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Old 10-06-2014, 08:42 PM   #21
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Congrats on getting out.

I too work for a large healthcare system - ostensibly "not for profit". Patient care and the "patient experience" are allegedly the focus when in fact it is the bottom line that is served first and foremost.

The business model now is "population health management".

Translation: "Treat 'em & street 'em".

I need to hang in there another 2-1/2 years.....
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:56 PM   #22
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"Population health management." That sounds awful. The hospitals refer to patients as "customers" now. And the billing system has always been obscure, which makes it ripe for systematic fraud.

I hate the idea of becoming old and ill and not being able to navigate the system as a patient. I hope I live to a vigorous 85 then just not wake up one day. It would save everyone a lot of trouble.


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Old 10-06-2014, 09:03 PM   #23
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I hate the idea of becoming old and ill and not being able to navigate the system as a patient. I hope I live to a vigorous 85 then just not wake up one day. It would save everyone a lot of trouble.
Amen to that!
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I hate the idea of becoming old and ill and not being able to navigate the system as a patient. I hope I live to a vigorous 85 then just not wake up one day. It would save everyone a lot of trouble.
Sigh. Don't we all.
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I hope I live to a vigorous 85 then just not wake up one day. It would save everyone a lot of trouble.


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Where do we sign up for this option? It sounds ideal. Whether it's 85 or another number is not of particular importance.
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To all the central Texans who figured out the hospital system I was referring to - I will say that DH has had much better experience with Seton than with St. David's regarding his particular situation (all outpatient clinic- related). YMMV of course.
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:32 PM   #27
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To all the central Texans who figured out the hospital system I was referring to - I will say that DH has had much better experience with Seton than with St. David's regarding his particular situation (all outpatient clinic- related). YMMV of course.
That's interesting. My outpatient experience has been just the opposite; had fantastic results at NAMC/Surgery Center while totally disappointed with UT Physicians @ Brack, a Seton managed group.
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EastWest Gal, you are going to have so many reasons to smile next week you may run the risk of spraining your facial muscles!

Congratulations and best wishes!!!!!
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EastWest Gal, you are going to have so many reasons to smile next week you may run the risk of spraining your facial muscles!



Congratulations and best wishes!!!!!

I'm actually not done for good for a couple of months. At work this week, on a short leash (translated: on call) until next week. Work every other week until mid December.
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Oops!
I read that your retirement party was this weekend, so I just assumed ...

At any rate, you're absolutely right about getting out at the right time!
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Congratulations. May the next 3 months go quickly and quietly for you. All the best in your soon to be new relaxed state.
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So far so good.


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Old 10-11-2014, 04:27 AM   #33
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Get ready for the next chapter in your life. It'll be a blast! The best is yet to come.

Congratulations and continue to have an exciting countdown.


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