Policy is not just for politicians, pollsters and lobbyist. It can be difficult to navigate, but it is vitally important.
Dr. Ken Perry will keep you up to date on policy issues that will affect you and your family.
Balanced Billing 6/11/2019
In the past few years, there has been more and more emphasis on the amount of money that patients are paying for some of their medical bills. There are articles abound in major news outlets that will describe the thousands, and sometimes hundreds of thousands that patients are being billed after a trip to the Emergency Department or a stay in the hospital. Dr. Ken hopes to go over what this means so patients have a better understanding of just how a “surprise” bill comes into existence. In the attached article, Dr. Ken goes into depth so you and your family know how your medical bills are effected by out of network coverage.
Read President Trump’s statement on Surprise Medical Billing HERE
02/20/2019. Many state are having difficulty determining how to address continued opiate overdoses and their reversal agents are a common solution. This medication, naloxone, is a life saving medication for people with opiate overdoses. Currently 45 States have a system for physicians, mid level providers and pharmacists to ensure that the prescribing of these medications are done with as much knowledge as possible. Some states are now trying to determine if adding naloxone to the registry. I will be discussing this with the Medical, Military, Public and Municipal Affairs Committee of the South Carolina House of Representatives on Thursday 2/21. Check back for further updates on this and other policy topics.
Dr. Ken wrote a Chapter in the Emergency Medicine Advocacy Handbook on the Affordable Care Act’s impact on Hospital and insurance funding.
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