When I first started in this field I thought that providers were crazy not to Par. Patients don’t want to go to providers that don’t participate with their insurance carrier. It just seemed like if you wanted to make money, you needed to be in network.
Now things are a little different. Some insurance carriers actually pay MORE to out of network providers. That seems crazy to actually reward the out of network providers.
So now if providers ask me whether or not they should be in network with the insurance carriers, I tell them it depends on which one!
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