Connecticut’s Office of the Healthcare Advocate has issued a report detailing how it saved state residents $11.2 million during 2016.
In its report, the agency stated the savings resulted from its appeals of denied coverage for medical and behavioral health treatments, along with its input regarding eligibility of coverage disputes, advanced premium tax credit savings and billing disputes. Ted Doolittle, the health care advocate, noted that potential changes to the Affordable Care Act could keep his agency busy this year.
“Contemplated changes at the federal level are developing rapidly,” Doolittle said. “It is causing confusion and lots of concern. We want consumers, providers, businesses, state agencies and legislators to know they can turn to OHA for trusted, real time advocacy and expertise.”