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re: General PSA from patients to healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote]Mostly contact/billing info and the same shite that is already in Epic.[/quote] I bring my kids to an Ochsner pediatrician. I've never had to fill out this type of paperwork twice. I even brought one of them to a specialist this week for the first time, and all I was asked to do was verify ...
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re: General PSA from patients to healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote]Docs get NOTHING out of samples.[/quote] Not true...we get happy patients out of them. :lol:...
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re: General PSA from patients to healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote]You aren't "required" to get that shite every visit. You want it in case my address has changed so you will know where to send the bill. [/quote] This is accomplished by having a copy of your driver's license and insurance card made. And anyone you're doing business with will want this info. ...
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re: General PSA from patients to healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
What paperwork are you filling out every time you go to the doctor? I sign my name and hand over my insurance card. My patients do the same in my office....
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re: General PSA from patients to healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote]Stop making me fill out the same damn paperwork every damn time I visit your office. You don't have the shite i filled out 3 months ago? [/quote] This doesn't happen. [quote]Stop making me wait in the lobby reading some old arse sports illustrated well past my appointment time because you are ...
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re: General PSA to patients from healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote]Stop making me fill out the same damn paperwork every damn time I visit your office. You don't have the shite i filled out 3 months ago? [/quote] This doesn't happen. [quote]Stop making me wait in the lobby reading some old arse sports illustrated well past my appointment time because you ar...
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re: General PSA to patients from healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote]Medtiger If I attempted to pin you down on a number, what is a real world cash price for your time? No claim. No insurance. Office visit. I don't think anybody can give a number. Let's say a 20 minute exam and visit.[/quote] I have a fee schedule in my office with a cash price for ...
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re: General PSA to patients from healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
It's unfortunate that you had a doctor that either was incompetent or just didn't care about your kid. Just like in every profession, there are some doctors who are greedy and dishonest. I'm glad you found someone who you're happy with now. ...
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re: General PSA to patients from healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
I see what you're saying. The total charge is essentially set by the government. I don't know how they come up with the rates of reimbursement for each service, but most insurance companies reimburse similarly to Medicare rates, at least in my specialty area. When you say that the "difference" is mo...
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re: Better sunglasses for your eyes? - medtiger
[quote]You want sunglasses to filter out UV light for overall eye health. Polarized lenses only really help with cutting out glare.[/quote] Correct. Polarizing lenses doesn't do anything for eye health. UV light has been implicated in many eye diseases....
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re: General PSA to patients from healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote]And another thing. Quit asking me on a scale from 1-10 what the pain level is. If 10 is slowly burning alive, then just about everything else is a 1, there is no inbetween[/quote] LOL, you think doctors want to ask you this question? [quote]he's having issues, but the 5 visits in a row...
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re: General PSA to patients from healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote] Now the doc can't negotiate and doesn't even try, so they just send the inflated and conflated difference to the patient. sometimes I feel that the "difference" is the same or more than the insurance was ever going to pay anyway.[/quote] Just so I'm understanding clearly, are you saying t...
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re: General PSA to patients from healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote]So what do you suggest a patient do if they need to see a doc For multiple issues? Let the scheduler know in advance?[/quote] Most docs have built in short slots and long slots. In my practice, if you call and say you need to come in because you woke up with an eye infection, you go into ...
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re: General PSA to patients from healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
[quote]That being said, if I made one of my doc clients wait 45 minutes after their scheduled appointment to see me, I'd be out of business.[/quote] The difference is that you don't make your money exclusively by meeting with your client. You can afford to schedule appointments an hour apart bec...
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re: General PSA to patients from healthcare providers: What we want you to know - medtiger
Because he spent those 30-40 minutes dealing with the bull shite he described in the OP. You helped get his day back on track by not being full of bull shite....
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re: Mickey and the Roadster Racers - medtiger
[quote]Elena[/quote] :yack: ...
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re: Looking for shows (dramas) where season 2 does not suck - medtiger
[quote]24 [/quote] This...you can go 5 seasons before it takes downturn, IMO. Although, season 2 may be the worst of the first 5....
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re: Carl Edwards to retire immediately - medtiger
[quote]Dude I thought this was about the Cubs pitcher [/quote] Phew... I'm sure the other Carl Edwards' sponsors will find someone else capable of stepping on a gas peddle and making a bunch of left turns for 2 hours....
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re: Anyone talked to their ticket rep about All Star weekend tickets? - medtiger
I got an email with a survey asking about my interest in the Saturday night stuff and the Sunday game. From what I remember, the cheapest tickets at the top of the arena behind the goals were $250 for the actual game. I think lower bowl tickets were approaching $1K. I filled it out as if I really...
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re: The OFFICIAL Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ***SPOILERS*** Thread - medtiger
Episode 8 in December 2017. The next stand alone is the Han Solo story in 2018...was supposed to be May, but looks like it's being pushed back to December....
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