Demand For Medical Second Opinions On The Rise

Posted On : October 6, 2014,   Time : 10:23 pm

Second opinions are becoming increasingly in demand by employers as they seek to cut their medical costs.

The trade publication Business Insurance has reported that the cost of seeking a second opinion — usually less than $1,000 — easily pays for itself if it winds up countermanding a first opinion to undergo a specialty treatment or surgery. Misdiagnoses are found in about 20 percent of all medical cases that are referred for a second opinion, according to data that has been compiled on the subject. In some cases, such as for spinal fusion surgeries, the savings can be $150,000 or more.

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Read the Business Insurance article here.

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