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Category: Medical Issues News

11 Feb, 2014

Young and Healthy Key to Obamacare Success

Posted on behalf of Rizk Law in Medical Issues

The long-term success of president Obama’s Affordable Care Act will depend not on those who need healthcare the most, but on those who need it the least: young people. The plan will work as envisioned only if millions of healthy …

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30 Jan, 2014

States Opting Out of Medicaid Expansion Forfeit Federal Funds

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Medical Issues

Whether for political reasons or failing to see financial benefits at little or no cost, states that have opted out of Medicaid expansion have excluded themselves from federal funding that is paid for by all states. Minimal Cost to States …

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30 Jan, 2014

The Not So Independent Medical Examination

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Medical Issues

Your IME will be performed by a doctor, physical therapist, or chiropractor who has not been involved in your treatments. The examination that the doctor or therapist will perform will determine: The cause, extent and medical treatment of your work-related …

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30 Jan, 2014

Coordinated Care New Model for Oregon Health Plan

Posted on behalf of Rizk Law in Medical Issues

Faced with a state budget deficit and 400,000 new patients projected to enroll in expanded Medicaid in Oregon by 2022, Oregon Governor Kitzhaber arranged a deal with the Obama Administration for $1.9 billion in federal funding over five years, with …

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30 Jan, 2014

Is Oregon Ready for Expanded Medicaid?

Posted on behalf of Rizk Law in Medical Issues

Oregon is one of twenty-five states and Washington D.C. that are expanding Medicaid in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, to include those who are at or below 138% of the federal poverty level ($15,856 for a household of one …

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12 Dec, 2013

Less Than “Independent” Medical Exams

Posted on behalf of Rizk Law in Medical Issues

The Scenario: You were involved in a car accident in Oregon. So, like a good neighbor, you dutifully report the accident to your insurer. After- all they are on your side. You naively believe you are in good hands. A …

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09 Dec, 2013

Race Is on to Enroll Latinos in Obamacare

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Medical Issues

“The market failure in health care, first and foremost is that the sicker you are, the poorer you become because you can’t work. The poorer you become, the sicker you are because you can’t afford health care, and the market …

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12 Sep, 2013

The ABCs of FDA Medical Device Regulation

Posted on behalf of Rizk Law in Medical Issues

Have you ever wondered who approves and regulates medical devices, such as pacemakers and kidney dialysis machines? Who Regulates Medical Devices The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) is responsible for regulating firms who …

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