Surgeon Cuts Out Third-Party Payers
Based on the success of the practice’s focus on hernia and gallbladder surgery, Petersen has expanded his practice by recruiting other qualified surgeons to treat patients in need of eye, hand/arm, and spine surgery as well as those with gynecological problems in need of hysterectomies and surgeries to treat uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, and endometriosis.
Since Petersen began offering No Insurance Surgery in 2006, he has treated patients from every state, plus Canada and 13 other countries. The practice has more than 25,000 patients needing care in its database, and its website has logged more than 1 million visits.
“I have zero regrets about shifting away from insurance because my relationship is much better with my patients,” Petersen says.
This piece is adapted from Managed Care Contracting & Reimbursement Advisor, August 2011.
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