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Jan 23, 2018 – Residential drug treatment centers are doing big business as the opioid epidemic continues to grows. Facilities routinely charge patients’ insurance thousands of dollars a day for treatment. But the ABC Action News I-Team uncovered not all of those charges are justified and may be helping to drive up insurance rates for everyone. “I went on a bender. By the time it was done, I was in handcuffs in the back of a sheriff’s car,” said Rachel, a registered nurse from Florida’s East Coast who didn’t want to give her last name because she worries it might affect her job … “all urine testing is based on a physician order, and all results are reviewed by a medical provider. They say they run confirmation tests on all samples in which the presumptive screen is positive, when the presumptive screen is negative but is expected to be positive and when no presumptive screen is available for the drug being requested by the physician.” … “It’s all about the holy dollar,” said Palm Beach County State’s Attorney Dave Aronberg.
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