Health Insurance Key Issues

TMA: Establish Fair and Transparent Insurance Markets
While Texas physicians want better access to coverage for their patients, they are frustrated by the confusion and administrative burdens imposed by the federal government’s implementation of insurance exchanges. Significant problems also remain — and potential new ones are developing — with traditional health insurance companies and Texas’ workers’ compensation program. TMA has a plan of attack.

Under New Management An Interview With TDI's Newest Boss
The end of the 2013 session of the legislature marked the beginning of new leadership at the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) as Gov. Rick Perry appointed Julia Rathgeber to the helm of the agency in late May. The Senate unanimously confirmed that appointment in June.

Keep Insurers Honest: TMA: Appeal Your Health Plan Rankings
In spring 2011, Aetna notified El Paso plastic surgeon Deborah Seelig, MD, it was dropping her from its Aexcel physician network for not meeting certain criteria under the network's physician-ranking program.

AMA: Bad Claims Payment Increasing
It's not your imagination. Most health insurers are getting worse at correctly paying physicians' claims, the American Medical Association says in its fourth annual National Health Insurer Report Card.

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April 12, 2016