“More than 80% of the listed in-network mental health providers [that] staff tried to contact were ‘ghosts’ as they were either unreachable, not accepting new patients, or not a network.”
In this episode of Complications: Health Policy Unraveled, host Stephanie Kennan discusses “ghost networks” and Medicare Advantage plans. Based on a recent Senate Finance Committee study, Medicare Advantage provider directories are littered with inaccurate or unreachable listings for mental health services. Stephanie discusses the Committee’s recent recommendations on how to rectify “haunted” provider lists.
Specialty: Stephanie Kennan helps clients navigate the legislative and executive branches of federal government to solve problems involving a variety of healthcare policy issues. Her work focuses on providers, medical device manufacturers, drug manufacturers and associations concerned about Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.
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