Science Friday aired a show on 12/14/07 discussing national health insurance.
Uwe Reinhardt James Madison Professor of Political Economy,
Princeton, New JerseyJ.Fred Ralston, Jr Chair, Health and Public Policy
Committee American College of Physicians, Fayetteville, TennesseeDonald Berwick President and Chief Executive OfficerInstitue for Healthcare Improvement, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Just got an EOB back from Humana. I am out of network with Humana but in-network with Multiplan (b/c they bought PHCS). Humana discounted my services stating that “I am not in-network with Humana but I have accepted a discount because of another contract”. Then after this discount they applied the out of network deductible and out of network co-insurance (60%). Had front desk call Humana to find out what contract they were discounting from. Humana told us Multiplan. Called Multiplan, they said that Humana is using Multiplans fee edits but they shouldn’t be applied to this patient b/c it is not a Multiplan member. Confused? Me too. Last I heard from my Front desk was that “they” will correct it if we send: new HCFA, invoices, insurance card, and EOBs