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Dancing the MACRA-rena

It seems healthcare often lags behind in many things, like IT adoption and pricing transparency. Apparently, it also lags behind in fads. To wit, I just discovered that a certain 1990s dance craze has been reborn with a health IT twist …



Give happiness to your practice, MACRA-rena

‘Cause your patients are for generating money for you

Give happiness to your wallet, MACRA-rena

Heeey … MACRA-rena! Aaay!

(repeat once)

MACRA-rena has a father who’s called…

Who’s called the last name MU,

And while he was taking his oath as near failing,

She was figuring how to fail anew … Aaay!

(repeat once)



MACRA-rena, MACRA-rena, MACRA-rena

You’re popular with the princes of Washington

MACRA-rena, MACRA-rena, MACRA-rena

Like insurers’ lobbyists and guns … Aaay!

(repeat once)


MACRA-rena dreams of new payment models

And driving the latest reforms

She would like living with ev’ry doc

Draining their joie de vivre and more … Aaay!

(repeat once)



From the cynical side of the trenches…

“You have to remember one thing about the will of the people: it wasn’t that long ago that we were swept away by the Macarena.” – Jon Stewart


Dr. Gregg Alexander, a grunt in the trenches pediatrician at Madison Pediatrics, is chief medical officer for Health Nuts Media, an HIT and marketing consultant, sits on the board of directors of the Ohio Health Information Partnership, and is the semi-proud author of “Monsters Don’t Fart!


JennMr. H, Lorre, Dr. Jayne, Dr. Gregg

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