Keckley Report January 22, 2024
Paul Keckley

Last Wednesday, FTI released its year-end 2023 summary of insurer-hospital disputes: it reported a 69% increase from 2022 in conflicts where formal negotiations broke down reached based on media coverage in 34 states. The majority of the 86 instances involved Medicare Advantage coverage or reimbursement issues and referral relationships with doctors and hospitals were disrupted, at least temporarily.

Yesterday, Jarrard, a Nashville-based communications consultancy, released results of its December 2023 survey about the public’s views of hospitals and health insurers: Its findings suggest that hospitals are more favorably positioned in than health insurers on most issues but neither enjoys a strong majority support and both have seen their support erode since 2022: For example:

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