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  1. AngryHobbit

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    I ain't from dis here country, gov'nor.
     
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    You know it's not a good day when you and your system vendor's project manager begin to contemplate sacrificing a goat to get the system to run properly.
     
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    That actually sounds AMAZING. Not actually sacrificing anything, but the rest of it.
     
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    What, the part about a system running properly? That's just crazy talk!
     
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    It's been acting up since last week. We are hundreds of patient records short. Which means we can't code. Which means we can't bill. Which means we can't get anyone paid. I suggested a solution two days ago. The tech support team is refusing to follow it, even though they don't have any better ideas. Their manager and I told them to get their s****t together or the goat gets it.
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    Of course... it's all a matter of perspective. I thought I was having a bad day, until I overheard a conversation among the medical billers taking place six paces away from my office door:

    A biller sent a claim inquiry to the insurance company. It took 60 days for her to get an answer. It was the wrong answer. She just made another inquiry and asked why it took 60 days to get the answer the first time. They told her it will take 30 days to find out why it took 60 days.
     
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    Look at it this way . the guys you're billing are all having some kind of medical procedure done . some of them are surely dealong with some prerry serious stuff .
     
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    Actually, we are trying to bill their health insurance companies, whom I have no qualms about bleeding dry so our patients don't have to pay anything.
     
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    oh, I know you're billing insurance companies. I don't parse it out in quite that way. A 'for profit' medical system is just unconscionable, in my opinion . the whole thing drives me nuts .

    My point was, each of those billings represents a person who is dealing with something, and some of it is pretty heavy .
     
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    Yes. The hospital I work for is a non-profit at the moment. But we got bought. You know why? Because we dared to get into a fight against Blue Cross Blue Shield. For their predatory practices. We survived... this time. And yes... the cases I work are cardiology, cancer care, urology, orthopedics.... Pretty serious stuff.
     
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    We need single payer. We could fund it if we wanted to .
     
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    Yeah... that.... or universal. The hospital has charity care, but we have a big elderly and working poor population - you can imagine how that is buckling under the load. It's gut-wrenching... Meanwhile... we have to take care of business. My job is the patients - I can't let them get hit with those bills. So, the systems have to work. So... the goat has to die. :(
     
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    Mine.

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    Been a busy day...and I took the day off too
     
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    Single payer is the same thing as universal healthcare. They are Synonyms. We are on the same page. :). Single payer refers to a healthcare system similar to Canada or the UK, where the government pays for healthcare.
     
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    No thank you.

    I prefer to keep privatised healthcare.
     
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    That’s your prerogative. We can disagree on this.
     
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    I prefer to work in medicine for nearly 6 years, have "premium" insurance, have to wait a month to see an ENT specialist, then see a prisoner shackled at the hands and feet escorted to see the same specialist in front of me. I don't disagree with either one of you, just sharing some of the absurdity I've seen.
     
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    There is always that one guy......
     
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    Yeah, what's with the guy in blue on the left??
     
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