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.

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Time to revamp CDC’s problematic 2016 opioid Rx guideline

The CDC should remove arbitrary thresholds, restore balance and support comprehensive, compassionate care as it revises the guideline later this year.

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Scope of Practice

Why VA’s move to nationalize standards of practice is misguided

The VA’s Supremacy Project threatens to undermine confidence in care provided to veterans by superseding state scope-of-practice and licensure laws.

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Public Health

Why the CDC is again turning to masks to help stop COVID-19

In areas with higher rates of transmission, even fully vaccinated people should mask up. Find out what’s driving the agency’s updated guidance.

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Medicare & Medicaid

Congress must not take physicians’ Medicare pay to build bridges

Proposals to take 2% sequester to help pay for infrastructure spending show Congress not taking seriously the fiscal cliff facing doctors in 2022.

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Public Health

Families of men in notorious syphilis study speak up for vaccination

Documentary featuring descendants of U.S. Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee seeks to build public health confidence in Black communities.

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Public Health

Borne of COVID-19 crisis, AMA’s daily videos here for long haul

“AMA COVID-19 Update” has resonated with doctors looking for reliable information. New offering covers broader range of challenges facing U.S. medicine.

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Public Health

New COVID-19 work-safety rule targets health care facilities

OSHA’s emergency temporary standard could cause confusion for physician practices already following CDC guidance. Learn more with the AMA.

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8 medical coding mistakes that could cost you

Physicians deserve to be paid for the medical care they provide. Learn more with the AMA about the CPT coding errors to avoid.

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