My Heroes Fix the SGR Mess

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Check out the headline:

AAFP Wins House Battle for Full SGR Repeal, Takes Fight to Senate

Wow, what fighters.  Heck, even the image above is from their website and it shows boxing gloves.  But wait, isn’t it the AMA doing the real fighting? Here is their headline:

AMA Urges Immediate Congressional Action Upon Return from Recess

I am confused? Which group are the real heroes?  Which group should I give my money to?  The answer is neither.  They are both sellouts.  All this “fix” does is stop Medicare rates from not being cut by 21% and that action has been blocked every year anyway.  And maybe if it wasn’t blocked and we let the 21% cut happen then more docs would walk from Medicare forcing the politicians to listen to the doctors’ demands and not the other way around.

Do not be fooled by these snake oil salesman.  If you still bill Medicare you will still have more and more bogus quality metrics and more and more hassles.  Oh, and you will be paid less and less each year.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  1 comment for “My Heroes Fix the SGR Mess

  1. Steve O'
    March 30, 2015 at 9:04 am

    If Bill O’Reilly wants to do his next series on “Killing Medicine,” he could do well by simply grafting over the Pharisees in KJ to the American Boards.The motif of political pragmatists looking out for their own skin during a period of political repression…it’s all good, it’s all good.

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