Seacoast Online / Associated Press, February 10, 2014
A New Hampshire hospital fighting to get into Anthem's new narrow network says the insurance company submitted an incomplete application to state regulators, who then approved it without the necessary scrutiny. Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester is one of 10 hospitals excluded from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield's provider network for individual plans being sold under the federal health care overhaul law. The state Insurance Department denied Frisbie's request to reconsider its decision, but it released hundreds of documents Anthem submitted and is holding a public hearing today to explain its process. It denies the hospital's allegations of wrongdoing, as does Anthem.