The Biden administration has offered bonuses to doctors who demonstrate their commitment to fighting anti-racism.
Under new rules from the Department of Health and Human services, medicare physicians can increase their reimbursement rates by creating and implementing an “anti-racism plan” in their clinics, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Thursday.
Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System uses a composite performance score to determine whether eligible clinicians receive payment bonuses or penalties.
- Under the new HHS rules, creating and implementing an anti-racism plan is weighted highly.
- The aim of the new policy is addressing “systemic racism,” based on “the premise that it is important to acknowledge systemic racism as a root cause for differences in health outcomes between socially-defined racial groups.”
- Another way clinics can increase their reimbursements is by developing “a Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Clinical Practice.”
- In April, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Rochelle Walensky declared racism a “serious public health threat.”
- Just one month later, top COVID-19 expert Anthony Fauci said the pandemic had exposed “the undeniable effects of racism.”
- Earlier this year, The American Conservative columnist Rod Dreher chronicled various examples of, “The Insanity of Woke Medicine,” including two physicians’ “anti-racist agenda for medicine.”
“This is not happening in the USSR, where medicine was notoriously abused for ideological reasons,” Dreher wrote in his piece. “This is happening in the USA. We are in the grips of a civilizational madness.”