Insurance: The Urban Legend. - page 3
Once you're in a facility you'll be treated the same as everybody else. It's laughible to imagine that staff look at somebodies insurance and treat them any differently. I mean it's hard enough to... Read More
Jan 2, '07Wow, I haven't posted a response for at least 2 months, but I gotta give my two cents on this one.
maybe aftercare is different for an ins/un-ins pt, but heck no, I HAVE NEVER seen a pt treated differently. as tweety said (maybe its a florida thing) un-ins pts seem to get better treatment. Tests get run faster to decrease lenght of stay, and pts who don't qualify for rehab/alf situations stay longer because there is no where to send them. Now I have met docs that don't take un ins pts, but so long as they are treated by someone at the hospital, then is that not right? I know this has been debated ad-nauseum.
And for the record, and I swear this to be true, I have been threatened to be sued many times, and all by self-payers. Each and every one. (our case manager always let us know ins staus, due to above mentioned situations).
For the life of me, I can't believe anyone at the hospital I work at ever thinks they are treated differently. I have seen more than one open heart surgery with hhc follow up on a homeless person, (we of course had to find them shelter before d/c). And I am sure they have no out of pocket. My very expensive insurance charged me $1500 out of pocket when I had my daughter. HHMMH.