Whew, I am finally back from a whirlwind tour and Vermont hasn't looked this good in a long time.
During my travels, I have had over a dozen new insurance updates/stories/foibles forwarded to me, 90% of them originating with United Health Care. I'll toss some up, of course. I can't wait for United to find this blog, even though it's so benign.
Rather than harp on UHC, though, I thought I'd tell two quick, nice stories.
I looked at the prices and they look, well, great. As the doc pointed out, they offered more for their 99213 than the practice even charges! What's nice about this second HMO is that they actually approached the practice. They are looking to expand and identified client #2 as a good choice - how great is it to negotiate before signing the contract? BTW, for those of you living in places like Atlanta, Tulsa, NYC, etc.: getting 130% in most parts of this country is really good. Getting it on Long Island, where this practice is from, is crazy talk.