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April 24, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Supports FDA's Efforts to Regulate E-Cigarettes, Additional Tobacco Products

"The American Medical Association (AMA) supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new effort to regulate additional tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, cigars, and hookahs."

April 16, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA: Physicians Generate $1.6 Trillion in Economic Activity, Support 10 Million Jobs

A new report released by the AMA shows that physicians have a huge influence on national and state economies beyond their role of safeguarding a healthy community and productive workforce.

April 9, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on CMS’ Medicare Data Release

"We believe that the broad data dump today by CMS has significant short-comings regarding the accuracy and value of the medical services rendered by physicians."

April 8, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Guide to Media Reporting on CMS’ Medicare Physician Claims Data

AMA urges 'verification prior to publication'; accurate understanding of Medicare claims data is critical to physicians and patients.

April 8, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces Partnership with YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, IU Health Physicians to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The AMA announced a new partnership with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and the IU Health Physicians Accountable Care Organization aimed at improving the health of local individuals who have prediabetes and preventing type 2 diabetes.

April 7, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA’s Ambitious Initiative to Prepare Medical Students for Health Care Tomorrow Brings Together 11 Medical Schools to the University of Michigan

The American Medical Association (AMA) today convened leaders and faculty from 11 pioneering medical schools from throughout the country in Michigan today as part of its national Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.

April 7, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Naloxone Product Approval

The American Medical Association (AMA) applauds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approving the automatic injector of opioid overdose antidote Naloxone for prescription by physicians.

March 31, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on 17th Sustainable Growth Rate Patch

"The American Medical Association is deeply disappointed by the Senate’s decision to enact a 17th patch to fix the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula."

March 27, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on House Vote to Patch SGR

"The American Medical Association is extremely disappointed in today's House action to give up on SGR repeal."

March 26, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Pending Vote for Temporary SGR Patch

"Facing another self-imposed deadline, the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Thursday on the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act,” which would enact the 17th temporary “patch” to avert a 24 percent payment cut. Today, the American Medical Association and other physician groups are calling on House members to vote no on this legislation."

March 19, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Issues Grace Period Guide to Assist Physicians

The AMA announced new resources to guide physicians on navigating a little known rule in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could pose a significant financial risk for medical practices.

March 14, 2014 - AMA Statement

Time to Move Forward

Just last month, both parties worked in a bicameral process to develop good-faith consensus and were historically close to repealing the dysfunctional payment system and improving healthcare for America’s senior citizens.

March 6, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Government Service, Dedication to Health Care

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the four recipients of the 2014 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service – the highest award for elected officials and government employees from the nation’s largest physician organization.

March 5, 2014 - AMA Press Release

State and National Physician Groups Urge Congress to Fix Medicare Now and Repeal the Flawed Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

The American Medical Association (AMA) is grateful that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to re-evaluate a case in which the federal government is interfering with the ability of state regulatory boards to protect public health and safety.

March 4, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Welcomes High Court Review of Federal Infringement on States’ Powers

The American Medical Association (AMA) is grateful that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to re-evaluate a case in which the federal government is interfering with the ability of state regulatory boards to protect public health and safety.

Feb. 26, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Supports Creation of New GME Accreditation System, Praises Collaboration by Allopathic and Osteopathic Medical Communities

The AMA fully supports the creation of one accreditation system for graduate medical education programs that will now include graduates of both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools.

Feb. 24, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Joins Industry Call for Revisions to Meaningful Use Program

The American Medical Association (AMA) has joined the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and 46 of the nation's largest physician and hospital organizations to call for additional time and flexibility in the meaningful use program.

Feb. 24, 2014 - AMA Press Release

American Diabetes Association, YMCA of the USA and American Medical Association Release New Cost Estimate on Federal Savings of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act

The American Diabetes Association and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), released important new research today examining HR 962/S 452, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (MDPA).

Feb. 24, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Congratulates Representative Dingell on his Retirement

The American Medical Association congratulates Representative John Dingell on his retirement and commends him for 56 years of service to the people of Southeast Michigan and the nation as a whole.

Feb. 20, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Pushes To Break SGR Status Quo on Anniversary of First Patch

Today marks the anniversary of the first legislative 'patch' to Medicare's fatally-flawed physician payment formula known as the sustainable growth rate (SGR).

Feb. 19, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds CMS Decision to Conduct End-to-End ICD-10 Testing for Select Providers

As a result of the AMA's advocacy efforts to help alleviate the burdens that physicians will face as a result of the transition to the ICD-10 code set, the federal government agreed today to conduct end-to-end testing on ICD-10 for select providers.

Feb. 12, 2014 - AMA Press Release

ICD-10 Cost Estimates Increased for Most Physicians

The mandated implementation of the ICD-10 code set will be dramatically more expensive for most physician practices than previously estimated.

Feb. 10, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA Pledges Strong Support for Medicare Reforms to Improve Nation’s Health Care for Seniors

Legislation would repeal SGR and modernize health care delivery and payment.

Feb. 6, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Congratulates Senator Baucus on his Confirmation

The American Medical Association congratulates Senator Max Baucus on his unanimous confirmation as the nation's new ambassador to China.

Feb. 6, 2014 - AMA Statement

Critical Step Takes Congress Closer to a SGR Repeal

The American Medical Association congratulates House and Senate negotiators for taking this critical step toward reforming the nation’s Medicare program.

Feb. 5, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds CVS Caremark for Decision to End Sale of Tobacco Products

The AMA applauds CVS Caremark for its decision to discontinue the sale of tobacco products in its stores and put the public’s health first.

Jan. 21, 2014 - AMA Press Release

AMA: Court Should Uphold Provisional Reprieve on Medicare Advantage Terminations

To prevent irreparable harm to patient care, the American Medical Association (AMA) and other medical associations have urged a federal court to uphold a preliminary injunction barring UnitedHealthcare from arbitrarily dropping thousands of Connecticut physicians from its Medicare Advantage plan.

Jan. 17, 2014 - AMA Statement

Surgeon General’s Report on the Consequences of Smoking Reinforces AMA’s Mission to Prevent Diabetes Type 2 and Cardiovascular Disease

In light of the Surgeon General’s report today directly linking smoking to diabetes and cardiovascular disease, the American Medical Association is reaffirming its commitment to improving the nation’s health by working to prevent diabetes type 2 and cardiovascular disease.

Jan. 9, 2014 - AMA Statement

AMA Celebrates Historic 50th Anniversary of First Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health; Highlights Continued Commitment to Improving the Nation’s Health

As the AMA celebrates the historic anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health released fifty years ago, we reflect on the tremendous progress that has been made to combat tobacco use in the U.S. and the millions of lives saved since the report was released.

Dec. 12, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Landmark Agreement Formalizes Accreditation of U.S. and Canadian Medical Education Programs

The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS) took an important step today in furthering the commitment of both the U.S. and Canada to ensuring quality standards in medical school programs.

Dec. 12, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Praises Near Unanimous Votes to Fix Medicare by Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees

Bipartisan legislative breakthrough sets pathway for repeal of the flawed SGR Medicare payment formula.

Dec. 11, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Supports Proposal for a SGR Repeal in House Ways and Means Committee

"The American Medical Association commends the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee for proposing bipartisan legislation to repeal the irreparably flawed Medicare payment formula known as SGR and moving toward a Medicare program that rewards high-quality care and reduces costs."

Dec. 11, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Encourages Progress for Senate SGR Repeal Proposal

The AMA has urged members of the Senate Finance Committee to favorably report out the current bipartisan legislative proposal in the mark up scheduled for Thursday.

Dec. 10, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds CMS Decision to Extend Prep Time for Meaningful Use Stage Two; Urges Federal Government to Reconsider Pass/Fail Approach

"The federal government’s decision to extend Stage 2 of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Meaningful Use program is a welcome reprieve that will provide physicians and vendors with an additional year to adequately prepare for Stage 3 of the Meaningful Use program."

Nov. 27, 2013 - AMA Statement

Medicare Final Rule Confirms Deep Cut to Physician Payments for 2014, Congress Must Repeal SGR Before Jan. 1

"Today’s release of the final Medicare payment rule serves as an urgent reminder to Congress that there are just 34 days before physicians who care for Medicare patients will face a steep payment cut of about 24 percent cut due to the short-sighted, fatally flawed Medicare payment formula – the SGR."

Nov. 19, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies at Interim Meeting to Improve Health of Nation

The AMA gathered physician and medical student leaders representing all aspects of medicine during its Interim Meeting and today voted to adopt new policies on emerging issues in public health and science to help improve the health of the nation.

Nov. 19, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Will Urge Greater CDC Role in Combating Prescription Drug Abuse

Physicians at the Interim Meeting of the AMA today voted to endorse a proposal for a more constructive public health approach to preventing deaths from prescription pain medications.

Nov. 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Foundation Honors Physician for Ethics Leadership

The AMA Foundation presented Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, with the 2013 Isaac Hays, MD and John Bell, MD Award for Leadership in Medical Ethics and Professionalism.

Nov. 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Houston Surgeon Receives Award for Citizenship and Community Service

The American Medical Association (AMA) presented Kenneth L. Mattox, M.D., a Houston thoracic surgeon, with the Benjamin Rush Award for Citizenship and Community Service.

Nov. 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Austin Medical Executive Receives Achievement Award for Exceptional Service

The American Medical Association (AMA) presented Marshall G. Cothran, chief executive officer of the Travis County Medical Society (TCMS), with the Medical Executive Meritorious Achievement Award.

