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Medicare has a higher Claim Rejection Rate then private insurance.

Beverly Gossage, Research Fellow for Show-Me Institute and founder of HSA Benefits Consulting wondered which insurance companies rejected the most claims. She found her answer in the AMA’s own 2008 National Health Insurer Report Card.

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/368/reportcard.pdf (big pdf file!)

The chart below appears on page 5 of the 16-page report.



Of the eight insurers listed, Medicare is most likely to reject a claim, sending away 6.85% of requests. This is more than any private insurer and double that of the private insurers’ average.

http://biggovernment.com/2009/10/05/ama-endorses-largest-denier-of-health-care-claims/
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