- Nov 27, 2009
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- Wilmington, NC
It is about the money with that.
There seems to be some misunderstanding that somehow, a Covid diagnosis automatically means some certain amount of money will be paid to the doctor or institution that makes that diagnosis. That is FALSE, as indicated by the link above. The way I read it, if a person on Medicare is admitted to a hospital with respiratory illness, Medicare will pay for their treatment, with certain values having been set for certain types of treatment, regardless of whether they have Coronavirus or some other cause for the illness. That's not at all the same thing as a guaranteed additional payment simply because Covid was written on some form somewhere.