Nov. 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Albany Medical Executive Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA presented Linda A. Lambert, CAE, executive director of the New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nov. 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Alabama Medical Executive Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA presented Cary J. Kuhlmann, executive director of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nov. 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Florida Medical Executive Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Medical Association (AMA) presented E. Russell Jackson, former senior vice president at the Florida Medical Association (FMA), with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nov. 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Passes Recommendations for Payment Models that Support New Approaches to Team-Based Health Care

Team-based health care delivery models are quickly emerging as the preferred method for providing coordinated, cost-effective, high-quality health care for patients.

Nov. 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Urges Congress to Repeal SGR by Year's End

Physician leaders from all corners of the country today strongly and decisively called for Congress to repeal Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR).

Nov. 7, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Analysis Lists States Where One Private Health Insurer Rules

Absence of health insurance competition hurts patients, physicians, and employers.

Nov. 7, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: Trans Fat Ban Would Save Lives

Banning the use of artificial trans fats is a life-saving move that can help keep the public healthy, and the AMA strongly supports the FDA’s recommendation to eliminate one of the most harmful fats in our food supply.

Oct. 31, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Toolkits Help Physicians Incorporate New Standards That Streamline Payment

The AMA is offering free toolkits to help physicians benefit from new federal standards that can reduce administrative hassles, cut paperwork burdens and free physicians to spend more time with patients.

Oct. 30, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: Bipartisan Proposal to Repeal SGR an Encouraging Step to Improve Medicare for Physicians and Patients

The AMA commends the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee for collaborating in a bipartisan, bicameral process to end the failed Medicare funding formula known as the sustainable growth rate, or SGR.

Oct. 29, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces Resignation from Board of Trustees

The American Medical Association (AMA) said today that Monica C. Wehby, M.D., is resigning her position on the AMA Board of Trustees to run for the U.S. Senate from the state of Oregon.

Oct. 14, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces New, Improved FREIDA Online Resource

Tool for medical students and residents re-launched to better serve those searching and applying for residency programs, fellowships

Oct. 9, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Quality of Patient Care Drives Physician Satisfaction; Doctors Have Concerns About Electronic Health Records, Study Finds

Being able to provide high-quality health care is a primary driver of job satisfaction among physicians, and obstacles to quality patient care are a source of stress for doctors, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

Oct. 5, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Medical Associations, AARP Push for Expanding Health Coverage in Maine

The Maine Medical Association (MMA), American Medical Association (AMA) and AARP held a joint press conference on Saturday, October 5th, at the MMA's 160th annual meeting.

Sept. 24, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Applauds Senators' Efforts to Fix EHR Meaningful Use

Physicians are eager to implement EHRs, but overly aggressive timeline could have harmful, unintended consequences

Sept. 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Hold Webinar on Genetic Factors Affecting Patient Response to Opioids

Free information to help physicians understand how genetic information affects patient response to opioid analgesics.

Sept. 17, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Releases New Study of Physician Practice Arrangements

The AMA released new data on physician practice arrangements showing that private practice medicine remains strong despite an increase in hospital employment.

Sept. 16, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces 2014 CPT Code Enhancements

Updates to medicine's common language reflect new technological and scientific advancements.

Sept. 10, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Launches "Fix Medicare Now" Grassroots Campaign

The AMA launched a grassroots campaign to urge Congress to reform the Medicare physician payment system. A key component of the campaign is a new interactive website, FixMedicareNow.org.

Sept. 9, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Offers Physicians Help Complying with Revised HIPAA Regulations

The AMA announced a new toolkit to help physicians navigate the sweeping new revisions to the federal privacy and security rules for health information that go into effect on September 23, 2013.

Aug. 12, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA To Cease Publication of American Medical News

The AMA announced today that it will stop publishing American Medical News effective Sept. 9, 2013.

July 31, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Appreciates Continued Leadership on Reforming Medicare

Work remains to allow for physician investment in improving patient care.

July 30, 2013 - AMA Press Release

On 48th Anniversary of Medicare, AMA Says Patients and Physicians Deserve Healthy System

AMA committed to shaping a sustainable Medicare program for future generations.

July 30, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Reminds Physicians: Sunshine Act Reporting Starts This Week

Offers resources to help physicians prepare for new program.

July 23, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: In Reforming Medicare, Details Matter

Physicians urge lawmakers to ensure sustainable resources, not increase administrative burden

July 22, 2013 - AMA Statement

FACT SHEET: Response to the Washington Post's "How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors' pay"

The article and video published by the Washington Post distorts the RUC’s role in providing resource cost information to CMS.

July 19, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Appreciates House Committee’s Leadership on Reforming Medicare; Notes Work Remains to be Done

The AMA appreciates the work undertaken so far this year by the bipartisan leadership of the Energy and Commerce Committee to end the broken Medicare physician payment system.

July 10, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Two Leading Health Care Quality Organizations Recommend Strategies to Minimize Overuse of Five Treatments

Appropriate Use Will Improve Quality and Safety of Patient Care; Extend Finite Health Care Resources.

July 10, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA President: Major Study from JAMA Shows Overall American Health Improvements, But Chronic Disease Burden Must Be Addressed

A new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows a measurable improvement in the health of Americans.

June 26, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Releases Updated Pain Management Education Program

Emphasizes balance between appropriate pain management and prevention of prescription drug abuse and diversion.

June 24, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: Race-Conscious School Admission Policies Needed to Help Eliminate Racial Health Disparities

The AMA applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision affirming diversity as a compelling interest in education.

June 19, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces Board of Trustees for 2013-2014

The AMA introduced the 21 members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

June 19, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Medical Student Ryan Ribeira Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

Ryan Ribeira, a medical student at UC Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, Calif., today became a member of the Board of Trustees of the AMA.

June 19, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces New Policy on Final Day of Annual Meeting

The AMA concluded its Annual Meeting today and announced the adoption of the new policy on sugar-sweetened beverages.

June 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., Inaugurated as 168th President of AMA

Lexington infectious disease specialist's work with HIV/AIDS patients spurred her involvement in organized medicine.

June 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Minnesota Physician Maya Babu Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees

The AMA announced Maya Babu, MD, MBA, a resident in neurosurgery in Rochester, Minn., has been elected to the AMA Board of Trustees.

June 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

South Carolina Physician Gerald E. Harmon, MD, Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

The AMA announced today the election of Gerald E. Harmon, MD, a family medicine specialist from coastal South Carolina, to the Board of Trustees.

June 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Missouri Doctor Re-elected to AMA Board of Trustees

David O. Barbe, MD, MHA, a family physician from Mountain Grove, Mo., was elected today to a second term on the governing board of the AMA.

June 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Robert M. Wah, MD, Elected President-Elect of AMA

Retired Navy medical corp captain will become AMA president in June 2014.

June 18, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies on Second Day of Voting at Annual Meeting

The AMA voted today during its Annual Meeting to adopt the following new policies.

June 17, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies on First Day of Voting at Annual Meeting

The American Medical Association, the nation’s largest physician organization, voted today during its Annual Meeting to adopt the following new policies.

June 17, 2013 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Study: Patients Responsible for Nearly One-quarter of the Medical Bill

Patients are responsible for nearly one-quarter of the medical bill, according to the findings released today from the AMA's sixth annual check-up of health insurers and their patterns for processing and paying medical claims.

June 17, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: High Court Sides with Greater Oversight of Pay-For-Delay Agreements

The AMA applauds the U.S. Supreme Court ruling today confirming that the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to challenge anti-competitive market barriers that deny patients access to affordable generic medications.

June 14, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Awards $11M to Transform the Way Future Physicians Are Trained

Eleven medical school awardees become part of AMA learning consortium to rapidly disseminate best practices.

June 13, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Congratulates Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, on Her Success in Improving Public Health

The AMA is very pleased to congratulate Regina Benjamin, MD, on her successful tenure as U.S. Surgeon General.

June 13, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Welcomes an End to Human Gene Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous rejection of patenting human genes is a clear victory for patients that will expand medical discovery and preserve access to innovative diagnosis and treatment options.

June 12, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Hold Webinars on Chronic Pain and Opioid Use

Free webinars will provide an overview of urine drug testing and a multidimensional approach to chronic pain treatment.

June 11, 2013 - AMA Press Release

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with Physicians in Arbitration Dispute with Health Insurer

AMA and MSNJ support the contractual rights of physicians

May 16, 2013 - AMA Press Release

2012 Annual Report Showcases AMA’s Work to Create a Better Health Care Future for Physicians, Patients, Nation

Reports Membership Increase of More Than Three Percent and 13th Straight Year of Operating Profits

May 15, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds Confirmation of CMS Administrator Tavenner

The AMA is very pleased that the Senate has confirmed Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of CMS.

May 7, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Hold Webinar on Risk-Benefit Assessment for Opioid Prescribing

The AMA will host a free webinar to help physicians better understand the importance of risk-benefit assessments when prescribing opioids to patients with chronic pain.

May 6, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA commends Georgia as the first state to adopt legal safeguards for physicians engaged in quality improvement

The AMA commends Georgia lawmakers for enacting legal protections for physicians engaged in quality and delivery improvement initiatives included in the federal health care reform law.

April 23, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: Marilyn Tavenner Should be Confirmed as CMS Administrator

The AMA strongly urges the U.S. Senate to swiftly confirm Marilyn Tavenner as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

April 23, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Wondering What To Do With Unused or Expired Drugs?

The AMA encourages patients to participate in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 27 to safely dispose of their unused or expired prescription drugs.

April 22, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Unveils First Phase of Improving Health Outcomes Initiative: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

The AMA announced the first phase of its new multi-year, multi-million dollar improving health outcomes (IHO) initiative: preventing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and improving health outcomes for those with these conditions.

