The HOD further discussed prioritizing billing changes for high-deductible patients, limiting the burden of Maintenance of Certification requirements and the physician workforce crisis.
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An ACR Ally
Dr. Bryant calls the AMA an ally of the ACR, providing the strength and breadth to help the rheumatology community meet its shared goals, particularly in 2017.
“It will likely be a fast-moving time once the new Congress is seated after the inauguration,” Dr. Bryant says.
Dr. Bryant asks all rheumatologists to join the AMA or renew their AMA memberships—and to “vote” for the ACR and rheumatology as their specialty designation—so that rheumatology can maintain and increase its voice in AMA policy-making bodies and activity.
Read more AMA news coverage from the 2016 Interim Meeting.
Kelly April Tyrrell writes about health, science and health policy. She lives in Madison, Wis.
1. American Medical Association. AMA Vision on Health Reform. 2016 Nov 15. https://www.the-rheumatologist.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ama-vision-on-health-reform.pdf.