Skip to comments.HUGE! MN Senator and Doctor: Hospitals Get Paid More to List Patients as COVID-19 and Three Times as Much if the Patient Goes on Ventilator (VIDEO)
Posted on 04/10/2020 4:52:56 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
Last night Senator Dr. Scott Jensen from Minnesota went on The Ingraham Angle to discuss how the AMA is encouraging American doctors to overcount coronavirus deaths across the US.
This was after Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota physician and Republican state senator, told a local station he received a 7-page document coaching him to fill out death certificates with a COVID-19 diagnosis without a lab test to confirm the patient actually had the virus.
Dr. Jensen also disclosed that hospitals are paid more if they list patients with a COVID-19 diagnosis. And hospitals get paid THREE TIMES AS MUCH if the patient then goes on a ventilator.
Senator Dr. Scott Jensen: Right now Medicare is determining that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you get $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator you get $39,000, three times as much. Nobody can tell me after 35 years in the world of medicine that sometimes those kinds of things impact on what we do.
Via Ingraham Angle:
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rapists are freed.
traitors are ignored.
those praying are arrested.
If this turns out to be really the case (I am not surprised to hear about these sorts of allegations to begin with), this really destroys ones like Fauci, Cuomo, and other Dem/Media Party clowns.
The Blue-State governors seem to be acting in unison.
I was SHOCKED at these numbers!! SHOCKED!!! Our Government is totally CORRUPT!
Government involvement in healthcare ends up costing more money and ends up creating skewed data? Who would have thought?
How could the AMA possibly “incentivize” any doctor to do anything?
I work at a large med center in the northeast. elective surgeries canceled to keep beds free for an expected surge in covid case. one-third of our beds are empty. the hospital is losing several million dollars a day. the kennedy arts center gets $25-mil....airlines that pissed away borrowed money to buy back their own shares get $50-mil....while a major hospital goes bankrupt.
Dont forget that insurers are waving copays IF the patient has Covid. Surely that wouldnt be an incentive to over count the number of patients (He asks with a hint of sarcasm)?
This is how;
Senator Dr. Scott Jensen: Right now Medicare is determining that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you get $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator you get $39,000, three times as much.
Medicare fraud has been going on at a vast scale for decades. Coronavirus just made the fraud even worse.
Are you crazy?
Doing something like that will get you transferred to the North Pole...permanently. :)
Woo hoo! Free money from Uncle Sugar!
I had heard these rumors but know it looks like confirmed.
(If you think I'm sarcastic, you get a bonus, too.)
The real numbers for treating Covid patients is significantly higher than what Medicare is paying.
I grew up in Waconia, MN. Scott Jensen (doctor) was a friend of my dad’s and an excellent doctor that didn’t need to get into politics. The guy is a straight shooter.
Charging more for CV admissions is not only justified but necessary. The actual expense increase from Covid admission is not only unknown but not estimable. Only one CV case in the hospital disrupts the entire applecart forcing all sorts of very expensive change to kick in.
Death from CV and an underlying cause are inseparable. CV can’t be separated and must be charged as the cause. To act otherwise is to split hairs
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