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New CPT Code for Eli Lilly’s Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

New CPT Code for Eli Lilly’s Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

In November of 2020, the FDA approved Eli Lilly’s antibody treatment for COVID-19. The antibody treatment was designed to treat mild-to-moderate cases of the coronavirus in patients aged 12 or older who were at risk of developing more severe symptoms of COVID-19 or who may have been at risk of needing hospitalization. As with the …

5 Technological Advancements Changing Healthcare This Year

5 Technological Advancements Changing Healthcare This Year

Communication and technology are constantly moving forward in the healthcare field. Innovation has been fueled by global collaboration giving us more advancements every day. Our lives are constantly being made better with scientists striving to improve our quality of life. Here are five recent achievements that will have you believing the future is now. Building …

IBM Wants to Change the Face of the Healthcare Industry

IBM Wants to Change the Face of the Healthcare Industry

Innovation and reinvention within the healthcare industry has seen more advancements in the last 100 years than the previous 2 millennia combined. Yet, the medical profession is always struggling to more efficiently diagnose and fight disease. IBM took a massive step in spearheading industry reinvention this year with their high-profile acquisitions and medical-related partnerships.   …

Common Reasons for Insurance Claim Denials

Common Reasons for Insurance Claim Denials

Insurance claim denials can be very inconvenient for patients and can affect a practice’s ability to receive payment for services rendered. Preventing insurance claim denials before they ever occur can help your practice to more efficiently receive moneys earned and to keep a better relationship with patients. Patients will be more likely to stay loyal …

Benefits of E-Prescribing

Benefits of E-Prescribing

Electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, is quickly becoming the main way in which physicians communicate with pharmacies regarding prescriptions. In 2010, the DEA introduced a rule called the Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Rule, giving physicians the option to submit prescriptions electronically without legal barriers. With improvements in technology and networks, this method for prescribing is …

What to Expect in Healthcare in 2016

What to Expect in Healthcare in 2016

2015 was a big year in medicine, with many technological advances and even a few big breakthroughs. The pace is certainly not slowing down when it comes to advancing technology and bringing healthcare into the digital age, so 2016 should see the advancements of 2015 go even further. There may also be other changes to …

U.S. Supreme Court Rules To Rescue Healthcare Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rules To Rescue Healthcare Law

In the recent slew of United States Supreme Court cases, a decision was upheld involving the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Better known as “Obamacare,” the Supreme Court ruled on the wording and phrasing of the ACA. This case was a matter of a state’s obligation versus the federal government’s obligation. Due to funding issues and …

California and Washington Lead with Record Enrollments

California and Washington Lead with Record Enrollments

The Affordable Care Act (ACA aka “Obamacare”) calls for every citizen of the United States to be covered by some form of health insurance by the end of the Open Enrollment Period (OEP) in February 2015. Because of the nature of the mandate, a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) was opened to add a grace period …