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a non-denial denial

A statement that seems and/or is intended to act as a direct denial to an allegation, but which, when taken literally or examined closely, does not deny the allegation at all. The phrase is most commonly associated with evasive answers of politicians facing scrutiny or accusations of misconduct. When pressed by journalists over certain large, undisclosed expenditures he had recently made, the senator gave a classic non-denial denial of any wrongdoing, stating ambiguously that any such spending was simply associated with the running of his campaign.
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in denial

in a state of refusing to believe something that is true. Mary was in denial about her illness and refused treatment. Tom doesn't think he's an alcoholic because he's still in denial.
See also: denial
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Using a Physician-aligned Case Management Model to Influence Hospital Length of Stay and Payer Denials.
June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (HFMA ANI Booth #417)-- ZirMed, the premier cloud-based enterprise financial and clinical performance management provider for healthcare, today unveiled it is launching a new Denial and Appeal Management solution, expanding its proven denials management technology to give healthcare organizations an automated end-to-end solution to reduce denials.
Healthcare Revenue Strategies, (HRS), is a revenue cycle consulting provider and developer of RemitWeb TM - a denial management software application that helps healthcare organizations rapidly locate and recover lost revenue within their denials.
They are seriously looking for specialists who can handle their denials specifically.
Working with the hospital case management team to minimize denials and facilitate efficient and timely discharge.
The available data from the six states in GAO's review and others indicated that the rates of coverage denials, including rates of denials of preauthorizations and claims, also varied significantly.
Perhaps no one knows the exact origin of the term, but denials management inevitably reflects the practice of studying returns from insurance providers after the healthcare provider is informed that they will not receive any or all of the reimbursement they expected--or at least that they billed--and that something is awry in the process.
While some have pointed to what they see as the shortcomings of the MSA, namely the size of UnumProvident's penalty, the failure to formally notice denials from 1997 to 1999, and why claim administered UnumProvident companies were not included, I am very positive on the MSA.
Without the proper equipment, identifying reimbursement denials and filing appeals can be a costly and timeconsuming process.
John Burton, a fellow San Franciscan, has taken the Pelosi denials a step further, arguing not only that Pelosi represents the American mainstream, but that her hometown does, too.
Such a theology of the body as I suggest above depends on practices of closely-bound denials: a denial of my obligation to my now-global neighbor; a denial of my economic identity (as mentioned above); a denial of my bodiliness (in anorexia or corpulence) or my neighbor's bodiliness (through my participation in their low wages, poor food, and dangerous working conditions); (58) a denial of the producer's ability to see the end state of their products; (59) a denial of my denial.
The ability of workers compensation carriers to cut costs by aggressively denying and perhaps thereby discouraging claims is limited by the activities of the agencies that exist in each state to oversee the workers compensation program, and by the fact that each state provides mechanisms through which workers whose claims have been denied can appeal those denials to an independent adjudicator.
The act's provisions empowered the court to review IRS denials of (or failures to rule on) innocent spouse relief in both deficiency and refund cases, generally effective for any liability for tax arising after (or unpaid on) July 22, 1998, if a petition seeking such relief is timely filed with the court in accordance with IRC section 6015(e).
ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO UNIFORM NATIONAL APPEAL PROCESS in place for managed care plans outside of Medicare, there is and has been for more than 10 years an appeal process that provides dissatisfied Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare + Choice Organizations (M+COs), including HMOs and PPOs, with recourse for denials of access to care or reimbursement for services already rendered.
It would be easy to see this as normal human denial, to say that some of us genuinely believe we need to get past a "crisis" mentality about AIDS, that some are simply honest skeptics about research, that some deeply believe in a media conspiracy to "demonize" gay sex, and that all these denials--as dangerous and myopic as they are--are understandable, excusable, all too human.