The Council on Medical Service studies and evaluates the social and economic aspects of health care; and, on behalf of the public and the profession, recommends relevant policy changes to improve health care delivery in a changing socioeconomic environment.

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To advance policies that emphasize patient choice and control of their health care and their health insurance.

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To advocate policies on emerging delivery systems that protect and foster the patient/physician relationship.

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To address high and escalating prescription drug prices and costs.

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To advance policies that incorporate and integrate telemedicine and digital health into physician practices.

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To address employee benefits unrelated to health insurance benefits.

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To advance policies to address health care costs and promote value in health care spending.

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To establish and refine the AMA proposal for covering the uninsured and expanding health insurance coverage and choice.

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To establish policy that addresses and responds to health insurer actions interfering with the patient/physician relationship and impacting the practice of medicine.

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To address hospital actions impacting patients and physicians, including consolidation, the site-of-service differential, and sole community hospitals.

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To anticipate and respond to Medicare and Medicaid program changes impacting patients and physicians.

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To provide policy options for physician-led team-based care on the topics of payment and insurance coverage, as wells as delivery, supervision, and coordination of care.

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To contribute to the policy options for reforming physician payment.

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View the Council on Medical Service sunset review (PDF) CMS Report 1-S-20.

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