Kevin B. O'Reilly

Kevin B. O'Reilly

AMA Affiliated Groups

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Kevin rejoined the AMA in 2016 after an earlier stint as a senior reporter with American Medical News. He has covered a wide range of topics in health care, including diagnostics, medical ethics, quality improvement, patient safety and meetings of the AMA House of Delegates.

Most recently, Kevin served as senior editor at CAP Today, a monthly magazine published by the College of American Pathologists. He was graduated with honors from Columbia College Chicago's print journalism program.

Public Health

Physician practices are losing out in the scramble for PPE

The AMA is urging Vice President Pence and FEMA to take immediate actions to help office-based physicians obtain the personal protective equipment they need.

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CPT code approved for SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing

Learn what you need to know to report antigen testing, which is faster than PCR testing and could help reduce the COVID-19 disease burden.

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Public Health

Drafting error could mean 21% tax hit on CARES Act relief funds

Congress wrote in tax exemptions, but failed to cover all the bases. The AMA and others are asking to fix these unintentional tax consequences.

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Payment & Delivery Models

COVID-19 doesn’t require end-run around scope-of-practice laws

VA memo encourages allowing nurse anesthetists to practice without doctor supervision, part of broader move to bypass state scope-of-practice laws and in some cases diminish physician-led team care.

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New AMA president: COVID-19 can spur positive changes in health care

In this Q&A, new AMA President Susan R. Bailey, MD, discusses what the nation’s COVID-19 experience has to teach us about removing obstacles to patient care.

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Payment & Delivery Models

How CMS move may undermine doctor supervision across medicine

Proposal to let nonphysicians perform inpatient rehabilitation services without doctor supervision could set a dangerous precedent, say physicians and rehab providers.

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Public Health

As COVID-19 cases rise, no time to let guard down on prevention

Learn why reopening shouldn’t mean giving up on preventive steps such as mask-wearing, physical distancing and hand hygiene.

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Dr. Harris made big mark as AMA president, but her work’s not over

In this Q&A, learn what AMA Immediate Past President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, sees in the year ahead for patients and physicians.

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