Archive for the ‘Medical Economics’ Category

A hidden cost of ObamaCare: Docs getting stiffed.

March 14, 2017

ObamaCare’s high deductible plans pushing up bad debts.

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Chatting with a doctor-friend recently.

His is a very specialized 1-doctor practice (supported by a handful of well-trained techs).

Patients who are referred to him usually have a very serious condition needing sophisticated diagnostics.

My friend casually mentioned to me that – in the past couple of years — he has had to write-off more than $2 million in bad debts.

Way more than in prior years.

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Here’s what’s going on …

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Stiffing Docs: High deductible plans pushing up bad debts … thanks, ACA

September 2, 2015

Chatting with a doctor-friend recently.

His is a very specialized 1-doctor practice (supported by a handful of well-trained techs).

Patients who are referred to him usually have a very serious condition needing sophisticated diagnostics.

My friend casually mentioned to me that – in the past couple of years — he has had to write-off more than $2 million in bad debts.

Way more than in prior years.

image

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Here’s what’s going on …

(more…)