Nov 25, 2019, 15:45 PM
An Inefficient Insurer Credentialing Process Delays Patient Care – This Pa. Bill Offers a Solution
The insurer credentialing process is a perennial source of frustration for Pennsylvania physicians. Find out about a bill that aims to streamline the process.
Oct 31, 2019, 12:23 PM
Take Action: Urge Your Representative to Support Critical Amendments to Surprise Billing Legislation
Find out why your support for two amendments to the bill is critical to ensuring that physicians have the ability to negotiate fair contracts with insurers.
Oct 28, 2019, 12:01 PM
Pennsylvania Legislation Aims to Decrease Patient Delays by Insurers
State Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill, Rep. Steven Mentzer, and a coalition of physician groups announced the introduction of legislation that would reform insurance tactics that are delaying care and increasingly undermining decisions made between physicians and patients.
Sep 5, 2019, 10:03 AM
Surprise Billing in National Spotlight as Lawmakers Consider the No Surprises Act
PAMED urged lawmakers to reconsider the "one size fits all" approach to surprise billing taken in the current version of the No Surprises Act.
May 29, 2019, 14:09 PM
Pa. Bill Aims to Protect Patients by Restricting ‘Non-Medical Switching’ Insurance Practices
The bill seeks to stop insurers from making coverage changes during the policy year that deny or increase the cost of services the patient is already receiving.
May 3, 2019, 10:35 AM
PA Coalition for Patient Access Aims to Find Solutions to Out-of-Network Billing Issues
Protecting patients from out-of-network health care billings must start with fixing narrow health insurance provider networks and a lack of insurance product transparency.
Mar 27, 2019, 13:16 PM
Bills on the Hill: Scope of Practice, Telemedicine among Issues Addressed in New Health Care Legislation
Get updates on bills concerning any willing providers, tiered providers, CRNPs, POLST, CRNAs, assault against a health care practitioner, and optometrists.
Mar 20, 2019, 08:45 AM
Bills on the Hill: New Health Care Legislation on Credentialing, Non-Compete Clauses, and More
With the start of a new legislative session, numerous bills have been filed that may affect physicians across Pennsylvania.
May 9, 2018, 12:27 PM
Contractors Can Add To Prior Auth Inefficiency, Say Patients
Patient story shows just how inefficient the prior auth process has become now that many insurers pay third-party companies to review and either approve or deny care.
Mar 15, 2018, 16:42 PM
Impact Prior Auth Debate By Filing An 'Official' Complaint
When physicians believe an unfair prior auth denial has occurred, they should file an official complaint with the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
Jan 17, 2018, 16:57 PM
Prior Auth Delays Prolong Teenagers’ Arthritis Pain
Thanks to a confusing and convoluted prior authorization process, it took months before a Middletown, Pa., teenager could find relief for his juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Sep 15, 2017, 12:09 PM
Pittsburgh Man On Insurance Delay: ‘What If I Would Have Died With This?’
Pittsburgh resident Jeff Duncan was convinced he had a sleep disorder when his mother noticed he momentarily stopped breathing while taking a nap in late 2016.