Aggressive billing techniques confusing Canadians

Collier, Roger
October 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/21/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 9, p888
Academic Journal
The article reports that Canadian citizens have been confused about the coverage of medicare insurance due to the aggresive billing techniques of health care providers. The author states that the letters received by patients inquiring if they are interested to pay block fees for uninsured services increased which adds up to the confusion of Canadians regarding their health care. He also said that because of the confusion, most patients became hesitant to visit their doctors. The appeal of some patient advocacy groups, such a Ontario Health Coalition, to ban such letters is also discussed.


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