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Health Plan Provider Directory Data Should Be Updated Monthly For The Patient’s Sake

December 4, 2015

Healthcare IT News, Staff Writer

On Nov. 13, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated guidance in the 2016 Call Letter and Medicare Marketing Guidelines that previously called for health plans to update provider directories on a monthly basis. Unfortunately for patients, the data is now required to be updated on a quarterly basis – leaving patients with data that is up to three months old when they need health care.

These regulations were initially set because provider directories were found to be inaccurate – with many patients reporting unexpected out-of-network fees after their provider was incorrectly listed as in-network. It’s why beginning Jan. 1, 2016, health plans will face fines of $25,000 per beneficiary for incorrect listings. Read more…


Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Having Second Surgery

March 31, 2015

Tell Us News Digest, Cindy Jovanoski

After undergoing a double mastectomy two years ago to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, Angelina Jolie recently went through yet another surgery, this time to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. Read more…


Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT: Torben Nielsen (Part 6)

January 7, 2015

One Million By One Million, Sramana Mitra

The consumerization of healthcare, moving into the 21st century, a Web 3.0 world — let’s discuss these with Torben Nielsen. A six-part series. Read Part 6 here…


Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT: Torben Nielsen (Part 5)

January 6, 2015

One Million By One Million, Sramana Mitra

The consumerization of healthcare, moving into the 21st century, a Web 3.0 world — let’s discuss these with Torben Nielsen. A six-part series. Read Part 5 here…


Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT: Torben Nielsen (Part 4)

January 5, 2015

One Million By One Million, Sramana Mitra

The consumerization of healthcare, moving into the 21st century, a Web 3.0 world — let’s discuss these with Torben Nielsen. A six-part series. Read Part 4 here…


Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT: Torben Nielsen (Part 3)

January 4, 2015

One Million By One Million, Sramana Mitra

The consumerization of healthcare, moving into the 21st century, a Web 3.0 world — let’s discuss these with Torben Nielsen. A six-part series. Read Part 3 here…


Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT: Torben Nielsen (Part 2)

January 3, 2015

One Million By One Million, Sramana Mitra

The consumerization of healthcare, moving into the 21st century, a Web 3.0 world — let’s discuss these with Torben Nielsen. A six-part series. Read Part 2 here…


Thought Leaders in Healthcare IT: Torben Nielsen (Part 1)

January 2, 2015

One Million By One Million, Sramana Mitra

The consumerization of healthcare, moving into the 21st century, a Web 3.0 world — let’s discuss these with Torben Nielsen. A six-part series. Read Part 1 here…


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