On-site medical clinics? What exactly are we talking about here. - page 2

by netglow | 3,940 Views | 19 Comments

More employers are offering on-site medical clinics The cost-cutting strategy has been embraced by dozens of companies typically large employers that are self-insured and pay their own medical claims. By Duke Helfand, Los... Read More


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    I wonder what the conversation is regarding this vs Obamacare. Kinda the same thing? But corporate wants control, so, they've thought of this plan. Corporations only do things based on money gain, or to prevent loss. Who do you think will lower care standards/access first - Obamacare or Corporate healthcare clinics?
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    If you people really believe there is any privacy anywhere, regarding anything, one day you'll be suprised. Have any of you checked yourself out on MIB.com? You're entitled to a free copy of your health report (used by industry to accept or deny your health insurance application). Also, there is a C.L.U.E. report about any vehicle or home claims you've ever made. Also now Lexis-Nexis is scanning the globe for everything, and providing reports to all kinds of companies. Privacy laws are a joke.
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    Quote from Karl Farmer
    If you people really believe there is any privacy anywhere, regarding anything, one day you'll be suprised. Have any of you checked yourself out on MIB.com? You're entitled to a free copy of your health report (used by industry to accept or deny your health insurance application). Also, there is a C.L.U.E. report about any vehicle or home claims you've ever made. Also now Lexis-Nexis is scanning the globe for everything, and providing reports to all kinds of companies. Privacy laws are a joke.
    You're talking to someone who shreds EVERYthing that comes through my mail, down to the papers my son brings home from school, because I'm quite certain someone somewhere digs through my trash. I have no illusions about my privacy. But I'll be damned if I'm going to make it easier on anyone.
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    I burn mine. BTW- do you know that when you change your address the USPS sells your address, and sends it all over to clearinghouses? I was wondering how people found me, got mail I had not received for years- so I sent a change of address card on a hunch- the crap mail came in WAVES in about two weeks.
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    So next time I move, I'm going to put a 'vaction hold' on my mail, not a change of address, then move, and leave it there. By then anything I need will come via email, so it can pile up somewhere else.
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    Quote from Karl Farmer
    I burn mine. BTW- do you know that when you change your address the USPS sells your address, and sends it all over to clearinghouses? I was wondering how people found me, got mail I had not received for years- so I sent a change of address card on a hunch- the crap mail came in WAVES in about two weeks.

    Funny. The junk mail follows you, but the mail you wanted to get, the mail you filled out the change of address form for in the first place, never seems to. And the USPS is wondering why people prefer UPS.
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    You can directly inform your 'real' mail people of your new address, and forego a change of address card, but the 'real' mail people also sell out your new address. It's an easy test to take on, misspell your name, and send in for a free magazine trial. See how much crap flows to your mailbox within ten days, if you are curious.
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    I work for a third party company that offers/provides on site clinics to employers (i.e. banks, manufacturing, etc.). So in a sense, I am not an employee of the client and don't report to them. The clinic is staffed by one provider and one RN/LPN/MA depending on the facility and it is an okay job. I enjoy the autonomy of running the clinic (within company guidelines of course) by myself and the provider, the drama free environment (it's just me and the provider), and getting to know the patients. On the downside, it is a clinic job so it can get boring because you do the same thing over and over again, the paperwork is all done by me, and of course "loss" of clinical skills (i.e. foley, IVs, etc). Pros and cons but thankful for a job nonetheless.
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    Oh and in terms of privacy, it is really weird having CEOs being in the clinic and then their secretaries bugging them about their appointments. I try to my best to reiterate that they are still my patients and need their privacy but I suppose when you are the important mucky muck higher up, there is no escaping this....esp. when your office is just down the hall. Personally, even if it's a third party, I prefer going to my own provider that is outside of where I work. But that's just me - I don't want to see my boss in the waiting room when I feel like crap.
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    Quote from Elvish
    My employer offers onsite healthcare as well. I can see the convenience factor for people who have bankers' hours and for whom taking a whole day or half a day for doctors' appts can be difficult at best. But personally, it is too much like crapping where I eat. I know in theory what goes on in the doctor's office stays there, but knowing the same place I work has access to all my personal medical stuff.....no thanks. It might not be rational, but I get the heebie jeebies.
    Exactly what I said to my husband as we were discussing this. He thinks in the day and age of HIPAA, nobody would dare. I'm not so idealistic.


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