The AAFP article starts with “A deadline is fast approaching that some family physicians literally can’t afford to miss.” I mean that is funny in itself.  Just the fact that the AAFP is warning docs to quickly jump more hurdles before getting screwed is symbolic of its whole purpose nowadays.  The article tries to make sense out of the alphabet soup but it basically ends up as vomit.  Anybody think the following is important? Or even know what it means?

  • Value-based Payment Modifier (VBPM)
  • Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs)
  • Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)

Does any of the above truly improve patient care?  Has that been proven?  Nope. But remember, you have until Nov. 9 to submit a request for an informal review of their practice stats.  LOL.  Not me.

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]