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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
AAPS News March 2015 - ObamaCare Bypass
AAPS News March 2015 - ObamaCare Bypass
Volume 71, no. 3 The new Republican-controlled Congress has passed yet another symbolic bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), although many say that it can’t really be repealed until 2017, with a Republican in the White House. Obama is protecting his legacy: a “signature” bill that is hated by the majority of Americans, which is becoming more entrenched and doing more damage every day. Potentially good, possibly unintended consequences of ACA include severing the link between employment and medical insurance, the cause of much of the problem of pre-existing conditions. Unfortunately, many will switch to dependency on bankrupt... read more
What’s at Stake if SCOTUS Rules Out Subsidies in Federal Exchanges?
What’s at Stake if SCOTUS Rules Out Subsidies in Federal Exchanges?
This Week's Health Policy News Roundup Curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. There are five stakeholders at risk if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in King v. Burwell that taxpayer-funded insurance subsidies are only available in State Exchanges, according to HealthData Management. The stakeholders are: employers, employees (who might lose their employer-sponsored benefits if the employer drops them), benefit advisors, insurers, and hospitals and providers. http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/How-King-Versus-Burwell-Could-Impact-Healthcare-Stakeholders-49923-1.html Notice that patients are not on the list. Loss of “coverage” is not the same as loss of care, and obtaining coverage is not the same as getting care, as even The New York... 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/
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