Do No Harm Chairman Dr. Stanley Goldfarb submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to voice concerns regarding a proposed modification to a rule that seeks to inject identity politics into quality and reimbursement issues at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
The modification to the rule promotes the concept of “health equity,” which assumes that systemic bias in the healthcare system or on the part of individual clinicians is responsible for differences in health outcomes among minority patients.
“This strategy pus our healthcare system in a negative and dangerous mindset,” Dr. Goldfarb wrote. “You are asking us to prioritize one race over another. For these reasons,” he concluded, “’health equity’ is a massively regressive approach to healthcare.”
Read the full comment submitted to CMS below.
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