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Grassroots Advocacy

On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed H.R. 2, the "Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015."  This legislation takes an important first step to bring stability to the Medicare program by eliminating the SGR formula. The AMA will remain vigilant in working to ensure that implementation bolsters the sustainability of physician practices and empowers physicians to provide the best possible care for patients. Information about provisions of H.R. 2 is available in a new frequently asked questions document.

Additional challenges physicians continue to face in the Medicare program include impractical requirements of the electronic health record meaningful use program, eliminating the Independent Payment Advisory Board and the costly transition to the ICD-10 code set. As part of its Professional Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability initiative, the AMA will continue its work to clear these roadblocks to improving the nation’s health.

Join the AMA's Physicians' Grassroots Network to stay up-to-date on legislative and regulatory issues impacting medicine.

Grassroots smartphone app

The AMA and the Physicians' Grassroots Network (PGN) have unveiled a new grassroots mobile application to aid physicians’ ability to influence Congress. This new app has been designed to not only assist you while visiting Capitol Hill, but also serve as an advocacy tool when interacting with legislators back home.

The app is now available for download and use on both iPhone and Android smartphones.

App features include:
  • An interactive Capitol Hill office directory with office location numbers, phone, fax and additional contact information for your US Representative and Senators.
  • A built-in email and phone action alert tool which will be functional year round so that you can respond to the latest activity on Capitol Hill.
  • Access to timely talking points on our most critical issues and a real-time online feedback form to report back on your interactions with legislators.

Download the app today!

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