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  •  Not so much that he got more new patients (1+ / 0-)
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    but since parity rules and certain basic coverage rules in every medical policy had to cover more mental health and substance abuse issues, I figured he'd have some patients that now file insurance rather than pay cash/payment plans, etc., but I could be wrong.  I am not a doctor.

    •  Well, it's more that insurance is now paying (5+ / 0-)

      a little better. For a while I convinced him to stop accepting most insurance because the pay was terrible -- he was making less per hour (when you include the over-the-top paperwork the insurance companies require) than people with half his education and training.
      I pointed out that he spends half his work life at a clinic for the poorest county residents, and that many of his private patients make more than we do (you should see some of the cars they drive!), so they could afford to pay him a fair rate.
      He told me recently he's started accepting a few more insurance companies again because now they pay better.
      He's still the best bargain in town -- ask anyone who refers patients to him!

      While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

      by Tamar on Thu May 15, 2014 at 02:05:54 PM PDT

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