- Opting Out of Medicare: A Guide for Physicians 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 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 Tech Industry Thinks It’s About to Disrupt Health Care. Don’t count on it. 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.
- AMA’s 2018 Physicians Economic Impact Report - Virginia 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.