Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Delaware Faces $325K Fine For ‘Deficiencies’

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware has agreed to pay a $325,000 penalty to the state for problems experienced by customers in getting cardiac imaging tests.

Insurance commissioner Karin Weldin Stewart announced the fine on Tuesday after an investigation of deficiencies in Blue Cross’s pre-authorization process for nuclear cardiac imaging tests, which can diagnose heart blockages.

In addition to the penalty, Blue Cross must implement a pilot program with the American College Of Cardiology that will guarantee that tests for patients of participating doctors will be automatically approved. If Blue Cross fails to commit to the program for at least three years, it could face an additional $300,000 fine.

Last year, after the insurance department began its investigation, Blue Cross voluntarily ended its program of pre-authorizations for nuclear stress testing.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. DE Native says:

    KAREN WELDIN STEWART IS IN BED WITH BCBS AND HIGHMARK. THE FINE IS JUST FOR LOOKS AND TO DEM,ONSTRATE TO INSURANCE COMPANIES THAT SHE CAN AND HAS BEEN BOUGHT. THIS WOMAN, A HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT WITH INVENTED WORK HIISTORY, HAS THE IQ OF A HANDBALL BUT KNEW TO GET HERSELF ELECTED FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN TO ENRICH HERSELF. MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN BRIBES AND KICKBACKS LATER, SHE’S SOMEHOW STILL IN OFFICE. SHE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED ASAP AND PROSECUTED ALONG WITH ALL HER EQUALLY CORRUPT CRONIES.

  2. OBAMA CARE IN THE WORKS says:

    WHY NOT BE IN BED WITH BIG BROTHER KIDS ? SAYS HH OF OXFORD CIRCLE

    A FINE ? WERE TALKING A FINE HERE . WHATS THE BIG DEAL ? AH NO
    CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO THE OBAMA RE ELECTION COMMMIITTEE. NOW
    ITS CLEAR TO ME

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