Oct. 22, 2021: National Advocacy Update
AMA supports passage of the TRIUMPH Act to combat maternal mortality and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
Medicare & Medicaid
Solid House majority backs stopping Medicare physician pay cliff
Physicians in the House of Representatives lead bipartisan coalition calling for impending Medicare payment cuts totaling 10% to be averted.
Scope of Practice
8 states defeat efforts to expand APRN scope of practice
Patients deserve care led by physicians. Learn about the fight to preserve physician-led, team-based care and stop scope of practice expansions.
Doctors ask CMS to enforce rules on zero-fee EFT payments
As much as 3% of EFT claim payments are going to “value-added” services physician practices never requested. It’s time for the practice to end.
Thousands of devices measure BP. Know which ones to trust.
Inaccurate BP readings can be dangerous. Learn about a website that lists devices to help patients measure blood pressure accurately at home.
Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids gets CPT codes
The provisional codes will be effective if the FDA and CDC give the vaccine the nod after a rigorous, transparent review process.
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