New Law Bans Surprise Billing

Part of the COVID-19 relief package that Congress passed in late December includes a notable provision that bans surprise medical bills when out-of-network doctors work on insureds at in-network hospitals. This so-called “balance billing” occurs when an out-of-network provider is involved in a patient’s care at a hospital that accepts their insurance, often without the [...]

By | 2020-12-30T18:33:23-08:00 December 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Rules Require Health Plans to Cover COVID-19 Vaccines, More

The Trump administration has issued new interim final rules that set out accelerated coverage requirements for COVID-19 preventative services and covering out-of-network testing for the coronavirus. There are two parts to the interim final rules: One requires that COVID-19 preventative services - including vaccines - be covered without any cost-sharing on the part of plan [...]

By | 2020-12-09T15:57:35-08:00 December 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Rule Requires Greater Health Plan Transparency

The Trump Administration has issued a new rule that will require greater price transparency on the part of health insurers, including the rates charged by in-network physicians and copays and costs of drugs. The final rule requires health plans and health insurers to disclose on a public website their in-network negotiated rates, billed charges and [...]

By | 2020-12-02T16:43:24-08:00 December 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments