The article by Joseph Conn ("Upcoding worries greet AHIC's E&M ruling," Jan. 23) is timely. Healthcare officials continue to struggle in the same standard-of-care box.
I see the day coming where providers' performance to better patient outcomes will be documentable and thus rewarded to both patients and doctors. Henley is so correct.
Are there reports out there comparing patients treated by cardiology interventionist for vascular disease vs. patients treated by primary care for vascular disease?
Alexander Castellanos, M.D.TempletonDocTempleton, Ca.
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