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AMA Statement on the Future of Health Care Reform

Statement attributable to: Andrew W. Gurman, M.D. President, American Medical Association “The AMA House of Delegates, reflecting more than 170 state and specialty medical societies from across the country, today reaffirmed its commitment to health care reform that improves access to care for all patients. “Using a comprehensive…

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HHS Office of Civil Rights Rule Finalization

HHS OCR finalized a new rule under Section 1557 to advance health equity and reduce health disparities by strengthening protections for some of the populations that have been most vulnerable to discrimination in the health care context.  Section 1557 is the nondiscrimination provision of the Affordable Care Act…

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MACRA Update

AMS will continue to provide our physicians with updates on MACRA as new information becomes available. The AMA has some resources here. Below are some other resources you might find helpful: MACRA website - Includes a checklist with steps practices can take now to prepare, an action kit and…

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CDC expands Zika travel advisory

CDC Health Advisory Summary: CDC has previously issued travel, testing, and other guidance for local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission (active Zika virus transmission) for a one-square-mile area in the Wynwood area of‎ Miami that the Florida Department of Health (FL DOH) identified. The guidance for those who live…

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CDC HEALTH ADVISORY: ZIKA

Following last week's confirmation of the first continental US cases of Zika caused by local mosquitoes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Monday that all pregnant women in the U.S. should be assessed for possible Zika exposure during every prenatal visit. The agency explained that pregnant…

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