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Hospitalization Insurance

In the mid-20th century, technology blossomed along with cost. With the post WWII industry came the idea of “hospitalization insurance” to cover the increasing cost of hospital care. Organized labor soon saw this as a worthwhile benefit and soon many hourly workers had this wonderful security. In the early days, employers were also happy as they could satisfy the workers with relatively little cost.
Now it’s your turn. Let me know how your rate your current “healthcare insurance”. Read More 
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HEALTHCARE FINANCE FOR DUMMIES

Everyone remembers their grandfather (or great-grandfather) lamenting how the birth of his first child in the hospital cost $30. Doctors were dedicated, hospitals had community support, there was little expensive technology, and patients reached into their pocket for the money. THE CONSUMER WAS THE PAYER! Read More 
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HEALTHCARE FINANCE FOR DUMMIES

Since I began blogging (and writing) about healthcare fraud, I have been asked repeatedly, “How did we get into this mess and how do we get out?” How did the U.S. come to have healthcare twice as costly as any other country and still be ranked 37th in the world in healthcare (just below number thirty-six, Bulgaria)? Let’s spend the next few weeks investigating. Read More 
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Healthcare Fraud

We hear regularly of drugs once thought safe now having serious problems, implants that were “the best” failing in a short period of time, or drugs widely used for years that are later found to have unexpected and sometimes disastrous long-term side effects. If this is not serious enough, we also occasionally hear of botched or ignored findings in the early research that if heeded would have averted problems, but the rush to market prevented this. This is usually not presented in the media with the same flair seen in the advertisements or release announcements. Read More 
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The Labyrinth

The Labyrinth is now available on Kindle as well as print on Amazon.com
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The Labyrinth

HOT OFF THE PRESS!! THE LABYRINTH IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM TODAY! HERE'S THE TRAILER...
As sexy as she is intelligent, Janique Halstrom found the perfect job marketing home healthcare for the elderly. Not only is she highly paid, but her company is wonderful—patients, their families, physicians, and employees love it—and based on payments, even Medicare seems to love it. Ariadne Health claims to help guide seniors through the labyrinth of healthcare.
Tony Evans finds himself widowed, retired and well-to-do at an early age. Just as he and Janique are developing the perfect relationship, a few irregularities punctuated by the sudden death of a dear mutual friend reveal that Ariadne is just the opposite. They draw the elderly into the labyrinth, at the same time bilking Medicare for billions of dollars.
From the ski slopes of Aspen to the inner city of Detroit, Dr. Kreis’ unique combination of medical knowledge and a knack for storytelling weave another action-packed thriller that will grip the reader to the end.
If you liked The Corridor and The Pain Doc, you are going to love The Labyrinth.

Orthopedic Surgeon and lifelong resident and student of the Detroit River Region, Wilmont Kreis has authored eight acclaimed historical novels as well two mystery thrillers about healthcare fraud: THE CORRIDOR, set in Detroit's notorious Cass Corridor, and THE PAIN DOC on pain clinics and prescription drug abuse. He and his wife Susan, a healthcare attorney, live in Port Huron, Michigan.
Contact him at www.wilmontkreis.com Read More 
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