Let My Doctor Practice is a growing movement to promote responsible change in the health care system by restoring physicians’ autonomy and protecting the doctor-patient relationship.
Let My Doctor Practice believes in the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship, the autonomy to practice medicine without restraint imposed by overreaching government and corporate entities, and, above all, that patient care and safety should never be compromised.
Let My Doctor Practice movement hosted the Summit at the Summit, a physicians’ town hall held July 20-26, 2015, in Keystone, Colorado.
Doctors and medical advocates convened with a goal of producing actionable items and resolutions to improve their practices and patient care. Several key ideas emerged from the summit that promote giving doctors a voice in the healthcare system by restoring physicians’ autonomy and protecting the doctor-patient relationship.
Key ideas that emerged during conversations at Summit at the Summit include:
● Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) spoke Monday about the necessity of improving EHR (electronic health records) for physicians.
● Dr. Daniel Craviotto, president of Let My Doctor Practice, advocated to decouple billing from the EHR system.
● During the direct patient care discussion, the importance of health care pricing transparency was stressed, including its role in a free market society. Direct patient care was promoted as a model that’s good for the U.S. economy.
● Paul Teirstein, MD, founder of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, discussed issues with current MOC (Maintenance of Certification) requirements, including outdated exam questions, and that physicians have to focus on learning best answers, which are not always best practices. Dr. Teirstein proposed an alternative certification system using CME credits, exams and other requirements.
● In a poll by Merritt Hawkins, physicians report that having decision-making authority in health policy would help solve many of the obstacles to providing quality patient care.
>> Speakers stressed that physicians have the opportunity to provide leadership and that they need to play a larger role in health care policy decisions that impact how they practice medicine. Physicians were encouraged to agree and unite on a key message and take this message to local outlets to share it with patients and the industry.
● Several experts presented ideas on health care reform, including: Dr. John Perry, author of “The Freedom Plan: An American Answer to Healthcare Reform;” David Goldhill, president of the Game Show Network and author of “Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My Father and How We Can Fix It;” John Goodman, health policy analyst, and Dr. Craig Wax, host of the radio program “Your Health Matters.”
In addition, the doctors presented resolutions on MOC, ICD-10, EHRs and other pressing health care topics.
Resolutions can be found at:www.letmydoctorpractice.
Full speeches from the Summit at the Summit are available for public viewing at www.letmydoctorpractice.org
Monday, July 20 >> EHRs
Tuesday, July 21 >> Direct Patient Care
Wednesday, July 22 >> Maintenance of Certification
Thursday, July 23 – Saturday, July 25 >> Role of Physicians as Leaders and Health Care Reform Discussions
Information about speakers and the full schedule can be found at www.letmydoctorpractice.
ABOUT LET MY DOCTOR PRACTICE
Let My Doctor Practice is a movement to restore the voice of the doctor to the practice of medicine. We believe in the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship, the autonomy to practice medicine without restraint imposed by overreaching government and corporate entities, and, above all, that patient care and safety should never be compromised. Together, we will unite our voices to restore the practice of medicine to licensed physicians.