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    No_Bivy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    IV's, IV pumps, tracheotomy suction......nobody died and nothing was broken
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    3 Days Ago
    exactly......I had with similar problem. Make sure it is routed correctly. You could have someone stay in truck while you crawl under and actuate manually to see if there is a difference. BE SUPER CAREFUL.....
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    3 Days Ago
    its pretty cool....been volunteering in the ER for almost 2 years now they would be glad to have you for sure.
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    3 Days Ago
    i can speak to what is billed to a hospital room....as a nursing student, when I pull a supply from the "omni cell" it is assigned to that patient. With that said.... alcohol pads aren't one of them. In fact, I can pull stuff and call it floor supply and no one gets billed. I do this....as most do for normal stuff. All meds would be billed though. certain things in hospital are a flat rate.....like labor and delivery......except if NICU is involved. I think the over pricing is common so they can negotiate. Blue cross and our local hospital where at odds for many months....so 75% of this county has BCBS and would pay out of network prices......finally got worked out. Bottom line is they both make money it also depends on how something was documented(coded) Thats how each party determines the price....If a nurse doesn't document then it can't be billed. Or lets say you get a UTI from a catheter the hospital can't bill for that... we can blame Obama all we want, but the problem did not start there. Maybe trump can work it out.......but I doubt it. Insurance prices will continue to rise either way. Take it or leave it....its a personal choice and risk. Im at the VA for clinical this semester..... no worries there about billing......throw everything at them. Its good because they deserve it. Our VA is top rated in the country. Very positive environment and I enjoy working there. Always awesome to work with a WWII vet.....still a few around here. For the most part I hope to work for the VA system. As an employee I would get BCBS insurance......and of course go to another hospital for care. ......unless something happened on the job......in which case they would bill my insurance.LOL
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    4 Days Ago
    I cat believe they settled for 4600! crazy....somebody made an error https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/09/09/the-crazy-reason-it-costs-14000-to-treat-a-snakebite-with-14-medicine/?utm_term=.9729b0e1c26c........found this
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    4 Days Ago
    there are major medical policies Brian. High deductible and only covers big bad stuff....those are cheap if your young. I doubt your getting policy with pap smears.......but maybe
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    5 Days Ago
    hep C can be around 80K.......its the drugs that are super expensive, but they work. Its an american problem though.....other countries like Australia are treating everyone who has it. The plan is to eliminate it potentially.
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    5 Days Ago
    thats my point.....I think these stories are NOT the norm. There are some docs that have upfront cash prices.......this would not include emergent care though..... a difficult system to navigate. But IMO, if you have a family then buy something.....catastrophic a least. here is a personal example....had a little bleed from the rectal area....not 50 so colonoscopy is not covered. BUTT, no pun intended, have to rule out the big scary of cancer( a real possibility)( friend died from it last year, at 41 YO). so , my doc goes "peer to peer" with insurance company to cover it. Basically he argued the fact that positive rectal bleed is indicative of cancer.....the rule out is a colonoscopy......seems simple? They covered it. Now, lets say it was cancer?......do you think I could negotiate a cash price for treatment? I doubt that..... The older you get the bigger the risks become, so keep that in mind.
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    5 Days Ago
    dude....,I don't know......BUT. If MEK has a family and something to lose then I wouldn't roll without health insurance. every one is free to choose, you and Brian are clear about your choice. there are plenty of folks that don't like paying for insurance.....myself included. It is important to recognize those "nettled" deals will likely be made up elsewhere. Medicaid are fixed rates so it aint coming from there.
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    5 Days Ago
    how much was the bicep surgery?
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    5 Days Ago
    . what if it is not settled for peanuts.... there is more to the story here. no way a hospital can afford to function at those fees.....heart surgery for 10K? no way
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    5 Days Ago
    just curious...how long was treatment? night in hospital? follow up? 4600 seems super cheap and to good to be true.... did you mean 46000?( was this a WC claim?) just an ER visit can hit 5k real quick. A friend broke his back a few years ago kayaking.....over 100 k too. 12 k for helicopter evac. he paid 20%
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    1 Week Ago
    No_Bivy replied to a thread New Engine for splitter in Gear Forum
    splitter is re powered with Honda.... works great. finally moving after the flu and being outside splitting wood felt good. Too bad it started raining... FWIW......those self tappers are supposed to be only threaded half way....then the final threads cut when engine is mounted. You cannot use a tap for them......slight difference in threads. Oh well......... turned then in fine and everything mounted right up. Honda sure is easy to start compared to the old POS briggs
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    1 Week Ago
    No_Bivy replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    get the three pack...they are 10" knives work better for me, That second set is a kershaw brand...much lighter, my son likes those better guess were gonna have to start a official knife throwing thread I think the hole is for drawing them or something ...... Smith and wesson are durable. Cold steel makes some good ones to. 10" or longer is best I think
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    1 Week Ago
    No_Bivy replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    the smith and wesson set is pretty durable and 26 bucks I think.
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    1 Week Ago
    No_Bivy replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    we have fun...... get a larger tomawk for yourself. The SOG are pretty light and small.....more like knife weight......still fun. we are throwing those now from about 30'
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    No_Bivy replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    and they price match whoever.......6 to 1
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    No_Bivy replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    they sell them at dicks sporting goods and field and stream........
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    1 Week Ago
    No_Bivy replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    day 4 of cold....with fever......might be the gall dang flu. still up and about though. kids out of school today for the THREAT of freezing rain.....lol....38 right now , warmest its been in two weeks.
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    No_Bivy replied to a thread Official Guns Thread in The Rec Room
    dang sideways uploads.........been throwing everything sharp since christmas. Pretty fun. Kids have gotten good too
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