Senate Takes on Out-Of-Network Issues

Next Tuesday a Senate hearing will be held to highlight medical out-of-network issues. The issues include the contention that insurance companies are low-balling out-of-network reimbursement and leaving the consumer to pay more than they should.

Editor’s Note: It is frustrating to watch Congress delve into areas they have no business delving into. They should let free market forces reign. This is another example of why PPO networks drive costs up, not down and have become nothing more than a smokescreen to allow providers to inflate their fees. The only thing that a PPO guarantees is the promise of no balance-billing. But, we have found a solution to the balance billing issue which defuses the fear mongering tactics used by medical providers, insurance companies and PPO network salesmen.