Well, Medicare has come out with a new set of regulations, coding and documenting, that will be adopted by all the insurance companies apparently. The coding is very complicated; even if I didn’t have ADD I’d have trouble understanding and using it. I would rather spend time with my patients trying to help them rather than in documenting everything, and I would rather spend my “free” time learning about new medicines than in learning this complex new coding system, but I appear to have no choice. I hate that. (and also, Medicare is at the same time apparently reducing the fees they will pay)
OK, everyone, all together now – “Aww, poor baby!”
Well, I do in fact have choices: 1) I can quit practice. I would like to imagine that I can make some money writing . LOL? 2. ) I can refuse to take medicare patients or any insurance and only see very wealthy people who can pay out of pocket. I would hate to do that.
Strategies : 1. Accept that it is as it is. I cannot change it; I can only choose among the unpleasant choices. But recognize that I do have choices. 2. See the positives – they are hard to see in this, but the fact is I can be very grateful that I am still able to work, and especially in a job that I enjoy. 3. I can ventilate on this blog.
If anyone has any other suggestions about positives or strategies I would be delighted to hear them.
ostrich the grouch –>
not only that, i don’t like the way wordpress has changed how it handles the pictures. (Another ADD challenge -but then it’s free)
PS if you’re not already prepared for Christmas, have you considered ordering the book for some one with ADD or ADHD who could benefit from it? Easy to do. Just a thought.