MD Reviews - Both Sides of The Story by hkksew3563rd

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									If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you are probably aware that MD reviews
are the subject of quite a bit of controversy. Both insurance companies and
independent online sites have begun aggregating MD reviews for the benefits of their
customers, and not all doctors are happy with the way things are going. With
insurance companies, doctors feel they are being rated according to irrelevant criteria
and unfair practices. With online sites, physicians groups worry about those who go
on the sites with an axe to grind, or the competition paying people to post up fake
ratings. They are systems intended to support the patient, but do they do what they are
supposed to?
  Starting only a couple of years ago, but quickly gaining traction, is a system of
rankings and MD reviews being used by many of the major insurance companies
across the country. These companies use a complex system to determine which
doctors provide the highest quality service while keeping costs at a reasonable level.
Of course, it’s not difficult to see how an insurance company may not have the best
interests of the patient in mind. Stories abound of insurance companies making
decisions based solely on the bottom line—money—and this isn’t usually how people
like to make their healthcare choices. Still, when the companies give incentives to
customers for choosing highly ranked doctors, it becomes a system that’s hard to fight
against.
  In a similar vein, several websites have begun popping up offering rankings and
opinions straight from patients and customers. Since these will be from the point of
view you’re most interested in, many potential patients find them rather more helpful
than some insurance company’s algorithm of physician rankings. At the same time,
these sites are not without their controversy, either. Many physicians have spoken out
against them, warning that patients with ulterior motives could easily post up opinions
that could sway others in the wrong direction.
  All that being said, there’s no doubt that patients have more choices and better
information these days than at any time in the past. Some of the information may not
be that great, but it is up to the consumer to determine what weight to give any single
review process. At the very least, the average person has a lot more to go on than they
did even a few years ago. With some tweaking to both the online and insurance
company system, we may soon see a plethora of md reviews that can help everyone.
  MD reviews can help you and your family a great deal. To find good information
upon       which         to      make     healthcare     decisions      please      see:
http://www.doctorreviewsonline.com/

								
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