health plans for the past 35 years. The new ERISA appeal provision will be effective immediately upon the enactment of the Health Bill, and all group health plans will have 6 months after the enactment of the Act to come into complete compliance with appeals provisions of the new Obama federal healthcare laws.
The final Senate Health Bill, HR3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act added a special section, Sec. 2719, (a)(2)(A), which provides the following:
''(2) ESTABLISHED PROCESSES.–To comply with paragraph (1)–
(A) a group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group health coverage shall provide an internal claims and appeals process that initially incorporates the claims and appeals procedures (including urgent claims) set forth at section 2560.503-1 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, as published on November 21, 2000 (65 Fed. Reg. 70256), and shall update such process in accordance with any standards established by the Secretary of Labor for such plans and issuers; and”
The Sec. 232 (b) of House Bill, HR3962, Affordable Health Care for America Act, provides the following:
“Section 232, Requiring Fair Grievance And Appeals Mechanisms.
(b) Internal Claims and Appeals Process- Under a qualified health benefits plan the QHBP offering entity shall provide an internal claims and appeals process that initially incorporates the claims and appeals procedures (including urgent claims) set forth at section 2560.503-1 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, as published on November 21, 2000 (65 Fed. Reg. 70246) and shall update such process in accordance with any standards that the Commissioner may establish.”
ERISA Claim Regulation, the section 2560.503-1 of title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, as published on November 21, 2000, can be found on the Website of Department of Labor, DOL:
As stated by Robert Gibbs at his White House Press Briefing on December 22, 2009, “health care reform is not a matter of if; health care reform now is a matter of when”. It is widely reported that President Obama is expected to sign the merged Senate and House final bill into the law before he delivers the State of the Union address in mid-January 2010.
After the New Year, as soon as Congress begins the task of merging the Senate Bill with the House Bill for Obama's signature, the Congress and the main stream media will be busy in explaining to the American people how the new Obama Health Reform would affect people who already have health coverage through employment-based plans and also people who are not otherwise insured today, and who will really be responsible for paying for the universal coverage.
“But, no one is talking about the real important enforcement issues, as the new solution in Obama Health Reform, for ERISA claims and appeals process as the final step of health care delivery, for about 200 million Americans”, said Dr. Jin Zhou, the president of ERISAclaim.com, the nation's leading expert in ERISA claims appeals.
“We must realize that whether the entire U. S. healthcare delivery system under Obama Health Reform will succeed or fail finally depending upon whether the new universal care can or will be paid for, properly to the healthcare providers by the health plans and insurance companies, or the claims disputes can be resolved effectively under the new Obama Health Reform with ERISA appeals procedures”, as explained by Dr. Jin Zhou of ERISAclaim.com.
ERISA appeals procedures were claimed as one of the health insurance reform solutions by the White House Office of Health Reform, as posted in The White House Blog, Where the Road to Health Reform Began, on December 29, 2009 at 11:05 AM EST:
“Health Insurance Reform Solution: Reform will end insurer abuses, lower premiums, and hold insurance companies accountable.And consumer rights will be enhanced by requiring all insurers to provide effective appeals procedures including outside, independent review of appeals.”
“Entrepreneurs will benefit. Patients and survivors of diseases will benefit. Americans of different backgrounds and ethnicities will benefit,” as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said last month.
Dr. Zhou further stated that “entrepreneurs from health plans and healthcare providers must now comply with and master ERISA claim regulations in order to benefit under the new healthcare legal and market environment, to either get paid or contain the costs legitimately.”
In the past 10 years in USA, ERISAclaim.com has been the only ERISA Specialized Company offering the most practical and comprehensive ERISA education, consulting and publishing services for healthcare providers in administrative ERISA appeals for real problem oriented denials under the most mysterious 35-year-old federal law, ERISA.
For more information or to arrange an interview, please visit http://www.erisaclaim.com/certification.htm, or contact Dr. Jin Zhou, president of ERISAclaim.com, at 630-808-7237.
