Welcome to the Women’s Health Consortium, an online resource for practicing ob/gyns who want to better understand issues around racial and gender disparities affecting themselves and their patients. Topics will be viewed through this lens and help educate OB/GYNs more fully around practice management issues, including payer disparities.
This consortium is built for you and will feature articles, podcasts, and video interviews with a variety of pre-eminent thought leaders in the field. It will provide resources to important information, along with access to forms on how to appeal insurance decisions - a tool that can help you as you help your patients.
Click here for articles, videos, and podcasts that cover current issues in gender and racial disparities, and payer disparities.
Click here for external resources, including current position statements from major associations on payer disparities.
Lower levels of testing and higher positivity rates, higher rates of dangerous drug combination use, and increases in fatal and non-fatal overdoses during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic reveal a need for more resources to address the opioid epidemic in the United States.
This KCast features Jeanne Sheffield, MD, Director of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at John Hopkins Medicine, and Aparna Sridhar, MD, MPH, an ob/gyn at UCLA Health as they discuss COVID's impact on testing, telehealth, and care accessibility.
Have payer disparities seemed to grow worse during the pandemic, especially with telehealth? Take the poll now.
The scoping review revealed target areas that require additional research, as well as a need for more variety in study designs, populations, and locations.
Some women are unable to choose noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), due to lack of insurance coverage, according to a pilot study in the Journal of Community Genetics.
Office of the Inspector General recommends CMS conduct targeted hospital reviews for possible upcoding violations.
ACOG‘s Payment Advocacy and Policy Portal is a comprehensive practice management tool. After a one-time, FREE registration, ACOG Fellows, practice managers, and medical coders gain access to ACOG’s expert physicians and staff to assist with a variety of payer issues, telehealth billing and policy information, and other resources.View Now
Recognizing that race is a social construct, not biologically based, is important to understanding that racism, not race, impacts health care, health, and health outcomes.View Now
If your health insurer refuses to pay a claim or ends your coverage, you have the right to appeal the decision and have it reviewed by a third party.View Now
AIM Partner Forms and GuidanceView Now
ICD-10 Clinical Concepts SeriesView Now
Racism's impact on pregnancy outcomesView Now