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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Public Health

Amid PPE shortage, AMA collaboration offers supplier for doctors

1 in 3 doctors have said it’s “very” or “extremely” difficult to get their hands on the PPE they need. Discover a new source for PPE.

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As COVID-19 peaked, prior authorization’s harmful burdens continued

The vast majority of physicians say health plans have gone back to normal on prior authorization, or never relaxed their requirements amid the pandemic.

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New information-blocking rules: What doctors should know

The federal regulation that took effect this month applies to physicians too. Learn with the AMA about how to comply with information-blocking rules.

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Medicare & Medicaid

Senate acts to push back 2% Medicare sequester to year’s end

CMS is expected to hold off processing April claims until the House of Representatives returns from Easter recess to address the issue.

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2021 Match hits record highs despite pandemic’s disruptions

2.7% rise in PGY-1 positions offered. IMGs see notable drop in match rate during this unprecedented residency-application cycle.

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Medicare & Medicaid

Medicare boosts pay for COVID-19 vaccine administration

Pay rate raised by nearly double following significant advocacy by the AMA regarding the increased expenses to safely administer the vaccines.


Medicare & Medicaid

Bipartisan approach needed to stop cuts to Medicare physician pay

Abritrary 6% Medicare pay cuts threaten physician practice viability amid the pandemic. Learn how Democrats, Republicans can work together to stop them.

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5 physician specialties hit hardest in pandemic’s early days

Learn about AMA research detailing how COVID-19 was tied to a 19% drop in Medicare physician spending through June 2020.

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