New Jersey physician groups commend Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for exposing apparent insurance industry fraud

The New Jersey Neurosurgical Society and the New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance today commended Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for exposing apparent fraud with health care plans sold through the Individual Health Coverage (IHC) and Small Employer Health (SEH) markets.  Continue reading

NJDPA urges Gov. Christie to restore medical benefits for small employer health plans

The New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance is urging Gov. Christie to restore the medical benefits eliminated when the Small Employer Health (SEH) Benefits Program Board voted to repeal regulations that protected patients’ rights to choose their doctor. The SEH, which operates under the Department of Banking and Insurance, voted on Sept. 21, 2016 to repeal NJAC 11:20-24.5 and NJAC 11:21-7.13. The decision, which took effect on Jan 1, has allowed insurance carriers to limit out-of-network (OON) medical reimbursements to only 110 percent of the Medicare rate. Continue reading

S3299 provides long-overdue consumer protection from predatory insurance company practices

The New Jersey Doctor Patient Alliance, on behalf of health care consumers and providers throughout the State, applaud Senator Paul Sarlo and Steven V. Oroho for introduction of S-3299.  We support S-3299 because it casts a spotlight on the real source of “surprise” medical bills: Continue reading

Physician Survey Shows Strong Opposition to the Proposed “Out-of-Network” Bill

The newly-formed New Jersey Doctor-Patient Alliance, a non-profit social-action committee representing physicians and patients, released a survey that showed how A-1952/S-1285, the proposed “Out-of-Network” bill, would greatly limit patient access to care.  Many doctors would close shop or leave the state, according to the survey results. Of the 117 doctors who completed the survey, 50 percent said they would consider practicing medicine in another state, while 20 percent would leave medicine all together.  Continue reading