Ever overlook something you were trying to find and it was in plain view all the time?
You might find that true of your Christian Science Committee on Publication Federal Office Web Site. If you would like to check it out click here.
The following are just a few of the current and up-to-date topics you’ll find on the web site.
For several years, the Committee on Publication has been working to improve the way in which insurance companies process claims for reimbursement of Christian Science care. We have heard many stories from Christian Scientists who have had their claim requests denied. Recently, the federal Department of Health and Human Services reversed an insurance coding rule, an action that should greatly improve the process for reimbursing Christian Science claims.
Over the past few months, the Federal Office has received hundreds of emails from individuals throughout the country regarding coverage of Christian Science services in insurance. We put out a request for this information to help with our work in Washington, DC. We are profoundly grateful for your assistance!
Our hope is that you will be able to benefit from this information, too; and, toward that end, we have posted online many of the insurance plans that cover Christian Science. There is a diverse array of coverage—from large corporations like Boeing and IBM to niche markets like the Screen Actors Guild to student plans at Boston University. Please be in touch if you have additional plans to add to the list!
We’ve received inquiries about what we mean by asking for Christian Science services be included among the “essential health benefits” offered in the new insurance plans. This Washington Post article provides a helpful description of that term and sheds light on the timing for when decisions by the Department of Health and Human Services will be made. It starts, ” This Friday, the Institute of Medicine will take a first stab at answering one of health reform’s most important unknowns: What counts as an ‘essential health benefit?’”