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Have ever been down deep?
I mean way down
Under the ocean
Just inside though news reef
Better beware of his potion
And remember you don't belong
It always seems so unfair
The fishes around
Will always remind you
Got to move slow
Take it easy down there
You've only so much air
When you get a little deeper
If you slow down
You might keep her
The sea, unforgiving and she's hard
But she'll make love to you
Show you glimpses of the stars
At about two-hundred feet
You realize the peril
But seductive is the deep
That shark over there
Holds no terror
For a while you really belong
The ocean will always share
You become one like friends and lovers
So remember take care
She'll try to keep you there
The deeper you go
Cause of the pressure of the air
Nitrogen comes and goes
Won't somebody get me off of this reef
Baby you're a big blue whale
Grab the reef when all duck diving fails
I swim, but wish I'd never learned
The water's too polluted with the germs
I dive deep when it's ten feet overhead
Grab the reef underneath my bed (it's underneath my bed)
originally posted by: DarkestConspiracyMoon
a reply to: dug88
That dude is still under the illusion of this being a deadly virus.
I think in protest, you should go to your local icu and contract covid and show that it's really nothing to worry about.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: odzeandennz
Oh come on. Surely you've read enough on ATS where Drs are encouraged to put down as the cause of death being Covid even though they may have died of heart attacks with Covid present and yet the cause of death is shown as Covid
Jensen said, "Hospital administrators might well want to see COVID-19 attached to a discharge summary or a death certificate. Why? Because if it's a straightforward, garden-variety pneumonia that a person is admitted to the hospital for – if they're Medicare – typically, the diagnosis-related group lump sum payment would be $5,000. But if it's COVID-19 pneumonia, then it's $13,000, and if that COVID-19 pneumonia patient ends up on a ventilator, it goes up to $39,000."
Jensen clarified in the video that he doesn't think physicians are "gaming the system" so much as other "players," such as hospital administrators, who he said may pressure physicians to cite all diagnoses, including "probable" COVID-19, on discharge papers or death certificates to get the higher Medicare allocation allowed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Past practice, Jensen said, did not include probabilities.
How does Medicare pay?
Snopes investigated the claim, finding it's plausible Medicare pays in the range Jensen mentions but doesn't have a "one-size-fits-all" payment to hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
As explained by nurse Elizabeth Davis in her piece for verywellhealth.com, each hospital has a base payment rate assigned by Medicare. It takes into account nationwide and regional trends, including labor costs and varying health care resources in each market.
Then, each diagnosis-related group, which classifies various diagnoses into groups and subgroups, is assigned a weight based on the average amount of resources it takes to care for a patient. Those figures are multiplied to determine the payment from Medicare. A hospital in one city and state may be paid more or less for treating a patient than a hospital in another.
PolitiFact reporter Tom Kertscher wrote, "The dollar amounts Jensen cited are roughly what we found in an analysis published April 7 by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a leading source of health information.