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AMA Advocacy Insights webinar series

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The AMA Advocacy Insights webinar series covers key advocacy issues from the federal and state levels impacting patients and physicians—such as telehealth, Medicare payment, the overdose epidemic, public health, surprise billing, prior authorization and more.

  1. Mid-year update on Medicare physician payment—and what AMA is doing

    1. Learn about the latest AMA efforts on Medicare physician payment reform.
  1. What’s exacerbating the physician shortage crisis—and what’s needed to fix it

    Learn about the physician shortage crisis and ways to help bolster the physician workforce.

  2. What we need to do—now—to address the maternal health crisis

    1. Learn about the AMA’s newly released recommendations on maternal health and what approaches are needed.
  3. State of the states: What key health care issues are in play this year?

    1. Hear the latest on prior authorization, medical scope and more from a panel of AMA attorneys on key issues affecting patients and physicians on the state level.
  4. The latest on Medicare payment legislation—and how to get involved

    1. Learn about what’s happening with Medicare payment as the new year begins and what the AMA is doing to fight for legislative solutions.
  5. Strategies to address the nation’s worsening drug overdose and death epidemic

    1. Learn about the nation’s drug overdose and death epidemic, and the efforts made by physicians to end the epidemic.
  6. What’s next with Medicare payment reform

    1. Learn about where Medicare payment reform stands now and how the AMA is pushing for permanent payment reform.
  7. Telehealth licensure: Emerging state models of physician licensure flexibility for telehealth

    1. Learn about some of the latest approaches being considered and implemented in states—and what physicians are experiencing.
  8. Healing the healer: Legislative and regulatory advocacy to support physician wellness

    1. Learn about how the AMA is advocating for changes to improve physician wellness and more.
  9. Protecting patients from inappropriate scope of practice expansions

    1. Learn about the unique challenges states encounter when facing multiple scope bills and more.
  10. How prior authorization disrupts patient care—and how we can fix it

    1. Learn about the current state of prior authorization and how the AMA is working to fix it.
  11. How the AMA is fighting for physicians and patients in Washington—and how you can join us

    1. Leading up to the AMA National Advocacy Conference, learn about the AMA’s advocacy on Capitol Hill and how you can get involved.
  12. 2023 AMA advocacy agenda: Full steam ahead

    1. Learn about the AMA’s federal and state advocacy agenda for 2023, and hear about how the AMA is fighting for physicians and their patients.
  13. What Congress needs to do now: A grassroots update

    1. Learn about the AMA’s grassroots calls to action on reforming Medicare payment and fixing prior authorization, and what you can do.
  14. A time-limited Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program waiver

    1. The AMA and the U.S. Department of Education discuss the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program and answer questions about the limited-time waiver.
  15. Medicare payment principles—A vision for reform

    1. AMA experts discuss the Medicare payment principles, created as a call to reform and improve the Medicare physician payment system. The webinar digs deeper into some of the causes of the current systemic issues and chart a path forward.
  16. The future of telemedicine

    1. Experts from the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) provide an overview of the updated telemedicine policy. In addition, speakers discuss current state licensure laws regarding telemedicine and continued solutions that can be implemented moving forward.
  17. The nation’s drug overdose epidemic—Helping children and families, patients with pain

    1. Experts explore the unique effects of the drug overdose epidemic on children and adolescents, historically marginalized and minoritized individuals, and patients with pain.
  18. Out-of-network payment process under the No Surprises Act

    1. As a follow-up to the AMA’s January webinar on the No Surprises Act (NSA), experts will focus on the payment process for physicians and other providers in surprise medical billing situations.
  19. Top federal issues

    1. AMA experts address the top federal issues facing patients and physicians this year—and how to effectively advocate to Congress.
  20. Implementing the No Surprises Act

    1. Experts discuss the implementation of the NSA, including many of the issues addressed in the AMA’s surprise billing toolkit, tackling enforcement challenges and the interaction between state and federal surprise billing requirements.

The AMA works to generate support for policies critical to the nation’s health care system—and we can’t do it without your help. Learn more about ways to get involved with AMA advocacy.

Disclaimer: The viewpoints expressed in these videos are those of the participants and/or do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.

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