Mandated Direct Reimbursements
Position: Generally, NCCBI
opposes legislative efforts to mandate insurance companies to directly
reimburse non-physician health care providers.
non-physician health care providers have petitioned the General
Assembly from time to time to require insurance companies to reimburse
them directly for their services.
Presently, the N.C. General
Statutes require direct reimbursement to some licensed providers who
can practice without the supervision of a physician.
reimbursement to a non-physician health care provider most likely
serves to increase the cost of health care. The non-physician health
care providers requesting direct third party reimbursement may not
take the place of any existing health care provider now providing
those services. Instead, we may simply have more providers in the
market place providing the services and receiving reimbursement. In
most instances, the care is already provided in a cost-competitive
Therefore each proposal for
direct reimbursement should be examined carefully in light of these
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