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Message Subject CDC Chief Agrees There’s ‘Perverse’ Economic ‘Incentive’ for Hospitals to Inflate Coronavirus Deaths
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United States hospitals have a “perverse” monetary “incentive” to increase their count of coronavirus fatalities, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s director Robert Redfield indicated under questioning from a Republican lawmaker during a House panel hearing on Friday.

Asked to comment on what Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) described as the “perverse incentive” during a hearing by the House Oversight and Reform Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Dr. Redfield responded:

I think you’re correct in that we’ve seen this in other disease processes too, really in the HIV epidemic, somebody may have a heart attack, but also have HIV — the hospital would prefer the [classification] for HIV because there’s greater reimbursement.

So I do think there’s some reality to that. When it comes to death reporting, though, ultimately, it’s how the physician defines it in the death certificate and … we review all of those death certificates.

So I think, probably it is less operable in the cause of death, although I won’t say there are not some cases. I do think though [that] when it comes to hospital reimbursement issues or individuals that get discharged, there could be some play in that for sure.

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 Quoting: LoneStarRising


Any incentive hospitals get for each Covid patient doesn't come close to the cost of treating the patient. Fact.

To suggest anyone is making money like this, is stupid.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19862648


ummmm ... what?

so before covid, hospitals were losing even more money with every patient they brought through their doors?

did you actually think out your argument? at all?

the hospitals have this wonderful thing called.....BILLING

they actually bill patients for services rendered. even for a hoax covid patient, they still bill them AND get additional money on top of it from the govt

you covid supporters are getting desperate
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 71594995


hesright
 
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