AMA advocacy drives action and results
The AMA stands up for physicians and patients. Stand with us.
Protect health care coverage
Relentlessly working to preserve coverage and affordability of health care for patients.
Reduce administrative burdens
Making technology work for physicians.
Tackle new payment systems
Protecting physician payment.
Fight for a healthier nation
Addressing our nation’s biggest public health challenges.
AMA provides a powerful voice to Congress on health care issues
- Relentlessly working to preserve health insurance coverage for over 20 million Americans
- Our Patients Before Politics campaign generated over 6 million calls, emails and social interactions
- AMA’s truthinrx.org drove 154,000 to support legislation on drug pricing transparency
Making technology work to improve physician satisfaction
- Working to improve usability of EHRs through reduced regulations and elimination of data blocking
- Reduced the burden on physicians by lobbying to simplify new Medicare reporting programs
- AMA’s coalition reduced prior authorization and Step Therapy requirements already in 8 states—with more to follow
- Working to limit Medicare audit look-back periods and improve fairness in payment recovery
Protecting physician payment
- Led efforts to repeal Sustainable Growth Rate formula and annual threats of double-digit annual payment cuts
- Stopped 2 health insurance mergers that could have cost physicians $500 million a year
- Partnered with CMS on critical Medicare payment modifications to benefit physicians
- Helped physicians avoid Medicare payment penalties of up to 4% in 2019
AMA’s Opioid Task Force is driving results
- Opioid prescribing has decreased by nearly 17% nationwide from 2012 to 2016
- Prescription Drug Monitoring Program use increased by 121% from 2014 to 2016
- 118,000+ physicians completed courses related to opioid addiction and prescribing in 2015 and 2016
- More than 12,000 physicians certified in the past year to treat patients with an opioid use disorder in-office with buprenorphine
Patients Before Politics
Urge Congress to protect patients currently insured, enable low and moderate income people to secure adequate coverage and maintain Medicaid.
AMA’s truthinrx.org drove 154,000 to support improvements in drug pricing transparency.
QPP reporting basics
QPP Reporting – Act now to avoid Medicare payment penalties and potentially qualify for positive payment adjustments.
End the opioid epidemic
Find resources from the AMA Opioid Task Force to help reverse the nation's opioid epidemic.