Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Competency
Written by Editor   
Tuesday, August 30, 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:  Competence of non-physician reviewers and the availability of same-specialty peer review must be delineated and assured in utilization review, but physicians, apparently, are not required to be competent.

ExcerptAMA adopts the following principles for the development and application of utilization management guidelines: The competence of non-physician reviewers and the availability of same-specialty peer review must be delineated and assured. – Medical Review – Clinical Practice Guidelines and Clinical Quality Improvement Activities, American Medical Association Policy H-320.949

 

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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.