Deciphering Medical Bills

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Two articles I read recently, that I find quite alarming and you should too. The first is an article that talks about medical bills and what a mystery they are.  The author talks a lot about how he cannot understand his medical bill because it is primarily test codes, scientific terms, CPT codes and ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes. None of which he understood.

The author goes on to tell us that when he questioned the hospital or clinic about the bill ...

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About 20% of Americans are Misdiagnosed Every Year

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According to CBS News, 12 Million Americans misdiagnosed each year. (CBS News, April 17, 2014).

12 million misdiagnosed each year is a lot of people. It pretty much boils down to 1 out of every 20 Americans, and apparently half of those cases could end up in serious harm.

The article goes on to say that Doctors need to take their time with their patients, and listen to them. That is scary considering Doctors have no time to spend with their patients ...

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