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December 1998 Interim Meeting

Listed below are direct links to the Council on Medical Service (CMS) reports from the December 1998 Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. The recommendations in these reports reflect the final actions of the House of Delegates and are official AMA policy.

Health Plan Coverage for Over-the-Counter Drugs
CMS Report 1, I-98

Expense of Medical and Biohazardous Waste Removal
CMS Report 2, I-98

Health Insurance for Domestic Partners
CMS Report 3, I-98

A Physician's Right to Privacy
CMS Report 4, I-98

Third Party Tie-In Agreements
CMS Report 5, I-98

Hospital Billings on Behalf of Physicians
CMS Report 6, I-98

Electronic Data Interchange Status Report
CMS Report 7, I-98

Delay in Payments Due to Disputes in Coordination of Benefits
CMS Report 8, I-98

Physician Risk for Long-Term Care Placement Decisions
CMS Report 9, I-98

Ratio of Physicians to Physician Extenders
CMS Report 10, I-98

Outpatient Pharmaceutical Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries
CMS Report 11, I-98

Tax-Exempt Status of Health Care Organizations
CMS Report 12, I-98

Definitions of "Screening" and "Medical Necessity"
CMS Report 13, I-98

The Impact of Rapidly Developing Biotechnology on the Delivery of Medical Care
CMS Report 14, I-98

Defining the Uninsured and Underinsured
CMS Report 15, I-98

PRO Sixth Scope of Work
CMS Report 16, I-98