On Bending the Cost Curve & MACRA's Flaws

I'm taking advantage of my law school education to write about issues that are related to my work, but sometimes a bit afield of the strictly limited area of FDA regulation of advertising and promotion. Whenever I have something that I think might interest the readers of this blog, I'll post the piece to my Scribd.com account, a link to which is always available in the right rail under the label of "Long-form writings."

The first such piece is about the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and why MACRA, which was colloquially known as the "permanent doc fix," is going to be a huge issue in the 2020 election. In fact, some time next year, I expect the very serious flaws in this legislation to explode in the public consciousness and to become the next "crisis" in healthcare financing.

If you'd like to get ahead of the topic to prepare yourself, take a look at the linked piece. I'd be happy to continue the discussion of this topic in the comments on this post.