Minimally invasive surgery: a payer's point of view.

  title={Minimally invasive surgery: a payer's point of view.},
  author={Elizabeth Y. Brown},
  journal={Physician executive},
  volume={19 3},
For insurers, the decision to provide coverage for a new technology sets in motion a series of events that can cause real dilemmas. Ordinarily, a new technology, once covered as a benefit, expands in utilization, sometimes dramatically. The trick for the insurer is too determine how much of this new utilization is appropriate and how much is not. Failure to… CONTINUE READING