Keyword: Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Doctors are pinning their hopes for MACRA relief on new HHS Secretary Tom Price and a proposed Medicare rule in the works.
What would happen if an infectious disease doctor could put words in the mouth of Health & Human Services Secretary Tom Price about the need for vaccinations?
Tom Price's appointment as HHS secretary will be good for doctors since he will respect the role of physicians, said a Washington insider.
Not all doctors were behind the appointment of fellow physician Tom Price as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. But with Price’s confirmation to the post last week, some doctor’s groups are looking to Price to make changes that will benefit physicians, including easing MACRA requirements.
Doctors are as politically divided as the rest of the country—a fact that hits home with President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination for HHS secretary.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons issued a statement encouraging physicians to withdraw from Medicare in response to the MACRA proposed rule.