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I have practiced emergency medicine for more than 30 years and have personal experience trying to negotiate fair contracts with almost every major insurance provider. Knowing that emergency departments are mandated to treat every patient regardless of ability to pay, insurance providers have consistently refused to offer fair compensation, often giving us “take it or leave it” offers, frequently lower than Medicaid and Medicare rates.  Our...
The real problem is that insurers completely control and determine the rates paid to physicians. Most of these rates are based on a percentage of the Medicare fee schedule, which barely covers the cost of practice. As the networks have been narrowed, physician rates have been pushed lower, so the only way to survive is to be out of network. Add to this the artificially low rates paid by Medi-Cal and other government programs forcing physicians...