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Senators Request Payer, Provider Data on Surprise Medical Billing

February 13, 2019 - Senators from both sides of the aisle have requested information from providers and payers regarding surprise medical billing. In a recently released letter, Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Todd Young (R-IN), Tom Carper (D-DE), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Margaret Wood Hassan (D-NH) asked stakeholders to provide data that will help prevent consumers from being...

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CA Payers Tackle Provider Directories with Data, Collaboration

by Jessica Kent

Provider directories are often a patient’s primary source of information when making decisions about their care and coverage. Healthcare consumers use these directories to find out which providers are in their health plan’s...

BCBS Georgia Plan to Charge for Unnecessary ER Visits Draws Ire

by Jesse Migneault

Blue Cross of Georgia is facing criticism from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) for a policy directive that would charge members for emergency department visits that result in a non-emergency diagnosis. The policy,...

Two-Thirds of Physicians Disapprove of American Health Care Act

by Jesse Migneault

Two-thirds of physicians in a new Merritt Hawkins survey reported having a negative impression of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).  This includes 58 percent of physicians who have a “strongly” negative take on...

New Leadership at Veterans Affairs Results from Transfers

by Vera Gruessner

One public health payer that has had a wide amount of controversy regarding its operations is Veterans Affairs. The latest controversy comes regarding the Veterans Affairs claim that it has new leadership and leadership teams. USA Today...


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