Letter to the Editor: FAIR Health provides ‘neutral, objective market data’
To the Editor: In commenting on the Feb. 14, 2017, article “Proposal to End ‘Surprise’ Billing Tied Up over Payment Formula,” we at FAIR Health first acknowledge and applaud the Georgia Legislature’s serious efforts to protect consumers from balance billing for emergency and surprise bills. But we also wish... Read more
After tweak in payment formula, Senate committee OKs remedy for ‘surprise’ billing
A Georgia Senate panel Thursday passed legislation to halt ‘’surprise’’ medical billing – but not without a last-minute amendment that changed the contentious payment formula. The Health and Human Services Committee approved Senate Bill 8, which will address those situations in which patients get unexpected bills from providers who... Read more
Humana quitting Georgia exchange (and others) as feds plan rule changes
Humana’s planned pullout from Georgia’s insurance exchange at the end of 2017 would subtract yet another health insurer from the state’s marketplace. The company, based in Louisville, Ky., is one of just five insurers offering plans this year in the Georgia exchange, which was created by the Affordable Care... Read more
Proposal to end ‘surprise’ billing tied up over payment formula
A Senate bill that aims to prevent ‘’surprise’’ medical billing remains stalled. The major snag is a lack of agreement on a formula to determine reimbursement rates for doctors, said Sen. Renee Unterman, the bill’s sponsor, at a legislative hearing Tuesday. Unterman, a Republican from Buford, is also a... Read more
WellCare picks new chief for its Georgia operation
WellCare announced Monday that Sonya Nelson is the new president of the health insurer’s Georgia operations. Tampa-based WellCare is the biggest of the three HMO-like Care Management Organizations (CMOs) currently serving the Medicaid and PeachCare populations in Georgia, with about 571,000 members. WellCare also has 40,000 Medicare Advantage plan... Read more

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