Billing for end-of-life care talks grows, but barriers remain
Medicare now pays for end-of-life talks, yet early-stage data shows that claims are relatively low, with differences by specialty, geography.
Supreme Court to Medicare: Seek feedback before changing rules
In a victory for physicians and patients, the government must disclose any changes to the program and gather input before making anything final.
Talking about death: Now that it pays, how to do it well
Advance care planning used to be unbillable, but Medicare now treats it like other services. Here are tips for talking about it with patients.
AMA: Administration Decision on Medicare Part D Will Benefit Patients
The AMA commends the administration recognizing its proposal to weaken coverage for drug classes under Medicare Part D had potential danger for patient health.
Doctors tell court: Medicare must seek comment before rule changes
Without feedback, government rules become unclear, burdensome and costly, the AMA Litigation Center tells the U.S. Supreme Court in an amicus brief.
Northwestern’s stroke care goes on the move for better outcomes
The Chicago area mobile stroke unit gives neurologists a 30-minute head start during the “golden hour” to save lives and enable quicker rehab.
Medicare Patient Empowerment Act
View the AMA's strong support for the legislation that would allow seniors to see the physician of their choice.
Improved access to Medicare preventive services
Understand how Medicare beneficiary access to preventive services improved dramatically when deductibles for preventive services were eliminated.
Medicare in-office ancillary services exception
Explore AMA's research on use and spending for Medicare services that qualify for the in-office ancillary services exemption to Stark self-referral laws.