Tag Archives for Penalty

What is the Fee for Not Having Health Insurance Coverage?

Penalty for No Health Insurance A lot of the medical practices we service are asking us questions about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how it may affect their patients.  One of the questions we hear asked is if there is a fee, penalty, or tax for not having health insurance,  as some of the young adults don’t want health insurance and just pay cash if they do need to see a doctor. According to the government: Starting January 1, Continue Reading

Filed Under: Medical Billing and Coding Topics

HIPAA Violation Infographic

The High Cost of HIPAA Violations The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects the Personal Health Information (PHI) held by physicians, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, health insurance companies and other healthcare organizations. PHI is made up of any information related to the patient including the healthcare record or medical chart, and payment data. EXAMPLES OF PHI   •  Patient Name    •  Address    •  Date of Birth   •  Phone number   •  Medical Record Number There are severe penalties that Continue Reading

Filed Under: Healthcare Infographics, Medical Billing and Coding Topics