Posted by: Witch Doctor | May 5, 2008

More from never never land

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What have you unearthed now, My Black Cat?

NEVER EVER

” The controversy over “never events”. Cigna recently published a revised list of “potentially non-reimbursable” events that has the medical blogosphere all aflutter. Me included. Apparently, urinary tract infections from indwelling Foley catheters ought NEVER to happen. Nor is it conceivable that the little old lady on the floor one week after abdominal surgery could lose her balance, fall and break a hip. And central lines aren’t allowed to get infected anymore. Decubitus ulcers in demented nursing home invalids who swing by the ICU for a short stay will no longer be accepted. The sickening thing is that this is all done under the guise of “improving patient care”. In reality it’s about controlling costs. So I don’t get paid when I get consulted to debride a rancid sacral ulcer that’s been there for probably a year? ID doesn’t get paid for their consultation on an elderly patient with urosepsis?”

More on “never events.”

Give me peace, will you.

I’m in a resting phase.

This is upsetting me.

 

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