Babysitting as a Dx - page 2

Ok so can you all believe this one.....to explain a little bit on how this can even happen I'm a navy nurse....so basicly the healthcare is free for the service member and family. Ok any... Read More

  1. by   dawngloves
    No insurer in the world is going to pay for that, private or government and the hospital will eat it. I would have refused that assignment and called social work stat.
  2. by   Jolie
    Quote from dawngloves
    No insurer in the world is going to pay for that, private or government and the hospital will eat it. I would have refused that assignment and called social work stat.
    But that's where military institutions differ from the civilian world. They do not usually have to answer to third party payors.

    My sister practiced medicine in the military, and told similar stories involving admissions of adult patients.

    I'm not trying to justify unnecessary admissions, just explain how they occur in a system with little oversight from "outside" payors.
  3. by   navynurse06
    Jolie is correct!
    We don't have to answer to a third party, so things like this happen more than what they should.
    But it did happen! I work there; I'm in the military; it happened!!!!

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