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Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by sandj9397, Feb 11, 2001.

  1. sandj9397

    sandj9397 Member 10+ Year Member

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    Feb 8, 2001
    Hi guys,

    I am interested in applying to DO schools.I am a second year in podiatry. The school stinks and the future of the profession does not look too rosy. Besides I want the freedom and the oppurtunity to become a complete physician. I have done quite a bit of research into allopathic and osteopathic medicine. My grades are more competitve for DO school(3.45GPA and a 27 MCAT) One question: Do HMOs view Mds and Dos as equals payment wise? I know everything else is almost parallel.
     
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  3. MSafur

    MSafur Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yes, HMOs and other commercial insurance carriers as well as Medicare treat MDs and DOs the same way when it comes to reimbursement. I work in an office with MDs and DOs and they get the same amounts from Oxford, Aetna, Vytra, UNHC, etc....

    Reimbursement depends on two things.....ICD-9 diagnosis codes and CPT billing codes.
     
  4. Pathologist

    Pathologist Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Nov 29, 2000
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    Sorry, this doesn't answer your question. I have a question for you. Why don't you like podiatry school? Which school do you attend? Thanks [​IMG]

     
  5. sandj9397

    sandj9397 Member 10+ Year Member

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    NYCPM, the facilities, curriculum and the enviroment combine to create a pathetic educational expierience. For the same reasons students across the nation do not. 33% decline in applicants across the nation. The schools do not even have enough APPLICANTS to fill seats in the schools.

     

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