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New Federal Health Claims & Appeals Laws
for 193 Million Americans
Obama Signing Health Bill on
Gerald R. Ford Signing ERISA on 09/02/1974
Seminars & Certification Classes Announced for New Federal Health
Claim Appeals Regulations on July 22, 2010 from HHS, DOL & IRS,
Effective On Sept. 23, 2010 for 193 Million Americans
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Seminars & Certification Classes for New Federal Health Claim Appeals
- Free Webinars - New Federal Claims & Appeals Regulations, Effective
Sept. 23, 2010, for 193 Million Americans
ERISAclaim.com: Seminars - 2010 Two-day
Basic ERISA Appeal Seminars - Denials and Overpayment Appeals
ERISAclaim.com - 2010
PPACA & ERISA Claim
Specialist Certification Programs in Chicago, Illinois
ERISAclaim.com: Create An Appeal
Department for Your Hospital or Practice
(In-house, onsite ERISA Claim Specialist Certification Programs)
ERISAclaim.com is a new provider of services
concentrating uniquely on
solving U.S. health care crisis,
improving healthcare ERISA claim
administration with regard to claim denials and appeals through ERISA
compliance and education. We, with the principal and founder, Dr. Jin Zhou,
are committed to providing
unique and practical solutions to our nation's
health care crisis, in case the Congress and the President of the United
fail to stop our
probable health care crash.
As nation's only ERISA concentrated claim denial and
appeal compliance solution firm, we provide and deliver demystified and
practical ERISA solutions where entire nation has failed in the past 34
years and when this nation is facing the worst healthcare crisis!
We will provide
educational and consulting
healthcare providers, clinics
and hospitals for maximum reimbursement or crisis
turnaround only through
compliance of ERISA.
We will provide educational and consulting solutions to
insurers and TPA's with
to minimize administrative costs and risks
through compliance of ERISA.
provide educational and consulting solutions to the nation to
establish or restore the hope,
our health-care system through
compliance of ERISA, the federal law designed to regulate about 80% of the health-care claims and 60% of the U.S.
ERISA is the only "nuclear power" capable of
stopping our escalating health-care costs. Compliance is the
ground for everyone, and it is the only way
that we can bail out of
our worst health-care crisis since World War II.
We are located in northwestern suburb of Chicago, IL. We
provide unconventional but practical solutions to our nation's health-care
crisis. We work with health-care providers, employers, insurers, TPA's and
regulators on the
common ground of compliance of the ERISA. We believe
existing ERISA is the only "nuclear power" that is capable of stopping our
escalating health-care costs and uncontrollable health-care premium, the
compliance of ERISA is only
common ground for everyone in our economy and
labor force as well as health-care industry. We are available for
consulting, seminar, and executive brainstorming under the principle of
compliance and solutions.
About Dr. Jin Zhou
Dr. Jin Zhou is a
national speaker, consultant, author and publisher of
health-care ERISA claim denials & appeals, regulation education
and compliance. He pioneered, authored and published the
nation's first ERISA Health-care Claim Appeal System in a CD
book, and the nation's first website (www.ERISAclaim.com) in ERISA healthcare claim
denials, appeals, claim regulation education and compliance, ERISAclaim.com.
has taught ERISA seminars across the country in past 10 years to
health-care providers, hospitals, billing and coding
professionals, and managed-care organizations. Dr. Zhous
articles and expert advice were quoted and appeared on numerous
industry professional magazines, web sites and organizations.
Dr. Jin Zhou was an orthopedic surgeon with Air Force General
Hospital in China prior coming to
United States in 1988. He is a licensed chiropractic physician
in Illinois since 1991. In addition to his ERISA compliance and
educational practice, he maintains an active clinical practice
in Chicago suburb in Illinois. Dr. Zhou has been actively
participating in teaching and
innovative clinical research in
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teach, advise or participate in coding & billing of your health care claims and
practice. We advocate appeals of your already denied claims
through compliance and compliant claim processing for savings in accordance
with ERISA claim regulations and applicable federal and state laws.
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Happy or Sad 30th Birthday To ERISA?
Jin Zhou, ERISAclaim.com)
Sept. 2, 2004
On Sept. 2, 1974, exactly 30
years ago today, ERISA, The Employee Retirement Income Security Act,
was signed into law by President Gerald R. Ford. The congressional intent in enacting ERISA was to protect employees in pension and
welfare plans, to provide uniform federal protections in response to
the failure of the Studebaker Co. in December 1963, with thousands
of long-service employees cheated out off their promised pensions,
and to preempt any state laws when the employees pension and welfare
benefits were threatened. 30 years later, ERISA Failure in its
compliance and enforcement left thousands of retirees without
medical benefits, and resulted in a skyrocketing national healthcare expenditure explosion with 45 million uninsured and a possible national pension bailout.
ERISA Failure Syndrome
U.S. Healthcare Crisis
Jin Zhou Identifies "ERISA Failure" That Killed
"Failure of Imagination"
ERISA Celebrates 30th Anniversary As Trouble Brews For the Pension
Insurance Program (Spencer Benefits Reports)
Excerpt: "The seed for ERISA
was planted with the failure of the Studebaker Company in December
1963, leaving thousands of long-service employees without their
Compliant Denial & Appeals!
