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AMA Cries for More Cash to Ensure Quality Care
Philip Betbeze, Senior Editor-Leadership

The American Medical Association wants the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to start paying doctors extra for care coordination. The fact that many physicians don't currently coordinate care is just one indication of why our national healthcare bill is frighteningly large and rapidly growing larger. This isn't leadership, folks.
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  October 14, 2011

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