The Obama Administration wants solo practices to disappear. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a 962-page proposed rule that will hurt 87 percent of solo practices (89,383 clinicians).
Have you looked into your medical record? Does it claim you are depressed when you aren’t?
Politico Panel Discussion – Partial Transcript by CCHF
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Two significant headlines concerning heath care are making news today, and Twila Brase, president and co-founder of Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org) is available for comment on both.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—There’s trouble ahead for doctors and patients, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org), a patient-centered national health freedom organization based in St. Paul, Minn., existing to protect health care choices, individualized patient care, and medical and genetic privacy rights.
There’s trouble ahead for doctors and patients. Last Friday, the eleven members of the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee were announced. It includes seven physicians to advise HHS on how to pay doctors differently. Republicans established the committee in the “Doc Fix” bill (MACRA, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015), which President Obama happily signed because it expanded Obamacare controls.
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Health care is an always-moving, always-changing entity, with new developments every day—some of which compromise patients’ private medical information, as well as the care their doctors can offer them.
You’ll be a patient some day soon. Your life will depend on having trusted, skilled advocates in your corner. Patients are often scared, frequently dependent on others for life, and in great need of a sense of safety and care. This intimate vulnerability is the basis for the Hippocratic oath, medical ethics and patient confidentiality.
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