AMA creates tools and resources so physicians can focus on their patients and keep their practices open. Explore resources on internal business operations, clinical workflow and team culture.
AMA Private Practice Simple Solutions are free, open access rapid learning cycles designed to provide opportunities to implement actionable changes that can immediately increase efficiency in private practices.
Learn more about AMA resources relevant to the internal business operations of a private practice.
Staffing and human resources
- AMA STEPS Forward® Toolkit: Medical Assistant Professional Development
- Embedding pharmacists into the practice
- Team-based care
- A physician guide to keeping your practice open
- Guide to Implementing a Work-From-Home Program (PDF)
- Navigating the Current Healthcare Landscape: COVID-19, Staffing Crisis, and Administrative Burden
- Recruiting to Your Private Practice guide (PDF)
EHR/internet and IT support
- AMA STEPS Forward® Toolkit: Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes)
Streamlining prior authorization
- AMA EdHub: Electronic Prior Authorization: A Better Way
- Prior authorization practice resources
- Electronic transaction toolkits
- Practice management system selection toolkit
- Overpayment recovery and appeals resources
This collection of educational toolkits offers strategies and resources on how to successfully lead and manage change initiatives, empower a team and drive tangible results.
- Team culture
- Change initiatives
- Cultivating leadership
- Appreciative inquiry–fostering positive culture
- Lean health care
- Change management and organizational development
- Bullying in the workplace guide
- AMA STEPS Forward® Toolkit: Racial and Health Equity: Concrete STEPS for Smaller Practices
Utilizing workflows that support team-based care will boost the productivity of a practice and enhance the patient experience.
- Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Collaborative
- Getting rid of stupid stuff
- Overdose educational resource collection for physicians: End the Epidemic
- Private Practice Checklist: Behavioral Health Integration for Adult Populations (PDF)
- Private Practice Checklist: Behavioral Health Integration for Pediatric Populations (PDF)
- Telehealth Adoption: Telehealth quick guide
- Behavioral health integration
- Pre-visit planning
- Pre-visit labs
- Team documentation
- Medication management
- AMA STEPS Forward® E/M Documentation Burden Reduction Toolkit