Garrison BLISS, MD: ‘There are simpler steps Congress should consider to cure Medicare’s ills.’

The Direct Primary Care Journal

By Garrison Bliss, MD

Garrison Bliss MD of Qliance and Chairman of the Direct Primary Care Coalition (DPCC), will hold its Washington, D.C. Fly-In March 4-6, 2014. Garrison Bliss MD of Qliance and Chairman of the Direct Primary Care Coalition (DPCC), will hold its Washington, D.C. Fly-In March 4-6, 2014.

THEHILL.com — MARCH 4, 2014 — I know that there is going to be another scuffle over the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). I know that we have already paid $150 billion on “doc fixes” since 1997, and I know that everyone in healthcare is trying to make sure that their ox will not be gored. I also know that nobody is looking forward to the tectonic disruption that a 24 percent pay cut will have on innocent Medicare patients and the physicians struggling to care for them. Given all that, wouldn’t it be nice if we could do something that might dramatically reduce the cost of healthcare while also improving access, quality and patient satisfaction? What if this were something over which there…

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