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  •  I had a job like that (9+ / 0-)

    working for a third party insurance administration company. Initially, my job was to verify contact information for providers, then as I learned the ICD codes, I started coding and adding the prices to the billing sheets according to the plan they were on.

    When they taught me how to deny claims due to pre-existing conditions, though, I left.  I did it for exactly as long as it took me to figure out what they were doing (4 claims - I was dense), and I quit.

    I took with me a lot of insurance billing knowledge and use  it to help uninsured friends negotiate better prices for medical care when they need it.

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    by Noddy on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 11:16:11 AM PDT

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    •  Wow! To me you are a hero. (4+ / 0-)

      And you paid a price for your convictions, but you can't have any doubt that you did the right thing and the moral thing.

      “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” FDR

      by Phoebe Loosinhouse on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 11:39:28 AM PDT

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      •  Sadly, if that were my job today (3+ / 0-)
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        I'd probably cling to it. This happened 15 years ago and it was much easier to get another job.  But now that I'm so old, and jobs are scarcer to find, I wouldn't walk off the job like that.

        I'd hunt for a new job and cling to that one until I was hired on somewhere else. In the end, I would leave. It would just take longer.

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        by Noddy on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 12:14:57 PM PDT

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        •  The bondage of a broken economy (2+ / 0-)
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          A lot of people are in that position today. How it affects them internally, who knows? We have a lot of people walking around who have had to give up their principles for one reason or another. Some are vets, some are police, some are doctors. All have to deal with an insensitive system--a system that has temptations built right in to co-opt the initially unwilling.

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