Tag Archives: claims

Telehealth claims dipped in May, but still up 5,680% from year ago: Fair Health

Dive Brief: The volume of telehealth-related medical claims in May was not as high as April, but still vastly outpaces a year ago, according to insurance claims data from nonprofit Fair Health. Altogether, telehealth-related care comprised 8.7% of private claims, compared to 0.15% in May 2019 – an increase of 5,680%. That compares to 13%… Read More »

Scamming And Weight Loss Claims

There are so many phony weight loss claims out there. For example you can eat all the food that you want and still lose weight. Or your weight loss will be permanent. These are just a few examples. There are many more We have told you over and over again that there are no magical… Read More »

News release labeling to combat a global scourge of exaggerated claims

Even with an unfolding pandemic, there’s no shortage of overreaching public relations news releases to mislead the public. It’s particularly dismaying to spot these examples of hype at a time when conveying balanced and accurate messages to the public is arguably more important than ever. They serve as a reminder that like the coronavirus outbreak,… Read More »

Enhancements to claims platform aimed at supporting electronic attachments

Change Healthcare is adding new enhancements to its claim attachments solution that will enable providers to attach and send documents and data electronically to all payers. “We’re tackling the next frontier of electronic transaction adoption in the healthcare industry,” says Mike Peresie, senior vice president and general manager of the medical network at Change Healthcare.… Read More »

HCA off the hook for claims it gave sweetheart deals to docs

Dive Brief: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit threw out a whistleblower’s suit against hospital giant HCA, meaning the chain won’t face liability for violations of the federal anti-kickback statute. The whistleblower’s claims involved a medical office building in Independence, Missouri, and a hospital complex in Aventura, Florida. Thomas Bingham’s suit against… Read More »

FDA warns top marijuana company for making CBD health claims

U.S. regulators have issued a warning to a leading marijuana company for making unproven health claims about CBD. The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it has warned Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved drugs. The agency says Curaleaf’s claims could lead people to delay medical care for serious conditions like cancer.… Read More »