Category: ER Billing

KARE 11 Investigates: VA denies ER payments, calls vets imprudent | KARE11.com

MINNEAPOLIS – Thousands of veterans every year are saddled with medical debt they shouldn’t owe – some of it even turned over to collection agencies – after trips to the emergency room. A KARE 11 Investigation discovers it’s happening, in

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New Johns Hopkins Study Suggests People Who Visits Emergency Rooms Are Often Overcharged | Town of Morningside Maryland

A new study conducted by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine revealed that in emergency rooms throughout the United States, people are overcharged for treatments and services. In fact, those people are charged on average 340 percent more than the

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Major Insurance Company’s Payment Decision Angers ER Doctors – NBC News

It hurts when you take a deep breath. Is it a heart attack? A blood clot in the lung? An infection? Emergency room doctors are questioning letters than have gone out to some Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield members in three

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Blue Cross in Alabama says it won’t quit paying for some ER visits | AL.com

Starting in July, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia will stop covering emergency room visits that the health insurance provider deems unnecessary. Don’t expect Alabama to follow suit, however. The Georgia Blue Cross policy is an effort to keep people

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Wants People in Georgia to Self-Diagnose Before Heading to the Emergency Room

BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD is quietly telling its individual market patients in Georgia that it will stop reimbursing some emergency room visits. The revelation comes from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which reports that Georgians are getting letters warning them that the insurer will no longer

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A big health insurer is planning to punish patients for ‘unnecessary’ ER visits

Anthem is the nation’s second-largest health insurer, with thousands of medical professionals on its payroll. Yet its Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia subsidiary has just informed its members that if they show up at the emergency room with

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Texas Legislature Passes Balance Billing Mediation Expansion

The Texas Legislature has passed Senate Bill 507 by Senator Kelly Hancock (R-North Richland Hills) to give more Texans recourse when they receive unexpected medical bills. “No Texan looks forward to visiting a surgical center or emergency room,” said Senator

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 Texas Consumer & Business Groups Applaud Passage of SB 507 – Texas Insider

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas– Texans for Affordable Healthcare coalition members today issued a series of statements after Senate Bill 507 by Senator Kelly Hancock and Representative John Frullo this week passed through both bodies of the Texas Legislature and

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This Blame Game Is Driving Up Health Insurance Costs – NBC News

WWASHINGTON — The Senate is taking baby steps toward a health care bill amid serious disagreement among lawmakers. But the health care industry waits for no one, and insurers are growing increasingly rattled by a combination of inaction in Congress

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Emergency room patients routinely overcharged, study finds

An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients are charged 340 percent more than what Medicare pays for services ranging from

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