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Chiropractor to go cash-only

By |April 6, 2009|News|

By Christian Livermore
Times Herald-Record
Posted: April 06, 2009 – 2:00 AM

TOWN OF WALLKILL — A local chiropractor fed up with the hassle and underpayment by insurance companies is switching to a cash-only practice.

Dr. Peter Holst said insurance companies are paying less of the cost of chiropractic visits, making patients pay more and drowning doctors in red tape.

Some require a preliminary exam to document the need for treatment, but won’t pay for it. Some deny payment for inexplicable reasons. One allows a $29 fee for a basic visit, but sets the patient’s co-pay at $40. Insurance company payment: Zero. (more…)