PMI medical cost vs care


Dissatisfaction over certain private medical insurers' financial arrangements with consultants has spilled into the political arena. Edward Murray examines what lies behind the headlines

Worried about erosion of choice, diminished quality of treatment and the poosibility of discriminatory benefits being offered to individuals, Lord Walton of Detchant has raised the issue of consultant fixed fee schedules in the House of Lords. The peer asked, ‘Her Majesty’s Government’ whether the imposition of fixed fee schedules and restricted hospital and consultant networks for the provision of services to private medical insurance subscribers, as now practised by the two principal insurers in this field, is in the public interest.” Lord Walton further outlined his fears over the ...

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