AAPS Takes MOC to Court
AAPS Takes MOC to Court
December 2014 update: We are awaiting a decision by the U.S. District Court in Chicago on Defendant ABMS's motion to dismiss. The AAPS brief in opposition to motion to dismiss reads in part, "The motion to dismiss by ABMS depends on its implausible denial that it is not maximizing its revenue by compelling participation in MOC, even though it has numerous agreements with other entities to impose MOC “requirements”. ABMS’s implausible denial does not justify dismissal." Read the full brief here: http://aapsonline.org/AAPSvABMSresponse-6-3-2014.pdf -------------------------------------------- October 24, 2014 update: The Court, "sua sponte" (on its own initiative), postponed the hearing that was... read more
Why AAPS? Message from AAPS President Lee Hieb, M.D.
Lee D Hieb, MD
Why AAPS? Message from AAPS President Lee Hieb, M.D.
AAPS was founded in 1943 to guard against the intrusion of government into the practice of medicine. It is the basic principle of our organization that medicine is a sacred relationship between a physician and a patient—not a relationship between a physician, a government bureaucrat and a patient. We believe in the Hippocratic Oath, and that our duty is to the individual, not the collective, society, or the state. I used to belong to a number of medical societies. One day I realized that the prime goal of my specialty society was to maintain my specialty’s government reimbursements. And, they... read more
Health Policy Legislative Update February 2015
Health Policy Legislative Update February 2015
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes the health policy related legislation introduced in February 2015: There were several more attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act in the last few weeks. On February 3, 2015, H.R. 596, the bill To repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and health care-related provisions in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, after being introduced by Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-AL) on January 28, 2015. This bill repeals the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, effective as of its enactment. The bill also instructs committees in the House to come up with... read more
Direct Payment / Cash Friendly Practices
Direct Payment / Cash Friendly Practices
More and more patients are looking to work directly with their physicians without the government or insurance company in the exam room. To see a list of physicians with direct payment / cash friendly practices please visit: https://aaps.wufoo.com/reports/m5p6z0/. As this list grows we will work to make it more user friendly. It is sorted by state by default but can be sorted by any other column by clicking on the column heading. Are you a physician? Add your practice to the list: https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/z7p0q5/
ObamaCare Cronyism vs. the Free Market
ObamaCare Cronyism vs. the Free Market
By: G. Keith Smith, M.D. http://SurgeryCenterOK.com, http://MarketMedicine.org Who will rescue the victims of ObamaCare and other government healthcare schemes? Not the legislators or regulators, but rather the growing free market. Patients who learn that an ObamaCare or Medicaid card doesn’t mean care are looking for a better way. On the primary-care front are Atlas MD, Epiphany Health, and MedLion, just to mention a few. In such subscription programs, a patient or family pays a small amount each month to cover primary-care needs. Small means less than what it costs just to administer Medicaid primary-care needs, or as Dr. Lee Gross,... read more
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