Molly Mulebriar (www.mollymulebriar.org) sent this astonishing video to our editorial staff this morning:
I assume all of you saw the 60 Minutes piece on deceptive hospital admissions and billing last night but, just in case, here it is again. I think you all know that this is just the tip of the iceberg and that this type of deceptive practice permeates every element of hospital billing practices.
The BUCAs never catch this type of fraud for two reasons….first and foremost, they don’t even look…..second, the BUCAs dominate healthcare insurance by promoting the illusion that discounts are the key to healthcare cost management. What kind of discount is appropriate or reasonable on a hospital stay that should have never happened in the first place?