Tagged: ACC

No Help At All - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Apr 27, 2010

Some newspaper articles cause me to wonder what is NOT being said. The Herald today runs the headline: Denied help for sexual abuse, dead days later A review of new rules for sexual abuse counseling has come too late to save a South Auckland mother who died four days after her claim for ACC-funded counselling [...] Related posts: … Read More

Accidental Baby - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Nov 10, 2009

I have a great deal of misgiving about the attempt of a couple to claim under ACC for the accident of their daughter’s birth. Their daughter’s spina bifida (open spine at birth) was not discovered on ultrasound and, as the parents insist that they would have aborted her, if they had known, they are trying [...] Related posts: … Read More

ACC and Sex - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 18, 2009

The Frog continues his series on ACC changes, complaining this time about the changes to the management of sexual abuse counseling. Interestingly, Frog is moaning about counsellors having to provide a DSM IV mental health diagnosis, which is odd, because they have always been expected to provide a diagnosis from DSM IV. These diagnoses are [...] … Read More

ACC for FREE - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 11, 2009

Well, maybe not. It seems like it is suddenly going to get a whole lot more expensive. Trevor Mallard seems to think that the government is fear-mongering. He, along with Brian Fallow and Rod Oram, seem to think that the ACC blowout is merely an accounting problem, a combination of accounting standards and poor investment [...] … Read More

Claim Denied. - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Oct 08, 2009

Scrubone pointed me to this interesting post on claim rejection rates of American health insurance companies. I will reproduce the table below: As the NewsBusters site points out, Medicare denies claims at 1.7 times the average rate of insurers (4.05%), with only Aetna being in the same rejection league. In fairness to Medicare, I don’t think [...] … Read More

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