AMA calls on policymakers to provide critical resources in face of COVID-19 pandemic
Urges Administration, Congressional leaders and other policymakers to address urgent health system and public health needs.
Ruling threatens essential physician attorney-client privilege
Should vagaries of hospital ownership have bearing on physicians’ ability to speak confidentially with attorneys? Washington’s highest court considers the issue.
AMA-brokered deal secures coverage for Hahnemann residents, fellows
Court-approved settlement will pay for legally required long-tail medical liability insurance for the 1,400-plus residents and fellows affected. The AMA has underwritten the legal work in the case.
AMA statement on Hahnemann University hospital closure settlement
Today’s settlement is a significant victory for the many hundreds of residents and fellows impacted by the Hahnemann closure.
AMA: Insurers misused CPT codes to hide administrative costs
The codes ensure uniform language for medical services and procedures, physicians tell a federal court in a brief, and other uses erode patient trust.
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U.S. appeals court upholds Title X gag rule on physicians
Ruling allows HHS to move ahead with a Trump administration rule that forces doctors to act as government mouthpieces when speaking with Title X program patients.
AMA-brokered deal poised to cover residents affected by Hahnemann closure
1,500-plus displaced Hahnemann doctors could get long-tail liability coverage if judge OKs AMA’s underwriting legal representation of orphaned residents, fellows in the case.
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