AAPS physicians are kicking big government and government-controlled insurance companies out of their offices and are leading the Way Back to FREEDOM in Medicine. The result?
Both Doctors and Patients are happier!
Be sure to scroll down past the videos to see a list of more resources helpful to physicians looking to reduce or eliminate third-party interference in their practice.
Learn from these doctors taking back their profession:
Direct Primary Care and Direct Pay Specialty Care – Pandemic Tested. A Case Study – February 11, 2022, Lee Gross, MD
A Case Study: Creating a Radically Better Primary Care Experience for Both Patients and Doctors – October 1, 2021, Natalie Gentile, MD
Your Patients CAN Fight to Fair Market Value & DPC Legislative Update – April 30, 2020, Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA
The Urgent Need for Physician Entrepreneurship — G. Keith Smith, MD, September, 19, 2019
DPC in Texas and In-Office Dispensing Reform, Katarina Lindley, MD, February 2019
DPC Legal Update, February 2019 – Phil Eskew, DO, JD, MBA
Third-Party-Free Practice: Thriving in an Era of Over-Regulation – October 2018
Videos from Thrive, Not Just Survive XXVII, April 2018
Videos from Thrive, Not Just Survive XXV, January 2017
Plan Your Escape Now: Jane Hughes, MD on Medicare Non-Par and Trevor Woodhams, MD on Medicare disenrolled status. September 2016.
Lessons from the Epicenter of Price Transparency: Keith Smith, MD; Chris Paskowski, MD; Jay Kempton. September 2016.
Video from 5/20/2016 Thrive, Not Just Survive XXIV, Dallas
Video from 1/29/2016 Thrive, Not Just Survive XXIII, Orlando
Full Video from 6/5/2015 Thrive, Not Just Survive XXII, Raleigh
Full Video from 1/9/2015 Thrive, Not Just Survive XXI, New Orleans
The Psychology of Direct Pay Medicine – Robert Emmons, MD & Josh Umbehr, MD – September 2014
Full Video from 5/8/2014 Thrive, Not Just Survive XX, Minneapolis
Family Physician Michael Ciampi, MD transitions to Third-Party-Free FFS & DPC, 1/31/2014
Josh Umbehr, MD of Atlas.MD on Membership Model Direct Primary Care, 1/31/2014
Full Video From 8/10/2013 Thrive, Not Just Survive XIX, Minneapolis
Provisioning for the Opt Out Journey – Ophthalmologist David Richardson, MD, September 2013
Get Out and Stay Out: starting a cash-based, third-party-free practice, Juliette Madrigal Dersch, MD – Internal Medicine, Pediatrics
Opting Out of Medicare: a case study, Adam Harris, MD – Orthopedic Surgeon
Cash Based, Third-Party-Free Surgery, R. Anders Rosendahl, MD
Article About Dr. Rosendahl’s practice: http://www.physicianspractice.com/articles/he-does-it-his-way
Third Party Free Dermatology – Kathleen Brown, MD & Jack Brown; Surgery Center of Oklahoma – Keith Smith, MD, September 2012
No Insurance Surgery, Kevin Petersen, M.D. – http://www.noinsurancesurgery.com
Surgery Center of Oklahoma featured at Reason.com – Read Article
Medicare Payment Options, The Basics: Lawrence Huntoon, MD, PhD
Internist/Pediatrician Juliette Madrigal Dersch, MD and Anesthesiologist G. Keith Smith, MD, July 2012, Washington, DC
Opting Out of Medicare / Reducing 3rd Party Payment: Hand Surgeon Paul Gorman, MD, January 2012
Third Party Free Practice: George Watson, D.O. – Wichita, KS, From the Brink to a Blessing
Cash, FFS, Based Family Practice: Family Practice Physician Howard Long, MD
Family Practice Physician Susan Wasson, MD goes insurance free, FFS Family Medicine
Concierge Model, Marcy Zwelling, MD
A Medicare/Managed Care-Free Out-Patient Surgery Center, G Keith Smith, M.D., September 2008
Concierge/Direct Practices, September 2008:
Texas Physician Opts Out of Medicare and Patients are Happier
Third Party Free Otolaryngologist Girard Gianoli, MD
Click Here for a list of physicians and practices that are completely third-party free.
For a list of cash friendly practices see: https://aaps.wufoo.com/reports/m5p6z0/. When the patient pays directly, the patient and doctor decide on the appropriate treatment NOT the government or big-insurance company.
Are you a physician with a cash friendly practice? Add your name to the list here: https://aaps.wufoo.com/forms/z7p0q5/
CLICK HERE to locate a list of physicians opted-out of Medicare in your state.
If you are eligible for Medicare you may be finding it difficult to get an appointment. Opted-out doctors are able to work for Medicare patients outside of the restrictions set by the government. Thus they can more promptly and thoroughly attend to your medical needs.
- Starting a DPC Practice: http://www.dpcfrontier.com/starting-a-practice/
- DPC Curriculum: https://atlas.md/dpc-curriculum/
- DPC University: https://dpcalliance.org/dpcu
- FAQ and “How-To’s” on Cash-Based Dermatology and Opting Out of Medicare – https://goo.gl/KL1MLJ (contains info useful for all specialties).
- Template Letter for Going Out-of-Network
- Toolkit: Building a Healthy Independent Practice: http://www.scribd.com/doc/113427776
- New Clinic Manual by Robert M. Berry M.D. https://www.scribd.com/document/567879124/The-EmergiClinic-Instruction-Guide-How-to-Start-a-Third-Party-Free-Medical-Practice
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) Information
- Freedom: My Experience in Starting an Insurance-Free Practice by Robert S. Berry, M.D. JPandS Vol. 9 No. 2 – https://www.jpands.org/vol9no2/berry.pdf
- Starting Out Third Party Free by Michael J. A. Robb, M.D. JPandS Vol. 9 No. 2 – https://www.jpands.org/vol9no2/robb.pdf
- Third-Party-Free Surgical Practice by Gerard Gianoli, M.D. JPandS Vol. 20 No 2 – https://www.jpands.org/vol20no2/gianoli.pdf
- Opting Out of Medicare
- HIPAA FAQ / HIPAA “Country Doctor” Exemption
- List of Third-Party-Free Practices
- List of Cash Friendly Practices
- Article from ENT Today – The Opt-Outs: Otolaryngologists extol the benefits of third-party independence
- Assessing your practice overhead from third-party participation
- The Physicians Declaration of Independence – July 4, 2004, updated April 2009 – Written by Richard Amerling, M.D.