AMA says American Health Care Act is Critically Flawed

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CHICAGO – In a letter to congressional leaders, the American Medical Association (AMA) today outlined provisions of the American Health Care Act that would have an adverse impact on patients and the health of the nation. Largely due to the decline in health insurance coverage the bill would likely cause, the AMA is unable to support the AHCA as drafted. “The Continue reading

AMA Launches Campaign to Put Patients Before Politics

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Reaffirming its Vision for America’s Health System, AMA Launches Grassroots Campaign to Put Patients Before Politics CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA) launched a new website today aimed at encouraging physicians and patients to join the AMA’s fight to increase access to affordable, meaningful coverage for everyone in our nation. Patientsbeforepolitics.org is an interactive site that provides physicians and Continue reading

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CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Increase Patients’ Health Insurance Choices for 2018

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule for 2018, which proposes new reforms that are critical to stabilizing the individual and small group health insurance markets to help protect patients. This proposed rule would make changes to special enrollment periods, the annual open enrollment period, guaranteed availability, network adequacy rules, essential community providers, and Continue reading

AMA Publishes Updated Code of Medical Ethics for Contemporary Medicin

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Completely updated after an eight-year modernization project, a revised edition of the Code of Medical Ethics is available from the American Medical Association (AMA) in hardcover or e-book. The revised edition contains ethical guidance improved for relevance, clarity and consistency to help physicians keep pace with emerging demands they face with new technologies, changing patient expectations and shifting health care Continue reading