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AMA: VA misfires on standards for oversight of health care professionals
These back-of-the-envelope standards will have the unintended consequence of reducing the quality of health care for veterans.
AMA statement on CDC’s updated mask guidance to combat COVID-19 spread
With cases of COVID-19 increasing in the U.S. and a significant number of people who remain unvaccinated, the CDC’s updated mask guidance is needed.
AMA in support of COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health care workers
In joint statement, health organizations say it is critical that all health care workers get vaccinated against COVID-19.
AMA: Wake up to financial peril facing Medicare payment system
AMA raised concern today that Congress seems “indifferent” to the fiscal uncertainty facing the Medicare physician payment system.
AHA, AMA, ANA release PSA urging public to get vaccinated to defeat COVID
PSA encourages public to ask questions, follow the science and get vaccinated.
AMA announces update to guidance for permanent impairment ratings
New stakeholder-driven editorial process produces first content enhancements to AMA Guides Sixth Edition.
Rhode Island is first state to support pilot harm reduction center
AMA strongly supports efforts to reduce drug-related overdose and death.
AMA, Satcher announce inaugural group of health equity fellows
Twelve physicians selected for first-of-its-kind health equity advocacy fellowship.
AMA announces search committee for new JAMA editor in chief
The search committee includes 18 leaders from across medicine and academia, and is part of phase one of a four-phase search process.
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