The hospitals are being paid more for reporting “death by COVID.”

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"The liberal media desperately wants people to die in Florida because nothing gets these people off more than having a narrative that explicitly reads, ‘I told you so, you dumb red state country bumpkin.’ Gov. Ron DeSantis has become public enemy number one for the COVID panic porn peddlers. We’ve seen a surge of new cases from the Sunshine State, but what are the real numbers? With some labs, like Orlando Health, not even reporting negative test results, the positivity rates are all messed up. In that case, Orlando Health reported a 98 percent positivity rate, but when you add the negatives, it drops to 9.4 percent. Look, I’m an Asian who absolutely sucks at math, but I know that will screw up the data. 

Now, we have a man who died and was listed as a COVID fatality, but he didn’t die from the virus. He was in a motorcycle crash. Dying with COVID isn’t the same as dying of COVID, which is why I think the death toll is going to have to be revised."  Townhall

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"We rate the claim that hospitals get paid more if patients are listed as COVID-19 and on ventilators as TRUE.

Hospitals and doctors do get paid more for Medicare patients diagnosed with COVID-19 or if it's considered presumed they have COVID-19 absent a laboratory-confirmed test, and three times more if the patients are placed on a ventilator to cover the cost of care and loss of business resulting from a shift in focus to treat COVID-19 cases."  USA Today

"This higher allocation of funds has been made possible under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act through a Medicare 20% add-on to its regular payment for COVID-19 patients, as verified by USA TODAY through the American Hospital Association Special Bulletin on the topic."  USA Today"

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So… pilgrims, doctors and hospitals are being paid more for caring for people they describe as COVID patients, a lot more!

Get it?  This is a scam, A scam that in which political orientation probably plays a significant part.    pl 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/24/fact-check-medicare-hospitals-paid-more-covid-19-patients-coronavirus/3000638001/

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2020/07/17/one-covid-death-in-florida-was-actually-a-motorcycle-accident-n2572661

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6 Responses to The hospitals are being paid more for reporting “death by COVID.”

  1. Avatar J says:

    $30k for every COVID reporting. Break a rib, internal hemorrhage and die, COVID. Heart attack and death, another COVID reporting. Break one’s back, have to have back surgery and die on the operating table, COVID death for sure.
    The only thing that still gets reported for what it is — gunshot wound and subsequent death, they can’t claim nor do they try to fake that one as a COVID report.
    I have to ask the AMA/MEDICARE does a death by hang-nail count? According to a doctor who put on the internet how the AMA was ‘coaching’ doctors to report deaths as COVID. Collusion between the AMA/HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS/MEDICARE hog-warts perhaps. Makes one wonder just how much of a ‘cut of the profits’ that each is getting for their fraud.

  2. Avatar Fred says:

    I suspect that multiple laws against fraud are being broken by doing this as well.

  3. Avatar BillWade says:

    Next time you have your annual checkup ask your medical salesperson (um, err, doctor) how many of their patients died of Coronka virus.
    I just had a visit and the Dr asked me about my left shoulder (top bone is dead and there’s pain involved). He hasn’t asked me about it in 8 years, are opioids back in favor?

  4. Avatar Yeah, Right says:

    “In that case, Orlando Health reported a 98 percent positivity rate, but when you add the negatives, it drops to 9.4 percent.”
    Pardon? Orlando Health are only reporting the positive results to the relevant authorities. They aren’t bothering to report the negative results.
    Okay. I don’t actually see why anyone here can object to that.
    How many of the naysayers here have been quoting the infection rate as
    “positive tests divided by total tests”
    rather than as
    “positive tests divided by total popln”?
    Be honest now….

  5. Avatar turcopolier says:

    Yeah, right
    I do not understand what the benefit is in reporting that the percentage of positive results in an area is 98.4% when you are ignoring all the negative results of your testing. What does that tell you? Nothing. Actually what does the 1.6% difference from 100% represent? Deliberate attempt to deceive? You have misrepresented the way I calculate the percentage of incidence of whatever – death, infection, etc. COVID-19 deaths for example can be calculated either as a percentage of infected people or of the population.

  6. Avatar Yeah, Right says:

    “I do not understand what the benefit is in reporting that the percentage of positive results in an area is 98.4% when you are ignoring all the negative results of your testing.”
    I imagine the answer from a health-care perspective is that they simply don’t care what the percentages are. All they are interested in is the absolute numbers of sick/dead bodies they have to deal with.
    As in: if you only have xxx hospital beds then what you want to know is how likely is it that you will run out of beds.
    The trend line for the *number* of sick people will tell you that, the trend line for the “percentage of positive results” will not.

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