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Friday, August 31, 2018

His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story

I don’t believe narrow network options should exist for true emergencies. The problem is that for every one true emergency, there are a dozen or more non-emergency visits. The health insurer is stuck paying a premium for those convenience visits. Many insurers have tried to curb convenience utilization of EDs through creation of narrow networks and even post-ED visit denial of claim (if the visit was deemed not a true emergency). What’s the optimal solution? https://ift.tt/1VMjaZw
from Rajesh Harrykissoon, MD