My story begins last fall when I went through the process of signing up for health insurance through my practice. As I trust insurance companies about as much as I trust the government, I took what I thought were reasonable precautions.
As my practice worked through the meaningful use attestation process earlier this year, I began to believe that the government was putting us through the electronic equivalent of an aerial acrobatic maneuver that would impress Ethan Hunt of “Mission: Impossible” fame. And I wasn’t pleased.
Given the current controversy, I thought it might be worth learning about the history of the American Board of Urology and maintenance of certification to better understand why the ABU finds it necessary for us to jump through the hoops the board has created.
A urologist in academic practice recently told Henry Rosevear, MD, that it’s impossible to simultaneously be an excellent clinician and a businessman. "I disagreed," Dr. Rosevear writes. "Emphatically."
Despite our best efforts, we make mistakes and complications occur, says blogger Henry Rosevear, MD. It is simply part of a physician’s job, but it is not a part that Dr. Rosevear is comfortable with. Nevertheless, dealing with complications and grieving are normal, and he offers some advice based on lessons learned.