Stay safe this summer. But if you do end up in an emergency room, try your own measures for patient-centered care. As the experiences of some notable healthcare professionals suggest, it's a work in progress.
Any day now, the Supreme Court will issue its decision on the "contraception mandate" and could add more complexity to employer-based health insurance. Another dispute may spell even more trouble for health reform.
Health insurers want to guide individuals through health and healthcare, from birth to death,. To improve on the traditional insurance experience--which is not always good one-- they're going to have to innovate at many levels.
Burwell, the former head of the Office of Management and Budget, was confirmed 78-17. Before and after the vote, Burwell both faced her share of fire and garnered high praise. So now the pressure is on.
Yet the most trusted sources of health reform information cited by respondents in a recent Kaiser survey are still working out their understanding of the law themselves — and those Googling for info may run into more misinformation.
Put a price tag on procrastination. Early communication can foster a healthy relationship with payers to create faster responses both before and during the claims process. Here are questions to help you start.