Texas Group Faults Health Insurance Companies for Illegally Denying Emergency Room Claims

Texas Group Faults Health Insurance Companies for Illegally Denying Emergency Room Claims

Texas health insurance companies are increasingly denying medical claims by Texans who visit emergency rooms for covered illnesses and the Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC) says that is illegal.

In sounding the alarm, the group said its goal is to bring an end to the illegal practice, and remind Texans that emergency care providers are fighting for them while insurance companies are increasingly fighting against them.

“Your emergency care providers across the state are fighting for you while health insurance companies are increasingly fighting against you,” Rhonda Sandel, TAFEC President said this week.

‘It’s time Texans know the truth. Health insurance companies are increasingly denying coverage for your contractually covered emergency care. Your legislators in Austin know this. Tell them you want your emergency care covered (the way it’s supposed to be).’

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She added that Texans need to know the law is on their side.

“You should know the law is on your side. If you think you’re having a medical emergency and you go to the ER for treatment, your health insurance is legally, morally, and ethically obligated to cover your care,” she said.

To educate Texans on this crucial issue, TAFEC recently kicked off #MyEmergencyMyChoice campaign and created a website, MyEmergencyMyChoice.com.

Sandel called on Texans to learn the truth, and join their neighbors who are demanding real coverage for emergency care services by reaching out to their state legislators.

“It’s time Texans know the truth. Health insurance companies are increasingly denying coverage for your contractually covered emergency care. Your legislators in Austin know this. Tell them you want your emergency care covered (the way it’s supposed to be).”

See also: SignatureCare Emergency Center Named One of Houston’s Top Workplaces in 2018.

“Join the thousands of Americans who are demanding real coverage for emergency care services. Add your voice to this movement by texting the word COVER to 52886 to sign our petition,” she added.

The Texas Association of Freestanding Emergency Centers (TAFEC) is a group of concerned Texans including patients, physicians, nurses, billing specialists, and health insurance holders.

The group’s “mission is to tell the truth about the healthcare industry, health insurance companies, and be fully transparent about our own freestanding emergency rooms in order to bring the best quality and outcomes in emergency care to patients in Texas and across the nation,” explained Sandel.

You can take part in the #MyEmergencyMyChoice campaign by visiting the website or through various social media platforms.

By | January 10th, 2019|Categories: Health Insurance, News|Tags: , |