AMA calls for federally maintained Medicare Advantage provider directory

The American Medical Association is calling for the federal government to create a federal database of physicians participating in Medicare Advantage plans. 

Delegates at the association's Interim Meeting voted to adopt a policy urging Medicare Advantage plans to maintain accurate provider directories, the association said Nov. 15. 

"Patients face a false appearance of choice when Medicare Advantage plans create networks that are too thin and directories that are too flawed," Scott Ferguson, MD, an AMA board member, said in a news release.

"A comprehensive and authoritative source of accurate information is needed from federal authorities to support patients in Medicare Advantage," Dr. Ferguson added. 

In October, CMS said it was seeking feedback on a possible national directory of healthcare providers.

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