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A-22: PPPS—Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices: A Case Study and Argument for Ethical Guidelines

Learning Objectives
1. Evaluate the latest data about private equity's impact on health costs and the broader implications
2. Identify challenges private equity can create for physician professionalism
3. Articulate possible solutions to address concerns related to private equity's impact on patient costs and the potential impact on physician professionalism
4. Determine the best course of advocacy for the interested AMA Sections within the context of AMA policy
1.25 Credits CME

There is a growing trend in private equity firms acquiring interests in physician practices. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests private equity's involvement can result in steep price increases that could lead to higher insurance premiums and patient cost-sharing. Presenters, including one of the study's authors, Professor Ambar LaForgia, PhD, and JAMA commentator, Francis J. (Jay) Crosson, MD, will share their findings and insights.

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Activity Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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