Cost-cutting scandal as Anthem says anesthesiologists are 'unnecessary' for some operations

Health insurer Anthem has decided that anesthesiologists are no longer 'medically necessary' to eye cataract surgeries, according to the new clinical guidelines.
Instead, it suggests that eye surgeons should somehow simultaneously monitor their patients' anesthesia and vital signs while operating on open eyes - which they view through a microscope. 
Ophthalmologists are not trained to monitor and administer deep anesthesia in the performing a delicate operation that requires both hands and their full attention.
Experts warn that Anthem's guidance could begin a slippery slope, raising... read more

 
21 February 2018 in Health, Views: 49
Source: Daily Mail
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