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Insurance companies are asking doctors and other health care facilities to pay a fee to get paid; another sign of a broken system.

Insurance companies are asking doctors and other healthcare facilities to pay a fee to get paid; another sign of a broken system. A while ago, there were companies our office signed up with to verify insurance.   This is a common procedure all doctors should be doing prior to a patient coming in for their first visit.  Along with precerts, fee reductions, and clean claims paid improperly, insurers are now adding a pay us for us to pay you clause. One of the ways we are affected is insurers are sending us payments using a credit card debit code.   In order Read More »

Why doctors are burning out; it’s not what you would think according to the NY Times.

Why doctors are burning out; it’s not what you would think according to the NY Times. My friend is an anesthesiologist who has had a well-paying career and is not working in the same profession he joined over 30 years ago.   While he continued to work in a group at Barnarnabus hospital where the older doctors finally agreed to sell the practice and made off with the winnings, he got a small reimbursement for his small equity in the practice while wall street used their math on how to make a buck.   I did warn him that as the group Read More »