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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Medicare & Medicaid

Solid House majority backs stopping Medicare physician pay cliff

Physicians in the House of Representatives lead bipartisan coalition calling for impending Medicare payment cuts totaling 10% to be averted.

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Scope of Practice

8 states defeat efforts to expand APRN scope of practice

Patients deserve care led by physicians. Learn about the fight to preserve physician-led, team-based care and stop scope of practice expansions.

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Claims Processing

Doctors ask CMS to enforce rules on zero-fee EFT payments

As much as 3% of EFT claim payments are going to “value-added” services physician practices never requested. It’s time for the practice to end.

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Overdose Epidemic

5 evidence-based steps to end the overdose epidemic

Shame and stigma won’t save lives. Learn with the AMA about what effective policy looks like.

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Public Health

Q&A: Straight talk vital for this health system’s vaccine mandate

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health beat the president, Washington governor in mandating staff COVID-19 vaccinations. The persuasion effort continues.

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Patient Support & Advocacy

Rescinding Title X restrictions is a win for patients, physicians

The Biden administration move will restore access to family-planning services for millions of patients who have low incomes or no insurance coverage.

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Health Equity

Correct count matters for Asian American, Pacific Islander health

Grouping Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders together can hide their particular health challenges. Learn more with the AMA.

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Patient Support & Advocacy

Competition continues to shrink in U.S. health insurance markets

Health insurance concentration has risen in 57% of U.S. markets, and 73% of all markets are considered “highly concentrated” by federal regulator standards.

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