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Comp Carriers Aren't Scrutinizing Medical Bills, Drug Prices, Analysts Say

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 979 | 1 | 28 min read

Workers' compensation carriers could be doing much more to scrutinize medical bills, something their health insurance brethren have done for more than a decade, health care industry analyst and consultant Joe Paduda told the National Council of Self-Insurers on Monday. Speaking at the NCSI's annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, Paduda said few comp insurers are taking a deep dive on medical bills, which is costing payers millions of dollars per year. Health insurers typically put medical bills through several layers of auditing and editing before agreeing to reimbursement, he...

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