Obama Wants To Make It A Lot Easier To Find Doctors Who Take Your Insurance

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/02/obamacare-provider-directories_n_7496662.html

A new Obamacare rule that will kick in later this year will require insurance companies that sell plans on the national health insurance marketplace to keep their provider directories accurate and up to date. The rule will allow entrepreneurs, nonprofits and the general public to download data about doctors and drugs covered by given plans…

“The directory must include information on the provider, location, contact information, specialty, medical group, [and] whether they are accepting new patients,” explained Lori Lodes, a spokeswoman for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers compliance with the core health policies and programs of the U.S. government. “These directories are going to need to be updated monthly, which is a big, big step. They must be provided in a way that’s easily understandable to folks.” …

How sad is it that we have to create a rule for providers to keep their directories up to date? But c’mon, monthly updates?  That’s not going to help patients on a daily basis, which is usually how we seek health care.

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