Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207 #00021

Submission Number:
00021
Commenter:
Gilly Arthurs
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207
Are Federal funded facility drive more patient-focused care driven or are they money hungry like every other healthcare facility. Psychiatric patients can use any department including urgent care for medication refills only and have no psychiatric visits in months or a year. Patients does not keep appointments and are just getting refills from non-trained psychiatric providers. Workers compensation and veterans disability are seen and treated in an urgent care. This facility goal is to capture everyone that can come through the door whether or not they are being seen by trained and appropriate providers. Are the patients a priority or is money a priority especially in a federal funded facility. Same facility abuse mid level providers unclear if due to their stature or because of forgiveness loan programs. Same facility with majority lay people in top positions and they have ultimate decision making with patient care. These health care facilities need to be assessed and assessed is by speaking to its workers and the patients.