Choice Medical Centers Said It's Sick of Having to Sue Its Insurance Carrier State Farm So Many Times For Millions It Owes and Would Rather Spend Time Treating Patients Than Insurance
BOCA RATON, Fla., May 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Medical Centers (CMC) says the two things it wants most from State Farm are 1) stop the second-guessing about what's best for our patients from their "fly-overs at 50,000 feet," and 2) pay the more than $2.5 million it owes one of South Florida's most highly regarded, fully accredited medical centers that's sick of chasing State Farm for money.
"The Irony is State Farm says it is looking down at our centers and the thousands of patients we treat individually, yet it can't find a single incident where we assigned the wrong treatment or test or MRI for an accident victim.
"Yet they claim that 'looking down from 50,000 feet' they can make out a pattern they call 'statistical improbability' of the treatment our patients receive. In reality, this is just State Farm's excuse to avoid paying the more than $2.5 million they owe us," said Robert Trilling, in-house counsel for CMC.
"State Farm should take a high altitude reconnaissance flight over its own business and find out why there are over 10,000 law suits filed against them in Palm Beach and Broward counties alone. Before they start throwing stones, they should take a good look at their own glass house.
Trilling went on to say, "State Farm's high-altitude argument is based only on probability theory, and is not supported by the individualized care that each of CMC's patients receive for their injuries. State Farm's theory is not going to make any of our patients heal faster or feel better. We treat patients, not insurance."
"Of course you're going to find that with people hurt in car accidents or falls there's going to be similar procedures and maybe there is a pattern, but does that mean someone with a suspected spine injury shouldn't receive an MRI of his or her spine because others have had MRI's in similar circumstances and it's going to look patternistic?" Said Dr. Alan Dautch, D.C., a physician with CMC.
"No, the statistical probability is that the MRI is precisely what's needed to properly diagnose and treat such patients and insurance companies are going to have to be a little more obliging if we're going to do our jobs and heal people."
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