Confronting harassment within medicine head on
The AMA House of Delegates took unanimous action on the issue, reaffirming the Association’s age-old commitment to equity, fairness and respect.
New AMA policies adopted on final day of 2018 Interim Meeting
The AMA House of Delegates adopted new policies on the final day of its 2018 Interim Meeting.
AMA: Fix hospital eligibility criteria for drug-discount program
Outpatient charity care should determine 340B program eligibility as part of a revised formula for the federal program, physicians say.
Stronger background-check system needed for gun purchases
States should require relevant mental health records be reported to national database, the AMA says.
Patient Support & Advocacy
8 ways to promote affordable access to high-value care
Cost concerns too often prevent patients from pursing evidence-based care their doctors recommend. The AMA details tools, insurance plan designs and advocacy initiatives that can help.
AMA Adopts New Policies at 2018 Interim Meeting
The AMA voted to adopt new policies on emerging health care topics during the voting session of its Interim Meeting.
AMA backs in-person import of Canadian Rx if safety is assured
Allowing the practice offers patients an option to lower patient out-of-pocket spending on prescription drugs, which addresses a barrier to medication adherence: unaffordability.
Resident & Student Finance
3 mistakes to avoid on medical student-loan repayment
Formulating a debt-repayment plan? Here’s a list of what you should not do when it comes to med school debt.
Top 5 issues to watch at the 2018 AMA Interim Meeting
Track the big issues that physicians, residents and medical students will consider at their meeting Nov. 8–13 in National Harbor, Maryland.