AMGA Unveils Health Care Reform Priorities
With the advent of the new administration and the 111th Congress, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) recently announced its health care reform principles. Beginning with a call for universal access to health care, AMGA's priorities focus on systemic changes to improve the quality of health care for America's patients.
The document detailing the reform ideas, approved by AMGA's Board of Directors, was made public by Donald W. Fisher, Ph.D., CAE, AMGA's president and chief executive officer."AMGA looks forward to working with the new administration and Congress to make necessary reforms and improvements in our healthcare system; there is much to be done," he said. "While undertaking such thoroughgoing reform will be challenging in these difficult economic times, maintaining our current system will have an even greater cost, in terms not only of finance, but of quality patient care."
AMGA's reform priorities focus on improving health care for America's patients and highlight several practices commonly found in the model of health care delivery practiced by multi-specialty medical groups and other organized systems of care.
Other recommendations are broadly based and center on the restructuring of reimbursement, delivery mode, tort reform, prevention and wellness, and other issues.
The key points contained in the document are: