AMA, NCMS, Manatt: Study of NC reversing opioid epidemic
A new report today by the AMA, North Carolina Medical Soc, and Manatt Health shows North Carolina is adopting strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
Iowa removes barriers to treatment of opioid use disorder
Physicians congratulating the Iowa Legislature and Gov. Reynolds for passing a law that results in more residents receiving treatment for opioid use disorder.
Quick Take: Moves cut barriers to opioid-use disorder treatment
In actions that will save lives, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., removed prior authorization for Medicaid patients who need medication-assisted treatment.
District of Columbia takes important step to reverse opioid epidemic
The MSDC and the AMA applauded the mayor’s office for removing prior authorization for medications to treat opioid use disorder.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Quick Take: Federal judge blocks Medicaid work requirements
A judge blocks two states’ Medicaid work requirements, citing in one case an AMA brief noting the destructive effects of coverage gaps.
AMA: New Jersey shows leadership to help end opioid epidemic
The AMA commended NJ Gov. Murphy and state Human Services Commissioner Johnson for helping end barriers to treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.
Supreme Court looks to AMA for guidance in big health care cases
The AMA’s input has helped shape rulings on everything from alcoholism and transgender rights to medical privacy and the Affordable Care Act.
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Evaluating Medicaid value-based care homes
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