MACRA spawned rule proposals must be read, digested, and refused


May 2, 2016

Dear Physician Colleagues,

That we convened on a Sunday night is evidence of the severe and urgent nature of our current plight in medicine. The care of our patients has been absconded by the Executive Branch of our federal government with a wink, nod, and nudge from Congress and the Court.

I am pleased that this group of us divided up the task of reading the MACRA proposed rules by May 1. Thus far, I have read the preamble and my assigned pages, 400-500. On our conference call last night, those of who read the rules were universally aghast. The suggestion was made to go forward with the assertion that these rules are unconstitutional violating many amendments particularly 4, 5 and 9, and no doubt others. There is much we need to discuss further. We must take action now. I will do my best to highlight my…

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