FCRA for Healthcare?
January 18, 2008
Here’s an interesting story which describes how the people who developed Credit Scores are in development of a “MedFico” score which will allow hospitals to assess a patient’s ability to pay their medical bills. I’m sure this will prove to be more than controversial.
With this development can an “FCRA” for Patients be far off? Do you think patients will be more prone to identity theft and claim they needed to do it in order to get medical attention? Can a patient dispute what is found on their record, say a scandalous plastic surgery? Can trading organs on-line to pay for medical bills be far behind (oh yeah! That’s been done)?
All these questions are making me dizzy. I hope my Doctor will be willing to see me even though I only have $20 in my pocket.