Why is it that some stories in the news should not be stories but they are. An agreeent with a hospital and a health insurer should be a 'non'news item, but it is because of the history involving these two health giants in Louisville, Kentucky.
The good news is that insureds need not be as concerned about receiving medical care AND getting it paid. For those of us practicing personal injury law can breathe a sigh of relief for those who have been injured in accidents who seek medical care.
Think about it.... Injured due to the negligence of others (whether a car or trucking accident) and only $10,000 in personal injury protection benefits for wage loss and medical bills. You have insurance and may be off work with no income now. Add the heavy burden of worrying about your treatment and whether or not you are in network and your health carrier paying the bills.
This agreement is one one of those stories in which many policy holders who are pending a personal injury claim and need treatment have one less worry off the table.
From the Courier Journal:
Norton, Anthem sign three-year extension
"Norton Healthcare and health insurer Anthem have signed a three-year extension of their current contract, through January 2015."