Doctors slam private health insurers for blindsiding patients

Doctors are having to cancel booked procedures at the last minute because patients have no idea what their health funds cover, the AMA says.

The doctors union issued a stinging attack on the private health insurance industry on Monday in its submission to the Federal Government’s Private Health Insurance Consultations 2015-16.

It claims patients are finding out, often too late, that their private health insurance does not cover them for many common procedures, leaving doctors no option but to