Study: Private Insurers’ Physician Reimbursement Rates Differ Significantly for Same Services
Private insurers have significantly different physician reimbursement rates for the same types of office visits and services, according to a new study published in Health Affairs. The researchers reported that they could not explain the price variations by age or gender, physician specialty, patients' insurance plan type or whether the physician was in a patient's network.
- "U.S. Physician Payments Vary Widely, Mysteriously: Study" (Raven, Reuters, 9/27).