NYTimes at it again

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  1. okayplayer

    okayplayer Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    http://mobile.nytimes.com//09/21/us/drive-by-doctoring-surprise-medical-bills.html?_r=0

    "The phenomenon can take many forms. In some instances, a patient may be lying on a gurney in the emergency room or in a hospital bed, unaware that all of the people in white coats or scrubs who turn up at the bedside will charge for their services. At times, a fully trained physician is called in when a resident or a nurse, who would not charge, would have sufficed."

    Oh those greedy f$@$ing doctors expecting to be paid for taking care of patients they were consulted on in the ER!

    And of course don't forget those times when a resident could just handle it himself and not run it by the greedy attending who is only there to pad the bill.

    Front page of the Sunday NY Times. It is nauseating how clear their divisive anti-physician agenda is. It comes through in every piece. Their agenda is to drive a wedge of distrust between physicians and their patients.
     
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    Extreme interpretation of this article: ZOMG those greedy doctors! I'm gonna go talk to the local naturopathist tomorrow!

    Moderate interpretation: The problem is with the state of billing, payments, and insurance more than doctors.
     
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    Instead of consultants we will have RNs who run around the hospital and do the same thing but don't charge
     
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    Why do they think a resident will not charge? Don't they know we write consults and indicate diagnoses to go along with our Plan? the ICD-10 code is the second most important thing for CMS, right after making sure a complete ROS is documented ;)
     

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