Re: rapid heartbeat

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Complex592, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. Complex592

    Complex592 Guest

    I see what you are saying Bob but my I am afraid you were sent to company that
    was less than typical. Many people have episodes rarely and require the full 30
    days. Like you fortunatally you didn't. The length of monitoring is set by the
    MD RX. The Dr. may order the test for less than 30 days and I have seen this
    done often. Medicare reimbursement is in 30 day increments and must me 30 days.
    Never have I heard it referred to as leasing. TENS machines you lease. Events
    are a service. This requires more than the equipment on the part of the
    patient. It requires a certified cardiolody tech to receive it ( medicare
    requires it) It requires a sophisticated computer software system. I requires
    inventory depts, billing deptartment, collection deptartments, QA department,
    and 24-7 service. Listen I am not in defense in the rising costs of services.
    In 1980 holters were being billed to doctors and doctors were billing patients
    for the test and interpretation . That cost was $60.00 for superimposition
    scanning. . Today with all the bartering the same
    test in hospitals and services is being billed out for $900-1300. Incredible.
    But that is in all of health care right now. The funny thing is with all this
    nonsense nobody is getting rich. Mangaged care POO. The patient suffers, the
    pysician suffers and the advance of modern health care is slowed down. Did
    anybody ever calculate the cost of HMO after 10 years to the patient. Having
    been forced to take off work for multiple visits every time they have a
    problem that they need a referal . Those that work M-F have to take off for
    every visit. Is that not cost? They are bieing forced in many cases to use
    less costly drugs but how often is the never drug more efficient? With
    malpractice what it is today nobody wants to treat or diagnose anything out of
    the relm of everyday mild situations. They get refered out to specialist. The
    primary care physicians in many cases are like directors collectors. They
    direct you elsewhere after basic testing and collect all the info that comes
    back. Yes even that is a big job. I wouldnt put it down. But how is this
    cutting costs.

    Hope that I you need a monitor again you tell your doctor to find a large
    reputable company. They really small ones are they bits. Talk to you soon I
    am sure. Have a great weekend.
     
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  2. Bob Cardone

    Bob Cardone Guest

    [email protected] (Complex592) wrote:

    >I see what you are saying Bob but my I am afraid you were sent to company that
    >was less than typical. Many people have episodes rarely and require the full 30
    >days. Like you fortunatally you didn't. The length of monitoring is set by the
    >MD RX. The Dr. may order the test for less than 30 days and I have seen this
    >done often. Medicare reimbursement is in 30 day increments and must me 30 days.
    >Never have I heard it referred to as leasing. TENS machines you lease. Events
    >are a service. This requires more than the equipment on the part of the
    >patient. It requires a certified cardiolody tech to receive it ( medicare
    >requires it) It requires a sophisticated computer software system. I requires
    >inventory depts, billing deptartment, collection deptartments, QA department,
    >and 24-7 service. Listen I am not in defense in the rising costs of services.
    >In 1980 holters were being billed to doctors and doctors were billing patients
    >for the test and interpretation . That cost was $60.00 for superimposition
    >scanning. . Today with all the bartering the same
    >test in hospitals and services is being billed out for $900-1300. Incredible.
    >But that is in all of health care right now. The funny thing is with all this
    >nonsense nobody is getting rich. Mangaged care POO. The patient suffers, the
    >pysician suffers and the advance of modern health care is slowed down. Did
    >anybody ever calculate the cost of HMO after 10 years to the patient. Having
    >been forced to take off work for multiple visits every time they have a
    >problem that they need a referal . Those that work M-F have to take off for
    >every visit. Is that not cost? They are bieing forced in many cases to use
    >less costly drugs but how often is the never drug more efficient? With
    >malpractice what it is today nobody wants to treat or diagnose anything out of
    >the relm of everyday mild situations. They get refered out to specialist. The
    >primary care physicians in many cases are like directors collectors. They
    >direct you elsewhere after basic testing and collect all the info that comes
    >back. Yes even that is a big job. I wouldnt put it down. But how is this
    >cutting costs.
    >
    > Hope that I you need a monitor again you tell your doctor to find a large
    >reputable company. They really small ones are they bits. Talk to you soon I
    >am sure. Have a great weekend.



    Very informative and thanks for taking the time to respond.

    Funny, you should mention HMO's. My company just switched to one from
    a PPO. On the PPO plan I was taking 2 meds for my blood pressure. One
    of the Meds was not in their "formulary" . Now I am taking 5
    different pills and the effect is not quite as good as the two I
    was previously taking :)


    Bob
     
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