Dr. Feelgood

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  1. spondy14

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    Nope, just a Pediatron in over his head.

    I think there is a guy like that in Marietta Georgia.

    Just too scary.
     
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    "...writing huge volumes of prescriptions so he can attract even more patients and rake in Medicaid reimbursements."

    Because we all know how well Medicaid pays...

    I had my rake out last week so I could handle the $34 Medicaid sent me to cover April's billings.
     
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    If you see patients every 2 minutes you can make a lot doing Medicaid.

    I doubt he only sees Medicaid. There is a cash-pay element that goes along with this type of practice that is extremely profitable. Also, there can be kickbacks - either in cash or drugs - that can make the doctor very happy.

    Throw in some TPIs at each visit and bill them as paravertebral nerve or joint injections and it gets very profitable indeed - even at Medicaid rates.
     
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