Additional Benefits - The A & P Plan
In the article "Physician's Color Diagnoses" it statesthat nearly 9 out of 10 doctors have altered patients' diagnoses to ensure that patientsreceive the appropriate care. In short, physicians sometimes exaggerate conditionsand diagnoses so that patients can receive proper treatment (including medications, tests,hospital stays and supplies) and not have it compromised by insurance companies. While the physicians' intentions are good, there are often negative results from their efforts.
The major problem that patients face is that the exaggerated condition could causefuture loss of coverage or increased premiums of health or life insurance. After all,insurance companies look at your medical history before insuring you. These problems cannow be resolved by signing up for the A&P Plan and allowing an advocate to work on your, or a loved one's, behalf.