Nationalized Insurance Payment for Anesthesiology

Smith29

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Apparently the new national Health Care plan proposed pays Anesthesiologist at similar rates to medicare, which is about 30% the rate of private insurances. Medicare pays most specialties 60-70% the rate of private insurances. If it passes, it sounds like anesthesiologist will have a huge drop in reimbursement. Any one else know anything about this?
 

Gimlet

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Apparently the new national Health Care plan proposed pays Anesthesiologist at similar rates to medicare, which is about 30% the rate of private insurances. Medicare pays most specialties 60-70% the rate of private insurances. If it passes, it sounds like anesthesiologist will have a huge drop in reimbursement. Any one else know anything about this?

It's been all over this forum for weeks now...check out the other threads on the topic. And call your congressperson!
 

jwk

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Anesthesia reimbursement rates have been unacceptably low compared to the surgical specialties for YEARS - this is not a new problem. It has been the key point to hammer home at the ASA Legislative Conference for several years running.
 
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