The Physicians' Appeal, written by the The Sermo Team - of Sermo.com
To the American People,
We, the physicians of this country want to reform health care and improve the quality and access to care for our patients while reducing costs. True health care reform will only succeed if:
1. Unnecessary tests and procedures are reduced through tort and malpractice reform
2. Doctors are allowed to spend more time with their patients and less time on paperwork by streamlining billing and making pricing more transparent (create an alternative to CPT codes)
3. Medical decisions are made by physicians and their patients, not insurance company administrators
4. Adequate supply of qualified physicians is assured by revising the methods used to calculate reimbursements.
We invite policy makers to work directly with the men and women who are on the frontlines of health care each and every day caring for the citizens of this country.
We pledge to be partners in true health care reform, improving the health care delivery system in this country while honoring the Hippocratic oath that we all have taken.