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Specializes in Med-Surg, Emergency, CEN. Has 10 years experience.

Medicare to Use Physician and Nurse Surveys to Rate Patients for Compensation | GomerBlog

Washington, D.C. – Medicare announced groundbreaking plans to use physician and nurse surveys to rate their patients by 2017 as a measure to set individualized” price schemes for services rendered by health care providers. Shortly thereafter, private insurance carriers followed suit and proclaimed their intent to utilize satisfaction scores to determine coverage for patients.

Hmm.. Pt's hospital costs dependent on medical provider satisfaction surveys? Can we start yesterday?

Emergent, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 28 years experience.

You're kidding, the powers that be are interested in our opinions? This has to be a joke...

NurseOnAMotorcycle, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Emergency, CEN. Has 10 years experience.

It's a parody website called GomerBlog.com for medical professionals. It's the medical version of "The Onion".

KatieMI, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine. Has 8 years experience.

Good joke!

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nrsang97, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuro ICU and Med Surg. Has 20 years experience.

I love Gomerblog. I read that and I only wish that would happen. If I share on facebook I have to post a disclaimer with it that it is a satire site. My husband saw something I posted from it and he really thought it was true. I had to explain that it was just satire.

You're kidding, the powers that be are interested in our opinions? This has to be a joke...

Of course it's a joke, and a good one :) I love GomerBlog!

If patients knew that the amount of their bill that the insurance carrier will pay is directly related to how THEY handle themselves when interacting with medical professionals...my, wouldn't that change a few things?

Suddenly, "the customer is always right" mentality goes out the window. They would have to show up for their appointments, ON TIME, or cancel them per the policy they agreed to at the time they made that appointment.

They'd have to smile and be pleasant, and say "I have the time" when the provider says "I'm sorry, running behind, your appointment is going to be about 10-15 minutes later than scheduled".

They'd be required to comply with all medications and treatments as ordered, or their visit will not be covered in any way. Or, the visit at which they were given those instructions would be covered, but any follow-up at which they disclosed their non-compliance---and let's face it, it can be pretty obvious!--they'd have no coverage for that.

Hmmm. Could be a different, brighter, happier world in healthcare, LOL....

cardiacfreak, ADN

Specializes in Hospice.

I got real happy for a second, sigh, if only.....

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Of course it's a joke, and a good one :) I love GomerBlog!

If patients knew that the amount of their bill that the insurance carrier will pay is directly related to how THEY handle themselves when interacting with medical professionals...my, wouldn't that change a few things?

Suddenly, "the customer is always right" mentality goes out the window. They would have to show up for their appointments, ON TIME, or cancel them per the policy they agreed to at the time they made that appointment.

They'd have to smile and be pleasant, and say "I have the time" when the provider says "I'm sorry, running behind, your appointment is going to be about 10-15 minutes later than scheduled".

They'd be required to comply with all medications and treatments as ordered, or their visit will not be covered in any way. Or, the visit at which they were given those instructions would be covered, but any follow-up at which they disclosed their non-compliance---and let's face it, it can be pretty obvious!--they'd have no coverage for that.

Hmmm. Could be a different, brighter, happier world in healthcare, LOL....

THIS!!!!!!! ^^^^^^^^

Ruby Vee, BSN

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

Sounds like a great idea . . . if only it were real!

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

I do love gomerblog and wish this were real, but I'm still waiting for that aerosol Valium disperser. Not so much for my patients since they're asleep but for the surgeons…