AMA says the Accountable Care Act is an important first step
July 26, 2012
Although officials say there is much work to be done, the AMA continues to work with Congress and the Obama Administration to ensure the best outcomes for patients and physicians. The AMA has developed two documents that illustrate how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is an important first step toward improving the nation's health care system. The first document (PDF 100KB) features highlights of the ACA and lists three of the AMA's top priorities moving forward:
- Eliminating the Independent Payment Advisory Board
- Replacing Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula with new payment systems that reward physicians for the value of care they provide.
- Fixing the nation's broken medical liability system for patients and physicians.
The second document (PDF 93KB) details these and other facts about how the ACA is already helping patients and physicians, and tells how the AMA is leading efforts to improve the health care system. Read more in AMA Wire.