Summit Health CEO Jeff Alter discusses how the acquisition by Walgreens’ VillageMD will affect the company’s growth trajectory.
Mental health patients are staying in hospital emergency departments longer, prompting providers to lobby for regulatory and legislative fixes.
An $80,000 tab for newborns lays out a loophole in the new law to curb surprise bills
In the past, health plans sometimes have said they would pay for emergency care even if it’s out of network. The No Surprises Act now makes this a legal requirement in every state. The provider and insurer are supposed to negotiate a reasonable payment, leaving the patient out of the equation.
But what if the insurance company denies that the care is for an emergency? Or the hospital doesn’t supply the paperwork to prove it?