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NewCCHF 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.”

 

NewRenaming ‘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.

Reaching Out with Unconventional Truth

Reaching Out with Unconventional Truth

HEALTH FREEDOM WATCH

Volume 21: Issue 1: 1st Quarter 2018

In Ongoing CHIP Debate, Coverage Does Not Equal Care

In Ongoing CHIP Debate, Coverage Does Not Equal Care

ST. PAUL, Minn.—A bone of contention within the many current health care debates is the funding of the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). No one wants to see kids go without health care, but government health care for children is not the best answer, says Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom (CCHF, www.cchfreedom.org).

REAL ID Is a Direct Attack on State Sovereignty

REAL ID Is a Direct Attack on State Sovereignty

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Last week, 116 lawmakers in Pennsylvania penned a letter to President Donald Trump, asking him to protect their residents by reexamining REAL ID, a 2005 act that will affect Americans’ drivers licenses, is a harmful government intrusion and violates their privacy.

The Three Obamacares

The Three Obamacares

What do you mean when you say “Obamacare”? Since people think Obamacare is imploding, we’ve created a better way to talk it: Obamacare I, Obamacare II, and Obamacare III.

Opting for Freedom from Medicare

Opting for Freedom from Medicare

The attached is a list of all health care practitioners, including physicians, that have opted out of the Medicare program, as found in the federal Medicare participation-status database on July 5, 2016. NOTE: Physicians and others that have refused to get a National Provider ID are not included on this list.

AAPS also has a list of links to opted-out physicians found here. 

 

Is Trump Proposing Price Controls?

Is Trump Proposing Price Controls?

Have you read Donald Trump’s health care plan? At first glance, there’s nothing unique about his plan. The first six points look like he picked off standard GOP health care talking points without much creative thought. Interestingly, it sounds like he has no idea we already have the Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) he’s proposing.
 

CO LEGISLATIVE ALERT!

CO LEGISLATIVE ALERT!

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is pushing a bill, HB 1164, which would allow it to directly gather data on families that delay or avoid vaccinations. Parents would be required to submit exemption claims directly to the government for state storage, analysis and use.