Hopefully this will help give some “teeth” the Department of Managed Care here in California, which recently reviewed carriers and resulted in a fine of over 13 million for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. No more pay for performance in this area of healthcare hopefully. BD
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law Tuesday a ban against health insurance companies rewarding employees with bonuses for canceling or limiting a patient's coverage. The law is one piece of legislative, regulatory and law enforcement efforts to curtail the practice that the industry has defended as a little-used guard against fraud that helps control costs.