No More Surprises! Provisions of the No Surprises Act Will Protect Healthcare Consumers Against Certain Out-of-Network Balance Billing In 2022
Christine Cooper, the CEO of aequum LLC and the Co-Managing Member of Koehler Fitzgerald LLC, a law firm with a national practice. Christine leads the firm’s health care practice and is dedicated to assisting and defending plans and patients joins ehealth Radio and the Healthcare and Health News Channels.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Christine Cooper discuss the following:
aequum was launched nearly a year ago. During that time aequum successfully resolved 6,000+ claims – saving over $31 million (97.2%) of disputed charges. What drove the formation of aequum and demand for your technologies and services that support health plans with medical billing?
What is “Surprise Medical Billing” and how does it impact our healthcare system?
What led to federal legislation and the significance of the No Surprises Act (NSA)?
What medical services and claims are protected by NSA?
When will the rules and provisions of the NSA take effect?
What strategies can employer-sponsored health plans and their members take to prepare?
Christine M. Cooper is the CEO and Member, of aequum LLC. A patent lawyer recruited to Koehler Fitzgerald LLC in 2016 because of her large law firm experience and IT skills, Christine was quickly elevated to a member of Koehler Fitzgerald LLC and leads the health care practice. Christine is the CEO of aequum and is dedicated to assisting and defending plans and patients.
Founded in 2020, aequum LLC serves third-party administrators, medical cost management companies, stop-loss carriers, employer-sponsored health plans and brokers nationwide to protect plan participants, improve employee satisfaction with their health care plans, and generate plan and participant cost savings. aequum helps patients defend medical balance bills and brings savings to employer-sponsored health plans by providing administrative and other services to its partners. In addition, its sister organization, Koehler Fitzgerald LLC, provides legal advocacy to plan participants.