Long story short, I am looking for a pcp for my boss that is in his network with his insurance company. There are 154 doctors within ten miles of him all of which have a contract to accept his insurance.
Every doctor out of the 154 doctors have said they will not accept his insurance plan because it is part of the marketplace ObamaCare. Some have deny an appointment for him all together, others have said there will be a fee of 200 plus dollars at the time of the appointment and he will be considered a patient with no health insurance. They also refuse to submit any bills to the insurance company.
The insurance provider states they will cover the doctor bills as if they are in network although the doctor’s are stating they will not accept the insurance plan, however I will need to submit all the claims.
The doctors are “cherry picking” who their patients are because they do not want to have to charge less for their services and do extra paperwork such as referrals for their patients. The bottom line is these doctors are more concerned with their pocketbooks then caring for patients!
Are these type of discriminatory practices legal? Do doctor’s have the right to deny medical care solely on insurance information? Do doctor’s have the right to deny filing an insurance claim to his insurance company? What is the consumer supposed to do regarding this issue? It appears to be a huge loophole in the system.