Insurance officials acknowledge they have reduced rates in some plans, saying they are under enormous pressure to keep premiums affordable. They say physicians will make up for the lower pay by seeing more patients, since the plans tend to have smaller networks of doctors.
If you’re a physician and you’ve negotiated a rate from insurance, shouldn’t it be the same on or off the exchange?” said Matthew Katz, executive vice president of the Connecticut State Medical Society. “You’re providing the same service.”
Health Train Express has filed a FOIA request from CMS (Freedom of Information Act which will require full disclosure to the providers and public (ie, transparency that Obama claims to encourage) Watch for the published link in about one month