Alerts
New “certification” will decrease access to life-saving medical care
New “certification” will decrease access to life-saving medical care
Dear AAPS Members and Friends: I'm writing to encourage you to add your name, alongside mine, to a crucial petition opposing the creation of new and unnecessary subspecialty certifications in Mohs surgery and dermatologic oncology.  Patients' access to life-saving medical care will decrease if this plan to benefit a few special interests is adopted.  It must be stopped! Please visit http://bit.ly/keepyourdoctor to add your name to the petition, and encourage your friends and colleagues to do so as well. Both physicians AND patients are encouraged to sign this important petition. This is a turf battle to eliminate competition and potentially prohibit dermatologists from performing... read more
Action Alert: MACRA rules will harm patients and their doctors
ACTION ALERT: Proposed Medicare Rules Dangerous to Patients and Their Doctors. Tell CMS to Cease Implementation of MACRA. Sold by many as "SGR repeal," the 300 page Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 (HR 2) has spawned a 962 page CMS proposed rule implementing the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APM). While created under the guise of increasing “quality” and “value,” in reality this is the latest attempt to coerce doctors to comply with cookbook medicine and government rationing protocols. “Compliance is impossible, and attempted compliance is incompatible with practicing medicine,” states AAPS... read more
Action Alerts: Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Selected Action Alerts on Interstate Medical Licensure Compact: 2/22/2016: UPDATE: Stop AZ Compact Bill - HB 2502 - http://eepurl.com/bRsyl5 2/16/2016: ACTION ALERT: Stop AZ Compact Bill - HB 2502 - http://eepurl.com/bQDyuL 11/3/2015: Help Stop MOC Trojan Horse, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact - http://eepurl.com/bEvTXv 11/4/2015: Action Alert: WI Senate HHS to vote on Compact Thursday - http://eepurl.com/bE01t5 10/27/2015: UPDATE: Vermont Senate Bill 8 - Interstate Medical Licensure Compact - http://eepurl.com/bDJZI1
Building Momentum Toward Full ObamaCare Repeal
Building Momentum Toward Full ObamaCare Repeal
Paul Ryan was just named the Speaker of the House. He has a hard job in front of him, but the good news is he has a history of advocating against third party interference in health care. We are happy to see Speaker Ryan express his readiness, as a focus of his new position, to bring Republicans together on repealing ObamaCare and passing legislation that will empower patients and their physicians instead of bureaucrats.  However, we need to help the Speaker build momentum towards this crucial goal. Please contact the DC office of your House member TODAY in support of HR... read more
Help Stop the MOC Trojan Horse, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Help Stop the MOC Trojan Horse, the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Are you involved in your county or state medical society? We have TWO important resolutions for you to introduce. The first one calls for opposition to the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. The second asks your state medical board to withdraw from the FSMB (the author of the compact). Click here for a short video explaining these resolutions and click here for a longer video exposé about the Compact and FSMB. Eleven states (AL, IA, ID, IL, MN, MT, NV, SD, UT, WV, WY) have passed legislation implementing the Compact and AAPS is writing physicians in these states warning them to... read more
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