Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Insurers won't pay for medical errors

"Imagine remodeling your kitchen and paying the contractor extra to fix your garage door because he backed his truck into it." This article on perverse incentives from the father of managed care, Alain Enthoven:
WellPoint, Cigna, and a number of other major health insurance companies announced last month that they will no longer bear the extra costs of caring for patients harmed by any of nearly a dozen types of preventable medical errors. In other words, the doctors and hospitals that harm these patients will have to foot the bill themselves.

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