The Alliance of Specialty Medicine (the Alliance) is a coalition of national medical societies representing specialty physicians in the United States. This non-partisan group is dedicated to the development of sound federal health care policy that fosters patient access to the highest quality specialty care.
There has never been a more critical time for America's specialty physicians to have clear, effective and reliable representation before policymakers in Washington, D.C. With greater numbers of uninsured, skyrocketing health care costs, an increasing senior population, the physician workforce in jeopardy and issues of quality, privacy and access on the line, the stakes for specialty physicians are high. The Alliance offers that representation.
Among the Alliance's highest policy priorities are:
- Ensuring that health care reform has a positive impact on patient access to high quality specialty care while cutting health care costs to provide a more viable system for patient care in the long term;
- Reforming the Medicare program to ensure the greatest access to specialty care for seniors;
- Advancing reforms of our nation's medical liability system, and
- Improving patients' access to the highest quality healthcare, in part, by assuring effective patient safety measures are in place.