Patient Follow Up Care During The COVID-19 Pandemic
We are all under tremendous pressure due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. However, you will not get a pass on patient follow-up care. You still must make patients aware of test results and their significance. You must still follow -up on proposed treatment plans. Follow-up on patient referrals is mandatory. Follow up on prescriptions has not disappeared. All of this should be written in your chart. You may be volunteering at your local hospital, but you may not abandon your other patients without some kind of care plan during your absence or unavailability. Some other health care provider may be cover for you. In other words, please do not forget your non-Covid patients.
Lawrence F. Kobak, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Frier Levitt
101 Greenwich Street, Suite 8B, New York, NY 10006