Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207 #00075

Submission Number:
00075
Commenter:
Peter Brainard
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207
I'm employed as a CRNA and very concerned about the practice of the insurance companies, specifically Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Arizona, refusing to pay the same rate for the same service. Anesthesia is billed at a lower rate when a CRNA performs the anesthesia compared to an anesthesiologist. The service is the same regardless of provider so I'm concerned why there is a reimbursement discrepancy. I would like to understand this better so please don't hesitate to contact me. Respectfully, Peter Brainard