What laws protect college student confidentiality, re: mental health issues?

Question by rhetorica: What laws protect college student confidentiality, re: mental health issues?
Details: The Virginia Tech shootings brought up a sore point for me. When college teachers refer a disturbed student for counseling services, they aren’t able to learn whether or not the student is being treated. When students face judicial affairs sanctions, neither student nor teacher complainents can find out if the offending student faced any sanctions, much less is still attending school. I’m curious about the actual law, because I’m writing to my local representatives to work to change the law. Any help or pointers appreciated.

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Answer by skcs11
it is called HIPAA. http://www.hipaa.org/

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Martha Ann Crider Comes From a Coal Mining Family and Is the Wife of a Retired Miner Living in Fireco, near Beckley, West Virginia. She Is President of the Mountaineer Family Health Plan 05/1974

Martha Ann Crider Comes From a Coal Mining Family and Is the Wife of a Retired Miner Living in Fireco, near Beckley, West Virginia. She Is President of the Mountaineer Family Health Plan 05/1974
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Original Caption: Martha Ann Crider Comes From a Coal Mining Family and Is the Wife of a Retired Miner Living in Fireco, near Beckley, West Virginia. She Is President of the Mountaineer Family Health Plan. It Is Raleigh County’s Only Comprehensive Health Plan for 7,000 Households with 16,000 People of Which 90 Per Cent Are Coal Related She Is a Bright, Articulate Woman Who Is at Ease with the Poor, the Politicians and the Press. It Is a Federal Project Funded for .2 Million by H.E.W 05/1974

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Out of Network Health Insurance?

Question by kelh0003: Out of Network Health Insurance?
I’m trying to understand what exactly out of network coverage is? I’m trying to help my boyfriend get health insurance and he travels a lot. Right now he is working in Florida (where his permanent address is) and this summer he will most likely be in Virginia for a month or two and possibly California later and he has a manual labor type of job so his risk of injury is greater. So would it be better to get a type of insurance where the out of network coverage is covered more? I just don’t quite understand it.
Thanks!

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Answer by Stuart
You need to understand two terms: the first is ‘provider’. A provider is the insurance company – think Blue Cross, Cigna, State Farm, etc. The second term is ‘network’. A network is a company that has an agreement with doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, etc – the agreement says that they will only be paid a certain amount for a certain procedure.

So, if a provider like Blue Cross is your insurance company, and your family doctor is in their network, you can get the best deal on medical care at your doctor because Blue Cross will charge you less if you go to him. Other doctors in their network would let you get a similar deal.

If you go to a different doctor who is not in their network, there is not deal for set prices, so you might have to pay a lot more for your co-pay.

When you get insurance, the provider wil give you a list of the doctors in their network, and you can see which make the best money deal for your bf if they are near where he will be working.

– Stuart

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Virginia is first state to ban mandatory health insurance: Has Virginia thrown another wrench in Øbama-care?

Question by Defender of America: Virginia is first state to ban mandatory health insurance: Has Virginia thrown another wrench in Øbama-care?
In addition to Virginia, at least 35 other state legislatures are considering measures to “limit, alter, or oppose selected state or federal actions, including single-payer provisions and mandates that would require purchase of insurance,” according to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Virginia Bans Mandatory Health Insurance
http://www.medpagetoday.com/PublicHealthPolicy/Washington-Watch/18942

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Answer by Disco Stu – The Footlong
I’m glad I live in Virginia.

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Does Optima Health insurance cover braces for teens in Virginia?

Question by omigeee.: Does Optima Health insurance cover braces for teens in Virginia?
My teeth are outward.

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Answer by jlf
Health insurance is typically separate from dental insurance. Consult your specific policies.

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Health Tech Today: Virginia Mason and Versus RTLS

Dr. Bill Crounse (right), Senior Director for Worldwide Health at Microsoft and Dr. Kim Pittenger (left), Medical Director at Virginia Mason’s Kirkland Clinic, discuss using the Versus Advantages RTLS Solution to track time and communicate location to support the Toyota Production System lean management methodology to reduce waits and improve patient flow.

Sen. Warner: Congress Mandating Purchase of Health Insurance Like Medicaid and Driver’s License

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) said that Congress’ constitutional authority to require individuals to buy health insurance is like Medicaid, Medicare and states requiring driver’s licenses.
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I need some good health insurance in Virginia. ?

Question by : I need some good health insurance in Virginia. ?
I’m self employed and need good health insurance for me and my wife. Thank you for all answers.

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Answer by rcdrury
Contact a local independent agent who can shop the market for you.

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