This Weekly’s Hot Topics
- Six days left to enroll in 2020 health coverage. National News
- Effective December 1, new safety standards were set under USP General Chapter <800> National News
- Republicans present a new proposal to lower the cost of prescription medicines. National News
A California law which took effect in July 2017, protects consumers who use an in-network hospital or other facility from surprise bills when cared for by an out-of-network doctor. However, physicians say the law has allowed insurers to shrink networks, limiting access to those doctors who have contracted with the patients’ insurance plans. More than half of states now provide some level of consumer protection against surprise bills, and the efforts vary. To read more click here and go to California News.
Starting January 1, if you do not use the MBI (regardless of the date of service) for Medicare transactions Noridian will reject your claims with a few exceptions and Noridian will reject all eligibility transactions. To read more click here and go to Noridian News.
There are six days left to enroll in 2020 health coverage. Visit HealthCare.gov today to enroll in a plan that meets your needs. The last day to enroll in a 2020 health plan is Sunday, December 15. To read more click here and go to National News.
A new CMS rule will require Medicare, Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program to disclose relationships with other providers and suppliers who may have been sanctioned by the CMS or had other negative interactions with the agency. Practices will need to determine which entities would be considered an “affiliated relationship,” and “bad actors” may need to be avoided in order to protect the practice. To read more click here and go to CMS News.
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