According to an article in AARP Bulletin (September 2010 Volume 51 #7) the federal government has outlined several new tools to help fight health claims denials. According to the article "the new regulations expand consumers rights to appeal denials, including the right to an independent, external review board." Other changes include a unified appeals process when coverage is canceled. The new regulations will apply to new health insurance policies/plans starting 9-23-2010.
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