Docs often shortchanged by insurers

Although large insurers talk a good game on transparency, many routinely shortchange physicians in their financial dealings with them, argues AthenaHealth CEO Jonathon Bush. Bush's company, which got major play last week in BusinessWeek, is featured in today's Boston Globe. AthenaHealth provides web-based systems that help physicians survive the billing cycle by tracking claims and reducing potential errors that might result in a claim being rejected. The company has contracts with about 6,000 doctors nationwide and booked sales of $35 million in 2005.

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