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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Biden’s first moves will aid pandemic fight, boost global health

Flurry of executive actions offer promise of coordinated national approach needed to stem deadly tide of COVID-19.

U.S. President Joe Biden prepares to sign a series of executive orders

Public Health

COVID-19 vaccines: New CPT guidance, CME, info for patients

As coronavirus vaccine rollout continues, AMA unveils several new resources to help patients and physicians navigate the pandemic.

A health care worker in PPE giving a vaccination to a physician in a mask.

Public Health

COVID-19 vaccination: Altering doses? Data doesn’t back it

Frustration with sluggish vaccine rollout is contributing to push for untested vaccination regimens. Learn why that’s the wrong direction to pursue.

Person receiving a vaccine.


How AMA is helping health systems face 2021’s biggest challenges

Stressed physicians. Strained bottom lines. Systemic racism. No topic’s too big for some of health care’s brightest minds. Learn more with the AMA.

Wooden blocks representing 2021, with black numbers reading 2, 0, and 2 and a final with a 'lightbulb' icon instead of a 1.

Public Health

How COVID-19 vaccine options are expanding with another EUA

Moderna’s vaccine joins the Pfizer-BioNTech authorized by the FDA last week. Find out how many more vaccine doses will be shipped across the country.

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CPT codes for new coronavirus vaccines: What you need to know

Updates to the AMA CPT code set ensure electronic health systems are updated as SARS-CoV-2 vaccine administration gets underway.

Vial and syringe

Public Health

The AMA’s top 10 news stories of 2020

Learn why more physicians are turning to the AMA’s digital offerings for the timely information they need to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Survey: Physicians laud telehealth’s value, still find barriers

Learn more about what nearly 1,400 doctors are experiencing with telehealth. AMA will keep pushing to eliminate telehealth’s regulatory impediments.

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