Resources for Patients Looking for Transparent Surgery Pricing. Tell us about other facilities or resources that should be added to this page: [email protected] Surgery Center of Oklahoma – http://www.SurgeryCenterOK.comTHE pioneer in cash pricing for surgery Forsyth Surgical Associates – http://hpbsurgery.netWinston Salem NC. Forsyth Surgical offers a low cost, single flat fee model for many surgical […]
Common Sense Medicine, hot off the press, is a powerful, easy-to-read, and entertaining exposé of the root problems plaguing American medicine and the simple solutions to increase access to high-quality, low-cost medical care! If you are on the AAPS mailing list you will be receiving a complimentary copy with your August edition of AAPS News. […]
More and more patients are looking to work directly with their physicians without the government or insurance company in the exam room.
April 2018 update: On April 5, 2018, AAPS filed a Brief in Opposition to ABMS’ Motion to Dismiss: http://aapsonline.org/aaps-v-abms-04-06-2018.pdf ——————————————– January 2018 update: On January 16, 2018 AAPS filed an “Amended Complaint with Class Action” in AAPS vs. ABMS. The full complaint is available at: http://aapsonline.org/AAPS_v_ABMS_Amended_Complaint_1_16_2018.pdf ——————————————– December 2017 update: The federal court in the Northern […]
HHS regulations addressing “Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities” went into effect in July. These regulations implement Section 1557 of the “Affordable Care Act.”
Free-market capitalism has brought unimaginable innovations to mankind in the last 200 years, more so than any other economic system in the history of the world: airplanes, telephones, personal computers, electric lightbulbs. Far less appreciated, even by those who are ardent advocates of free markets, are the innovations brought by private medical practices through the magic of free-market capitalism.
Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., costing some 250,000 lives per year, according to an article in the BMJ.
This week’s health policy news roundup curated by Jane M. Orient, M.D. Those who chose a Health Savings Account (HSA) will probably find it regulated out of existence in the 500-page rule for standardized health plans. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433639/health-savings-accounts-obamacare-affordable-care-act-killing-hsa State and federal taxpayers are big losers because of 16 million more Medicaid recipients. CBO estimates that $64 […]
Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD summarizes recent healthcare-related legislative activity on Capitol Hill. If Anyone Has Not Yet Heard About This The partial ObamaCare repeal passed via reconciliation, the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015, H.R. 3762, was vetoed by President Obama. The House attempted to override the veto on February 2, 2016 but […]
With the help of Frank Lobb, author of The Great Health Care Fraud and Too Big to Be Legal, AAPS has developed suggested letters for insured patients to send in case they get a huge bill from an out-of-network “provider” called in by a hospital, such as the $117,000 bill from a “drive-by” assistant surgeon […]