Helaine Fingold Quoted in “First Broad-Based Study on MA Networks Highlights Inconsistencies”

Medicare Advantage News

Helaine I. Fingold, a Senior Counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Baltimore office, was quoted in Medicare Advantage News, in “First Broad-Based Study on MA Networks Highlights Inconsistencies.”

Following is an excerpt:

But there is a danger in “throwing more information” at consumers, especially seniors, points out Helaine Fingold, senior counsel in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice at the law firm Epstein Becker Green. “The key piece, as with the provider directory front, is ensuring that people understand what their options are, as long as it’s an adequate network,” she tells MAN. “So if they want a broader network, they should be able to select that if that’s available, but they just have to be able to understand. Maybe it is a matter of some sort of notification or type of terminology so a beneficiary would understand what they’re reading when they’re pulling things up on the website, that there’s some indication of how broad or how narrow the network is.”