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Last updated: January 13, 2016
Texas Medical Association: AAEM Physician Group Chief Medical Officer quoted in Hospitalist Corporate Practice article in Texas Medicine - 7/26/18
These problems don’t just infringe on the practice of medicine here and there — they signal the steady erosion of key legal protections designed to keep non-medical professionals from interfering in a physician’s medical judgment, Dr. McNamara told Texas Medicine. “There’s some legendary stuff that they’re doing [to] the practice of medicine.”
Dr. McNamara said the trend represents a threat to the specialty of emergency medicine. “First, it creates further growth of these large corporate-owned groups, which AAEM believes is not in the best interest of patients
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine Physician Group (AAEM-PG) is proud to announce Chesapeake Emergency Physicians (CEP) will be joining as AAEM-PG's second group.
This article co-authored by the AAEM Physician Group CMO, Robert McNamara, MD FAAEM, is an extensive review of the problems associated with corporate control of the practice of emergency medicine. It describes many of the reasons why AAEM has embarked on this venture to preserve and restore physician ownership in the practice of EM. The article describes the potential negative repercussions for patients and the physicians who care for them in a corporate model.
AAEM-PG is an umbrella physician group that will provide consultation and practice services to local, independent physician groups and is actively seeking new clients.
AAEM ... is ready to move beyond advocacy, and is establishing the AAEM Physician Group based on the principles of the organization that stress group autonomy, fair pay, and transparency in financial transactions.
Since its inception, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) has been the strongest advocate in the house of medicine for physicians owning and controlling their own practices. Our new AAEM Physician Group initiative strives to make this kind of ownership a reality for more emergency physicians.