And if all else fails, couldn't the doctor send a note to the patient saying. "Thank you for referring your friend." With no name, there is no PHI, right?
Deborah Campbell
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A good old fashioned thank you may now have to be first requested by the doctor when in with the referred patient. If the patient agrees, document a verbal agreement and then send the thank you note.
We should not be so worried in this environment, that we either forget or discontinue common courtesies.
Julie Tomkinson
TOMKINSONHealth Consulting
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