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New Aetna Pre-Authorization Policy to Help Save You Money | 1 Comments |
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New Aetna Pre-Authorization Policy to Help Save You Money Comment from dturkon on 05/21/2010
So, this new policy "will help encourage doctors to think about their patientsí expenses when choosing a facility."

Someone in my family severed a nerve last year. The local, "in network" specialist has a terrible reputation (Cornell will not send their injured athletes to this practice) and everyone we talked with (including our doctor and other doctors we know)said to go to Syracuse, out of network. We did and things have worked out, health wise.

We payed out of network to use the doctor in Syracuse. Should we and our doctor have been concerned with saving Aetna money? What message is Aetna sending to us here? Our choice of providers is very limited under their program. Contrary to what they say this is not about saving us money, it is one more way for them to earn more for their executives and shareholders at our expense. I miss our old provider..... Sigh.