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Two AMGA Board Members to Serve on the Physician-Focused Model Technical Advisory Committee

American Medical Group Association Board Members Dr. Grace Terrell, Cornerstone Health Care, and Dr. Jeffrey W. Bailet, Aurora Health Care Medical Group, to make recommendations to the Secretary of HHS regarding physician payment models.

In-Person Visit vs. Telehealth Visit? Time Is Money

A recent study released by Harvard Medical School (HMS) published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that the average total visit time for typical in-person medical visits was 121 minutes. This total time spent includes 37 minutes in travel time and 84 minutes in the clinic waiting and filing in paperwork. Of the 84 minutes, only... Read More

Taking a Look at California’s Assisted Suicide Law

Did you know that the American Medical Association actually opposed this assisted-suicide bill? Nope, the media buried that news.

Dr. Howard Graman Joins AMGA Consulting Services

The American Medical Group Association announced that Howard B. Graman, M.D., has joined AMGA Consulting Services as Vice President. Dr. Graman joins AMGA's consulting arm after decades of service in leadership positions at some of the most prominent healthcare organizations in the U.S.

Defining obesity: Disability or disease? Or neither?

In 2013, the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a disease. Dr. Peter Ubel, writing in his blog on the Forbes website, thought this was a bad idea. He feared that calling obesity a disease will result in people having less motivation to lose weight and cited a study which found that people who were […]

Virtual Town Hall Meeting Examines Reframing Meaningful Use Regulations

After sending letters to  Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell and Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan last week, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) will hold a virtual town hall meeting to give physicians and others a chance to discuss concerns with poorly designed EHRs and... Read More

Women medical organizations are still relevant. Here’s why.

Did you know that September is Women in Medicine Month? When I tell someone I’m involved in the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), my favorite response is, “Are organizations like that still necessary? It’s 2015.” First, thanks for the clarification of what year we are in. Isn’t it shocking that in 2015 women in medicine are […]

Loyola Stroke Specialist Honored by American Heart Association/American Stroke Association

Loyola University Medical Center stroke specialist Jose Biller, MD is among four Hispanic leaders being recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for their contributions to improving the health and well-being of multicultural communities.

AMA, 41 Other Medical Societies Push to Delay Meaningful Use Stage 3

On Thursday, the American Medical Association (AMA) and 41 medical societies have backed Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in urging the administration to delay Meaningful Use Stage 3 in light of pivotal changes to Medicare. The coalition...Show More Summary

AMGA 2015 Medical Group Risk Survey Finds Members Are Transitioning to Risk-Based Payments, but Impediments Exist

American Medical Group Association survey finds that multispecialty medical groups and integrated delivery systems expect fee-for-service payments to decline by 24 percent over the next two years, yet barriers are slowing the transition to value-based care.

University of Chicago Medicine Hosts Symposium of Leading Chicago Heart Researchers

Leading researchers from Chicago's academic medical centers and other institutions will meet at the American Heart Association's 2015 Chicago Research Network Symposium, hosted by University of Chicago Medicine's Section of Cardiology, on Friday, September 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Report: ER Doctors Less Likely to Give Pain Meds to Black Kids 

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Pediatrics found a racial disparity in doctors’ decisions whether to give painkillers to children with acute appendicitis, NBC News reports.

News in Brief: Experts Refuse To Warn Of Any New Health Hazards Until Americans Deal With Current Backlog

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WASHINGTON—Saying they’re tired of their urgent calls to action consistently being met with indifference and apathy, members of the American Medical Association announced Tuesday that they will not issue any more warnings about newly discovered health hazards until the populace deals with its current backlog. Show More Summary

The AMA’s Forgotten Fight Against Physician Greed

By MICHAEL MILLENSON, MD Perhaps the most well-known part of the 1965 Medicare creation tale is the opposition by the American Medical Association (AMA) to “socialized medicine.” Yet with financial incentives assuming a new prominence for provider and patient alike, we shouldn’t overlook the AMA’s equally unsuccessful battle against the excesses of capitalistic medicine. The

New Study Finds More Premature Babies Surviving at 23 Weeks, When They Can Legally be Aborted

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a new report revealing that babies born between 23-28 weeks gestation are surviving more than ever before. The program scientist for the neonatal research network at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Rosemary Higgins, told The Washington Post: “Extremely pre-term babies born before […]

Study Finds Improved Survival Rates for Preemies

A government-funded study published in Tuesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association shows premature babies in the U.S. are more likely to survive without major complications today than they were in the past. The post Study Finds Improved Survival Rates for Preemies appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

AMGA Submits Recommendations on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for 2016

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted comments in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for 2016. AMGA supports provisions that included twoShow More Summary

Health-Care Mergers: Good for Health-Care Companies, Not So Good for Patients and Doctors

The president of the American Medical Association is worried about the consequences of this summer’s proposed billion-dollar deals.

Doctors’ Association Sees Harm in Insurance Mergers

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The American Medical Association says the proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna, along with that of Aetna and Humana, could reduce competition in 154 metropolitan areas in 23 states.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center are first in New Jersey to Receive American Heart Association Accreditation for Acute Cardiac Care

Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Riverview Medical Center, both part of Meridian CardioVascular Network, are the first hospitals in New Jersey to receive the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline(r) Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation.

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