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Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Health insurance portability and accountability act: may I discuss client details with other employees within my agency?

Probably: If you agency is not health related, then details of your clients are assumed to be public unless there is some other confidentiality arrangement. You probably should not discuss health issues that you are privy to, but this is not a hippa issue if you are not a health professional. ...Read more

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Impetigo (Definition)

A highly contagious skin infection from streptococcus (strep) or staphylococcus (staph) bacteria, causing open skin sores that may ...Read more


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Can a group health plan deny me coverage based on my current health status?

Can a group health plan deny me coverage based on my current health status?

Sure!: They can do anything they want. They want to make money, not help people, really. If you are too sick, you won't do that. However, if they don't cover some illness, like mental illness, but would cover others, then there may be a question of failure to provide "health care parity", which is supposedly illegal. Talk to your agent and find out why. Check with the state department of insurance. ...Read more

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Teaching plan for patient with altered mental status?

Don't understand: The question? There are really no teaching plans for altered mental status. You need to figure out the cause and treat it if possible. ...Read more

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Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

Will insurance or government programs cover long-term care?

See below: State sponsored medicaid will cover the long term care if you apply with specific qualification. Medicare will not covered unless if you are on medicare part a subacute rehabilitation. Private insurance and long term care insurance are covered. Please ask admission coordinator to assist your financial needs. ...Read more

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Anyone had your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Anyone had  your employer health care plan deny dental benefits?

Dental benefits: Dental benefits are something negotiated by your company and a insurance company. They decide which procedures will or will not be covered and what percentage of the dentists fee they will cover. Every plan is different. Contact your company representative to discuss all your benefits that you are paying for. ...Read more

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Which state agencies regulate public health care?

Which state agencies regulate public health care?

State health dept: All states have a department of public health although the names might be a little different. Most counties and cities also have such departments. Their job frequently involves promotion rather than regulation and they get involved in epidemics, disease clusters, communicable disease, public sanitation including cleanliness in restaurants, etc. ...Read more

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"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high! only income comes, via social security disability, an

"disabled" person-has to pay $1250 as" share of cost", what can he do , to get extensive dental work , done? Hi, 
professional person, 14 years ago had a "major stroke"--"-share of cost" is very high!  only income comes, via social security disability, an

I : I don't know if this will be helfpul, but here is a list of dental groups in anaheim that provide free or low cost dental services. Community dental services inc anaheim - (714) 828-1211 anaheim, ca - 92801 dds inc anaheim - (714)491-9264 anaheim, ca - 92801 grand dental - (714) 828-3028 anaheim, ca - 92801 western dental services inc anaheim - (714)635-6000 anaheim, ca - 92802 n a dental corporation - (714)491-0082 anaheim, ca - 92801 california smile dental group anaheim - (714)826-9000 anaheim, ca - 92804 consumer health inc - newport dental center - (714)491-8441 anaheim, ca - 92806 anaheim community dentistry - (714)635-0855 anaheim, ca - 92806 state college dental group - (714)772-5005 anaheim, ca - 92806 jacks, scott, dds inc - (877)567-6453 anaheim, ca - 92806 altamed medical & dental group: anaheim lincoln - 714-780-5690 anaheim, ca - 92801 good luck. ...Read more

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What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

What changes were made since 2008 in terms of medicare, medicaid & hmo/ppo insurance reimbursements of dme, mobility, bath safety & orthopedic items?

This is a great: Question and ive tried to do some searching to give a concise answer but i cannot find a study that isolates this data. If you go to cms website and drill down to search the term dme http://www.Cms.Gov/site-search/search-results.Html?Q=dme you see how hard it is to give a quick answer, ( have you read an article in hfn or elsewhere that gives this data? If so please share. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read more

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Are HIV positive healthcare workers required to tell their employers of their status?

Are HIV positive healthcare workers required to tell their employers of their status?

Varies by state: The answer varies from state to state and from profession to profession. This website provides state by state policy. http://hivlawandpolicy.org/resources/view/167. ...Read more

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Is an autistic child eligible to receive any type of state or county financial assistance?

Quite possibly: This varies state to state, but most states have programs specifically for autistic individuals that often is independent of family resources and can be especially valuable for very young children and adults with autism. In california, these services are rendered by regional centers. Look up autism or mental health services in the govenment pages of your phone book or online. ...Read more

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How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

How are preventive care services covered under the new health care reform law?

Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more

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Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient physical therapy if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Can a md. Deny medicare-paid hospice end-stage dementia patient  physical therapy  if patient's family requests it to maintain movement with new law?

Hmmm . . . : Could there maybe be a disagreement between this physician and your family about what's in the patient's best interests? This is a deep discussion that involves much thought and consideration, and which deserves scheduled time with your relative's doctor to go over treatment plans, prognosis, etc. Maybe such a discussion can resolve these issues? Doctors want to help, not hurt or harm. ...Read more

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Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Medicare?: Medicare will pay for physical therapy with a doctors prescription and a diagnosis requiring pt. Mc does not pay for unskilled home care services like home health aides. Medicaid does pay for hha and othe non skilled home care needs. ...Read more

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What are coverage rules for dependents under the new health care reform law?

What are coverage rules for dependents under the new health care reform law?

Older age of coverag: The new law, termed the accountable health care act (called by its opponents obamacare) allows dependents currently receiving coverage to be on their parents policies until age 26 . Prior to this many ended at 18 if they were out of the house and others at age 21 no matter what. This is in jeopardy if the supreme court rules against it. This will be a major issue in the 2012 campaign. ...Read more

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Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?

FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more

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Can there be more public mental hospitals/care facilities or private ones?

Can there be more public mental hospitals/care facilities or private ones?

I hope so.: They used to have state hospitals but they have gradually closed most of them and in their place, community mental health system. There are private psychiatric services in most general hospitals and other free standing ones as well. You can google them. ...Read more