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News stories tagged with "hmo"

Health care probe leads to upstate insurer

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is threatening to sue an upstate health-care company that allegedly inflated patient fees. When seeing out-of-network doctors, according to the AG's office, a capitol district insurer charged patients more for treatment but paid physicians much less for their services. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

HMOs say they?re unfairly blamed for health care costs

The state's HMOs say they've been unfairly vilified in a health care funding campaign by hospitals and health care workers. The larger fight centers around Governor Spitzer's proposed $1.2 billion in health care cuts. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

New Yorkers Slightly More Satisfied with HMOs than Others

New Yorkers are slightly more satisfied with their health maintenance organizations than people in other states. But, as Jody Tosti reports, the latest report card on New York's HMO's shows no change in their performance.  Go to full article

New Coalition Says HMO Changes Could Compromise Women's Health

A group radiologists and anti-breast cancer activists have formed a coalition. They're trying to fight proposed changes in managed health care that they say could compromise women's health. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

A.G. Spitzer Rules HMOs Must Explain Refusals

State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer is forcing HMOs to give patients detailed reasons for denying their requests for treatment. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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