A new online tool is helping residents and their training programs better understand at-risk populations—including the homeless, unemployed, underserved and uninsured—and improve their quality of care.
The Supreme Court of the United States announced in March that it would hear North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a case previously decided by a federal appeals court that ruled in favor of the FTC’s claim that state licensure boards should be subject to antitrust laws.
There has been a lot of misinformation about advance care planning over the years. The latest in false reporting on this issue is told by Stateline, a news website run by the Pew Charitable Trusts. In an article that appeared this week about possible federal payment policy for advance care planning,
A new model of care delivery aimed at improving care for patients most at risk of being hospitalized is being assessed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation based on its costs and outcomes. Called the Comprehensive Care Physician model, this care delivery system is intended to give at-risk patients access to a physician who will care for them in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
A newly proposed dispute resolution process for inaccurate Physician Payments Sunshine Act data would deny physicians their due process rights, the AMA told the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in a comment letter last week that calls for fairness and urges the agency to modify the deadline for publication of physicians’ payment data.
As my time as AMA president comes to an end, I’m reflecting on what I’ve learned while spending more than two-thirds of the year on the road and talking to physicians across the country about their concerns.
Physicians can get a firsthand glimpse into how the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program works, from the costs associated with type 2 diabetes to how the program can improve patients’ health outcomes, by taking a look at the YMCA’s online "storybook."
Students will have a chance to debate some of the hottest topics in undergraduate medical education at the AMA Medical Student Section (MSS) Annual Meeting, June 5-7 in Chicago. Some of these issues will make it to the AMA House of Delegates floor to be considered for adoption as AMA policy.
Following a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement of a proposal to conduct audits of physicians and other eligible professionals who received incentive payments under the Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System and ePrescribing programs, the AMA called on the agency to abandon its plans because of numerous implementation problems.
The AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics was created in 1847—before the outbreak of the American Civil War, the invention of the telegraph and the standardization of indoor plumbing. In its more than 160 years guiding physicians in the enduring values of ethics and medicine, the Code has seen a lot of...