Georgia Senate Study Committee on Barriers to Georgians’ Access to Adequate Healthcare Releases its Final Report

Georgia is currently one of a number of states seeking solutions to closing access to care gaps, especially in rural areas of the state. Specifically, Georgia has 79 counties that have no OB/GYN physicians, 63 counties that have no pediatricians, 31 counties with no internal medicine physicians, and six counties that have no family physicians.... Continue Reading →

Aligning Health Care Supply and Demand is Critical for Healthy Communities

A recent data report from the Association of American Medical Colleges found that physician demand continues to grow faster than supply. The report projected that the U.S. will be short more by 46,000 - 90,000  physicians by 2025, 25-30% of which will be in primary care. Demographics—specifically, population growth and aging—continue to be the key driver of increasing... Continue Reading →

AMA Calls for National Strategy to Oppose Independent Practice of Non-Physician Providers

Last month at the Interim Meeting of its House of Delegates, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted Resolution 214 calling for creation of a national strategy to oppose legislative efforts that grant independent practice to non-physician practitioners through model legislation and national and state level campaigns. Additionally, through the resolution the AMA also resolves to effectively: Oppose... Continue Reading →

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