Prescribing addictive drugs to boost scores isn’t ‘unlikely’ scenario
Regarding the article “Senators concerned docs prescribing addictive drugs to boost survey scores” (ModernHealthare.com, June 25): Unlikely scenario? This is a totally “likely” scenario that is happening every day. Talk to an emergency department physician. They are pressured into giving narcotics to narcotic addicts to keep their “likeability” scores high. It is never a surprise that the CMS is out of touch with the delivery of medical care.
Dr. James Frost Pensacola, Fla.