Fact check: Hospitals get paid more if patients listed as COVID-19
Plandemic is a conspiracy theory video released in May 2020 that promotes a variety of falsehoods and misinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. (...) Fact-checker PolitiFact highlighted eight false or misleading claims made in the video, including:
That hospitals receive "$13,000 from Medicare if you call it COVID-19" when a patient dies. This claim, which had previously been promoted by The American Spectator and WorldNetDaily, was rated "half true" by PolitiFact and Snopes: payments are made but the amount is open to dispute and there is no evidence that this influences diagnosis and in fact the evidence suggests that COVID-19 is, if anything, under-diagnosed.
14 Rogers, Michelle. "Fact check: Hospitals get paid more if patients listed as COVID-19, on ventilators". Retrieved 2020-05-08.
15 Tom Kertscher (April 21, 2020). "Fact-check: Hospitals and COVID-19 payments". PolitiFact.
16 "Is Medicare Paying Hospitals $13K for Patients Diagnosed with COVID-19, $39K for Those on Ventilators?". Snopes.com. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
17 Richardson, Ian. "Fact check: Is US coronavirus death toll inflated? Experts agree it's likely the opposite". Retrieved 2020-05-08.