Mayor Vincent C. Gray stated that his administration is developing a plan to provide relief to health care providers who face significant losses from the inability of DC Chartered Health Plan (Chartered) to pay its health care claims. Unpaid liabilities could be in the range of $45 to $60 million according to the Receiver, while other estimates reach $85 million.
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MSDC Presses City to Make Providers Whole
In early May, MSDC Executive Vice President K. Edward Shanbacker met with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services BB Otero and DHCF Director Wayne Turnage and urged the City to find a resolution without delay. The critical piece of advice that Director Turnage emphasized was that physicians need to get all claims as quickly as possible into AmeriHealth, which assumed the DC Chartered Health Plan contract on May 1, 2013, and not wait the 180 days allowed under the contract.
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