At Elite Care Plano we know that your time is valuable. Whether its spending more time with your family, work or simply finishing that home improvement project, our 15-minute guarantee allows you to get back to what matters, fast. Our board-certified ER physicians and emergency trained staff will work quickly to ensure that you receive the highest quality emergency medical care. At Elite Care Plano, our sole focus is treating you and your family as we would treat our own family, as VIP’s. That is why Elite Care Plano is putting our money where out mouth is. We guarantee that you … [Read more...] about 15 Minutes Or It’s Free!
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With the end of the Texas legislative session coming on May 27, 2019, it’s time to take a stand. Insurance companies are doing what they do best…delaying and denying to avoid covering their patients. We are fighting for several bills that protect patients and hold insurance companies accountable. Time Is Running Out! Tell your legislators insurance companies need to honor their contractual and legal obligations to cover your medical emergency. Tell them to end the rampant and disgraceful practice of denying coverage for emergency services to patients when they are at their most … [Read more...] about It’s Time To Take A Stand For Emergency Care
By Eric McLaughlin, M.D. & Board Member, Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC) Texas consumers increasingly have their access to emergency medical care delayed or altogether thwarted, and their coverage for legitimate care denied. After witnessing this alarming trend, Texas’ freestanding emergency room community is taking action to better protect and inform patients and their families. Together, we are making a wide-ranging commitment to remove much of the confusion from patients’ emergency healthcare decision-making, and making high-quality emergency care … [Read more...] about How the Texas Legislature can fulfill “our promise to patients” this session
BASTROP, Texas (Nexstar) -- Texas is home to more than 200 independent, freestanding emergency centers. They aren’t affiliated with a hospital and aren’t recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, so people with that insurance may have to pay full price if they go there. Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., R-LA, has introduced a bill titled the “Emergency Care Improvement Act," which would provide Medicare and Medicaid recognition of freestanding emergency centers and provide a certain level of reimbursement for these facilities. Read Full Story at KXAN.com Learn More at … [Read more...] about Freestanding ERs seeking Medicare and Medicaid Recognition
It’s Texas and we all know that allergies and asthma are real. Many of us suffer from them. Learning to avoid those things that put us at higher risk for asthma attacks can help save lives and improve your quality of life. Asthma is caused by inflammation of the lungs. The muscles in your airway tighten and you suddenly find yourself wheezing, coughing, short of breath, and feeling a tightening of your chest. By consulting with your doctor and learning what your triggers are you can begin to avoid many flare-ups of your asthma. Allergies Eighty percent of people who suffer from asthma … [Read more...] about Asthma Triggers
WITH BLUE CROSS BILLING CHANGES, SOME PATIENTS COULD BE FOOTING E.R. BILLS IN FULL Texas’ largest healthcare insurer recently said that HMO subscribers may have to pay the whole bill for out-of-network emergency room visits if the health problem isn’t deemed serious enough. Read More @ Texas Standard … [Read more...] about Texas Standard Takes On BCBS of Texas’ New Rules Limiting ER Coverage
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas announced that they will start implementing a new policy to deny patients coverage for their emergency room visit unless THEY deem the condition was an emergency... after the fact. This dangerous policy has already been implemented in 7 other states, but in all cases it violates a patients Prudent Layperson standard for seeking emergency care. This law exists to protect patients from self-diagnosing in an emergency. #StopAnthemBCBS o fight back against this policy please visit http://www.StateEmergency.org to write your legislators Thanks to Dr. Gillian … [Read more...] about BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF TEXAS PUTS PROFITS OVER PATIENTS’ LIVES
Hey, Pre-K to 5th Grade kids… want to show off your coloring skills and get the chance to win some great goodies? Just download the coloring page below or swing by Elite Care to pick up a copy of the coloring sheet. Return your coloring page to Elite Care by November 20, 2017, to enter the contest. The drawing will be held at Elite Care on November 21, 2017. The winner will receive an Elite Care goodie bag. Download The Coloring Sheet | PDF … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Coloring Contest
Hey, Pre-K to 5th Grade kids... want to have some spooktacular fun and get a chance to win some frightfully good treats and goodies for yourself and for your parent? Just download the coloring page below or swing by Elite Care in Plano to pick up a copy of the coloring sheet. Return your coloring page to Elite Care in Plano by October 27, 2017, to enter the contest. The drawing will be held at Elite Care Plano on October 30, 2017. The winner will receive an Elite Care Trick or Treat Bag with lots of goodies and movie passes from Cinemark Theatre. We also have a special something for … [Read more...] about EliteCare Spooktacular Coloring Contest
Have you ever wondered why your insurance premiums keep going up while your network shrinks and your insurance company reports BILLION$ in record profits? It's simple, they have perfected the art of UNDERPAYING. We PAY our health insurance premiums… EVERY MONTH — ON TIME — & IN FULL. These rules seemingly don’t apply to health insurance companies, especially when it comes to paying for emergency medical services. Too often, Insurers use their purposely constrained network rules to systematically DENY, DELAY, or DECREASE legitimate claims for emergency services. This leaves patients, … [Read more...] about Who Really Pays For Underpaid Insurance Claims?