No Big change in the list of Anthem Blue Cross Providers: But less doctors. Yes! we are concerned and we expect the list to grow. Please call me if you want to help. The Current Provider List.
It's time to get the word out: My hands are tied: But, it's a good thing! We are all frustrated by the new HIPAA Law. (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. Which, as you can see has been governing our actions since 1996.
It's a good thing because your information is private and no one - Not even your agent - should be able to willy-nilly talk to a third party. It's a bad thing because when you want quick answers, there are none, and everyone must have a special written consent to help you.
I was very frustrated with this law, because my whole career was centered around helping my clients, then came HIPAA, and slowly, over the last 10 years, information became very restricted, my efforts were strangled and my ability to help; limited. But alas, Christie Aschwanden, of the Washington Post, has given credence to the law, and you can see how important all the secrecy is by reading her article: How to protect yourself from medical identity fraud. It's a god read and you will u n d e r s t a n d.
Mark Trumm says
I find Insurance interesting. In 40 years, I have never been so amazed at how things change, but lately things are changing quickly and drastically! I know you have questions, comments and frustrations. Let's unite to help each other!