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Physical Therapists Opposed to OrthoNet Business Practices

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Dear Physical Therapists and Patients-

Who should make the medical decisions regarding patients' orthopaedic and musculoskeletal needs.....physicians and physical therapists or insurance company 'middlemen', like OrthoNet?

Do patients deserve the benefits promised to them by their health plan or do they deserve arbitrary and capricious rationing of their care by an untrained individual sitting at a computer terminal, who has not examined the patient?

Are you opposed to schemes where payers can legally maximize the profits allowed by the state of CA by shifting some of their expenses to the provider side and using middlemen utilization review to ration care?

Are you aware that Anthem Blue Cross has taken in near record profits during the last few years and just agreed to refund $8.3 million to about 50,000 California policyholders to settle a class-action lawsuit over mid-year increases to its annual deductibles, out-of-pocket limits and prescription drug deductibles?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above, please sign this petition opposing the OrthoNet-Anthem relationship. Time is of the essence because the CA Department of Managed Healthcare's approval or denial of the Anthem-OrthoNet scheme is imminent.

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