Specialization of labor helps to improve quality, efficiency, and profitability. In health care however, there is a downside – it can come at the cost of the quality of the continuum of care that patients need and deserve.
This is one of the worst examples of patient abandonment I can imagine. Surgeons are paid a bundled fee to provide surgical care for a 90 day period. I’m pretty sure CMS would like to hear about this surgeon’s policy of not providing their agreed upon service contract with the federal government.