Dr. Chip responds to AOA SGR “Reform” Plea

In response to your recent touchpoint request for action on the SGR; The reason the participation is so low is what you profess is important does not matter at all.

Repeal PPACA and get government out of the decision making process and the payment process for patient care.

The major cost has been a decline in access to physicians and a decline in healthcare delivery at a cost of increased bureaucracy and an insurance company windfall at the expense of the patient payers and the middle class.

Wake up and listen to what we are really saying to you. We need a voice that speaks for us not at us.

Charles J Smutny III, DO, FAAO

Congress is Not Hearing Physician Payment Reform is a Priority—We Need You to Email Today

Congress has not heard from physicians that Medicare physician payment reform is a priority. Only 2.4% of DOs emailed letters to Congress last week. Your engagement with Congress in the coming weeks is imperative to end the constant struggle to reform the physician payment system, currently hindered by the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, once and for all. If you have sent a letter in the past, please send another today.

The “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act” will only move to a vote by the full House and Senate if Congress hears from the entire osteopathic family. Don’t allow Congress to avoid physician payment reform. Send a letter to your Members of Congress today asking them to co-sponsor the legislation and help advance the bill for a vote. We need your help during this pivotal time!

Take two minutes to send your letter today.

Congressional Reform Act of 2013

Congressional Reform Act of 2013

1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay or any other benefits when they’ve completed their term in office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do. Continue reading