Appealing An Insurer's Denial Is Often A Good Strategy

In her latest Kaiser Health News consumer column, Michelle Andrews writes: "Nobody wants to get into a fight with a health insurer, but it may be worth your while. A recent Government Accountability Office report found that more claims problems stemmed from annoying but often straightforward billing and eligibility issues than from disagreements over whether care was medically appropriate. What's more, the odds are about 50/50 that if you appeal an insurer's decision, you'll win” (Andrews, 6/20). Read the column.

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