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/
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
End the Favoritism for the Abortion Industry, Says AAPS
Patients are protected and the patient-physician relationship is strengthened by requiring abortionists to comply with ethical and quality standards that are fundamental to the medical profession, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). AAPS filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, No. 15-274, in support of Texas HB 2, which properly requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital before they perform an abortion. Telling patients after a procedure to “call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room” is not quality medical care, and the... read more
Sanders: What Will His Socialist Plan Do to YOUR Medical Care?
Sanders: What Will His Socialist Plan Do to YOUR Medical Care?
By Jane M Orient, M.D. There is one thing that supporters and detractors of Bernie Sanders might agree on: he seems to be honest about his convictions. He is an avowed socialist, instead of pretending to believe in a role for private insurance. Unlike Barack Obama, his answer to the question “Do you get to keep your insurance plan?” is plainly No. There won’t be any more insurance plans. Everyone will be on Medicare. Other questions are tougher. Do you get to keep your doctor? That depends on what you mean by YOUR doctor. You might be seeing the same... read more
ACA Unaffordable Now? Just Wait for Single Payer
ACA Unaffordable Now? Just Wait for Single Payer
This week's health policy news roundup curated by Jane Orient, M.D. The Sanders repeal-and-replace plan is government healthcare for all. Why have insurance companies as intermediaries, proponents ask. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430045/bernie-sanders-single-payer-disaster The Sanders plan would abolish private insurance and cover literally everything: “from inpatient to outpatient care; preventive to emergency care; primary care to specialty care, including long-term and palliative care; vision, hearing and oral health care; mental health and substance abuse services; as well as prescription medications, medical equipment, supplies, diagnostics and treatments.” There would be NO cost sharing and minimal premiums—but massive taxes. Avik Roy estimates that the plan would... read more
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