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#21 Oct 11, 2012
Coventry dropped KDMC, NOT the other way around.
Kdmc has way too many administration and manager chiefs who get paid over $100K per year and need cleared out.
Docs involved in fraud for unnecessary procedures don't need to be working.
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#22 Oct 11, 2012
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[I understand where you are coming from completely. The business of money-making is not only restricted to KDMC. All businesses are open to make money. Having said that, yes, let's not abuse the Medicare/Medicaid system by overcharging and double billing. Funny thing is, many doctors and hospitals did it for years. I'm NOT saying its right. I'm saying it happened. Abuse of all public assistance has taken place since the beginning and its well past the time that it should've been overhauled. I'm all for people that have fallen upon hard times getting help. I'm not for generations of people on assistance. All of that is neither here nor there because I'm off point.
Everyone says that they don't care what happens to KDMC. Does no one realize how many people are employed there? Thousands really. The local economy cannot take that kind of hit. Most people live paycheck to paycheck as it is. If the hospital drops another Medicaid provider it will be shooting itself in the foot. As you said, the majority of people in this area are on some form of assistance. That leads anyone with common sense to realize that most of the hospitals business would be from Medicare/Medicaid. If they dropped Wellcare, then the hospital gets what it deserves. I'm sure you would agree with that. In the end, it would be totally ridiculous for them to drop WellCare. Maybe with it being down to one provider, they will be more willing to negotiate their contract.
For those who don't know how it works just as a FYI, WellCare, Ky Spirit, and Coventry Cares are all basically insurance companies who represent the state. The state pays them and the companies monitor all the details of each claim. Gives the state one less thing to worry about as long as those companies are honest that is.
I'm not trying to fight with you. We basically agree on most our points. I just want the public to realize that people work there. Those people have families, bills, kids, homes, and vehicles. They laugh, love, hurt, cry and suffer. They are overworked, short handed, tired and hungry because they had no time to eat lunch. They work nights, weekends, and holidays and spend a lot of time away from their own families to take care of others. Most if them are there because they want to take care of people. They have worked without pay raises and been expected to still put a smile on their face. They have watched their friends and family be laid off and seen their suffering. I'm only asking that people have some compassion and keep ALL healthcare worker in ALL hospitals in their prayers. God bless each of you.
I couldnt agree with you more! I have more respect for the employees than you know! I feel sorry for them! They are treated like dirt! Many have put long hard years and have been very dedicated to that place only to be fired and have their lives and families ruined! When I say "I dont care what happens to KDMC" I guess I should say the company and I do not mean the employees at all. I do not want to see anyone lose their job! I have seen enough of that :( If they would go down, it would close Ashland down. However, it really isnt looking too promising! I do worry about the future for those people! I hope things turn around for the employees. The only way that it is ever going to happen is to clean them out from the top and start working their way down and start over! Maybe if they placed the people that actually work in the top positons, they would see some positive changes :) I believe that we are still on the same page :)

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