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The Nation’s Opioid Epidemic — Continued Advocacy Needed to Turn the Tide

Guest Post from Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA Chair, AMA Opioid Task Force Atlanta, GA It is a basic tenet of physician leadership that we run toward an emergency. We evaluate the situation, make an initial diagnosis, and pursue interventions … Continue reading

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Repealing IPAB: Bipartisan Health Care Reform We Can All Agree On

Guest post from Representative Phil Roe, MD (R-Tenn.) Chair, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Member, House Education and Workforce Committee Chair, House GOP Doc Caucus As a physician who has lived through a massive expansion of Medicaid in my home … Continue reading

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AANS and CNS Release 2017 Legislative and Regulatory Agenda

On February 14, 2017 the AANS and CNS released their 2017 legislative and regulatory agenda, which includes action items such as improving the health care delivery system, abolishing the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), expanding support for graduate medical education, … Continue reading

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