Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Policy
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 12:00 AM

For those who promote “Let’s forget organized medicine and just do our own thing,” what will you do about those who espouse the following policies?

Comment:  The AMA will strongly advocate that new models of healthcare reform require "an ongoing relationship with a personal physician" and will oppose "anything other than MD/DO physician led scheme."

How are your efforts to combat such monopolistic efforts coming along?  Are you contributing to your associations at the state and national levels to moderate such a policy?

Excerpt:  AMA will strongly advocate that the requirements for any primary care home or medical home initiative of The Joint Commission strictly meet the requirements of that each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician trained to provide first contact, continuous and comprehensive care and AMA will oppose any interpretation by The Joint Commission, or any other entity, of primary care medical home or patient centered medical home (PCMH) as being anything other than MD/DO physician led. – Allied Health Professions – The Joint Commission Primary Care Home Initiative, American Medical Association Policy D-35.988


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This is a weekly series excerpting from the American Medical Associations own published policies regarding “non-physicians”.  It will take nearly a year to complete.