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Inaccurate Provider Directories Hurt Consumers
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Inaccurate Provider Directories Hurt Consumers

Consumers trying to avoid seeking treatment from out-of-network providers to prevent surprise bills often turn to their health plan’s provider directories. But a recent article from Fierce Healthcare highlights issues with ensuring provider directories are accurate – and how it hurts consumers when they are not. Provider directories – or the list of in-network physicians– […]

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Insurer Denies Surgery To Fix Complication From Gunshot Injury
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Insurer Denies Surgery To Fix Complication From Gunshot Injury

Recently divorced and facing financial trouble, Joseph Pero was in a self-described “dark place” in 2017. Then, he did the unthinkable and pointed a handgun at his own heart. Thankfully, he missed. Instead, the bullet hit his lungs and fractured six ribs. In that moment, Pero realized that he wanted to live. The Los Angeles […]

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President Of The American College Of Emergency Physicians Speaks Out Against Controversial ER Policy
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President Of The American College Of Emergency Physicians Speaks Out Against Controversial ER Policy

In a recent op-ed published in Newsweek, Vidor Friedman, President of the American College of Emergency Physicians, pushed back against a controversial ER policy, which he calls “disturbing.” The policy, which CQC has previously reported on, retroactively denies emergency room coverage if the insurer believes that the patient should have sought a lower degree of […]

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