Kim Geiger

AMA to Maintain Medical Billing Code Monopoly

The Lund Report
Critics contend protecting this proprietary billing codes doctors use to submit insurance claims accounts for the AMA's support of health reform

Originally at ChicagoTribune.com
January 6, 2010 -- As Democrats tout the American Medical Association's endorsement of their health care overhaul, critics are pointing to their studious sidestepping of a little-known monopoly that sends millions into the trade group's coffers each year, saying it's no surprise the Democrats were able to gain the AMA's support.

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