Plan for the worst and hope for the best. The home health agency should continue providing care to the patient until definitively told not to do so by the patient. The hospitals and physicians who are interested in structuring gainsharing arrangements might adversely affect patient care. Luckily for her, when she needed round-the-clock care, a combination of sound financial planning and good timing – health care was a lot cheaper then, and Medicare had good benefits – meant she was well-provided for.
Many survey reports clearly analyzes the conditions and present a detailed description of facts about the increasing health care costs and insurance premiums in America. Health insurances cover partial or complete expenses shelled out for medical treatment. The Medicare and Medicaid Patient Protection Act of 1987 (the “Anti-Kickback Statute”), has been enacted to prevent healthcare providers from inappropriately profiting from referrals.
Among the factors that can be noted, these are the most important: advancements in technology and medicine, the increased importance of treatments and the negligence that people have for prevention, high costs for diseases that intervene in the last years of life and high costs of insurance administration.
Health care is everything that supports life. In 2000, you could pay $880 per year for a $70 daily benefit, a 50-day waiting period, 5% compound inflation protection and lifetime benefits. Since they do not necessarily follow standard medical methods, there may not be a scientific explanation for the effectiveness of their treatment.
We are encouraged to turn this sacred task over to others, many of whom know little about how to maintain health and a great deal about ways to make a lot of money by shunting patients through a labyrinth of tests, drugs, and procedures at a substantial profit for the providers, even if the patient doesn’t survive it all.