On July 31st at 1 PM EST, The Phia Group’s CEO – Attorney Adam V. Russo – and The Phia Group’s Sr. VP and General Counsel – Attorney Ron E. Peck – will address one of the most pressing issues facing our industry today – balance billing. In particular, they will discuss what benefit plan administrators can do to assist their participants and push back against this problem.
To maintain benefit program viability, employers are cracking down on excessive spending through auditing and implementing new methodologies, such as cost based reimbursement and Medicare pricing, in addition to traditional network policies. In this new environment, participants will be thrust into the fray like never before; exposed to the threat of balance billing.
Topics that will be discussed include, but are not limited to –
• When strict enforcement of the plan terms and preventing balance billing may not be harmonious goals
• Undertaking efforts on behalf of benefit plans to resolve disputes with providers so that participants benefit as well, compared to “patient advocacy”
• Providing support to participants facing balance billing by explaining why the payments were capped, describing the appeals process in detail, and providing arguments they can raise against the provider
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