Aug. 24th, 2010 06:50 pm
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I recently received this letter from a doctors' office I used to go to when I was living in another part of NJ:

"Dear Patient,

On May 1st of this year Aetna reduced their reimbursements for office visits by an average of over 20%.  This puts their fees for office visits at less than 70% of what Medicare allows.  We are not able to deliver quality care at this level of reimbursement and are therefore forced to withdraw from Aetna effective January 1, 2011.

We have spoken to our representatives from Aetna and have been told that there are no negotiations and that Aetna is giving the same reimbursements regardless of quality, patient satisfaction, electronic health records or any other measure of physician practices.  We have been given no explanation for these cuts and they occur while Aetna profits are up 42% for the last quarter."

Add this to the list of things that disgust and enrage me beyond measure.

Date: 2010-08-25 03:08 pm (UTC)
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Write (e-mail) your congressperson/senator and TELL them exactly what you write here and tell them what you think of this!
Also cc a copy to the NJ Insurance Commissioner in Trenton... Saying that you do not think they should be able to write ANY insurance plans of any type at all, in NJ until they clean up their Health Insurance plans!!!

This is outrageous behaviour and must be opposed.

Date: 2011-05-02 08:30 am (UTC)
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Hi, I'm Joe. I write about health mostly. Welcome to my journal too.


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