AMA in the News covers media coverage and mentions about the American Medical Association. Find articles recognizing our efforts in health care, advocacy, medical education, and improvements in public health. Read coverage on the achievements of our leadership and the members of the AMA community.

  1. Aletha Maybank: AMA's Chief Health Equity Officer

    1. The Lancet, June 27, 2020
    2. The world has changed in the year since the American Medical Association (AMA) named Aletha Maybank as its first chief health equity officer and founder of the AMA's Center for Health Equity, dedicated to eliminating the barriers to optimal health for all patients.
  2. As Gov. Abbott closes bars weeks after allowing them to reopen, bar owners grapple with uncertainty

    1. WFAA Dallas, June 26, 2020
    2. "I know none of us wanted to go backwards, but we've got to do everything we can to keep the virus under control," said Susan Bailey, MD, a Fort Worth allergist, who's the president of the American Medical Association. (Interview with Dr. Bailey begins at 0:57.)
  3. AMA calls out insurer 'inaction' on prior authorization reform, wants legislative fix

    1. Healthcare Dive, June 23, 2020
    2. The American Medical Association says it is fed up with stalled efforts to revamp patient prior authorization requirements. The lobbying group is now pushing a legislative fix—pointing to a bipartisan bill introduced last year—after trying to craft a solution with payers.
  4. Survey: 1 in 4 physicians had patient seriously affected by prior authorization

    1. Modern Healthcare, June 23, 2020
    2. Nearly one in four physicians say prior authorization led to a serious adverse event for one of their patients, according to a survey released Tuesday by the American Medical Association. (Publication subscription is required for full or unlimited access.)
  5. AMA pushes for federal intervention to reform prior authorization

    1. Fierce Healthcare, June 23, 2020
    2. Physicians say health plans have made little progress toward streamlining prior authorization—despite pledging to do so two years ago.
  6. How testing and tracing can help combat COVID-19

    1. Arizona Public Media, June 19, 2020
    2. COVID-19 cases continue to rise quickly in several states, including Arizona. Like many public health experts, Susan Bailey, MD, president of the American Medical Association, has been watching those trends. (The 27 minute interview with Dr. Bailey’s part begins at 20:15 and ends at 25:14.)
  7. Despite the challenges, we must fight harder to address the nation’s opioid epidemic

    1. Morning Consult, June 17, 2020
    2. Op-ed from AMA Immediate Past President Patrice Harris, MD, on the need to address the nation’s opioid epidemic during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. AMA's new president talks COVID-19, supply chain issues and racial disparities in health care

    1. Fierce Healthcare, June 15, 2020
    2. Here's a look at Fierce Healthcare's discussion with Susan Bailey, MD, edited for length and clarity, about her priorities for the AMA and expectations for what may lie ahead in the next year.
  9. American Medical Association's new president a 'passionate defender of the independent physician'

    1. Fierce Healthcare, June 9, 2020
    2. Susan Bailey, MD, the new president of the American Medical Association (AMA), called for physicians to advocate at the highest levels of government and insurance companies for support needed "to sustain private practice during a pandemic that threatens its very survival."
  10. Dr. Patrice Harris: A steady voice of leadership during a deadly pandemic

    1. NBC News, June 9, 2020
    2. Harris is the first African American woman to serve as president of the American Medical Association.
  11. Clinicians push back on racism in medicine

    1. MedPage Today, June 9, 2020
    2. But as Patrice Harris, MD, outgoing president of the AMA, told MedPage Today, "we have to move beyond just talking about it and ensure that there's accountability to action." (Free registration is required to view content.)
  12. Aggie sworn in as new American Medical Assoc. president amid pandemic

    1. KBTX-TV, June 8, 2020
    2. Susan Bailey, MD, former Texas A&M University student and current allergist in Fort Worth, was sworn in Sunday as the president of the AMA. On Monday, she joined First News at Four.
  13. AMA responds to racial injustice, failing practices during COVID-19 town hall

    1. MedPage Today, June 8, 2020
    2. Public health and policy experts at the American Medical Association (AMA) examined the impact of the coronavirus on health equity, on physician wellness, and on practice sustainability during its second Physician Town Hall, on Sunday. The AMA's first National Physician Town Hall focused on the pandemic was held on April 9. (Free registration is required to view content.)
  14. American Medical Association pledges action against racism, police brutality

    1. Healthcare Finance, June 8, 2020
    2. During a virtual special meeting of the American Medical Association House of Delegates on Sunday, the AMA Board of Trustees pledged action to confront systemic racism and police brutality in response to the furor that has erupted over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer.
  15. Coronavirus 'amplifies' longstanding health inequities, says outgoing AMA chief

    1. Cheddar, June 8, 2020
    2. The coronavirus pandemic, systemic racism and police brutality all have to be erased to protect public health, particularly for the black community, said Dr. Patrice Harris, the outgoing president of the American Medical Association. 
  16. Dr. Susan Bailey becomes third consecutive female president of American Medical Association

    1. Becker’s Hospital Review, June 8, 2020
    2. Susan Bailey, MD, was sworn in remotely June 7 as the 175th president of the American Medical Association. She is the third consecutive woman to assume the office.
  17. As docs join protests across the country, AMA board pledges action against racism, police brutality

    1. Fierce Healthcare, June 8, 2020
    2. The American Medical Association's (AMA's) board approved a statement denouncing police brutality and all forms of racially motivated violence. The AMA also said it will "actively work" to dismantle racist and discriminatory policies and practices across all of healthcare.
  18. American Medical Association: Doctors to work to end police brutality, racism In health care

    1. Forbes, June 7, 2020
    2. The American Medical Association Sunday pledged “to confront systemic racism and police brutality” at a special meeting of the group’s membership
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