Category: ER Billing

Will Texas Legislators Finally Do Something About Surprise Medical Billing

In February, a bill arrived at our house. It was from some doctor we’d never heard of, who, the bill said, “assisted” in some relatively minor surgery my husband had in early November, more than three months before. Turns out,

House bills aim to save taxpayers money by kicking drug middlemen out of Texas Medicaid | Texas Legislature | Dallas News

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2019/03/07/house-bills-aim-save-taxpayers-money-kicking-drug-middlemen-texas-medicaid

Doctors and insurers use patients as human shields in billing cases – HoustonChronicle.com

Doctors and insurance companies have proven they are more than willing to use patients as human shields. Our elected representatives must intervene. The battle is over money, with doctors and hospitals charging higher prices and insurance companies denying more claims.

Vox.com: California lawmakers roll out plan to end surprise emergency room bills

Vox.com: California lawmakers roll out plan to end surprise emergency room bills. https://www.vox.com/2019/2/24/18236482/zuckerberg-hospital-surprise-bills-california

Stalemate Or Solution? Ga. Legislative Fight Over Surprise Billing Renewed 

The thorny problem of surprise medical billing has once again sparked competing remedies within the General Assembly. Past attempts at a solution have ended in failure and frustration. Whether this year’s bills will actually lead to a resolution is anyone’s

Whistle-blower accuses HCA of fraudulent billing practices – Modern Healthcare

A former HCA nurse accused the hospital chain of fraudulently billing the federal government for services delivered at Regional Medical Center in San Jose to inflate reimbursement. In an unsealed False Claims Act case in California federal court, the whistle-blower claimed that

Coalition of insurance, business and consumer groups want patients protected from surprise bills – HoustonChronicle.com

A diverse coalition of Texas health insurers, business organizations and consumer groups on Monday called on state lawmakers to better protect patients from the financially devastating effects of surprise medical bills. In a consensus letter, the groups representing millions of

ACEP: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Policy In Ohio Puts Patients At Risk – Dec 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and its Ohio Chapter (Ohio ACEP) today came out against a policy that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans to implement in the state on January 1st in which emergency

Anthem’s emergency room coverage denials draw scrutiny

Paul Sweatman was back at the emergency room. It was fall 2017 and a week before his left ankle had swollen to three times its normal size. His first stop, an urgent care clinic, said the problem was out of

Vox.com: Zuckerberg hospital suspends surprise ER billing tactics after Vox story

Officials at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital say they intend to change their longstanding policy of being out-of-network with all private insurance, a billing practice that has left insured patients in debt for tens of thousands of dollars. In January,

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