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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.

Physician Payment by Medicare
CMS Report 2, A-15

Economic Viability of Rural Sole Community Hospitals
CMS Report 3, A-15

Hospital-Incentives for Admissions, Testing and Procedure Quotas
CMS Report 5, A-15

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