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francopoli  ·  281 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” Goldman Sachs analysts ask

Preventative medicine creates a steady stream of people that need to see your doctors 1-2 times a year for simple visits that are fully covered by the ACA. Doctors would make more but hospitals and surgery centers may, MAY make less over time in facility fees.

Interesting article.




kleinbl00  ·  281 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Preventative medicine is also available in generic form and as such, is reimbursed at approximately 70 cents on the dollar for what it costs to administer.

My shitty-ass insurance would cover one free physical every two years. Now that I've seen the ICD-9 codes and the reimbursement table, I can report that my shitty-ass insurance would have paid my wife under $7 for a half-hour physical.

The system is so much worse than you imagine.