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Hospitals and Hospital-Based Services

Listed below are Council on Medical Service (CMS) reports from June 1998 to the present related to hospitals and hospital-based services. The recommendations in these reports reflect the final actions of the AMA House of Delegates and are official AMA policy.

Hospital Admissions and Patient Management Contractors
CMS Report 1, I-14

Medicare Update Formulas Across Outpatient Sites of Service
CMS Report 3, A-14

Analysis of Place-of-Service Code for Observation Services
CMS Report 4, A-14

Integrated Electronic Patient Care Reports for Prehospital Providers
CMS Report 4, I-13

The Corporate Practice of Medicine
CMS Report 6, I-13

Payment Parity across Outpatient Sites of Service
CMS Report 3, A-13

Medicaid Coverage of Adults in Psychiatric Hospitals
CMS Report 3, A-11

Interpreter Services and Payment Responsibilities
CMS Report 5, A-11

Denial of Payment Based on Volume of Procedures Performed
CMS Report 6, A-11

Physician Employment Arrangements
CMS Report 3, I-10

Emergency Room Contracts and Hospital Privileges
CMS Report 1, I-09

Emergency Department Boarding and Crowding
CMS Report 3, A-09

Appropriate Hospital Charges
CMS Report 4, A-09

Access to Psychiatric Beds and Impact on Emergency Medicine
CMS Report 2, A-08

Fiduciary Credentialing
CMS Report 2, A-06

Payment for Emergency Services
CMS Report 5, A-03

Medicare Payment for the Medical Direction and Supervision of Hospital-Based Clinical Laboratories
CMS 2, I-02

Hospital and Physician Payment for Uncompensated Care, Teaching, and Research
CMS Report 7, I-02

Overcrowding and Hospital EMS Diversion
CMS Report 1, A-02

The Effects of Closing Safety-Net Hospitals
CMS Report 3, I-01

Hospital Merger Study
CMS Report 4, I-01

Criteria for Level of Care Status
CMS Report 5, I-01/December 2001

Hospital Merger Study
CMS Report 7, I-00

Hospital-Based Physician Contracting
CMS Report 3, A-00

On-Call Physicians
CMS Report 3, I-99

Clinical Supervision
CMS Report 3, A-99

Coerced Employment of Physicians
CMS Report 4, A-99

Veterans Administration Hospital System
CMS Report 8, A-99

Benefits and Obligations of Tax-Exempt Status of Health Care Organizations
CMS Report 15, A-99

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

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

The Emerging Use of Hospitalists
CMS Report 4, A-98

Rewards for Efficient Hospital Care
CMS Report 15, A-98