9-22 10am Garland, healthcare costs
Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) developed a $30 billion dollar program that was supposed to enable physicians and hospitals to move from paper to electronic health records…..which would give patients access to their health records and allow the sharing of records with other doctors or hospitals. CMS said that the deadline to get on the system was Oct. 1st or they will be penalized. But those who signed up thinking that they would be up to speed by October 1 found out that they wouldn't be registered until mid-October missing the deadline. The penalty $65,000!. Expensive Catch 22!!! Doesn't that make you suspicious? Garland was joined by Sally Pipes, President and CEO, Pacific Research Institute and contributing writer to Forbes.com and Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow with the Cato Institute.