Two new AMA webpages outline the major issues facing physicians and patients and how the AMA is advocating for changes needed in our health care system.
AMA advocacy in action: The AMA is your powerful ally in patient care as an influential voice at the state and federal levels that informs, guides and generates support for policies that advance meaningful health care initiatives. Learn from these Advocacy in Action webpages about key issues: what is at stake and what the AMA is doing to address the concerns most relevant to patients and physicians.
Advocacy efforts progress report: The AMA continues to collaborate with state medical associations and national specialty societies across the country to impact policy initiatives as part of the AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians. Learn about our wins and current fights for each initiative.
There are two new myths in the Debunking Regulatory Myths series:
- Mental health: Must licensing/credentialing bodies probe into clinicians’ past mental health?
- Protected health information (PHI) disclosures: Does HIPAA require that health care providers obtain patient authorization to disclose PHI for treatment purposes?
Check out the latest episodes of the AMA STEPS Forward® podcast:
- Annie’s Place: First-of-its-kind childcare for patients: In this episode, learn about Annie’s Place, a center at Parkland Hospital that provides free and safe childcare for children of patients. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
- How a telephone consultation model eased call burden for frontline specialists: Alfred Atanda, MD, director of clinician well-being at Nemours Children’s Health, shares his experience piloting a telephone consultation model aimed at reducing call burden for infectious disease specialists. Listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.