Patient Support & Advocacy
6 ways insurers drive the surprise-billing phenomenon
There is bipartisan support in Congress for action on so-called surprise billing—where patients unexpectedly receive a bill for care they thought their insurance covered.
AMA calls pain task force recommendations a road map for future policy
The AMA backs proposals the Interagency Pain Task Force discussed, a signal that policy makers understand the treatment required for patients in pain.
AMA, MSMA, Manatt: Study on MS reversing opioid epidemic
A new report today by the AMA, Mississippi State Medical Assn (MSMA), and Manatt Health shows Mississippi is adopting strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
AMA, NCMS, Manatt: Study of NC reversing opioid epidemic
A new report today by the AMA, North Carolina Medical Soc, and Manatt Health shows North Carolina is adopting strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
Iowa removes barriers to treatment of opioid use disorder
Physicians congratulating the Iowa Legislature and Gov. Reynolds for passing a law that results in more residents receiving treatment for opioid use disorder.
Medical School Life
How to get involved in advocacy work as a medical student
Looking to advocate for change as a med student? Here’s some advice from medical students who are making a difference.
How the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidance went astray
Payers, regulators and others have turned clinical advice into hard-and-fast rules that can harm patients.
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