Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(ABC7 Chicago)   Here's your free COVID-19 vaccine; that'll be $200 for processing and handling, please   (abc7chicago.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Vaccine, Urgent care, Vaccination, Chicago health officials, Hospital, consumer of the COVID-19 vaccine, Public health, insurance companies  
•       •       •

651 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 Feb 2021 at 12:30 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



10 Comments     (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2021-02-24 11:23:45 AM  
Ignore the rules, bill the patient, perhaps send it to a collection agency. Happens every GD day in Murica.
 
2021-02-24 12:40:26 PM  
Ticket Master is in the vaccine distribution business now?
 
2021-02-24 12:52:14 PM  
Wellll, chicago
 
2021-02-24 1:04:57 PM  
Would be nice if medical facilities had only one place to send the bills
 
2021-02-24 1:14:17 PM  
The real problem is that this facility is getting paid $200 per vaccine from the government or insurers.

Did it cost them $200 to administer?

Who sets that rate?

What happens when the clinic down the street decides it costs them $300 to administer and they charge even more to insurers and/or the government?
 
2021-02-24 1:14:49 PM  

chitownmike: Wellll, chicago


Handle checks out.
 
2021-02-24 1:35:15 PM  

togaman2k: The real problem is that this facility is getting paid $200 per vaccine from the government or insurers.

Did it cost them $200 to administer?

Who sets that rate?


Medicare set the rate. First dose is paid out at $16.94, second dose paid out at $28.39. Single dose COVID-19 vaccines will be paid out at $28.39.

But anyway, WBEZ reports that the clinic said Tuesday that people would not have to pay this appointment fee.
 
2021-02-24 2:05:28 PM  

Misch: togaman2k: The real problem is that this facility is getting paid $200 per vaccine from the government or insurers.

Did it cost them $200 to administer?

Who sets that rate?

Medicare set the rate. First dose is paid out at $16.94, second dose paid out at $28.39. Single dose COVID-19 vaccines will be paid out at $28.39.

But anyway, WBEZ reports that the clinic said Tuesday that people would not have to pay this appointment fee.


So, if I ever manage to get a vaccine, it will be cheap?
/between Medicare and Kaiser, I'm probably looking at 2022.
//got the 2020 flu shot two months after Walgreens was giving it.
 
2021-02-24 2:52:59 PM  

Misch: togaman2k: The real problem is that this facility is getting paid $200 per vaccine from the government or insurers.

Did it cost them $200 to administer?

Who sets that rate?

Medicare set the rate. First dose is paid out at $16.94, second dose paid out at $28.39. Single dose COVID-19 vaccines will be paid out at $28.39.

But anyway, WBEZ reports that the clinic said Tuesday that people would not have to pay this appointment fee.


In South Carolina, there is no charge whatsoever for the vaccine (to the individual).

"The federal government will cover the cost of the vaccine. There will be no out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine. Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers will cover the cost of vaccine administration. It is possible that health care providers may charge an office visit fee, or a fee to administer the vaccine. Administrative costs for vaccine for the uninsured will be covered by Health Resources and Services Administration."
 
2021-02-24 7:24:26 PM  

natazha: Misch: togaman2k: The real problem is that this facility is getting paid $200 per vaccine from the government or insurers.

Did it cost them $200 to administer?

Who sets that rate?

Medicare set the rate. First dose is paid out at $16.94, second dose paid out at $28.39. Single dose COVID-19 vaccines will be paid out at $28.39.

But anyway, WBEZ reports that the clinic said Tuesday that people would not have to pay this appointment fee.

So, if I ever manage to get a vaccine, it will be cheap?
/between Medicare and Kaiser, I'm probably looking at 2022.
//got the 2020 flu shot two months after Walgreens was giving it.


It will be free.
 
Displayed 10 of 10 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.