On April 15, 2003, we are anticipating that we simply do not have the staff available to supply all patients that walk in our door with our NPP. It's hard to find someone to do a job like this for only 3-4 months! We plan to hire college students to accomplish this task when school let outs in May.
Nevertheless, in order to be compliant with the April 15, 2003 deadline, is it acceptable to mail out our NPP to scheduled patients ahead of time? Is the fact that we are mailing them out (and let's say we can keep track of who got SENT one) sufficient in itself to meet the requirement of a "Good faith effort to obtain acknowledgement of receipt of NPP"? That is, is simply mailing out the NPP adequate? If such a plan is not adequate, what about if we included an acknowledgement form in the mailing and asked the patient to return the form (and we did NOT supply an envelop or stamp)? Would that be enough, even if no one returns it? Thanks. Rich Fairley MD Dubuque, IA --- The WEDI SNIP listserv to which you are subscribed is not moderated. The discussions on this listserv therefore represent the views of the individual participants, and do not necessarily represent the views of the WEDI Board of Directors nor WEDI SNIP. If you wish to receive an official opinion, post your question to the WEDI SNIP Issues Database at http://snip.wedi.org/tracking/. These listservs should not be used for commercial marketing purposes or discussion of specific vendor products and services. They also are not intended to be used as a forum for personal disagreements or unprofessional communication at any time. You are currently subscribed to wedi-privacy as: firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this list, go to the Subscribe/Unsubscribe form at http://subscribe.wedi.org or send a blank email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] If you need to unsubscribe but your current email address is not the same as the address subscribed to the list, please use the Subscribe/Unsubscribe form at http://subscribe.wedi.org