Find out how our health care administration system is being undermined by Anthem Insurance,
and its National Government Services (NGS) subsidiary. Anthem is the poster child on how
to buy off politicians and government workers to extort money from small
health practices like yours.
That cute screen to the right was used for years by many small practices in New England
to submit Medicare and BCBS claims electronically. Over the years, we saved Medicare
from getting tens of thousands of paper claims from small practices that did not
have billing software in-house. Now, Anthem's NGS subsidiary has forced us to close that service because
we can no longer guarantee a good, reliable connection to Medicare. Rather than risk
promising a service we could not guarantee, we closed the doors. It was the right
thing to do. Now some of those providers have mentioned to me that they may have to
go back to sending paper. This just shows how big business (Anthem) and big government
(CMS) only care about putting money in their own pockets, and are too selfish to concern
themselves with serving the public interest.
Please note that we are still a vendor providing electronic connections to our
DocPro users, as we have been doing for over twelve years now. We have only closed
the independent medical claims clearinghouse which provided electronic claim submission
for practices using other office billing systems (non-DocPro), or our WebClaims system.