Administration and Leadership

Notable Unanswered Questions with Respect to the CMS ‘ET3’ Model Data Retention, Telemedicine & More

The ET3 program is a chimera — like the one shown above. According to the Prado Museum in Madrid, “In Greek mythology, the chimera was a fire-breathing female monster resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle and a dragon in the hind.” In English, this image has been coopted as a reference to a problematic creature whose parts don’t quite fit together as intended. The ET3 program is a chimera—but that does not mean it will fail. It means we must understand how to accomplish its goals.

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