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Community MedPac Groups Exempt from U.S. Health Insurance Mandate

March 13, 2012 Leave a comment

The Medical Access Corporation of America (MAC) is an organization that will be running CO-OPs across the nation. CO-OPs are exempt from the federal insurance mandate and are not allowed to be touched by the health insurance companies (which are indicted for fraud by U.S. DOJ). CO-OPs grant FULL access to all Americans and give 100% reimbursement to physicians. We are exempt from the federal insurance mandate.

Over 1,000 healthcare professionals in USA belong to our linkedin group Community MedPac. Consumers, health care policy makers, decision makers, health lobbyists, health system C-Suite executives (members of American College of Healthcare Executives), healthcare finance executives (members of Healthcare Financial Management Association), medical practice executives (CMPE), practice managers (members of the Medical Group Management Association), physician executives ( member of American College of Physician Executives), physicians (pediatrician, internist, family practitioner ob/gyn,etc), physician professional associations (American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Practitioners, American College of Cardiology, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Dental Association, Radiological Society of North America, etc) medical students, healthcare management students (HSA, MBA) ambulatory care, allied health, nurses, health IT professionals (HIMSS), physician recruiters, C-suite executive recruiters, and healthcare entrepreneurs are all welcome to join. You can join directly by going to: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2908799

Community MedPac has also formed many subgroups which will become the CO-OPs. Here is a listing of the subgroups:

Arizona                 http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4053619

California             http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4052220

DC/ VA/ MD      http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4049357
Florida                 http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4052849

Georgia                http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4053637
Illinois                 http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4053632
Indiana                http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4053641
Mass                     http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4053775
Michigan            http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=4053644
Minnesota          http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4053817
Missouri              http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4053813
NY/NJ                  http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4052203
 NC                         http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4053808
Ohio                      http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4052851
Penn                      http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4053798
Tenn                      http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4049274
Texas                     http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4053630
Washington        http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4053640
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Health Insurance Mandate = No More Concierge Practices

August 24, 2011 1 comment

As many of you know, the insurance mandate in the Affordable Care Act (HR 3590) will go into effect 2014. This means that everyone will have to purchase insurance (private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare) or they will face massive penalties from the DOJ, IRS, and the Obama Administration. This mandate will greatly hurt concierge practices and may cause them to shutdown. Concierge practices typically do not accept insurance and make their patients pay them upfront. In 2014, the concierge practices will have no choice but to accept insurance. However, there is a provision in the law that is exempt from the insurance mandate and that is the CO-OP provision (section 1322 of the Affordable Care Act). Under this provision, insurance companies are banned from touching the physicians and patients in the CO-OPs. If existing concierge practices wish to stay in business and do not want to fall victim to the mandate, they need to partner directly with the CO-OPs. For more information on CO-OPs that are being developed right now, check out our LinkedIn group Community MedPac and our website which is http://www.medaccessusa.com/

D.C. Health Care Legislative Business (Day 13)

July 29, 2011 Leave a comment
Extremely productive day on the Hill. Objective of legislative business trip almost accomplished. We are one step closer to getting 100% reimbursement for physicians!
  • Met with Health LA to Rep. Lois Capps, RN to brief them on our system
  • Met with Health LA to Rep. Eliot Engel to brief them on our system
  • Met with Health LA to Sen. Richard Blumenthal to brief them on our system

D.C. Health Care Legislative Business (Day 12)

July 28, 2011 Leave a comment
Had 3 very productive meetings on the Hill today. Finalized meeting to brief HHS official on system.
  • Stopped In Jason Altmire’s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in Cedric Richmond‘s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Met with Health LA to Rep. Eleanor Norton to brief them on our system
  • Stopped in Steve Cohen’s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in John Lewis’ office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Met with Health LA to Patty Murray to brief them on our system
  • Met with Health LA to Diane Feinstein to brief them on our system

U.S. Congressional Committees That Handle Health Care Policy

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment

I have had lots of questions over the past couple days on what committees in Congress handle healthcare policy. Below is a list of the committees.

House Energy and Commerce

http://energycommerce.house.gov/subcomms/subcommittees.shtml

House Appropriations

http://appropriations.house.gov/Subcommittees/Subcommittee/?IssueID=34777

Veterans Affairs

http://veterans.house.gov/Subcommittee%20on%20Health

House Ways and Means

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/Subcommittees/Subcommittee/?IssueID=4615

Senate Appropriations

http://appropriations.senate.gov/sc-labor.cfm

Senate HELP

http://help.senate.gov/

Senate Finance

http://finance.senate.gov/about/subcommittees/#healthcare

D.C. Health Care Legislative Business (Day 11)

July 27, 2011 Leave a comment
  • Met with COO of prestigious public policy think tank
  • Set up meeting with HHS official who handles our program
  • Set up meeting with health expert from TN who works at big house on Pennsylvania Avenue

D.C. Health Care Legislative Business (Day 10)

July 26, 2011 Leave a comment
Very productive day on the Hill. Briefed HHS official on our plan.
  • Stopped in Jan Schakowsky’s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in John Dingell‘s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in Sheila Jackson-Lee‘s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in Eliot Engel’s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in Tammy Baldwin‘s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in Mike Ross’ office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in Jim Matheson’s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in James Moran’s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Stopped in Howard Berman’s office to set up meeting with Health LA
  • Met with Henry Waxman’s Health LA to brief them on our system
  • Met with HHS official to brief them on our system
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