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Is Your HMO Killing You?

A Medical Thriller

by Stephen Rothstein

  • 206 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by iUniverse, Inc. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Adventure / thriller,
  • Crime & mystery,
  • Mystery & Detective - General,
  • Thrillers,
  • Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General,
  • Fiction : Thrillers,
  • Fiction - Mystery/ Detective

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10711951M
    ISBN 100595450709
    ISBN 109780595450701
    OCLC/WorldCa172982172

    We learned so much from your panelists, and plan to use all this good info as we move forward. Field representatives are often necessary to fairly investigate and evaluate a disability claim. Medical testimony revealed that a facial injury to Steven, suffered in a fall, resulted in complications. Too much bureaucracy of course in the works. It has become increasingly obvious to the judges who seek to earn a retirement income that any large judgment they render against Kaiser will penalize their own ability to earn a living at least as much as it penalizes Kaiser.

    Consumer activist Court, advocacy director of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, and public policy consultant Smith zero in on the insidious incentive for HMOs to withhold medical care in order to increase profits, thanks to the current capitation system, which allocates a fixed lump-sum payment for every patient under a provider's care, regardless of how much treatment each needs. His HMO withheld tests and treatments that could have detected Kyle's cholosteatoma. His HMO refused to refer Bobby to a qualified hospital for the procedure, but later relented. Others have been less fortunate. A housewife similarly would be limited to the cap no matter the physical or emotional depths of her injury. Microbots with specialized tools will remove cardiac plaque, carry hormones and enzymes where they are needed, and act as portable insulin pumps, miniature defibrillators, and pacemakers.

    Their physicians give a medication that might be helpful but give it at such a low dose that it is not really effective. Arbitrators who rule against health plans and award substantial damages to the patient rarely find themselves asked to arbitrate future disputes, giving them a strong financial self-interest in securing favorable settlements for health plans. More importantly for the Court was the gap between Kaiser's promise of sixty days until the appointment of a neutral arbitrator and its practice of taking years to resolve disputes. I, like most people, was unaware of the law in the state of California which limits the award for medical malpractice. They sign into health policies developed at the swank headquarters in Oakland by those senior physicians and pharmacists that who are more interested in the business value of their own "vesting" retirement plans than the outcome of patients. Cartoon - Street Corner Sale This chapter will delve into that which is promised in contrast to that which is delivered.


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Is Your HMO Killing You? book

Two decades ago, skyrocketing premiums for medical malpractice insurance whipsawed California doctors and hospitals into supporting anti-consumer restrictions on the rights of patients.

With Neo Nazis looking up to him as a symbol, while the Mossad want him dead and the CIA turn a deaf ear to his plead, Oscar must now run for his life and discover the true origin of his heritage.

In more ways than one. More importantly for the Court was the gap between Kaiser's promise of sixty days until the appointment of a neutral arbitrator and its practice of taking years to resolve disputes.

Nine year-old Alex Giles of Houston, Texas was athletic. Unfortunately, inRepublican leaders who have traditionally been aligned with the insurance industry, buried ERISA reform efforts in committee.

His HMO withheld tests and treatments that could have detected Kyle's cholosteatoma. In the end, the only people that one can trust are the people themselves.

Making a Killing: HMOs and the Threat to Your Health

HMOs do dictate limits on medical treatments and care. The balance is your responsibility. This simply a matter of professional courtesy between government and "managed care" as partners in crime. And that is the Is Your HMO Killing You? book news. The judge will realize that we are right but also will know that the HMO will only keeps a judge on the potential selection list when he continues to cooperate.

Medical testimony revealed that a facial injury to Steven, suffered in a fall, resulted in complications. Your tactics must be those of negotiation. Yet her managed health care company, United Healthcare, overruled her doctor and denied the hospitalization, even though it had a second opinion agreeing with the doctor's advice.

Recounting her nightmare with California's medical malpractice cap, Suzanne Lobb Chapter Threewhose husband died unattended at a Kaiser-owned hospital, says, "My husband's death ended my life as I had known if for twenty-eight wonderful years.

If the seller of the annuity falls into bankruptcy, it is the patient who is denied compensation, because the defendant is no longer responsible for the debt. In one case the medical director first told a patient in a letter that he did not have cancer.

My lawyer also told me the whole arbitration process was kind of rigged in the HMO's favor. And the patient is deprived of care while the hospital waits for the correct decision. Thats where your site becomes such an valuable resource And when Kaiser does admit patients with chest pain, stress tests the next morning are under-read so that a positive test is called negative and the patient sent home — often with stomach acid pills.

By the mids, Aetna-based evaluations of its analysts in part on their ability to reduce investigations and reduce payments on claims. HMOs can operate with virtual impunity. But that physician sends half of these patients home knowing that cardiac disease may be missed in early tests.

Thank You" Ben F. HMOs have time on their side. Her obstetrician ordered her hospitalized, as she had been in a previous high-risk birth. Zeebra Books One of the most powerful indictments to date of the managed care industry, this scathing expos presents case histories of those who have lost their health or their lives because an HMO denied or delayed vital treatments, tests or surgery.

There is some chance for improvement over time — perhaps more with his leg than hand, so we need to place him in a convalescent hospital. As the conditions worsened, the pain grew. In another case PacifiCare only allowed one day in the hospital for a patient with a new chest pain.

Some of these examiners intentionally deny claims that could be processed correctly so they may meet the standard for production.Making a Killing | Do HMOs provide good health care while keeping costs down?

Or is their dominance a major threat to American health, safety, and pocketbooks?In Making a Killing, you'll meet some of the victims trapped in corporate medicine's stark financial calculus: the less you care, the more you profit Diagnosed with stomach cancer but unable to get HMO approval for recommended.

Aug 27,  · Buy Is Your HMO Killing You? by Stephen Rothstein from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £Author: Stephen Rothstein.

But whatever makes you happy, right? In Flynn’s mind, he believes his locked ward is the headquarters of Her Majesty’s Secret Service and that he is a secret agent with a license to kill.

Jamie Court

When the hospital is acquired by a new HMO, Flynn is convinced that the Secret Service has been infiltrated by the enemy. In Treato you can find posts from all over the web from people who wrote about HMO and Nurse.

Dec 01,  · All of the proponents of Obamacare extol the necessity of “reforming” (by which they mean killing) Medicare Advantage. Most people have no idea how this program operates or what Obamacare’s changes to it will mean to the millions of seniors covered by it. With several companies offering direct flights from Tijuana, Baja California Norte Airport (TIJ-General Abelardo L.

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Rodriguez Intl.) to Hermosillo, Sonora Airport (HMO-General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia Intl.), you won't need to bother about swapping planes or killing time during a layover.