Tag: ashn

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and American Specialty Health; Will the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance listen?

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield and American Specialty Health; Will the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance listen? Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield is attacking chiropractors and other professions vital to the health of those who are insured with them.  The proposed but not yet approved relationship with Horizon will have chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture and even psychotherapy managed by a company whose sole purpose is to make the difficult job of these helpful and cost-effective providers more difficult while reducing visits and procedures those providers require to do their job properly. Their reward is profits at the expense of Read More »

Is socialized medicine scary? Ask a European. This article is a must read.

Is socialized medicine scary? Ask a European. This article is a must read. I came across a brilliant article that takes on the insurance industries scare tactics regarding insurance companies.  The article titled “The only thing health insurance companies are good at is scaring us about socialized medicine” takes on the industry and shows how they are using scare tactics to sway public opinion away from a more social system of coverage. If you ask most Europeans, they may complain about their system, but when asked if they want an American system of healthcare, they will say no.  The truth Read More »

What’s a nice doctor like you doing in a plan like this. The story behind why after only four months in ASHN’s management of Cigna, we are leaving their network.

What’s a nice doctor like you doing in a plan like this. Why after only four months of ASHN managing Cigna, we are leaving their network. Ah, what is an ethical doctor to do?  Last January, we received a letter telling us that we can only continue our participation in Cigna Open Access Plus and the PPO if we become credentialed with a company called American Specialty Health Networks also known as ASHN.  We did not accept the Cigna HMO since ASHN took over their network around 1999, when their other vendor went out of business.  Cigna historically likes to Read More »