Georgia Agency To Monitor Blue Cross Emergency Room Policy

From WABE:

The state insurance department says it will monitor the new emergency room policy of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia “to make sure that it is not abused to the disadvantage of Georgia policyholders.”

Blue Cross recently told policyholders that starting in July, it will stop covering ER visits it considers to have been unnecessary. The health insurer, Georgia’s largest, said it’s pursuing the move involving its coverage of individual policies due to the costs of routine primary care being administered in an ER setting. Physician groups, meanwhile, have been critical of the policy.

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