Patient Support & Advocacy
Over 200,000 Missourians will get covered with Medicaid expansion
Missouri voters take a step to improve the health of people in their state by approving a state constitution amendment to expand Medicaid eligibility.
E/M office-visit changes on track for 2021: What doctors must know
CMS plans to move ahead with big shift on E/M office-visit services. Make sure you’re ready with AMA’s extensive resource library.
Medicare moving forward with planned E/M office visit changes
AMA helping physician practices get full benefit of simplified coding and documentation guidelines.
CMS payment policies & regulatory flexibilities during COVID-19 emergency
View the key actions the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services have taken in response to AMA to improve Medicare coverage of services and reduce regulatory burdens on physicians during the COVID-19 crisis.
Deadline extended to apply for Medicaid/CHIP provider relief funds
Physicians have until Aug. 3 to apply for a special relief distribution targeting practices that haven’t received payment from the Provider Relief Fund.
Why Oklahoma voters put Medicaid expansion in their constitution
Oklahoma voters chose Medicaid expansion, which will extend coverage to 200,000 more people and may help those who lose their employer-based insurance.
Cutting Medicare pay during COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t make sense
Physicians practicing certain medical specialties, already facing severe economic strain, may be subject to big Medicare pay cuts in 2021.
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Essential Advocacy Tools & Resources
Payment reform: Council on Medical services reports
Medicare physician payment schedules
Join in on national advocacy efforts
State advocacy resources