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DOCUMENTATION NEEDED - PLEASE RESPOND IF YOU HAVE HAD THE FOLLOWING ISSUE!

We need your help to look deeper into some questionable behaviors by CIGNA
Specifically, we need information as it relates to the processing of claims with the following details:
1.  You must be In-Network with Cigna/ASHN
2. CIGNA coinsurance (NOT copay) plan with a deductible and an HSA/FSA where your claims went to a deductible (whether or not you got paid out of the HSA).
If you have any patients that fit this category, PLEASE contact us for additional information.
James Bogash, D.C.
AAC Insurance Committee Chair
or
Renee Ann Haberl, D.C.
Arizona Association of Chiropractic
aac@azchiropractic.org
602-246-0664
Thank you!  This is a very important issue - please take the time to check with your billing/office managers on this issue.  Dr. Bogash or myself would be happy to answer your questions as to whether or not you can help provide appropriate "cleaned" documentation.

2015 AMBASSADOR OF THE ARIZONA ASSOCIATION OF CHIROPRACTIC

Insight Imaging

NOTICE TO ALL CHIROPRACTORS
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR PATIENTS & YOUR STAFF!!

~ Notice provided courtesy of David M. Morrison, Esq.; AAC & Personal Injury Attorney ~

This is a new trick by the insurance companies to get unrepresented people to settle their claims.  We want to try to prevent it before it becomes an epidemic.

  • If you have been in an auto accident, DO NOT agree to give a recorded statement to the opposing insurance company.
  • It is permissible to speak to them for property damage purposes; but not in a recorded conversation.
  • They will try to force you to do a recorded conversation, but there is nothing in the law that requires you to consent to this process.
  • If you have questions or are concerned about what the insurance company is trying to do, please feel free to ask the doctor or consult with an attorney.
  • If you agree to a recording, and if you agree during the recording to settle your claim, you will be prevented from collecting any future damages.

Click the link below to print a notice to post in your office, with the above information.
PI Notice to Post

~ Notice provided courtesy of David M. Morrison, Esq.; AAC & Personal Injury Attorney ~

 

The Arizona Association of Chiropractic signature legislation this year, SB 1166 sponsored by Senator David Farnsworth which clarifies (in blue)  D.  A health care insurer who utilizes the services of an outside utilization review agent is responsible for the utilization review agent's acts that are within the scope of the written and filed utilization review plan, INCLUDING THE ADMINISTRATION OF ALL PATIENT CLAIMS PROCESSED BY THE UTILIZATION REVIEW AGENT ON BEHALF OF THE HEALTH CARE INSURER. This bill is now headed to the Governor's Office for signature.  We thank Senator Farnsworth for his support spearheading this important clarification language on behalf of the AAC.

*This essentially means that health care insurance companies must accept responsibility for how their third party administrators and/or their agents process patient claims.