End restrictions on physician-owned hospitals to expand quality care
We can offer patients greater choice and create new opportunities for high-quality care by removing barriers to physician-owned hospitals.
4 ways the AMA fights for patients and physicians in court
In recent legal battles, the AMA Litigation Center has provided an expert witness, filed amicus briefs, financed a lawsuit and served as a plaintiff.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Physician payment reform: Council on Medical Service reports
Download PDFs of council reports that contribute to the policy options for reforming physician payment. Key council reports on this topic have addressed APMs, Medicaid expansion, the site-of-service differential and high-value care.
Top news stories from AMA Morning Rounds®: Week of June 12, 2023
In the news: “Treatment-resistant depression” tied to medication side effects, obesity’s irreversible impact on brain, youth suicide and homicide rates and more.