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Insurance commissioner's new rules focus on adequate provider networks

Insurance commissioner's new rules focus on adequate provider networks

http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/blog/health-care-inc/2014/01/insurance-commissioners-issues-new.html?page=all

Source: Puget Sound Business Journal

SeattleChildren’s announced that it hastreated approximately 125 patients who lost contracted access to SeattleChildren’s when new plans on Washington’s Health Benefit Exchange becameeffective at the beginning of the year. Those patients, whose ailments rangefrom craniofacial disorders to a neck mass, were all treated by SeattleChildren’s regardless of their Exchange plan coverage, but continued access tothe hospital remains in question. This is a dire situation for our patients,”said Dr. Sandy Melzer, senior vicepresident of Seattle Children’s, in a statement.