Medical Billing Blog

Doctors Say Grace Period Will Leave Them With Unpaid Bills

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Fri, Mar, 21, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

The American Medical Association issued a statement to physicians on Wednesday cautioning doctors on how to navigate a 90-day grace period for government-subsidized health plans. A patient with subsidized insurance who is falling behind in payments is guaranteed coverage for medical bills for 30 days – but insurers can ultimately deny payment during the remaining 60 days. Some doctors and the AMA say insurance companies could delay and then retroactively deny claims made during the 60-day period – a bill then held stuck with physicians.

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DOL Issues Final Rule on Worker Eligibility for Health Insurance

Posted by Scott Shatzman on Thu, Mar, 13, 2014 @ 09:03 AM

The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that prohibits employers from requiring employees to wait more than 90 days after being hired before they can be covered by the Company’s sponsored health insurance plan. 

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