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Feb. 23, 2024: Advocacy Update spotlight on the 2024 National Advocacy Conference 

Highlights from the 2024 AMA National Advocacy Conference and more in the latest Advocacy Update spotlight.

Advocacy Update

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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AMA honors former Maine state rep with Government Service Award

At the National Advocacy Conference, the AMA presented former Maine State Rep. Richard A. Evans, M.D., with the AMA Award for Outstanding Government Service.

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AMA advocacy efforts

The AMA advocates at the federal and state levels on key health care issues impacting patients and physicians. See updates of some of the recent efforts.

Patient Support & Advocacy
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Health care coverage & choice: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that have proposed strategies establishing the AMA vision for health system reform to cover the uninsured and expand health insurance coverage and choice.

Council on Medical Service
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Medicare & Medicaid: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that anticipate and respond to Medicare and Medicaid program changes addressing such issues as program rules that impact medical practice, physician payment and the emergence of Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

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Delivery reform: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that advocate policies on emerging delivery systems that protect and foster the patient/physician relationship. Key Council reports on this topic have addressed patient-centered medical homes, precision medicine, APMs, telemedicine, and retail and store-based health clinics.

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Health insurance: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that have proposed strategies to address health insurer actions that interfere with the patient/physician relationship and impact the practice of medicine. Such topics include prior authorization, covered benefits, and affordability of health insurance.

Council on Medical Service
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AMA Advocacy in Action

Learn from Advocacy in Action about what’s at stake and what the AMA is doing to address the concerns most relevant to patients and physicians.

Federal Advocacy
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Congressional action is needed—now—on Medicare payment reform

Older adults everywhere, and the physicians who care for them, are counting on Congress to prevent yet another round of Medicare payment cuts.

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