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Historic Medicare Payment Changes Announced

Historic Medicare Payment Changes Announced

Prepare for changes happening through the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act.

AMA Advocacy News

Key changes the new Medicare payment system needs

Physicians have submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), detailing the changes that need to be made to the draft rule for the new Medicare payment system so it works for physicians and their patients. Learn more at AMA Wire®.

California joins growing opposition to insurer mergers

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the California Department of Insurance (CDI) urged the DOJ to block the Anthem-Cigna merger in California on the grounds that the merger would substantially lessen competition. Learn more at AMA Wire®.

AMA applauds Administration’s new efforts to combat opioid epidemic

The AMA applauds new actions by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the country's opioid epidemic. The new steps include a final rule to increase patient access to comprehensive treatment for opioid use disorder by allowing physicians to prescribe medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine to significantly more patients than the prior limit.

“Groundbreaking effort” to prevent diabetes announced

HHS recently announced it will begin covering diabetes prevention programs for Medicare beneficiaries as the result of a successful demonstration project. Learn more at AMA Wire®.