Verma: CMS seeks less health care regulation, more competition
In a speech to the AMA House of Delegates, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma touts agency’s efforts to cut physicians’ administrative burdens.
AMA president applauds members moving medicine forward
In her address at the AMA Annual Meeting, AMA President Barbara L. McAneny today outlined a number of advocacy victories from the past year.
Physician insight sorely needed for hard choices ahead: AMA president
AMA President Barbara L. McAneny, MD, is proud of the work the physicians are doing to repair our country’s broken health care system.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Council on Medical Service health care reform reports
These Council on Medical Service reports relate to the AMA vision for health care reform and its commitment to improving health insurance coverage and access.
7 big reasons why EHRs consume physicians’ days and nights
Doctors spend nearly twice as much time on EHR and clerical work as they do on direct patient care. Discover the complicated story behind that sobering stat.
Clinics use team care to cut time doctors spend on clerical tasks
Care team coordinators can help with medication reconciliation, preventive care reminders and other tasks that don’t require a physician’s involvement.
How true teamwork can tame the physician's in-basket
By default, in-basket messages are routed to the physician first, adding to their workload. Find out how teamwork can help.
Payment & Delivery Models
Physician proposals inspire new HHS pay models for primary care
The plans would allow physicians to “focus on the patients in front of them rather than the paperwork we send them,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
Physicians score overwhelming victory in bid to fix prior authorization
Stories, data on patient impact carried the day with legislators, who mandated that insurers respond to all urgent prior authorization requests within a day.