Medicare

Medicare Opt Outs

Opting for Freedom from Medicare

Opting for Freedom from Medicare

The attached is a list of all health care practitioners, including physicians, that have opted out of the Medicare program, as found in the federal Medicare participation-status database on July 5, 2016. NOTE: Physicians and others that have refused to get a National Provider ID are not included on this list.

AAPS also has a list of links to opted-out physicians found here. 

 

CCHF Unveils The Wedge of Health Freedom

CCHF Unveils The Wedge of Health Freedom

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Unveils ‘The Wedge of Health Freedom’— A Better Way of Doing Health Care

Nationwide Initiative Will Change the Face of Patient Care and Advance Patient-, Pocketbook- and Privacy-Friendly Alternatives 

 

Act Now - Stop Feds from Shutting Down Your Doctor's Office!

Act Now - Stop Feds from Shutting Down Your Doctor's Office!

Act Now - Stop Feds
from Shutting Down
Your Doctor's Office!


Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2016
(11:59 p.m. ET)

Do You Want a ‘Free’ Doctor?

Do You Want a ‘Free’ Doctor?

Health care consolidation limits freedom and independence. The government’s drive to consolidate doctors and hospitals – and thereby more easily exert control -- began with Medicare and continues under Obamacare.

Independent Doctors Under Attack

Independent Doctors Under Attack

The Obama Administration wants solo practices to disappear. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a 962-page proposed rule that will hurt 87 percent of solo practices (89,383 clinicians). 

Alternative Payment Models Diagram - Manatt

Alternative Payment Models Diagram - Manatt

Alternative Payment Models (APMs), under the 2010 Obamacare law and the 2015 GOP “Doc Fix” bill (MACRA), are altering physician practice. The goal of government officials and health plan executives is to pay doctors for “value,” not their time or their services. The CMS Innovation Center has initiated most of the APMs listed in the diagram below, including ACOs and bundled payments. Who Defines “Value” of Care?

‘There’s Nothing Free About Medicare-For-All’

‘There’s Nothing Free About Medicare-For-All’

ST. PAUL, Minn.—Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton sparred last night at the debate at the University of Wisconsin over Sanders’ proposed “Medicare-for-all, single-payer proposal” that would supposedly “save the average middle-class family $5,000 a year.”

Bernie Doesn't Understand Health Care

Bernie Doesn't Understand Health Care

Bernie Sanders proposes Medicare-For-All. His health care proposal includes six new taxing streams, the end of private insurance and employer-sponsored coverage, and $28 trillion in new federal spending.

Deputizing Doctors

Deputizing Doctors

Americans need to see “population health” for what it really is. Last week, a POLITICO panel discussed the term “population health,” which is key to Obamacare’s transformation away from the private practice of medicine -- and into the everyday lives of Americans – starting with Medicare.