Patient Support & Advocacy
Knocking down barriers to health equity
American medicine is beset by wide disparities. Operationalizing health equity is the task embraced by Aletha Maybank, MD, MPH, who is leading the AMA’s new Center for Health Equity.
Medicaid fraud: Case would wrongly expand physician liability
If trial conviction stands, having no knowledge of how others billed Medicaid for your services would no longer be a viable defense when false-claim allegations arise.
AMA adopts policies during second day of voting at Interim Meeting
Policies touch on collecting DNA of refugees, free sunscreen, mobile health apps, veterans’ courts.
AMA calls for total ban on all vaping products not approved by FDA
Very little evidence available about short- and long-term health consequences of e-cigarettes and vaping products.
AMA: Let children of H1-B physicians stay in U.S. as adults
Allowing children in the U.S. who were brought here legally by their physician parents could help ease projected doctor shortages.
Doctors back innovative local efforts to battle opioid epidemic
Communities’ situations are unique, but a strategy effective in fighting the opioid epidemic in one area can have useful lessons for programs elsewhere.
Physicians see big promise in use of real-world data, evidence
Increasing availability of real-world data and evidence can support, improve and accelerate the delivery of safe and cost-effective medical products.
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