Confusion Over Whether Hospitals and Doctors Accept Certain Health Insurance Carriers
Many doctors and hospitals are having trouble identifying whether or not they accept certain health care carriers. This confusion affects individuals who are searching for doctors and hospitals that will accept their new insurance. Health insurance carriers are not providing clear cut definitions of which hospitals and doctors accept their plans. There is a disconnect between brochures, websites, and doctor searches from the carriers.
The article states: “Hospitals and doctors have always occasionally dropped out of insurance plans if they didn’t like contracts offered by insurers. But there may be more of that happening now because the health insurance exchange and many of its plans are new, according to Lynn Quincy, associate director of health reform at Consumers Union, the policy and action arm of Consumer Reports magazine. “There’s been a lot of turmoil, new products and uncertainty,” she said. Quincy expects the situation to settle down as the exchange works out its kinks.”