A sucker’s game?
Three insurance prior authorizations in the last week and the results:
MRI of the upper extremity for persistent pain: DENIED.
Overnight supplemental oxygen for hypoxia due to status asthmaticus: DENIED.
Viagra for sexual dysfunction: APPROVED.
All of these patients have private insurance that they and/or their employers pay for so it will be there when they need it. At a time when Newsweek can run a cover story entitled “We Are All Socialists Now” and the American President tells business leaders that his administration is all that stands between them and the pitchforks, if I were in charge of a private insurance company I would be doing my damnest to demonstrate how well the private sector works.
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