Regarding Nonpayment rules will lead to limited access:
I agree with the contributor who decried the nonpayment rules for what are described as never events. As long as there are elderly people who are immobilized for any number of medical conditions there will be decubitus ulcers. To deny them care borders on cruelty. I am a general surgeon, retired after 32 years in a community hospital; and I have seen and treated many of these poor people. Many of these large skin ulcers are simply not curable, and the patients should be treated symptomatically and should be made comfortable. They and the good people taking care of them should not be penalized for an arbitrary classification of their ailments.
Leon G. Michl, M.D., F.A.C.S.Madison, Ind.
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