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AAPS Takes MOC to Court
AAPS Takes MOC to Court
July 28, 2014 update: A Wall Street Journal Article of July 21, 2014 reports: "The ABMS also says it has arranged with some 32 major health systems, including the Mayo Clinic and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, for their own in-house quality improvement projects to satisfy some MOC requirements for their doctors." This reported statement by Defendant ABMS is contrary to its position in this case, which is that hospitals are somehow acting independently of ABMS in imposing MOC requirements. Read more in the AAPS July 28 letter to the U.S. District Court: http://aapsonline.org/AAPSvABMS-july-28-2014-letter.pdf -------------------------------------------- June 15, 2014 update: AAPS filed... read more
Early Bird Registration Extended Thru 8/17
Early Bird Registration Extended Thru 8/17
Dear AAPS Members and Friends: Last night I informed our 71st Annual Meeting program committee that — thanks to the phenomenal faculty and topics they've lined up for this year's event — we are about to set an attendance record. Committee Chairman, Dr. Richard Amerling, was NOT satisfied with that news.  Why?  He doesn't want to break the record; he wants to "shatter" it! This morning Dr. Amerling authorized me to reopen "Early Bird" registration.  If you register before Monday you will get $50.00 off your registration.   Take a look at the updated meeting agenda and all-star speaker list and... read more
AAPS News August 2014 - Consent
Volume 70, no. 8 August 2014 The Nuremberg trials established a precedent for international standards for human rights. One fond hope expressed by American prosecutor Robert H. Jackson, former Attorney General and then-Supreme Court Justice, as portrayed in the television miniseries Nuremberg, was that countries would stop waging wars of aggression. This hope was immediately dashed as the Soviet Union, one of the four powers sitting in judgment on Germany, invaded Eastern Europe. The Nuremberg tribunals invented the concepts of “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity.” These included the atrocious Nazi human experiments. The doctrine of informed consent is one... read more
Statement On Court’s Blow To Obamacare
Statement On Court’s Blow To Obamacare
AAPS Executive Director Jane M. Orient, M.D. released the following statement following today's U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling: King John, before he was forced to sign the Magna Carta, said "the law is in my mouth." The IRS said essentially the same thing when ruling that people could get ObamaCare subsidies through federally run Exchanges even though the Affordable Care Act clearly said it had to be through State Exchanges. The D.C. Circuit Court disagreed in the Halbig case: the law is in the written language of the law, not in what an agency thinks it... read more
Will Medicare Become Like the VA?
Will Medicare Become Like the VA?
Most veterans get most of their medical care from private doctors through Medicare or private insurance. Just think what those secret waiting lists would be like if they didn’t! Still, a VA-like system for all has been proposed as a replacement for our unsustainable current system—at least until the recent scandals broke. One enormous difference between the VA and Medicare is that veterans are free to go elsewhere—if they pay privately. Some veterans use their VA doctor only to get free medications. Medicare patients, on the other hand, are trapped. There is virtually no private coverage available to persons over... read more
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