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In today’s Health Care News podcast, returning guest Dr. Mike Koriwchak, vice president of Docs4PatientCare Foundation and co-host of The Doctor’s Lounge Radio Show, urged listeners to take advantage of the comment period, open through June 27, 2016 at 11:59 PM ET, for a new rule proposed for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).
Koriwchak tells Health Care News Managing Editor Michael Hamilton how the rule, proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) would arbitrarily rate doctors based on, how well they use electronic medical records (which the government will improperly assess), how doctors report on hundreds of quality measures (which don’t accurately gauge quality).
The proposed rule would also give CMS legal authority to access patients’ medical records at any time. You can easily leave a comment expressing your concerns by clicking here–now, while CMS is listening!
Koriwchak summarizes his interview with CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, who joined him on The Doctor’s Lounge for a 37-minute conversation on June 9.