By Reed Abelson, The New York Times, Sept. 30, 2019. Jessie McCormick had to quit her job to afford health care. Ms. McCormick, 27, who has a heart condition, had an opportunity to move from part… Read More
Contract disputes between insurers and medical providers are causing uncertainty and disruption among patients. By Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News. David Lerman, a lawyer in Berkeley, Calif., changed health plans this year, only to learn… Read More
Balance Billing. When a provider bills you for the difference between the provider’s charge and the allowed amount. For example, if the provider’s charge is $100 and the allowed amount is $70, the provider may… Read More
Understanding Observation Care. From the Valley Hospital, Valley Health System. What is Observation Care? Observation services are hospital outpatient services that a physician orders to allow for testing and evaluation. This observation period, which normally...