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AOA to Trump: Make Access to Affordable Care a Top Priority

By Christopher Cheney  
   January 05, 2017

  • Re-examining mandates for use of health information technology that compromises the relationship between physicians and patients
  • Expanding the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model to more areas of the country
  • Maintaining the mandate for health plans to provide coverage of preventive services without out-of-pocket expenses for patients
  • Promoting the development of a stronger physician workforce in rural communities such as payment models that reward physicians for serving rural and underserved populations
  • Boosting coverage and access to care based on the principle that all patients should have health insurance coverage and access to "a core set of essential benefits and a broad network of physicians to include primary and specialty care across all aspects of medical and behavioral health"
  • Preserving the law's requirement that health plans provide coverage for people with pre-existing medical conditions

The AOA is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools and represents nearly 130,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students.

Texas Health Resources has developed a strategy to both recruit and retain top physicians by remaining competitive in an ever-changing marketplace. Learn THR's top tips for physician recruitment and engagement from this live HealthLeaders Media webcast, Key Physician Recruitment Strategies from Texas Health Resources, on January 11.

Christopher Cheney is the senior clinical care​ editor at HealthLeaders.

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