AMA

News Capsules (Winter 2001)

Author: 
Compiled by Medical Sentinel Editors
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Winter 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
4

Doctors Expose AMA's Secret Pact with the Federal Government


"Kathryn Serkes, public relations counsel for the AAPS, issued the following statement in response to a letter sent by Sen. Trent Lott to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson calling for an end to the American Medical Association's monopoly on CPT codes that doctors are required to use to bill Medicare and Medicaid:

The AMA, Boy Scouts and Homosexuality

Author: 
Kenneth D. Christman, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Winter 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
4

Dear Editor,

Letter to Senator Trent Lott regarding AMA CPT Code Shenanigans

Author: 
Richard J. Lewis, DO, FACOG
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Winter 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
4

Dear Senator Lott,

AMA CPT Code Shenanigans

Author: 
A.W. Orlandella, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Winter 2001
Volume Number: 
6
Issue Number: 
4

Dear Editor,

What bothers me in Drs. Cihak and Glueck's August 14, 2001 article on WorldNetDaily is the implication CPT codes should be free to the doctors. This seems to say we approve of coding. I certainly do not. They are the bane of our existence forcing us to waste hours searching for numbers and letters and modifications to fit some idiotic aspect of a disease. Have you noticed how often disease fails to comply with our observation forcing us to bend numbers in order to justify some insurance eyes looking at us?

AMA Rejects Non-Member Support

Author: 
Samia Borchers, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Spring 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
1

Dear Editor,

I received two faxes from the AMA in the past week. It asks for my help in contacting senators regarding their work with physician payments. If not changed we will lose about 5 percent in fees. Maybe some other readers received the same fax.

The AMA, Medical Liability Tort Reform, and HMO Lawsuits

Author: 
Miguel A. Faria, Jr., MD
Article Type: 
Editor's Corner
Issue: 
Fall 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
3

With the definite resurgence of the medical liability crisis, a recapitulation of the AMA's campaign for the implementation of tort reform in the last several years is in order to better understand where we have been and where we are headed in our struggle for meaningful and substantive medical liability ("malpractice") tort reform.

Open Letter to the AMA President, Dr. Richard F. Corlin

Author: 
Donald R. Rogers, MD
Article Type: 
Correspondence
Issue: 
Fall 2002
Volume Number: 
7
Issue Number: 
3

Dear Dr. Corlin,

You probably don't remember me, but we met when I attended the California Medical Society lobbying session during my year as Alaska State Medical Society president, a dozen, or so, years ago.

I am a former competitive shooter and gun collector --- a gun nut, if you will. I am also a life member of the NRA (since 1947).

Gagging medical research

Journal/Website: 
WorldNetDaily.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2001
Source: 
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=7801

Every doctor knows that a gagging patient is a sick patient. But apparently the American Medical Association believes gagging medical research is just dandy when it serves the AMA agenda at the expense of public health.

Medical Liability Tort Reform --- A Neurosurgeon's Perspective

Journal/Website: 
Surgical Neurology
Article Type: 
Editorial
Published Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2004
Source: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090301903007912

While both the Patients' Bill of Rights legislation, allowing patients to sue HMOs in state court for unlimited damages, and tort reform, providing physicians judicial relief in medical liability, have stalled in the 107th Congress this year --- these intertwined problems of health care litigation will not disappear for long from the political landscape.

TV Violence Increases Homicides

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2000

Recently, the media, including medical journalists in organized medicine (i.e., American Medical Association and affiliates) have focused their attention on the associations of violence in television, music, video games and movies to violent behavior in children and adolescents.

Doctors to Spy on Patients' Gun Ownership

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Monday, March 26, 2001
Source: 
Newsmax

Just when you thought talking to your doctor or psychiatrist was one of the most private and confidential things you could do ... think again.(1) In what it describes as an effort to curb handgun violence, a group called Doctors Against Handgun Injury is calling for sweeping changes in doctor-patient confidentiality that would allow doctors, including psychiatrists, to pry about their patients' gun ownership.

Public Health and Gun Control: A Review (Part I: The Benefits of Firearms)

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2001

I have related previously (Medical Sentinel, Spring and Summer 1997) how the 1991 American Medical Associations (AMA) campaign against domestic violence launched for public relation consumption went hand in hand with the public health establishments 1979 stated objective of eradication of handguns in America, beginning with a 25 percent reduction by the year 2000.(1-2) Toward that objective, in the 1980s, hundreds of articles describing politicized, biased, result-oriented research funded at taxpayers' expense were published in the medical journals.(3) One of the p

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part III)

Part III: AMA, Medical Liability and HMO Lawsuits
Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Monday, May 21, 2001

In the early spring of 1995, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan medical liability bill (tort reform) by a significant margin (247 to 171), despite a strong opposition by the trial lawyers. This legislation was a sweeping tort reform bill that would have gone a long way towards reforming medical "malpractice" and alleviating the adversarial and litigious climate in which physicians have been practicing medicine for the last three decades.

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part II)

Part II: Medical Journalism and Physician Unionization
Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2001

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part II) By Miguel A.

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part I)

Part I: Full AMA Coffers to Push for Gun Control
Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.com
Article Type: 
Article
Published Date: 
Thursday, May 3, 2001

The AMA, Ethics and Gun Control (Part I) By Miguel A. Faria, Jr., M.D.

The AMA is joining the gun prohibitionist movement in full force. Led by the long-time speaker of the AMA's House of Delegates, now president-elect of the AMA, organized medicine has joined the gun control movement full steam ahead. This new leader, Richard F. Corlin, M.D., will call for the AMA to increase funding to "study data on firearms injuries" at its June 20 annual meeting.(1)



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