Keep scrolling to learn more about our accomplishments in 2018.
The Practicing Physicians of America continue to work pro-bono on behalf of the autonomy of American physicians to ensure patient safety.
PPA board members contributed to and participated in efforts to speak for and represent our profession including meeting with White House policy team and meeting with multiple senators and congressmen at the state and national level regarding health care costs, MOC, scope of practice, physician autonomy, and other topics.
PPA board members articles were published in the mainstream media, to include; The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Hill, and Medical Economics, regarding topics including EHR, hospital consolidation, and other topics that affect how your practice medicine today.
The fight for Physician Autonomy
Between a $35 million dollar settlement for D.O.s and new litigation against the ABIM to end Maintenance of Certification, we’ve fought for a better future for physicians.
Focusing On You
We’ve created free membership and resources for physicians who wish to join the movement and learn how they can become part of the solution in 2019. Keep scrolling to learn more…
PPA board members articles were published in the mainstream media, including: The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, The Hill, and Medical Economics, regarding topics including EHR, hospital consolidation, and more.
PPA’s Dr Westby Fisher, Dr Craig Wax, and Niran Al Agba continued their prolific blogging work at:
Below is a list of PPA’s 2018 accomplishments on behalf of practicing physicians in America.
PPA collected results of a voluntary survey on ABMS physician and surgeon board certification. Seven thousand and seven (7007) US physicians representing 47 subspecialties, every state and nearly every US territory were received.
PPA board member Dr. Westby Fisher was interviewed by and published in Bloomberg Law and Business News regarding a legal challenge to the Maintenance of Certification process and its monopolistic and anti-trust behaviors.
$35 Million Settlement for D.O.s
We’re excited to announce that PPA Board Member, Dr. Craig M. Wax, D.O., was one of four lead plaintiffs in a group of osteopathic physicians in a successful class-action lawsuit against the American Osteopathic Association.
PPA Chair Dr. Judith Thompson completed The Physician CEO program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management Executive Education Program, a course created by a physician for physicians with a focus on leadership and essential business skills.
Healthcare Town Halls
PPA board members and supporters led Healthcare town halls across the country, speaking alongside congressional and senatorial candidates about the need to repeal the safe harbor for legalized kickbacks enjoyed by pharma middlemen PBMs and GPOs.
AMA House of Delegates Presentation
We surveyed over 7,000 physicians regarding MOC. Here are out findings outlines in a presentation at the AMA House of Delegates By board Member Dr. Westby G. Fisher:
Testifying Against MOC
We testified on behalf of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons in Maryland, leading to an opinion from the justice department re the anticompetitive nature of MOC:
Front Lines of Medicine
Board member Niran Al Agba is working with the Deductible Media Group to launch a site showcasing medicine on the “front lines” through the eyes of physicians, patients, and other healthcare experts.
PPA collaborated with other healthcare reformers to write a white paper on the cost drivers of Healthcare. The paper was widely distributed and well received among policy makers and physicians from both sides of the political aisle:
We collaborated with multiple physician groups, inviting them to join our efforts, and amplifying their work
Board Members Marion Mass and Niran Al Agba teamed with Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall to cohost a breakfast to discuss healthcare reform inviting Grassroots Physician leaders from AID, AAPS, PWT and other groups.
Partnered with Association of Independent Doctors and Physicians for Patients to launch Physicians Rise to galvanize physicians behind two foundational ideals: patient safety and physician autonomy.
National Physicians Council
Practicing Physicians of America spoke at The National Physicians Council for Healthcare Policy alongside lawmakers
National Physicians Week
Presented and participated in the forum at Physicians Working Together’s National Physicians Week.