A 2010 MedChi survey of Maryland doctors explored the impact of health insurance protocols on the ability of Maryland physicians to provide effective care. The survey revealed near universal dissatisfaction with health insurer requirements and the ways in which the requirements dictate how doctors treat patients. Insurance practices such as requiring pre-approval for medical procedures and prescription medications, step therapy, and therapeutic substitution deny patients access to care and are tantamount to practicing medicine without a license.
MedChi established Insurance Watch to help Maryland physicians register complaints to the Maryland Insurance Commissioner that jeopardize patient health and interfere with care.
For more information about Insurance Watch, or to file a complaint, please click here.