Andis Robeznieks

Andis Robeznieks

AMA Affiliated Groups

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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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Digital

NODE.Health building knowledge base for telehealth best practices

Organization works to build body of evidence-based best practices that support integration of digital health tools into physician practice workflow.

Patient and physician in a telehealth appointment

State Advocacy

Pandemic tops advocacy agenda, but isn’t the only item of business

A new year with new governors, state legislators and regulators, is a chance to recalibrate health care priorities but some 2020 issues still need advocacy.

Susan R. Bailey, MD, opening remarks at the State Advocacy Summit

Public Health

How the Texas Medical Association got millions of masks to doctors

After getting 23 million masks, what do you do next? The state of Texas called the Texas Medical Association to distribute the masks where they were needed.

Forklift being used for boxes of N95 masks to be distributed by Texas Medical Association.

Public Health

How to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Black patients

The first step is to reckon with the U.S. medical system’s ugly and racist history. Learn more with the AMA about the way forward.

Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS

Opioids

Policy road map shows the way to end the overdose epidemic

It’s been clear for years that, to end the drug overdose epidemic, health insurance company and pharmacy benefit managers’ barriers to evidence-based treatment and non-opioid pain management must be eliminated.

Patient Support & Advocacy

Congress provides relief on Medicare payment; passes surprise billing

The giant spending bill passed by Congress funds the government through September, avoids Medicare payment cuts and reforms surprise billing.

U.S. Capitol building

Payment & Delivery Models

Self-referral, anti-kickback changes: What doctors should know

New HHS rules aim to improve care coordination, ease move to value-based care. Learn more with the AMA.

Three doctors looking at documentation

Patient Support & Advocacy

Proposed “No Surprises Act” favors commercial health plans

Congress circulates flawed solution to surprise billing to include in end-of-the-year legislative package. AMA urges lawmakers to keep working on it.

Woman sitting on couch looking at bills