What does the American Medical Association think about the Corporate Practice of Medicine?
Bobby Mukkamala, MD, private practice ENT physician and immediate past chair to the AMA Board of Trustees explains the American Medical Association's current policies on corporate investors and the Corporate Practice of Medicine
A Take Medicine Back panel discussion with the American Medical Association - The Corporate Practice of Medicine
Take Medicine Back board members and discuss concerns about the American Medical Association's current policy on the Corporate Practice of Medicine with Bobby Mukkamala MD of the AMA.
The Corporate Practice of Medicine
The Corporate Practice of Medicine (CPOM) Doctrine prohibitis the practice of medicine by lay-corporations. It, and laws restricting it were meant to protect patients from the commercialization of the profession of medicine, from interfering with the practice of medicine and in the judgement of physicians, and ultimately to protect the physician-patient relationship. While 34 states prohibit or restrict the CPOM, they are broadly unenforced in all of them.
Today, nearly three quarters of U.S. physicians are employed by corporate entities - and those corporations are more consolidated, more powerful, and hungrier for short-term profits than ever in history. Prohibitions on the CPOM are more relevant than ever as extreme violations represent a clear and present danger to the public health of the United States.