Capsules: Medical Schools Say Magazine’s Ratings Get An Incomplete; Doctor-Patient Relationship Has Starring Role In AMA Ad

Now on Kaiser Health News' blog, WNYC reporter Fred Mogul, in a post done as part of a reporting partnership that includes Kaiser Health News, WNYC and NPR, writes: "Deans from some of the nation's top medical schools met Thursday — not to talk about training doctors or weathering economic challenges — but to size up the people who grade them" (10/28). Also on Capsules, KHN's Christian Torres reports: "Keep an eye out during the evening news, or even your favorite show on Lifetime, because the American Medical Association is taking to primetime news and cable to fight Medicare physician payment cuts. Doctors face a 29.5 percent payment cut Jan. 1 if Congress doesn't intervene. The AMA ran ads explicitly against the cut in a campaign that ended last week, but now the group is running a different, much-less-direct campaign through Nov. 20" (10/28). Check out what else is on the blog.

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