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AMA head: Obamacare has a cold, not a terminal illness

AMA head: Obamacare has a cold, not a terminal illness

By J. Duncan Moore Jr., Crain's Chicago Business  |  March 07, 2017

The Affordable Care essentially needs a tuneup, not the overhaul Republican lawmakers are pushing, the chief of the American Medical Association told an audience of healthcare executives in Florida on March 3.

AMA urges Trump's DOJ to keep blocking Anthem-Cigna deal

By Maria Castellucci  |  March 02, 2017

The American Medical Association urged the U.S. Department of Justice this week to reject the merger of Anthem and Cigna after court documents showed Anthem is holding out hope that the agency under the Trump administration will approve the deal.

Editorial: America's pain

Editorial: America's pain

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 19, 2016

Last week's Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health did a grave disservice to Americans rightfully upset about the rising tide of drug and alcohol dependency in their communities.

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

Healthcare Marketing IMPACT Awards Visionary Award: Nancy Schlichting

By Merrill Goozner  |  November 10, 2016

A self-described child of the 1960s, she overcame barriers both personal and professional to gain prominence. She was a woman who made it in a field dominated by men. She quickly moved on to bigger and better positions after being outed as gay by a member of the board at the Ohio hospital system...

AMA seeks to modernize medical school curricula

AMA seeks to modernize medical school curricula

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 01, 2016

The American Medical Association on Tuesday launched a new textbook that outlines ways to prepare medical school students for practicing in a value-based system.

Final MACRA rule expands exemptions, flexibility

Final MACRA rule expands exemptions, flexibility

By Shannon Muchmore , Shelby Livingston and Virgil Dickson  |  October 15, 2016

Nearly a third of physicians could be exempt from Medicare's new Merit-based Incentive Payment System under a final CMS rule for implementing MACRA. The CMS will also broaden the opportunities for physicians to join alternative models that carry bigger rate increases and bonuses.

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