Right now hospitals, they are not penalized if there are constant readmission rates from patients that have gone through the hospital. If you go to a — if you go to a car company or a auto shop, if you say, “Can I have my car repaired?”, you get your car repaired — if two weeks later it’s broken down again, if you take it back, hopefully they’re not going to charge you again for repairing the car. You want them to do it right the first time. And too often we’re not seeing the best practices in some of these hospitals to prevent people from being readmitted. That costs a lot of money. So those are the kinds of changes we’re talking about.
Amen. It's like when I buy a Chalupa at Taco Bell and I get home and it's too cold or there's not enough lettuce in it or the sauce is leaking out the back. So then all I have to do is bring it back and they give me another piping hot, non-leaky chalupa for free. I mean, I already spent 89 cents. Why should I spend another 89 cents when they didn't do it right the first time.
Or if I get a haircut and when I get home, my wife tells me I look like they hacked at my rats nest with a dull lawnmower blade, all I have to do is go back and they fix it for free. I mean they didn't do it right the first time. Why should I pay them again?
I don't get these hospitals and doctors. You mean to tell me a human being is more complex than a chalupa? Or a bad muffler? You gotta be kidding me. And I don't want to hear about how some patients are only approved by Medicare or their insurance company for a three day admission. You can always lie, right? Just write in the chart something along the lines of "patient still inexplicably not 100% healthy, need at least another week in the hospital". It's so easy. You'd think these doctors and hospital CEO's with their fancy degrees would have figured it out by now.