The AMA took a leading role in the year-plus fight against two health insurance mega-mergers. The effort paid off with courtroom victories in 2017.
To meet the 2017 reporting deadline, physicians must report on at least one patient and one measure by Dec. 31 and submit to Medicare no later than Feb. 28 to avoid a payment penalty in 2019.
The AMA House of Delegates weighs in on changes to Medicaid, e-prescribing and clerkship spots for U.S. med students.
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems and other quality assessments should account for social-risk factors.
Delegates also push for effective opioid-use disorder in jails and prisons and emergency naloxone in public settings.
E-prescription cancellation should be standardized across EHRs, delegates say. They also push back on EHR-related pay penalties.