That's nice. The healthcare industry is a different sort as healthcare is fairly necessary.My salary is based on how our company is doing and that is based on how well we compete in the marketplace. Our customers do not have someone else paying their bills, They have to pay for our products and services themselves. If our prices and services are not competitive, we don't get their buisiness and my salary would take a hit.
No, I think I'll just keep asking for a raise... like everyone else does when they do good work, and their expenses and cost of living increases. It's not my problem that insurance companies would prefer to fill their pockets than actually do what their industry claims to do. Until they do, I will continue to expose their abuses.Why do you think someone should get a raise just because time has passed? Maybe you should look for ways to cut expenses instead of expecting others to pony up more to support you ineffeciency. Your expenses are of no concern to anyone but you.
And you would be wrong. Government isn't paying the fees. Customers are paying premiums so when they need to utilize their benefits, they can. I would say that it is the insurance company's issue when they refuse to authorize those benefits so they don't have to pay.If your customers cannot pay your fees and you have to rely on the government forcing others to pay for them, I would say your fees might be a tad out of line.
Not at all. I know of no one who goes to a healthcare provider because the provider is cheaper. People go to health care providers because of the provider's reputation. You are showing extreme naivete about the industry.Hmm, isn't that indicative of there being no competition.
No, the problem is that the insurance company, left to their own devices... which to some extent they are, will do whatever they can do to deny paying in order to maximize their profit, without any concern for the subscriber's medical situation. And sorry... but you are absolutely wrong. It is the PROVIDER, the person who actually sees the patient who makes the assessment onto the medical necessity for treatment. The insurance company has no concern for the patient, just maximizing profit, so their opinion has no validity, to me.The problem is that the healthcare provider, left to his own devices, will do what maximizes his own income when, at times, some things he does may not be necessary from a medical POV. This is especially true in your specialty.