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Insurance refusal isn't the last word

...explain your condition, the various treatment options and the reasoning behind the recommendation made for you, said Susan Pisano, spokeswoman for the American Association of Health Plans, an industry trade group. Ms. Pisano suggests that patients...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/21/bus_339668.shtml
Business
Guidelines say delay mammogram

...Services Task Force, whose stance influences coverage of screening tests by Medicare and many insurance companies. But Susan Pisano, a spokeswoman for America's Health Insurance Plans, an industry group, said insurance coverage isn't likely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2009-11-17/guidelines-say-delay-mammogr
Health | Health Care
Internet medical services offer second opinions

...the oncologist down the street," she said. Most insurance companies don't cover a service like MDExpert, said Susan Pisano, a spokeswoman for the American Association of Health Plans. Rather, they cover second opinions from doctors within...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/03/tec_304972.shtml
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Norwood pays visit to MCG

...panels already in place in 40 states give patients an avenue to appeal coverage decisions, according to spokeswoman Susan Pisano. The new liability would increase costs and expose both insurance companies and employers to large lawsuits, Ms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/02/20/met_307900.shtml
Metro
Study: Patients have better odds at teaching hospitals

...quality, and it is unclear if the study's findings are applicable to other regions of the country, said spokeswoman Susan Pisano. Still, she said the association will send the study to members for use in evaluating hospitals.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/08/13/tec_212907.shtml
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Popularity of obesity surgery makes dramatic gains

...Companies continue to feel pressure to cover more obesity surgeries, but are cautious because of the risks, said Susan Pisano, spokeswoman for the combined American Association of Health Plans, Health Insurance Association of America. "When...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/09/liv_389816.shtml
Life & style
States force HMOs to pay on time

...scrutinizing payments. "States are getting more into the micromanagement of health plans in a lot of areas," said Susan Pisano, spokeswoman for the American Association of Health Plans. HMO officials say payments often are delayed because doctors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/07/bus_269592.shtml
Business
HMO liability law getting thumbs-up

...review on the books, liability provisions will drive up insurance premiums and thus, the number of uninsured, said Susan Pisano, spokeswoman for the AAHP. "Liability doesn't just promote lawsuits," she said. "It puts physicians into positions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/22/met_256925.shtml
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