April 15, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: Put an End to Human Gene Patents

The American Medical Association urges the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent irreparable harm to patient care by upholding the legal limits on human gene patents.

April 10, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Pleased President’s Budget Includes Moving to Accountable Payment Models in Medicare

Physicians’ organization opposes proposals to strengthen IPAB, cut medical education funding.

April 1, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Medical Students Hold Week of Wellness April 1-7 to Promote Healthy Behaviors

AMA medical students today announced the start to the fourth annual “Week of Wellness,” focusing on improving patient health and wellness across the nation.

March 25, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA and MAG Support Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Defense of Prompt-Pay Law

The AMA and the Medical Association of Georgia have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in federal court backing Georgia's authority to regulate unfair business practices by companies hired to pay medical bills.

March 19, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Selects 31 Bold Medical Education Proposals to Continue to the Next Phase of $10M Initiative

The AMA has announced that 31 innovative proposals have been selected from the initial pool of 119 applicants to move forward in the AMA's $10 million Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.

March 15, 2013 - AMA Statement

On Match Day, AMA Calls for Additional Residency Positions to Address Physician Shortage

Today, on Match Day, thousands of medical students will learn where they will complete their graduate medical education (GME), known as residency training.

March 12, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Recognizes National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Offers web-based educational program on hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes to physicians.

March 1, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: Sequestration Cuts Cause Real Pain for Medicare Patients, Physicians

Our lawmakers have failed to act, and Medicare patients and physicians will now feel real pain in the form of new cuts that come at an already difficult time for the nation's economy.

Feb. 26, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Honors Life of Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD

The passing of C. Everett Koop, MD, gives us an opportunity to reflect on the positive, lasting impact he had on the health of our nation.

Feb. 26, 2013 - AMA Press Release

American Medical Association and McKesson Team Up to Bring Transparency and Clarity to Molecular Diagnostic Testing

New Initiative Will Support Robust Decision-making and Innovation as Advanced Diagnostic Testing Rapidly Grows.

Feb. 22, 2013 - AMA Press Release

Tremendous Response to AMA Medical Education Initiative Demonstrates Strong Desire for Transformative Change

More than 80 percent of medical schools submit proposals to lead innovative, new ideas.

Feb. 15, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA and Others Support Physician Fight for Autonomy

Medical staff has the right to make patient care decisions free of hospital interference.

Feb. 12, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Seven with Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service in Health Care

2013 Dr. Nathan Davis Awards recognize seven for outstanding government service.

Feb. 13, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on President’s State of the Union Address

The AMA agrees with President Obama that we must all work together to end senseless acts of gun violence in our nation and support our returning veterans with mental health care services.

Feb. 12, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Physicians Frame Conversation on Health Care Issues on Eve of State of the Union Address

AMA gathers hundreds of physicians and medical students from around the nation together at the National Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 6, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Schwartz, Heck Bill to Repeal SGR

The AMA thanks Rep. Allyson Schwartz and Rep. Joe Heck for their continued leadership and commitment to ending the failed Medicare physician payment formula known as the SGR.

Feb. 6, 2013 - AMA Statement

New AMA Report Offers Principles for Patient Safety After Hospital Stays

Experts provide guidance on reducing hospital readmissions when transitioning patients from inpatient to outpatient settings.

Feb. 5, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: New CBO Score Shows Now is the Time to Eliminate SGR

We welcome the news from the CBO that the cost of permanently replacing the flawed Medicare physician payment formula, known as SGR, has decreased dramatically.

Feb. 4, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Urges Congress: Retain Funding for Residency Programs, Increase Training Positions to Address Doctor Shortage

Medical student advocacy day, new website part of campaign to protect graduate medical education.

Feb. 1, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Final Physician Payment Sunshine Act Rule

"The AMA will carefully review the new Physician Payment Sunshine Act rule," said AMA President Jeremy Lazarus, MD.

Jan. 31, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds CMS Announcement of Bundled Care Initiative Participants

The AMA applauds CMS’ announcement of the first participants in the new bundled payments for care improvement initiative.

Jan. 30, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Joins Other Groups Seeking to Overturn Pay-for-Delay Drug Agreements

The AMA has joined with the AARP and other organizations in filing a friend-of-the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to remove barriers to affordable generic medications.

Jan. 23, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds Bipartisan House Bill to Repeal IPAB

The AMA is pleased that legislation to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) has been introduced in the House with bipartisan support by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D.

Jan. 22, 2013 - AMA Press Release

New CPT Codes Support Medicare Payment for Care Coordination

Medicare is now accepting newly created CPT codes for care coordination to pay physicians for the management of patients who have recently been discharged from a hospital or skilled nursing facility.

Jan. 17, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Enhances Genetic Testing Registry

CPT codes for molecular pathology tests to be added as a reference.

Jan. 17, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces $10 Million Initiative to Change the Way Future Physicians Are Trained

Invites medical schools to submit proposals for bold, innovative projects to transform medical education.

Jan. 14, 2013 - AMA Press Release

AMA Comments on Meaningful Use Stage 3 EHR Program

Recommends changes to make meaningful use program more reasonable and achievable.

Jan. 10, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds Creation of New Medicare ACOs

The AMA is pleased that CMS has announced the creations of 106 new Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs), many of which will be physician-led.

Jan. 1, 2013 - AMA Statement

AMA: Last-Minute Action to Avert Cuts to Physicians Shows the Need for Meaningful Medicare Changes

Congress averted a drastic cut of 26.5 percent from hitting physicians who care for Medicare patients on January 1. This patch temporarily alleviates the problem, but Congress’ work is not complete.

Dec. 19, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Steps Up Its Push for Continued Strong Support of Graduate Medical Education

Testifies before the Institute of Medicine, launches grassroots campaign targeted at Congress.

Dec. 19, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA: Inaction from Congress Inexcusable, Leaves Medicare Patients and Physicians Who Care for Them at Risk

The AMA sent a letter to Congress today calling for immediate action to stop these crippling cuts and stabilize Medicare for patients and physicians.

Dec. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Physician Leaders Visit Capitol Hill to Call for End of SGR and Transition to Enhanced Care Delivery Innovations, Health Care Quality in Medicare with Lower Costs

Physician leaders from across five groups, including the AMA, will visit Capitol Hill tomorrow to deliver a strong message on the future of the Medicare system.

Dec. 6, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA: New Report Encourages Better Funding of State Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Programs

The AMA is troubled by the latest findings of a new report from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which shows that states have inadequately funded tobacco prevention and treatment programs.

Dec. 6, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Hold Webinar on Prescription Opioid Overdose and the Public Health Response

The AMA will host a free webinar to help physicians better understand trends in unintentional prescription opioid overdoses and the public health response.

Dec. 3, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on American Lung Association's Annual Tobacco Cessation Report

New report shows that states have an opportunity to help reduce adverse health outcomes by ensuring that both state health insurance exchanges and Medicaid include comprehensive tobacco cessation benefits.

Nov. 28, 2012 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Study Finds Anticompetitive Market Conditions are Common across Managed Care Plans

The AMA released a new study showing that anticompetitive market power is widespread for each of the three most popular managed care plans in the U.S.

Nov. 26, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Website Wins Platinum, Gold eHealthcare Leadership Awards

The website of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest and most influential physician organization, has been honored with two 2012 eHealthcare Leadership Awards.

Nov. 21, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on CBO Estimated Cost for Delaying SGR Cut

"The latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the cost to delay a cut of nearly 27 percent, scheduled to hit physicians who care for Medicare patients on January 1, is a prime example of why this broken system must be eliminated."

Nov. 14, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts Policy Aimed at Strengthening Medicare for Current and Future Generations

The AMA voted to adopt policy recommending a set of principles that should be included in a Medicare defined contribution system.

Nov. 13, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies During First Day of Voting at Interim Meeting

The AMA voted during its policy-making meeting to adopt the following new items to its advocacy agendas in science, public health and legislation.

Nov. 13, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts Principles for Physician Employment

The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted new guiding principles for physicians entering into employment and contractual arrangements.

Nov. 13, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies on Final Day of Voting at Interim Meeting

The AMA voted during its policy-making meeting to adopt the following new items to its health care agenda.

Nov. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Northern Illinois Native Receives AMA’s Medal of Valor for Medical Work in Africa

The AMA presented Susan L. Nagele, M.D., a lay missioner, with its Medal of Valor for her life-long work leading primary health care programs in Africa.

Nov. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Minneapolis Pediatrician Receives AMA’s Award for Citizenship and Community Service

The AMA presented Peter J. Dehnel, M.D. with its Benjamin Rush Award for Citizenship and Community Service at its semi-annual policy-making meeting.

Nov. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Beaumont Neurosurgeon Receives AMA’s Distinguished Service Award

The AMA presented Texas neurosurgeon Mark J. Kubala, M.D. with its 2012 Distinguished Service Award.

Nov. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Gainesville Physician Receives AMA’s Young Physician Award

The AMA presented Latha G. Stead, M.D. with the Dr. William Beaumont Award in Medicine.

Nov. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Anchorage Health Care Leader Receives AMA’s Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA presented James J. Jordan, former executive director of the Alaska State Medical Association with its 2012 Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nov. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Harrisburg Medical Executive Receives AMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA presented Denise E. Zimmerman, executive vice president of the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) with its Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nov. 7, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Congratulates President Obama on Re-Election

The AMA congratulates President Obama on winning re-election as the President of the United States.

Nov. 5, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Supports Blocking Illegal Florida Gun Gag Law

Condemns governmental intrusion into the patient-physician relationship.

