Delaware Handbook: Medical Practice Closure or Provider Departure

WHAT IS THE PROPER PROCEDURE TO FOLLOW WHEN A PHYSICIAN IS LEAVING A PRACTICE? When one physician in the practice is leaving, but the office will remain open, you must take certain steps. As soon as you know the physician is leaving, you should begin planning for the notification and future care of his or her patients.  The following steps are recommended for a surgical practice when one or more physicians are leaving. However, much of this information applies to other types of practices. Keep in mind that emotions can run high during preparation for a physician’s departure; for this reason, try to discuss the following points with the departing physician before implementing them, to ensure a smooth transition. Place a notice ...
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