‘The system is broken’ for IBD insurance denials, appeals

AUSTIN, Texas — In a cycle of physician prescriptions, payer denials and repeated appeals, gastroenterologists often become advocates for their patients, according to a presenter at the Crohn’s and Colitis Congress.“I’m not anti-payer in many ways. I’m anti-medically irresponsible management and I recognize that we can’t do everything we want to do,” David T. Rubin, MD, of the University of Chicago, said during his presentation.In an online survey Rubin presented in 2016, he showed that 67% of calls for authorization of biologics are made byRead More

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