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Since our founding in 1959, we have won thousands of awards and settlements for victims and their families, including million-$ and multi-million-$ settlements.

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Our litigation team obtained a settlement with
a lifetime payout of over $12,750,000 for a middle
aged woman who was diagnosed with a brain
arteriovenous malformation.   read more

A $1,280,000 settlement has been reached in
favor of a retired man seriously injured in an
auto accident at a city intersection.   read more

The insurer for the driver of a truck that swerved to
avoid rear-ending a school bus and collided with
another vehicle has paid 1.2 million for the serious
injuries suffered by the other driver.   read more

A daycare center accident that blinded one eye
of a 22-month old child and that “could have and
should have been prevented,” has been settled...
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A woman who was seriously injured when her
vehicle was struck by a drunken driver has won
a settlement of 2.5 million.   read more

Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Workers' Compensation; Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Products Liability
Auto/Truck/Motorcycle Accidents; Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice; Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect; Workers' Compensation; Products Liability

Medicare Pays More For Services Performed In Hospitals Than In Doctor’s Offices

July 16, 2015 by admin

The Philadelphia Inquirer on July 12, 2015 reports that one consequence of hospitals’ buying up physician practices is that routine procedures are now being performed more often in the hospital than in the doctor’s office.   This is costing more as Medicare pays more if your colonoscopy or echocardiogram is done in the hospital.   The differences are significant.  The Medicare reimbursement rate for a colonoscopy in your doctor’s office is $625 versus $1383 in the hospital.  For an echocardiogram, it is $189 versus $453.   It has been reported that 14 million screening colonoscopies are done in the US each year.  By my calculation, if just 25%  of those formerly done in the office  are now done in the hospital instead of the office, that could represent an additional cost of about  2.5 billion dollars just for routine colonoscopies.  Other routine procedures investigated include ultrasound, MRI, bone-density and pulmonary tests.   The Medical Payment Advisory Commission, a federal agency that advises Congress, has recommended closing or reducing the gap, but Congress has taken no action to date.  It would be interesting to know if the big private health insurers also pay more for the same test when it is done in the hospital.

From the desk of Edward E. Houseman, attorney for Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., serving Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, including Berks, Schuylkill, Chester, Montgomery, Lebanon County and other areas in the practice of personal injury law.


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