Peter C. Cook, MD, MPH
Peter C. Cook, MD, MPH, spent most of his career in solo practice in Bangor, Maine, before moving to a hospital-affiliated internal medicine practice in Rochester, New Hampshire. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and completed his residency at the Maine Medical Center. Cook has a master's degree in public health from Harvard University.
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawed
CMS pay-for-performance measures flawed
This problem represents yet one more example of CMS’ ill-advised attempts to dictate what transpires in the course of the doctor-patient encounter.
How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortage
How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortage
Loud and clear warnings forecasting the current shortage of primary care physicians in the United States date back to the early 2000s.
CMS incentivizes unnecessary Medicare wellness visits
CMS incentivizes unnecessary Medicare wellness visits
The Hippocratic Oath directs physicians to act in a manner that advances patient well-being. Yet CMS, by offering financial reward for clinical behavior dictated by other considerations, has created a practice environment at odds with this directive.
How perverse incentives are ruining healthcare
How perverse incentives are ruining healthcare
Programs like PQRS and Meaningful Use are delivering inferior care, keeping patients in the dark, and have driven me out of practice.

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