We’ve seen quite a spike recently in the number of claims issues clients’ employees are reporting related to the coverage of colonoscopies. The problem almost always centers on billing for the service and payment of the claim. Many employees report that they are being forced to pay out-of-pocket for colonoscopies that they believe should be fully covered under preventive care benefits.
Healthcare consumerism is good. We should all work to get better at it. Transparency tools that are provided by the carriers and by innovative up and comers like CareTrader can be quite helpful. We should take advantage of these tools and use them wisely.
But, if you really want to control your personal healthcare spending, get the best bang for your healthcare buck and achieve the best possible medical outcome, your best bet is to PICK THE RIGHT DOC.
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- Tom Barrett
- February 12, 2015
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