In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Dr. Jesse Pines poses for a portrait at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills
In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Dr. Jesse Pines poses for a portrait at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills CLASS) Center in Washington. Pines teaches emergency medicine at the school and also does a rotation in the hospital's emergency room. A push by the insurer Anthem to limit ER visits to true emergencies worries doctors and patients who question whether they will make the right call or get stuck with a bill. “I think it’s completely unfair to patients,” said Pines. “It runs the risk of really hurting some people.”
In this Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Dr. Jesse Pines poses for a portrait at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills CLASS) Center in Washington. Pines teaches emergency medicine at the school and also does a rotation in the hospital's emergency room. A push by the insurer Anthem to limit ER visits to true emergencies worries doctors and patients who question whether they will make the right call or get stuck with a bill. “I think it’s completely unfair to patients,” said Pines. “It runs the risk of really hurting some people.”

Is it an emergency? Insurer makes patients question ER visit

November 09, 2017 08:13 AM

UPDATED November 09, 2017 08:14 AM

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