txfighter Wrote:
Jul 29, 2012 10:18 AM
A Home Health patient (on Medicaid) I had had total hip replacement on one side. Surgery one day, discharged next day to home. I was allowed 3 visits to teach the wife how to do dressing changes and how to look for signs of infection. The 3rd visit had to be a week from discharge to observe for signs of infection and state of healing. Thank God the patient did well. Another patient with cancer, 42 years old, was not given Chemo therapy because he was on Medicaid. He died a year later. People do not realize how limited care is provided by Medicaid. The most money going out for Medicaid payments goes to very expensive emergency room care, a $2000. visit versus a $45. office visit because so many Drs. do not accept Medicaid .