Summaries of health policy coverage from major news organizations
Finance Committee Lawmakers Press Insurer On Failing To Pay Part D Claims
The Hill: In a recent letter, Senate Finance Committee leaders Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, demanded that an insurer that was kicked out of the Medicare Part D drug program pay its outstanding claims. "The Fox Insurance Company was kicked out of the Part D drug program in March for violating a series of payment and appeals rules. But the company still received more than $33 million that month from Medicare - some of which the company is sitting on in lieu of paying out pharmacy claims, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)." The lawmakers said they want a response from the company by Friday explaining the unpaid claims (Lillis, 7/6).
This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.