Medicare & Medicaid
Stay informed on the AMA’s work to improve the Medicare and Medicaid experience for patients, physicians and practices.
Read about the AMA's efforts to improve Medicaid programs and expand coverage options for low-income patients.
Medicare Payment & Delivery Changes
Be ready for the most significant change—in over 25 years—in Medicare physician payment policy.
Prepare for the New Medicare Card
New Medicare cards will significantly impact physician practices’ workflows–prepare now for a seamless transition.
Medicare Participation Options Toolkit
Use the AMA's toolkit to weigh the pros and cons of participating in or modifying Medicare status.
Medicare Physician Payment Schedules
See the AMA's efforts to clearly define the differences between fee and payment to help physicians seeking Medicare reimbursements.
Simplifying Medicare Advantage & Part D
Learn how the AMA is trying to improve Medicare Advantage and Part D by lowering costs and reducing the physician burden, while improving patient care quality.
Improved Access to Medicare Preventive Services
Understand how Medicare beneficiary access to preventive services improved dramatically when deductibles for preventive services were eliminated.
Meaningful Use: Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs
Get more information on the incentives Medicare and Medicaid provide for medical practices to adopt new records, billing and practice management procedures.
Medicare Claims Data Release
Increase understanding of the AMA's position on CMS' release of Medicare-billed charges and payment data.
Physician Financial Transparency Reports (Sunshine Act)
Find out how the Sunshine Act helps increase transparency about financial relationships between health care providers and pharmaceutical companies.
Medicare Waste, Fraud & Abuse
Discover what the AMA is doing with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to forge a fair and accurate medical billing system for physicians.
Medicare In-office Ancillary Services Exception
Explore AMA's research on use and spending for Medicare services that qualify for the in-office ancillary services exemption to Stark self-referral laws.
Independent Payment Advisory Board
Gain more insight into the AMA's successful fight to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board provision of the Affordable Care Act.
RBRVS: Resource-based Relative Value Scale
Learn about the RBRVS and the RVS Update Committee’s (RUC) role in exploring alternative payment models.
Medicare Patient Empowerment Act
View the AMA's strong support for the legislation that would allow seniors to see the physician of their choice.
2018 Medicare Payment Cuts for Clinical Testing
New payment rates go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018 for rapid point-of-care testing performed in a physician’s office.
MedicaidRead MoreFind AMA federal and state letters and testimonies on the topic of Medicaid.