Nov. 1, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Responds to Final Medicare Fee Schedule Rule

"The AMA is pleased that CMS included some of our key recommendations in the final Medicare fee schedule rule, including adopting the CPT codes for transitional care management and increasing the size of groups that will be affected by the initial value-based modifier policy."

Oct. 31, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Campaign Against Administrative Waste is Joined by Cigna

The AMA announced that Cigna Corporation has joined a growing list of private health insurers that have pledged support for the AMA’s Heal the Claims Process™ campaign.

Oct. 25, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA-Convened PCPI® Names New Chair to Lead Quality Improvement Efforts

The AMA-convened Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement® (PCPI®) has named colorectal surgeon Frank Opelka, MD, as the new chair of the PCPI.

Oct. 24, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Hold Pain Management Webinar to Promote Appropriate Opioid Use, Combat Misuse

The AMA will host a free webinar to help physicians better manage patients suffering from chronic pain while minimizing the potential for prescription drug misuse.

Oct. 17, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Names Thomas Easley as New Publisher

The AMA announced today that Thomas J. Easley will join the organization as Senior Vice President, Periodic Publications with responsibility as publisher of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), JAMA Network, and American Medical News.

Oct. 15, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA, Medical Societies Outline Transition Principles to Achieve a High Performing Medicare Program

The AMA and more than 100 state and specialty medical societies today sent a letter to Congress outlining the principles and core elements needed to successfully transition to a high performing Medicare program in conjunction with the repeal of the flawed Medicare physician payment formula.

Oct. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Former AMA President Named World Medical Association President

Cecil B. Wilson, M.D., takes on leading role at international physician organization.

Oct. 5, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Calls for Release of Unfairly Convicted Health Care Professionals in Bahrain

The AMA joins with the world medical community in calling for the immediate release of health professionals in Bahrain who have been unjustly convicted and imprisoned for aiding injured protestors.

Sept. 28, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Two Health Care Quality Organizations Hold Summit to Build Consensus Around Ways to Minimize Overuse of Five Treatments

The AMA-convened PCPI and The Joint Commission co-sponsored the National Summit on Overuse on Sept. 24, 2012 to discuss strategies to improve the quality and safety of patient care.

Sept. 17, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces CPT Code Changes for 2013 that Address Constantly Evolving Healthcare Advancements

Dedicated input of practicing physicians working together with organized medicine results in important updates.

Sept. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

New Report Finds That Sequester of Medicare Spending Could Lead to More Than 750,000 Jobs Lost

A new report found up to 766,000 health care and related jobs could be lost by 2021 as a result of the 2 percent sequester of Medicare spending mandated by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Sept. 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Urges Congress to Nullify Medicare Sequester

The AMA and more than 100 state and specialty medical societies today submitted a letter to Congress urging the passage of legislation nullifying the 2 percent cut in payments to physicians who treat Medicare patients called for under the Budget Control Act’s sequestration provision and the flawed SGR formula.

Aug. 27, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Responds to HHS Announcement of One Year ICD-10 Delay

HHS has announced a one year delay of ICD-10 implementation – now scheduled for October 1, 2014. The AMA recommended that CMS delay the move to ICD-10 by a minimum of two years.

Aug. 24, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Promotes JAMA Patient Page to Educate Public on West Nile Virus Outbreak

In response to the West Nile virus outbreak, the AMA is offering 2 free resources from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to help the public and physicians obtain more information about the virus.

Aug. 23, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Stage 2 Meaningful Use Final Rule

The American Medical Association has provided ongoing input since the inception of the EHR incentive program and has urged greater flexibility to make the program more reasonable and achievable for physicians.

Aug. 13, 2012 - AMA Press Release

NQF Endorses Measures in AMA Toolkit to Promote Effective Communication and Patient-Centered Care

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed 12 new quality measures pertaining to disparities and cultural competency.

Aug. 7, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on CDC Report on Walking

Despite a variety of efforts by the AMA and others over the years, today's CDC report shows that even though more people are walking, fewer than half of all adults get enough physical activity to improve their health.

July 24, 2012 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Online Community Helps Physicians with Managed Care Contracts

The AMA launched a new online community to help physicians improve their contracting strategies in a rapidly evolving health care system.

July 16, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Forms Alliance to Standardize Reports used in Physician Profiling Programs

AMA effort designed to help physicians better use health insurer-provided data reports as tools to enhance the quality and value of patient care.

July 12, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Online Tool to Help Physicians Identify, Manage Genetic Risk for Colorectal Cancer Offered by AMA, NCHPEG

Web-based educational program designed to improve the primary care provider’s ability to identify hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes in their patients.

July 11, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Offers Senate Finance Committee Path to Stabilize Medicare for Patients, Physicians

AMA President-elect Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D. testified before the Senate Finance Committee today on the need to eliminate the Medicare physician payment formula and replace it with a viable system that will support high-quality, high-value care for patients.

June 28, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA: Supreme Court Decision Protects Much-Needed Health Insurance Coverage for Millions of Americans

The American Medical Association has long supported health insurance coverage for all, and we are pleased that this decision means millions of Americans can look forward to the coverage they need to get healthy and stay healthy.

June 26, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Commends Passage of FDA Safety and Innovation Act

The AMA commends the House and Senate for working in a bipartisan manner to develop and pass the FDA user fee bill, and appreciates that the legislation includes other provisions essential to patient access to safe and effective health care.

June 22, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds HHS Pilot Programs to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

The American Medical Association (AMA) is deeply involved and committed to efforts that will curb prescription drug abuse and diversion.

June 21, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces Board of Trustees for 2012-2013

The AMA today introduced the 21 members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Chicago.

June 20, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts Policy Addressing Obesity, Beverages with Added Sweeteners

The AMA voted today during its annual policy-making meeting to adopt policy addressing the obesity epidemic.

June 19, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Inaugurates Denver Psychiatrist Jeremy Lazarus as President

Jeremy A. Lazarus, M.D., a Denver psychiatrist in private practice, was inaugurated today as the 167th president of the American Medical Association.

June 19, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies at Annual Meeting

The AMA voted today during its annual policy-making meeting to adopt the following new policies.

June 19, 2012 - AMA Press Release

William E. Kobler, MD, Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

The AMA announced the election of William E. Kobler, M.D., a board-certified family physician in Rockford, Ill., to the Board of Trustees.

June 19, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Mary Anne McCaffree, MD, Re-Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

The AMA announced the re-election of Mary Anne McCaffree, M.D., a neonatal-perinatal medicine specialist in Oklahoma City, to the Board of Trustees.

June 18, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies at Annual Meeting

The American Medical Association, the nation’s largest physician organization, voted today during its annual policy-making meeting to adopt the following new policies.

June 18, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Efforts with Health Insurers Cut Medical Claims Errors by Half

Improvements save billions of dollars.

June 18, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Lexington Physician Ardis Dee Hoven Named AMA President-Elect

Ardis Dee Hoven, M.D., an internal medicine and infectious disease specialist in Lexington, Ky., has been elected president-elect of the AMA.

June 19, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Medical Student Malini Daniel Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

Malini Daniel, a medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif., became a member of the Board of Trustees of the AMA.

June 15, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Pleased MedPAC Report Recognizes Need for Care Coordination

The American Medical Association is very pleased with the focus on care coordination in the report released today by MedPAC.

May 31, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Reaffirms Commitment to a Tobacco-Free America on World No Tobacco Day

As we recognize the World Health Organization’s World No Tobacco Day today, the AMA reaffirms our commitment to promoting a tobacco-free America.

May 17, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Seeks Relief from FTC Overreach into State Regulation of Health Professionals

The AMA filed a brief today in a U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA reasserting the need for state regulatory boards to be the ultimate authority on professional licensure, patient safety and the practice of medicine.

May 17, 2012 - AMA Press Release

2011 Annual Report Highlights AMA’s Positive Impact On Physicians’ Lives, Practices

Reports 12th straight year of financial health, brings to life the day-to-day relationship between physicians and the AMA.

May 14, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Offers Tool to Help Physicians Address the Driving Safety of Older Patients

The AMA announced a free educational course to help physicians address the driving safety of their older patients.

May, 10, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds Senate Finance Committee for Focus on Medicare Physician Payment Crisis

The AMA is pleased that the Senate Finance Committee is focusing on a critical problem facing Medicare and TRICARE.

May 7, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Comments on Meaningful Use Stage 2 EHR Proposal

Current proposal would make it difficult for physicians to successfully participate in EHR program.

May 4, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Reminds Physicians of Impending e-Prescribing Deadline

The AMA reminds physicians that June 30, 2012 is the reporting deadline to avoid the 2013 Medicare e-prescribing program penalty.

April 25, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Supports Model Rule to Streamline Medical Billing for Workers’ Compensation Insurance

The AMA supports a model rule that encourages electronic processing of medical claims in the workers’ compensation system.

April 24, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Encourages Patients to Safely Dispose of Prescription Drugs on April 28

The AMA encourages patients to take advantage of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 28.

April 23, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA: Trustees Report Shows Need for Action to Stop Looming Medicare Cut

Without congressional action, physicians who care for Medicare patients will face a devastating cut on Jan. 1.

April 23, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Hold First Ever Group Practice Career Fair During AMA Annual Meeting

The AMA announced its very first group practice career fair to help physician and medical student leaders connect with potential employers.

April 18, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Releases Online Physician Resource to Help Diagnose and Treat Patients with Eating Disorders

The AMA has released an online training module to help primary care physicians better screen for and manage eating disorders.

April 10, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Pleased That Majority of New ACOs Will Be Physician-Led

The AMA is pleased that a majority of the 27 newest ACOs announced today by CMS will be physician-led.

