Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs

from Physician’s Weekly

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use, which specialists they’re allowed to see, and the type of treatments that are covered. Now more than ever, hospital and physician reimbursements are controlled by insurance companies. As a result, the pressure on physicians to contain costs and be accountable to third party payers is intense. In the process, it’s no surprise that there is a significant impact on patient care.

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