Why Can’t We Just Forget About Medicine and Just Do Our Own Thing? Just Don't Interfere
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Tuesday, August 23, 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:  Sure organized medicine supports payment models for non-physician practitioners, as long as it doesn't interfere with medical residents.

ExcerptAMA will only support payment models for non-physician practitioners that do not interfere with graduate medical training.  Procedural training is a critical portion of resident education and the augmentation of patient care by non-physician practitioners should not interfere with a resident’s ability to achieve competence in the performance of required procedures.

 – Medical Education – Physician Extenders, American Medical Association Policy H-310.913


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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.