Many have been calling in recent days regarding insurance carriers refusing to pay for claims for treatment, essentially saying “sue us for your money.” Aside from potentially discriminatory undertones, this is patently illegal.
The State of Florida has what are known as “Prompt Pay” laws which require an insurance carrier to do just that. While I won¹t get into the details here, I thought I would share this article with you to illustrate that ³you are not alone² when it comes to this headache.
Read more about them with Law360’s article:
Hospitals Can Sue Under Prompt Pay Law: NY Appeals Court
As initially predicted, the marketplace is moving towards consolidation of services and this may likely begin to see capture in the substance abuse treatment services in the coming 12-36 months. Possibly later.
The trends leading to this uptick in deals over the past year or so increasing health care costs, growing demand for services, consolidation of doctor groups were in place before the law. But experts say the ACA magnified their importance and expedited hospitals’ response.In one sense it just means there’s a higher need for medical office buildings. At the same time, hospitals are trying as they acquire physician groups to gain market share and use the physicians as a gateway into the market, said Ross Yustein, chair of Kleinberg Kaplan Wolff & Cohen PC’s real estate group, which has an unusual expertise in medical office building development deals.
Read this article about Hospitals Turn To Off-Campus Offices Under ACA