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Worker’s Compensation Explained

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Worker’s Compensation Explained
Worker’s compensation, or workman’s comp as it is more commonly referred to, is a part of the language we use in a variety of discussions, jokes, and anecdotes. However, just because something is part of our language, doesn’t mean we understand what it is and how it impacts us. Integrity Urgent Care has a clear understanding of Worker’s Compensation and when it applies to the patients we see.
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Choosing Integrity Urgent Care over an ER
Attention all Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO members: by now, you should have received a letter from BCBS informing you of the insurance changes regarding the use of Emergency Rooms. Beginning on June 4, 2018, all patients who visit the ER for a non-life-threatening issue are subject to pay the entirety of their bill.
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Free-Standing Emergency Rooms: Know the Difference
In 2009, a Texas law permitted the establishment of emergency rooms independent of hospitals. As a result, free-standing ERs resemble urgent care centers in many ways and are popping up in neighborhoods across Texas. Knowing how to identify these FCERs (as they are sometimes called), can save you thousands of dollars. Here’s what you need to know:
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How do Urgent Care Centers work with Medicare?
Integrity Urgent Care is pleased to announce that we accept Medicare! 44 million Americans over the age of 65 receive Medicare benefits. If you are a Medicare recipient, it’s important to understand the difference between an emergency room and an urgent care center. Is an urgent care center the right choice for you?
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HMO vs. PPO – What’s the Difference?
Most health insurance plans are either a PPO or an HMO plan. It’s important to know what type of plan you have and understand how this affects your healthcare benefits. If you have an HMO, you must choose a primary care doctor from a list of covered providers.This doctor will treat you and must give you a referral if you need to see a specialist. However, in most cases you can go to an Urgent Care Center such as Integrity Urgent Care or the emergency room without a referral.
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Health insurance can be confusing and overwhelming. In order to better understand your insurance plan, you need to be familiar with these four terms: premium, deductible, coinsurance, copay.
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