Forbes.com: "Roughly one in seven Americans has
no health insurance. That hurts HCA Inc. (nyse:
people), the largest U.S. hospital chain, which
last year wrote off $2.21 billion
of revenue because patients couldn't pay their
The American Hospital Association (AHA): "Hospitals today are faced with the challenge of managing their
limited resources, while continuing to deliver the highest standard of care.
According to health care experts, the cost of clinical
denials to individual healthcare organizations averages
annually. However, many hospitals do not have the resources or the
expertise needed to avoid unpaid days at the end of admissions and lead the
Payments Go Under a Microscope (washingtonpost.com)
"MAMSI and CareFirst recoup overpayments to doctors by making
deductions from future reimbursements.
Doctors can appeal insurers' decisions.
But, in the end, they usually pay up, doctors and insurers agree."
Hospital Pricing and the Uninsured,
Glenn Melnick, Ph.D.,
(Subcommittee on Health
Hearing on the Uninsured,
FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST NATIONAL ACCOUNTING FIRM UNDER FALSE CLAIMS ACT
Press Release) "January 5, 2004
United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan announced today the filing of the
complaint against national accounting firm Ernst & Young.
According to the complaint, nine hospitals paid Ernst & Young for billing
advice advice which later caused the submission of false claims to the
USATODAY.com - Hospitals Sock Uninsured with Much Bigger Bills
GM to Report $60B in Future Health-Care Obligations
A New Diagnosis & Prescription for
Our Nation's Health-care Crisis
Contrary to the popular belief, our nation's health-care crisis
has been truly and mainly caused by the
lack of understanding and
failing in compliance with
ERISA, the federal law regulating about
health-care claims or
health expenditures in the U. S. by both
industry and health-care providers for 28 years, through reckless
and fraudulent as well as
revengeful, inflationary spiral
claim denials that
or foreclosed the hope,
Order for our nation in health-care quality and
cost control, and the lack of meaningful and practical federal
administrative enforcement of ERISA claim regulations, because this
inflationary spiral skyrocketing increases in
care claim and denial war behind
insurers/ERISA plans and healthcare providers
overwhelmingly outnumbered increases in cost of living and national
gross domestic products, causing
double-digit increases in
insurance premiums and
skyrocket health-care costs
in 2002, 14.9% of the U.S GDP)
every managed care strategy and
contain or control health-care costs in long run
despite short-term savings, while entire country has devoted
and more money in
noncompliant managed care campaign, which practically have
solved little or no problem.
In order to
resuscitate U.S. Healthcare/managed care from such a
condition, the strategy and solution must to be a
acceptable to all parties involved, instead of hostile and contradictory
debate of punitive
damage therapy vs.
the uninsured coverage in
common ground for our national health-care crisis is the
Claim Regulations, applicable and existing laws and regulations on
the book, originally designed by Congress in 1974 to
health-care claim dispute and to avoid fiduciary breach and failures
we are facing today.
A new practical and effective solution to
nation's health-care system is to implement
Congress intended by creating a new
occupation or profession, ERISA claim specialists and departments,
the bridge the gap FROM
medical billers and coders &
insurance claim processors TO lawyers for both health-care providers and
insurance companies/ERISA plans, and to educate everyone in
health-care and employee benefits system,
health insurance, employee benefits TPA's
and legislators as well as
regulators to truly understand ERISA, and comply with
claim procedures and benefits administration rules, to make practical
sense for health insurance delivered as
employee welfare benefits under
protecting participants and beneficiaries and safeguarding plan
assets through compliance of
laws and regulations by everyone.
we know this is the right diagnosis and prescription?
Plain and simple, imagine what
would happen if U.S. healthcare superhighway transported
$1.55 trillion for 280 million Americans each year without
understanding, complying and
regulations governing those
60% of the
healthcare expenditures and
163 million Americans under
The latest Harvard & RAND study for Congress and state legislative debate on Patients'
Bills of Rights, conducted by David Studdert and Carole Roan Gresenz,
study authors from the Harvard School of Public Health and RAND, funded
by federal government, Department Of Labor, and Agency for Health Care
Research and Quality, revealed that
"little is publicly known about such appeals system", and concluded
majority of preservice appeals disputed choice of
provider or contractual coverage issues, rather than medical necessity.
Medical necessity disputes proliferate not around life-saving treatments
but in areas of societal uncertainty about the legitimate boundaries of
insurance coverage. Greater transparency about the coverage status of
specific services, through more precise
contractual language and consumer education about benefits limitations,
may help to avoid a large proportion of disputes in managed care."
This valuable study has pointed out the direction but failed to provide
a turnkey practical solution.
ERISAclaim.com has provided this nation with a turnkey operational
solution with ERISA compliance, educate everyone on coverage and claim
procedures, to ensure Bill Of Rights for Patients, Providers, Plan
Sponsors and Insurers.
Department of Labor
Opinion: Cutting Costs in Half Through Better Management is
Fantasy But Health Care Debate Is Real (The Hartford
Excerpt: "If a
talk on economics can have a $650 billion throwaway line,
Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill delivered it.... [Treasury
Secretary Paul] O'Neill was already the designated
shoot-from-the-lip dreamer of the Bush administration, and this
ridiculously unreachable goal ... only adds to his lore. Still,
America's finance minister has a point if he meant to prod deep
health care savings."
insists the problem is not with people, but systems - systems
that invite medical errors, systems that penalize health care
professionals for making honest mistakes, systems that create
the mind-numbing complexity of reimbursement for providers,
systems that reward too much treatment and punish efficiency."