Reader’s Digest Article Exposes Hospital Billing Practices

An excellent article by Kimberly Hiss of Readers Digest details hospital billing practices, and is something everyone who goes to a hospital should read.
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When Do You Need Medical Tests?

A CNN article today outlined the top reasons to get medical tests, and what kind of tests would be needed for various medical conditions or symptoms. Take a look here. It could save your life:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/health/medical-tests-you-need/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular
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ICU Mistakes Kill More Patients Each Year Than Breast Cancer

That’s what a recent study shows. •
People go into hospitals to get better, not to have inattentive doctors, nurses or staffs fail to address possible life-threatening conditions that arise.
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HCA Investigates Lawnwood Medical Center

HCA, Lawnwood’s parent company, is investigating reports that its cardiac surgeons performed surgeries and procedures that were not medically necessary. See this link:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/06/2936948/hospital-chains-internal-reports.html

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