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Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Employers
October 8, 2014
Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Employers

The impact of the Affordable Care Act on businesses has been a chart-topping subject of debate since the announcement of its very existence. According to critics of the law, it will shake up companies to the point where they will be forced to cut hours and staffing just to hold their bottom line above the…

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The Effects of Proposition 45 on the Affordable Care Act
October 2, 2014
The Effects of Proposition 45 on the Affordable Care Act

As November 4th approaches, ballot initiatives are causing their usual uproar in California. The closer the date gets, the more intense the pressure becomes. Proposition 45, in particular, is being both promoted and denounced heavily by anyone with an interest in healthcare costs, quality and accessibility.   Proposition 45  If it survives at the polls,…

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How Medical Bill Reviews Combat the Medical Industry
September 24, 2014
How Medical Bill Reviews Combat the Medical Industry

When credit card statements arrive in the mail, people generally have no problem reviewing each and every line item to be sure the charges are accurate. If there are any instances of identity theft or double billing, they want to know so they can address it immediately before paying out their hard-earned money in error….

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Mergers and Acquisitions Benefitting the Healthcare System
September 16, 2014
Mergers and Acquisitions Benefitting the Healthcare System

Large healthcare systems buying smaller offices and providers merging with each other have become extremely popular among many in the healthcare system. The healthcare market, it seems, is becoming more competitive, and the benefits of a large group practice model can be quite attractive in the eyes of the insurance companies as well as the…

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Loopholes Excuse Most Uninsured from Affordable Care Act Mandate
August 23, 2014
Loopholes Excuse Most Uninsured from Affordable Care Act Mandate

According to what we thought we knew about the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, those who are uninsured must purchase health insurance or face a tax penalty. The Affordable Care Act itself offers subsidy assistance for those with incomes between 100 and 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) in efforts to get consumers insured…

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How to Get Financial Help for Consumers
August 19, 2014
How to Get Financial Help for Consumers

At our sister company, Medical Recovery Services, we are often faced with the following question, “Where do I go when I can’t pay even the smallest of medical bills?” It’s no secret that our country has been hit hard with economic hardship. This means that in order to survive, families and individuals have had to…

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The Affordable Care Act: Upcoming Tax Challenges
August 14, 2014
The Affordable Care Act: Upcoming Tax Challenges

For many, tax day is one of the most dreaded days on the calendar. It can be scarier than Halloween and as daunting as all the Monday mornings of the year put together. Those who are ultra efficient or who expect a sizable refund typically handle taxes as soon as they receive all of their…

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The Insured, the Uninsured and the Underinsured
August 11, 2014
The Insured, the Uninsured and the Underinsured

The New York Times has published an article that expresses investigators’ concerns that the health insurance Marketplace, located online at www.healthcare.gov, might not be ready to handle more citizens who are ready to sign up for the Affordable Care Act nor those who are wanting to make changes to their existing coverage this fall. According…

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Prepping for Obamacare’s Employer Mandate
August 4, 2014
Prepping for Obamacare’s Employer Mandate

Obamacare’s widely scrutinized employer mandate is set for its delayed implementation. According to the Affordable Care Act, companies that employ 100 or more people are subject to this law starting in 2015, and they must offer insurance to at least 70% of their full-time employees. By 2016, the mandate will expand to include companies with…

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Defining the Ways for Medical Bill Transparency
July 22, 2014
Defining the Ways for Medical Bill Transparency

Bill Transparency Driven by Consumers (Related Opinions) From charging almost $20 for a simple pen used to mark a patient’s skin for surgery to charging a 500 percent markup for a single over-the-counter pain reliever (and each subsequent pill dispensed), the healthcare industry has its share of questionable billing practices. The way many healthcare facilities…

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