Physicians from time to time have issues impacting their ability to practice. Many of these issues are temporary, relating to health or substance abuse, skill deficiencies and other matters. Others may become permanent. At MCN in the course of credentialing consultants, we review cases where regulatory action has taken place. This Wall Street Journal article describes one program’s approach to assessment and remediation of physicians who have practice issues leading to regulatory action in California.
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MCNtalk, which has existed for many years as an email broadcast, is being converted into a blog. Advantages include the ability for prior articles to be stored, indexed and accessed by readers, as well as a robust ability to include many features and full user control of how or if they receive notifications of new postings or comments.
In addition, this blog will be readily available on the web for subscribers and non-subscribers alike.
It is a work in progress and we hope to add many enhancements over time.
The address is http://www.mcntalk.com
Your comments and ideas are welcome as well as requests to add a particular site or blog to the featured list. We also welcome links to articles of interest, or even your own idea pieces.
Our goal is to present articles of interest and potential relevance to those who deal with medical issues in claims management, disability, injury and related legal and administrative issues, as well as those who have a general interest in health-care issues. I am linking to blogs that focus on health care politics but we will do our best to steer clear of partisan and acutely political matters. We recognize that our readership is diverse and that there is no shortage of good sources for thoughtful comments, reflections and positions on current political issues.
This does not mean that the occasional article will not be controversial, and we welcome divergent comments. Inclusion of a particular article does not necessarily imply agreement with the stated position by MCN or it’s staff.
The original MCNTalk email list will be used for periodic reminders about the blog and recent articles. But we encourage direct subscription via the button on the upper left, which will provide immediate notice of new postings. You may change your subscription preferences or unsubscribe at any time.
We welcome comments but they should be signed, courteous and relevant to the posting. We will tread gently into the world of comments and initially screen them before posting, perhaps opening them up to non-screened postings for repeat commentators or all.
If you have ideas or thoughts about making MCNTalk more effective and relevant – send them to us at MCNTalk@mcn.com.
Brian L. Grant, MD
Chairman and Medical Director