Medical expenses are a known factor of bankruptcy filing and although experts may disagree on the exact percentage of bankruptcies that medical debts are responsible for, difficulties paying medical expenses were listed as the factor causing bankruptcy in 62% according to a 2009 study.
In August 2017, UNC Healthcare and Carolinas HealthCare Systems announced a plan to form a new consolidated organization. Was that a promising idea? That’s a question Mike Beck tried to answer in his blog about the merger announcement.
Many healthcare consumers have experienced going to the hospital to receive care after checking that the hospital selected was in the carrier’s network, only to later discover that one of the doctors who provided care was considered out of network.
Earlier this month, Gallagher Benefit Services Compliance Advisors released their 2017 Year-end Review and Reminders technical bulletin. Highlighted below are a few items mentioned in the bulletin and how employers and carriers are responding to some of these issues.