Joint Letter Promotes Easing Of Insurer Requirements

letter from five health organizations to Gov. Mike Parson asks him to encourage the state’s health insurers to take actions to reduce the burden on health care providers as they respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 public health emergency. The letter describes several actions that “would have immediate benefit on improving throughput and capacity and reducing administrative burdens.” Other proposed actions would have a longer-term benefit. The signatories are the Missouri Hospital Association, the Missouri State Medical Association, the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the Missouri Primary Care Association, and the Missouri Pharmacy Association.