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Therapists have been awaiting payment

August 12, 2013

A new billing procedure for early intervention services in New York state is causing a headache — and a lack of payments — for local therapists....

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Aug-14-13 6:37 PM

Maybe Mrs. Buck should let readers know that for many years she has trouble making payroll. As a former employee I went many weeks without pay as I watched her spend whatever she wanted to on herself. That is just a bad business person not banking on slow payments and running a business pay check to pay check. Everyone knows government is slow to pay. Why should this be any different?

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Aug-13-13 12:29 PM

Hopefully the majority of people reading this article actually understand that the care that is provided by the private sector has been paid through the government where the services are for people in need (such as Early Intervention kids, otherwise disabled, etc.). The problem here is NOT the healthcare reform, but rather the poor choice made by our state to centralize a process that had been working. Now, due to the state leadership's failures, further businesses will fail, more people will go without care as a result of failed business. Keep in mind, these private sector providers have to provide certain care whether they get paid or not. It seems our state has learned a lesson from the insurance industry and has decided to short-change the constituency. Interesting that our neighboring states and commonwealths can do it right. So sorry we moved to NY.

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Aug-12-13 4:19 PM

How can we afford to keep doing this?

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Aug-12-13 1:15 PM

Perhaps "notalways" you misread the information provided in the article because the problem does not originate with the private sector portion of the regulation but rather the government side.

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Aug-12-13 9:17 AM

Not quite as bad as obamacare's new governing of the patients that are in need of feed tube feedings and supplies are we suppose to let them starve to death while they figure out the mess they started..

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Aug-12-13 7:55 AM

Isn't this one more example of how the cost to the taxpayers goes up and the service to the public goes down when we try to involve private companies to do government work. Think of all the extra work for the county and state employees as they try to figure out what to do about a problem created by the private insurance company. This isn't Obamacare, this is just a example of believing that private can do public work better and cheaper.

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Aug-12-13 7:44 AM

Heard about this last month from a couple of friends in the medical profession. What was the name of that song---oh yea,"You ain't seen nothing yet"! Obamacare right around the corner!

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