A new state legislative survey (PDF) identified the top issues that medical societies will face in 2019 which include scope of practice, prior authorization, out-of-network billing and efforts to increase access to medication-assisted treatment.

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The survey, which represented the input of 75 national, state and specialty organizations, helps the AMA identify the top issues facing organized medicine and helps ensure the AMA focuses its resources on coordinating its advocacy efforts with its state and specialty partners.

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As the 2019 AMA State Advocacy Summit wrapped up, hundreds of physicians and physician advocates left inspired to shape state health policy solutions by using strategies learned at the meeting. See what attendees had to say on social media, and access presentation slides from speakers and related resources. Stay tuned for additional coverage of the meeting in the weeks to come.

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