Incompetence: Another Reason for Doc Flight
By Frank Cohen, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence
As originally published by Racmonitor.com
According to a recent survey of Americans, only 17 percent were satisfied with the way our government is working. And it’s no surprise, since, in my opinion, the number one item that the government produces is confusion.
So it should be no surprise that less than half of recently surveyed physicians would recommend the same career to their children, and one-third say that if they had to do it over again, they would choose a different career path. In that same survey, the authors reported that nearly 70 percent of physicians feel that their clinical autonomy and their decisions are sometimes or often threatened. I don’t care who you are; that’s sad.
There are many reasons that physicians list for their frustrations, so I am not going to offer up my opinion on their behalf, but I can give you some examples that, if nothing else, frustrate the heck out of pretty much everyone who has to do business with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).