Insurance Company Rates Force Doctors To Move
Wait, it's not what you think:
"2,000 doctors sued insurance companies back in 2002 over what doctors called low reimbursements for services...
This fight is about what your doctor gets paid for giving you service.
The doctors originally sued all four large insurers in our area, saying they price-fixed the fees at such a low rate, some doctors were leaving town. "
For those of you lucky enough to have health insurance, take a look at the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) form you're sent by your insurer next time you receive treatment. You'll see how much (or how little, more likely) that your doctor receives for his or her services. It's generally a fraction of what patients without insurance are billed. If insurance companies paid their doctors more reasonable reimbursements, doctors wouldn't have any problems paying their malpractice insurance premiums.
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I would also be remiss in my duties if I didn't point out that at least 2,000 doctors had no problem with turning to the civil justice system when they felt they were wronged.