The Council on Medical Service (CMS) studies socioeconomic aspects that influence the practice of medicine. It recommends relevant policy changes to improve health care delivery in a changing socioeconomic environment; investigates social and economic factors influencing the practice of medicine; and confers with state associations, component societies and national medical specialty societies regarding changing conditions and anticipated proposals that would affect medical care.
Council on Medical Service
Health insurance: Council on Medical Service reports
Download PDFs of council reports that have proposed strategies to address health insurer actions that interfere with the patient/physician relationship and impact the practice of medicine. Such topics include prior authorization, covered benefits, and affordability of health insurance.
Highlights from the 2023 AMA Interim Meeting
Track the news and key moments from the AMA House of Delegates’ meeting, which ran Nov. 10–14.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Hold health plans accountable for physician network inadequacies
Narrow health-plan networks make it harder for patients to get care and add to physicians’ burdens. Learn about the AMA’s plan for change.
Setting the record straight on proper use of modifier 25
Using modifier 25 facilitates appropriate reporting of multiple same-day, same-physician services. Learn more with the AMA.
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FREIDA™, the AMA Residency and Fellowship Database®
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AMA Morning Rounds
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