AHIP looks forward to working with CMS to improve accuracy of provider directories – InsuranceNewsNet

WASHINGTON, October 6 (TNStalk) — US health insurance plans released the following agency statement on October 5, 2022:

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AHIP has released this statement in response to the publication of a request for information from the Medicare and Medicaid Service Centers (CMS), which is researching proposed approaches to improve the accuracy of provider directories to help patients and consumers find a healthcare professional that matches their needs and preferences.

“Every American should be able to find a healthcare provider who is knowledgeable about the type of care they seek, who is easy to consult with, and who they are comfortable working with on their personal care plan.

“We all need to work together to ensure that patients and consumers get the most accurate and up-to-date information available about network providers. AHIP appreciates that CMS has created this forum for dialogue on this critical priority.

“Health insurance providers are committed to making accurate provider directory information available to all Americans. It is critical that provider directories reflect the most up-to-date information to help answer key questions when Americans and their families choose their health care coverage and to enable consumers to maximize the value of their health care coverage. Maintaining accurate directories is a shared responsibility among clinicians, facilities, and health insurance providers. A cohesive national approach to building technology-enabled infrastructure will help ensure accuracy, reduce burden and improve efficiency.AHIP looks forward to working with CMS and other stakeholders to find solutions to the benefit the consumers we serve.”

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Original text here: https://www.ahip.org/news/press-releases/ahip-looks-forward-to-working-with-cms-to-improve-provider-directories-accuracy

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