Free At Last!

Author: 
Nino M. Camardese, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
March/April 1999
Volume Number: 
4
Issue Number: 
2

Dear Patients,
Starting on January 1, 1999, HCFA's new E&M guidelines will be imposed on practicing physicians. The new E&M guidelines request the physicians to practice medicine according to federal, descriptive, required, outlined, specific details. New federal requested guidelines will authorize "armed" auditing agents to enter doctors' offices, unannounced, to inspect and/or audit private patient charts (your chart) without your previous informed consent.

...After many hours, days, weeks, and months of reflection, deliberation, prayer, and consultation, the Lord has provided a solution:

° I will continue to see my patients who are insured under Medicare.

° I will not submit patients' bills to the Medicare intermediaries.

° I choose to honor freedom and reject unconstitutional constraints and tyrannical edicts so long as this country is still (partially) free.

° I will not submit any bill directly to my patients who are on Medicare.

° Patients who are on Medicare and who have received my medical services for free are encouraged, urged, and exhorted to make a free will offering to any of these three 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational foundations: a. The Americanism Foundation; b. The Freedom in Medicine Patient-Physician Coalition Educational Foundation; c. The Born Again American Foundation, all located in Norwalk, OH 44857.

Gratefully and Faithfully your doctor,
Nino M. Camardese, MD
Norwalk, OH

Correspondence originally published in the Medical Sentinel 1999;4(2);41-43. Copyright©1999 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

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