Patient, Demi Daniels, calls to ask you to change her diagnosis in her medical record from R/O (rule out) bladder infection to “bladder infection” because her insurance will not pay for a R/O diagnosis. In fact, she tested negative for an infection, but the physician placed her on antibiotics anyway.
1. What do you do?
2. Is this an ethical or legal question? Why or why not?
3. What could happen to the physician you work for if you make a mistake and change the diagnosis?