Physician’s Weekly Editor-in-Chief, Linda Girgis, MD, recently co-hosted another installment of the #PWChat series, on how health insurance companies are harming patients, based on her recent blog post on the topic. Topics discussed included: whether or not insurance companies seem to be concerned with helping patients obtain the best care; actions taken or policies made by health insurance companies that are potentially harmful to patients; whether prior authorizations are good or bad, and much more!

Be sure to check back for the date/time for Part II of this #PWChat.

Below are the highlights from the chat. You can read the full transcript here, by scrolling down to the corresponding responses.

Click here for a look at our #PWChat schedule and recaps.

 

 

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