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Surgery with an “Appy” Ending

Jeffrey Swisher, M.D. - 7/16/2021 - 0

A Physician faces his own diagnostic failure when it counts the most. A minor surgery is always something that happens to someone else.

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Why Unfair ER Coverage Policies are Risky for Patients

Paul Kivela, MD - 10/1/2018 - 1

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield’s policy that retroactively denies payment for emergency department care is unfair and places a dangerous burden on patients.

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Denying Coverage for Emergency Care is a Danger to Patients

Paul Kivela, MD - 5/17/2018 - 0

New health insurance policies that deny coverage for emergency care after patients have already been seen and evaluated means that they will have to determine for themselves whether their symptoms are an emergency or be at risk for large bills. Keep in mind that it’s hard to do even if you are a doctor.

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