Our Medical Costs Aren't High Enough ???

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CrohnieToo
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   Posted 11/7/2009 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Now we have "facility fees"! No wonder our local hospitals have been going whole hog building outpatient facilities and clinics all over town and the county even as the population count has been going down and down!!!!!

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2009/October/06/fees.aspx

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... Called "provider-based billing," it allows hospitals that own physician practices and outpatient clinics that meet certain federal requirements to bill separately for the facility as well as for physician services. Because hospitals that bill Medicare beneficiaries this way must do so for all other patients, facility fees affect patients of all ages. Doctors' offices owned by physicians and freestanding clinics are not permitted to charge them. ...


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Sniper
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   Posted 11/7/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Seems They can surgically remove your wallet no matter what part of you they are tending to. I may take a hospital gown next time ,because after they take all my money I wont have to wear a barrel.
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humboldtmom
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   Posted 11/7/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that's somthing new, our hospital did that a number of years ago and got in big trouble with Medicare, had to pay fines of $100,000, plus. Wonder if they'll try it again.

humboldtmom
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   Posted 11/7/2009 8:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, that's somthing new, our hospital did that a number of years ago and got in big trouble with Medicare, had to pay fines of $100,000, plus. Wonder if they'll try it again. Oops, I'm really bad with numbers, it was one million, plus.
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