HMO rewarded clerks limiting doctor visits

  1. My Uncle (a physician) sent me this article.

    http://www.cnn.com/2002/US/05/18/kai....ap/index.html
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Jenny P
    Well, Roberta, this one takes the cake in my book! So in essence, they were using clerks to triage pts. and and then PAID them if they DID NOT refer the pt? Dear Lord, what IS this country coming too?
  4. by   nightingale
    It is nausiating! Giving an incentive to appease people yet not serve their needs!

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  5. by   Jenny P
    And I feel so bad for those patients WHO PAID BIG BUCKS for "insurance"-- that they wouldn't get seen? How very very strange this whole health care arena is becoming!!
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    DISGRACEFUL and OUGHT TO BE ILLEGAL! Is there NO end to the SLIME out there who want to make a buck off the backs of the unaware and needy? Surely, there is a special place in HELL for people who dream up and carry out schemes like this! UGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

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