A licensed health care executive?

Read this. (h/t Kevin MD, last Friday)

Should executives on the business side of health care be required to license?

Dr. Roy M. Poses writes at Health Care Renewal:

Yet there are no requirements that leaders of health care organizations have any particular educational background, knowledge, commitment to health care values, or, for that matter, that they have not committed crimes.

Interesting thought, but I tend to the side of disagreement.  Executive administration licensure adds a hoop, a hoop that unnecessarily lowers the supply and raises the salaries of administrators.  A local hospital board should be up to the task of judging an administrator’s educational background, knowledge, and commitment to health care values.  A deep background check should be sufficient for deterring criminals.

If not, I’m sure there’s a consultant willing to do it.

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