Health Care's Elusive Simplicity
By Craig B. GarnerFounder
Garner Health Law Corporation
The thermometer remains the preeminent device to measure temperature, and specifically for health care practitioners to identify the existence of fever. Evolving over 17 centuries, today the thermometer comports with the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90), the standard set by the International Committee of Weights and Measures, superseding the International Practical Temperature Scale of 1968, as amended, although altered ever-so-slightly by the Provisional Low Temperature Scale of 2000 (PLTS-2000). This basic diagnostic test, whether directed toward oral, rectal, tympanic, temporal artery or axillary, is typically digital, replacing glass and mercury from the past. Read article
Refresh Your Viewpoint: Update Your Perspective of the Workplace
By Danna Beal, M.Ed.International Speaker, Author and Coach
As we emerge from the pandemic many organizations want to return to normal. But changes in attitudes, motivations, and goals for employees and their desires for workplace environments have changed in ways that few could have been predicted. The Great Resignation and Quietly Quitting are results of many people during the pandemic having the chance to reevaluate their lives and how they want to work. Many have decided they want a better work life balance. Ben Granger, chief workplace psychologist at Qualtrics, reports CEOs are very concerned and don’t know what to do about it. Gallup’s recent estimate that a full 50% of the U.S. workforce can be considered quiet quitters. Read article
Understanding the Nuances of the No Surprises Act Good Faith Estimates
By Lori Laubach
, Partner, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams
By Mandy Mori
, Senior Manager, Health Care Consulting Practice, Moss Adams
Passed in 2020 and effective January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act contains provisions that protect people from surprise medical billing and out-of-network emergency care costs not reimbursed by insurance. The law requires that providers and facilities send eligible uninsured or self-pay patients a good faith estimate (GFE)
. The GFE should detail as best as possible the charges patients can expect for scheduled visits, tests, supplies, drugs, or other services based on the expected course of treatment.
- No Surprises Act GFE requirements, eligibility, and timing
- Information to include in the GFE
- Posting the good faith estimate notice
- Mitigating risks with workflow adjustments
- Scenarios to watch for
- Does your good faith estimate have what it needs?
New Health Plan Financial Reports for California, Ohio and Washington State
By David Peel
, Publisher and Editor
We recently updated our financial reporting for health plans in California, Ohio and Washington State. Click on the links below to see the numbers.