Monday, June 23, 2014

How Do Children Qualify For Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration (SSA) normally grants monthly payments to disable people and low-income individuals. But children can also qualify for supplemental security income payments if they are under 18 years of age and have conditions that fall within the government definition of disability. Here are the requirements underage applicants must meet for SSA to consider them disabled:

Must Not Be Working
The child applicant must not be working or not earning more than $1,070 per month (in 2014) to be called disabled.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Qualifying for a Social Security Disability Benefits

The Social Security Act defines disability as a chronic condition that prevents a person from engaging in any significant activity because of physical or mental impairment. The condition may last or is expected to last for a long time, or is expected to result in death. Because of these inopportune situations, the US government is stepping up to help those people in need.

Those who have worked previously before impairment can qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Monthly benefits, such as cash compensation and Medicare, depend on the person’s earnings. Some family members of qualifying beneficiaries can also receive benefits from the insurance.

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Ins and Outs of Medicaid Eligibility

In a country with the world’s best healthcare system, being strapped for cash should be no excuse to seek assistance with one’s health issues. For those who find the cost of healthcare too much to bear, Medicaid, which guarantees free or low-cost care, may be one viable solution to the problem.
In order to qualify for Medicaid, however, applicants must meet certain income and family size restrictions. Medicaid programs in different states all follow a set of federal guidelines when implementing these restrictions; however, these can vary somewhat from state to state. Additionally, recent expansions to Medicaid have changed the eligibility guidelines, though some of these developments have yet to be applied in certain states.
Due to these variations in implementation, interested applicants should check the

Monday, June 2, 2014

Understanding Revenue Cycle Management

Hospitals and different health care institutions rely on a steady influx of revenue to ensure that they stay in business and function more effectively to serve the public. To make sure that they are able to meet the daily requirements of expenses to stay in operation, medical institutions and offices establish proper revenue cycle management into their business approach. You may ask, “What is revenue cycle management?”
Revenue cycle management is the process of taking the appropriate steps to guarantee timely payment for medical assistance. The revenue cycle begins when a patient first calls into a doctor’s office for an appointment, or visits a hospital and provides the staff with his name, phone number, and the name of his insurance company. The cycle ends when the balance on that patient’s account is completely cleared.
To properly keep track of the entire process, technology is employed to automate the process, which largely involves cataloging patients’ data and managing their file throughout, so that healthcare providers can follow through the progress of each patient and address any issues that may arise.
Revenue cycle management facilitates other patient-related financial activities, as well. Using the automated process, healthcare providers can quickly check a patient’s insurance eligibility before admission. With quick and easy access to a patient’s file, medical institutions also gain the ability to counsel patients on the spot about high-cost procedures and how some of the treatment approaches may impact their finances.