Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has announced it will not pay for emergency visits in six states—Indiana, Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, New Hampshire and Ohio—if the company decides after the fact that patients were not having medical emergencies, even if they thought they were! But how do you know? Do you know the difference between a migraine and a brain aneurysm?
Unless stopped, this policy will be implemented in more states where Anthem "provides coverage," and it is likely more health insurance companies will follow with similar unlawful policies of their own.
On May 1st, ACEP launched a video campaign to continue exposing Anthem for denying coverage to emergency patients. View and share the videos, linked below, and visit www.FairCoverage.org for important information on how to put an end to Anthem’s unlawful policy.
Video: Aneurysm or stomach cramps?
Video: Chest pain or injured ribs?