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Old 07-07-2005, 10:03 AM
lisa lisa is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
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My understanding from a surgeon is that medicare pays for the surgery but only reimburses the disk at the rate of fusion cages, so the hospital has to absorb a $10,000 loss. The surgeon will do the operation I think because he still gets a normal medicare surgeons rate but the hospital will not.
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