Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013
This Week's News
This Week's News
AMA to sponsor thought-leader discussion about building a better Medicare system
A National Journal event Jan. 29 will bring together leading health policy experts to analyze ways to overhaul the ailing Medicare payment system.
Underwritten by the AMA, the event will facilitate discussion about viable options for reforming Medicare’s quality improvement programs, including implementation of new payment models, provision of timely performance data to physicians, and involvement of physicians in efforts to measure quality and efficiency.
Panelists will include physician leaders, health care executives, congressional staff experts and other key voices in health policy. AMA Executive Vice President and CEO James L. Madara, MD, will provide introductory and closing remarks.
Register today to attend the event in person. It will take place at 8 a.m. Eastern time Jan. 29 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Those unable to attend in person can view a live webcast of the event on the National Journal website.
The AMA is a leader in calling for reform of the Medicare payment system. In the fall, the AMA and more than 100 other medical associations submitted principles and core elements for transitioning to a high-performing Medicare system to Congress.
The AMA’s Innovators Committee, a group of 14 physician experts, also recently issued two white papers on ways physicians can implement innovations in care delivery and payment reforms in their practices.
Physicians also have flooded their members of Congress with messages urging the elimination of Medicare’s flawed physician payment formula and reformation of the program’s payment system through the AMA’s Physicians Grassroots Network.