AHA Urges Congressional Action to Ensure Insurance Premiums Support Care

As the House Energy and Commerce Committee investigates health insurance company performance during the COVID-19 pandemic, AHA urges the committee to ensure insurance premiums support access to care. Specifically, the association recommends action to require insurers to immediately process payment for all outstanding claims; transition to biweekly and/or accelerated payments at a provider’s request; suspend utilization management tools and administrative processes that present barriers to care and burden providers; and prohibit emergency care denials based on retrospective reviews. 

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