And The Answer Is……

Yesterday I asked you what year do think the AAFP said this:

“We are committed to working with CMS to further develop and implement physician-led, primary care focused models that increase participation in value-based care and payment models,” said the AAFP.

The responses I got here, and on FB, were:

  • 1996
  • 2004
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010

And the answer is:

October 15th, 2018

That’s right. Three weeks ago.

That’s the organization who represents a large amount of family docs. And they are “all in” on the same stuff that got us where we are today.

“Same as it ever was.  Same as it ever was.”

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] 

  7 comments for “And The Answer Is……

  1. Kurt
    November 11, 2018 at 12:13 am

    35 months till Medicare age and I’m gone. Financial advisor said I was in good shape.
    I doubt there is much early retirement going on with FP’s unless they’re able to marry
    a spouse with a better job that their spouse likes and can get on his or her medical insurance.

  2. bbneo
    November 7, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Just remember… There is no sex in the champagne room.

  3. Gerard Mazza
    November 6, 2018 at 11:16 am

    The only organization more worthless than the AAFP is the AMA. I only keep membership to help with CME and all the other BS needed to maintain board certification. I only keep board certification because the hospital and insurance companies require it.

  4. PW
    November 6, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Deja vu all over again.

  5. Sir Hakum of Hugo
    November 6, 2018 at 8:35 am

    The Song Remains the Same —– St. Led Zepplin

  6. Jennifer Hollywood
    November 6, 2018 at 7:50 am

    “Second verse same as the first. “

  7. RSW
    November 6, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Second question:

    What year did the AAFP give the membership a well-reasoned, evidence based explanation of their unquestioning support for “value-based” payment?


    Never. They know their position is indefensible and they’re too embarrassed to admit that they’re only the toadying butt-boys for CMS and insurers.

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