A lot has changed in the last three years, so it makes sense that the Covid “emergency” is coming to an end. When it will end is something we still will not know until we know, but all indications point to the end of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) sometime this spring.
This isn’t the first time we’ve discussed this and full transparency, it probably won’t be the last. Though patients have plan changes throughout the year, January 1 is always going to be a significant date to collect new insurance information because of the huge quantity of individuals whose plans expire/renew at the end of each year.
Did you know that the Departments of Health and Human Services require covered entities to perform an annual Security Risk Assessment (SRA) to assess potential threats and vulnerabilities? There are often a lot of misconceptions around SRAs which lead quickly to noncompliance. This article will address some of the most common misconceptions around SRAs.
When you combine high-deductible health plans with high-cost services and a low-level of health literacy, it makes for a challenging situation. Unfortunately, that is the scenario for most of the United States, which often leaves patients in a precarious position.
In short, no. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) can sound high level, but in reality it includes the most basic of human necessities. Whether patients can and will succeed in treatments depends on a multitude of factors of which SDOH plays a significantly impactful...