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.
International Medical Education
Why IMG physicians are vital to U.S. health security
The Trump proclamation blocking international medical graduates from entering the U.S. to train is not in the country’s best interest during a pandemic.
Congress digs deep on fixing health inequities exposed by COVID-19
The pandemic has laid bare inequities that burden U.S. health care. Congress is listening to the nation’s doctors as it seeks solutions to address the entrenched problem.
How to maintain momentum on telehealth after COVID-19 crisis ends
Telehealth use has exploded after regulatory barriers were temporarily removed. The AMA advocates for making many of these emergency changes permanent.
Patient Support & Advocacy
U.S. Supreme Court strikes down admitting-privilege restrictions
A law restricting doctors unduly burdened patients, said the nation’s high court in ruling against a Louisiana law limiting who could perform abortions.
Prior auth survey findings underscore need for legislative action
Survey finds lengthy prior authorization process often delays care and can lead to patient harm, but payers are not moving on agreed-upon reforms.
Medical societies need help to cover losses caused by COVID-19
Medical societies and other professional groups have been hurt financially by stay-at-home orders despite the vital role they play in pandemic response.
DACA upheld, protecting 30,000 health care workers from deportation
U.S. Supreme Court rules that the Trump administration’s attempted rescission of DACA program was arbitrary and capricious in violation of federal law.
Health spending growth reflects 2018 reinstatement of insurance tax
Growth in health expenditures remained steady even with increases in private health insurance and Medicare spending linked to reinstatement of ACA tax.