And the final blow that killed anything resembling a free market in healthcare came in 1996 when, as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the department of HHS designated CPT and HCPCS as the national standards for electronic transaction of healthcare information. And a little baby healthcare Cartel was born!
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A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about maintaining patient-directed choice in medical care, supporting independent physicians, promoting free-market healthcare solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare. View all posts by Forum for Healthcare Freedom