Score One for the Docs

Betbeze, Philip
July 2007
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul2007, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p54
The author reflects on the victory posed by physicians over the longstanding payment practices of health insurers. He argues that the decision of 23 Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers to settle a class-action lawsuit with some 900,000 physicians puts to rest an expensive experiment for health insurers across the U.S. He cites reasons raised by insurers for the delay in paying claims. The author also warns that hospitals may use similar arguments to start class-action proceedings of their own.


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