Massachusetts Physicians Work Around Insurance Companies
Meanwhile, two Wisconsin insurers begin a partnership.
The Boston Globe:
How These Doctors Bypass Insurance Companies
Direct primary care is an offshoot of so-called concierge medicine, which has been growing steadily since the 1990s. But concierge doctors usually bill insurers, in addition to charging monthly fees. Typically, their patients pay at least $100 a month, and sometimes several hundred or even thousands of dollars monthly. (Dayal McCluskey, 4/20)
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Aurora And Anthem Join To Start A New Insurance Company
In another sign of the changes taking place in the health care market, Aurora Health Care is partnering with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Wisconsin to start an insurance company. (Boulton, 4/19)