MIAMI — A doctor is calling it the biggest mistake doctors have ever made.
Dr. Michael Sos, director of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said Tuesday that patients are losing their health insurance plans because they don’t have the right credentials.
Dr Sos said more than half of the 1.1 million enrollees who lost coverage were not properly credentialed to be in a health plan.
He said he’s trying to work with the U-M Health System to improve the process for doctors who want to get their own appointment to be able to do that.
He said he and the U of M Health System are considering providing more training to doctors in how to get an appointment, or even providing a phone call to the patient’s doctor.
“I think it’s important that we have the proper credentialing,” Dr Sos told reporters Tuesday at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Mass.
“But I don’t think the issue is credentialing.
I think the issues are the way we are doing it and how we do it.”
Dr Souss said his office has seen a dramatic increase in doctors seeking care because of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.
The law requires most Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine.
He called it a “big deal” for U-Mass that it was one of the first to see such an increase.
He was also speaking to reporters at the University of Washington Medical Center, where his office is located.
He was one the first doctors to begin treating the uninsured.
Dr Aylin S. Khan, a physician and a member of the Medical Association of Georgia, said her medical insurance is going up, and her insurance company has been making an effort to offer her coverage on a sliding scale.
She said she is having to choose between paying her bills and getting her care, and she is struggling to find a doctor who is willing to work on her case.
“That’s a big concern for me because I don- I mean, I have my license and I have insurance,” she said.
Dr Khan said she has been getting calls from people with a “medical emergency.”
She said her insurance is up and that her insurance policy is covering everything.
She is concerned about losing her job because she doesn’t have insurance.
But Dr Khan said that while she is worried about losing everything, she doesn- she has a job.
“It’s the best thing for me.
It’s the way I’ve been able to get by, and I can live in my own house and I know my children can be a part of my future,” she told reporters.
Dr D’Arcy Tait, a pediatric neurologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said he has seen many patients who are getting in an ambulance to be treated for a seizure.
He has had to stop his practice, he said, because his insurance does not cover emergency care.
“What you are seeing is a huge problem for the future of this country,” Dr Tait said.
He and Dr Sous are working with doctors in other states to increase the number of providers who can perform routine brain surgery.
The U.K. government says it plans to provide more training and funding for doctors, but has been slow to follow through.
The new policy requires doctors who seek to be considered for appointments to get a doctor’s certification.
If a doctor is not credentialed, the doctor can’t take a patient.
Dr Eben Molnar, the Umeda Center for Health Policy and Management director, said that the training needs to be done by people who actually do the work, not people who say, ‘Hey, I’m going to take a few patients in and see if they need brain surgery.’
Dr Molnars plan is to provide training on how to take care of an emergency in a hospital setting, how to provide care at home, how not to make a mistake and how to do all of those things properly.
He’s also working with insurance companies to offer them better reimbursement options for the time they spend treating the patient.