Maine’s largest hospital system says outstanding claims are in the millions of dollars.
Author: Vivien Leigh (NEWS CENTER Maine)
New Center Maine
MAINE, Maine — Physical therapists, optometrists, and physicians are just some of the dozens of providers who say outstanding claims are being delayed and denied by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
In October 2021, one of the state’s largest carriers told providers in a memo the delays in processing claims were due to switching to a different provider management system and hiring shortages.
But now, several months later, several Anthem providers claim they are still missing thousands of dollars in payments, and those delays are putting the care of patients in jeopardy. That includes two of Maine’s largest health systems.