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Confessions of a Work Comp Payer

Confessions of a Work Comp Payer

Having worked for years on both sides of the Provider/Payer spectrum, it has always surprised me how little each side knows about the other when it comes to the medical billing and payment, especially with hospital bills. Usually when I speak with colleagues in the Insurance industry they have lots of opinions about hospitals and […]

The $547,775 Error I Found in a Work Comp PPO Contract

The $547,775 Error I Found in a Work Comp PPO Contract

Most hospitals that I encounter have at least a few Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Network contracts that include workers’ compensation. Some have dozens. These contracts range from super simple 1-page Letters of Agreement, to massively complex multi-line managed care agreements. Hospitals typically devote staff to developing and managing these contracts, but just as is true […]