I know all of us have days where we can't read and retain anything. I had an almost photographic memory and now I cannot remember a telephone number which is read to me by an operator. However, I recently reviewed a medical bill for a friend, and I found $15,000 worth of overpayment on the first try. That was without having the orders from the chart. She has filed for a copy of just the orders and nursing notes for procedures records, instead of the whole thing, and I may well be able to uncover many more charges. I did have to get a waiver from her, and send it to the hospital to ask about some codes, but it only took me about 45 minutes on the phone. When I first became disabled with this DD I did some work in this type of thing, along with some other medico-legal work to keep my mind working. I would be the first to admit that some days, I wouldn't be able to do this, period, but if one did it on a small consulting basis, one could spend an hour or so a day on it, or when one has a good day, and it would be particularly good for ex nurses or coding clerks. Sometimes, it is best to get someone who has been a coder and a nurse together to audit the chart. My friend's insurance company has a program whereby they will split 50/50 with the insured on any overpayments which are identified. My friend is ecstatic, needless to say. This may well be something one could do and stay under the SS money, and it would be something one could do in a small way to keep the old mind working and make some money on the side.