What do you want your readers to come away with after reading PERSONAL BAGGAGE?
AnswerI want readers to come away from reading PERSONAL BAGGAGE having experienced enjoyment from becoming caught up in the story I have created, and I want them to see that nurses are real people who are really, really busy.
Also, I hope they are more conscious of the huge amount of health-care fraud taking place in our country. I hope they will compare the medical services they receive with those that appear on their Medicare Summary notice and, if they have questions, call their doctor or provider as did the mother of a patient in my story (p. 198) when she called Flossie Mae at Dr. Scales’ office to report a false charge she found on the Explanation of Benefits statement from her insurance company.
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Chapter 19: Chapter Nineteen
"...Flossie Mae sighed. “It’s clinical probation: means he can’t admit patients and if he writes an order it must be cosigned by another doctor. I shouldn’t tell you this, but Dr. Scales is under investigation for fraud.” Flossie Mae placed both fists on the table. “You cannot tell this to anyone!” ..."
Chapter 26: Chapter Twenty-Six9.
"... “Mississippi Bureau of Investigation agents and U.S. marshals raided the office of Dixiana, Mississippi physician Samuel Scales and arrested him yesterday for allegedly defrauding the state-federal Medicaid program by submitting false claims. The arrest came after a year-long undercover probe. ..."16.
"... federal custody after posting a $100,000 cash bond. “Edwin York, special agent in charge of MBI’s Medicare fraud unit, says the case dramatically illustrates how some corrupt medical personnel abuse the system for their personal gain.” Oblivious to taste, Penny consumed cheese-eggs, ..."