Fear of spotlight on payments shouldn’t come as a surprise
Regarding the Sept. 29 cover story “Spotlight on physician payments” (Modern Healthcare, p. 8), are we surprised that those who receive payments from persons and organizations who might thereby influence how products and services are rendered to the public are afraid that the public might “misinterpret” that information? Their fears might be justified, but join the open market, my friends.
Now, how about some open disclosure on personal and corporate political campaign contributions? To spin the proverb, “Congressman, legislate thyself.”
Patrick Casey Healthcare IT consultant Arlington, Texas