Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Opting out

There was a called board meeting of the medical staff of one of our big medical centers last night. The hospital is concerned about how many of the docs are opting out of Medicare and how it will affect the center. They knew most of the internists and FPs in the area were opting out but then the hammer hit. So were all the hospitalists! This basically meant that when you go the hospital you are responsible for payment and then you have to figure out how to get reimbursed from Medicare. Then the head of the Emergency Department Physicians group announced the same thing.

Over the course of the meeting it became clear, that the same thing was happening to the other medical centers in our area. I guess Obama was right that this healthcare bill was going to be great for the economic growth, In the collections industry.

1 comment:

SeaSpray said...

I feel sorry for everyone hurt by this mdcr cut. Pts of course will suffer most.

I don't see how they can afford to get care.

I don't blame the physicians at all ..but boy is it screwed up.