Dialogue Magazine

Volume 13, Issue 4, 2017

Uninsured Services Policy Emphasizes Clear Communication; Meet the New President; A Family Tradition; Thank you; Reflections on Peer Assessment

Dec 31, 2017

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Features

Uninsured Services Policy Emphasizes Clear Communication

It can get very confusing for patients when physicians propose or provide uninsured services with insured services. The Uninsured Services: Billing and Block Fees policy makes it clear that communications must be clear and impartial.

Meet the New President

Dr. Steven Bodley brings his years of experience in working with chronic pain patients to the College’s efforts to facilitate appropriate opioid prescribing.

Appreciation

A Family Tradition

Dr. Hugh Kendall has been contributing to College work in a number of different capacities for many years. But he was not the first in his family to participate in medical regulation. His grandmother – broadcaster Betty Kennedy – was the College’s very first public member.

Thank you

Last year, 1245 physicians provided the time to help the College deliver on its mandate of responsible, professional regulation.

Reflections on Peer Assessment

Dr. Henry Wu recently retired as a College peer assessor – a role he had for 33 years. He writes about what peer assessment means to him.