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  1. #61
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    Default Re: Liability Trivia - Truck Driver Collides with Dangerously Low Hanging Wire

    I don't have a clue as to where you live but...

    Job Title Salary Location
    Medical Billing Specialist $39,594 US
    Medical Records Coding Manager $67,395 US
    Medical Billing Supervisor $57,820 US
    Medical Records Coding Technician $51,288 US


    And as I said the billing coders who work as employees at a medical office get a fixed wage no mater how many they do during a work day so there is no significant incremental cost increase.

    Maybe your doctors are giving you a big discount for cash but they are likely small practices and they may be pocketing it. I doubt they are doing it for expensive procedures.

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    Default Re: Liability Trivia - Truck Driver Collides with Dangerously Low Hanging Wire

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    I am self employed and I pay double for my insurance over the average person who gets their insurance through their employer. So the whole subject is a sore spot for me which is why I can listen to Dr Smith expose that corrupt industry for hours. People who get their insurance through their employer could usually care less because The ACA hardly affected them. Of course this is an overgeneralization but I don't know anyone who has been as screwed as I am. Nor do I know anyone who has been self employed for 25 years and has assets to protect with health insurance.
    I too am self-employed and pay my own insurance costs, and it is significantly more than I paid when I was covered by group insurance through an employer. That is not surprising since group insurance is cheaper for insurance companies to manage and the risk models are more favorable for group insurance. But I will tell you that the ACA requirement to insure all people with pre-existing conditions and that effectively spread the risk of insuring me out with everyone else by the insistence to price premiums the way the Act did that eliminated surcharges for pre-existing conditions meant that for me the ACA was a huge benefit for me. I was finally able to be free to pick other insurance companies if I wanted and my premiums literally dropped to 60% of what they were the year before the ACA applied.

    I do know quite a bit about the health care industry and I am not a fan of some of its practices. But I do not go so far as to call those practices “corrupt.” Don’t assume I don’t know about it just because I don't share your same opinion of it. Healthcare in the U.S. is expensive for a lot of reasons, more expensive than in most other advanced countries. And it is not just because we don’t have single payer/government provided healthcare system as do many advanced nations. But as long as most people do not pay out of pocket for the actual cost of their care they have little incentive to push to change the system to something else. When your co-pay is $25 and your employer pays a good chunk of your health insurance premium you don't truly understand what that insurance is costing you — without that insurance the employer could pay a lot more in direct salary. Few people look it at that closely to realize that. Whether that something else we would do would actually be better, well, that would depend a lot on what we ultimately decided to do. I have had some experience with one other country’s nationalized health care system, and I wouldn't want that for the U.S. either. We could easily make our system worse, not better, if we aren't careful.

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    Default Re: Liability Trivia - Truck Driver Collides with Dangerously Low Hanging Wire

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    Show me a job posting where a biller/CPC can pull in $100K. Please. I've worked in medical admin for close to 30 years, and I'd LOVE to go back to claims and appeals for that kind of money.
    Here is one I found in less the n2 minutes of searching half heartedly offering 60K to 80K based on experience. Show a real improvement in collection rates/amounts and I am sure you could make $100K. It happens. Just not for starting out/working from home/no experience people. Someone who has tons of experience and actually gets things done can make great money as a coder/biller.

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    Default Re: Liability Trivia - Truck Driver Collides with Dangerously Low Hanging Wire

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    Here is one I found in less the n2 minutes of searching half heartedly offering 60K to 80K based on experience. Show a real improvement in collection rates/amounts and I am sure you could make $100K. It happens. Just not for starting out/working from home/no experience people. Someone who has tons of experience and actually gets things done can make great money as a coder/biller.
    $65,000 - $80,000 a year /= $100k And that 60-80K is for a Manager in one of the most expensive cities in the county.

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    Default Re: Liability Trivia - Truck Driver Collides with Dangerously Low Hanging Wire

    Quote Quoting ebayuser
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    Here is one I found in less the n2 minutes of searching half heartedly offering 60K to 80K based on experience. Show a real improvement in collection rates/amounts and I am sure you could make $100K. It happens. Just not for starting out/working from home/no experience people. Someone who has tons of experience and actually gets things done can make great money as a coder/biller.
    That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.

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    Default Re: Liability Trivia - Truck Driver Collides with Dangerously Low Hanging Wire

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    I too am self-employed and pay my own insurance costs, and it is significantly more than I paid when I was covered by group insurance through an employer. That is not surprising since group insurance is cheaper for insurance companies to manage and the risk models are more favorable for group insurance. But I will tell you that the ACA requirement to insure all people with pre-existing conditions and that effectively spread the risk of insuring me out with everyone else by the insistence to price premiums the way the Act did that eliminated surcharges for pre-existing conditions meant that for me the ACA was a huge benefit for me. I was finally able to be free to pick other insurance companies if I wanted and my premiums literally dropped to 60% of what they were the year before the ACA applied.

    I do know quite a bit about the health care industry and I am not a fan of some of its practices. But I do not go so far as to call those practices “corrupt.” Don’t assume I don’t know about it just because I don't share your same opinion of it. Healthcare in the U.S. is expensive for a lot of reasons, more expensive than in most other advanced countries. And it is not just because we don’t have single payer/government provided healthcare system as do many advanced nations. But as long as most people do not pay out of pocket for the actual cost of their care they have little incentive to push to change the system to something else. When your co-pay is $25 and your employer pays a good chunk of your health insurance premium you don't truly understand what that insurance is costing you — without that insurance the employer could pay a lot more in direct salary. Few people look it at that closely to realize that. Whether that something else we would do would actually be better, well, that would depend a lot on what we ultimately decided to do. I have had some experience with one other country’s nationalized health care system, and I wouldn't want that for the U.S. either. We could easily make our system worse, not better, if we aren't careful.
    Don't assume we do not agree on healthcare just because I use the word "corrupt" instead of a more scaled down word. Or that I take everything Dr Smith says as gospel, because I don't.

    I have spent a lot of time researching, discussing and being a victim to this subject and I'd say you have a very good understanding of it.

    On another note: I had dinner last night with a local attorney with 40 years experience. He agreed with you that there is not a search engine with attorney stats. However he said that all insurance companies keep stats on attorneys they dealt with in the past. If they are really curious about the track record or abilities of an attorney, they simple call around to their friends at other insurance companies to get that track record and opinion.

    So, you were correct about there not being a search engine or database, but there was more to explaining it that you and Mr KIA overlooked. (but the thread was long, I may have missed it)

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