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AAPS Takes MOC to Court
AAPS Takes MOC to Court
February 2016 update: The AAPS vs ABMS lawsuit is still alive and we are awaiting Court action to proceed. In addition to AAPS vs. ABMS there are now two additional new lawsuits concerning physicians and certification that are pending. We will share more details about all three cases as they become available. -------------------------------------------- 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... read more
Doctors May Do a “Brexit” from Medicare
Doctors May Do a “Brexit” from Medicare
American physicians have already been declaring independence from Medicare, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), but the imposition of new payment methods may lead to a rush to imitate the British in exiting the regime of a remote, unelected, unaccountable bureaucracy. MACRA (the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) replaced the threatened but never implemented annual fee cuts of the Sustained Growth Rate formula with a complex system of bonuses and penalties. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) predicted that 87% of solo practice physicians would be penalized. According to a Medscape Medical... read more
Supreme Court Caves in to the Abortion Industry, States AAPS
In a decision as unjustified as Roe v. Wade itself, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down sensible regulations of abortion clinics enacted by the State of Texas in 2013 as “HB 2,” stated the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons (AAPS), which filed an amicus brief in defense of the law. Justice Anthony Kennedy quietly joined the side of the abortion industry without explaining himself, giving it a 5-3 advantage when a 4-4 tie would have upheld the law. The late Justice Antonin Scalia’s absence on the Court was felt but would not have changed the outcome. The Court... read more
Republicans Missing the Point on “Replacing” ObamaCare
Republicans Missing the Point on “Replacing” ObamaCare
. In response to the release of Speaker Paul Ryan’s outline of “A Better Way to Fix Health Care,” the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) issued the following statement: “The Affordable Care Act, as Ryan notes, cannot be fixed. It must be repealed. Republicans, however, need to recognize the flawed premises before they advocate replacing ACA with ACA-Tweaked or ACA-Lite. “American medicine costs far too much, and the reason is third-party payment (deceptively called ‘insurance’) of most medical bills. This doubles or triples the price through waste, perverse incentives, and crushing administrative overhead. “Government worsens this problem through... read more
Controversy Erupts at AMA over Doctors’ Recertification Treadmill
Controversy Erupts at AMA over Doctors’ Recertification Treadmill
At the annual meeting of the American Medical Association, leaders tried to gut or suppress a resolution calling for an end to costly, onerous recertification examinations, but delegates forced consideration on the floor of the House of Delegates, where the resolution passed, reports the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). “The public needs to understand what this is about,” said AAPS executive director Jane Orient, M.D. “What if you got a time-limited college degree, and 10 years later had to do more homework and pass an expensive and difficult final exam? If you missed a few too many questions,... read more
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