Alva Review-Courier -

Hurry up and wait: Docs say insurers increasingly interfere

 


After Kim Lauerman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, doctors wanted to give her a drug that helps prevent infections and fever during chemotherapy. Her insurer said no.

Anthem Blue Cross told Lauerman the drug wasn't necessary. She eventually got it after an infection landed her in the hospital, but that led to another problem: She ended up missing several chemo sessions.

"The insurance has been great until I got to a point that I really needed something for survival," Lauerman said.

Doctors say they worry about the growing influence insurers have over patient care. Some are finding that t...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019