October 07, 2004
Insurer won't pay for doctors' errors
A Minnesota health insurer says it won't pay the bill when doctors make serious mistakes — apparently the first time an insurer has taken such a hard-line stand against medical errors. HealthPartners, Minnesota's third-largest health insurer, said it is not trying to save money, but wants to send a message to get doctors to take medical mistakes seriously.
Posted by Tom Troceen