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What patient-care experience do nurse practitioners have on day one?

Over 35% of family nurse practitioner students complete 10 or fewer adult comprehensive health histories in clinical training. Learn more.

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Scope of Practice
AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians

Your powerful ally

The AMA helps physicians build a better future for medicine, advocating in the courts and on the Hill to remove obstacles to patient care and confront today’s greatest health crises.

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9 MIN READ

Fixing prior auth: We must ensure continuity of care

When switching health plans, patients and physicians often must go back to step one on prior authorization. The consequences can be horrific.

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Prior Authorization
AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians
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3 bills to expand scope for nurse practitioners die in committee

The AMA strongly opposed efforts to let Mississippi nurse practitioners provide care without physician supervision. Find out why.

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Scope of Practice
AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians
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Credentialing applications must be revamped to support well-being

Learn how Massachusetts launched a state-wide effort to support physician well-being and how hospitals and health systems can replicate the process.

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Physician Health
AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians

It’s time to rebuild

The AMA Recovery Plan for America’s Physicians renews our commitment to physicians so patients can receive the high-quality care they deserve. 

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Fixing prior auth: Clear up what’s required and when

Payers often leave patients and physicians in the dark on key aspects of prior authorization. Learn how the AMA is fighting to require transparency.

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Prior Authorization
AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians
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7 MIN READ

“Are you a doctor?” Why a straight answer is harder to come by

In a new book, Rebekah Bernard, MD, details the rise of “imposter doctors”—nonphysician providers practicing without physician supervision. Learn more.

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Scope of Practice
AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians
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Are nurse practitioners easing shortages in underserved areas?

Years of research show the same story in state after state, regardless of their scope of practice laws. Dive deeper with the AMA.

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Scope of Practice
AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians
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6 ways to cut EHR burdens for physicians

The EHR is driving doctor burnout, but turning things around isn’t easy. Follow this advice to make the EHR less of a physician pain point.

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Physician Health
AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians
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Fixing prior auth: Give doctors a true peer to talk with—stat

“Peer-to-peer” consults are often with health plan employees who lack the right expertise, training or credentials. The AMA is fighting to change that.

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Prior Authorization
AMA Recovery Plan for Physicians