AMWA is pleased to announce it has become a founding member of the Doctor-Patient Rights Project (DPRP), a new healthcare advocacy group of physician and patient groups concerned about the growing levels of interference into the practice of medicine and the appropriate treatment of patients. AMWA believes DPRP will be a valuable partner fighting to restore the fundamental practice of medicine and to ensure doctors, in partnership with their patients, drive patient care decisions.
DPRP recently published a report that found more than 50 million Americans with health insurance may lack access to essential treatments for chronic or persistent diseases because their insurance provider denied coverage. These findings have been featured in U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, Forbes, FoxNews.com, The Hill and FierceHealthcare to date.
You can expect to see more reports like this issued in the coming weeks. AMWA will continue to play an active role in raising awareness about the barriers our members face in medical decision-making. For more information about DPRP, please visit doctorpatientrightsproject.org or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.