Helpful Thanksgiving ICD-10 Codes Helpful Thanksgiving ICD-10 Codes

As co-blogger Kelley last mentioned a couple of months ago , the "new and improved" ICD-10 codes are on the way (maybe). And just ...

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5:30 AM

"I forgot" "I forgot"

It's hard to beat this Steve Martin excuse: " You.. can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You can be a millionaire.. and neve...

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10:30 AM

 Cavalcade of Risk #222: Gratefully risky Cavalcade of Risk #222: Gratefully risky

Van Mayhall hosts the pre-Thanksgiving round-up of risk-related posts. As usual,Van does a terrific job of tying together seemingly unrel...

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5:50 AM

Sprechen sie Deutsch? Sprechen sie Deutsch?

More proposed Obamacare rules to improved the customer experience. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 21 issued a massive...

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3:12 PM

Hunh: CCC's no more Hunh: CCC's no more

Had a "d'oh!" moment when I received this in email: " [G]eneration of HIPAA Certificates of Creditable Coverage (CoCC) up...

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11:31 AM

Missing the Mark, MVNHS©-style Missing the Mark, MVNHS©-style

Last month, we questioned whether the Much Vaunted National Health System© was worth saving (assuming it could be, of course). Thanks to c...

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7:04 AM

Blast from the Past Blast from the Past

I first became a fan of Medical Savings Accounts (since evolved to Health Savings Accounts) way back in 1992, when they were first introduce...

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9:30 AM

Chicken Soup for the Health Care Policy Chicken Soup for the Health Care Policy

We've long documented the utter failure of nationalized "health care" schemes to rein in costs any more efficiently than our p...

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7:11 AM

MVP Struggling - Part 2 MVP Struggling - Part 2

A few days ago, we broached the subject of Minimum Value Plans, and their potential role in mitigating group health insurance costs. In that...

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6:00 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #222: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #222: Call for submissions

Van Mayhall hosts next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 24th). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to em...

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5:44 AM

Close enough for gummint work Close enough for gummint work

So it seems that, as we'd already surmised , the reports of how many people actually bought Obam...

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1:24 PM

Unintentional Medical Tourism Unintentional Medical Tourism

Before we begin, it's important to note that there's a LOT of information missing here. Of course, that hasn't stopped folks fro...

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6:45 AM

Health Wonk Review: Gobble, gobble edition Health Wonk Review: Gobble, gobble edition

David Harlow presents a veritable brain-feast , replete with interesting, thought-provoking posts and mouth-watering illustrations. Enjoy!

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6:00 AM

MVP Struggling - Part 1 MVP Struggling - Part 1

Minimum Value (aka MVP) Plans have been touted for groups over 100 (this year, and 50 next year) wishing to meet the letter of the ObamaTax ...

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10:30 AM

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner! Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!

So a colleague recently clued me in to a way that the free market is responding to the new reality of an Obamacare-dominated health insuranc...

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6:00 AM

The Gruber Hits The Fan The Gruber Hits The Fan

You knew this was coming, right? " In Jon Gruber's Newest (Sixth) Video, He Explains How Obama and Democrats Conspired to Get Rid ...

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1:18 PM

HIX Predix HIX Predix

I have a few predictions about tomorrow morning: ■ The sun will rise in the east ■ Water will be wet ■ The 404Care.gov site will be broken W...

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10:00 AM

Up-Lyfting Update Up-Lyfting Update

Last week, we noted car-sharing service Lyft's first passenger fatality , and pondered the insurance implications thereof. Since this si...

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5:30 AM

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate

You got feckless, clueless punditry in my O'Care deceit lectures. No! You got O'Care decei...

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1:44 PM

Now Playing: HIX (Health Insurance Exchange) Now Playing: HIX (Health Insurance Exchange)

Interesting video primer on how the Exchanges (are supposed to) work:

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1:15 PM

 Three Strikes, Herr Gruber.... Three Strikes, Herr Gruber....

If you've been following the saga of Jonathan " Fredo " Gruber, you know he's on record for speaking his mind calling th...

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12:49 PM

 Cavalcade of Risk #221: Post-election round-up edition Cavalcade of Risk #221: Post-election round-up edition

Claire Wilkinson hosts this week's collection of post-election risk-related bloggetry. From upcharges for where you shop to high wir...

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9:56 AM

Obamacare's House of Cards Obamacare's House of Cards

Did you know almost 25% of individual health insurance premiums paid for exchange plans go directly ...

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6:49 AM

O'Care Potpourri O'Care Potpourri

■ In keeping with the politically correct stance of providing vital services convenience items for ...

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12:00 PM

Bastiat & Graboyes: The Legend Continues Bastiat & Graboyes: The Legend Continues

Frédéric Bastiat , a noted 19th-century polemicist, is most widely-known for the Parable of the Broken Window (widely regarded as the underl...

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7:00 AM

Not Ready for (Sub-)Prime Time Not Ready for (Sub-)Prime Time

So I spent a great deal of yesterday afternoon on the phone with the friendly - if hapless - folks a...

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5:30 AM

Great Expectations Great Expectations

It appears that Exchange enrollment for Obamacare isn't going to be what it was cracked up to be...

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1:14 PM

Obamacare Moments of Honesty Obamacare Moments of Honesty

Rep. Pelosi infamously said "We had to pass the bill in order to know what was in it". Now the truth serum is administered to Jona...

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7:38 AM

Obamacare Architect: "Call it the Stupidity of the American Voter" Obamacare Architect: "Call it the Stupidity of the American Voter"

Jonathan Gruber...watch the video. Nuff said.

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7:36 AM

Breaking: SCOTUS to hear King Breaking: SCOTUS to hear King

The Supreme Court has just agreed to hear arguments on whether or not folks in states with Federally-run Exchanges are eligible for subsid...

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10:50 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #221: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #221: Call for submissions

Claire Wilkinson hosts next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 10th). To submit your risk-related post, just click here ...

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6:28 AM

Health Wonk Review: Post-election edition Health Wonk Review: Post-election edition

Jennifer Salopek at Wing of Zock (which, BTW, would make a great name for a band) hosts this week's round-up of wonky posts, with speci...

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6:39 AM

Republicans Fix Obamacare? Republicans Fix Obamacare?

If Republicans are going to degrade and destroy Obamacare they better bring their "A" game...

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12:26 PM

Have ObamaCare, Will Travel (With a Twist) Have ObamaCare, Will Travel (With a Twist)

Tired of reading all those sob stories about folks losing their health insurance ? Ready for some good news for a change? Well, you're...

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11:35 AM

Rubber, Road and Lyft: Insurance Crisis? [UPDATED] Rubber, Road and Lyft: Insurance Crisis? [UPDATED]

If memory serves, we first addressed the insurance challenges of ride sharing some 3½ years ago: &qu...

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12:30 PM

Renewals vs "Grandma" Renewals vs "Grandma"

A couple of weeks ago, Anthem sent me a list of my clients whose plans renew this December. These are so-called "grandmothered" pl...

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10:30 AM

Hoosier Health Insurance Goes Bye-Bye Hoosier Health Insurance Goes Bye-Bye

Looks like 30,000 Hoosiers really hate their current insurance. After all, the Precedent explicitly promised them that if they liked their p...

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7:59 AM

The $958 Fallacy The $958 Fallacy

Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Springs (Colorado) Post Independent, has an interesting, if disingenuous, article on a recent health ca...

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11:21 AM

1,000 Words on the ObamaTax 1,000 Words on the ObamaTax

[Hat Tip: FoIB Jeff M]

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