Many insurers are not experienced in processing claims for transgender patients. When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) went into effect on July 18, 2016, Section 1557 included a provision that prohibited most health insurance plans from discrimination based on gender identity and transgender status, under the category…
One of the most basic of human rights is healthcare. When we talk about documenting appropriately in healthcare, we must keep in mind that documentation is the second step in the process. The first step is the collection of information through subjective discussions with our patients. We, as providers, must…
EDITOR’S NOTE: Monica Greene came to our attention during a Jan. 13, 2015 edition of ICD10monitor’s Talk Ten Tuesdays. The subject of that broadcast was gender identity disorder, prompted in part by the emerging national consciousness regarding the transgendered population. The LGBTQ community continues to make news, and recently, the…