There is a big debate going on right now about the passing of health care reform. There is a lot of ranting and rhetoric floating around. But just like any other historical passage of a controversial bill, ie, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, things will settle down. The masses will settle down. In the meantime, there are patients to take care of. It is my hope that medical providers will take the time to really study how the law will affect them and their patients. Just watching CNN or Fox is not going to give them the real facts. That is a fact! I believe that if you take the politics and pessimism out of the picture and begin to see the law for what it is, a way for many patients to finally get care that they have not had for years. We will be a healthier society, a more productive society. Quoting John Lennon, "Some may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."
Doctors have to find ways for their medical offices to be more cost efficient. They have to be better business persons. It's time to stop complaining and do what needs to be done to accomplish this. Sure there are going to be challenges and more red tape in some areas. But if you face it head on and be prepared for it, you can overcome it. You can see your practice grow and more patients can receive care. Isn't that what you got into medicine for? I hope so.
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