If Anthem’s Policy Spreads, 1 in 6 ER Visits Could Be Denied Coverage

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Health Leaders–

Nearly one in six emergency department visits by commercially insured adults could be denied coverage if all commercial insurers adopted Anthem’s policy to potentially deny coverage of unnecessary ED visits. That’s the scary statistic from a study published last week in JAMA Network Open by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. But how likely is such as scenario? And what should hospitals and health systems do about it?

 

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