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Health Bills Await Action

March 6th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Bills to change how health insurance companies in Maryland make treatment coverage decisions are crossfiled in the General Assembly. What’s known as 'utilization review' is a process that can be time-consuming, with criteria that may be set by the insurance company. Senate Bill 791 would require insurers to use nonprofit clinical guidelines to make coverage decisions. David Lloyd, with the mental health advocacy organization 'Inseparable,' says these bills will remove barriers to care….