Small-town practice in Illinois illustrates the big picture on physician economic impact. Doctors generate jobs and spending that sustain prosperity.
In critical areas such as health-system overhaul, insurance competition and cutting regulatory burdens, AMA member physicians have made their mark in 2017.
The AMA estimates more than 97% of eligible clinicians will avoid a 2020 Medicare pay penalty based on their 2018 Quality Payment Program participation.
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.
When considering various overhaul proposals, the AMA holds fast to a bedrock value: Americans with insurance coverage should not lose it.
Hurricane season devastated medical practices in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. A new fund offers a way to help restore access to patient care.