Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Hey Doc, let me get back to ya on that . . .

“Attention BigMart shoppers! For the next 20 minutes we are running a special on Erythromycin in aisle six. In addition, the first 10 shoppers will receive a coupon for a free proctoscopic exam on your next visit.”

This might not be as far-fetched as you think. Some carriers are now allowing insured’s to dial up their meds and do a price check, while in the doctors office.

Think your doc isn’t spending enough time with you? Cigna has a better idea! Not only can you price check, but find out how much time a doc should be spending depending on the diagnosis and price charged.

Neat huh?

Personally, I don’t think so . . .

[David Williams over at the Health Business Blog has more on this, as well]
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