AMA: Now Only 1 In 10 Insurance Claims Are Processed Improperly

AMA: Now Only 1 In 10 Insurance Claims Are Processed Improperly

Insurance companies are getting a bit better when it comes to processing claims, according to the American Medical Association’s newest report card. The country’s seven largest insurers are paying out the wrong amount to doctors and other providers only 9.5% of the time so far in 2012, compared to 19.3% in 2011 and 20% in 2010. [More]

4 Out Of 5 Metropolitan Areas Lack Competitive Health Insurance Markets

4 Out Of 5 Metropolitan Areas Lack Competitive Health Insurance Markets

If you’ve been thinking that your options for health insurance coverage have been dwindling in recent years, you’re probably correct. A new report from the American Medical Association found that 83% of metropolitan areas in the United States lack a competitive commercial health insurance market. [More]

1 Out Of 5 Medical Claims Processed Incorrectly, Says AMA

1 Out Of 5 Medical Claims Processed Incorrectly, Says AMA

Maybe you’re reading this on your iPhone while sitting in your doctor’s waiting room. If so, look around you. Because one out of the five of you in the room will have your claim processed incorrectly by your insurance company. [More]

How Do Drug Companies Know What Your Doctor Is Prescribing?

How Do Drug Companies Know What Your Doctor Is Prescribing?

The AMA sells information about what your doctor is prescribing says an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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• Wonder if they take out insurance against data theft? [NYT]