Following up on the actions of the TMA House of Delegates, Texas physicians are presenting four resolutions for consideration by the AMA house. They are:
- A call for AMA to ask Congress to “act rapidly” to repeal all penalties for noncompliance with Medicare’s electronic health records incentive program and meaningful use requirements;
- A call for AMA to work with Congress to require real-time notification to physicians when patients are within the 45- or 30-day COBRA grace periods;
- A request for AMA to “evaluate and work to establish consensus regarding the appropriate value of resident and fellow services”; and
- A directive for AMA to support legislation to “prevent and divert prostitution” rather than criminalize it.