Stephen A. Timoni is quoted in a recent issue of ROI-NJ. Steve says, “The medical field is very interesting right now. And I think it’s going to get even more interesting as the rapidly changing dynamics of healthcare continue to unfold. Practices have learned that they can no longer promise to waive copays or deductibles under this law, with some exceptions. That’s where it leads to some gray areas: How aggressive do you need to get to collect balances?” he said. We don’t know answer to that. But, certainly, the burden is on out-of-network physicians providing services.”
Often, physician groups find a solution to these complications in just merging in with health systems or other large in-network providers, Timoni said. But, even if that has been the answer for some time now, the industry’s constant reconfiguring means one can never safely predict what will continue to be true going forward.
You can read the full ROI-NJ article here.