Coventry Healthcare has tied up with MedSolutions to request prior authorization for Radiology and Cardiology services. A public meeting in Frankfort to get stakeholders’ input about development of a state-operated health insurance exchange Monday was attended by dozens of Tea Party activists taking issue with Gov. Last week , Beshear announced his intention to create a state-run exchange if the Affordable Care Act is upheld in the U.S. Supreme Court. Since 30 million Americans who don’t have coverage now would be required to buy insurance under the law’s mandate, the exchange would act as a marketplace in which individuals and employees of small business can choose from several plans that have coverage packages pre-approved by state and federal governments.
In Louisville ($5 million); Cumberland Family Medical Center in Burkesville ($4.86 million); Grace Community Health Center Inc. Judith Graham, reporting for Kaiser Health News in collaboration with USA Today, delves into the similarities and differences. Likewise, overweight children are at a greater risk of a vast array of health problems, including diabetes, liver disease and obesity in adulthood.
Nearly 90 percent of people asked favor providing access to affordable, quality health care for all Americans. Health care costs attributable to obesity in Kentucky are estimated to be $2.3 billion in 2013. How to find county-specific health data and how to use it to make community changes will be the focus of an hour-long webinar May 16. The June 20 workshop will provide training on building and maintaining a local health coalition. We now pre-arrange pet day care for our canine family members, it’s easier on us and on them.
Enter the newly re-established Kentucky Oral Health Coalition, a statewide force whose goal is to ensure Kentuckians have happy, healthy smiles. To that end, the coalition is also investigating ways to expand school-based health and dental education, either by finding funding, collaborating with groups that are already in place or advocating legislation changes, Plummer said. An analysis by KYA last year showed school districts spend less than 1 percent of their budgets on school health services. Medicare is run by contractors too with data bases as well as big corporations who contract to insurers to run their employee benefit plans.
Hundreds of University of Missouri System employees across the four campuses received each other’s personal health care information earlier this month. Coventry Health Care, which administers the university’s medical benefits plans, blamed a computer glitch for aligning names with incorrect addresses. The mailing error meant benefit statements, health services letters and new identification cards were sent to the wrong people. It was in July 2005 when I first learned of a secret agenda of my HMO, Carelink Health Plans Inc, to deny me my rights under my contract.