More On the Possible Fraudulent Medical Bill

Recap: On 2/25/2022, I received a bill from “Sound Physicians” on behalf Cogent Healthcare of Jacksonville. Thee were “issues” with the bill: billed services not rendered, vague “Initial Hospital Care” alleged provided on the date of my hospital discharge.

I called this outfit, and got some person giving her name as “Michelle.” She told me the bill was for physician services,” and when I asked what physician, she told me “Sao F. Po.” To the best of my recollection I never met this person, and that doctor’s name does not appear in my medical records.

A similar “Po, Saw” does appear. Exactly once, ordering a magnesium screen. But I don’t recall meeting that named person either. Possibly he based that order on a records review.

SP’s “Michelle” said she would send me a “detailed” bill that would explain what the “Initial Hospital Care” — supposedly worth $500, more than UF Health actually billed me for an entire hip replacement — included.

Today, 3/4/2022, I received that “detailed” bill. It removes the charge for the nonexistent smoking cessation “service,” but it still includes “Initial Hospital Care.”

What is “Initial Hospital Care”? I still don’t know because the “detailed” bill has zero detail.

Fuck it. If Some Doctor Po wants me to pay him for unexplained services, he himself can explain those services. To me, or to Georgia and Florida AGs, HHS, and USPS Postal Inspection Service.

CDC Reporting

Yep. CDC claims Georgia had 1,379 new cases on 3/1/2022.

Georgia reports 243.

Our actual numbers have not been as high as the effin’ liars at CDC claim since 2/11/2022.

Here’s how the CDC does that (in part; some simply seems to be pulled out of their collective ass):

Georgia reports confirmed cases (PCR test) and possible cases (rapid antigen test)… separately.

The CDC lumps both of those together as “new” cases for a given day. Note the “new”.

Georgia reports cases two different ways. By Date of Onset (when the person got sick or tested positive), and by Date of Report (when a report of a case finally made it to the state DPH). So for any given date cases reported could include cases from any number of different days. For instance, on 3/2/2022, DPH reported a bit over 900 cases… by date of report. But the cases reported on that date actually included one from July 6, 2020. (Why it’s taking nearly twenty months for reports to get logged by DPH is a bureaucratic mystery.)

Guess which number, DOR vs. DOO, the CDC uses and claims are “new daily cases.”

Then there’s the anal magic the CDC uses, which I’ve never been able to figure out. The CDC has, on occasion, managed to inflate Georgia’s new daily cases by almost 4,000 times.

Yeah, days when one case got reported magically became nearly 4,000 when the CDC did its thing with the data.

Unclear On The Concept

Chiraq mayor “Groot” Lightfoot has a little trouble with definitions,

Lori Lightfoot brags ‘I have the biggest d*ck in Chicago’ during debate over Columbus statue: lawsuit
A new lawsuit filed on Tuesday alleges that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot blocked a deal reached between the Chicago Park District and an Italian American group regarding a Christopher Columbus statue, and that she berated lawyers with obscene remarks in a meeting.

A lawsuit against the city by a former Park District attorney alleges that Mayor Lori Lightfoot berated staff in obscene terms over Columbus statue, told them “My dick is bigger than yours and the Italians, I have the biggest dick in Chicago.”

No, bitch. You are the biggest dick in town. Hardly the same things as having a large appendage.

Ukraine-Russia Propaganda

The propaganda is flying, so I really don’t know how combat ops are truly going. But I must say that Ukraine is winning the pure propaganda battles.

No need to declare captured Russian tanks, other equipment of invaders as income – NAPC
“Have you captured a Russian tank or armored personnel carrier and are worried about how to declare it? Keep calm and continue to defend the Motherland! There is no need to declare the captured Russian tanks and other equipment, because the cost of this … does not exceed 100 living wages (UAH 248,100),” NAPC’s press service said.

IF some stuff on social media can be believed, Ukrainian civilians do seem to be capturing a surprising amount of light armor (I haven’t seen captured “tanks” despite some headlines to that effect).

Well done.

As I’ve said, I don’t think America has a dog in this fight. Emotionally, though, I do tend to favor the Ukrainians (the people and country, not so much their government leadership). Some credible-seeming interviews with some civilians… they look like people I’d like.

An Honest “Mistake”?

So The Gateway Pundit… oh, so kindly puts it.

An Honest Mistake: Joe Biden’s Face Appears in Live TV Report about Elderly Man Accused of Touching a Young Girl (VIDEO)
A viral video is making the rounds online after Joe Biden’s face was perfectly timed on the screen as an Action News TV correspondent reported on a 71-year-old man who inappropriately touched a 12-year-old girl at the Walmart in West Mifflin on Sunday.

Mistake my ass. Watch the video.

Immediately after the anchor begins with, “A seventy year old man is accused of inappropriately touching a twelve year old girl…” Gropin’ Joe’s face is superimposed on the screen. Tell me that wasn’t some brilliantly smartass person behind the scenes doing intentionally.

He’s probably been fired for striking way too close to truth. Can’t have that in the “news.”

The Washington Observer reported “A viral clip showed a poorly timed graphic of President Joe Biden…”

No. That was perfectly timed.

Boundary Violations

I had a medical appointment this morning. Since I’m a new patient, I got the full new-patient intake questionnaire. Everything went swimmingly up to…

“Do you own guns?”

“I believe that’s a boundary violation, unless you have some firearm qualifications.”

“We’ll just skip that.”

I think the next question was “Do you wear a seat belt?” Note the difference between asking if I use a safety device versus merely possessing a tool.

Heh. Where I live, they could automatically pre-fill the gun question with “yes,” since the folks who don’t own any are few and far between.

To be fair, the woman gave me absolutely no shit about answering the offensive question. And everything else about my visit was quite properly professional and friendly. I don’t really blame them — not living in this area — for the question; I have no doubt it’s imposed on them by corporate.

Anyway, if you get hit with that question at a doctor’s office, just remember the phrase “boundary violation.” I’ve heard from assorted medical professionals that it is like garlic to a vampire. It certainly appeared to work in my case.