Thursday, March 19, 2020

Speaking of #SurpriseBilling

Out-of-network balance billing has long been a bugaboo of ours; it's part of the whole "transparency in health care" issue we've long since supported. Here, for example:

"Briefly, the issue is that there is essentially a class of providers who, although they may ply their trade inside a network-approved facility, are nonetheless not contracted with a given (or any) network."

This has became a burgeoning problem, especially since so many ObamaPlans are now on an HMO chassis (that is, very skinny networks coupled with virtually no out-of-network coverage).

But there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. Our friend tsrblke has been pushing this for at least the past year, and graciously sent us this link: :

"MemorialCare instituted a policy for physicians’ groups that provide doctors to treat patients in its hospitals: make sure those doctors are in the same insurance networks as the hospitals."


[Hat Tip: FoIB tsrblke]
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