AMA in the News

AMA in the News: May 2023


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. Called to serve

    1. Harvard School of Public Health News, May 26, 2023
    2. Anesthesiologist Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH ’09, is ready to lead renovations to the “House of Medicine” as the American Medical Association’s new president.
  2. Surgeon General warns social media poses risks to kids, and health groups back him up

    1. Chief Healthcare Executive, May 24, 2023
    2. Jack Resneck Jr., MD, president of the American Medical Association, issued a statement saying that while social media offers some positive benefits, more study is needed on its harmful effects.
  3. Prior authorization woes? These tools may change the game

    1. Medscape, May 22, 2023
    2. Here are some numbers directly from the American Medical Association:
    • About 80% of physicians say prior authorizations have led to treatment abandonment.
    • 33% say they've caused a serious adverse event.
    • About 90% of physicians say prior authorizations negatively impact patient outcomes.
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  4. AMA President on fighting prior auth, scope creep, and more

    1. Medscape, May 19, 2023
    2. The president of the American Medical Association (AMA), Jack Resneck Jr., MD, met with Medscape editors to discuss pressing topics in healthcare. He highlighted the AMA Recovery Plan for America's Physicians that aims to fix prior authorization, reform Medicare payment, fight scope creep, support telehealth and reduce physician burnout. (Free registration is required to view content.)
  5. Chris Jansing Reports

    1. MSNBC, May 12, 2023
    2. This major change eliminates the 40-year-old restrictions put in place in the early days of the AIDS epidemic that critics have long said are discriminatory. Joining now is the President-elect of the American Medical Association, Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH; he is set to become the first openly gay AMA president. 
  6. About 1 in 3 physicians report being sued at least once in their career, AMA finds

    1. Fierce Healthcare, May 11, 2023
    2. About 31% of U.S. physicians have received a medical liability claim during their careers, though the percentage of physicians reporting they had been sued in the previous year dipped slightly during the course of the pandemic, according to recently shared American Medical Association (AMA) survey data.
  7. Doctor 'can't sugarcoat' the dangers of government interference in medicine

    1. MSNBC, May 11, 2023
    2. American Medical Association President, Jack Resneck Jr., MD, joins Morning Joe to discuss anti-abortion organizations and doctors seeking to ban mifepristone nationwide. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is set to hear a case next week on mifepristone.
  8. Incoming AMA president: ‘We simply will not stand’ for anti-trans health care restrictions

    1. Washington Blade, May 10, 2023
    2. An anesthesiologist who served as the Joseph A. Johnson Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor of anesthesiology, surgery, biomedical informatics & health policy at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine, much of Ehrenfeld’s professional background has been focused on matters of health care access, particularly for LGBTQ patients.
  9. The FDA considers first abortion pill without a prescription

    1. NPR, May 9, 2023
    2. "We think the evidence is quite clear," says Jack Resneck Jr., MD, the AMA's president. "First of all, oral contraceptives have been used safely by millions of women in the United States and around the world since the 1960s."
  10. 2023 Crain’s Notable Leaders in Healthcare

    1. Crain’s Chicago Business, May 1, 2023
    2. James Madara, MD, has guided the AMA’s strategic plan since 2011. He has spearheaded its post-COVID recovery plan and created a pilot program—adopted by Cook County—to help patients at risk for heart disease. The pilot, which is conducted at 11 practice sites in Cook County, led to a 13 percentage-point improvement in blood pressure control for patients. (Publication subscription is required for full or unlimited access.)