Patient Support & Advocacy
AMA advocacy 2022 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.
New AMA Substance Use & Pain Care Task Force urges action to help patients
Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force recommendations aim to promote evidence-based policy to help end the drug-related overdose and death epidemic.
Texas FQHC develops integrative model to help patients with pain
Austin clinic developed a comprehensive, integrative pain-management program to support patients’ comprehensive needs.
Oct. 23, 2020: State Advocacy Update
AMA supports Colorado physicians' efforts to increase access to comprehensive pain care and more in the latest State Advocacy Update.
Aug. 14, 2020: National Advocacy Update
2019 MIPS Performance Final Score and targeted review process and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
Patrice Harris, MD, MA, discusses the nation's drug overdose epidemic
The AMA is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. See daily video updates on how the AMA is fighting COVID-19 by discussing the nation's drug overdose epidemic and COVID-19.
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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.