MOCEP has been working with national and state medical groups to protect Missouri patients and their emergency care coverage. The May announcement by Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BCBS) stating they would no longer cover a list of nearly 2,000 diagnosis they consider to be non-emergent is a clear violation of the national prudent layperson standard.
MOCEP members have been distributing Letters to the Editor and working with local media to help spread the word of what we believe to be a violation of the Prudent Layperson Standard. Recent coverage includes:
Healthcare Dive, August 8, 2017
Fierce Healthcare, August 7, 2017
AMA Wire, August 7, 2017
St. Louis Post Dispatch, August 4, 2017
St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis Post Dispatch