Oklahoma residents doing their homework prior to making a major consumer decision duly focus on comparative shopping.
Short answer to today’s above-posed blog headline query: maybe.
Aggrieved consumers in Oklahoma and nationally are hardly without resources when they turn for information concerning purposeful actions to take in the wake of insurance company denials. A simple online search query yields scores of websites addressing that issue in some fashion.
The concept is simple enough and eminently logical from an insurer’s perspective. It’s called “step therapy,” and it works as follows, illustrated through a representative scenario.
Military veterans in Oklahoma and nationally incur more emergency care-linked expenses than do other demographics. That is understandable, of course, given the nature of their service, past performance in combat areas and other factors.
We wouldn’t reasonably expect at Mansell, Engel & Cole that our readers across Oklahoma could comprehensively cite all the applicable responses relevant to the above-posed headline query in today’s blog post.
We spotlighted the instantly scary word “temblor” in a recent Mansell, Engel & Cole blog post. We noted in our August 23 entry that temblors -- those earthquake-defining ground shakes that are never forgotten once experienced – are “top tier events that always command attention and dominate the news.”
It’s just “one more layer of bureaucracy,” says a disgruntled doctor.
“Unfortunately, far too many patients today receive care that’s not evidence-based.”
Among perhaps a handful of candidates marking insurance-linked subject matter that drives doctors in Oklahoma and nationally to veritable distraction, so-called “prior authorization” likely tops the list.