Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Physician-led ONLY
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Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:00 AM

For those who promote “Let’s forget organized medicine and just do our own thing,” what will you do about those who espouse the following policies?

Comment:  Organized medicine supports PAs, and NPs practicing in physician-led teams prescribing therapeutic shoes and inserts.  Do you think organized medicine would support independent DCs prescribing such?

ExcerptAMA supports authorization of physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who practice in physician-led teams to certify Medicare beneficiaries’ need for therapeutic shoes and/or inserts. – Health Care Delivery – Non-Physician Practitioners Certifying Medicare Patients? Need for Therapeutic Shoes and Inserts, American Medical Association Policy H-160.905

 

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This is a weekly series excerpting from the American Medical Associations own published policies regarding “non-physicians”.  It will take nearly a year to complete.