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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
Health Policy Legislative Update - 7/2/2015
Health Policy Legislative Update - 7/2/2015
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill More Plucking Away at the ACA On June 18, 2015, H.R. 160, the Protect Medical Innovation Act was passed by the House 280 to 140 with 234 Republican and 46 Democrat yeas. No Republicans voted in opposition. See how your representative voted here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/114-2015/h375 The Protect Medical Innovation Act would repeal the tax on medical devices created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The medical device excise tax is paid by medical manufacturers. Proponents of the bill criticize the tax for making production more difficult for medical manufacturers.... read more
ObamaCare, Tried in Greece, Leads to Bankruptcy, Rioting & Bloodshed
ObamaCare, Tried in Greece, Leads to Bankruptcy, Rioting & Bloodshed
Originally published October 2010. By Alieta Eck, MD Some people learn from others' mistakes, and some have to "learn the hard way."  Will America follow the lead of countries who have actually tried their own version of ObamaCare, or could we still learn from their mistakes?  In a remarkable statement, the International Monetary Fund has recommended that, before any bailouts are considered, the Greek government must privatize transportation, energy and health care to rein in costs.  The IMF recognizes that increased government involvement in health care does not save money.  It also does not lead to better health care. In... read more
King v. Burwell: The Fix Was Definitely In
King v. Burwell: The Fix Was Definitely In
By Richard Amerling, M.D. As I predicted back in March, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for the administration in King v. Burwell. So I was not surprised by the decision, but that doesn’t mean I am not deeply disappointed. I am. Beyond the ramifications for the continuation of the abominable Obamacare, the obvious truth is that we are being ruled by a corrupt oligarchy that includes the majority of the Supreme Court. This was driven home on Friday by the discovery by Justice Anthony Kennedy of a right to same-sex marriage in the “shadows and penumbras” of the Constitution, which... read more
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