Week 19: 2011-08-12
This week I was thinking about all the rules with which physicians must comply. Here’s a few off the top of my head:
Be licensed by state
Completely annual continuing education requirements according to license and specialty board requirements.
Hold a DEA license for controlled drug dispensing
Purchase malpractice insurance (for participation in most insurance plans)
Keep credentials up to date for each position, insurance, state, and board
Provide patients with HIPPA information
Use online prescribing this year or face a cut in Medicare payment in 2012
Begin using an EHR soon or face further Medicare cuts
Attest to lack of drug use, alcohol abuse, or criminal behavior
Pay child support or risk losing one’s medical license (a good thing?)
Comply with multiple chart audits
Now the question: do doctors seem scared by the medical establishment?
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– Doc Cindy