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Video Reveals Deceptive Food Industry Practices
OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With the release today of ‘We’re Not Buying It,’ national health and safety advocates Prevention Institute shine a light on the food and beverage industry tactics that put our kids’ health at stake. Prevention Institute is calling on parents, families and health advocates to ask President Obama to protect kids’ health by supporting strong voluntary guidelines for food marketing currently under consideration.
From soda companies using school marketing campaigns disguised as charities, to food package labeling that misleads parents, We’re Not Buying It takes just two minutes to debunk industry claims that they’re trying to be part of the solution in the fight for kids’ health. Parents alone simply can’t compete with the $2 billion a year the food and beverage industry spends selling kids foods that are laden in sugar, salt and fat, the video reveals.
“Food companies spend $5 million every day to bypass parents and go directly to kids to lure them with foods parents want them to eat less of. Food companies should have more respect for parents and help families eat better, not worse,” says Prevention Institute Managing Director Leslie Mikkelsen, RD. “Parents can’t change what foods are marketed to their kids, but food companies can. There’s a lot more these companies can do to support the health of children.”
The voluntary federal guidelines under consideration, developed through a coalition of nutrition and media experts from federal agencies called the Interagency Working Group, would ask companies not to advertise their most unhealthy foods to kids, using science-based standards. But food companies have spent big bucks trying to avoid even voluntary accountability for their food marketing practices.
Food companies have a poor record when it comes to monitoring themselves. Prevention Institute’s 2011 study, Claiming Health: Front-of-Package Labeling of Children’s Food looked at packages with front of package labeling–symbols that identify healthier products and could be marketed to kids–and found that 84% of products studied didn’t meet basic nutritional standards. In 2007, Where’s the Fruit? found that the majority of foods marketed to children in packages with fruit on the front contained little or no actual fruit at all.
“One out of three kids is projected to become diabetic, and the federal government has come up with science-based, voluntary guidelines that will help parents steer their kids towards healthy foods,” says Claiming Health author Juliet Sims, RD, MPH. “When we put children first, the plan of action is clear: companies should market the foods that keep kids healthy, not sugary cereals and other junk food. The IWG guidelines will help to do just that.”
Prevention Institute, Berkeley Media Studies Group, Center for Digital Democracy, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity (Yale University) and Public Health Law & Policy are calling for President Obama to step in and protect the IWG voluntary guidelines for food marketing to children.
SOURCE Prevention Institute
OK…if you read the title of this post you’re probably thinking that I’m completely vain. “Who thinks about what they’re wearing when they’re pushing a baby out of their vagina???” while it’s true I might be a bit vain at times, I am not writing this post from the standpoint of vanity. I am writing this from the perspective of someone won’t be birthing in a hospital (hence no standard issue gown). To help me with my dilemma, I googled “what to wear while birthing” and the answer that came up time and again was basically to just wear your birthday suit.
This might sound fabulously freeing to some, but it sounds terrible to me, since I happen to be incredibly modest. I’m that girl that would never change outside of the bathroom stall at the public pool and in college my roommates used to tease me that I was a “Never-Nude” (if you’re a fan of the show “Arrested Development” you may recall this reference). Call me crazy, but I just like being clothed. Lounging around my house naked in no way appeals to me. And hanging out in awkward birthing positions in the buff? Cruel and unusual punishment.
I need to wear something, but it needs to be comfortable, non-restrictive, able to be worn in a birthing tub and it needs to be cheap, since I’m sure I won’t want to ever wear it again after the mess that’s about to get on it. Here are some “wardrobe options” I’ve come up with to keep me clothed and comfortable during labor. See them after the jump!
What did you wear to birth in?
Standard issue gown? Or something you brought from home?
Since I’m a first time mama-to-be I’d love your feedback on the practicality of these birthing outfits – what would you suggest?