Anthem irks docs Print
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Monday, 05 August 2019 17:19

Samantha Liss reports for Healthcare Dive on 8.2.19:  
Anthem is again ruffling the feathers of providers. This time over a new reimbursement policy denying payment for certain follow-up office visits the same day a procedure is performed. The policy could impact many specialists and primary care doctors... It's the latest in a string of controversial policies from Anthem. The Blue Cross payer that insures 40 million people has taken steps to rein in costs by enforcing different payment policies based on site of care and other factors... As deductibles rise and patients are shouldering a greater burden of the cost of care, insurers may be feeling the pressure from employers to wring out costs from the provider side... For providers, the big fear is the change will result in unjustified claim denials and encourage other payers to adopt similar measures.

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