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Thursday, July 07, 2005
Bloglines - Florida Audit Shows Many Doctors Fail to Follow Malpractice Guidelines
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Responding to criticism that it wasn't adequately policing physician reporting and payment of malpractice claims, the Florida Department of Health says in a new report that its system for identifying doctors who don't comply with the rules is "effective," despite flaws such as unclear instructions and a confusing online reporting system. A Republican lawmaker who has been a persistent critic of the Health Department's oversight of physicians says the report shows the need for tougher enforcement.