The hyped SGR fix is a hoax, a diversion to distract my fellow physicians from the meat of the bill that forever puts a stake in the heart of the patient-physician relationship. The SGR fix becomes irrelevant when the “Alternative Payment Models” put forth in the bill go into effect. It’s frightening to realize that my gullible colleagues would embrace such radically transformational healthcare law without reading or understanding it. What if they approached medical literature in this fashion? Or what if there’s no limit to what they’ll do to keep getting their check from CMS? Is Hippocrates dead by the hand that bears the pen that signs his check?
The Doc Fix neuters the profession of medicine and transforms us from healers to heelers getting paid by doing exactly what HHS Secretary says, “Mother May I?”- doctor edition. Before you castigate me, read it yourself.