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By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. The new Health Insurance Portability Portability and Accounting Act regulations (HIPPA) go into effect on April 14. These new HIPPA regulations include measure to insure patient privacy. As you have noticed over the course of the last year, every insurer or credit issuer has sent you a Privacy Act Notice […]

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PART TWO OF A SERIES By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. In Chinese menu terms, if you order from column A, you need to order from column B. Therefore, it is fitting to address the second appeals component which face denied beneficiaries. Before an appeal can be made for a Part B denial, the beneficiary must […]

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PART ONE OF A SERIES By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. As you are acutely aware, most insurer’s actively engage in “cost containment policies,” i.e., ways of preventing payment of benefits to increase profits.. So, if such practices are good for the bottom line of industry, why shouldn’t the government do the same. This is one […]

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By Scott B. Elkind, Esq. In order to resolve some of the apparent communication gap between the oft-rivaling medical and legal camps, I would like to offer a short series of suggestions which, if implemented, can ease tensions and promoting a better understanding among these sometimes battling professions. First, let’s examine what the professions have […]

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