Council on Medical Service

Council on Medical Service Reports

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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Consumer-driven health care

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

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Delivery reform

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

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Drug coverage & spending

To address high and escalating prescription drug prices and costs.

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E-health reports

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

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Employee benefits

To address employee benefits unrelated to health insurance benefits.

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Health care costs & value

To address employee benefits unrelated to health insurance benefits.

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Health care coverage & choice

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

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Health insurance

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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Hospitals & hospital based services

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

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Medicare & Medicaid

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

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Physician-led team-based care

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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Physician payment reform

To contribute to the policy options for reforming physician payment.

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