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The law's finer details aren't finalized yet, says economist Gail Wilensky, PhD, so physicians can help shape them.
DOs in the state are divided over the merits of the new initiative, which is one of dozens in the U.S. intended to curb drug abuse.
Some DOs worry about the law's unintended consequences, curbs on physician autonomy and effects on patient access to medication.
In a palatable compromise for FOMA, new law places weak restrictions on physicians' right to ask patients about guns in the home.
DOs cite program’s financial risks, administrative burdens: “Physicians are not going to go for this.”
Non-DOs touting “osteopathic” services spur debate over profession’s policy on teaching manual techniques.
DOs are encouraged, but questions linger about a public-private entity overseeing the research enterprise.
AOA-commissioned poll shows that patients' access to care is threatened by the Medicare physician payment cuts set for June 1.
With emotions ranging from relief to fury, osteopathic physicians have been voicing their views on the landmark health care law.
A vocal segment of nurse practitioners has relentlessly pursued practice autonomy and other practice rights despite having less training than physicians.
The AOA is "deeply concerned" that Congress will again only patch a deeply rooted flaw in Medicare physician reimbursement.
Naturopaths tout themselves as primary care doctors who can help remedy the country’s burgeoning physician shortage.