Archive for November 1st, 2017

The Deception Behind Those In-Network Health ‘Discounts’

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

UnitedHealthcare  boasts that its PPO—a network of more than 780,000 professionals—cuts the cost of typical doctor visits by 52%, while saving 69% on MRIs. Pull back the curtain, and you’ll see these discounts are an accounting trick. To allow PPOs to advertise big discounts, providers simply inflate their billed charges on a whole range of services and treatments.

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