This is a request sent to the insurance company, signed by the patient or member, requesting that the payment of their health benefit be sent to a person they designate to receive the payment of the health benefit.

This request may or may not be honored and accepted by the insurance company depending on the patient’s or member’s health benefit contract, or State Law.

Inflammatory features include warmth, redness, swelling, pain and stiffness after prolonged inactivity in the joint. Mechanical degeneration of a single joint is manifested by pain during activity, improvement with rest, locking or joint giving way during activity and absence of swelling, warmth and redness of the joint.

Some causes of single joint affliction include:- There are several non-inflammatory and inflammatory causes that may affect multiple joints.

The patient’s or member’s health benefit contract may prohibit the assignment of the health benefit payment to anyone.

State Law such as in Florida and Louisiana may require the insurance company to honor the Assignment request even if the contract prohibits it.

Women employees will now be able to get paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, up from 12 weeks, as per a new law.

President Pranab Mukherjee has given assent to the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 that has made changes in some of the provisions of over 55-year-old law entitling certain benefits to women employees.

Causes leading to musculoskeletal emergencies mandating immediate attention The commonest emergencies include infections such as septic arthritis and osteomyelitis, injuries to the joint including fractures, dislocations, damage to the surrounding blood vessels and nerves due to injuries or cancers.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes several provisions that change the way private health insurance is regulated in an effort to provide better value to consumers and increase transparency.

“Under the current Study-Now-Pay-Later scheme administered by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the government acts as the loan creditor of student beneficiaries.