If your physician participates in your insurance plan through a hospital contracting group, then your physician costs much more.
If your company is self-insured, demand access to independent physicians. Simple fact: Hospitals use powerful leverage to raise fees for themselves and the physicians that feed them. A new, inexperienced physician immediately gets paid more by your insurance company just because she is contracting through a hospital group. And hospital contracting groups pay physicians bonuses based upon using as many of the hospital’s services and hospitals’s specialists as possible. Independent physicians are the greatest value in healthcare. And independent primary care physicians are a national treasure. #healthcare #healthcarecosts #demandtransparency #seektruth #primarycarephysicians