Seveal doctors I went to stopped acceping Medicaid and Medicae because they to hire additional staff just for the paperwork.
My physical therapist was speaking about what she had to go through just to register her change of address for her business. She said there were four forms, each about 40 pages long. It ook her days to get them all done.
The government wants reductions in spending. Well, how about cutting down on these masses of paperwork and personnel to handle it all, not to mention the personnel to try to untangle the messes they've made and clear up the confusion they create? Reducing mailing coasts and paper alone would save a lot.
She said that she had gone an entire year without Medicare payments because of the mess-up red tape. She finally go it retroactively, but had to take a loan in the meanwhile.
It seems as if every time I go to the pharmacy or doctor or helping agency, they have more papers to sign. The reason I didn't get Senior Commodities this month is because they had failed to find my re-certification form I sent in a month ago.
They really need to simplify things. I'm afraid the opposite is happening.