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.
To advance policies that emphasize patient choice and control of their health care and their health insurance.
To advocate policies on emerging delivery systems that protect and foster the patient/physician relationship.
To address high and escalating prescription drug prices and costs.
To advance policies that incorporate and integrate telemedicine and digital health into physician practices.
To address employee benefits unrelated to health insurance benefits.
To advance policies to address health care costs and promote value in health care spending.
To establish and refine the AMA proposal for covering the uninsured and expanding health insurance coverage and choice.
To establish policy that addresses and responds to health insurer actions interfering with the patient/physician relationship and impacting the practice of medicine.
To address hospital actions impacting patients and physicians, including consolidation, the site-of-service differential, and sole community hospitals.
To anticipate and respond to Medicare and Medicaid program changes impacting patients and physicians.
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.
To contribute to the policy options for reforming physician payment.
View the Council on Medical Service sunset review (PDF) CMS Report 1-S-20.
Table of Contents
- Consumer-driven health care
- Delivery reform
- Drug coverage & spending
- E-health reports
- Employee benefits
- Health care costs & value
- Health care coverage & choice
- Health insurance
- Hospitals & hospital based services
- Medicare & Medicaid
- Physician-led team-based care
- Physician payment reform
- Sunset review