Close Close
Popular Financial Topics Discover relevant content from across the suite of ALM legal publications From the Industry More content from ThinkAdvisor and select sponsors Investment Advisor Issue Gallery Read digital editions of Investment Advisor Magazine Tax Facts Get clear, current, and reliable answers to pressing tax questions
Luminaries Awards

Life Health > Health Insurance > Health Insurance

Empire State Protests Hospital Admission Notice Rule

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

The New York State Insurance Department says a carrier wants to require hospitals to alert it within 24 hours after member patients have been admitted.

The New York department has asked the carrier, a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn., to delay implementation of the rule, officials say.

UnitedHealth’s UnitedHealthcare unit could impose a penalty of up to 50% of normal payment if a hospital fails to notify UnitedHealthcare within 24 hours after a patient is admitted, officials say.

“There are no exceptions to this policy, even for weekends or holidays when the hospital’s business office may not be fully staffed,” officials say.

The New York department has been meeting with UnitedHealthcare and hospital groups about the new system, and it wants more time to get more information, officials say.

Representatives for UnitedHealth were not immediately available to comment on the New York department announcement.


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.