This is the weekly newsletter from the AAFP. It’s nice to see the American Academy…
Burdens We Created
This from the latest AAFP newsletter:
AAFP President Robert Wergin, M.D., attended a White House event celebrating passage of legislation on Medicare physician payment reform, including repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula. Wergin thanked President Barack Obama for his leadership on the issue and said the Academy’s next step is to improve physician payment and push for reducing administrative burdens related to quality measurement.
First, I am not sure the SGR fix was such a great idea. You can read other posts on this blog for the reasons why. That being said, I highlighted the last part because I was more of a shocker to me. The ACO, PCHM, metric crazy AAFP now wants less administrative burdens on the quality measurements they endorsed?! How can they even say that with a straight face? They created this crap. They went all in with this garbage by sleeping the government and insurance companies and suddenly they realize that maybe, just maybe, these worthless quality measurements are too demanding?
Well, we better send them donations soon because they are going to need the money to work on this. It costs a lot to stay in nice hotels, meet with politicians, meet the president, eat at fancy restaurants, have more meetings, travel around the country, etc. Someone has to pay for this, you know.