I would like to ask a doctor if he/she would allow Dr. X to perform surgery on them or one of their family members. If that doctor has to think about it, or says no, then that provider should step up to his peers and bring issues regarding Dr. X's standard of care. Utilize tools in place, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
I would also like to know why providers have to pay excessive malpractice insurance rates when the payouts by the insurance companies have not hindered them in making enough money as to be disproportionate to what they lose in claims. I would like to see a cap on insurance rates for “good driver” providers and a higher rate for those with many “car wrecks.”
The insurance company continues to raise premiums, providers in turn have to charge more for healthcare, thus by affecting the consumer.
HIPAA administratorMalmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.
Cite: Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration, 10th Ed, Geo. Pozgar, 2007
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