What if doctors went on a cash-only basis where the patients have to pay the full bill at the time of service? Would that solve the problem? Or would insurers still have difficulties upholding their obligations, even to those who purchase their products?
I hear that this revolutionary cash scheme in healthcare is starting to take hold in dentistry already. It is said that when stakeholders are eliminated from the cost of delivering dental care, it eliminates almost all paperwork and the dentists’ accounts receivables drop to nothing. For patients, the savings in labor mean lower prices, and fewer children go to bed with toothaches.
D. Kellus Pruitt, D.D.S.
Fort Worth, Texas
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