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From World Medical News
USA Edition Volume 1 Page 1
1.  A doctor has a name.
    A health care provider has a number.

2.  A doctor makes decisions based on years of training and experience.
    A health care provider must call for authorization and approval.

3.  A doctor attends those in need.
    A health care provider requires a valid insurance card.

4.  A doctor prescribes the best drug available.
    A health care provider must use the insurance company formulary.

5.  A doctor brings comfort to the patient and family.
    A health care provider cannot bill for these services. 

6.  A doctor does what's best for the patient.
    A health care provider must follow insurance company guidelines.

7.  A doctor delivers care exceeding expectations.
    A health care provider delivers the services specified in the contract.

8.  A doctor is rewarded by the patient.
    A health care provider is compensated by the health plan fee schedule.

9.  A doctor is chosen.
    A health care provider is assigned.

------------ The Editor
 

Comments

( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
erinjade
Nov. 28th, 2001 08:09 am (UTC)
Was it wrong of me to laugh at that? ;)
rkmlai
Nov. 28th, 2001 11:59 am (UTC)
Unfortunatly it was not I that provided the humor of this bit. ^_^
hateme
Nov. 28th, 2001 08:35 am (UTC)
thanks for the card :)
rkmlai
Nov. 28th, 2001 11:50 am (UTC)
My pleasure. I hope you are well, neck and back like, or at least getting better.

I like you a lot (leastways from what you have written here) and enjoy conversing with you.

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