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Old 08-08-2010, 02:14 PM   #8
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Re: Circumcism rates are dramatically falling

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Originally Posted by rsu View Post
I just have to throw my 2 cents in and say that the only one who really benefits from circumcism is the doctor who gets paid to do it...and the hospitals who get to charge their costs for the procedure...so I'm just saying that there will probably be a big backlash of lobbying from those who benefit from the cost of this elective procedure.
NOBODY gets paid for this procedure anymore UNLESS it is done outside of the birth period (say when the kid is 2yrs old).

It has LONG been the norm, industry-wide (say late 80's early 90's), to NOT pay this procedure separately because the cost is presumed to be part of the overall payment for a delivery.

So if an insurance company pays $2500 for a vaginal delivery, the doc gets $2500 whether the circ is done or not.

This one is a myth....
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