The price of medical care depends, in part, on the negotiation between insurers and providers, says the report analyzing 2017 insurance rates. Insurers want to negotiate lower prices with providers, while providers want higher prices for the care they give. In some areas of the state with higher prices, there are fewer providers. This could give the providers who are there more leverage to negotiate prices with insurance companies. Amy Downs, vice president at CHI, noted a study that found Western Slope residents on average use more outpatient services, including more imaging and lab testing. While a more active population in the mountains is more susceptible to knee injuries, CHI data shows that imaging utilization is double the state average an order of magnitude that Downs said indicates something more than lifestyle factors. Payment reform could be the key to changing the paradigm that makes health insurance twice as expensive in rural areas, Downs said. This could take the form of lump-sum payments to health care providers based on the number of patients they see. Under such a system, provides would eat whatever costs they incur above that lump sum, which would hopefully cut down on unnecessary treatments. When you reward high prices and volume, you get high prices and volume, Downs said. Dont panic, says insurance broker Aspen insurance broker Michael Sailor said hes been busy fielding calls from clients whose PPO insurance plans are being dropped. He said he prefers selling the PPO plans because they allow patients to see doctors anywhere so, for example, a 20-something Aspen resident needing a knee surgery could get it done in their hometown and recover under the care of their parents.
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