DOUCHE OF THE DAY (I mostly stopped doing this segment, but every once in a while I run across something that begs to be posted) :
THE DOCTOR WHO CHARGED HIS PATIENT $40 FOR CRYING! (see below **)
Camille Johnson, 25, a popular YouTube and internet personality, shared a photo of ...her younger sibling’s medical bill.
“My little sister has been really struggling with a health condition lately and finally got to see a doctor. They charged her $40 for crying,” she captioned the photo in a tweet.
The image highlighted a segment of the bill that docked her sis for a “BRIEF EMOTIONAL/BEHAV ASSMT.”
In the Twitter thread, she explained that her sister has a “rare disease” and “got emotional because she feels frustrated and helpless,” as she’s reportedly struggled to find care.
“One tear in and they charged her $40 without addressing why she is crying, trying to help, doing any evaluation, any prescription, nothing,” she wrote.
(** 1. Yes, there is more to this story - read the whole article
2. I believe most or all of this charge was covered by insurance
3. Doctors have been testing and charging for the test since 2015 when it became a federal mandate as part of the Affordable Care Act “to include mental health services as part of the essential benefits that must be included in all insurance plans offered in individual and small group markets
4. Whether the doctor is the douche or the rules the doctor was following is to blame, there are many things seriously wrong in the field of healthcare.
5. Evidently, if we dont want extra charges on your bill, I guess we need to buck the f**k up at the doctor’s appointment