All health plans generally cover critical care or intensive care unit costs. Medicare pays hospitals one payment for a type of admission which means that they leave the length of time you are in critical care to the judgment of the physicians. Many insurance companies also do the same thing. Some insurance companies may check with your physician to understand the plan for your care.
Douglas A. Isenstein, MD
Specialty: Critical Care Medicine
- critical care medicine
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursGeorgia Pulmonary Group
1800 Tree Rd Ste 200
Snellville, GA 30078
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia
- Coventry Health Care
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- United Healthcare
- Eastside Medical Center
- Emory Eastside Medical Center
- Gwinnett Medical Center
Is critical care cost covered by my health plan or Medicare?
Joane Goodroe, Nursing, answered
What causes no urination after removing catheter after surgery?
Sometimes after surgery, it takes longer for the anesthesia to completely wear off. That can affect the function of your bladder. In addition, the urethra (the "tube" that leads from your bladder to the outside) can become irritated and swollen from having a catheter in place. In addition, if bleeding occurs in the area you can have blood clots that block off your urethra. Lastly, depending on the surgery you have undergone or the medications you were put on after your surgery, you could have bladder dysfunction.
What is a gastrostomy tube for neonates?
A gastrostomy tube or g-tube is a feeding tube that is placed directly to the infant’s stomach. The surgeon inserts the tube through a small opening in the abdomen directly into the stomach or gastric cavity. The tube remains in place until it is removed by the healthcare provider.
While one end of the remains in the stomach, the other end extend out of the abdomen. A gastrostomy tube can be used to give feeding to a baby who is unable to take oral feedings. Medications and fluids may also be given through the tube. The parents or other caregivers can be taught how to care for the g-tube and how to use it to feed the infant.
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