April 9, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Response to CMS Proposal to Postpone the ICD-10 Implementation Date

The AMA appreciates that CMS has proposed delaying the ICD-10 implementation date to October 1, 2014.

April 2, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Medical Students Hold Week of Wellness April 2-8

Medical students promote healthy behaviors across the country.

March 29, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA: Physicians Facing Imminent Storm of Federal Regulations

Physician groups ask CMS to re-evaluate deadlines for programs and penalties.

March 29, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Physicians on National Doctors’ Day

The AMA honors the physicians who have dedicated their professional lives to caring for America's patients.

March 26, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Releases Physician Guide to Medical Management of the Home Care Patient

The AMA and the American Academy of Home Care Physicians released a new guidebook to help physicians identify and oversee the wide range of medical and social services available to assist their patients at home.

March 22, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds House Passage of Bill to Repeal IPAB, Enact Proven Medical Liability Reforms

The AMA applauds the House for voting to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board.

March 22, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Testifies at FDA Hearing on Proposal to Expand Types of Drugs Available Over-the-Counter

AMA concerned about patient safety, sees limited ability of new proposal to improve patient outcomes or medication adherence.

March 20, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Welcomes Supreme Court Decision to Invalidate Prometheus Patents

The U.S. Supreme Court prevented irreparable harm to patient care with its unanimous decision.

March 15, 2012 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Guidebook Takes the Mystery out of Insurer-Provided Profile Reports

The AMA introduced a new guide to help physicians review insurer-provided practice data for practice improvement.

March 8, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Surgeon General’s Tobacco Report

According to the new Surgeon General's Report, the prevalence of smoking among young adults aged 18-24 is on the rise.

March 6, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on House Energy and Commerce Committee Passing H.R. 452, Legislation to Repeal IPAB

The AMA has actively supported repeal of the IPAB because it would add to the problems caused by the broken Medicare physician payment formula.

March 5, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Urges Patients: Give Your Home A Medicine Cabinet Check-Up

During Patient Safety Awareness Week, know your medications and how to dispose of them.

March 5, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Help People in Chicago Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters

The AMA, ACCESS Community Health and Apostolic Faith Church will be holding awareness sessions on March 15, 16 and 20 in Chicago to help citizens become more prepared in crisis situations.

March 2, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Tells CMS: Stop Plans to Weaken Prescription Drug Access for Medicare Patients

AMA asks to change provisions that allow Medicare drug plans to deny drug coverage when they suspect prescription misuse.

Feb. 28, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Releases Online Physician Resource to Help Patients Make Healthy Food Choices

The AMA has released an online training module to help physicians counsel their patients on healthy eating habits.

Feb. 27, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Guidebook Helps Physicians Meet Needs of Older Patients

The AMA has released a new publication entitled "Geriatric Care by Design" to help physicians care for their older patients.

Feb. 27, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Tells Congress: IPAB Would Hurt Patients’ Access to Care and Should be Repealed

The AMA told Congress that the IPAB would add to the problems caused by the current physician payment formula.

Feb. 24, 2012 - AMA Press Release

New AMA How-to Manual on Emerging Physician Payment Models

AMA committed to help physicians evaluate payment options.

Feb. 24, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Stage 2 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule

The AMA is committed to EHR adoption that streamlines physician practices.

Feb. 21, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA and AT&T Combine Care Management Platforms to Improve Collaboration Among Caregivers Nationwide

Strategic alliance helps thousands of physicians modernize practices.

Feb. 16, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement in Support Of HHS' Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date

The AMA appreciates Secretary Sebelius' swift response to address the AMA’s serious concerns with ICD-10 implementation.

Feb. 15, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on 10-Month Delay of Medicare Physician Payment Cut

The House and Senate agreement averts a 27 percent cut on March 1, but it represents a serious missed opportunity.

Feb. 9, 2012 - AMA Press Release

Court Approves Award Payments in AMA Legal Battle Against UnitedHealth

A federal court judge has cleared the way for releasing payments in the 2009 settlement.

Jan. 30, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Releases Free ‘Weigh What Matters’ App to Help People Achieve Healthier Lifestyles

Helps patients improve their overall health as part of the AMA Healthier Life Steps program.

Jan. 26, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA, AARP Release Free Medicare Preventive Services Patient Brochure

"Team Up to Stay Healthy" brochure helps seniors receive the preventive services that are now covered by Medicare.

Jan. 23, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Calls on Congress to Stop Stalling and Stabilize Medicare

Action needed now to protect Medicare, TRICARE patients and save taxpayers’ money

Jan. 17, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA and TransforMED Release Health IT Tutorials for Physician Practices

The AMA and TransforMED released three online educational tutorials today to help physician practices better implement health IT.

Jan. 11, 2012 - AMA Press Release

AMA Unveils Improved Practice Management Website

New features highlight resources that physician practices need to save time and money.

Jan. 5, 2012 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds FDA Decision to Restrict Cephalosporin Use in Animal Agriculture

Physicians must be able to rely on proven, safe and effective medications to provide optimal care to their patients.

Dec. 22, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Two-Month Delay of Medicare Physician Payment Cut

AMA to Congress: It's time to end the short-term patches and provide long-term stability for seniors and military families.

Dec. 21, 2011 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Studies Show Cost Burden of the Medical Liability System

The AMA released two new trend reports illustrating the price Americans pay for the nation's broken medical liability system.

Dec. 20, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA: Time for Congress to Resolve Differences, Protect Access to Care for Patients

"It is shameful that patients and physicians are the collateral damage; the citizens of this country deserve better."

Dec. 17, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Responds to Proposed Two-Month Medicare Physician Payment Formula Patch

Fiscally Responsible Policy is Repeal of Medicare Physician Payment Formula -- Not More Patches.

Dec. 9, 2011 - AMA Press Release

American Medical Association Announces Relocation of Chicago Headquarters to 330 N. Wabash

The AMA announced today that it plans to relocate its Chicago headquarters to 330 N. Wabash in September 2013.

Dec. 7, 2011 - AMA Press Release

WorldScopes Helps First Generation of South Sudan Doctors

AMA Foundation initiative sends stethoscopes to those in need around the world.

Dec. 7, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on American Lung Association’s Annual Tobacco Cessation Report

AMA concerned about limited availability of and insurance coverage for tobacco cessation programs.

Dec. 1, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Proposed Delay of Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements for Those Who Start Stage 1 in 2011

The AMA supports flexible criteria for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR meaningful use incentive program.

Nov. 30, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on New Report Citing Reduced State Funding for Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programs

The AMA is concerned about the reduction in state funding for tobacco prevention and treatment programs.

Nov. 30, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Amagine and DMC PHO Announce New Relationship

Agreement will bring e-health resources to physicians to enhance patient care and office efficiency.

Nov. 28, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Supports Marilyn Tavenner for CMS Administrator

The American Medical Association supports the nomination of Marilyn Tavenner for CMS administrator.

Nov. 22, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Introduces 'My Medications' App for Patients

The AMA introduced its second app, designed to allow patients to store, carry and share their medical information.

Nov. 21, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA: Deficit Committee Failure Leaves 27 Percent Medicare Cut Looming on Jan. 1

The failure of the deficit committee forces our nation to continue on an unsustainable path...

Nov. 21, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Amagine and Michigan Association of Health Plans Announce Plans to Speed Access to Insurance Information

Increased access facilitates efficiency and helps improve patient care

Nov. 17, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on House Vote to Remove Three Percent Withholding

The AMA applauds Congress for passing this important piece of legislation that removes the three percent withholding provision...

Nov. 16, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Schwartz Proposal to Fix Medicare Physician Payment Problem

The AMA appreciates the bipartisan leadership that Rep. Schwartz has shown in addressing the Medicare physician payment formula. 

Nov. 15, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies During Final Day of Semi-Annual Meeting

The AMA voted today during the closing session of its semi-annual policy-making meeting to adopt the following new policies...

Nov. 14, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policy to Combat National Drug Shortages at Semi-Annual Policy-Making Meeting

The AMA today adopted policy to combat national drug shortages that threaten patient care and safety.

Nov. 14, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Supports Allowing Research on Organ Transplantation between HIV-infected Individuals

The AMA voted to support amending a federal law that bars clinical research of HIV-infected organ donation.

Nov. 12, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Donald H. Alexander with Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA today presented Donald H. Alexander, MPH with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nov. 12, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Winston-Salem Physician Wins AMA Distinguished Service Award

The AMA today presented Winston-Salem, N.C. physician Jesse Hedgepeth Meredith, M.D., with its 2011 Distinguished Service Award.

Nov. 12, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Columbus Physician Receives AMA Young Physician Award

The AMA today awarded Don Hayes, M.D., with the Dr. William Beaumont Award in Medicine.

Nov. 12, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Adam Jablonowski With Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA today presented Adam Jablonowski with the Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of his contributions to the medical profession.

Nov. 12, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Chicago Physician with Distinguished Service Award

The AMA presented Sandra F. Olson, M.D., a neurologist from Chicago, Ill., with its 2011 Distinguished Service Award.

Nov. 12, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Delaware Health Care Leader Recognized with Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA presented Mark A. Meister, Sr. with the 2011 Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nov. 12, 2011 - AMA Press Release

San Francisco Health Care Leader Receives Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award

The AMA presented William N. Guertin with the 2011 Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nov. 12, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Julie Goonewardene Named Public Trustee of the American Medical Association

Julie Goonewardene was elected today to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees at the organization’s semi-annual policy-making meeting.

Nov. 11, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces 2011 App Challenge Winners

Out of the hundreds of ideas submitted, two were selected by AMA members as the next great medical app ideas.

