health law notes
“They just keep changing everything so they are going to trip me up at some point,” the physician owner of Coyote Medical Group blurted out somewhat sarcastically.
“Who are they?” the group’s general counsel inquired.
“I just got a certified letter from Acme Health Plan demanding money,” an exasperated Dr. Wyle E. Coyote explained to his health care lawyer over the phone.
“Tell me a bit more,” the lawyer quietly responded.
“What do you mean that I have to schedule an office visit with the doctor to get my lab test information?” the increasingly frustrated patient asked the medical office manager over the phone.
“Well, that is just our office policy and the doctor says you would not understand the test results,” the office manager asserted.
The following “top ten” list sets forth a few of the key legal and compliance issues health care providers should be looking out for this year.
Jane Smith got home after a long day at work and played the message machine. The only message was from the school nurse at Acme Elementary School. “Mrs. Smith, this is Nurse Amanda at Acme Elementary. I am afraid we cannot let your daughter, Becky, return to school until her immunization chart is updated.”