Relax. Take a deep breath. Clear your head. It may be startling to receive a letter of investigation from the California State Bar, but you want to keep perspective. You want to take the investigation seriously, but it doesn’t need to be cause for panic.
Nursing can be a rewarding profession. As much as it can wear you down, it can leave you knowing, each day, that you made a difference. There aren’t many other professions in which you might save so many lives or help so many people recover their health. Nor are there many professions that are more heavily regulated.
If you have ever been the target of a malpractice suit or medical board investigation, you’re not alone. You’re also not alone if it left you surprised, shocked, angered, stressed or depressed.
The CMS recently sent out the updated Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and it could change everything. For starters, formerly benign Medical Board sanctions could now cost you your Medicare billing privileges.
Every health care professional understands the power and purpose of vaccinations. Since the world has started orchestrating large-scale vaccinations, we have nearly eradicated several diseases that used to plague our societies. That’s why California recently passed two new laws that limit vaccine exemptions for schoolchildren.
We stress a noteworthy point on our website at the Century Law Group regarding the regulatory challenges that routinely face physicians and other health care workers practicing across California.
One think-tank principal notes that California’s professional licensing laws “have become so encrusted and bureaucratic that they often serve as an unnecessary barrier for skilled people who want to legally work in our state.”
A segue into any discussion on the California Department of Insurance might logically lead off with this rhetorical question:
The story chronicled below in today’s Century Law Group blog post centrally alludes to the legal/regulatory challenges a California doctor currently faces concerning allegations of improper patient care.