Nov. 10, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Physicians Tell Congress: December Is Too Late, Repeal Medicare Physician Payment Formula Now to Stop Drastic Cut

The AMA and specialty medical societies are urging Congress not to wait until the last minute to stop this devastating cut.

Nov. 9, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Applauds OSHA Decision on Resident Work Hours

The AMA applauded the OSHA decision to allow the ACGME to continue to serve as the regulatory body for medical resident work hours.

Nov. 8, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Physicians, Military Officers Tell Congress: In Honor of Veterans Day, Protect Health Care for Military Families

This Veterans Day, the AMA and the MOAA are calling on Congress to protect health care access...

Nov. 1, 2011 - AMA Statement

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule Highlights Need for Congressional Action on Physician Payment Formula

The release of the Medicare physician fee schedule rule serves as a reminder to Congress that there is a looming crisis...

Nov. 1, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Helps Physicians Implement Electronic Claims Processes

Toolkits, webinars and new online community rolled out for AMA's "Heal that Claim"™ month.

Nov. 1, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Help Physicians Promote Healthy Families

The AMA released CME activities to help physicians promote healthy lifestyles to their patients and families.

Oct. 27, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on House Vote to Eliminate 3 Percent Withholding

The AMA applauds the House for passing legislation that removes the three percent withholding provision.

Oct. 25, 2011 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Study Finds Anti-Competitive Conditions Exist in 4 of 5 U.S. Health Insurance Markets

Heath insurer mergers deserve a critical look.

Oct. 24, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Launches Ad Campaign to Emphasize Importance of Patient-Physician Relationship

Today, the AMA launched a multi-million dollar ad campaign highlighting the importance of the patient-physician relationship.

Oct. 20, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA: Final ACO Rule Offers Promise to Improve Care Delivery

Final rule includes important improvements recommended by AMA.

Oct. 7, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA's Multi-Million Dollar Ad Campaign Urges Congress: Fix Medicare Now

New poll shows 94 percent of Americans believe looming 30 percent cut is serious problem.

Oct. 6, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement in Opposition to MedPAC’s Proposed Physician Payment Cuts

AMA strongly opposes the Medicare physician payment recommendation voted on today by MedPAC.

Oct. 5, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Reminds Physicians of Impending E-Prescribing Exemption Deadline

AMA wants to ensure that physicians who are not able to meet the program requirements are aware of upcoming exemption deadline.

Oct. 4, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Calls on Congressional Deficit Committee to Include Medical Liability Reforms in Final Legislative Package

A total of 98 state and specialty medical societies joined the AMA by co-signing letters.

Sept. 30, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Supports Holding Lawmakers Accountable in Court for Medicaid Funding Reductions

U.S. Supreme Court should allow private parties lawsuits to enforce Medicaid’s equal access mandate.

Sept. 28, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Statement in Support of CMMI Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative

The AMA applauds the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) for launching the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative.

Sept. 22, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Calls on Congressional Deficit Committee to Repeal SGR

Action needed now to stabilize Medicare, save taxpayers’ money

Sept. 22, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Files Florida Supreme Court Brief in Support of Upholding Medical Liability Reform

Caps on noneconomic damages promote greater access to health care

Sept. 19, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Physician Cuts Considered by MedPAC

The AMA strongly opposes the plan under consideration by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

Sept. 19, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on SGR Repeal in President's Deficit Proposal

AMA commends the President for recognizing that any serious plan to address the deficit must include a repeal of the Medicare SGR.

Sept. 12, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Warns International Physicians of Financial Scam

The American Medical Association is warning international physicians to beware of a financial scam that is targeting physicians living abroad but seeking employment in the United States.

Sept. 9, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA: Consolidation Threatens New Models of Patient Care

Policies to enable physician-led models of care are needed to improve quality, lower costs.

Sept. 1, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Appreciates CMS’ Changes in Final 2012 E-prescribing Penalty Policy, but Concerns Remain

The AMA appreciates changes made by CMS that provide more flexibility under the Medicare e-prescribing program.

Sept. 1, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Recognizes Progress of Female Physicians During Women in Medicine Month

The AMA celebrates Women in Medicine Month by recognizing the contributions and successes of female physicians.

Aug. 31, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces 2011 App Challenge Finalists

AMA members can vote for their favorite App Challenge idea until Sept. 30, 2011.

Aug. 30, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Help People in New York Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters like Hurricane Irene

The AMA and NDLS Training Centers in New York will hold awareness sessions to help prepare citizens for crisis situations.

Aug. 24, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Responds to CMS’ Bundled Payment Initiative

The American Medical Association appreciates CMS' responsiveness to our interest in bundled payments.

Aug. 8, 2011 - AMA Press Release

CMS Must Ensure Data Is Reliable for Patients, Physicians

Proposed Medicare data release rule needs improved safeguards, appeals process.

July 26, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Urges CMS to Make Additional Changes to E-prescribing Penalty Program

Formal comments submitted to CMS on the proposed changes to the e-prescribing penalty program.

July 20, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Offers New Resources for Physicians Considering Hospital Employment

The AMA is committed to providing physicians with the resources they need to navigate the changes health reform presents.

July 19, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Bipartisan Gang of Six Calls for Repeal of the SGR

The undersigned organizations commend the Senate Bipartisan "Gang of Six" for recognizing that reform of the Medicare physician payment formula – specifically a full repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula – must be included in deficit reduction legislation.

July 18, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Presents New Web-based Medical Billing Code References

Products and updates available on newly created AMA website.

July 14, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds Progress in Effort to Remove Smoking from Youth-Rated Films

Research shows that the more smoking young people see on screen, the more likely they are to become smokers.

June 30, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Connecticut State Medical Society and Amagine, Inc. Announce New Relationship to Deliver Internet-Based Health Information Resources to Physicians

Amagine, Inc. and the Connecticut State Medical Society are teaming up to offer the AMAGINE physician portal to Connecticut physicians.

June 29, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA: Proposed Cuts to Medicare Payments for Diagnostic Imaging Will Compromise Patient Care

The AMA opposes a proposal to use cuts to Medicare payments for diagnostic imaging to offset the cost of a trade agreement.

June 27, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Physicians Tell President, Congress; Medicare Payment Reform Must Be Part of Deficit Reduction Plans

Groups tell policymakers delaying action only adds to the national debt

June 23, 2011 - AMA Statement

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Disclosure of Physician Prescribing Data

The American Medical Association believes today's Supreme Court decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health is important.

June 22, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces Board of Trustees for 2011-2012

The AMA today introduced the 21 members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year.

June 22, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Across-the-Board Spending Cap Would Have Devastating Consequences for Real People

Consumer and provider groups come together to highlight real-world impact.

June 22, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Massachusetts Doctor Alexander Ding Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees

The AMA today announced Alexander Ding, M.D., M.S., a resident in radiology in Boston, Mass., has been elected to the AMA Board of Trustees.

June 22, 2011 - AMA Press Release

New York Medical Student Jordan M. VanLare Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees

The AMA announced Jordan M. VanLare, a medical student at the College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, NY, has been installed to the AMA Board of Trustees.

June 21, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Inaugurates Peter W. Carmel As President

Peter W. Carmel, MD, was inaugurated as the 166th president of the American Medical Association.

June 21, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies at Annual Meeting

New policies adopted relate to nutrition counseling, body image, dietary guidelines for the incarcerated, Bill of Rights, personal qualities in medical education ...

June 21, 2011 - AMA Press Release

North Carolina Physician Albert Osbahr Newly Elected to the AMA Board of Trustees

Albert J. Osbahr, MD, a family and occupational physician from Hickory, N.C., was elected today as a new member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest and most influential physician organization.

June 21, 2011 - AMA Press Release

New Hampshire Physician Georgia Tuttle Newly Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

Georgia A. Tuttle, MD, a dermatologist from Lebanon, N.H., was elected today as a new member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association.

June 21, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Oregon Neurosurgeon, Monica C. Wehby Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

Monica C. Wehby, MD, a pediatric neurosurgeon from Portland, Ore., was elected today as a new member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association.

June 21, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Georgia Physician Patrice Harris Newly Elected to AMA Board of Trustees

Patrice A. Harris, MD, a psychiatrist from Atlanta, Ga., was elected today as a new member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest and most influential physician organization.

June 21, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Texas Physician Susan R. Bailey Elected Vice Speaker of the AMA House of Delegates

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced today that Susan R. Bailey, MD, an allergist, immunologist and pediatrician from Fort Worth, Texas, was elected as the new vice speaker of the AMA House of Delegates.

June 20, 2011 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Health Insurer Report Card Finds Increasing Inaccuracy in Claims Payment

The overall rate of inaccurate claims payments increased since last year among leading commercial health insurers.

June 20, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Reaffirms Support for Individual Responsibility for Health Insurance to Cover the Uninsured

The AMA continues its strong policy in support of covering the uninsured.

June 20, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies at Annual Meeting

New policies adopted relate to bath salts, BPA in baby bottles and infant cups, mercury emissions from cement plants and safety of airport scanners.

June 18, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Denver Psychiatrist Jeremy A. Lazarus Named AMA President-Elect

Jeremy A. Lazarus, MD, was named president-elect of the American Medical Association.

June 18, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Pennsylvania Physician Andrew Gurman Elected Speaker, AMA House of Delegates

The AMA announced the election of Andrew W. Gurman, MD, to speaker of the AMA House of Delegates.

June 17, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMAGINE Introduces New Interactive Program to Help Physicians Determine Health IT Priorities

Three new health IT solutions added to the growing AMAGINE physician platform.

June 13, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Expresses Concern Over Impending Trial of Health Care Professionals in Bahrain

Deep concern about the arrest and impending trial of 47 physicians and other health care professionals in Bahrain.

