Dr. George reviews records from all sorts of different providers across Oregon. He has seen good records and terrible documentation that borders on negligence and potential malpractice. When records fail to meet the typical standard of care that he sees at most clinics, he will not hesitate to file complaints with the appropriate licensing boards.
Insurance fraud is rampant among users of electronic medical record systems. Many providers are documenting, by checking off boxes and such, that they performed physical examinations and more, when they never even touched the patient. Insurance companies rarely care as long as they aren’t losing too much money. They expect some fraud as a part of doing business; that’s the nature of healthcare in America today. And licensing boards rarely ever investigate any providers for such fraud because they know it is quite rampant. Who cares if it affects patient care? Wait . . . isn’t that one of their mandates; to protect the citizen-patients of Oregon?