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Primary-care visits dropped 18% from 2012 to 2016

Primary-care visits dropped 18% from 2012 to 2016

By Alex Kacik  |  November 15, 2018

There has been a relatively steady decline in primary-care visits since 2009, although nurse practitioners and physician assistants are making up some ground, according to new research from the Health Care Cost Institute.

AMA to advocate on gender definition, sexual assault treatment

AMA to advocate on gender definition, sexual assault treatment

By Susannah Luthi  |  November 13, 2018

The American Medical Association will advocate on a range of major population health policies including gender identity, Canadian drug imports and sexual assault treatment, as agreed upon by delegates at the group's 2018 interim meeting.

NYU to establish Long Island medical school at Winthrop

NYU to establish Long Island medical school at Winthrop

By Jonathan LaMantia  |  November 12, 2018

New York University plans to establish a medical school on the campus of NYU Winthrop in Mineola on Long Island, which will be focused on educating primary-care physicians.

Azar says new mandatory oncology pay model is coming

Azar says new mandatory oncology pay model is coming

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 08, 2018

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said the Trump administration is reversing course on voluntary payment models and said more mandatory ones are in the works, including one for cancer care.

AMA invests $15 million to improve physician residency training

AMA invests $15 million to improve physician residency training

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  October 30, 2018

The American Medical Association will invest $15 million over the next five years to transform medical education. The initiative will focus on improving the transition from medical school to residency training programs.

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