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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Texans to Ask AMA to Push for Better Insurance Regulation


The Texas Delegation to the AMA House of Delegates began planning for the house meeting next month in Atlanta. In addition to some concerns over the proposed plan to “consolidate, modernize, and clarify” AMA’s Code of Medical Ethics, delegates decided to bring several resolutions to the meeting. Among them are plans directing AMA to:
  • Seek a new federal law to require insurance companies to disclose how much they pay in network and out of network for emergency services, including active labor,

  • Push for strong federal network adequacy standards for health insurance plans offered on Affordable Care Act exchange, and

  • Work with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to establish a single sign-in portal for all for physicians to report and review all Physician Quality Reporting System, value-based modifier, and meaningful use data.

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