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Insurance companies that reduce claims

HearWHAC HearWHAC at netins.net
Wed Aug 28 00:17:47 EST 1996

I originally wrote:
>>The following letter was recently given to me. We are using it, although 
>>with discretion. It does make an interesting point.

boismier at umich.edu replied...
>Very interesting! I'd be a little more diplomatic myself, given that any 
>insurance company is gonna be able to out-lawyer me big time...

Actually their lawyers will never see the letter. The persons who reduce 
claims arbitrarily are the "clerks" hired to reduce claims as much as the 
traffic will bear. They wouldn't dare show this letter to their company 
lawyers because they would quickly learn they are very wrong and we actually 
could sue them successfully for their libeling us!

Point to be made: If you enter into the third party payor relationship with 
fear and trepidation, they will walk all over you! OTOH, if you act more 
like a professional, they will pay what you rightly deserve! But you aren't 
acting very professional when you enter into the relationship with fear and 

Paul ;-)

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