Physicians fight back as insurers try to terminate contracts

Over the past several months physicians nationwide have been receiving notices from insurers, terminating their participation as panel members. Generally, this means that patients who wish to continue to see these physicians must pay a higher out-of-network co-pay. In some cases, it may mean that the insurers will cover no amount whatsoever when a patient sees the physician. Often these letters state simply that the insurer no longer requires the number of physicians on its panel, and in order to be more efficient, it has decided to reduce the number (Read more...)

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