Friday, October 2, 2009

Dr. Cornett, tell us how you really feel.

64 Slice CT Scanner
Recent article from the Marianas Variety

In the Marianas Variety article, Dr. Cornett is saying that instead of hiring unlicensed (U.S.) doctors, CHC really needs a 64 slice CT Scanner and a Cath Lab. Normally the scanner would cost 1.5 to 2 million and the Cath Lab is between 1 to 2 million.

CHC would probably pay 15 million for both, so it is not economically benificially in the short term to take care of those things. Additionally, I think some people are happy with the status quo. This is a small island, and if all the equiptment were on the island, and all the doctors were here, we would not get a medical referral with family members to the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii, and the U.S. mainland. 2 million each year in non-medical patient costs is actually not that high. Numbers keep being thrown out about $60,000 to send a patient to the Philippines or $20,000 to Guam are clearly outliers and are for shock value only. The medical referral office is probably being run efficiently.

I am actually surprised that Dr. Cornett would write something like that in the paper. I guess the memo not to speak to the Oversight Committe, didn't apply to newspaper.

7 comments:

Phoenix said...

I WILL MEET WITH ANYONE.SENT TORRES SEVERAL EMAILS WITH NO ANSWER. WHY NOT ID YOURSELF? WHY HIDE? AFRAID OF GETTING FIRED OR DEPORTED??? OH,
YOUR J VISA PEOPLE NEED US MEDICAL TRAINING IN ORDER TO BENEFIT FROM US TAXPAYER DOLLARS FROM THE FEDERAL MEDICARE AND MEDICAID COOKIE JAR. MEDICAL REFERRAL EFFICIENT???? YOU SHOULD WRITE FOR MAD MAGAZINE. YOUR CATH LAB COSTS ARE WAY OFF WOULD COST MUCH MORE AND WOULD REQUIRE LESS GOVERNMENT BUSINESS CLASS AIRFARE TICKETS TO BE PURCHASED FOR TRIPS.
YOU SET UP ANY MEETING YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO ATTEND AND I WILL GLADLY ATTEND? THE FIGURES FOR TRANSPORT AND SUCH FOR REFERRAL ARE ON THE MONEY MY FRIEND... SYSTEM IS ABUSED IN A MAJOR WAY. YOU EVER ATTEND ANY WEEKLY MANAGEMENT MEETINGS AT CHC?

Phoenix said...

NO BLOG FOLLOWERS? WHY? IF YOU KNOW ME, YOU KNOW HOW TO CONTACT ME. MEMO NOT TO SPEAK???...NEVER WROTE SUCH A MEMO. HELL I PUT THE DISEASE IN THE PAPER FOR ALL TO EXPERIENCE!!!

Pacific Home Health Care said...
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Pacific Home Health Care said...

I actually didn't check these posts until today. Sorry about taking so long for a response. For the record I believe the Dr. Cornett is an excellent Doctor and I fully respect his views. This site is run by Pacific Home Health Care, LLC., and for a complete bio of our staff, please check out pacificnurse.com

My cath lab costs are based on a 2 million figure from the Inland Cardiology opening a facility in Spokane, Washington. You can find the article at http://www.allbusiness.com/management-companies-enterprises/980017-1.html
and the 15 million figure was a hint of humor.

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