June 9. 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMPAC Celebrates 50 Years of Physician Political Engagement

First non-union PAC pioneered use of political education programs.

June 3, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Calls on CMS to Revise ACO Proposal, Issue Interim Final Rule

Urges CMS to make significant changes to the proposed rule to allow all interested physicians to lead and participate.

June 2, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Names Dr. James Madara New EVP/CEO

Accomplished academic medical center administrator and dean begins post July 1.

June 2, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Reaction to New USDA Food Graphic

The AMA is committed to improving the health of all Americans by encouraging healthier lifestyle choices.

May 26, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds CMS for Proposed Modification of e-Prescribing Penalty Policy

The AMA applauds CMS for announcing that they plan to modify the e-prescribing penalty policy.

May 26, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA: Key Modifications Needed So Physicians Can Lead, Participate in ACOs

The AMA submitted comments to the FTC and DOJ on their proposed policy regarding antitrust enforcement of ACOs.

May 23, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Expresses Sympathy to Tornado Victims in Missouri

Calls on available Missouri physicians to volunteer services in wake of disaster.

May 20, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA 2010 Annual Report Shows 11th Straight Year of Operating Profits to Help Move Medicine Forward

The AMA released its 2010 Annual Report titled "Moving Medicine Forward."

May 17, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA: CMI's Help for Physicians Interested in Forming ACOs Is Step in the Right Direction; More Work Needed

More action is needed to ensure all physicians who wish to do so can lead and participate in Medicare ACOs.

May 13, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA: Trustees Report Shows Repeal of Medicare Physician Payment Formula Needed Now

"The Medicare Trustees report leaves no doubt that the time to repeal the Medicare physician payment formula is now."

May 10, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Urges Congress to Pass HEALTH Act

New ad highlights high price of the broken medical liability system.

May 5, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA President Testifies Before Congress, Urges Medicare Physician Payment Reforms

Recommends three-pronged approach to reform the physician payment system.

May 3, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Offers Free Online Resources on Health IT Adoption

Six-part online series will help simplify health IT decision-making and implementation process.

April 29, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Expresses Sympathy to Tornado Victims in Southern States

AMA expresses our deepest sympathies to those affected by a storm system.

April 28, 2011 - AMA Press Release

Medical Leaders Urge Collection of Demographic Information as a Step Toward Ending Health Care Disparities

A report shows ambulatory settings need to collect and use demographic information...

April 28, 2011 - AMA Press Release

New AMA-MGMA Online Directory Helps Physicians Select Practice Management System Software

Helps physicians determine whether the vendors’ practice management systems are compliant with the 5010 standard.

March 2, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Salutes Government Officials for Dedication to Health Care with Top Award

The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the nine recipients of the 2010 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service – the highest award for elected officials and government employees from the nation’s largest physician organization.

April 19, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Introduces AMAGINE™, Health IT Solutions Platform for Physicians

The AMAGINE™ physician platform is now available to physicians nationwide.

April 13, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Shares Physician Concerns on Burdensome Federal Regulations with CMS

Executive order to reduce regulatory burdens spurs AMA physician survey.

April 12, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA President Speaks at Patient Safety News Conference

AMA President Cecil B. Wilson, MD, spoke at a news conference announcing a new patient safety initiative.

April 5, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Vote to Repeal IRS 1099 Reporting Requirement

The AMA applauds the passage of bi-partisan legislation to repeal the IRS 1099 reporting requirement for businesses.

April 4, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA: Human Genes Should Not Be Considered Property

The AMA believes that overly broad gene patents must be reined in to preserve scientific discovery.

April 4, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Medical Students Hold Week of Wellness April 4-10

Medical students promote healthy behaviors across the country.

March 31, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA to Host Webinar on Radiation Emergencies

Crisis in Japan spurs need for information about radiation disaster implications.

March 31, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Statement on Proposed Medicare ACO Rule

The AMA will fully review the proposed rule CMS has released on Medicare Accountable Care Organizations.

March 30, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Physicians on National Doctors' Day

Today, the AMA honors the physicians who have dedicated their professional lives to providing excellent patient care.

March 29, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Introduces Its First-Ever Physician App; Launches App Challenge

The AMA introduced its first-ever app that allows physicians to quickly find CPT billing codes.

March 23, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Report Finds Physicians Support Millions of Jobs, More Than a Trillion Dollars in Economic Activity

Study provides snapshot of the economic impact of office-based physicians at state and national level

March 17, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Voices Support for Medical Liability Reforms Proposed by Governor Cuomo

The AMA delivered a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commending his leadership on medical liability reform.

March 11, 2011 - AMA Statement

AMA Expresses Sympathy to People in Japan After Earthquake, Tsunami

The AMA would like to express its heartfelt sympathies to the people in Japan suffering in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami.

March 1, 2011 - AMA Press Release

HealthCareandYou.org Helps Consumers Navigate Health Care Law

Coalition of consumers, patients, health care professionals launches new website to educate consumers in all 50 states.

March 10, 2011 - AMA Press Release

my1HIE and Amagine, Inc. Announce New Relationship

Amagine, Inc. and my1HIE announced health care exchange to deliver Internet-based resources

Feb. 10, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Government Service, Dedication to Health Care

2011 Dr. Nathan Davis Awards recognize seven for outstanding government service.

Feb. 4, 2011 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Resource Helps Physicians Put Prevention into Practice for Seniors

With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), physicians now have more opportunities to ensure Medicare patients receive preventive services beyond the initial preventive physical exam.

Feb. 2, 2011 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Study Finds Lack of Competition Among Health Insurers

Most health insurance markets are dominated by one or two health insurers.

Feb. 2, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Applauds Passage of Stabenow Amendment to Repeal 1099 Reporting Requirement

Provision in the health reform law would place unnecessary burden on physician practices.

Jan. 31, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA Collaborates with Covisint to Help Physicians Receive 2010 PQRI Incentive Payments

Discounted DocSite™ rates for AMA members; it’s not too late, deadline is Feb. 15, 2011.

Jan. 25, 2011 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Re-entry Recommendations Aim to Help Boost the U.S. Physician Supply

Physician re-entry programs should be easier and better coordinated nationwide.

Jan. 25, 2011 - AMA Press Release

AMA and 100 Other Organizations Voice Support for HEALTH Act

The AMA and 100 medical and physician organizations sent a letter to the sponsors of H.R. 5, the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011.

Dec. 15, 2010 - AMA Statement

President Obama Signs One-Year Delay of Medicare Cut Into Law

AMA president attends Oval Office bill signing.

Dec. 10, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA, Physician Groups Urge CMS to Pay Overdue Reimbursements to Physicians

The AMA, along with state and specialty medical societies, called on CMS to use the $200 million allocated by Congress to provide physicians with long-overdue Medicare reimbursements.

Dec. 10, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA: Physician Groups Call On HHS to Revise E-Rx Penalty Policy

The AMA and 103 state and specialty medical societies urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to revise the Medicare e-prescribing penalty policy in a letter sent to HHS Secretary Sebelius.

Dec. 9, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA: Congress Passes One-Year Delay Of Medicare Physician Cut

Bill now moves to President for signature.

Dec. 8, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA Welcomes Senate Passage of One-Year Delay of Medicare Physician Payment Cut

Calls for quick House passage to ensure continuity of care for seniors.

Dec. 7, 2010 - AMA Statement

Congress Passes Bill That Helps Clarify Scope of Red Flags Rule

"New legislation passed by Congress sheds some much needed light on who is considered a creditor under the red flags rule."

Dec. 2, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA to CMS: Physician-Led New Models of Care Benefit Patients and Health System

AMA comment letter on ACOs provides blueprint for increased competition and collaboration.

Nov. 22, 2010 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Survey Finds Insurer Preauthorization Policies Impact Patient Care

Policies that require physicians to ask permission from a patient’s insurance company before performing a treatment negatively impact patient care, according to a new survey released today by the AMA.

Nov. 22, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds HHS Adoption of NAIC Medical Loss Ratio Recommendation

"Patients deserve to get the maximum value from their health insurance premiums, and requiring that at least 80 percent of the patients' premium dollars be spent on medical care can help accomplish this goal."

Nov. 9, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies at its Semi-Annual Policy Making Meeting

The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation's largest physician group, voted today at its semi-annual policy making meeting to adopt the following new policies.

Nov. 18, 2010 - AMA Statement

Senate Acts to Delay Medicare Cut for One Month

Twelve-month action needed when Congress returns after Thanksgiving.

Nov. 6, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Honors Robert Klinglesmith With Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement Award

Kentucky Medical Association employee served KY physicians for more than 38 years.

Nov. 15, 2010 - AMA Press Release

As Congress Returns~ AMA Urges Congress To Stop Medicare Cut This Month To Preserve Seniors' Health Care

As Congress reconvenes for its "lame-duck" legislative session today, the American Medical Association (AMA) is urging Congress to make preserving seniors' health care a top priority by stopping a steep Medicare cut to physicians.

Nov. 4, 2010 - AMA Press Release

Michael Maves, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President and CEO, to Leave the AMA on June 30, 2011

The Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association (AMA) and Michael Maves, MD, MBA, Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, have mutually decided that Dr. Maves will complete his successful leadership of the AMA when his current contract ends on June 30, 2011.

Nov. 2, 2010 - AMA Statement

Medicare Final Rule Confirms Deep Cut, Congress Must Act This Month

"Medicare's final rule makes it official: Without congressional action, physician payments will be slashed 25 percent with the first cut of 23 percent beginning December 1."

