USI Comments on the Rise of Telemedicine

In case you missed it, USI’s national health care practice vice president, Jeff Levy, was featured in Business Insurance Magazine’s November 2018 cover story, “Telemedicine expands care, adds exposures.” In the article, Jeff states, “We’re a mobile society. We are a consumer-driven society. We have to get our health care when it’s convenient for us, not when…

NJ Passes New Balance Billing Law

On June 1, 2018, NJ Gov. Murphy passed the Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act. This bill applies to emergency services and other care provided by out-of-network physicians in in-network settings (i.e. hospital-based physicians). It takes effect on September 1, 2018. The new law provides reforms to several aspects of the state’s…

AHIP Starts Pilot Program to Improve Provider Directory Information

If knowledge is power, most Americans lack power when it comes to choosing healthcare providers because the quality of resources and number available is poor. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), a national political advocacy and trade association, has commissioned a pilot program to improve the way information is gathered for provider directories. These directories are…