Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Affordable Care Act’s effect on Redwood Health Services

As many of you know, Redwood Health Services primarily provides Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRAs) and Flexible Savings Accounts (FSAs) among many other services. RHS typically provides what are known as "integrated HRAs" designed to be combined with major medical health plans. More and more employers are using HRAs to augment healthcare benefits for their employees.…
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ACA requires no-cost colonoscopy and polyp removals

The Affordable Care Act already requires coverage for colonoscopies as part of preventive services to be provided at no cost to individuals. Until recently, when a polyp was discovered and removed during this procedure, insurance carriers designated the procedure as therapeutic, allowing them to charge deductibles and/or copayments. This practice often makes colonoscopies financially cumbersome…
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