Archive for August, 2012

Insurance Reimbursement: Easy Money. Part 3

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The past few years have brought many changes in the healthcare industry regarding insurance reimbursement. The Budget Reconciliation Act (BRA) of 1997, which took effect on January 1, 1999, set new limits on healthcare visits and reimbursement for healthcare services for Medicare and Medicaid patients. (more…)

Insurance Reimbursement: Easy Money. Part 2

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

There are many types of services fitness professionals seek reimbursement for, including health education programs for smoking cessation, stress management or weight management, health intervention services such as fitness assessments, health-risk appraisals and pre-exercise screenings, and exercise and recreation programs that can improve fitness levels. (more…)

Insurance Reimbursement: Easy Money. Part 1

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Getting reimbursement for fitness services from health insurers is an unrealized dream for most facilities. Here’s what you’re up against.

For fitness professionals to be recognized as true healthcare professionals who are eligible for insurance reimbursement, they must be ready to make some changes. (more…)