Nov. 1, 2010 - AMA Press Release

November Is Heal That Claim Month

The AMA has designated November as Heal that Claim™ month and is supplying physicians with tools to fight flawed and inefficient claims processing by health insurers.

Oct. 27, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Teams With Press Ganey to Help Physicians Get Valid Patient Feedback

New electronic tool measures patient satisfaction to enhance care and lower physician costs.

Oct. 5, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Calls on Government to Remove Legal Barriers to Ensure Success of Health Reform

Changes to current government rules must be made for physicians to fully participate in the models of patient care being tested under the new health care law, AMA President Cecil B. Wilson, M.D. will today tell government officials.

Oct. 14, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Disaster Medicine Journal Publishes First Comprehensive Look at U.S. Ventilator Supply

AMA journal study finds more pediatric and neonatal capable ventilators than expected. <br />

Sept. 9, 2010 - AMA Press Release

International Conference on Physician Health Aims to Help Physicians Find Work-Life Balance

Conference takes place Oct. 3-5 in Chicago and is sponsored by the American Medical Association, British Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association.

Sept. 27, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA Unites Organized Medicine in Successful Defense of Maryland's Cap on Jury Awards

"The decision by Maryland's top court to again reject a constitutional challenge to the state's cap on non-economic damages is another validation of this proven legal reform."

Sept. 16, 2010 - AMA Press Release

Preparing Physicians to Care for Patients in the 21st Century

One hundred years after landmark medical education report, AMA and AAMC convene historic conference to explore the future of physician education and training.

Sept. 15, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Urges Pregnant Women to Get Flu Vaccine

Pregnant women at high-risk for serious complications from influenza.

Sept. 14, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA Supports New American Lung Association Report Showing Economic Benefits of Smoking Cessation Programs

Encourages states to implement evidence-based smoking cessation programs.

Sept. 13, 2010 - AMA Press Release

Upcoming Seminars for Physicians on New Payment Models

Next seminar in New York City Tuesday, Sept. 28th, still time to register.

Sept. 2, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA, 90 Medical Organizations Oppose Tax Changes That Encourage More Lawsuits

The organizations oppose a policy under consideration that would allow trial attorneys nationwide to deduct litigation expenses from their taxes in certain cases.

Sept. 30, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA Welcomes Arkansas High Court Decision to Uphold Physician Legal Victory Against Baptist Health

"Today's ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court validates last year's key legal victory that found Baptist Health, Arkansas' largest hospital system, acted improperly by inappropriately restricting hospital admitting privileges and interfering with the patient-physician relationship."

Aug. 26, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA Pleased with CMS' Medicare Tobacco Cessation Counseling Expansion

"The American Medical Association (AMA) applauds the decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to expand Medicare coverage of counseling to help patients stop smoking."

Aug. 5, 2010 - AMA Statement

Medicare Trustees' Report Reminder That Steep Medicare Physician Cuts Are Around the Corner

Congress must act soon before seniors' health care is hurt.

Aug. 13, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA Condemns Killing of Medical Professionals in Afghanistan, Calls for Medical Neutrality

The American Medical Association (AMA) condemns the killing of a team of medical professionals in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan.

July 19, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA and State Medical Societies Call on Insurers to Publicly Document the Accuracy of Physician Cost Profiling

Studies show patients are getting error-filled physician profiles from health insurers.

July 27, 2010 - AMA Press Release

New AMA and MGMA Toolkit Assists in Practice Management System Software Selection

To assist physicians in selecting the most appropriate software to run their practices, the AMA and MGMA developed a new online toolkit.

July 16, 2010 - AMA Press Release

New Physician Survey Finds Medicare Payment Change Hurts Care Coordination Efforts

The elimination of Medicare's consultation codes has had a negative impact on physician efforts to improve care coordination and reduced the treatment options available to Medicare patients.

July 13, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Looks for Flexibility for Physicians in EHR Meaningful Use

Today CMS released its final rule outlining the meaningful use requirements for physicians using electronic health records (EHRs). The AMA will carefully review the rule to see if the requirements have been reduced to allow more flexibility than the proposed rule, as AMA urged.

July 21, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Pleased With Improvements to EHR Meaningful Use Requirements, But Challenges Remain to Widespread Adoption

After careful review of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule on meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs), the American Medical Association today says that improvements have been made, but barriers to adoption and implementation remain.

July 30, 2010 - AMA Statement

On Medicare's 45th Anniversary, AMA Calls on Congress to Fix Medicare's Physician Payment Problem to Keep Medicare Strong for Seniors

"On today’s 45th anniversary of Medicare, the AMA reminds Congress that action is desperately needed to keep Medicare strong for America’s seniors now and in the future."

June 9, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA: Antibiotic Resistance a Major Public Health Problem

AMA outlines multi-faceted approach to combat antibiotic resistance in testimony to Congress.

June 18, 2010 - AMA Press Release

Congress Fails Seniors; 21 Percent Medicare Cut in Effect Today

Today, Medicare begins processing physician payments with the drastic 21 percent cut that Congress failed to stop, and now seniors and physicians are paying the price of Congress’ Medicare mismanagement.

June 17, 2010 - AMA Statement

Senate Fiddles as Medicare Burns

Senate proposes six-month delay as Medicare claims hold expires and Medicare meltdown begins.

June 16, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces Board of Trustees for 2010-2011

The American Medical Association today introduced the 21 members of its Board of Trustees for the coming year following elections held during the Annual Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Chicago.

June 15, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Adopts New Policies During Final Day of Annual Meeting

The AMA, the nation’s largest physician group, voted today at its Annual Meeting to adopt the following new scientific policies.

June 14, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Works to Strengthen the Physician Workforce to Meet the Nation's Health Care Needs

U.S. faces a shortage of between 124,000 and 159,000 physicians by 2025.

June 3, 2010 - AMA Press Release

Medicare Meltdown Looming as Steep Medicare Cut Begins

AMA President J. James Rohack, MD, unveiled a multi-million dollar AMA ad campaign urging Americans to call their senators to help avoid a Medicare meltdown.

June 1, 2010 - AMA Press Release

Medicare Meltdown Looming as Steep Medicare Cut Begins Today

AMA president to unveil new multi-million dollar ad campaign, survey findings to media on June 3.

June 10, 2010 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Member Resource on Evolving Models of Patient Care

AMA committed to helping physicians participate in new payment and delivery pathways.

May 28, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA Applauds FTC Delay of Red Flags Rule

"The American Medical Association (AMA) is pleased that Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced today they are delaying the compliance deadline for the red flags rule until the end of this year."

May 24, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Urges Insurers to Adopt New Code of Conduct

Ten principles help ensure greater transparency and accountability from health insurers.

May 13, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Announces Support for Healthcare Truth and Transparency Act

Nation's largest physician organization says patients deserve to know who is providing their care

May 21, 2010 - AMA Press Release

Physicians File Lawsuit on FTC's Red Flags Rule

AMA-led lawsuit seeks relief from unlawful enforcement of misguided federal regulation.

May 10, 2010 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Ad Urges Congress to Fix the Medicare Physician Payment Formula

As the June 1 deadline for action on Medicare physician payment nears, the American Medical Association (AMA) unveiled a new print ad today aimed directly at lawmakers.

April 19, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Welcomes Nomination of Donald Berwick, M.D., as CMS Administrator

"We welcome President Obama's nomination of Dr. Donald Berwick to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). He is widely known and well-respected for his visionary leadership efforts that focus on optimizing the quality and safety of patient care in hospitals and across health-care settings.

April 23, 2010 - AMA Statement

AMA Comments on CDC&rsquo;s Tobacco Control State Highlights Report

Progress has been made, but the U.S. can do more to curb tobacco use.

April 21, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Offers Physicians Help Claiming Damages From UnitedHealth Settlement

More than $350 million available to physicians and patients.

March 8, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Celebrates 2010 National Patient Safety Awareness Week

To help mark the importance of National Patient Safety Awareness Week (NPSAW) the AMA is focusing on medication safety with its annual "Know What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet" reminder and a new online resource for patients to help facilitate open conversation with physicians about medications.

March 5, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA Letter to Senate: Repeal Medicare Payment Formula This Month

In a letter to the U.S. Senate, AMA President J. James Rohack, M.D. called on the senators to use this one month delay of the 21 percent Medicare payment cut as time to permanently repeal the broken Medicare physician payment formula. 

March 4, 2010 - AMA Press Release

The American Medical Association and Ingenix Are Working Together to Help Physicians Adopt and Implement Electronic Health Records

Ingenix and the American Medical Association (AMA) are working together to help physicians use health IT systems to enhance patient care, simplify administration and improve clinical efficiency.

March 3, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA on President Obama's New Health System Reform Proposal

As we reach the final stage of health system reform, the AMA is pleased that President Obama has offered some additional proposals, including expanding medical liability reforms, raising Medicaid payment rates to improve access to care for vulnerable patients and expanding the availability of health savings accounts.

March 1, 2010 - AMA Press Release

New AMA Platform Will Include One-Stop Shop for EMR and Information Exchange for Physicians Nationwide

The AMA and Dell announced that they are collaborating to help physicians adopt useful health information technology such as electronic medical records (EMR), ePrescribing, and laboratory services through the AMA’s new health information solutions platform for physicians, which will launch nationally later this year.

March 30, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA New Publisher and Distributor of AMA Disaster Medicine Journal

New journal study finds H1N1 affected ED personnel more than any other hospital worker.

Feb. 24, 2010 - AMA Press Release

AMA To President Obama And Summit Attendees: Medical Liability Reform Essential To Curbing Health Costs

The AMA joined with more than 75 medical specialty societies to urge summit attendees to effectively address the broken medical liability system as part of health system reform.