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More people filing medical claims, less money for state health insurers

More people are filing medical claims, and that means less money for state health insurers By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff The state’s largest commercial health insurers posted lower third-quarter financial results Thursday, with most blaming an increase in claims for medical care after a two-year period during which many people went to the doctor less often because of the economy. Earnings dropped sharply at Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and more modestly [...]

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InSightec® / Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS)

InSightec, which is headquartered in Tirat Carmel near Haifa and draws 80 percent of its staff from Technion graduates, has developed a surgical system to treat tumors inside the body that perhaps can cure many different illnesses electronically without having to cut open the human body. This Israeli innovation has the potential to transform how medicine will be practiced internationally, enabling many patients to recover from various illnesses much quicker than they presently are able to do utilizing traditional [...]

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Adria Gross from MedWise Insurance Advocacy – Speaking on Current & Upcoming Health Care Laws

February 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Adria Gross from MedWise Insurance Advocacy will be speaking about the Current & Upcoming Health Care Laws.  Refreshments; Free; Held at the Esplanade, 168 Red Schoolhouse Road,  Chestnut Ridge; For details, contact Carolyn Geiger, Tel. 574-4950; avi@avi-eyes.org;  www.avi-eyes.org. Established in 1973, the Association for the Visually Impaired (AVI) assists people who are visually impaired,  blind or deaf-blind. They help all ages living Rockland and Orange Counties by providing rehabilitation and counseling services in their [...]

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Mental Care Is Covered

Mental Care Is Covered September 22, 2012 By AVERY FORMAN Coping with a mental-health condition can be daunting and costly, but a recent law is aiming to ease the burden. As of last year, some health plans that offer mental-health and addiction coverage are required to offer it at an equal level to the medical coverage they provide. That means no limits on the number of visits per year to a psychiatrist, for instance, if there aren’t such limits on visits to, say, [...]

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CBS New York City MedWise Insurance Advocacy

Adria Gross has great news if you haven’t heard yet. Wednesday January 23, 2013 and Thursday January 24, 2013, Adria Gross was on CBS in New York City to talk about how many people are being overcharged on their hospital and medical bills.  CBS filmed Adria on Wednesday morning and placed her on the CBS 11:00 PM and CBS 6:00 PM local news. Take a look at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/23/experts-suggest-ways-to-save-on-health-care-prescriptions/#respond Adria is also talking to NBC about a case where she was successful with her client’s bills which were reimbursed after 10 [...]

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New Health Care Laws – Speaking Engagement

Adria Gross will be speaking at the Heritage Point of Teaneck on February 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM.  Adria enjoys educating people about the current and upcoming healthcare laws. What Everyone Should Know About The New Health Laws Adria  Gross, CEO and founder of MedWise Insurance Advocacy and MedWise Billing, Inc., is a New York State-licensed insurance broker and consultant. She has over 20 years of experience in the insurance business, working extensively with the medical community and numerous insurance companies, handling [...]

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Woman charged more on medical bill for asking “too many questions”: Fair?

Woman charged more on medical bill for asking “too many questions”: Fair? A Minnesota woman is reportedly unhappy with her doctor after she was allegedly charged extra for asking too many questions. Susan Krantz of Minnatonka, Minn. visited her doctor recently for an annual physical, and when looking at her itemized bill, noticed an unusual charge of $50.06, CBS Minnesota reports. “Even as a registered nurse, I can’t figure out what this is,” she told CBS Minnesota. Doctors unveil “Choosing Wisely” campaign to cut [...]

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