Sunday, May 19, 2013

Insurance Company Provides for Preventative Medicine: Could this Benefit or Harm Patients?

My opinion:  While I think that preventative medicine is always a great direction to go in, I'm not so sure what this means for patients if insurance companies are involved.  As many probably know, Angelina Jolie recently had her breasts removed to avoid breast cancer.  While she may have been able to afford the treatment, other people may not, even with insurance.  Thus, a question that must be asked is: what and how much may these insurance policies cover?  I also wonder that, if a person does not get procedure to prevent an illness, and this person later develops it, will insurance companies penalize him or her?  Is it possible to make the illness like a pre-existing condition?  Ultimately, I believe that early examinations and treatments crucial, but I don't know if the insurance companies are manipulating the situation.  Feel free to comment.

 

Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company Announces Formation of Risk Management Department


Tue, 14 May 2013, 16:22:57 EDT
Edited by Christopher L Simmons LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arkansas Mutual Insurance Company (AMIC), the state's fastest growing medical liability insurance company, announced that they are adding a Risk Management Department to support and develop preventative medical practices for their policyholder/owners that will result in effectively minimizing adverse events, reduction in claims and improvement in patient healthcare. With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, bringing professional resources to help physicians and groups navigate the new landscape is extremely important.

From: http://www.send2press.com/newswire/Arkansas-Mutual-Insurance-Company-Announces-Formation-of-Risk-Management-Department_2013-05-0514-006.shtml

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