Thursday, July 26, 2007

Lost a patient today to the local hospital PT. Was it because the local hospital had more convenient hours? Better PT's? Closer to home? None of the above. UHC limits her visits to 20 a year with a $30 to come to our PT owned clinic; but the pt had no copay or limits going to the hospital PT.

Where is the equity in that? ACN is horrible enough, now preference is again being given to physicians. Show me the evidence that the hospitals are providing better care at comparable costs and I'll understand. My guess is UHC will be charged more over greater number of visits than coming to a PT owned clinic that emphasizes quality care and outcomes over the bottom line of the hospital.


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