Common sense, collaboration
Certainly this is a top subject in many conversations (“ACP plans to release evidence-based recommendations,” Modern Healthcare.com, April 25). Any abatement of unnecessary costs will improve the financial burden placed upon the system. We must also be aware of cause and effect with anticipation of negativity if the delivery of details and information is not appropriately vetted or reasonable in the context to the patient and practitioner.
We do recognize that this may be too little, too late based on the recent passage of healthcare reform. As the regulations have not been totally contemplated, evaluated or understood, we can only hope that the regulators may adopt some sound medically focused cost-conservation measures as expressed from this article.
Society is becoming aware that unintended consequences evolve from best efforts in solutions; healthcare reform is only one of these areas that awareness is developing in society.
After the last announcement of overexuberance of mammograms, let’s hope that information coming from this expert group is more