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Old 04-13-2018, 06:03 PM
Location: Georgia, USA
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Originally Posted by newtovenice View Post
Not a lie. Not believing something doesn't make it untrue. Keep your head in the sand.

Understand how insurance cut costs for themselves.

Or perhaps you'd like to tell my friend to HER FACE that her job doesn't exist? How does she get those imaginary deposits in her bank acct every 2 weeks to support herself and her 2 sons?

Why would a doctor need incentive to do his job? They can make tens of thousands more every year by following the incentive plans. You've obviously done zero research WHICH IS WHY YOU KEEP YELLING.

Why does he need to get paid extra to make sure a percent of his patient population has been given tests and screenings and vaccines?

There WILL be people for whom they are NOT appropriate. At all. And whom should not be screened, tested or vaccinated> but you think it's OK for the doctor to do that because he is getting a bonus?

That's what's sick. Inappropriate care because of $$$ to the doc from the insurer. care DRIVEN by insurer NOT by the doctor.

It's amazing how people refuse to see things for what they are. This is the INSURANCE COMPANY telling the doctor what care to provide.

Not the doctor.

Go do your own research for frek's sake. Or are you too afraid of what you will find? That you are 100% wrong? Yep, pretty much. People would rather believe they are right than be correct.
Maybe you should just head to your insurer's office for care. Because the doctor is irrelevant.
There is no way insurance companies are going to be paying a salary for someone to hand deliver checks, whether for regular coverage for fees or for an incentive payment. The company can mail a payment or, as often is done, direct deposit to the practice's office account and save mailing costs. I do not know what your friend's job is, but either she has misrepresented it to you or you have misinterpreted it.

Your obsession with incentives paid to physicians links to the hullabaloo generated by the anti-vax community when it found out about vaccine incentives.

What you have not stated in your posts on incentives is that not all insurance companies offer them. Your posts make it sound like they are common; they are not. In other threads you have brought up BCBS of Michigan and its vaccine incentive plan. Doctors who choose to participate n that program are not making tens of thousands of dollars, and those who participate are cheerfully accepting payment for what they were going to do anyway. Since it is vaccine incentives that got you so upset it is not inappropriate care; vaccines are totally appropriate. There are exclusions for children who cannot be vaccinated, such as those with immune system problems. Therefore, no one is vaccinating children who should not be just to get an incentive payment.


More on the BCBS of MI program. Note that the physicians who participate chip in 5% of their reimbursement from the insurance company to the pool of money used for incentives:


Screenings and testing are done based on indications. They also are not done on people who do not need them just to get an incentive.

Insurance companies are paying incentives because it keeps people healthier. By the way, some also pay incentives to patients.

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