Meaningful Extortion

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Leave it to Massachusetts to be at the forefront of physician extortion:

New legislation recently passed by the Massachusetts House would modify an existing law that requires physicians to demonstrate electronic health record use as a prerequisite for licensure, according to a report from the Massachusetts Medical Society.

This is what some states are doing now.  Since WE do not control the licensing of our own profession, the states are using this leverage to make doctors do whatever they want.  So if you are not proficient in your EMR use then…poof…you can’t practice medicine.  This is a slippery slope and should be fought hard.   Next thing you know they will be randomly drug testing doctors.  Whoops, they are already trying that in California.

How are we letting this happen to us?  I am amazed and embarrassed.

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