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#1 NanceUSMC

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

http://www.charlotte...cal-center.html

Ouch...

400 have happened through attrition, 475 more through layoffs by June 2013...

Hospital I work at had similar happen once each of the last 2 fiscal years...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:44 PM

Administator in our town says "tough" times are ahead for hospitals. Love me some progressiveness

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:47 PM

Administator in our town says "tough" times are ahead for hospitals. Love me some progressiveness


We went through 'Black Monday' twice... They were escorting people out left and right... They gutted Administration... I can't invision a way they eliminate more of our staff, but nothing would shock me anymore...

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:07 PM

He spoke of an aging doctor group along with retiring boomers. With the payment schedules of the government, look for less young people to get into medicine. Oh heck, just look at Europe. A long line coming to a town near you.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:15 PM

He spoke of an aging doctor group along with retiring boomers. With the payment schedules of the government, look for less young people to get into medicine. Oh heck, just look at Europe. A long line coming to a town near you.


Hospital Administrator said this?

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

Yep, retiring guy in Hickory. Read the article in paper

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:21 AM

All hospitals are preparing for the new government medicare/medicaid patient satisfaction surveys. Hospitals only get reimbursed 40% on the dollar. The new survey system will withhold a set percentage of that 40% based on the patients experience while in the hospital. Basically Hospitals are preparing to not get that "survey percentage" back. Hospitals budget based on medicare/caid payouts. If thats going down then things start gettting cut left and right. I know Im looking to get out of the hospital setting.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

Obamacare expands current patient pool while doing nothing to increase supply of doctors and with reimbursement changes...losing doctors at an alarming rate. How many people here have family that work in private practice that now refuse to take on new Medicare patients.

Everyone wanted Canada? Well...get ready.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

Everyone wanted Canada? Well...get ready.


Get ready for what? Something completely different?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

Longer waits due to less access/reduced providers.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:35 AM

For instance...

http://www.montrealg...7213/story.html

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:37 AM

So when can we start spending money on healthcare like Canada. Because they pay a LOT less per capita

Oh thats right, our system is still not remotely similar to Canada's

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:40 AM

So when can we start spending money on healthcare like Canada. Because they pay a LOT less per capita

Oh thats right, our system is still not remotely similar to Canada's


That's right...because someone is under the impression you can retrofit a capitalist system within a government construct. Not going to work.

We understand Obama's eventual goal is to have single payer, but he's still completely ignorant to the issues we face with our health systems. Especially in the next 10 years.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

All hospitals are preparing for the new government medicare/medicaid patient satisfaction surveys. Hospitals only get reimbursed 40% on the dollar. The new survey system will withhold a set percentage of that 40% based on the patients experience while in the hospital. Basically Hospitals are preparing to not get that "survey percentage" back. Hospitals budget based on medicare/caid payouts. If thats going down then things start gettting cut left and right. I know Im looking to get out of the hospital setting.


I'm with the hospital IT, and am part of a team supporting over 6000 systems... They've cut us to the bone, and I quite honestly don't see how they could cut more without exposing their information systems as a liability... That said, we're actually adding a position here and there (our massive layoffs were 1-2 years ago)... But I agree, it's a scary time for healthcare... Especially the caregivers...

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

So when can we start spending money on healthcare like Canada. Because they pay a LOT less per capita

Oh thats right, our system is still not remotely similar to Canada's


for instance, charlotte has more mri machines than all of canada


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