More Bureaucracy in Healthcare?
by Ted Poe on May 7, 2013 at 4:39 PM
Have you been pecked by a turkey? Bitten by a turkey? These are just 2 of 13,000 individual codes that doctors must use to identify diagnoses in order to get reimbursed from the government. These codes will soon grow to 68,000 and can cost small practices a minimum of $83,000 just to comply. These codes add more statistics for Washington, but don’t benefit a single patient. That’s why I introduced "The Cutting Costly Codes Act" (H.R. 1701) to stop the implementation of these excessive and expensive medical codes and help find a more reasonable alternative. Watch the video below to view my recent interview with John Stossel where we discussed these costly codes.