Archive | September, 2010

The new healthcare legislation ~ “Essential Benefits” under the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

On July 14, the Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services jointly released Interim Final Rules for group health plans and health insurance issuers relative to coverage of preventive services. These “essential benefits” are scheduled to be implemented on the first contract renewal following September 23, 2010 (as early as 2 weeks from […]

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Coventry Healthcare – Tenet Health System conflict

Negotiation of network agreements occurs regularly between insurance companies and providers and often work out at the very last moment. For the first time this year a hospital system (Wellstar) and an insurance company (Kaiser Permanente) could not work out their differences and their relationship was severed. With that in mind, we feel that our […]

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