I propose that physicians band together and join the new “HIT 1115 Project,” which is the date in which we can all reevaluate our participation in Medicare.
At www.emrupdate.com, one of my favorite posters, Reddy, stated in a thread about electronic prescribing (eRx) that “The only ones I see complaining here are the doctors who have never tried it.” That could not be further from the truth, and this got me thinking that there are many physicians who like me are angry as hell with all of these forced mandates being associated with Medicare participation.
Based on the successful Glen Beck “912 Project” where peaceful citizens marched in Washington to protest the vast myriad of changes going on in our government, I propose that physicians band together and join the new “HIT 1115 Project,” which is the date in which we can all reevaluate our participation in Medicare and simply march/walk away as a group from these proposed mandates associated with the associated indoctrination, coercion, and accept the soon-to-be-added penalties.
On 2010 I'll personally be going the "nonparticipation" route with Medicare, so I won't be in a position for any 2% government handout for eRx. I consider this program to be a sort of second “cash for clunkers" program, with the eRx scripts being the "clunkers." There are many reasons why I am I going "nonpar":
I ask that all physicians unite and participate in the upcoming “HIT 1115 Project”! November 15, 2009 is when the 6-week period during which you can switch participation begins. If all physicians become "non-par" or simply "opt-out," then our lawmakers and their lobbyists will take notice that we're fed up with government intrusion into physician affairs!
Al Borges MD