The Teeth of the Maine Government

In big news, “the State of Maine’s Bureau’s Market Conduct Unit performed a comprehensive review of Anthem’s complaint handling after Bureau investigators reported several late and missing responses to complaints forwarded to Anthem by the Bureau. The exam found that the company repeatedly failed to comply with Maine law, requiring insurance companies to respond to the Bureau’s consumer complaint inquiries within 14 days. The examination also found that the company failed to accurately report some annually required data and failed to facilitate a timely completion of the examination.”

Wow!

Remember, this whole issue is in regards to Anthem basically ignoring customers’ complaints proving once again, they don’t give a crap.

So, to summarize, Anthem:

  1. Failed to comply with Maine law
  2. Failed to accurately report date
  3. Failed to facilitate completion of the examination (investigation)

The penalty?

$225,000.

That is like you getting penalized a penny for cheating on your taxes.  What a joke.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]

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