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Getting Emergency Care

Getting Emergency Care In an emergency, you should get care from the closest hospital that can help you. That hospital will treat you regardless of whether you have insurance. Your insurance company can’t charge you more for getting emergency room services at an “out-of-network” hospital. I’m having an emergency. Should I go straight to the […]

I signed up, but don’t have health coverage. What should I do?

I signed up, but don’t have health coverage. What should I do? If you think you signed up for a health plan through the Marketplace, but haven’t received your insurance card Even though you haven’t received your insurance card, your coverage may be effective. If  you need to see a doctor or get a prescription […]

Appealing Your Insurer’s Decision Not To Pay

Appealing Your Insurer’s Decision Not To Pay If your health insurance company does not cover your specific health care provider or service, you have the right to ask for an appeal. For prescription drugs, an “exceptions” process is also available. To learn more about the exceptions process, read “Know Your Rights.” Directions are listed on […]

What To Know About Getting Your Prescription Medications

Health plans will help pay the cost of certain prescription medications. You may be able to buy other medications, but medications on your plan’s “formulary” (approved list) usually will be less expensive for you. Does my new insurance plan cover my prescription?  To find out which prescriptions are covered through your new Marketplace plan: • […]

What You Should Know About Seeing Your Doctor

What You Should Know About  Seeing Your Doctor Most health plans give you the best deal on services when you see a doctor who has a contract with your health plan. While you may be able to see doctors who don’t contract with your plan, visiting an “in network” provider usually means you will have lower […]

“SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone” Training Review

The District of Columbia Department of Mental Health regularly conducts a free three-hour training entitled “SafeTALK: Suicide Alertness for Everyone”. Although open to anyone over the age of 15, the majority of attendees tend to be employees of the Department of Behavioral Health who needed to earn continuing education credits. This author recently attended one of them. This […]


Avatar Assisted Therapy at the “Brave New World”

At the “Brave New World: Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral Health” Symposium Dick Dillon addressed the challenges of limited accessibility of traditional addiction treatment. This symposium took place on March 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dick Dillon is the founder and CEO of Innovaision, LLC and his co-presenter, Dave Ennis, MS, is the Western Region […]

What’s New Update 2013- Dr. Henry Fraimow

TB and HIV Co-Infection Update: Global Becomes Local Dr. Henry Fraimow, an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, spoke to a group of health care professionals on 11 April 2013 in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Fraimow discussed TB and HIV […]