Anesthesia’s Best Payors for 2011

It can be difficult to determine which payor is the best payor because physicians often find benefits and drawbacks from each company. According to Medscape’s Insurer Ratings Report 2011, 54 percent of physicians say the level of payment is the most important factor in making a payor their best payor. Other important factors include that the company is easy to do business with (15 percent) and the frequency of denials (13 percent).

The survey was sent to 307,000 physicians in the United States and gathered 10,214 respondents.
Here are the top two “best” payors indicated by physicians in different specialties. Overall, 29 percent of physicians reported Blues Plans as their best payor with Aetna a distant second, at 10 percent. 

Anesthesiology voted for :

  1. Blues Plans: 21 percent  and
  2. United Healthcare: 12 percent

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