Many of you have heard the tragic news of Marina Keegan, the 22 year old who died in a car accident, shortly after her graduation from Yale University. If you haven’t already read her final column for the Yale Daily News, I suggest you do. She writes about life, and what Yale meant to her.
North Carolina has long been a hot bed of expensive hospital bills. They regulate the billing through an agency for workers’ compensation and allow a percentage off charges. Those of you that know me, know I find percentage off charges meaningless. Recently, they adjusted the allowable percentage of charges from 95 percent down to 78
Implants are another hot topic for medical cost containment. They’re one of the biggest cost drivers in medical costs for workers’ compensation and auto. A group in California was just indicted for fraud with medical billing.The law in California allows for a $250 mark-up over the manufacturer’s invoice. This group was buying the implants, marking