KVC Monthly Newsletter

Why Can’t You Tell Me What It’s Gonna Cost? Part 3

     In the early 1990s, when I submitted a claim to the insurance companies, all I needed to supply was the CPT and ICD codes.  There were no other supporting documents.  Our chart notes were handwritten and often abbreviated with symbols and terms only the doctors understood.  These were our personal medical notes on...

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Why Can’t You Tell Me What It’s Gonna Cost? Part 1

     It seems like a pretty simple question.  I want to come in for an eye exam, and I’d like to know what it’s going to cost.  Unfortunately, the answer is very complex and results from 40 years of trying to “fix” our healthcare system resulting in a mass of unintended consequences.  Someone once...

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