Discussion Question #2 Name Professor Course Date Discussion Question #2 1. The allegation leveled against Dr. Smith is quite serious considering that he is an emergency room physician who is required to sound decisions in order to save the lives of patients in critical conditions (Muller et al. 2006). After receiving the report assuming that the nurse manger’s assessment and reasons for suspecting that Dr. Smith is intoxicated sound plausible I would immediately set a meeting with the doctor to ascertain whether the accusations are true. In case I find out that the physician is actually intoxicated I would doctor for clarification of the matter so that it could be corrected in case it was a mistake (Muller et al. 2006). However if it was intentional then he could give his reasons as we try to establish a conclusive and appropriate decision. References Bodenheimer T. & Grumbach K. (2012). Understanding health policy. McGraw Hill Professional. Top of Form Caldwell C. Butler G. & Posten N. (2009). Lean-Six Sigma for healthcare: a senior leader guide to improving cost and throughput. ASQ Quality Press. Muller M. E. Muller M. Bezuidenhout M. & Jooste K. (2006). Health care service management. Juta and Company Ltd. [...]
Discussion Question #2 : 1.You are a new administrator at Jonestown Medical Center. You receive a telephone call from the nurse manager of the emergency room. Dr. Smith, an emergency room physician who is an employee of your hospital, has just reported for duty. The nurse manager suspects that Dr. Smith is intoxicated. What do you do? 2.You are the practice manager of Docs R Us, Ltd., a large multispecialty medical practice employing more than 100 physicians. You are conducting a random review of billing for doctors in the practice and you discover that one of the internists in your group who treats mostly Medicare recipients has been checking off the wrong code for her procedures on the billing form. The procedures on the patient record do not match the billing form codes. You pull up her files for the past 3 months and find a pattern of upcoding. When you meet with her to review this miscoding, she becomes very defensive and angry. What do you do? How could you have prepared better for the meeting with the physician? 3.You are a new administrator at a hospital, well known for pulmonary medicine. The physicians in the ICU, the ER, and the department of pulmonary medicine have demanded to meet with you about the shortage of respiratory therapists. You stall them for 48 hours so you can gather data. What types of information will you need to collect to have an intelligent conversation with this powerful group of physicians? 4.Dr. White ordered an unusual dose of a medication. May Patterson, RN, sees the order and believes it to be the wrong dose. She calls Dr. White, who insists that she give the medication—as written. Nurse Patterson calls you, the administrator on call for the weekend, to resolve this crisis. What do you do? Give detailed answers and cite a minimum of 2 references (1 can be textbook) appropriately in-text. Follow APA guidelines.