Soon you may receive an offer you ought to refuse. Prime Health Services, from Kentucky, is offering you free PI cases.
Beginning February 1, Prime Health a.k.a. Pacific Crest Health Care Independent Physicians Assn., Inc., will offer services for PI claimants.
Prime Health Services will send you patients from a “preferred provider network.” You will get guaranteed payment in 45 days. You will get 20 pre-approved visits.
What a great deal! -- But there is more:
- Initial eval is $50,
- Treatment is $40, and
- X rays are $25 per view.
Agreeing to this fee schedule is probably discoverable in other PI cases and your clinic would have to answer the question: why did you charge these patients this low but other patient you charge more for the same services?
Right now, Prime doesn’t look too positive.