Why doctors support these COVID-19 relief provisions
Physician practices lost 243,000 jobs in April. The new COVID-19 relief bill contains needed provisions to provide stability and promote public health.
HEROES Act: What physicians and medical students need to know
The AMA offers highlights on the latest bill in response to COVID-19: "Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” (HEROES Act).
COVID-19: National Physician Town hall questions on telehealth
On April 9, 2020, a panel of AMA leaders took to YouTube for a live town hall to shed light on the most pressing issues facing physicians d
CMS OKs pay parity for telephone visits during COVID-19 crisis
CMS agency agreed to raise rates for telephone visits so seniors can receive continuous care without leaving their homes during the pandemic.
CMS must restart Medicare advance payments and cover Medicaid too
CMS urged to restart its Medicare advance payment program and expand it to cover Medicaid services so practices can remain open during the COVID-19 crisis.
CMS takes additional steps to ensure patients receive medical services
The AMA commends CMS for allowing Medicare beneficiaries in underserved areas to access care from their homes.
Amid pandemic, CMS should level field for phone E/M visits
Older patients most vulnerable to COVID-19 often can’t use audiovisual telehealth, yet Medicare pay rates for phone visits are much lower. Physicians seek parity during pandemic.
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