Hundreds of physicians, medical students, residents and fellows gathered at the 2017 AMA Interim Meeting in Honolulu to consider a wide array of proposals designed to help fulfill the Association's core mission of promoting medicine and improving public health. These are the top stories from the meeting. Read full coverage at AMA Wire®.
Delegates stand firm against Medicaid work requirements and changes that would undermine essential health benefits requirements.
Delegates also push for effective opioid-use disorder in jails and prisons and emergency naloxone in public settings.
The AMA will urge more funding for hurricane-ravaged islands’ Medicaid programs, as well as temporary emergency CMS waivers.
Doctors “must uphold the values” of the medical profession. That means providing accurate information, disclosing conflicts of interest, and more.
There is an increased need for clerkship spots for U.S. medical students. The AMA will call for greater capacity.
The AMA will seek to ban unjustified prescription-drug “price gouging” and let pharmacists tell patients when their co-pay exceeds a drug’s cash price.
Newly adopted polices aim to address the adverse effects of excess screen time and social media use among children and teens.
Teamwork among doctors, physician leaders and other organizations is needed to move medicine in the right direction, says AMA President David O. Barbe, MD, MHA.
Making health data more useful will build a better future for patients and physicians, says AMA Executive Vice President and CEO James L. Madara, MD.
From ground zero of the Ebola crisis to New York’s ground zero, Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH, served with distinction.
The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems and other quality assessments should account for social-risk factors.