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.
Senate bill would nix geographic, site restrictions on telehealth
Outdated limits on telehealth have been temporarily waived during the COVID-19 pandemic. AMA supports a bill that makes these waivers permanent.
How the AMA is reshaping its path toward racial equity
AMA report highlights a pivotal year for organization’s work to advance equity. The inequitable impact of COVID-19 shows the need step up efforts.
Physicians to HHS: Here’s how to improve prior authorization
AMA voices support for proposed federal operating rules that boost automation of prior-authorization processes, but adds that there is still more work to be done.
Get patients vaccinated to help avoid double whammy flu season
Childhood immunizations and flu shots for all could help hold off concurrent threats to the nation’s health care system already under stress from COVID-19.
Q&A: Why Kaiser is helping tackle large-scale COVID-19 contact tracing
By supporting COVID-19 contact tracing, Kaiser Permanente seeks to bring the pandemic under control while helping to develop a network of skilled, culturally competent community health teams.
Payment & Delivery Models
Medicare MIPS goes on amid COVID-19, but flex reporting options exist
Physicians and others have until Oct. 5 to challenge their 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) score. Learn about opting out for 2020.
2021 CPT code set reflects tech innovation, COVID-19 response
The 329 editorial changes included in the AMA 2021 CPT code set highlight the nuances that comprise the ever-evolving “common language of medicine.”
Get FaceTime with Congress to hit on key pandemic relief measures
Lack of progress on COVID-19 financial relief is frustrating, but the Congressional recess offers a chance to connect with legislators that needs to be taken.