Personal blog: Excellent medical care, followed by nasty letters
“Final Notice,” the medical bill read. And that cheery tone continued: “The above account may be sent to a collection agency if we do not receive immediate payment.’’ The amount due: $26.04. At least they sent me an envelope with it (though they didn’t include a stamp). It was... Read more
Stahl picked to head Anthem plan in Georgia
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced Wednesday that Pam Stahl has been named president of the Georgia health plan. She replaces Jeff Fusile, who is stepping down to spend more time with his family in Savannah. Stahl joined the Georgia insurer’s parent company, Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc., last year... Read more
Anthem bends in WellStar dispute, lets patients visit docs at network rates
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has agreed to allow its Pathway health plan members to visit WellStar Health System doctors at network rates through the end of the year. The consent order, announced Wednesday, partially ends the long-running dispute over the health insurance exchange plan run by Anthem.... Read more
Gainesville-based system warns of potential break with Anthem
Northeast Georgia Health System has sent letters to 40,000 patients, warning them that its contract with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield may end Sept. 30 without a new agreement. The Gainesville-based system said that Anthem is seeking “drastic cuts’’ in payments for medical services. Anthem is making decisions... Read more
State picks Deloitte to craft waiver plan on health coverage
The state said Monday that it has picked Deloitte Consulting as the winner of an almost $2 million consulting contract to develop health care ‘’waivers’’ for Georgia’s Medicaid program and the private insurance market. Deloitte won over five other firms contacted by state officials to solicit proposals. Its bid... Read more

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