Hospital Suspends E...
 

Hospital Suspends Elective Implant Surgeries, Fast-Tracks Emergency Services  

 

Alana33
(@Alana33)
Expert
Joined: 8 years ago
Posts: 12211

Quote
STTsailor
(@STTsailor)
Trusted Member
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 532
March 13, 2016 6:19 pm  

I am surprised nobody commented here on this topic. Looks like islanders will have to travel to mainland for hip and knee implants.
That is mostly over 65 Medicare crowd. I can't fault the hospital for cutting out loss leader. Is AARP on this yet?


ReplyQuote
OldTart
(@the-oldtart)
Expert
Joined: 8 years ago
Posts: 6523
March 13, 2016 6:37 pm  

It makes fiscal sense. They'll still perform the necessary emergency surgical procedures but are eliminating the elective. The amount the hospital is reimbursed by Medicare/Medicaid for elective surgery is nowhere near what these procedures actually cost.


ReplyQuote
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Expert
Joined: 11 years ago
Posts: 8750
March 13, 2016 7:37 pm  

Puerto Rico is also a viable option


ReplyQuote
Settlers Handbook

Thinking about moving to the Virgin Islands?

The Settler's Handbook is a Indispensable Guide

The current 18th Edition, will help you explore your dream of island living. A solid reference book, it was first published in 1975. That's 40 years of helping people move to the Virgin Islands.

Order Today $17.95
Close Menu

Please Login or Register