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.
Week Ahead: AMA delegates to debate preventive care coverage, expanding access to Canadian pharmacies
There won't be any shortage of hot topics at the American Medical Association's interim meeting just outside of Washington, D.C.
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.
The American Medical Association and RAND Corp. release findings from a study assessing how physicians view new pay models. Also this week, earnings season continues.
The CMS is seeking input on whether it should expand Medicare coverage for blood pressure monitoring devices. Up to 55% of the Medicare population has hypertension, according to federal data.
The AMA has renewed its Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium for another three years. The 32 medical schools will continue to receive grant funding and support from the AMA to change their curriculums.
Healthcare associations are trying to make their membership prices and structures more attractive by adding cheaper, a la carte membership options.
An American Medical Association analysis determined the CVS-Aetna merger would substantially weaken competition and raise prices for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans and pharmacy benefit management services.
For the first time in the AMA's history, the group elected women as president and president-elect. Dr. Patrice Harris will be the next president after Dr. Barbara L. McAneny serves a year in the top office.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates this year took big steps toward addressing gun violence and the opioid epidemic. But other issues, such as sexual misconduct by doctors, made less progress.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates elected Dr. Patrice Harris to become its next president in 2019, becoming the first black woman to lead the organization in its 171-year history.
The American Medical Association and the American Society of Addiction Medicine have developed a new way to reimburse physicians who treat patients for opioid use disorder.