(ORLANDO) -- With 2008 the interim meeting of the American Medical Association House of Delegates about to open this afternoon, Texas physicians spent hours this morning reviewing and discussing nearly 130 reports and resolutions that would set AMA policy and direct AMA action.
Hot topics include health care system reform, physician supervision of allied health practitioners, insurance company practices, Medicare payments, disruptive physicians, physician ownership of health care facilities, tobacco control, and medical homes. The 42-member Texas Delegation broke into five workgroups to the proposed action items before the house and take a stand on each. The reports and resolutions next go to five different reference committees Sunday morning, where AMA members can offer testimony, insight, and suggestions. The full house will take up the reference committees' recommendations in two open sessions beginning Monday afternoon.