Thoughts on Physician Advocacy and Payment Reform with AMA President Andrew Gurman, MD
June 20, 2016•14 min
Host: Matt Birnholz, MD From the AMA's House of Delegates annual meeting in Chicago, Dr. Matt Birnholz joins AMA President Dr. Andrew Gurman to discuss current and future initiatives for the nation's largest physician organization. The two focus particular attention on reactions to physician payment reform and Meaningful Use updates from CMS's Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Dr. Gurman, an orthopedic hand surgeon from Hollidaysburg, PA., became the 171st president of the American Medical Association on June 14th, 2016. In leading the nation's largest physician organization, Dr. Gurman will focus his tenure on advancing the AMA's three strategic focus areas: improving health outcomes for Americans living with pre-diabetes and hypertension; accelerating change in medical education and preparing students for today's health care system; and enhancing physician satisfaction and practice sustainability.