Need a new doctor? — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks for all of these great physician review tools! Do you predict the need to change physicians will be an ongoing issue for people enrolled through the exchange?

    • Hi Katy! Yes, I do think the insurance companies will negotiate new contracts with health providers every year, especially in urban areas where there are several hospitals or health care systems. At some low price point, hospitals and doctors just won’t play anymore. Also, I think more primary care doctors will look to direct-pay practice models (that is, not accept any insurance) and leave the insurance networks altogether. At least, that’s what a lot of my doctor friends are saying they want to do. FN