County health insurance policy to change
McCarthy said that GHI would only be used as a network so that members could get their negotiated discounts. He said GHI would not be making decisions about which claims are denied.
As to the question of reimbursement rates, county manager David Fanslau sent an email after the meeting saying, “EBS has told me that the GHI Network is competitive in reimbursement rates to other players in the marketplace such as Blue Cross
or United Healthcare.”
At the meeting, lawmaker Ron Hiatt said he is satisfied with the plan EBS is offering and he is prepared to vote for the change. The matter is expected to be voted on and passed on September 22.