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Feb. 9, 2024: National Advocacy Update

Congress introduces the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.

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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.

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Jan. 12, 2024: National Advocacy Update

Year end brings windfall of No Surprises Act updates—including reopening of IDR portal for all dispute types and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.

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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.

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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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Dec. 15, 2023: National Advocacy Update

Reminder: Registration open for the 2024 AMA National Advocacy Conference and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.

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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.

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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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Hospitals & hospital-based services: Council on Medical Service reports

Download PDFs of council reports that have addressed hospital consolidation, the site-of-service differential, and sole community hospitals.

Council on Medical Service