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My MSA Woes.....
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I really thought my Medicare Set A Side was "very" adequate and it was when the MSA proposal was done. My Attorney and I checked and double checked but.......

The Pain Management Clinic I go to monthly has me Drug Tested 4X a year where in 2009 it was 1x a year. The problem is they now charge $711 dollars every single Drug Test! The cost of this "one cup" Urine screening looking at 10 units is ridiculous.

$711 dollars to pee in a cup to see if my Fentantyl patch is in my pee? Test me for 10 different drugs?

My MSA was setup for $250 a year for Drug Screening; Now it is $2844 a year for 4 pee test. These test are not done randomly anymore and they use to be. It is every 3 months like clock work! I get the results before I leave the clinic!

WC "low balling" a MSA is ripping off Medicare because Medicare will have to take up the yearly shortfall BUT Medicare approved......

It is riidiculous. Medicare gets approx. $103 dollars for this test diagnostic code G0431. WC uses diagnostic code 80101 which is $65 dollars per unit!

I talked to Louisianan WC about this big difference and they just basically said nothing.

This is a prime reason of our Health Care OUT OF CONTROL!
 
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#2
Hi, I'm new to this forum. Several other IWs have been complaining about this very same issue. MSA shortfalls because of miscalculated UA cost increase. 65 dollars x 10 units = 650.00 dollars 3 or 4 times per year. Most only calculated 65 dollars assuming 1 unit. This is ridiculous. I wonder if the new regulations (state) over pain med prescriptions has caused this complication.
 
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#3
Found this Article about Spiraling Cost of Urine Drug Screening;Sad

http://americannewsreport.com/cost-of-dr...14409.html


 
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