H/T to Dr RW (see here) for alerting me to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) which joins the list of mechanisms by which more control of medical practice is given to certain federal entities .
Here is the legislative language of the amendment that sets up of the power of the CMMI.I do not know to what extent, if any, the final bill altered the amendment's wording.
This- much like my favorite Section 10320- seems to not be getting that much attention . See here. A Google search (4/11/2010) kept bringing up this reference which in turn quotes the CG Weekly, whose content seems largely gated.
Again, only time will tell what this organization will bring about but from what I can read preservation of fee for service and independent practices is not what they will strive to preserve.
The basic, pervasive indeterminacy of the health care bill ( i.e. we do not know exactly what forms the power given to federal agencies will take and the devil really will be in the details) is one of the most important reasons for opposition to the bill .