One Hundred Days: Day Seventeen
How can a Medical facility sell a MaxTrax boot for $350.00, which is for sale on Amazon for less than $100? Is it the same product? Do mark-ups vary that much when a product is prescribed by a Doctor? ? Which layer in the chain is taking the biggest cut?
This wasn’t the only thing I thought about today…..as I am assuming the insurance will cover the cost……but as I go through the recuperation journey I am very aware what could have been saved by more efficient process. My costly stop at the ER could definitely have been avoided if I had received a referral to Dr.Reed directly at SOC, a referral I am extremely pleased to have had which came via my stop at Northgate Hospital ER.
I didn’t spend an awful lot of time on this today, instead I made calls, sent emails and focused on our current Design/Build project. It feels like the really first productive day in over two and a half weeks.
On the next sunny day I am going to wheel through the french doors in my bedroom and look at the view in the image above. It’s just out of range from inside the house……
Conclusion: You can have fun working at what you do when you are recuperating.
Challenge: Learning the ins and outs of the boot, and how to cut a toenail while wearing it:-)
Interesting read: Medical Identity Theft: Why You Should Worry
Previous posts if you are interested as follows:
Architects and Designers who design for accessible design should spend at least a couple of days in a wheelchair! After spending a month tooling around at home, staying in a hotel and visiting Seattle Orthopedic Center I've come the conclusion that in real terms as to what a person needs, some ADA designed spaces fall short!