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On regulatory requirements, physicians should say: “Show me”

Nearly 80% of time-wasting rules can be changed by health care administrators. AMA playbook offers advice on how to change things.

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Sustainability
Fighting 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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4 MIN READ

Exhausted by prior auth, many patients abandon care: AMA survey

Physicians detail the tragic consequences of prior authorization, with 78% saying their patients, fatigued by the payer run-around, give up on care.

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Prior Authorization
Fighting for Physicians
Doctor and stethoscope in hand
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4 MIN READ

Exclusive AMA survey reveals who is hit hardest by doctor burnout

Nationwide survey of more than 12,400 physicians shows how administrative burdens drive burnout and prompt doctors to consider leaving their practices.

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Physician Health
Fighting for Physicians
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6 MIN READ

How long physicians have been in practice can signal burnout risk

An exclusive survey from the AMA shows the intricate relationship with a physician’s tenure and their well-being. Ochsner Health shares how to help.

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Physician Health
Fighting for Physicians

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5 MIN READ

Physicians need timely MIPS data to advance value-based care

Sharing Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data with doctors is a must-fix when it comes to Medicare physician payment reform.

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Payment & Delivery Models
Fighting for Physicians
Senior patient in a telehealth appointment
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3 MIN READ

Does a doctor’s telemedicine video background matter to patients?

Physicians’ training and communication skills are important to patients. New research explores patient views on their doctors’ Zoom backgrounds.

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Digital
Fighting for Physicians
U.S. Capitol building at dusk
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4 MIN READ

Latest proposed cut—2.8%—shows need for Medicare pay reform

Proposal would mean five straight years of cuts and sends clear signal: With older adults’ access to care on the line, Congress must fix Medicare now.

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Medicare & Medicaid
Fighting for Physicians
Smiling young patient at a pediatrician appointment
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6 MIN READ

Burnout falls, but still hits these 6 physician specialties most

New AMA data shows overall drop in doctor burnout reflected in specialties with highest burnout rates. Texas Children’s Pediatrics shares how to help.

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Physician Health
Fighting for Physicians
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5 MIN READ

It’s time to revamp Medicare’s broken MIPS program

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) disproportionately penalizes physicians in rural and small practices, threatening access to care.

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Payment & Delivery Models
Fighting for Physicians