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3 Privacy Concerns Patients May Not Know About

3 Privacy Concerns Patients May Not Know About

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is alerting Americans to three privacy issues they may not know anything about.

CCHF president and co-founder Twila Brase says these three health care news items are just a sampling of the many ways the government and the health care industry are attempting to use patient data—often without consent—for their own gain.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Releasing Groundbreaking New Book on the Dangers of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Releasing Groundbreaking New Book on the Dangers of Electronic Health Records (EHRs)

ST. PAUL, Minn.If you’ve ever been in the doctor’s office and the clinician isn’t looking you in the eyebut at a computer screen insteadyou know how electronic health records (EHRs) have impacted the medical industry.

But this lack of patient-doctor interaction due to EHRs is just the tip of the iceberg.

 

Don't Call it "Health Care"

Don't Call it 'Health Care'

Words shape thinking. Consider how often people say, “I get my health care at work.”I know what they mean but it’s not true. 

You see . . . there’s no such thing as “health care.” 

CMS Plan for ‘Direct Primary Contractors’ Will Confuse Public and Compromise True DPC Clinics

CMS Plan for ‘Direct Primary Contractors’ Will Confuse Public and Compromise True DPC Clinics

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Patient privacy advocate Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) has spoken out about the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) potential plan to wrap direct primary care contracting (DPC) clinics back into the government.

CCHF Responds to Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting Models

CCHF Responds to Request for Information on Direct Provider Contracting Models

CCHF has concerns with the proposed model of Direct Provider Contracting— and its acronym. Many physicians and providers have wisely chosen to move away from insurance contracts. They have also opted out of Medicare/Medicaid to remove federal and other third-party intrusion from their practice. They are third-party- payer free (TPF). The questions and commentary of the RFI propose to intrude into the patient-doctor relationship under the name of “DPC.” The proposal asks “how can a DPC model be designed to attract a wide variety of practices, including small, independent practices, and/or physicians.”

 

Renaming ‘Meaningful Use’ Won’t Free Doctors or Protect Patient Privacy

Renaming ‘Meaningful Use’ Won’t Free Doctors or Protect Patient Privacy

ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is renaming the “Meaningful Use” program. The newly named “Promoting Interoperability” program will include revamped programs toaddress electronic health records (EHRs) interoperability, physician reporting requirements and hospital price transparency.

 

CCHF Invited to the White House

CCHF Invited to the White House

An invitation to the White House came last week.I accepted. On May 11, President Trump made an announcement in the Rose Garden about lowering drug prices. Here’s a short play by play for you, our supporters, the people who keep our organization on the front lines and operating on behalf of your health freedom every day.

"Any Willing Pharmacy" Rule Proposed

'Any Willing Pharmacy' Rule Proposed

NATIONAL ACTION ALERT
Protect #PharmacyFreedom for Senior Citizens!

DEADLINE: TODAY
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET

 

CCHF Public Comment on CMS Proposed Rule re: Any Willing Pharmacy

CCHF Public Comment on CMS Proposed Rule re: Any Willing Pharmacy

We support the CMS Medicare proposal to restore the freedom of senior citizens to access medication at the pharmacy of their choice. 

CCHF Encourages Americans to Support #PharmacyFreedom

CCHF Encourages Americans to Support #PharmacyFreedom

ST. PAUL, Minn.Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is alerting Americans to support the freedom to choose their pharmacies by making a public comment by next week.