Skip to comments.Hospital Video Mocks Patient Care Under Health Reform
Posted on 01/30/2013 8:00:25 AM PST by Mr. K
A video leaked to FOX Business mocks how health reform can make more money for doctors and hospitals by preventing patients from being readmitted to hospitals.
The video, made by Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, N.J., a member of the Atlantic Health System, is meant to recruit doctors and medical staffers to join health reforms new Accountable Care Organizations, (ACOs), key to cost savings in the health-reform law.
The video shows doctors barring the doors of the hospital to stop patients from being readmitted for more care, dollar bills exchanging hands between doctors and staffers, as well as workers getting free stuff like laptops.
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Wow was that hokie!
Are families prepared to care for sick, elderly family members who have used their allotment of hospital stays and will not be readmitted unless the patient can pay for it themselves?
According to new rules under Obama Care, patients readmitted within 30 days for the same problem, will cause the hospital or care facility to be fined a minimum of $125,000. No wonder they are barring readmittance.
The vast majority of us doctors have tried to warn people about this.
Are you happy now, Tom Daschle?
I’ll second that.
Hospitals = Ovens
Clinics = Gas Chambers
It's a Brave New World under Obama Care!
So... get them out of those beds ASAP, but don’t dare do it a moment too soon?
My wife was seen at the Mayo Clinic this week and I marveled at all the foreign patients especially from Arab countries that were there for treatment. I couldn’t help but think that under Obamacare US citizens will be standing in long lines to see a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner for 10 minutes and be routinely denied specialized care while foreigners and the liberal elites will still be getting VIP treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
“Are families prepared to care for sick, elderly family members who have used their allotment of hospital stays and will not be readmitted unless the patient can pay for it themselves?”
No,no,no. CMS (as HHS a few years back) makes it ILLEGAL for a MediCare recipient to EVER pay for care outside of his or her deductibles and copay. Put simply , if the hospital accepts( can’t think of one that doesn’t) MediCare and you are a Medicare enrollee, the hospital, it’s administration and each and every doctor that treats that patient is committing a felony if you attempt to circumvent CMS rules by paying for your own care.
Patient’s can pay for their care but hospitals and doctors that accept MediCare can not accept OR treat that patient without running afoul of Draconian CMS rules. The rules are pretty slick, they have got you coming and going.
I’m sure this will result in an elaborate patient shuffling scheme among hospitals.
“You take our patients who need re-admitted, we’ll take yours, and will all continue to bill at full retail”.
Don’t kid yourself into thinking the designers of Obamacare didn’t want this. In fact, they do want this. They want to move health care providers *away* from providing “the best care”, to “the most economical care”.
They want doctors to get used to being bribed to give less care. The end result you see in the NHS in Britain, and it is pretty horrible. Doctors being paid to kill, not heal.
“Why treat granny and make $10, when you can not treat her and make $20, or best yet, kill her and make $50?”
“It’s all about the money.”
It’s not new just the vidio makes it news see detail below
ACOs or a consumers guide to dirt farming for seniors
New Yorks 3.4 million elderly may not have to worry much longer about the solvency of Social Security. The Department of Health and Human Services is taking a page from the Department of Agriculture and rewarding Doctors and Hospitals for not providing services. This program called the Accountable Care Program is per the HHS press release Better coordinated care is good for patients and it saves money, Who could argue with that?
But what exactly is the Accountable Care Program and how does it work? How can it save money and provide better care? Hidden in the Affordable Care Act that no one read is the formation of ACOs or Accountable Care Organizations. It is somewhere before the mandatory end of life counseling and after the 250 billion in Medicare cuts. These ACOs are a collection of doctors and hospitals that share information about patients and how much each one costs the system. The sharing of information is ostensibly to reduce duplication of services, ergo reduce costs.
The actual reason for sharing information rather than just forwarding charts and doctor notes is tracking costs. Each patient enrolled in Medicare can be expected to cost the system so much per year in medical expenses. The ACO risks nothing since Medicare will continue to pay for each procedure according to its current rates. If the ACO spends more it gets paid, if it spends less it gets a bonus and keeps 80% of the money saved. As an added bonus qualified ACOs can cash in before Election Day with a check for anticipated services not rendered.
So outside of academic circles or in the real world this is how it would work. Patient A has heart problems and takes medication. As a result of this medication he must get four blood tests a year to monitor the effect of the drugs. For each test the Doctor will receive $100.00, or $400 a year. If the doctor can cut it to three he will receive $380.00. First glance would say he is getting twenty less but remember, he is getting eighty for not seeing Patient A the fourth time.
How can the HHS pay doctors for not seeing patients? Well dont call it a mandate or a tax, just call it a demonstration project. Obama authorized 8.3 million for these demonstrations. Previous tests of the same type showed no savings on hospital visits but found it easy to cut doctor visits.
What about all these doctors and hospitals sharing payment information? Isnt that against anti-trust, anti kickback regulations? Have no fear Eric Holder between making sure illegals have assault rifles and special rights gave it his stamp of approval. How about my local representatives they would never allow this outrage to occur. Think again, on March 3rd of 2011 the NYS legislators passed the Accountable Care Organization Program in anticipation of these ACOs. This effectively waived the anti-trust and kickback laws on the books in New York.
We can now clearly see how our leaders are looking out for our greatest resource in New York, our seniors. So much so, there is currently 27 ACOs approved in New York State. Is your healthcare provider one of them? But dont you worry; the politicians will keep you memory alive for years to come or at least your vote long after you have left this world.
The idiots who wrote the ‘no re-admit within 30 days’ rule were probably thinking about the welfare morons who call the ambulance for a free ride to the hospital every week to visit their kids who live a block from the hospital.
The problem is that actual health problems WILL probably require re-admit within 30 days if there is a complication, the the welfare cheats will come up with a new desease every week
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