Sunday, August 14, 2011

the perfect con

You're drunk. You're really dumb. You use your sisters name and insurance card. We are none the wiser. We don't know you from Adam. You get stitches because you fell on your dumb ass.

Being the dumbass that you are you come back the following week to tell us that you used your sisters name the previous weekend. However, you have no ID with you to prove you aren't her.

You come back a third time to get your stitches out. This time you have ID. You get them out.

Now y'all are probably thinking, call the damn police and have this fool arrested. Uh...not so fast. Consider the following: According to risk management that would be a HIPAA violation.

And that my friends, is how ridiculous the regulating of health care is. Moral of the story: Feel free to use anybodys ID or insurance card for your free health care in the emergency room.


Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

What an effing racket this insurance industry runs. I hate those bastards.

Mark M. Slavens said...

Risk Management at your facility has clearly run amok. The fraudulent use of another person's ID is not considered protected medical information.

ThorMD said...

I don't think telling the insurance company is a HIPAA violation. And the insurance company may then call the police. At the very least the insurance company won't pay for it.

Also, did she bring a kid? If there's ever a kid involved with illegal stuff, you can call CPS (child neglect in a criminal household) and then CPS usually calls the police.