Dr. Horvitz writes ACOFP President Carol Henwood, D.O.:
I just read your email blast of August 19, 2014 promoting another ACOFP course, this time in patient centered medical homes, PCMH. It’s funny how patients are sort of mentioned, but it seems the real intent is third party payments, following third party rules and physicians paying for another course and taking time away from patient care.
I don’t get it?
“Creating team-based care improves efficiencies and decreases waste, which is exactly what payors like”
I thought our mission as physicians was to help patients and keep their needs first and foremost.
Classic solo and small physician family medicine practices have been medical homes for individuals and their families for 100s of years. PCMH is an arbitrary expensive government and insurance designation than means nothing as documented by recent studies.
The patient’s relationship with the invested physician practice owner is the key to best health. Both parties interact at will and mutually benefit from the interaction.
Best wishes for good health,
Craig M. Wax, DO
Family physician, Editorial Board of Medical Economics
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