pajamas mediaDr. Peter Weiss
Obama won, Obamacare is the law, and, as my wife says, I will just have to learn to dance to a new song.
Now, donâ€™t get me wrong, Obamacare is awful. Forget all the â€œfree stuffâ€ it provides. Children covered on their parentsâ€™ plan until 26 years of age? A scam, making young adults â€” excuse me, children â€” pay for complete, comprehensive health insurance when all they need and should pay for is major catastrophe insurance. Then there is the â€œannual â€ or â€œpreventativeâ€ exam, which according to Obamacare is â€œfree.â€
You gotta love this stuff. I wish I had the chutzpah of the people who wrote Obamacare. What they did not tell you, and I am, is that it covers absolutely nothing more than the bare minimum.
I have now posted a notice in my office and each exam room stating exactly what Obamacare will cover for those yearly visits. Remember Obama promised this as a free exam â€” no co-pay, no deductible, no charge. Thatâ€™s fine and dandy if you are healthy and have no complaints. However, we are obligated by law to code specifically for the reason of the visit. An annual exam is one specific code; you can not mix this with another code, say, for rectal bleeding. This annual visit covers the exam and â€œdiscussion about the status of previously diagnosed stable conditions.â€ Thatâ€™s the exact wording under that code â€” insurance will not cover any new ailment under that code. Read More: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2962618/posts