Andis Robeznieks

Andis Robeznieks

AMA Affiliated Groups

Senior News Writer,
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Andis rejoined the AMA in 2017 after an earlier stint as quality and safety reporter with American Medical News. He covered the same subjects at Modern Healthcare, and also wrote about physician affairs, health care construction, information technology and public health.

Most recently, Andis was an independent reporter with stories appearing in Healthcare Financial Management Association publications, Hospitals & Health Networks, MedCity News, and other publications and websites. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, where he majored in journalism.

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Payment & Delivery Models

Scope of practice: How the AMA fights for patient safety

The AMA has worked with 38 states to secure more than 70 scope-of-practice victories. Learn more about how to defend the physician-led health care team.

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Patient Support & Advocacy

How the ACA lowers patients' out-of-pocket costs

Research shows how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has lowered low-income trauma patients’ odds of being hit with catastrophically large bills.

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Patient Support & Advocacy

Is your town one of the least competitive health insurance markets?

As health insurance companies consolidate, market competition falls, leaving consumers with higher premiums and fewer choices and providers with lower payment.

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Public Health

Why collaboration’s key to help patients access mental health care

New initiative from the AMA and other of the nation’s leading physician organizations offers doctor-tested resources to address behavioral health needs exacerbated by the pandemic.

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Public Health

How the FDA plans to build physician trust for COVID-19 vaccine

A top FDA scientist answers doctors’ questions and details how the agency's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine-review process is driven by transparency and evidence.

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5 changes CMS should make to 2021 Medicare payment schedule

Learn with the AMA about the provisions that pose a real threat to many physicians’ ability to deliver health care services to their patients.

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Public Health

Marijuana policy should be guided by evidence, not the ballot

Mississippi referendum to legalize “medical” cannabis is opposed by doctors and state board of health who say new drugs should be OK’d by the FDA, not voters.

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Health Equity

Why clinical algorithms fall short on race

Learn more with the AMA about how racial data is sometimes substituted for genetic and other information, which may lead to suboptimal care.

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