Billing dispute infuriates Montreal ER doctors, sparks mass-resignation threat

Pinker, Susan
August 1999
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/99, Vol. 161 Issue 3, p306
Academic Journal
Reports that in June 1999 all the emergency physicians at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal submitted their resignations as a result of investigations into their billing practices. How the conflict centers around the frequency of major complete exams performed in the emergency room; Use of peer reviews run by family physicians; Questions of reimbursements to patients who paid for unnecessary treatments.


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