Insurers Test New Cancer Pay Systems- Rationing Care

Today’s New York Times had a most distressing, but not surprising article, written by Reed Abelson, discussing the probable trend we will see in the near future in cancer treatment reimbursements. In a cost cutting experiment, the United Healthcare insurance company (UHC), will be starting a pilot project which entails paying medical oncology practices to [...]

The True Story Behind “Normal and Customary Rates” for Insurance Reimbursement

Andrew Cuomo, the Attorney General in New York State, just completed an agreement with a major medical insurer, which will create a fairer method to set reimbursement rates for medical treatment that has been obtained out of network. UnitedHealth Group, which is the nation’s second largest health insurer, has agreed to modify their system of [...]

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