Thursday, June 15, 2017

Regulations vs Productivity, Medical-style

Interesting article today in MedPage about how five doc's manage their practices (or have bailed on them) through years of increasingly onerous paperwork and record-keeping reg's.

For example:

"Around 2005, Dr. A was starting to fatigue. He was well into his sixties and did not like the direction medicine was going. The hours were too strenuous, the documentation requirements were getting increasingly complicated, and he saw the writing on the wall. Regulation was coming, and the results would be devastating. So, he decided to retire."

What happens next is a cautionary (true) tale, including the experience of FoIB Dr Gerard Gianoli. And it seems likely to get worse before getting better (if that's even possible at this point). Frustrating information, but a good, well-written piece.

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