CPT Goes to Washington | Robert Nelson, MD | LinkedIn

cronys-in-line6And the final blow that killed anything resembling a free market in healthcare came in 1996 when, as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the department of HHS designated CPT and HCPCS as the national standards for electronic transaction of healthcare information. And a little baby healthcare Cartel was born!

Source: CPT Goes to Washington | Robert Nelson, MD | LinkedIn