Opting Out of Medicare: A Guide for Physicians

February 12, 2018 - By Association of American Physicians & Surgeons
It is simple to opt out of Medicare – far simpler than staying in the Medicare program. Thousands of physicians have already opted out, and we have not heard a single regret by any of these physicians.

Board Certification: A Dose of Competition

November 29, 2017 - By Daniel J. Gilman + Brian J. Miller + Brian Goldstein @Health Affairs
In 2014, internists went into open revolt in response to the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) new maintenance of certification (MOC) program (a model of measuring continuous learning). The ABIM required physicians to undergo an assessment every two years and a “high stakes” re-certification exam every ten. Internists balked, questioning this new and costly requirement.

Blame entitlements — not the tax bill — for blowing up the deficit

December 26, 2017 - By James Capretta, Resident Fellow @AEI
Both parties are now in the process of trying to unwind some of the deep cuts in appropriations that the BCA set in motion. Still, the BCA is emblematic of the fundamental problem in the federal budget: It is far easier for politicians to agree to caps on future spending for discretionary accounts than to agree on controversial entitlement reforms.

Tax reform can boost technology, productivity and, yes, your wage

December 19, 2017 - By Bret Swanson, Visiting Fellow @American Enterprise Institute
What’s the link between robots, artificial intelligence and tax reform? We’ve been debating whether new technologies can ignite a productivity resurgence or whether tech has lost its potency; whether increased productivity will benefit workers or eliminate jobs altogether.