Tracking Trends In Provider Reimbursements And Patient Obligations
Author: Katherine Hempstead, Iyue Sung, Joshua Gray, Stewart Richardson
Primary payments—those made by insurance carriers—to office-based physicians rose moderately between 2013 and 2014. Payments declined for orthopedics and surgery while increasing for primary care and obstetrics-gynecology. Patients’ payment obligations rose for all specialties, and deductibles were the largest category of increased patient spending.