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.
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.
The pilot feasibility study, a collaborative effort between a Harvard Medical School physician, the health insurer Anthem and IBM was designed to test whether employees and insurers would both benefit from putting more power in the hands of patients. Two years later, it is defunct.
Beyond their role in safeguarding the health of our communities, physicians in Virginia are a major driver of the state economy, spurring economic growth and creating jobs across all industries.
The habit they can’t quit: Congress will likely revisit changes to Obamacare in the new year.
The idea that uninsured people are clogging emergency rooms looks more and more like a myth, according to a recent study published in Health Affairs. Uninsured adults used the emergency room at very similar rates to people with insurance — and much less than people on Medicaid.
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.
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.
A group of Republican members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday introduced several bills that they said will provide "relief" from Obamacare-related taxes.
U.S. drugstore chain operator CVS Health Corp said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc for $69 billion, seeking to tackle soaring healthcare spending through lower-cost medical services in pharmacies