AMA Journal of Ethics

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AMA Journal of Ethics

Formerly Virtual Mentor

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. July 2015, Volume 17, Number 7: 597-714.

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Patient Care in the ACA Era

Ethics Poll

Which of the following sets of provisions are all included in the ACA?
Read a discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the July 2015 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.
The ACA can be accurately described as a program that broadens health care coverage through a combination of governmental and private market reforms.
Read a discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the July 2015 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have surveyed hospital patients about their experience of care since 2008. Some physician practices and clinics are beginning to do likewise. Which of the following best expresses what you think about these patient satisfaction surveys?

From the Editor

Learning How Health Care Works
Amanda S. Xi
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:599-600.

Ethics Cases

Close-Call Screening and Shared Decision Making
Commentary by Evelyn Chan
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:601-607.

Utility of Physician Report Cards in Patient Referral
Commentary by Gaurav Jay Dhiman and Yvonne M. Diaz
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:608-615.

Patient Satisfaction Reporting and Its Implications for Patient Care
Commentary by Shivan J. Mehta
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:616-621.

Bander Essay Contest

2013 Winning Essay
The Accountable Care Paradigm Shift: New Ethical Considerations

Andrew R. McNamara
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:622-629.

Podcast

After the ACA: Next Steps to Improving Patient Care Listen
Interview with Donald M. Berwick

In the Literature

Accountable Care Organizations: The First Two Years’ Performance and Directions for the Future
Kieran Holzhauer
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:630-636.

State of the Art and Science

Incentives for Physicians to Pursue Primary Care in the ACA Era
Kathleen Klink
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:637-646.

The Next Generation of Physician Report Cards
Amanda S. Xi
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:647-650.

Policy Forum

Comparative Effectiveness Research Would Contribute More to Ethical Policy Making if Cost Were Considered
Kevin D. Frick
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:651-655.

Consumer Satisfaction with Health Insurance Coverage in Massachusetts
Sharon K. Long and Thomas H. Dimmock
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:656-664.

Medicine and Society

The Ethics of Expanding Health Coverage through the Private Market
Robert I. Field
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:665-671.

Second Thoughts

The Distributional Effects of the Affordable Care Act’s Cadillac Tax by Worker Income
Bradley Herring and Erin Trish
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:672-679.

What the ACA Should Have Included—Physician Perspectives at the University of Pennsylvania
Sneha Kannan
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:680-688.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:689-711.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:712-714.