Doctors may forfeit fees over medical errors
Oct 31, 2011
Hospitals and doctors that make mistakes now face tougher sanctions. Two years ago, Medicare began refusing to pay doctors and hospitals if the wrong procedure was used or medical missteps led to unnecessary complications. Now, many private insurers and the state’s TennCare Medicaid program are following suit. Timothy Vogus, assistant professor of management and organization studies, and Jim Jirjis, assistant professor of medicine and chief medical information officer for outpatient services, are quoted.