Possible Reason for Covid numbers 'inflation'

Apparently, according to the article, hospitals get paid more if Medicare patients are listed as having COVID-19 and get three times as much money if they need a ventilator.
“Hospital administrators might well want to see COVID-19 attached to a discharge summary or a death certificate. Why? Because if it’s a straightforward, garden-variety pneumonia that a person is admitted to the hospital for – if they’re Medicare – typically, the diagnosis-related group lump sum payment would be $5,000. But if it’s COVID-19 pneumonia, then it’s $13,000, and if that COVID-19 pneumonia patient ends up on a ventilator, it goes up to $39,000.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news…ore-covid-19-patients-coronavirus/3000638001/

Fear not my brothers…Kitunguu lazima inuke at whatever expense. Capitalism at default.

You deliberately left out the parts of the article which do not support your narrative, so let me include them:

Jensen clarified in the video that he doesn’t think physicians are “gaming the system” so much as other “players,” such as hospital administrators, who he said may pressure physicians to cite all diagnoses, including “probable” COVID-19, on discharge papers or death certificates to get the higher Medicare allocation allowed under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Past practice, Jensen said, did not include probabilities…

Jensen said he thinks the overall number of COVID-19 cases have been undercounted based on limitations in the number of tests available.