October 1999 Bulletin

AMA names new negotiating unit; board members

The American Medical Association selected a name and initial members of a governing body for its national negotiating organization for employed physicians.

The new organziation will be named Physicians for Responsible Negotiations (PRN). The acronym PRN is widely understood among physicians to mean "as needed."

The five members appointed to the PRN governing board are Susan Hershberg Adelman, MD, a pediatric surgeon; John C. Nelson, MD, an obstetrician and gynecologist; Andrew Thomas, MD, an internist; Ross Rubin, an attorney and vice president for legislative affairs, AMA; and Todd Vande Hey, vice president, private sector advocacy, AMA.

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