Medscape January 25, 2022
Christine Lehmann

Doctors who are unhappy with low insurance payments may be able to level the playing field and negotiate better rates in their contracts, say experts in physician-payer contracts.

Many doctors sign long-term agreements and then forget about them, says Marcia Brauchler, president and founder of Physicians’ Ally, Inc, in Littleton, Colorado, a healthcare consulting company. “The average doctor is trying to run a practice on 2010 rates because they haven’t touched their insurance contracts for 10 years,” she says.

Payers also make a lot of money by adopting dozens of unilateral policy and procedure changes every year that they know physicians are too busy to read. They are counting on the fact that few doctors will understand what the policy...

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