A pair of health care economists conclude that the AMA-RUC is not overly biased against primary care specialties in its Medicare payment recommendations.
The proposed merger of the pharmacy chain and insurance giant would harm competition in nearly 90 percent of Medicare Part D regional markets, the AMA says.
A pathway is being developed to encourage the use of digital health tools that will be needed as the nation gets older and its pool of caregivers shrinks.
The tailored approach to delivering care should be incorporated into alternative payment models, the AMA House of Delegates says.
Nearly 12 million people obtained coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces this year. The AMA adopts policies to improve the exchanges.